About Bill4Time

Bill4Time.com is the web’s most experienced provider of cloud-based time and billing software with more than 50,000 registered users. It functions as a legal billing software with LEDES invoicing, trust accounting features, conflict management, and more. Go mobile with Bill4Time as your mobile time tracking system with iPhone & Android versions. Integrates with Outlook, iCal, and Quickbooks. Custom invoice and report templates. All your data is stored on secure servers with 256-bit encryption. Store data locally + in the cloud. Free webinars, manuals, and FAQ online. 30-day trial with no credit card number required.

Bill4Time offers two different cloud-based time & billing solutions:

Bill4Time, for business consultants, accountants and other time-based professionals, and Bill4Time Legal, with added, legal-specific features including support for ABA activity, expense and task codes, LEDES and Litigation Advisor exports, IOLTA Trust Accounting, and integration with legal-specific merchant services such as LawPay.

Both versions offer 256-bit data security, an online payment portal, five levels of fully customizable user permissions, optional customizable invoices and reports, plus integration with popular services including PayPal, Stripe, QuickBooks, and Box.com.

Pricing starting from:

US$29,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Bill4Time

**Time and Expense Tracking**
Go anywhere and track your time & expenses. Use any version of Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Everything is organized instantly. Spend less time number crunching and still keep your entries detailed and accurate.

**Client and Project Management**
Every detail related to the matter or client is recorded. Nothing is lost. Be organized and ready for a returning client or a reopened project. Everything related to that client or project is accessed on a single screen – including accounting and uploaded documents. Reach crucial information in seconds.

**User Permissions**
Bill4Time has five levels of user management so you can grant (or restrict) access to sensitive billing information on a "need-to-know" basis: client-specific or project specific.

**Custom Invoices**
Create your own invoices. Make them as detailed or concise as you like. Show full accountability in the invoice: user hour summaries, trust accounting summaries, receipt images, and more. Apply discounts and still maintain accuracy in activities. Access full details of any lined item directly from the invoice. LEDES compliance available for lawyers.

**Billing**
Spend less time keeping up with multiple billing rates. Set your rates according to user, client, project, or activity type. It’s accurately expressed in time entries, records, and invoices. Apply override rates as needed. Billing couldn’t be easier!

**Reporting**
Find out your progress quickly! Make reports as broad or as specific as you like with customizable presets. Click any lined item of the report and go directly to the details screen. Make an edit and it’s automatically reflected in the report. Find and fix reports efficiently.

**Scheduling**
Stay on schedule easily. Record all upcoming events related to your projects, and convert them to billable time entries. Sync your Bill4Time Schedule with iCal to always keep up with deadlines and important events.

**Additional Built-In Industry Standards for Lawyers**
Track your billable activities using ABA codes. Create invoices in a LEDES file format. It has never been easier to comply with industry billing standards. Increase your productivity and apply more of your attention to your work, rather than to your administrative needs.

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$29,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Bill4Time Software - Time Tracking Anytime, Anywhere - Bill4Time lets you track your time even when you don't have Internet. All accounts include a Windows or MAC desktop widget. Free mobile apps for iOS, Android let you track your time on your smartphone or tablet.
Bill4Time Software - Dozens of professionally styled invoice templates. Pro and Enterprise users get customization so your invoices & reports precisely match your previous time billing system. Project a professional image to your clients.
Bill4Time Software - Get paid faster with multiple online payment options including credit card, LawPay and ACH (electronic check).
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Features

Total features of Bill4Time: 86

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Conflict Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Core Accounting
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Database
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Legal Case Management
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Receipt Management
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Tax Calculation
  • Template Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Trust Accounting
  • User Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(153)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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Abigail C.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great for busy firms!

Reviewed on 2021/10/29

Our overall experience with Bill4Time has been great. The customer support team has been available...

Our overall experience with Bill4Time has been great. The customer support team has been available when needed with quick responses and we have had no issues with the software.

Pros

There are features for everything that you can think of. Its easy for people to do the basic things that they need as well as advanced reporting features for administrators.

Cons

When you are using the software for projects with different companies, you are required to set up different logins. This can create confusion and requires staff to confirm that they are signed into the correct account when tracking time.

Alternatives Considered

FreshBooks

Reasons for Switching to Bill4Time

We choose Bill4Time because of the available reporting features and how easily the features were for staff to learn.
Francisco C.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Bill4Time got me started, helped me survive Hurricane Maria, and helped me survive covid-19

Reviewed on 2020/06/05

Awesome. My only thorn is what I wrote in the first "Con".

Awesome. My only thorn is what I wrote in the first "Con".

Pros

It is cloud-based, super user friendly (everyone's learning curve has been quite small), supports electronic billing, and gets the job done effectively and efficiently. If you have to follow billing guidelines that require a separate entry for every discreet task, the "batch" entry feature CANNOT be beat. Being cloud-based, I able to start working on getting my billing up to date within 48 hours of being hit by a CAT-5 hurricane. It has also let our team work remotely during the pandemic while having full access to our billing platform (my billing admin continues to work with us even though she moved out of state!). To put my review into context, after 25 years I opened my own law firm. My clients are mostly multi-national insurance companies that require I submit bills with ABA task and activity codes. I absolutely needed a billing platform, and I did not have the money to pay close to $10k in a server, "traditional software" (I grew up on one of the main legal billing programs out there) and IT setup. This costs me less per year that what such a program would cost, back-ups are taken care of, I can access from anywhere, and I don't have to cough up a pretty penny every five years to upgrade a server or the program. BTW- It has a very decent iOS app to boot (a proper app mind you; not browser based). I have no relation to Bill4Time; I'm just a very happy customer preaching its benefits as the practice of law evolves.

Cons

Even diamonds have flaws (at least most of them). I have only two items I yearn for, which I will share in order of importance:
1. When I look at a case and below I see all the time entries, I can see the activity code but I cannot see the ABA task code unless I click on the entry. It adds a step I would love to see erased when I am correcting our invoices. Not a dealbreaker for sure, but adding this small item would make a difference.
2. Much farther down the list: as far as I know, no Dropbox integration. I want to beg for it and did when I first subscribed to Bill4Time, but at present I am not sure I would even do much with it. Honestly, by now I don't even miss it.
Being cloud-based, your session can hiccup (it's rare but it does happen) and its a nuisance. This is not on Bill4Time; any platform you use via the internet is always subject to this. But the benefits of a cloud-based program (which I mentioned in the "Pros") exceedingly outweigh this, at least for me.

Alternatives Considered

Clio, Abacus Private Cloud, Tabs3 and Amicus Attorney

Reasons for Choosing Bill4Time

I grew up 23 years on TimeSlips. When I set up my own law firm, my needs pushed be towards a cloud-based solution. I tried a few and but the batch entry feature sealed the deal for me.

Switched From

Sage Timeslips

Reasons for Switching to Bill4Time

Batch entry sealed the deal for me.
Charles A.
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  • Industry: Semiconductors
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

You get what you pay for

Reviewed on 2021/12/03

Simple, straight-forward time tracking and billing. Presentation is paramount -- we live in a...

Simple, straight-forward time tracking and billing. Presentation is paramount -- we live in a time-driven linear world and this software supports that view. Invoices are clean, simple and professional looking. My sole client likes the format and knows I can tailor it to his needs.

Pros

Maturity, UI design, time tracking and billing.

Cons

Nothing really. There are aspects I do not use, so can't really comment on them.

Alternatives Considered

Clockify and Toggl Track

Reasons for Switching to Bill4Time

UI design, breadth of view, ease of use, quality reporting
Ellen W.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Disappointed

Reviewed on 2019/05/09

Disappointing experience as this has bees an issue for over 6 months. They continue to bill us in...

Disappointing experience as this has bees an issue for over 6 months. They continue to bill us in full and refuse to let us speak directly to IT. They gave us one crest after 3 months but have done nothing about crediting us since. Not have they found a solution to the problem.

Pros

That it was supposed to integrate with QuickBooks

Cons

After an update in November the two programs stopped communicating

Response from Bill4Time

Thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on our software and are disappointed to hear that you have had such a negative experience. The developers are working hard to solve this problem and they were able to resolve the initial issue. They are actively investigating the most recent report and we are looking forward to discussing this further with you.

Catherine K.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great product for law office

Reviewed on 2020/06/04

Very easy to use in all capacities, from entering time and expenses, creating invoices, editing,...

Very easy to use in all capacities, from entering time and expenses, creating invoices, editing, reports, etc.

Pros

I really like the reports tab...I can run just about any kind of report very quickly and easily.

Cons

I can't really think of anything. There may have been some things in the past that I "wished" bill4time would have, and when I would ask for help if it existed, and if it didn't exist, it does now. Updates are happening without any interruption to our use.

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Bill4Time FAQs

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Bill4Time offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$29,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

30-day free trial, no credit card required. Time & Billing: $27/user/month (billed annually) or $29/user/month (billed monthly). Legal Pro: $45/user/month (billed annually) or $49/user/month (billed monthly). Legal Enterprise: $80/user/month (billed annually) or $89/user/month (billed monthly).

Bill4Time has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Bill4Time supports the following languages:

English

Bill4Time supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Bill4Time integrates with the following applications:

Box, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, PayPal, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Stripe

Bill4Time offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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