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Overview

Category Leaders

Xero is an award-winning online accounting software designed for small business owners and accountants, available on any...

actiTIME is cloud time tracking software that allows companies to manage projects, teams and clients in a single platform....

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

7.50

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

7

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

2.8K

5

4

3

2

1

1.6K

796

225

60

80

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
would recommend this app

4.6

91

5

4

3

2

1

57

30

4

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

Pros

I love the app and gives me accounting on the go. Helps me track invoices and profits with ease.
The ease of use and reputation are by far the greatest part of this product. In addition to this, the range of potential integrations is fantastic.
Really easy to submit expenses, categorise them and check the progress of you submitted expense - super easy to do all from the app.

Pros

ActiTIME helps to show you your and your employees working hours clear and structured. It even has some more features for a better overview so we can just recommend it to everyone.
It is easy to use, has user friendly interface, easy to manage. The best of the this application is the ability to use it on mobile devices.
It's an easy tool to use every day to track the time of our R&D team, so we can have a good backup of approved time for grant purposes.

Cons

There are no delivery notes/packing slips. They tout a "workaround" but be warned, it's exactly 10 extra clicks so it's really not an option if you need this feature.
Our main complaint is that Xero stopped doing payroll in 2018, so now you have to pay an additional fee to a payroll processor such as Gusto.
Changing accounting software from Xero is a horrible experience. They make it very difficult to pivot to other software.

Cons

The sync function can stop functioning at the most inconvenient times.
Maybe it is the way the company admin decided to set it up, but I dislike being able to only enter one day at a time. I would prefer to enter my entire week at a time.
There is no learning curve involved: you can start working with it right away. We set up our clients and projects in no time, and the next day the team was already tracking time there.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review7 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 months ago

Key features

  • Total features173
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Delivery Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Accountants
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Government
  • For Legal Professionals
  • For Real Estate
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Schools
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fund Management
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-State
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Nonprofits
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Price/Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Pricing and Cost Calculations
  • Product Identification
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Sourcing Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Vendor Management
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features57
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Delivery Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Accountants
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Government
  • For Legal Professionals
  • For Real Estate
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Schools
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fund Management
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-State
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Nonprofits
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Price/Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Pricing and Cost Calculations
  • Product Identification
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Sourcing Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Vendor Management
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1479
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net
  • Total integrations16
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net

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Jane F.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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actiTIME

Great for detailed time tracking

Reviewed 7 years ago

We've been using Actitime within our practice for approx 4 years now. During that time the development of the app has definitely made things easier. It allows a good level of detail through the tracking a client, product and task level. It is starting to feel a little clunky and dated compared to newer products, in particular when creating a report or a new task. We've trialed newer products recently but decided to remain with Actitime. However as we are getting more and more of our practice into cloud based apps I think we'll eventually be looking for a more integrated solution. Although Actitime integrates with QuickBooks it does not currently integrate with Xero.

Pros

Good amount of detail in both tracking and reporting. App makes tracking easier. Simple to use.

Cons

Not very integrated with other practice software. User interface starting to feel a little dated and clunky compared to others.