Bill4Time Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Bill4Time

Cloud-based time billing software

4.75/5 (142 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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany and 4 other markets, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Bill4Time user reviews

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Features
Ease of use
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Jason H.

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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Francisco C.

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-05
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Robert K.

Bill4Time user for more than ten years-very happy with it

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-27
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent-vital and essential tool for my practice. Using it now for more than 13 years.

Pros
Ease of entry and reporting, including new dashboard

Cons
Bill set up a bit cumbersome but not really a problem.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ellen W.

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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Cherry D.

Time and Money Saving Software

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-01-14
Review Source: Capterra

Easy set up. User-friendly. Cost efficient. Bill4Time enables a small company to have the organization, efficiency, and the professional look of a large company without the large cost. The cost fits in our budget.

Pros
We love the ability to have live billing numbers, the opportunity for look-back, and the ability to attach client expenses to the billing.

Cons
As of now, I'm not sure of anything that I would change.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Bill4Time pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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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
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics

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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.