Integration Guide

Calendar Integration with BigTime

  

Are you worried you’ll miss a project, task, or activity deadline assigned to you in BigTime? Prevent this problem by integrating your iCalendar, Outlook, and Google calendar with BigTime.

Doing so allows you to see start and due dates for your BigTime projects, tasks, and activities at a glance on your calendar. There’s no better way to keep up with and stay ahead of looming deadlines.

Let’s get to your integrations page in BigTime to get the process started. Click My Company, on your navigation bar, and select Integrations at the end of the picklist (dropdown menu).

You’ll see all of the applications BigTime can sync with, including your iCalendar, Outlook, and Google calendar. Click on the application you’d like to integrate with BigTime:

iCalendar

Outlook Calendar

Google Calendar

BigTime will direct you to a page explaining how to complete the integration. Although the instructions vary depending on the type of calendar you’re integrating with, there are three universal features we’d like to highlight:

  • You decide what information you’d like to see in your calendar in regards to project, task, and activity start and end dates. You make these decisions in BigTime, before you begin the integration process.


Each calendar type offers several boxes for you to check or uncheck. Check a box if you’d like to apply that information to your calendar once the integration is complete.

Your options look like this:

  • Refresh rate. By default, your calendar will be refreshed with your BigTime information every 24 hours. However, you can specify the refresh rate that best fits your needs by typing in the text box.

For example, your refresh rate could be every two or 36 hours.

  • Share your calendar with your colleagues. Consider doing so when you’re working with others on a project or task in BigTime, so they can see upcoming deadlines. Users who are not admins have access to the calendar URL inside their profile.

Click the red Save Settings button to save any changes you made.

 Now you’re ready to begin the integration process as outlined in calendar option you chose.

 

 BigTime integrates with a host of other applications, including QuickBooks, Zapier, Lacerte, and Slack.

 

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