Bill4Time Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Bill4Time

Cloud-based time billing software

4.71/5 (82 reviews)

Bill4Time overview

What is 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.
www.bill4time.com

Pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 8 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Bill4Time reviews

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Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Jason Hunter

Clean, easy to use billing software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Matthew Byers

Almost Does it All

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It is client-based. It allows you to have one client, and assign matters, thus avoiding having three of the same client. It has a pretty strong calendar that allows the whole office to see who is doing what. You can use their app to record time, and it loads that time once you have an internet connection. I can't say enough good about the program. It is very easy to use. But, if you run into a snag, their support team is outstanding and prompt.

Cons
I wish it had a reminder feature with a combination of e-mail and cell phone messaging.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ellen Weisman

Disappointed

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-09
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Julia Baigent

Best Small Office Law Practive Software Ever

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-03-17
Review Source: Capterra

Love it. Simple and fast. Great reporting.

Pros
It is very intuitive and easy to use. I can enter time and run reports in no time flat.

Cons
Would love to be able to link expenses from my bank account to be able to run an income and expense report.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tama Threlkeld

The perfect fit

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-11
Review Source: Capterra

It's been a life saver in that I can easily and conveniently produce supporting documentation as to my out of pocket expenses and time in administering this estate as well as bill for and account for my time and expenses in my Paralegal/Investigation firm which makes getting paid much easier and with no hassle because the invoices and statements are detailed, clear and easy for my clients to understand.

Pros
The software is much like the software that I had become accustomed to using at a law firm and is reasonably priced for me as a one person newly established business where the cost of the law firms software is simply not feasible. Additionally, I love the convenience of being able to create and produce a customized report for any given request for information once an entry has been created and entered. The ease of use and setup is also something I really like.

Cons
I haven't found anything thus far that I don't like about the software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bill4Time pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
View Pricing Plans

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 features

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics

Audit Trail (125 other apps)
Compliance Management (172 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (123 other apps)
Third Party Integration (183 other apps)
Workflow Management (139 other apps)

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Additional information for Bill4Time

Key features of Bill4Time

  • Time Tracking with Multiple Rate Combinations
  • Expense Tracking with Receipt Images Download
  • Mobile Access for iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile
  • Desktop Widget for PC and Mac
  • Project/Case Management
  • Multiple Reporting
  • Invoicing and Invoicing Templates
  • Project and Client Accounting with Quickbooks Integration
  • Notes and Upload of Documents
  • Secure Servers and Local Data Backup
  • Trust Accounting
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Benefits

**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.