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BigTime Software

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Score 5.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • BigTime Software is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • BigTime Software and Emburse Abacus are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

BigTime Software

88%
25 Ratings
5.0

Emburse Abacus

50%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.6

BigTime Software

96%
2 Ratings

Emburse Abacus

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.8

BigTime Software

88%
2 Ratings

Emburse Abacus

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

BigTime Software

90%
4 Ratings
9.0

Emburse Abacus

90%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BigTime Software

Very convenient software. No VPN is needed, and you can log in by phone, via the app, or from desktop computers. I love the feature to downloads XLS files so I can manipulate the data for quick analysis and entry into other reports. While the downside, some features are a bit hard to find. Certain configurations are not obvious, but things will go smoothly once set up.
Fajar Wirawan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

Emburse Abacus is well suited for mid-market organizations that are open to - or embrace - the concept of real-time processing of expense transactions. Emburse Abacus takes a radically different approach from other platforms that rely on modeling paper-based monthly (or periodic) expense reports containing multiple expenses submitted simultaneously. Emburse Abacus allows each transaction to be very rapidly processed individually so that approving managers and accounting professionals are able to perform review tasks and identify potential problems throughout the entire month, relieving the massive monthly influx of large numbers of expense reports simultaneously.
Jason Guinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

BigTime Software

  • I like the functionality of being able to make payments electronically and the amount of banks and payment methods that are available.
  • Another very useful feature of this tool is that the system allows to set a parameter to perform automatic invoices.
  • I also really like the amount of templates that this tool has. Since it allows us to make customizable reports to our clients.
Tommy Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

  • User-Friendly Interface: Reviews from our employees (ages ranging from 20s-70s) are all positive in regards to the ease of submitting an expense and getting reimbursement on Abacus
  • Timely Reimbursement: After final approval, money hits user accounts within 2 days
  • Approval routing: ability to set up multi-tier complex approval routes
  • Syncs with Sage Intacct: pushes entries on a day to day basis in to Intacct and it hits our GL accordingly
  • Abacus is competitively priced compared to the competition
  • Abacus utilizes "by expense" management. Getting rid of expense reports and batch reports (they do have an option where you can batch if need be)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BigTime Software

  • For some types of projects, we are unable to use BigTime's invoicing feature. It would be nice if we could further customize invoices to fit our needs. We still have to use Quickbooks to complete certain invoices.
  • Being able to create Purchase Orders in BigTime would be extremely useful to us. We currently use Quickbooks for this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

  • When you upload a receipt to abacus it would be great to port in the information from the receipt to the text fields.
  • It would be good to have a more automated way for Abacus to integrate in with other payroll systems.
  • It would be nice to have more levels of permissions, e.g. manager level, administer level and employee level.
Jennifer Paxton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BigTime Software

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$0

BigTime Software Editions & Modules

Edition
Express$101
Pro$401
Premier$301
EnterpriseCustom
  1. User per Month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Emburse Abacus

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

Emburse Abacus Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$91
ProfessionalCustom Pricing
EnterpriseCustom Pricing
  1. per active user/per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

BigTime Software

BigTime Software 9.6
Based on 2 answers
Its been a huge help in saving time and making billing more efficient. Would like to see the product grow and be able to continue to use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

BigTime Software

BigTime Software 8.8
Based on 2 answers
Staff adapted to the new timesheets immediately. The invoice platform is nice and tracking WIP is great!Color backgrounds still need work. The new vibrant mode is OK. still trying it out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BigTime Software

BigTime Software 9.0
Based on 4 answers
The support is amazing! They are always available through the chat interface in the program. Each support person has fully answered my questions the first time. I have had a positive experience with each inquiry. It is very important to me that I am able to get instant access to help so that I can make the most of the software and all of its capabilities.
Heather Brumbaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

Emburse Abacus 9.0
Based on 18 answers
I have never had to contact Abacus support and have not heard stories from any of my colleagues having to do so either. Our accounting department stresses the ease of Abacus and has not voiced any concerns with the software or the product support team or the product support process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BigTime Software

I liked the client management, but it didn't do time tracking, billing or syncing with quickbooks. It was too robust for my needs. I tried it for the client management and thought I might use it along with bigtime, but it was too cumbersome and would involve too much double entry. And it didn't track time or bill which are necessary functions
Suzanne Priddle-Luck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

I chose Abacus because of its ease of use and flexible billing. The billing is based on the number of submissions rather than users in the system. Because we reimburse committee members, we have a lot of users in the system, but the activity can vary widely from month to month.
Patrick Coelho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BigTime Software

  • Before BigTime, we were using Excel to track everything, creating invoices, and run reports. Getting on BigTime has saved us tons of time and effort which equates to dollars saved on labor.
  • From a legal standpoint, BigTime has allowed us to be organized and prepared in the event we would need to present financial details to anyone.
Bobak Tehrany, P.E., PTOE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

  • It is giving reliable services.
  • I am happy with its user-friendly services. Since I have issued the virtual and physical cards, I am getting real-time, and end-to-end control over my employee expenses. They can now easily go to visits and this has built their trust too. Further through receipts and expense details, I can easily control the pre-set budgets and easily configure rules to control spending.
  • I will also like to praise their customer care team they are very helpful and always ready to assist.
Jason Chandler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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