BigTime Software

BigTime Software

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What is BigTime Software?

BigTime IQ is time and expense tracking software from Chicago-based BigTime Software.
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BigTime: Your Partner in Firm Management
PLATT Architecture | BigTime Wallet Success Story
Wacek & Associates | BigTime Customer Success Story
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What is BigTime Software?

BigTime helps accountants, architects, engineers, IT-services firms, scientific and management consultants budget, track, and bill their most important asset: time.

BigTime is a system for project budgeting and planning, time and expense tracking, and invoicing/payments -- all backed by reporting and analytics to take the guesswork out of utilization, capacity planning, and project profitability.

Dashboards, analytics, and standard reports help leadership teams focus on real-time numbers, eliminating the need for a web of offline spreadsheets or manual tools.

BigTime Software Features

  • Supported: Time Tracking
  • Supported: Resource Allocation
  • Supported: Expense Tracking
  • Supported: Project Management
  • Supported: Billing & Invoicing
  • Supported: Reporting
  • Supported: DCAA Timekeeping
  • Supported: Cloud Integration
  • Supported: Mobile App

BigTime Software Screenshots

Screenshot of BigTime Wallet provides your clients with a personalized experience to pay on time from anywhere, in one click.Screenshot of Gain a big-picture view into operational insights to make adjustments to how resources are managed.Screenshot of Real-time, actionable insights into your professional services firm.Screenshot of Our platform is designed to work within your existing workflows and software stack, acting as a single source of truth for your data – and your team.Screenshot of BigTime's invoicing engine supports dozens of industry-standard billing scenarios and enough options to satisfy even your most exacting customer needs.

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BigTime: Your Partner in Firm Management
“BigTime Wallet offered us a way to get payments faster from our clients, and also eliminate any fees within electronic payments on the client end. The ease of creating invoices from time in BigTime and the formats were better than almost anything we’ve seen out there.”
"BigTime has helped us increase efficiency from start to finish. From onboarding a client to actually doing the work for them, drafting the invoice, and sending it to them, because of the cohesiveness of the program we're able to increase our efficiency in how we serve the client and how we bill them."

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BigTime Software Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesUnited States, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

BigTime IQ is time and expense tracking software from Chicago-based BigTime Software.

Kantata Cloud and BQE Core are common alternatives for BigTime Software.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of BigTime Software are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Accounting industry.
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy input of time and expenses, into either their website or mobile app
  • Various invoice templates available
  • Bulk processing of invoices for efficiency
  • Currently there is no way to sort invoices in the approval screen by Team Lead, which means all of the Team Leads see everyone's invoices, not just their own
  • Customizing your own report is not straightforward, and we usually end up reaching out to customer service for assistance
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • User friendly
  • Customizable options
  • Intergration tools
  • time management
  • accounting
  • reporting
  • project billables
  • Allow more fields for customizable options
  • Submit feature should be located differently or a pop up
  • Previous screen when creating invoice templates
  • Color view still needs work
March 21, 2022

Easy Customization

Heather Brumbaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Customization.
  • Accessibility.
  • Tech support.
  • Connecting the scheduling to billing for invoicing in advance of services.
  • Deletion of fields that are not relevant to our company.
  • Allowing the current credit balance to be added to a report for quick sorting.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Specific project-based time tracking
  • Invoicing based on detailed time entries that assimilate into personalized template invoices
  • The in-product customer service chat is extremely helpful and the representatives are knowledgable
  • The project management side of the software is really clunky
  • Certain batch changes to the clients and/or projects are not available
  • When changing staffer rates, the unbilled time and expenses can fluctuate if you're not careful
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Invoicing is fairly easy
  • Project management and tasks are easy to create
  • Budgets are easily seen (monetary and time)
  • 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.
September 21, 2021

Small Business Review

Amara Hildebrand | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It is intuitive.
  • It is easy to use
  • It helps us manage our tasks, which we weren't able to do in QuickBooks Online.
  • I am having trouble figuring out how to drop time from invoice tracking (i.e.: billed as a lump sum, so I no longer want to see this time as a potential invoice that needs to be drafted).
  • We still use QuickBooks and I have trouble uploading Invoices there.
  • Invoice payment is difficult to navigate.
Tommy Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
  • I would like the platform to save information in its database of the clients with whom we perform any type of professional service.
  • I would also like to see the bank reconciliation option implemented.
  • Among the aspects that I do not like about this tool, [is] that its user interface is not so intuitive, which means that we have to open several tabs to find the information we are looking for.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Job Costing
  • Payroll
  • Invoicing
  • Live chat is sometimes hit or miss
  • Reports are not clearly generated
  • If you have to many columns it will cause a delay on the job list
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Invoice Style and detail..Bigtime allows the user the ability to choose more of what you need to appear on your invoice with its window options.
  • Phase/Percentage Billing; ease of adding additional phases to a project mid-project; clearly identifying Retainers
  • Support Team- In particular Melissa D and Lina Z...Par Excellent on the Teams
  • WHIP/Reports/Review of Invoices just make the entire billing process a BREEZE has cut my time frame in half, a Incredible help in this Season of Remote Work Environment that we are adapting to.
  • Logo Pixels
  • Chat hours
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Highly customizable invoice configuration
  • Powerful reporting capabilities
  • Customizable user permissions structure
  • Easy budget tracking
  • Responsive and helpful onboarding and customer support team
  • The UI is not intuitive
  • Lacks visual representation of budgets (no available graphs or charts)
  • No dedicated proposals or estimates tab; these need to be treated as inactive projects
Bobak Tehrany, P.E., PTOE | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • BigTime IQ allows us to dive deeper into the capabilities of the software and further customize the platform for our needs.
  • The BigTime IQ is extremely extensive and provides a wealth of knowledge.
  • While BigTime IQ provides information on virtually everything in the platform, it would be nice if the articles provided visuals showing step-by-step instructions on how to achieve what the text is instructing.
Jessica London | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • BigTime IQ and QuickBooks seamlessly integrate information. This makes life much easier for timesheets and expenses.
  • When time is directly entered against phasing of projects, the budgets are clear and tracked live.
  • We don't use the invoicing portion of the program. This causes the Work In Progress to keep mounting and isn't gauged correctly.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Mobile app is easy to use
  • Simple process for submitting expenses
  • Easy to submit repetitive tasks on a timesheet
  • Reminder notifications
  • More timesheet view options
  • Customizable way to have repetitive projects/tasks each week
Tanner Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • BigTime is very simple and intuitive to use. It really didn't require any training for me to begin billing my time using BigTime.
  • There's a strong mobile app to use if you need to track your time on the go. This has been useful for when I forget to submit hours before a deadline and can do so away from a computer.
  • Easy to keep track of multiple clients and add/delete projects to avoid cluttering the list.
  • You have to manually "submit" timesheets even once they're filled, and several times there have been errors that cause submissions to fail without me realizing it. It's also easy to forget to submit once you've filled hours out.
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