BigTime’s Consultant Network, "BigTeam," Expands: Network Extends to More Than 250 CPA Firms Following Partnership with BDO

  BigTime’s Consultant Network, "BigTeam," Expands: Network Extends to More
  Than 250 CPA Firms Following Partnership with BDO Alliance

No-cost referral network gives QuickBooks ProAdvisors increased opportunities
    to enhance value to clients, create new revenue streams and grow their

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- July 1, 2013

BigTime Software, Inc., a leading provider of practice management tools for
growing professional services firms, today announced that its referral network
for small- and mid-sized accounting firms, BigTeam, has experienced rapid
growth since launching in 2012 and now extends its reach to more than 250
partner firms.

“The response to BigTeam has been phenomenal, as we saw at this year’s Scaling
New Heights,” says Brian Saunders, CEO and founder of BigTime, referring to
the industry’s largest annual training conference for QuickBooks ProAdvisors,
held last week (June 23-26) in Orlando.

“By creating a new kind of consultant network designed by and for accountants,
we’ve given these entrepreneurial business owners what they’d been asking for:
the potential for enhanced client relationships and new business
opportunities, at no cost,” Saunders added.

The creation of BigTeam in 2012 is just one of the initiatives BigTime has
undertaken to further strengthen its ties to the accounting market. Earlier
this year, BigTime joined the BDO Seidman Alliance, a national association of
independently owned local and regional accounting firms, and the firm
previously announced signing an OEM licensing agreement with Intuit Inc.
(NASDAQ: INTU), the maker of QuickBooks.

Win-Win: Increasing Business, Enhancing Value

Network members say BigTeam gives them the power to more easily grow their

“BigTime is great time and billing software, so when the firm launched
BigTeam, I was right there,” says Karen Dellaripa, CPA, one of the leading
QuickBooks ProAdvisors in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and owner
of Schneider & Associates. “My very first client, when I started my business,
I installed them on BigTime. Nothing works better with QuickBooks.”

The clients at Dellaripa’s regional accounting firm range from startups with
one- or two-person staffs to growing mid-sized companies with 50-plus
employees and revenues north of $20 million. “The robustness of the reporting,
accessibility for employees to log in and enter time from anywhere, the
overall ease of use — that's the value of BigTime to my clients,” she says.

Among the biggest benefits of BigTeam, Dellaripa says, is the potential to
grow her client base cost-effectively through the network, while receiving
in-depth training on an app that can provide both her and her clients a
competitive edge in an increasingly tech-savvy marketplace.

Dellaripa describes the impact the app had on the workflow of a client she
recently moved from a crash-prone system to BigTime. “They’ve literally taken
their business into the future. With BigTeam, I’ll be able to help more firms
do just that.”

For more information about BigTeam, visit

About BigTime Software, Inc.

BigTime Software, Inc. is dedicated to developing practice management tools
that help growing professional services firms track, manage and invoice their
time. Its award-winning industry-specific solutions are designed to speak the
language of more than a dozen business types, from accounting and architecture
to IT services.

BigTime is a Gold Certified Developer with Intuit, the maker of QuickBooks,
and is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network. The firm also serves the
needs of OEM partners who license its technology as the critical component of
their accounting and productivity suites. BigTime has thousands of active
customers who rely on its cloud-based tools to more easily manage their
businesses and effectively plan for tomorrow. See more at


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