Proactive project management software

BigTime helps project managers gain real-time visibility and actionable insights into their ongoing and upcoming projects.

Build budgets into planning.

BigTime streamlines project budgeting, time and expenses, and invoicing.

  • Compare projected budgets vs. actual hours
  • Set up tasks for each project and assign hourly, fee, and expense budgets
  • Keep track of project budgets, POs, or Not To Exceed amounts
Build budgets into planning.
Always keep a pulse on project health.

Always keep a pulse on project health.

Visualize project-level data with project vitals, a dedicated space that shows your key data as easy-to-read charts.

  • See your most important data as diagrams and charts, like billing realization to date, budget status, and more
  • Get insights, quickly. Clearly see your overdue tasks, unsubmitted/unapproved hours, current profit margin, and even a project health stoplight

Rely on better Gantt charts.

Find opportunities to improve project efficiency with interactive Gantt charts that are powered by staff timesheets and hours.

  • Visualize timelines with dependencies, critical paths, and milestones
  • Empower project managers with a clear path to success and a quick view of potential roadblocks 
  • Analyze gaps in the chart to increase productivity of staff’s time and resources
Rely on better Gantt charts.
Plan out your people and resources.

Plan out your people and resources.

The planning board pulls resource allocation, staff allocation, and budget data into one, manipulable view to inform planning decisions, large and small.

  • No need to run multiple reports with built in toggles and filters on the planning board
  • Get a color-coded visual of your firm-wide allocation numbers
  • Hone in on areas of your business that might need extra attention

Stay on time, every time.

Manage your workflows and map out your projects with the ability to see real-time task completion against schedules.

  • More accurately estimate and plan project deliverables and timelines
  • Track multiple projects at once and know if you’re on schedule
  • Assign certain staffers to project tasks and set due dates
Stay on time, every time.
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"If you are having trouble coordinating a group of employees and making sure they are staying on track and budget, this would be a useful program. The increase in efficiencies from management and budget tracking could alone pay for this program."

Travis M.
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FAQ

What is project management software?

Project management software is all about keeping projects on track and on budget. Helping project managers to work smarter, the primary features of project management software include project task management to set deadlines, assigning team members responsibilities, file sharing, and communications tools.

What is best-in-breed software?

This philosophy for selecting software vendors is an alternative to bundled software or closed ecosystems from one provider. The best-of-breed approach allows you to pick the software that best meets your business processes and integrates with the other software already in place to close any gaps in communication.

What are the key features of a project management tool?

A project management tool should have an intuitive interface that includes the following features:

  • Real-time management of project status and budgets
  • Tracking of tasks, time, and expenses for a project
  • Resource planning for staff capacity
  • Utilization rates for the project team
  • Communication and collaboration features
  • Integrations into your billing or accounting software
  • Instant access into project reporting

  • How do you implement project management software?

    Implementation will look different based on your company size. For help getting started, check out our PSA Software Buyer’s Guide where we cover the following steps:

  • Start backward and establish your go-live date to set deadlines and expectations
  • Meet with internal stakeholders to discuss pain points and must-have requirements
  • Build the project team who will help evaluate vendors and change management internally
  • Choose the vendor that best meets your project management methodology and requirements outlined
  • Discuss phased roll-out approaches, project plan, and project risks

  • How do you manage a consulting project?

    Successful management of a consulting project, even complex projects, comes down to following these 7 rules:

  • Insight into project status and budget to inform stakeholders in real-time
  • Create clear task milestones and dependencies
  • Clearly define project goals and scope to set expectations up-front
  • Build the best team based on skill and capacity to keep projects profitable
  • Keep track of time, expenses, and budgets in one solution
  • Rely on Gantt charts to spot any potential roadblocks and take corrective action
  • Establish what KPIs and reporting features are vital to determining project success

  • Is Excel a project management tool?

    Microsoft Excel can be used as a very simple project management tool to plan, chart, and measure progress. However, the user interface relies on a skilled user to create valuable project templates.

    What is project management lifecycle?

    The project management lifecycle for a professional services firm consists of 4 steps: plan for it, deliver it, bill it, and report on it. Going into more depth, this critical path includes establishing the project scope, building out the project team, creating a project budget, tracking time and expenses to the project, generating an invoice for the service, and getting paid.

    What is a Gantt chart?

    A Gantt chart is a common visual tool for planning out project tasks and deadlines to easily spot dependencies and track project progress. It displays a series of horizontal lines representing a task along a project timeline.

    Who uses a Gantt chart?

    Gantt charts are built to be a strategic framework that is applicable to any project. Commonly used among project management consultants, engineers, architects, and marketing teams.

    Why is it called Gantt chart?

    Henry Gantt was a consultant who needed a way to schedule and record work, so about 100 years ago he invented Gantt charts. Gantt set out to create something that would visually remind him of when project tasks needed to happen, and how they fell into the big picture of the project at hand. Thus, the Gantt chart was born.