“Without BigTime, we’d be spending 15% of our day trying to figure out what to work on and keeping track of our time; that could equate to $15,000 to $20,000 a year in lost productivity.” – Darrell Layman, CPA
For Cuba, Missouri based CPA, Darrell Layman, being as efficient and productive as possible in a paperless environment meant choosing BigTime’s cloud-based practice management solution for his firm.
And the dashboard and mobile app are key, he says. “It’s been a terrific asset in terms of being able to get things done”, especially during peak times. Before BigTime, Darrell and his team were forced to stay at the office when things were at their most hectic. But now, using the mobile app, they’re able to work and accurately track time from anywhere.
More importantly to Layman, though, is the data that is available for easy access and analysis through the BigTime dashboard.
“The use of the dashboard is huge for us in keeping the workflow going. I use it to generate reports related to productivity based upon the percentage of time spent on billable hours versus non-billable and trying to live within the parameters of a certain percentage of what we’d like to achieve. With the dashboard, you can look at that with a glance and tell what’s going on with any client at any given time.”
And, in respect to BigTime’s reporting capabilities, Darrell goes on to say that, with BigTime, the ability to create your own reports is powerful. “It’s simple to go to on a daily basis, and drill down to: today, this week, three months out… it’s all very easy to get to.”
According to Darrell Layman, life without BigTime would be complicated.
“Without BigTime, we’d be spending 15% of our day trying to figure out what to work on and keeping track of our time; that could equate to $15,000 to $20,000 a year in lost productivity. BigTime has allowed us to be able to track our client engagements on a daily basis and to know what to focus on each and every day.
To get the jobs done in a timely manner is what it’s all about: completing engagements in a timely means that you have a happy client.”
And for Darrell Layman, CPA, BigTime’s cloud-based practice management solution is one of the keys to that happiness.
“…When we see opportunities that will make us more productive, we leverage technology pretty highly.” Darrell Layman, CPA.