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.

Bill4Time Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$29.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 4 others, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Client-Portal
Reporting
Main Dashboard
Time Tracking Anytime, Anywhere - Bill4Time lets you track your time even when you don't have Internet. All accounts include a Windows or MAC desktop widget. Free mobile apps for iOS, Android let you track your time on your smartphone or tablet.
Dozens of professionally styled invoice templates. Pro and Enterprise users get customization so your invoices & reports precisely match your previous time billing system. Project a professional image to your clients.
Get paid faster with multiple online payment options including credit card, LawPay and ACH (electronic check).
Support
Bill4Time video Bill4Time video Bill4Time video Bill4Time video Bill4Time screenshot: Client-Portal Bill4Time screenshot: Reporting Bill4Time screenshot: Main Dashboard Bill4Time screenshot: Time Tracking Anytime, Anywhere - Bill4Time lets you track your time even when you don't have Internet. All accounts include a Windows or MAC desktop widget. Free mobile apps for iOS, Android let you track your time on your smartphone or tablet. Bill4Time screenshot: Dozens of professionally styled invoice templates. Pro and Enterprise users get customization so your invoices & reports precisely match your previous time billing system. Project a professional image to your clients. Bill4Time screenshot: Get paid faster with multiple online payment options including credit card, LawPay and ACH (electronic check). Bill4Time screenshot: Support

Bill4Time Reviews

Bill4Time Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
100

Very good
16

Average
2

Poor
1

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4.7
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.7
96% recommended this app
Jason H.

Clean, easy to use billing software

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.


Francisco C.

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

Awesome. My only thorn is what I wrote in the first "Con".


Eric Y.

Great Product and Support

Overall, I am pleased. The software is very easy to use to track time and expenses. Support is very good. The accounting features take some learning and could be made easier. Nice integration with Box too.


Ellen W.

Disappointed

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.


Verified Reviewer

Great, easy to use software, simple invoicing

Great, very easy to use


Jason H.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Clean, easy to use billing software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/5/2017
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Francisco C.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 6/5/2020
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Eric Y.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great Product and Support

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 10/7/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I am pleased. The software is very easy to use to track time and expenses. Support is very good. The accounting features take some learning and could be made easier. Nice integration with Box too.

Pros

The software has a lot of useful features such as allowing you to bill by the hour, flat, or contingency. I use all three fee arrangements so this feature is crucial.

Cons

In terms of the user interface, it is not the most appealing software. Everything is basically blue, white, or grey. There is a helpful dashboard, but overall, it might benefit from some redesigning.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Ellen W.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Disappointed

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 5/9/2019
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great, easy to use software, simple invoicing

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 7/15/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Great, very easy to use

Pros

The dashboard simplifies tracking and time entry. Invoicing is simple and I like the multiple ways to reconcile payment.

Cons

The price is a little steep for a small company, but the functionality is great!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9.4/10
Based on 121 user ratings
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Bill4Time Pricing

Bill4Time Pricing

Starting from
$29.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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).

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).

Value for Money
4.7/5
Based on 121 user ratings
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Bill4Time Features

Bill4Time Features

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.6/5
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Additional information for Bill4Time

Additional information for Bill4Time

Key features of Bill4Time

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

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.

Bill4Time FAQs

Bill4Time FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Bill4Time.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Bill4Time offer?

Bill4Time offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $29.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

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).

Q. What are the main features of Bill4Time?

Bill4Time offers the following features:

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

Q. Who are the typical users of Bill4Time?

Bill4Time has the following typical customers:

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Q. What languages does Bill4Time support?

Bill4Time supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Bill4Time offer?

Bill4Time has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Bill4Time support mobile devices?

Bill4Time supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Bill4Time integrate with?

Bill4Time integrates with the following applications:

Box, Google Calendar, LawPay, Microsoft Outlook, NetDocuments, PayPal, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Stripe

Q. What level of support does Bill4Time offer?

Bill4Time offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials