CPA Practice Advisor

NOV 2018

Today's Technology for Tomorrow's Firm.

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NOVEMBER 2018 ■ www.CPAPracticeAdvisor.com 19 TIME & BILLING SYSTEMS: REVIEW AccountantsWorld Practice Relief www.accountantsworld.com Practice Relief, part of AccountantsWorld Power Practice System is well suited for small to mid-sized accounting firms. Practice Relief can be used as a stand-alone application or with other modules that are included in the Power Practice system. Practice Relief is a cloud-based application, with users able to access the application from both PC and Mac desktop systems as well as mobile devices. The product is preconfigured with tasks, projects, and expenses common to most accounting firms, though users can add additional data during the system setup process. Up to 10 default rates can be set up for each Practice Relief user, which helps to limit the amount of data entry that needs to be completed. Practice Relief has an easily navigated user interface, making it easy to access time, billing, and invoicing functions, with system access levels varying, depending on the access level assigned to each employee during setup. Practice Relief, from AccountantsWorld offers solid time and billing capability, and is a great fit for small to mid-sized accounting firms that ideally use other AccountantsWorld applications; though the product can be used as a stand-alone time and billing application if desired. Currently, Practice Relief is priced at $495 per year, with a 30-day money back guarantee offered. Read the full review for this product online at: www.CPAPracticeAdvisor.com/ 12435023 4.75 2018 OVERALL RATING BigTime IQ www.bigtime.net BigTime IQ Time and Billing Software is well suited for small to mid-sized professional service firms, including accounting and CPA firms. Scalable, BigTime IQ works well as a stand-alone time and billing solution, though users can reap additional functionality if used with QuickBooks or Lacerte applications. Aside from standard time tracking, BigTime IQ also offers DCAA Timekeeping, making the product a good fit for government contractors that must comply with DCAA requirements. BigTime IQ is completely cloud-based, and offers a robust mobile app designed to be used with both iOS and Android devices. The mobile app offers easy time tracking capability, with entries later syncing with the online application once a connection is available. Along with mobile time tracking, the cloud version of BigTime I.Q. offers timesheet entry, with multiple timesheets templates that are completely customizable with users able to create the timesheet that best suits their needs. BigTime IQ is available in three versions; Express, which is designed for 5 users and offers time tracking and mobile access, and currently runs $5.95 per user, per month; Pro, which is a 10-user system and includes budget and expense tracking, and currently runs $17 per user, per month; and Enterprise, also a 10-user system that includes extended, priority support, and unlimited data retention and is currently priced at $28.90 per user, per month. A free 14-day trial is available for those interested in BigTime IQ, and a credit card is not required. Read the full review for this product online at: www.CPAPracticeAdvisor.com/ 12435020 5 2018 OVERALL RATING Bill4Time Bill4Time www.bill4time.com Bill4Time offers web-based time and billing capability in an easy-to-use format that is well suited for small to mid-sized businesses. Initially designed for legal professionals, Bill4Time offers solutions that are a good fit for a variety of industries including architects, accounting professionals, consulting businesses, freelancers, and small business owners. Along with time and billing capability, Bill4Time also offers complete practice management and project management capability for legal professionals. The product also offers an online payment option, a client portal, and mobile apps that can be used with a variety of mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. Bill4Time’s Time and Billing plan is currently $13 per user per month for the first three months, and includes accounting, reporting, a client portal, payment processing, mobile and desktop apps, invoicing, automatic updates, and encrypted backup. There are also two additional plans available that are designed for legal offices. A free 14-day demo is available for those interested in the application. Read the full review for this product online at: www.CPAPracticeAdvisor.com/ 12435018 4.75 2018 OVERALL RATING BQE Core www.bqe.com BQE Core offers time and expense tracking along with project management, billing and accounting functionality. A relatively new application, BQE Core was launched in July of 2017 and is an excellent fit for small to mid-sized professional services firms including accounting and CPA firms. BQE Core is completely cloud-based for convenient anywhere access, and users can also opt to utilize the BQE Core mobile app that is designed to be used with both iOS and Android smart phones and tablet devices, with robust features such as Dashboards, complete Time and Expense Management, Project Management, and Billing applications all available on the mobile app. Also available on the mobile app is access to master lists, vendor bills, and to-do management. Pricing for BQE is role-based, with options available for Time & Expense, Billing, Manager, and Accounting, with current pricing starting at $7.95 per user, per month for Time & Expense users, with additional pricing for other user types available on request. BQE also offers a free-15-day trial for those interested in trying out the application. Read the full review for this product online at: www.CPAPracticeAdvisor.com/ 12435022 5 2018 OVERALL RATING

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