Time And Expense Tracking Software

Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice has helped dozens of companies choose the right time and expense tracking software to improve recordkeeping and ensure accuracy.

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BQE Core - Time, Billing, Project Management, and Accounting

BQE Core is a cloud-based solution that offers integrated business accounting, project management, and business intelligence. It can support the operations of a variety of industries, including legal services, architecture firms, engineering,... Read more

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BigTime

BigTime is an online time and billing solution designed to serve professional service firms like accounting, engineering, government contracting, legal and IT services. The integrated solution offers features like time and expense... Read more

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TimeSolv Legal

TimeSolv is a cloud-based time tracking and billing solution that caters to accountants, consultants, architects, and freelancers, helping them manage daily business operations. TimeSolv integrates project management features such... Read more

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NetSuite OpenAir

NetSuite OpenAir offers buyers a collection of applications designed to support every stage of the professional services delivery lifecycle. Offered as Software-as-a-Service, the platform includes applications to manage projects, resources,... Read more

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OfficeTools

WorkSpace is a business management and professional services solution for accounting firms and other practices. Key features include client management, project management, time tracking, billing and invoicing, scheduling and reporting. WorkSpace... Read more

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Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct is web-based Software-as-a-Service with a broad set of functionality for small to mid-sized businesses. Supports applications for core accounting, time and expenses, revenue management, project accounting, and more. Read more

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Clearview InFocus ERP

Clearview InFocus is a scalable, comprehensive billing & invoicing and project management solution, and includes full financials. Best suited to A/E firms looking for a scalable, affordable system offering comprehensive features. Read more

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CrossConcept Continuum PSA

CrossConcept Continuum is a cloud-based professional services automation (PSA) solution designed to help small and midsize businesses manage projects, track time and expenses, monitor resource allocation and manage invoicing. It integrates... Read more

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Replicon TimeBill

Replicon’s TimeBill solution, part of the Time Intelligence Platform, gives professional service organizations the ability to track time spent by consultants on specific tasks and projects and analyze profit margins by project,... Read more

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Dovico

Dovico is a cloud-based timesheet and time tracking system with an emphasis on usability and aesthetics. The system provides a solution to help organize workflow and time tracking for project time and project costing. Dovico Timesheet... Read more

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Unanet – Resource Management, Project Accounting and Financial

Available as a Software as a Service (Saas) offering or an on-premise solution, Unanet Project Portfolio offers project and resource management, timesheet and expense management, resource requesting and workforce collaboration. Read more

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Deskera ERP

Deskera ERP is a cloud-based enterprise business management suite that automates sales, billing, fulfillment, distribution (including pick, pack and ship process), sales commission calculations, purchasing, payment processing, product... Read more

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VOGSY

VOGSY is a professional services automation (PSA) solution built on the Google Cloud Platform. It provides everything a professional services organization needs to streamline and run its business from quote to cash. VOGSY is a natural... Read more

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Nexonia Expense Reports

Nexonia is a cloud-based expense and time reporting system for businesses in many industries. The software offers expense management functionality, including multi-currency support, credit card integrations and data sync with users'... Read more

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Mavenlink

Mavenlink’s Web-based growth management solution allows users to input project-based expenses, upload receipts and categorize for easy accounting. The platform supports both time spent as well as a fixed-fee on a single invoice. Read more

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KeyedIn Projects

KeyedIn Projects is a cloud-based project management solution for enterprise-level companies offering a suite with features, such as program management, professional services automation and project portfolio management application.... Read more

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Tenrox

Designed for project-based companies, Tenrox provides a cloud-based solution for workflow-driven project management and services automation. With Tenrox, companies have real-time access to which resources are being used on which projects,... Read more

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Deltek Vision

Deltek Vision is a cloud-based project-based solution for professional services firms that is available for cloud or on-premise deployment. It combines project accounting, resource management, project management, time/expense management... Read more

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FinancialForce

FinancialForce PSA is a cloud-based professional services automation (PSA) solution that offers business automation tool in the cloud using Force.com cloud platform. FinancialForce PSA is suitable for consultancies and embedded service... Read more

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Journyx

Journyx’s Web-based tracking solution improves accuracy with memorized entries and data validation. It offers customizable time and expense category tracking with automated billing, payroll and project management. Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: June 17, 2019

An important aspect of managing the costs of a project is tracking employee time and external expenses separate from other projects or operational costs. Although young companies are usually able to get away with using Excel spreadsheets and standard bookkeeping software to track all this information, as professional service businesses grow and start changing how projects get assigned, they often find these tools to be insufficient for their needs.

The solution is software that’s specifically designed to track the time and expenses associated with each project. But with so many time management systems on the market, picking the right one can be a challenge. With that in mind, we’ve written this buyer’s guide to help you as you start to narrow down your choices from the hundreds available.

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Time and Expense Tracking Software?
Common Features of Time and Expense Software
Time and Expense Software Benefits
What Type of Buyer Are You?

What Is Time and Expense Software?

Time and expense report software gives professional services organizations the ability to monitor and control the labor and costs associated with every project. This, in turn, helps streamline their invoicing, improve bid accuracy and reduce unnecessary costs.

Time tracking software is often used as part of a comprehensive professional services automation (PSA) suite, which would also include features that support project management, help desk, resource management and customer relationship management, among others.

Screenshot of time card in BillQuick

Screenshot of time card in BillQuick

This type of software can be deployed in the cloud, or on premise. In the case of the former, the software is hosted online and accessed via Web browser. On-premise deployment, on the other hand, means the software is installed manually on a user's local servers and run directly on the user's machine. An online time tracking system may be preferable if you need remote access or prefer a lower up-front cost (since pricing for web-based systems is usually by annual or monthly subscription, rather than purchasing a license in full up front).

Common Features of Time and Expense Software

Features and functionality of time and expense reporting software include:

Punch-clock and manual time entry The most basic functionality, which free and high-end products alike will provide: the ability to electronically clock in and out an