BigTime vs Mavenlink Comparison

A Mavenlink alternative with everything you need and nothing you don’t

BigTime is a Mavenlink alternative that’s flexible, allowing each member of your staff to work their way. And it doesn’t require a full-time admin or even a dedicated project management team.

BigTime’s 4 main advantages over Mavenlink are:

  1. 1:1 project mapping from BigTime to QuickBooks
  2. Advanced approval workflows and permissions security
  3. Easy set up for DCAA compliance
  4. Unmatched quality of customer support

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BigTime vs Mavenlink for Professional Services Firms

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Per User Cost

Starting $10/mo

Starting $19/mo

Time Tracking

Adjustable views, personalized presets, and smart lookups

Daily and weekly timesheet views

Expense Tracking

Sync expenses to e-receipts, projects, budgets, and invoices

Link expenses to projects

Billing

Supports variable cost rates

Rates are task/role specific

Invoicing

Custom invoicing with branded templates

Standard invoicing

Payment Processing

Built-in feature BigTime Wallet (ACH & Credit payments)

Not available

Review & Approval Workflows

Multi-level approvals and flexible, automated workflows

Standardized approval workflows

Resource Management

Capacity planning, resource allocation, & utilization metrics

Master planning with utilization rates

Reporting & Dashboards

Standard and configurable drag-and-drop reporting

Custom reporting options

Accounting

Deep integrations with QuickBooks Desktop & Online, Sage Intacct, & Lacerte

Basic project accounting functionality

Project Management

Real-time project plans, status, and budgets

Monitor project schedules and budgets

DCAA Timekeeping

Automate timesheet restrictions for compliance & setup support

Yes, if projects and accounting are configured for compliance

Mobile App

Access BigTime anywhere

Available

 
Per User Cost

Starting $10/mo

Starting $19/mo

Time Tracking

Adjustable views, personalized presets, and smart lookups

Daily and weekly timesheet views

Expense Tracking

Sync expenses to e-receipts, projects, budgets, and invoices

Link expenses to projects

Billing

Supports variable cost rates

Rates are task/role specific

Invoicing

Custom invoicing with branded templates

Standard invoicing

Payment Processing

Built-in feature BigTime Wallet (ACH & Credit payments)

Not available

Review & Approval Workflows

Multi-level approvals and flexible, automated workflows

Standardized approval workflows

Resource Management

Capacity planning, resource allocation, & utilization metrics

Master planning with utilization rates

Reporting & Dashboards

Standard and configurable drag-and-drop reporting

Custom reporting options

Accounting

Deep integrations with QuickBooks Desktop & Online, Sage Intacct, & Lacerte

Basic project accounting functionality

Project Management

Real-time project plans, status, and budgets

Monitor project schedules and budgets

DCAA Timekeeping

Automate timesheet restrictions for compliance & setup support

Yes, if projects and accounting are configured for compliance

Mobile App

Access BigTime anywhere

Available

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See why Jay loves BigTime.

“A lot of our challenges with project management sourced from the modular base of our previous software. We kept having to buy certain modules that were supposed to integrate with one another and each one had a certain subscription and user cost that ultimately drove the price up”

Jay Shewan, Wacek & Associates

There’s a better way for firms to manage projects and people – and make a profit.

You don’t need a software that just does a lot of things, you need a solution that does a lot of things well. BigTime supports and streamlines the inner workings of your firm, from project management to accounting. Not just with our software, but with our team.

Fast and friendly onboarding

We know it’s a bit daunting to switch over from spreadsheets or current PSA software. With BigTime, your tedious workarounds will be a thing of the past, sooner than you think. Our success team is committed to the shortest and soundest onboarding process.

Ongoing & on-demand support

Problems always seem to bubble up right at the end of the month when timesheets are due and invoices are being sent. There’s a reason our team has the highest satisfaction score in the category, our customers continually call out the unmatched quality of support.