Bill4Time Software


 

Bill4Time is a cloud-based professional services system that offers time and expense tracking, billing and invoicing, and project management capabilities to many different industries.

The system records billable and non-billable time for employees and can separately track non-client time for contractors and consultants. Time entry can be done in the office or on the go, the system can convert appointments into time entries for billing purposes. The software offers billing rates, batch invoicing, and automated payment integration with 24/7 client access to invoices via secure client payment portal.

Daily and weekly time summaries are available for users to view financial statuses and productivity, eliminating the need for multiple spreadsheets, sticky notes, and note pads.

Other features offered within the suite are customizable dashboards, calendar, and scheduling options, activity and project history, and multiple user collaboration.

Bill4Time is designed specifically to meet the needs of smaller companies. The software offers a 30-day free trial.

 

Bill4Time - Dashboard
 
  • Bill4Time - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Bill4Time - Billable entry
    Billable entry
  • Bill4Time - Invoice
    Invoice
  • Bill4Time - Calendar
    Calendar
  • Bill4Time - Guided tours
    Guided tours
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Nanci from Golddesk Graphic Design
Specialty: Graphic Design
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2017

November 2017

Bill4Time is worth your time

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I searched for a duel timekeeping and accounting software for almost a year before I settled on Bill4Time. It is the only one I found that did both well. Avoiding the time it takes to move timekeeping records into an accounting program every month is a fantastic feature!

Pros

This software is fantastic! It's affordable and the support is the best I've ever had from any company. It is intuitive and is easy to figure out if you've made an error anywhere in your accounting.

Cons

There is a bit of a learning curve to the invoicing section but once it's set up you'll be grateful.

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Jo Ann from W Calloway Huffaker, Attorney At Law
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Easy to use and understand

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Pros

Payment application is easy to follow
Invoicing is easy to follow
It is easy to edit client account information

Cons

Credit memos cannot be applied to open invoices.
There is no way to print statements for outstanding balances only. I have several clients with statements over 10 pages because the statement goes back to the beginning of time.

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Jim from Law Offices of Jim Kurkhill
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2017

October 2017

Solo practice attorney - Very satisfied user

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I have recommended Bill4Time to other solos and small practice firms, and everyone who followed my recommendation thanked me. It is not an exaggeration to say that this program pays for itself.

Pros

Bill4Time has a great web-interface. It conquers the difficult challenge of making it very easy to capture your time while remaining very flexible for a wide range of user preferences without complicating.

Cons

I think the trust accounting could be a bit easier, but overall this is a very minor criticism of a great product.

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Yuhi from Emerge Law Group
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Bill4Time has been a godsend for our law firm. It's very easy to use, has a lot of great features, and is affordable.

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Excellent customer support - someone who answers! Very easy to use, and has a lot of great features.

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Some features that should are missing, but not deal breakers. Other than that, it's been awesome for our firm.

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Kathy from Romney Pfeifer Law Office
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Great Program Great Price

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Our office has been using Bill 4 Time for over 7 years. We have looked at other options, but the overall ease of use and value is hard to beat.

Pros

It is an easy program to navigate, easy to set up a client and produce an invoice. The continual upgrades to the program are well-thought out. If you have ideas or suggestions, they are willing to listen.

Cons

It would be better if you could completely delete a client, not just disable it. Wish there were a few more options for reports.

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Alison from Commerical Construction Solutions, Inc
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Enjoy the ease of this software

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Pros

I really like the option of adding/creating multiple cases under one client without having to duplicate the client. I also like the Add Expense option, which allows you to specfically categorize what your expense is (i.e. mileage, copies, filing fee, etc)

Cons

I wish they would create an app for it for cell phones. I have a habit of forgetting to enter time that I need to enter whenever I am out of the office (i.e. phone calls with clients on the weekend or in the evenings).

 
 

David from Compostable Products Association
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

April 2017

April 2017

Easy to Get Productive...Hard to Stump

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Pricing seems confusing. Charges for the 1st user, then for each additional user. Why not just charge the same per user?

Pros

I was able to generate an invoice (customized with my logo) within about 30 minutes of signing up. That includes configuration of an online payment portal where the client can pay via PayPal. Covers most everything I need for routine time tracking, expense reports and billing for clients.

Cons

It has 5 user types, which is more than I need for a one-man consulting firm. Probably better for larger firms.

 
 

Jake from Anderson | Hinkins
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Customer Support Is Fantastic

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I've used Bill4Time for more than 5 years, and they have continually worked to adapt and add additional features. It is a very good product.

Pros

Bill4Time is very intuitive, and the customer support staff are responsive and very easy to work with. Bill4Time provides a very functional platform that allows busy professionals to have the tools they need at their fingertips wherever they are.

Cons

Bill4Time is great at tracking time and providing reports for the time and invoices, but it is not a full scale CRM. That has not been a problem for my firm, as that was not the purpose.

 
 

Cynthia from Monaco Law
Specialty: Legal

February 2016

February 2016

Solo practitioner in NY

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Mobile platform. Good customer service. LEDES exporting.

Likes Least

You can't show write offs on the bill. you can't print an invoice with your own notes on it. You can't apply one check to multiple invoices. So I can't use it to track payments. It doesn't differentiate between checks and wires.

Recommendations

Check out whether or not you want to show write offs. check out if you can apply one check to multiple invoices.

 
 
 
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October 2017

October 2017

Great experience with the product. Easy to use, excellent value.

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Easy to use, allows me to easily keep track of small amounts of billable time without a hassle that ultimately defeats the purpose.

Cons

The mobile app doesn't allow for the creation of new client files from the phone. Also, the mobile app gets signed out when offline.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kiamani from NextGen Engineering INC.

October 2017

October 2017

Bill4Time is very easy to use, Providing logon information for each employee is simple.

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Entirely electronic software for your payroll and company tracking needs. There is no need to use any paper documents and all reports are able to be downloaded as a PDF or Excel file to keep with company records.

Cons

There isn't a functional way to track budgeting for our type of work within the tool. The option that is available doesn't fully support the way our company tracks.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

since i am using bill4time its very amazing for me to creat monthly report which i am feeling very professional

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I like the creating reports via bill4time which is very easy and i am not vesting my times every month i am creating reports very easy and professional

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when i am going to enter my times to the bill4time its a little boring because it doesn't have check spelling

Review Source: GetApp
 

Shana from The Baldwin Law Group

October 2017

October 2017

We have had a small law firm for over 5 years now. We use Bill4Time to do all of our billing.

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The main benefit is a completely easy to use and easy to implement billing software that allows the overall billing process to be smooth and efficient for both our firm and our clients.

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The best thing about Bill4Time is that it is so easy to use and you can access it from anywhere. I can work on client billing and invoices from home or on the road and do not have to worry about making sure my laptop is with me. It provides the LEDES invoice formats that our clients require for us to submit our bills electronically to them and creating the LEDES files is just the click of a button. Then you can also create a PDF file of the invoice just as easily. It is extremely simple to change the settings and customize it to fit your exact type of business. The website usually runs flawlessly with very little downtime, if ever. Bill4Time offers many features. It is easy to search for clients, matters, or invoices within the program. Any information you need that is in the program is at your fingertips ready to bring up with just a few clicks.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lynda from Lynda Renaud, avocate
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2017

October 2017

I've been a satisfied user for over 6 months.

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Ease of use and ability to follow my time both on my phone and on my laptop. It does make my billing cycle so much easier.

Pros

I would mention the ease of use, ease of implementation, the cost is amazing.

Cons

Not very many difficulties and when there are, you can rely on great customer service. My only issue, it that I can customize many things but some are not possible so I have to make my own bills for my french speaking clients.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jason from Sage Law Partners, LLC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Clean, easy to use billing software

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Its a billing program and is extremely effective at billing. I find no "cons" when comparing to other billing programs I've looked at. I'd love more practice management functionality--but I don't see that as the main purpose/use of this program.

Pros

The program is clean, simple, and available anywhere through the web and various applications for mobile devices. New users are easy to setup and manage. Reporting functions are easy to manage. Downtime is a non-issue. Reports are easy to run and provide the information we need to keep a pulse on our firm's billings, collections, and associated compensation models. There are also easy reports to provide for accountability of time keepers. Invoicing is easy as well and so is receiving payments. We also use the trust accounting functionality which helps us keep on top of retainers. Another popular billing program we looked at tried to charge us about 5 times the cost of our average user, merely because one report regarding collections was critical to our internal compensation model. We've used Bill4Time for our billing needs for over 5 years, and many of our attorneys used it before we formed our firm. Its solid, simple, and easy to use.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Leslie from Bower & Associates APC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Was stuck in a rut depending on a billing clerk .. now capture time anywhere all the time!!

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Control over my time and eases the "task" of invoicing clients for work produced for them.

What's not to like ... converting from Timeslips to Bill4Time literally saved my practice and my homelife!! No more stress to get monthly invoices out. A single one-off invoice can be produced in minutes to submit to escrow for a closing or other special needs. Just a terrific tool for a firm like mine.

Pros

Ease of use is key. Works across all platforms, desktop, iPad, iPhone from anywhere anytime. Helps me gauge my productivity on a daily basis throughout the month. Doesn't take specialized training to use like Timeslips did. Not dependent on a staff member to enter time from time sheets gives me more flexibility and CAPTURES more of the time spent on tasks.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from Brent Meyer CPA & Associates
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

I have had two minor connectivity issues that were handled immediately.

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It's made our billable time much easier to manage.

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It's very easy to use and train to use. The basic dashboard is very simplified making navigation quick and easy.

Cons

It's a little hard to see where your time might be off. If changes have to be made I think that could be a little easier to see.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Steven from SRBECKERLAW, LLC

October 2017

October 2017

Excellent DTE and billing system for solo practitioner. Very easy to use.

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Simple functionality in recording time and preparing bills. It's also easy to track time and WIP. I've rarely had to use customer support, but they were prompt and helpful when I did.

Cons

It could use one more bell and whistle, in allowing the user to more easily track unbilled time in the system by client or client matter.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Douglas from Burgess Law, LLC

October 2017

October 2017

I like the instant software support this company has.... they pick up their phone, no VM !!!

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I am fine with the program and would like it to continue to evolve and grow into a fully intuitive functional talk to it AI program as computers and software evolve

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the walk through help I get and my staff gets with real time screen by screen walk throughs to handle my questions and issues

Review Source: Capterra
 

Suzy from Appspace, Inc.

October 2017

October 2017

Bill4Time is intuitively easy to use.

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Our firm is a virtual office, so cloud-based SaaS is a must. Bill4Time has easy to use LEDES invoicing, and great reporting functions, and you can specify the data you want to focus on. In my practice, I haven't found anything that I need that Bill4Time doesn't do.

Cons

We've been using the service for over 4 years and earlier on, there was some funkiness involved when trying to create an invoice; however, they've appeared to fix this.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tony from Bondi Iovino & Fusco

October 2017

October 2017

Product works great, easy, intuitive. fair price. Great customer service

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Made my billing efficient and easy--at a very reasonable price.

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It's intuitive, easy to use. Reports are simple to run. It has the capacity for unlimited clients and matters. The client statements are easily customizable, one-click into PDF for quick emailing. Accounting feature very helpful as well.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Thomas from Arckey & Associates, LLC

October 2017

October 2017

Bill4time has simplified our billing process and made it much more efficient.

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better productivity

Pros

Bill4time was recommended by several other attorneys. After the 30 day trial period I was convinced to purchase the program. For over 20 years our firm has used TimeSlips. The reports for billing productivity are simple and easy to run. To be able to input time or review billing productivity from any location or device has made more efficient use of my firm management time.

Cons

The cost of the software is more than we have paid with past systems, but it pays for itself because we spend less administrative time and lose less billing time due to the ability to record time from mobile devices.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kathleen from Law Offices of Kathleen Cahill LLC

October 2017

October 2017

once I adjusted, super easy to use - support folks are excellent!

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saved money and improved the professionalism of my billing function and bills

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ease of use - support team very helpful during my adjustment period - and never treated my dumb questions as dumb!

Cons

more functions than my small business needs - some redundancies too - but these are not an impediment to my use, really

Review Source: Capterra
 

Giana from The Ortiz Law Firm

October 2017

October 2017

I am a 2-lawyer, 3-staff office and find Bill4Time easy for all of us (young and old) to use.

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Web interface, app for adding time while not in front of a computer. I have found the customer support responsive and helpful. Youtube videos on use of product are very convenient and comprehensive.

Cons

I cannot think of anything I do not like about the software. I wish it were easier to insert multiple billing rates for the same client (e.g., bill one rate for work and another rate for travel). I think this can be done, I just haven't figured it out yet.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Our experience overall has been great!

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User friendly; easy to navigate; search options; can create templates; options of what each user can view, edit, etc.

Cons

Batch billing when editing pre-bills; can't search for words; would like to be able to edit a time entry, save and then move to next time entry instead of going back to the entire prebill.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Steven from Rev1 Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Easy, intuitive, powerful

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Easy billing, work tracking, expense tracking

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Makes billing of time and expenses easy when dealing with clients. Easy to generate reports of time spent and expenses incurred.

Cons

Phone app sometimes does not work as seamlessly as wanted. Could use some more future forecasting to plan projects.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Excellent

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The website is very user-friendly and the layout is great. It does all the math for me and am able to review my submissions.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2017

July 2017

Billing Problems

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The interface permits users to enter information for clients, matters, and amounts billed each month.

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We changed plan mid-month and were billed twice for adding the same user, even though Bill4 Time does not disclose anywhere on its website that it refuses to pro-rate bills. So, beware that if you need to add a user and also need to change plans, you will be billed twice for that same user. The Company's support representative (which appears to be a single person) does not seem to grasp why this is inappropriate. We requested a refund of this double billing charge, and they refused to honor it.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Andrew from Catalyst

June 2017

June 2017

Good for billing, not for time tracking

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Easy to fill out for billing, the charts that it generates are useful to see how much you've billed on a weekly basis

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Not great for time tracking (hard to find history), it would be great if the options I choose for each billing company were sticky across user sessions

Review Source: Capterra