Abtrac

Who Uses Abtrac?

Abtrac is used by time based billing professionals primarily in the AEC space. Architects, Designers, Consulting Engineers, Cost Estimators, Project Managers, Planners and Land Surveyors and others.

What Is Abtrac?

Abtrac is the Project Management system that Makes a Huge Difference. Fully cloud based, used extensively by professionals in the AEC space. Used by architects, designers, engineers of all disciplines, cost estimators, land surveyors, planners, project managers and more. Abtrac is all about clients, jobs, stages, fees, schedules, subconsultants, time and disbursements, invoicing and effective reporting for professionals who need to know how everything is tracking.

Abtrac Details

Abtrac

http://www.abtrac.com/

Founded 1990

Abtrac Software - Home Screen & Analysis (customisable for each user)
Abtrac Software - Job Management Menus
Abtrac Software - Project Planning, tracking tasks and budgets
Abtrac Software - Alternate timesheets Screen - these layouts can be set by administrators and customised by each user
Abtrac Software - Timesheets Screen - these layouts can be set by administrators and customised by each user
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Starting price

$60.00/month
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USD 39.00/month

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Abtrac deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Abtrac Features

  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Workflow Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Create Subtasks
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • File Management
  • Gamification
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Import Tasks
  • Mobile Access
  • Parent Task
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Spreadsheet View
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Board View
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Tracking
  • To-Do List
  • Workflow Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Currency
  • Payroll Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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Abtrac Reviews

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Overall rating

4.3/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.3
Customer Service 5
Features 4.5
Value for Money 4.8

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Deborah W.
Office Manager
Architecture & Planning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/11/2017

"I couldn't recommend Abtrac highly enough. Invaluable timekeeping software. Excellent service."

Comments: Reporting / time keeping / project staff & team planning and programming / profitability analysis / resource management / WIP analysis / unbilled time capturing / improved profitability. Biggest benefit - control!

Pros: Ease of use. Capturing every billable minute. Allowing us to gauge profitability of both projects and people enables programming, and resource allocation. We are only just beginning to realize the potential of this invaluable tool. Wonderful Abtrac staff to work with.
The technical staff are excellent - professional, knowledgeable, patient, efficient and extremely helpful.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/11/2017
Caroline G.
Practice Manager
Architecture & Planning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/02/2018

"Very flexible software system with great customer support and loads of reporting options."

Comments: Accurate project costing against budget.

Pros: Captures all data relating to a project in one place; flexible invoicing by time engaged or % complete on a customised invoice; good tracking and reporting on budgets and sub-consultant costs.

Cons: It does save a bit too often on time sheet entry, and can run a bit slow over the internet sometimes when querying the database.

Vendor Response

by Abtrac on 27/04/2018

Hi Caroline, thanks for your review

As I mentioned on the phone there is the setting at the bottom of all the different time-sheet pages that allows you to select the frequency of saving with a simple tick box.
I hope this helps and feel free to call if you want.
Regards
Will

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/02/2018
Marion H.
Office Manager
Architecture & Planning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/12/2017

"It has transformed the way we record time and expenses, and prepare invoices ."

Comments: Saves time when preparing invoices, and includes disbursements automatically.

Pros: Able to generate invoices from timesheet comments
Easy to use client data base
Keeps a record of employees' time: leave, admin, seminar, etc.
Easy program for new employees to use
Costs/disbursements are automatically added to invoices
Employee time can be added or subtracted when preparing invoices, and holds unbilled time

Cons: The system "saves" too often -e.g. when entering timesheet entries, disbursements
The desk top version had a report that is not available in cloud version: Fees Earned by Employee and JOB and Invoice.
Adding addresses is confusing - e.g. if you use the post code line, it does not come up in the address

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/12/2017
Ann G.
Office Administrator
Civil Engineering, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/12/2017

"Really enjoy using ABTRAC, have done so for a number of years now so it's very familiar to me"

Comments: Having a reliable package and knowing if you have a problem the help desk is always there and only too happy to help out with anything or find a solution

Pros: Getting to everything, enjoying the Cloud version now I'm used to it. It all flows really well and enjoying not having to jump in and out of functions, opening a new browser is really good.

Cons: Sometimes a bit of a pause when the internet isn't going well. Having to log in when you've been doing something else is a bit of a pain at times.

Vendor Response

by Abtrac on 27/04/2018

Hi Ann,
Thanks for your review. We have now implemented the quick login screen so that you don't lose any work if you have been logged out of the system. I wish we could but unfortunately we can't do anything about the internet speed in your offices. Please contact us if you have anything else.
Thanks
Will

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/12/2017
Cindy M.
Office Manager
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/12/2017

"It is a simple and intuitive product that enables us to track time on projects and keep to budget."

Pros: We have employees with a range of computer skills, it's important that we had software that was easy to use and Abtrac comes to the party with professional setup, training and support. Abtrac's time tracking software allows us to manage projects, track employee hours and monitor expenses easily you don't need an extensive education to use this software it is easy to use with the added benefit of being web-based. You can generate standard reports or filter reports to your required specifications for time spent on projects, tasks, budgets, hours, expenses and invoice virtually putting together whatever you require from the reporting functions. I have no hesitation in recommending this software, we have been using Abtrac for over 15 years and moved to the web based system over a year ago and although Abtrac was completely re-written for the web based system our staff have had no problems re-learning their way around.

Cons: To be honest there really isn't much that I don't like about Abtrac and I struggle to think of any cons. The only thing I can come up with would be that being web based you rely on the speed of the internet for opening new tabs or when entering details at data entry speed it can sometimes be a hindrance but for the every day user I'm not sure this would not affect them and the functionality certainly out weighs this.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/12/2017