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44 Ratings
4 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • BigTime Software is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

BigTime Software

88%
25 Ratings
8.0

Planday

80%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.6

BigTime Software

96%
2 Ratings

Planday

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.8

BigTime Software

88%
2 Ratings

Planday

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

BigTime Software

90%
4 Ratings

Planday

N/A
0 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.
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Planday

Planday is a wonderful first step in organizing team management, such as mass communication, scheduling, time off requests, and centralized timesheets. I used it for my retail business and found it to be extremely helpful in communication with my team and keeping track of everyone scheduling needs in one place. As we grew, I noticed a need to assign tasks, which would be very helpful for larger companies or businesses with daily tasks that need to assigned to specific team members, departments, or shifts
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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.
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Planday

  • Provides an overview of staffing levels for each team, and the department as a whole.
  • The UI makes it very easy to get a snapshot view of the staffing levels for set time period.
  • Managing absences and arranging for shift swaps are also efficiently handled using Planday.
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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.
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Planday

  • Holiday functionality - currently under review, new system launching early 2017 which will improve accuracy, calculate balances and deliver a more user friendly experience
  • Payroll reporting - data is not all relevant, could be more flexible
  • Schedule - could be more flexible to show employees consistently working across the group on one schedule
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Pricing Details

BigTime Software

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

BigTime Software editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Express101
Pro402
Premier303
EnterpriseCustom4

Footnotes

  1. User per Month
  2. User per Month
  3. User per Month
  4. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Planday

Starting Price

$2 per user per month

Editions & Modules

Planday editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Starter$21
Plus$42

Footnotes

  1. per user per month
  2. per user per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Required $0

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

BigTime Software

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.
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Planday

No answers on this topic

Usability

BigTime Software

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.
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Planday

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BigTime Software

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.
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Planday

No answers on this topic

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
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Planday

Ultimately Planday is the perfect tool for simple straightforward team time management, communication and scheduling. I would like to see a task management feature added to Planday and perhaps some integration for employee rewards. Planday is leaps and bounds above Quickbooks Time, and TimeClock Plus but falls behind Deputy only slightly by having less features available. Overall I would recommend Planday to any small business owner with a team of 5-20
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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.
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Planday

  • So much easier to manage than an Excel spreadsheet!
  • The relatively low cost is completely outweighed by the time saved using Planday
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