Track time, projects and expenses online with the leader in QuickBooks integration.
BigTime, is a well known QuickBooks Gold-Certified developer, focusing on selling and supporting just one product: An intuitive time sheet and billing app used by thousands of professional services firms.
BigTime was built from the ground up to sync effortlessly with QuickBooks Online, so integration is automatic. No spending hours on the phone to reconfigure; no importing or exporting. Everything happens so quickly, you’ll be up and running in a single morning. This is the only time tracking app embedded in Intuit’s own practice management suite.
The app begins with a super-friendly time sheet format that lets your employees and contractors get in, enter time and get out in less than five minutes. Track time from anywhere there’s an internet connection: online, from their desktop widget, or on-the-go with their mobile app.
The app’s dashboard gives you a quick and convenient snapshot of all of your project activity anytime, in real-time. See hours, WIP, billings, and approvals. The vitals to help you manage your business all at a glance. Their mobile app lets you submit time, log expenses and manage projects in ways you never thought possible. Online or offline. Right from your phone.
Their task/engagement management makes keeping track of your company’s work product and planning a breeze. Whether you are an Accounting firm juggling thousands of tax returns and/or client bookkeeping or payroll engagements; or an engineering firm trying to keep on top of a multi-phase project with tasks and deadlines, BigTime is always up for a challenge.
14-day risk-free trial. Unlimited clients and projects as well as the industry's most powerful QuickBooks integration on all plans.
|BigTime IQ Express||$5.60/user/month paid annually, $7/user/month paid quarterly. (Prices decrease as number of users increase)||1||Track time for unlimited clients and unlimited projects on any device. Two way QuickBooks integration for easy billing and payroll.|
|BigTime IQ Pro||Free 14-day Trial, $16/user/month paid annually, $20/user/month paid quarterly. (Prices decrease as number of users increase)||5||All of the features of IQ Express plus expense tracking, invoicing, project management, enhanced reporting Zapier integration, and API access. (DCAA Compliance available)|
|BigTime IQ Enterprise||$19.20/user/month paid annually, $24/user/month paid quarterly. (Prices decrease as number of users increase)||10||Designed for firms with more complex requirements including custom invoicing, multi-tier budgeting, automated email notifications, multicurrency, and much more.|
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Pros of BigTime
The company has made a lot of improvements over the last couple of years. While email and phone help is important so is documentation. This helps in learning the product and in figuring things out after hours and whenever you get some free time. The help has been vastly improved and includes specific instructions for linking to QuickBooks Online and troubleshooting tips.
When you sign up for BigTime you go through an on-boarding process. A training and implementation specialist works with you to help you get setup and pull in your information from QuickBooks. This personal touch helps to insure a good experience.
There are three versions of BigTime - Express, Pro and Enterprise. Most firms will probably want the Pro version which includes expense tracking, project management and invoicing. If you are just looking for time tracking and QuickBooks Online integration then you can use Express, but you are missing a lot of the power.
Big Time IQ Pro offers a lot of features including dashboards for seeing the big pictures at a glance, assignment of roles on projects, flexible billing rates and different types of projects, phases and statuses for tracking and managing jobs. Budgeting is a strong option and can control billing. BigTime can use QuickBooks classes if appropriate.
For tracking time there are weekly and daily time sheets. There are also iPhone and Android apps for time and expense. There is a choice of invoice layouts and they can be customized for individual projects.
Billing can be done one at a time or in mass for all projects meeting set criteria. It's easy to review and modify the information prior to billing. There is an approval process and open invoices can be posted to QuickBooks. Posting invoices to QuickBooks is done one at a time. Payments can be posted in BigTime or in QuickBooks, but are not exchanged between the systems. Be careful with this since QuickBooks only allocates partial payments on a proportional basis. For some firms, especially law firms, that want partial payments applied first to expenses and then to fees this QuickBooks limitation can be problematic.
Reports are available for time, WIP and other aspects. The reports can be exported to PDF, DOC and Excel for further manipulation. For some firms that want to do detail productivity analysis and collection analysis, the reporting may not be adequate but it should meet the needs of most firms. Time can be exported for payroll purposes.
Cons of BigTime
The two basic drawbacks we encountered while reviewing this app were, payments can be posted in BigTime or in QuickBooks, but are not exchanged between the systems. Be careful with this since QuickBooks only allocates partial payments on a proportional basis. For some firms, especially law firms, that want partial payments applied first to expenses and then to fees this QuickBooks limitation can be problematic.
For some firms that want to do detail productivity analysis and collection analysis, the reporting may not be adequate but it should meet the needs of most firms. Time can be exported for payroll purposes.