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  • Mar 06,2019

In this release, you’ll find that Gantt charts are even better and easier to use. See how much a task can be extended without affecting the project’s Critical Path. Or create a baseline so you can easily compare the changes you make. But that’s not all.

We’ve also introduced a new item-based billing calculator. That way, you can include various task-fee types on a single invoice. And we’ve included Budget Notifications, which notifies team leads about a project’s budget status. Now it’s easy to see which projects need immediate attention.

We’ve got a lot of changes to share, and have summarized them below. Read on to learn what you can expect from this release.

Budget Status Notifications

See which projects need your attention with Budget Notifications. System admins can set up three levels of alerts that notify team leads about a project’s budget status.

For example, MMM Media has a budget of $10,000. The team lead for this project will receive a notice when the budget for this project exceeds $5,000 (or 50% of the budget), $7,500 (or 75% of the budget), and $12,000 (or 120% of the budget).

Team leads can see these notifications in their BigTime inbox, as well as their email and Slack.

Create a Baseline of Your Gantt Chart

Compare the changes you’ve made on your Gantt chart with a previous version, before changes were made. You can do this when you create a baseline, which captures a snapshot of your Gantt chart at a certain moment in time.

Approximate a task start/end date

When adding a task to your Gantt chart, you can approximate the start and end dates, as well as the budget. This feature is available when Auto Adjust Fields is enabled.

Bulk Actions on your Gantt chart

Use Bulk Actions on your Gantt chart to make the same change for multiple tasks or subtasks. You can reassign, delete, or mark complete the selected tasks. You can also “bulk link” your checked selections to create links between your selections.

Show free slack on your Gantt chart

See the free slack you’ve got available when you’re using the Critical Path. Free slack shows you how much a task can be extended without affecting the project’s Critical Path. In the image below, the free slack is denoted by the light green color.

Item-based billing

Use item-based billing to include various task-fee types on a single invoice. Bill each task as a T&M, Milestone, Percent Complete, Retainer, or Non-billable line item. Retainer fees bill the same amount for each invoice.

You’ve just added several tasks to a new project, and you want to link them in your Gantt chart. Save yourself some time and have BigTime do this for you. Auto-Link creates links (dependencies) between tasks, as long as there aren’t existing task links (see image below).

Markup on expense codes

Add a percent markup on your expense code. The markup value will be applied when invoicing that expense.

Bulk email invoices

You decide who receives your emailed invoice. You can select your contacts (billing, primary, other, etc). Or add an email address on the spot—without creating a contact first.

Change approval status on a time or expense entry

The system admin can change the approval status of a time or expense entry by clearing approval history, which removes the approvals associated with the entry.

Utilization dashboard percentages

Get your Utilization Dashboard details at-a-glance on your home dashboard (see the left tile in the image below). Click on the “i” icon to go directly to this dashboard.

Show overall total accounts receivable (AR) on invoice templates

On your invoice templates, you can activate an option to show the overall AR total of unpaid invoices. This will give a total value of unpaid invoices rather than providing a list of each invoice.

Bulk update projects

When you select Bulk Actions on your Project List, you’ll have the option to update, delete, or deactive multiple projects all at once.

Separate default service items for time and expenses when posting invoices

In QuickBooks Integration Settings, you can select a different default service item for time and expenses.

If you have expenses on your invoice, users can choose a separate default service item to post to. However, if no default item is selected for expenses, it’ll default to the selected service item.

Show allocation totals for other projects in resource allocation

Use the Resource Allocation editor to see staffer allocation for other projects. That way, you can see if there’s room to allocate more hours to staffers.

Task Dashboard access

Activate the two user rights below to enable users to view all tasks on the Task Dashboard:

1. View/Manage any Project
>2. Act as Task/Activity Administrator

If a user doesn’t have “View/Manage Any Project” enabled, then they should see all tasks for their projects regardless of who’s assigned to them.

Other fixes and features in this release:

  • When choosing to show AR, invoices with a “drafted” status will not be included on a printed invoice.
  • Rename an expense report when resubmitting a rejected expense.
  • Adjust column sizes on custom bill and cost rates.
  • Have BigTime remember the setting “Populate line item notes with the notes from each category” when creating an invoice and subtotaling by labor code/category.
  • When saving allocations in Resource Allocation, you have the option to update the fee budget based on the bill rate multiplied by hours allocated.
  • See total time and expense amounts on invoice tabs in your drafted invoice.
  • Include a “total billed” status on your invoice PDF.
  • Copy allocations, in Resource Allocations, from one project to another.
  • Copy tasks and their information in the Task Editor.
  • Copy custom cost rates from another project.
  • The same project role can be saved in the Resource Allocation editor.
  • Print your Gantt chart.
  • Use Auto-Save on your Gantt chart, to have BigTime automatically save your changes.
  • Add a recurring task on your Gantt chart.
  • Copy a task in your Gantt chart. (Note: links are not copied.)
  • Use the filter on audit note in DCAA reports.
  • There are help/info icons on reports and dashboards. Click on these icons for additional information, descriptions, or definitions.
  • Group and filter simultaneously in reports and on dashboards.
  • Use the “free capacity report” to see which users have free capacity for a given period.

Keep an eye on the BigTime blog for more fixes and features in 2019!

  • Jan 07,2019

Start out 2019 right with BigTime’s Gantt chart feature. It’s a Pro and Premier-level tool that project managers use to visually gauge project timelines and tasks and prioritize their workload. See how all of your tasks and subtasks for a given project work together. This powerful feature is just one of many in our January release.

We’ve also created a baseline option in resource allocation; added customized invoice status codes; and included an option to toggle between monthly and weekly allocations, among many others.
Here’s what you can expect from this release:

  • Gantt chart scheduling feature
  • Use the “no-charge” option on timers
  • Create a “baseline” for allocations in resource allocations
  • Customize invoice status codes
  • Use new invoice settings to create, update, or delete a custom invoice email list
  • Show invoice receipts as a “document”
  • Create payments at the project level
  • Toggle between monthly and weekly allocations in resource allocation
  • Create a snapshot with Bulk Actions
  • Limit invoicing for non-admin users
  • Add documents to invoices
  • Email attached documents with an invoice
  • Use new report fields and settings

Read about these new features below.

Gantt chart scheduling feature

See how all of your tasks and subtasks for a given project work together with BigTime’s Gantt charts. It’s ideal for projects with deadline-driven tasks, meaning start and end dates are important. They’re also helpful if you have tasks and/or subtasks that depend on each other.

What sets our Gantt chart feature apart? Here’s what you can expect:

  • Fast load time. We designed this feature knowing that firms may have thousands of tasks. In fact, projects that have more than 1000 tasks on screen have a sub-one second load time.
  • Clean interface that’s customizable. Easily see, create, and update project timelines and deliverables. Add project-related columns that are relevant to you, from project name to estimated hours.
  • Add dependencies. See how tasks are related to each other by adding links between them.

Plus, we’ve got several features that make project scheduling in BigTime convenient. Use Auto-Schedule to shift a task or subtask and all of its dependencies, or change your view from monthly to weekly to daily. Use the Critical Path to see the most important tasks that need to be done in order to complete a project.

Use the no-charge option on timers

When using timers, there’s a “no charge” option. It indicates that a time entry will be non-billable.

Create a “baseline” in resource allocations

You’ve created allocations in resource allocations, and need to make some changes. This is a great opportunity to create a baseline. Doing so will take a screenshot of your current allocations. This gives you a baseline of your current allocations that you can use to compare to when editing or adjusting allocations.

Customize invoice status codes

Determine which invoices appear in your Drafts tile and which invoices appear in your Finals tile based on their status codes. Navigate to Invoicing…Configure from your navigation bar. Then, click Defaults…Invoice Tile Settings.

Use new invoice settings to create, update, or delete a custom invoice email list

You have the option to add a new contact when you’re emailing an invoice. Select “other” and a window will pop up where you can add information for one-off additions.

Show invoice receipts as a “document”

Preview how expense receipts will appear on a printed invoice. This option appears on the “Preview” tab of your drafted invoice, under “Additional Documents.”

Create payments at the project level

Payments can now be created on a project level rather than the client level. This project-level option allows you to create a pre-payment to a specific project, rather than for the client.

When creating a new payment, check the box next to “Project-Specific Payment.” A picklist will populate, and you’ll select a project to log a payment to. Only unpaid invoices for the selected project will appear in the list.

Toggle between monthly and weekly allocations in resource allocation

Now you can toggle seamlessly between weekly and monthly allocations. This gives you flexibility based on the project at hand. If you’re working on a short 12-week project in the first quarter, you may find weekly allocations helpful. However, you may find monthly allocations helpful for that long-term project coming up in quarters two and three.

Create a snapshot with Bulk Actions

Create a snapshot for multiple invoices all at once with Bulk Actions on your Draft Invoices dashboard. Select the invoices you’d like to create a snapshot for. Then, click on Bulk Actions…Create Snapshot.

Limit invoicing for non-admin users

System admins determine if a user has access to the invoicing screen by enabling the user right “Create New Invoices.” Now users with this right can only view and create invoices for projects that they’re assigned to. If you want to provide full access to all projects, system admins can turn on the user right “View Manage Any Project.”

Add documents to invoices

Users have the option to include additional documents to an invoice on an invoices’ “Preview” tab. Under the “Additional Documents” section, users can include receipts from expenses as well as PDFs.

Email attached documents with an invoice

When emailing an invoice, users have the option to include their attached documents in the email. Additional documents can be attached on the invoices’ Preview tab. The picklist will include these options:

  • Do not email attachments with invoice(s),
  • Combine invoice and attachments in a single PDF, and
  • Email attachments as separate documents.

Use new report fields and settings

There are several new report fields and settings, including:

  • A new field for approval and submission e-signature data is available for DCAA users (Submission Time and Approval Time). See timestamps for submission and approvals in time reports for DCAA users.
  • Users can bypass user right settings on reports. If a report contains fields that would restrict them from viewing the report based on their user right settings, an admin can now share a report with their staffers that would bypass the staffers’ user right settings allowing them to view sensitive data.

Plus, we’ve increased the “Default Invoice note” character limit to 1000 and made several software tweaks to enhance your BigTime experience. As you can probably tell, we’ve been hard at work and it’s only early January. Expect more great things to come in 2019.

  • Jul 24,2018

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BigTime Software, a leading provider of cloud-based software for the professional services organization, announced today it has swept G2 Crowd’s Summer Awards, topping its competitors with the Leader designations in PSA, Billing, Time Tracking and Expense Management categories (as well as a High Performer designation in Project Management, and close to 30 additional recognitions). G2 Crowd is the world’s leading B2B technology review platform, with more than 425,000 user reviews for and by business professionals.

“2018 has been a record-setting year for the company. We have grown revenues by almost 40%, expanded our Premier customer base to more than 50 clients in less than 6 months, and now have won five very elite awards for the usability, implementation and overall customer-relationship quality of our products. Thanks go to our committed employees for creating, evolving and supporting these powerful tools to help small and mid-sized professional services organizations build more efficient and profitable organizations,” said Brian Saunders, founder and CEO of BigTime Software.

G2 Crowd has awarded the following distinctions to Big Time Software in an announcement made on July 11:

Leader – PSA, 2018 – Overall

Leader – PSA, 2018 – Small Business
High Performer – PSA, 2018 – Mid Market

Leader – Billing, 2018 – Overall

High Performer – Billing, 2018 – Small Business

Leader – Expense Management, 2018 – Small Business

High Performer – Expense Management, 2018 – Overall
High Performer – Expense Management, 2018 – Mid Market

Leader – Time Tracking, 2018 – Overall

High Performer – Time Tracking, 2018 – Small Business
High Performer – Time Tracking, 2018 – Mid Market

High Performer – Project Management, Overall – 2018

High Performer – Project Management, 2018 – Small Business
High Performer – Project Management, 2018 – Mid Market

About BigTime Software, Inc.

BigTime Software, Inc. is dedicated to developing practice management tools that help growing professional services firms track, manage and invoice their time. Its award-winning industry-specific solutions are designed to speak the language of consultants of all stripes, from engineering and architecture to IT services. To see why thousands of customers rely on BigTime’s cloud-based tools to more easily manage their businesses and effectively plan for tomorrow, visit bigtime.net.

About G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading B2B technology review platform, with offices in Chicago and San Francisco, leverages more than 425,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Business professionals, buyers, investors, and analysts use G2 Crowd to select the best software and services based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Every month, more than 1.5 million people visit G2 Crowd’s site to gain unique insights. Co-founded by the founder and former executives of SaaS leaders like BigMachines (acquired by Oracle) and SteelBrick (acquired by Salesforce), and backed by more than $45 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to the business marketplace. For more information, go to G2Crowd.com.

For a link to the original Business Wire article click here.

  • Jul 02,2018

BigTime tracks over $2 billion worth of billable time each year, and people are noticing how convenient and easy we make it.* On May 14, Intuit ranked BigTime in their top five for time tracking apps in the QuickBooks app store, based on customer ratings, and calls BigTime the “best for professional services businesses.”

Intuit praises BigTime, and says “large offices in the professional services industry have a lot to gain…BigTime provides a full-service time tracking solution.” It points out that BigTime’s app accommodates a variety of industries, such as engineers, accountants, and architects, and “offers its own Spanish app for bilingual offices.”

The article highlights several app benefits. Project management is one. “Assign due dates, budgets, staff assignments, and more—all in one place.” Companies want an integrated solution—software that can handle all of their project management needs, which includes tracking time, assigning projects and budgets, and creating reports.

This is why BigTime is your integrated project-management solution. Resource allocation is a powerful tool that helps project managers plan for future work, allocate staffer’s time, and gauge project and staffer performance. Run reports using BigTime’s Report Wizard to get metrics on time tracking, invoicing, payroll, and task lists. Plus, you can integrate BigTime with other products, like QuickBooks and Salesforce.

Intuit also highlights BigTime’s DCAA timekeeping, and calls it a “fantastic time tracking solution for government contractors.” Whether or not your company requires DCAA compliance, there’s much to like about tracking time with BigTime. As a cloud-based product, staffers can enter and submit time anywhere with an internet connection. Plus, BigTime offers customizable timesheets, so staffers can add details associated with their billed time, such as project, task, and notes.

In fact, according to our 2016 study, timesheet entries with notes of 140 characters yield a 4.95% higher billing realization rate compared to those without notes. This means the small to mid-size US professional services market could increase billings by $35 billion just by adding on timesheet notes the length of a tweet.

BigTime helps you run your business effectively, as the customer testimonial included in Intuit’s articles suggests. It quotes BigTime user Vicky Cristel who recognizes that BigTime makes it easy to track a project, produce informative reports, and get timely and knowledgeable help from customer support representatives.

BigTime meets the challenges your firm is facing. Find out more by emailing us at [email protected]

*Based on based on our 2016 study.

  • Feb 20,2018

Save time and get the BigTime answers you need by using our Knowledge Base—or the KB, as we refer to it around here.

The KB is BigTime’s resource center. It consists of articles and user guides that explain how to use specific BigTime features and functions.

In this post, you’ll learn about the KB, including the topics we cover and how to access it. That way, you’ll have a reliable source to turn to the next time you need a refresher on using timers or a clear explanation on creating invoices.

What’s in the KB?

The KB gives you the information you need to get the most out of our product—whether you’re just starting out with BigTime and need help creating tasks, or you’re a seasoned BigTime user looking for nuanced articles on billable utilization rate. In either case, you’ll find clear, step-by-step instruction.

The KB is organized by several major topics, such as:

  • Managing your Account
  • Managing Projects
  • Users and Staff
  • Tracking Time
  • Tracking Expenses
  • Tracking Tasks and Budgets
  • Invoicing
  • Using Reports

There are many related articles under each subject, so you can delve into as much detail as you’d like!

How Do I Access the KB?

Access the KB from BigTime’s homepage. Follow these steps:

1. Type bigtime.net into your browser.

2. Click Learn…Knowledge Base, near the top of your screen. It’s a good idea to bookmark this page for easy access.

3. Click on the square that resembles your login window.

If you click “IQ Enterprise,” then you’ll be directed to the articles relevant to BigTime’s Enterprise environment.

If you click “IQ Pro/IQ Express,” you’ll then pick from two options:

  • Using BigTime primarily contains “how-to” articles and other tips and tricks you should be aware of. This is a great resource when you have a question about a specific feature.
  • BigTime Configuration contains articles to help you get up and running with BigTime. You’ll learn how to integrate BigTime with your calendar, for example, or integrate with QuickBooks.

If you’re looking for a specific article, type your search term into the box, next to the magnifying glass icon near the top of your window, and click on the icon. BigTime will generate a list of results to pick from.

When you have a BigTime question, the KB is a good place to start to get quick answers to your questions—to matter how big or small.

  • Feb 15,2018

We’ve added several new article series to the Knowledge Base that discuss the four “field value” categories in BigTime. In each category, you can add values that populate in picklists throughout the BigTime environment.

These values, when selected, provide more detail about your staffers and projects. For example, your staffer Joe will select a “category” value, like consulting, when filling out his timesheet to describe the type of work he did. Then, run reports on the values you create. You can discover which department, sales or engineering, costs you the most money.

In this post, you’ll learn about the four “field value” categories and their values: how to use them and why they’re important. We’ll also direct you specific articles to explain each topic in detail.

Add Field Values

When you start out with BigTime, there are several categories you can add values to:

  • Basic Categories,
  • Field Values,
  • Status Codes, and
  • Cost Centers.

NOTE: Category names may vary, depending on your lexicon settings and/or industry.

Each category contains several smaller categories that you can add values to. For example, Field Values has five categories: Project Type, Contact Type, Team Role, Staff Department, and Credit Cards.

We’ll explain each major category below and will direct you specific KB articles that provide more detail.

Basic Categories is the most used category in BigTime. Add values to each of its three categories so staffers can: categorize time in timesheets; specify expenses in expense entries; and indicate payment details in client invoices.

Create and Edit Basic Categories

Field Values, a broad category that contains five smaller categories, are used to add more information about your contacts, team, and projects. You can also add company credit cards and grant staffers access to them, so they can create credit card expense entries.

Create and Edit Field Values

Status Codes, which contains three smaller categories, are used to apply detail about your projects, like its production and billing status. They also identify the status of a staffer, such as “on sabbatical” or “terminated.”

Status Codes in BigTime

Cost Centers refer to the department responsible for a cost. For example, if a sales representative purchases new sales-tracking software, the cost will be allocated to the sales department.

Add Cost Center Values

Keep up with our blog to stay up-to-date on new Knowledge Base articles!

  • Feb 06,2018

You’ll benefit from our webinars, whether you’re a new BigTime customer or an existing one who needs a little help with a BigTime feature. Our webinars, which are free and take place weekly, are led by an expert from our Customer Success department.

Schedule your place in a live webinar session to learn about the following topics:

  • Project management,
  • Invoicing, or
  • Reporting.

Each webinar takes you through a specific BigTime function, showing you how to access and use it step-by-step. You’ll also learn about common mistakes and how to avoid them. Plus, ask questions as they come up and your webinar expert will answer them.

In this post, we’ll highlight the main topics our webinars cover, so you can decide if taking the time to watch a webinar is a worthy investment.

Project Management

This webinar focuses on BigTime’s workflow, and explains how to set up stages and workflow for tasks (units of work). That way, you can manage your staff’s workload.

NOTE: Instead of “tasks,” your firm may refer to these units of work as “budget items,” “phases,” “work items,” or “engagements.” It’s easy to update the lexicon settings in BigTime so that the verbiage is firm-relevant.

Invoicing

If you’re invoicing out of BigTime, the invoicing webinar is a must! You’ll find out how to use each of our calculators: manual, time and materials, and fixed fee. Each option offers a different way to calculate an invoice for your customers. You’ll also learn how to set up bill rates, print or email invoices to clients, and post invoices to QuickBooks, among other topics.

Reporting

Which staffers are under capacity and can take on more work? Which projects are over budget? Which office location is costing you the most money?

Get answers to these questions by using BigTime’s reports or creating your own custom reports. Our reporting webinar shows you how to put your BigTime data to good use by creating and using relevant reports.

If you can’t make it to a live session or prefer to go through BigTime functions at your own pace, watch previously recorded webinars. Alternatively, check out our Knowledge Base to read articles that address the intricacies of BigTime Software.

  • Jan 18,2018

CHICAGO, January 16, 2018 – BigTime Software, Inc., a leading provider of pro-level time and billing tools for professional services firms, announced the launch of a new Premier product that gives enterprise managers a real-time view of reporting and data analytics to empower better business decisions. The product is SAAS based, scalable to hundreds of enterprise users and was developed with intelligence from a big data study the firm undertook last year which identified $35 billion in lost revenues annually from poor time management tracking.

“We accelerated the rollout of our Premier product based on the demand from beta customers who said the platform had an immediate impact on project visibility and profitability, particularly in managing multiple projects and large staffing teams across multiple time zones,” said Brian Saunders, CEO of Bigtime Software. “Customers view the Premier level offering as a powerful tool to manage their revenue pipeline whether they are billing hourly or fixed fee contracts.”

Within the Premier level, resource allocation offers advanced reporting and data analytics that can help project managers make key business decisions:

  • Access real-time project budget and staff allocation statuses without sifting through large amounts of information.
  • Pinpoint where staffers are spending their time to ensure team members are not over or underutilized.    
  • Inform clients of important project changes or updates in real-time.

“As firms get bigger – client and projects compete for resources. BigTime’s resource allocation product allows a growing consulting firm to manage that competition so it doesn’t negatively impact revenues,” said Saunders.

Premier is part of BigTime’s tiered product platform and includes the same capabilities as Express and Pro, such as time, budget and expense tracking, mobile access, workflow management, QuickBooks and Zapier integration, DCAA compatibility and more.

Visit BigTime.net to find out more information or request your premier level demo.

About BigTime Software

BigTime Software, Inc. is dedicated to developing practice management tools that help growing professional services firms track, manage and invoice their time. Its award-winning industry-specific solutions are designed to speak the language of more than a dozen business types, from accounting and architecture to IT services.

BigTime is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network and a Gold Certified Developer with Intuit, the maker of QuickBooks. The firm also serves the needs of OEM partners who license its technology as the critical component of their accounting and productivity suites. To see why thousands of customers rely on BigTime’s cloud-based tools to more easily manage their businesses and effectively plan for tomorrow, visit bigtime.net.

Media Relations Contact
Caitlin Markle
312-874-7603
[email protected]

  • Jan 16,2018

CHICAGO – January 16, 2017 – BigTime Software, Inc., a leading provider of pro-level time and billing tools for professional services firms, has been named as a top ranked small business software company on G2 Crowd’s Best Software Companies 2018 list. The list recognizes the top business software companies according to customer feedback and is based on G2 Crowd’s verified user reviews from 2017. BigTime ranked no. 27 in the small business category.

“We are thrilled to be named among G2 Crowd’s Best Software Companies of 2018,” said Brian Saunders, CEO of BigTime Software. “BigTime succeeds when our customers succeed, which is why we value their opinions and use their feedback to continuously develop high-quality products that help maximize productivity and efficiency across their businesses and project teams.”  

On G2 Crowd, business software users write detailed reviews on their experiences with the software tools they use professionally. In order to qualify and be eligible for Best Software Companies 2018 | G2 Crowd, each company had to receive a minimum of 100 reviews across all of their products on G2 Crowd between January 7, 2017 and January 7, 2018.

“We are excited to release this year’s Best Software Companies list and recognize brands who are clearly providing a high-quality product for their customers,” said Tim Handorf, co-founder and CEO of G2 Crowd. “We built G2 Crowd to empower users with the ability to transparently help one another find the software solutions that best fit their needs. This list recognizes the voice of those users and they are telling us that these companies have designed great products that are meeting the needs of their customers.”

BigTime was recently recognized by CPA Practice Advisor as a top time management software for 2017. To find out what the hype is about and how BigTime can help your business management needs, email [email protected] or visit BigTime.net.

About BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc. is dedicated to developing practice management tools that help growing professional services firms track, manage and invoice their time. Its award-winning industry-specific solutions are designed to speak the language of more than a dozen business types, from accounting and architecture to IT services.

BigTime is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network and a Gold Certified Developer with Intuit, the maker of QuickBooks. The firm also serves the needs of OEM partners who license its technology as the critical component of their accounting and productivity suites. To see why thousands of customers rely on BigTime’s cloud-based tools to more easily manage their businesses and effectively plan for tomorrow, visit bigtime.net.

About G2 Crowd, Inc.
G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business solution review platform, leverages more than 325,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Business professionals, buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software and services based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Every month, more than one million people visit G2 Crowd’s site to gain unique insights. Co-founded by the founder and former executives of SaaS leaders like BigMachines (acquired by Oracle) and SteelBrick (acquired by Salesforce) and backed by more than $45 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to the business marketplace. For more information, go to G2Crowd.com.

Media Relations Contact
Caitlin Markle
312-874-7603
[email protected]

  • Dec 07,2017

For the third year in a row, BigTime Software has received a perfect (5 star) rating from CPA Practice Advisor.

On November 21, BigTime got another top rating in CPA Practice Advisor’s 2017 review of time management systems; the product’s third such rating in as many years. In a detailed article that supports this year’s status, BigTime is described as “a good fit for professional services firms.” Indeed, BigTime’s ability to connect time with projects, budgets, allocations, and invoices makes it the single solution consulting firms need to manage their business.

Managing multiple projects and staffers is a challenge, which is why BigTime offers a resource allocation feature. This powerful tool helps project managers plan for future work, allocate staffer’s time, and see how projects and staff come together. It generates firm-relevant information, including who’s logging the most time to a project and whether a project is staying on budget, for example. These are the details you need to hit deadlines and meet budgets, and thus manage a project successfully.

Run reports using BigTime’s Report Wizard to get metrics on time tracking, invoicing, payroll, and task lists. “BigTime IQ offers more than 150 reports that can be easily customized using the built-in report customization tools,” explains CPA Practice Advisor. That means you can gauge staffer productivity, project progress, and profitability, among many other deliverables.

In addition to being an integrated business management solution, BigTime is also highly customizable. Customized invoices enable “users to personalize the invoice with a logo, include notes, and even include itemized expenses with receipts.” Customized timesheets “display the data relevant to his or her position in the firm.” And the data generated from resource allocation is specific to your company.

Running a professional service firm is no easy feat. BigTime lessens that burden and functions as a one-stop-shop for your business management needs. Learn more about BigTime’s subscription levels by emailing us at [email protected].