BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • 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 intel...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • 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 Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • Tax season is creeping up once again. If you’re a BigTime user with a Lacerte integration, it’s time to update to Lacerte Tax 2017. Lacerte offers a step-by-step instruction If you haven’t gotten started yet. If you have, let’s dive in! We’ll explain how to download the latest BigTime TaxLink update and why. Read on to learn more. How to update BigTime for Lacerte Tax 2017 If you have a previous ...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • QuickBooks Online (QBO) has been growing by leaps and bounds, but a lot of professional services businesses still use QuickBooks Desktop (QBD)—including many BigTime customers. We make it easy for customers to integrate their BigTime software with either QBD or QBO, since millions of people use both products. Despite the growing number of QBO subscribers, QBD shares the spotlight. A recent Account...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • The standard mileage rates for cars, vans, pickups, or panel trucks will change on January 1, 2018, according to an IRS release. The rate will be $0.545 for every mile of business travel. This means you need to update your unit of measure in BigTime. Follow the steps below to make this change. Select My Company…Field Values from the navigation bar. This will direct you to your Basic Categories w...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • 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.”...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • Plan for your businesses’ needs and get more tailored information at your fingertips with BigTime’s new features and fixes. This product release is bound to improve your BigTime experience. Revenue Projections Take the guesswork out of business planning by making revenue projections, an option in the resource allocation feature. Forecast revenue by project or across staffers, and find out which mo...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • Running a consulting business is no easy feat. You’re managing multiple clients and projects, staying within budget, and hitting deadlines. Tracking time accurately is equally important. Erroneous time entries are a sure-fire way to tarnish your reputation. And as any business owner can attest, your reputation matters. With this in mind, BigTime has several features to track time easily and precis...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • We’re excited to share the changes you’ll find on our Knowledge Base (KB). You can expect: New articles on existing and recently added features. Video tutorials. Updates to existing articles. Now you’ll have the resources you need when you’re burning the midnight oil and have a BigTime product or feature question. New KB Articles There are several new article series that you’ll find helpful, inc...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • Would you use a tool that could save your consulting firm time and money? Most likely, your answer is a resounding “yes”! Enter resource allocation. It’s a new BigTime tool that helps companies manage their resources: staffers and budgets. Knowing how and where time is being spent can ultimately help your consulting firm save time and money. There are three ways BigTime’s resource allocation can ...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • Consultants don’t get enough credit. They hit project deadlines, give presentations, and write reports in order to help businesses achieve goals and solve problems. How do they get it all done? This article answers that question by providing four ways to effectively manage your days and time. 1. Have a Plan Most people don’t start their day with a plan. They instead react to whatever comes their...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • It’s 3pm on Thursday afternoon and your client calls with an urgent request due the next morning. You commit to the deadline and spend the next hour scrambling to figure out who can work on this request, without jeopardizing your other projects. After a very late and stressful night at the office, your team gets the job done. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there before, but a situation like this ...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • Our talented Q&A development specialist Monica shared an article from the Harvard Business Review, The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. It got her attention because the principles outlined in the article sounded a lot like the way our development team plans features for our time and billing app. Of the article’s three main points, it was the second that resonated most with our dev team. Ask “What is e...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • If you’re looking for better ways to track projects, log time, and manage staffers, you’ll love this release. Read on to find out what’s new at BigTime. Task Editor One new feature is our task editor. Think of it as a one stop shop for entering task-related information for a project all at once, instead of individually on the task dashboard. Your task editor will look like this: In the image ab...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • When you’re searching for the right time and billing software to run your firm, you need to know what questions to ask a vendor. You’ll save time (and money) in your software selection process when you ask these essential questions. Is Their Time and Billing Software Customizable? Can terminology be personalized by industry? Can you make certain timesheet fields mandatory? Can you customize invoi...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • At a recent American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) meeting, the talk at our table was about the value gap. Clients and municipalities are cost-conscious, and rightly so. They are mandated to get the best possible price for a project. Engineering firms, on the other hand, must provide competitive pricing in order to compete in the marketplace. But the lowest price doesn’t accommodate the...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • As a time and billing software company, we’re always on the lookout for articles about time management. You see, we help thousands of service firms run more successful businesses with online time tracking, project management, and reporting. And all of those things are related to time: tracking it, connecting it with firm workflows, and capturing the data associated with it. We really like quick ti...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • A recent article from the Wall Street Journal revealed that U.S. companies increased spending on consulting by 7.1 percent in 2016 as more businesses sought advice on cybersecurity, according to a report by Source Global Research. Spending on management-consulting reached $58.7 billion last year. The pace of hiring outside advice rose fastest in the pharmaceutical industry, though financial servic...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  •  Product Update – April 2017 Android users: you deserve a better smarter mobile timesheet app that simplifies your on-the-go work life. And that’s exactly what this product update delivers. Let’s take a closer look. Timesheets, Timers, and Expenses Now Android phones recognize the required fields feature.  A required field is exactly what it sounds like in that the user is required to complete a ...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • We’re excited to host our first guest blog post from Gene Marks. Gene is an active consultant for growing businesses. He’s an expert in process and technology. And, he’s a columnist for Inc. Magazine, Forbes and Entrepreneur.com (among other things). While we have tons of firms who use BigTime’s fixed-fee billing capabilities, Gene reminds us that value-billing isn’t for everyone. He’s an expert o...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • We use Trello to manage our marketing activities. It’s an awesome tool that helps us keep track of tasks that don’t require a budget or need to be invoiced. We’re also big fans of the Trello blog. A recent post by Scott Friesen titled This is Why Your To-Do List is Going Nowhere jumped off the page and smacked us right between the eyes. Here’s what he wrote. “ … the ability to review your Read Mo...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • Product Update: March 2017 When you’re preparing invoices in BigTime, you need options. Each client has different invoicing requirements and you need to move quickly from one style to another. It’s easier than ever to customize invoices, and this update gives you the option to create a simple summary of time and expenses. How Customizing Invoices Works You can personalize the appearance of your in...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • When mobile expense tracking apps are so widely available, why do so many professional service firms stick with manual processes? According to Robert Neveu in CPA Practice Advisor, many smaller organizations can manage a manual process just fine due to lower reporting volume and reimbursement requirements. The Problems with Manual Expense Tracking But there are problems with manual processes Rea...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  •   Allbusiness.com asserts that email is the #1 communication tool in the workplace. It’s also the top time waster, beating out office meetings for the #1 spot. “Email consumes 23% of the average employee’s workday and that average employee checks his or her email 36 times an hour,” according to Forbes contributor David Burkus. Do the math. That’s about 2 hours a day when you add in an extra 16 mi...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • 3 Things You Need to Know About Online Timesheets

    1. Online timesheets are about more than time. They’re really about data. Brian Saunders, CEO of BigTime Software knows a thing or two about online timesheets. When asked why we even bother to track time he said, “It’s because the stuff on a timesheet is really data. And the whole point of tracking time is to collect this data and then use it to make better business decisions.” As the owner of ...

  • BigTime Customers Have Minimal Downtime During Amazon Service Interruption

    On Tuesday, February 28th Amazon Web Services (AWS), the storage and hosting platform used by a large number of companies (including BigTime) experienced intermittent outages. The impact was far-reaching across many popular websites and services, including one of BigTime’s favorite productivity apps and integration partner, Slack. Though the outage was widely reported by national news outlets, som...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • Puxatony Phil might have predicted six more weeks of winter, but we’re pretty much okay with that. (We are in Chicago after all.) Besides, with a new year in full swing, we are eager to share what we’ve been up to so far in 2017: improvements to BigTime’s synchronization tools with Quickbooks and Lacerte, a faster way for project leads to add themselves to teams, and reporting made even easier. A ...

BigTime Software, Inc.
BigTime Software, Inc.
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  • 3 Must-Have Time Management Skills for Professional Service Firm Owners

    Time management is the ability to plan and control how you spend the hours in your day to effectively accomplish your goals, according to Psychology Today. Experts in this arena seem to agree, and there are countless theories behind the most productive habits. Kevin Kruse even shared his findings from research and interviews with ultra-productive billionaires, Olympic athletes, straight-A students...

  • Announcing TaxLink for Lacerte 2016

    They say that taxes are one of the few certainties in life. At BigTime, our response to this certainty has been to offer a solution for simplifying the work accounting firms and tax preparers face each tax season. And that’s called TaxLink. Since 2013—when BigTime first introduced the syncing software—we have offered a way for accounting firms who use Lacerte to integrate with BigTime and take adv...

  • Product Update: December 2016

    The sun sets a bit earlier these days here in our home base of Chicago, but we haven’t let that stall our forward momentum. We’ve been hard at work improving the time-tracking, billing, and project management software you know and love. This month we have some exciting news about the way you view your workflow, how Slack will make BigTime work even better for you, and some new-and-improved prin...

  • BigTime Announces A New and Really Improved User Knowledgebase

    Publisher, inventor, and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin also found time to churn out wise and witty aphorisms like, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” We couldn’t agree more. The new user knowledgebase is an investment in our customers and their ability to run a smarter and more profitable firm using BigTime. REBUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP Much like remodeling a home, one thi...

  • Study of 12 Million Time Sheets Finds 140 Character Notes Increase Realization

    Research Reveals $35 Billion in Billings is Lost Every Year A recent study by BigTime Software, a cloud SaaS provider of time management software for professional services firms, found that $35 billion in billings is lost every year because of poor or nonexistent notes supporting employee time entry. Previous studies, including one published in the Harvard Business Review last year, surveyed timek...

  • 3 Trends We Observed At Quickbooks Connect

    As expected, QB Connect was a splashy event with celebrity speakers, and plenty of high-powered tracks on how to evolve your CPA practice and grow your business consulting firm. SHOUT OUT TO OUR CUSTOMERS The in-booth visits from so many of our truly awesome customers were among Bigtime’s best moments at QB Connect. The booth traffic was really intense and many of you slipped away before we c...

  • 3 Ways to Get More Out of Business Books Using the Kindle App For PC

    “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” Thank you, Francis Bacon, late 16th century English philosopher, statesman and promoter of the scientific method. Bacon, with an apparent skill for one-liners, also received attribution for the phrase, “Knowledge is power.” The challenge for busy 21st-century professionals is finding the time to consum...

  • QuickBooks Connect. Why BigTime Will Be There.

    BIGTIME SEEKS MARKETING PARTNERS AT QUICKBOOKS CONNECT BigTime is attending QuickBooks Connect to talk with accountants who want to elevate their practice. Stop by and see us at B12 Uptown. We want to meet professionals who are ready to stand out from everyone else and be a game changer – that rare person who brings solutions to their clients’ problems. ACCOUNTANTS AS TRUSTED ADVISORS Accountin...

  • Product Update: October 10, 2016

    In our quest for continuous product enhancement, we are really excited to announce new features that will help our customers save even more time. You already know we’re all about time: tracking it, managing it, billing it, and using all of that data to generate real-time reporting. The diverse features in this release simplify the management of recurring requests, enrich task tracking, advance ...

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