BigTime product overview
BigTime is a SaaS-based project platform for professional service firms that need real-time insight for long-term success. The software delivers fully-integrated time and billing software to help professionals and organizations optimize client-billing and invoicing processes. It takes the guesswork out of utilization, capacity planning, and revenue projections.
The platform has a flexible set of configuration options that allow users to tailor it to the company’s needs. The BigTime team can configure those options upon software setup based on industry needs. BigTime also unifies time and billing history and gives businesses a comprehensive picture of the firm’s performance over time. It provides time tracking, billing, and project management solutions for accounting, architecture, engineering, consulting, creative, government contracting, IT services, and law firms.
Pros of BigTime
- The software automates complex and client-specific billing and invoicing scenarios.
- It presents real-time team performance and utilization for proactive project management.
Cons of BigTime
- According to some users, the software’s reporting feature is not intuitive.
- Others commented that it lacks help pages and webinars.
Breakdown of core features
With BigTime, users can submit time and expenses with an intuitive data entry functionality that simplifies timesheets. The software provides timesheets that auto-fill repetitive data entry. It also auto-saves, auto-completes, and has smart lookups with user-specific presets and defaults. Users can set custom user rights for managers and limit the timesheet information that staffers see to reduce errors, speed up time entry, and control access to sensitive information.
Billing and invoicing
BigTime streamlines the end-of-month invoicing with custom invoices. The platform allows users to leverage standard billing models with the option to customize their projects’ invoices. It enables businesses to modify invoices based on client needs and brand with logo, address, and company colors. Furthermore, companies can display budget status, expenses receipts, time entry notes, tax rates, and remittance information.
Project management and workflows
Organizations can build better processes, from project creation and budgets to time, expenses, and billing. BigTime lets project managers gain real-time visibility and actionable insights into ongoing and upcoming projects. Additionally, managers can find opportunities to improve efficiency with interactive Gantt charts. They can also control workflows and map out projects.
Reporting and analytics
Managers can see the entire business in real-time with advanced dashboards, analytics, and reports. BigTime’s reporting center empowers teams to make better, faster business decisions to boost project profitability. Users can optimize performance with templates and configurable reports for billable hours, staff utilization, and unpaid invoices.
(Last updated on 02/24/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)