Bill4Time is cloud-based timekeeping software that has features that cater specifically to lawyers, including integrating with legal payment processor LawPay.
Flexibility in time tracking. Bill4Time offers a number of different ways to track your time. You can capture both billable and non-billable time and track internal non-client time. You can start a timer on your laptop and have it continue on your mobile device. You can run multiple timers and you can convert your appointments directly to time entries.
Client portal with multiple payment Processing Options. Bill4Time has a payment portal that allows you to accept payments through PayPal, LawPay, and Stripe. Clients can access the portal on both desktop and mobile devices and they can see their billing, invoices, and payments.
Extensive Reporting Capabilities. Bill4Time has a wide variety of built-in reports, and you can also customize reports for your firm’s specific needs at the higher tiers of pricing. There are a variety of accounting reports including outstanding balances, aging reports, and trust account history. You can also aggregate time entries and expenses and create reports that allow you to view your organizational productivity month over month and year over year.
Bill4Time offers a free 30-day trial that does not require a credit card. They offer three legal-specific plans.
- The Legal Solo plan costs $30/month for the first user and the second user is $20/month. That plan caps storage at 2GB and allows only 2 users.
- The Legal Pro plan costs $50/month for the first user and subsequent users are $20/month. The plan caps storage at 10GB and allows for unlimited users.
- The Legal Enterprise plan costs $100/month for the first user and subsequent users are $25/month. The plan has unlimited storage, allows for unlimited users, and adds additional features like custom invoice templates and custom data exports.
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Things You Might Want To Know
Migration. You are only able to migrate your data to Bill4Time if you are on one of the higher pricing tiers. For Bill4Time Pro clients, the company will do a one-time import of your client and project lists. For Bill4Time Enterprise clients, they will import your clients, projects, contacts, entries, and starting balances if your existing program can export that data in a CSV or Excel format.
Security. Bill4Time uses 256-bit (bank-grade) SSL encryption. Data centers are distributed to minimize the effects of outages. Bill4Time promises uptime of over 99%.
Apps and Integrations. Bill4Time has applications for both Android and iOS. There’s also a desktop widget and a Chrome extension. It integrates with LawPay for payments and Box for storage. QuickBooks integration is severely limited, however. It requires an application which only works on PCs and acts only to one-way import data from Bill4Time to QuickBooks. Even then, line items and detailed entries can’t be imported.
Who Bill4Time is For
Bill4Time is a good choice for a smaller firm that has granular time-tracking needs and wishes to be able to track productivity. However, it has limited integration capabilities and is only able to sync one way with QuickBooks, so attorneys who are wedded to the latter would likely find it a poor fit. Given that importing data into Bill4Time is also relatively difficult, it probably is a bad choice for attorneys that have used a different program for a long time.