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Replacing BigTime with Integrated Project Management, Time Tracking & Invoicing Application

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Our consulting firm (10-20 employees) currently uses BigTime for time tracking and invoicing.  We also use Quickbooks for accounting and an outsourced payroll service for payroll.  Too many systems and way too much manual entry between BigTime and Quickbooks and payroll and Quickbooks.  We're looking for an integrated system that can provide these functions as well as project management functions.  We've looked at Clarizen, Netsuite, Easyproject and some others but nothing has really bowled us over.  Does anyone have any recommendations?  Thanks.


Steve Cassady
Title: CFO/Owner
Company: Cassady Consulting
(CFO/Owner, Cassady Consulting) |

Have you looked at Quickbooks time tracking for consulting firms? In addition to Quickbooks payroll services, many payroll firms provide integrated interfaces with Quickbooks.

David Levy
Title: CFO
Company: NAMI

Thanks for the suggestion. While I know that BigTime's website claims seamless integration with Quickbooks, we've been experiencing an increasing number of integration problems that, even with BigTime's support, cannot be resolved. (BigTime's customer support is not the best.) Unless there's something that BigTime has that Quickbooks time tracking does not, I'll take a closer look at Quickbooks.

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Len Green
Title: Performance Improvement Consultant and E..
Company: Haygarth Consulting LLC
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(Performance Improvement Consultant and ERP Strategist, Haygarth Consulting LLC) |

It's not clear from your post whether you are using a version that integrates with Quickbooks. Big Time's website claims:

" BigTime snaps right on to QuickBooks. No need to reconfigure!
BigTime is built from the ground up to integrate seamlessly with QuickBooks. All of your invoices, your time and expense information, your clients and your employees are quickly and seamlessly integrated.

We've been a premier member of the QuickBooks community for years, and are currently one of only a handful of QuickBooks Gold Certified Developers. Take a look at our recorded videos to see how easy it is to get started."

Is there perhaps an integration feature that you are not using? I'd challenge Big Time to explain to you how their other clients do this...and I also think using Quickbooks Payroll may also reduce some of your system handoffs.

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