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Advanced Online Time Tracker

Published 10/15/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

BigTime is an all-in-one time tracking tool. Users can record billable hours online or via mobile device. The application allows the user to organize expenses and time by project so the user can easily manage budgets across multiple jobs. The timesheets are compatible with QuickBooks and feature user friendly fields that require minimal time to complete. Expense tracking features allow the user to organize all amounts in one place with status updates and results for items that have been approved or rejected. BigTime also supplies more than 150 reports that cater to the most urgent and common needs of professionals. Users can customize the view by changing filters on the go or obtain data in other formats, including Excel and PDF.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

BigTime is the product of significant consulting work with businesses. The application has really impressed users so far and continues to offer an appealing list of features. Customer ratings on Intuit Marketplace have earned BigTime a high survey score as well as status as one of the best rated QuickBooks-compatible solutions.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are many features BigTime offers that can be found elsewhere. The biggest benefit of the application is the array of features it offers and the convenient way they are implemented. The interface is user friendly and the application allows users easily access the data they need in multiple formats. There’s no struggling to design an invoice or convert a report to Excel or PDF. Most common tasks can be done with just a click or two.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

BigTime offers a unique interface that remains personable and professional. Stylized images add variety along with the vibrant orange and black theme. Simple navigation buttons guide the user to each section of the application. Ample open space is provided so the user never feels overwhelmed as they work. New users should plan to spend a little time exploring the application to become familiar with each function. The menus are well-organized but they sometimes contain a number of options which may be a little intimidating at first glance.

How does the registration process work?

New users can begin by clicking the white “Sign Up” button along the left side of the BigTime homepage. Doing so directs the user to the pricing page which includes three subscription options. After selecting one, the user is taken to the registration form and asked to provide a name, email address, phone number, company name, industry, password and billing details. Billing details must be provided before the user can access a 30 day free trial.

What does it cost to use the application?

BigTime comes in three sizes, starting with the Express package. This subscription costs $25 per month and includes access for five users, unlimited clients, QuickBooks integration, mobile access and the desktop widget. The BigTime IQ plan costs $125 and upgrades to 10 users, invoicing features, expense tracking, enhanced reporting and RESTful API access. The Enterprise plan provides a custom option with enterprise grade workflow and multi-tier budgeting. Users must request a quote to sign up for an Enterprise subscription.

Who would you recommend the application to?

BigTime offers a convenient time tracking solution for small to medium size businesses that want an all-in-one solution. The application offers expense tracking, reports and a number of attractive features. The user can shave hours off of the time it takes to create invoices, record billable hours and generate use-able reports each month. The three subscription options are compatible with most small to medium size business budgets, making it a great choice for serious professionals.

  • Compile all expenses in one convenient location
  • Log billable hours online or by mobile device
  • Instantly export data as a PDF or Excel spreadsheet
  • Work with 20 printable invoice styles and 8 industry billing formats
  • Access over 150 pre-made reports designed for professionals

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BigTime contact details

Telephone: (312) 346-4646
Postal address:
1 South Wacker
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60606

BigTime pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $25.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $125.00




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