Bill4Time

Bill4Time

4.5 / 5 32 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Business owners that want the security and convenience of a cloud-based time & billing solution.


Average Ratings

32 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $15.00/month/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Bill4Time
  • www.Bill4Time.com
  • Founded 2006
  • United States

About Bill4Time

Producing an invoice in Bill4Time only takes a matter of minutes and comes in many forms, including email, PDF, and LEDES. Your invoices can also be printed on your company letterhead. Proven by more than 50,000 firms and 10-years of experience, Bill4Time is the leading solution for small- and medium-sized companies. Free 30-day trial and unlimited phone technical support (with US-based customer service agents).


Bill4Time Features

  • Contingency Billing
  • Customer Portal
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice History
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Project Billing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Service Ticket Billing

Bill4Time Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

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

Oct 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

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

Oct 08, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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

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

Easy to use and understand

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Solo practice attorney - Very satisfied user

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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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We have had a small law firm for over 5 years now. We use Bill4Time to do all of our billing.

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Overall: 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.

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

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

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Clean, easy to use billing software

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Overall: 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.

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

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

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

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Excellent customer support - someone who answers! Very easy to use, and has a lot of great features.

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

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

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

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

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

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

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

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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

Overall: 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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Bill4Time is intuitively easy to use.

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

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

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

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

Great Program Great Price

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: 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.

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

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: better productivity

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

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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

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

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

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Our experience overall has been great!

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

Easy, intuitive, powerful

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Overall: Easy billing, work tracking, expense tracking

Excellent

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Billing Problems

Jul 21, 2017
1/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

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

Cons: 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.

Enjoy the ease of this software

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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).

Good for billing, not for time tracking

Jun 12, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

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

Cons: 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

Easy to Get Productive...Hard to Stump

Apr 25, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Customer Support Is Fantastic

Apr 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Amazing for our firm

Feb 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Bill4time has been an amazing life changer for our business. it allows us to track all of the work we do for clients, the various billing rates for hourly/flat fee work across all associates, and most of all, it makes our monthly billing process (which used to be a nightmare) much simpler, getting our bills our on time and saving us hours each month in administrative work.

Their support team has been amazing and helped us through the entire setup and learning process.

Great Program

May 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've used several time and billing programs and this is head and shoulders above the rest. Very user friendly with more options than you need, this makes tracking time and billing it actually fun, believe it or not! I put another screen on my computer just for time entry, and that has been a big plus too.

Solo practitioner in NY

Feb 08, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Mobile platform. Good customer service. LEDES exporting.

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

iPhone Version is Not Ready for Prime Time

Dec 12, 2015
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have had the trial version of Bill4Time installed on my iPhone for two weeks. I am working as a solo practitioner between GC positions, and I just wanted an app that could act like a clock in my pocket, easily tracking time billed to clients. Bill4Time in the iPhone has several problems. If you shut off the app before hitting the "save" key, it loses the time (the entire data entry) for the time you are tracking. The clock that shows at the top of the screen only counts time while the iPhone is awake (although you find out later that the time was actually being counted in the background even though the time count of the face of the app was wrong). You can not over-ride time entries with corrected time or make time entries that were not clocked by the app itself on the iPhone. Those are only a few of the problems I found with it. The iPhone app must not have been beta tested with a large number of users to catch these flaws, because they should have been easy to correct. Since this app has been in use for several months now (as of December 12, 2015), they also should have had time to fix the flaws and re-release the software. This indicates a team that is not supporting their product with needed releases. In fairness, I did not call customer service because I am not interested in waiting until beta test flaws are corrected and re-released.

Amazing!

Apr 08, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been looking for a user-friendly program to track time and create invoices. Bill4Time is absolutely perfect for our needs! I cannot recommend it highly enough. It took me less than 10 minutes to set up all of our client/matters and begin billing time. You need this product!