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Bill4Time Rating:
4.1/5

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  • Customer Experience & Support - 8/10
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  • Pricing & Value - 8/10
    8/10
  • Security - 10/10
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  • Innovation & Future-Proofing - 7/10
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Our Rating: 4.1/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

Bill4Time is a timekeeping and billing platform with basic client, and matter management built-in. Think of it as a billing system that tracks jobs and expenses. It is good at that. As such, it has extensive reporting capabilities, collaborative task management, and advanced billing workflows.

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 with their attorney billing software. With their recent updates to incorporate law practice management features, this software would also be a good fit for attorneys looking to have a more all-in-one software. In fact, with its full-accounting capabilities, it may be all the management some firms need.

This attempt to be comprehensive can also be detrimental. Since they expect you to handle your accounting internally, the QuickBooks integration is only one-way. Additionally, the amount of integrations that actually enhance the application’s functionality is limited. As a result, Bill4Time is likely not a good solution for complex practice areas, or larger practices.

Features

Bill4Time Device Lineup
Website
www.bill4time.com
Platforms
  • Android
  • iOS
  • iPadOS
  • MacOS
  • Web
  • Windows
Pricing
Free Trial
Pricing Method
Monthly or Annually
Starting Price
$27/user/m (paid annually)
Core Features
Most law practice timekeeping & billing platforms have a few core features. Although it is not always necessary for your software of choice to check every box in this section, you'll likely want to have a good reason for not requiring one of these features.
Time Tracking
  • In-app Timer
  • Manual Entry
Expense Tracking
Track expenses as well as time so you can bill them to your clients.
Invoicing
Estimates
Provide detailed estimates to your clients before generating an invoice or tracking any actual time.
Reporting
Generate reports from timekeeping records to profits per partner. Note that some options have much more robust reporting features than others. If you know you will need a particular report, get a demo or trial to make sure you can get it.
Payment Processing
⚙ Payment Processing Options
  • Built-in
Payment Forms Accepted
  • eCheck/ACH
  • Major Credit Cards
Starting Payment Processing Fee
Online Payments
Accept credit card or eCheck/ACH payments on invoices. Note that some billing software integrates with third-party payment services but don't provide a built-in payment solution.
Recurring Payments
Set up payment plans and subscriptions with automatic recurring payments.
Issue Refunds
Accounting
⚙ Accounting Integrations
  • QuickBooks Desktop
  • QuickBooks Online
Basic Bookkeeping
Basic bookkeeping means basic, checkbook register–style bookkeeping, not full accounting. You will still need accounting software.
Project & Task Managment
Project Manager
Task Management
Document Management
Document Management
Some timekeeping and billing software includes basic document management so that you can add documents and associate them with your cases/matters.
Document Management Integrations
  • Box
  • Netdocuments
Data Security & Migration
Data Migration
  • Standard
Data Location
  • Private Cloud
Data Security
9
Miscellaneous Integrations
  • Google Calendar
  • NexFirm
  • Outlook
  • Uptime Legal Systems
  • ViewABill

Additional Details about Bill4Time

Reporting

Bill4Time has a wide variety of built-in reports, and you can 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.

Security

Bill4Time uses 256-bit (bank-grade) SSL encryption. Data centers are distributed to minimize the effects of outages. Bill4Time promises an uptime of over 99%.

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.