Invoice Rounding Options

Billable Time Entry Rounding


Some firms round hours for billing purposes: they want hours to be rounded when billing a client. However, these firms still need to capture staffers' unrounded hours for payroll purposes. BigTime allows for this and offers different rounding options in your timesheet configuration. 

This article will show you how to configure your rounding options.

Note: This article assumes that you’re a system administrator.

Let’s get to your timesheet. First, click Time/Expense…Timesheets from your navigation bar.

Then, click the gear icon.

There are two fields to reference for time rounding: Entry Rounding and Billable Entry Rounding.

Entry Rounding affects your staffers' input hours. It’s the value your staffers see on their timesheets. 

Billable Entry Rounding affects the billable hours for the time entry. You can bill your client at a different rounded amount compared to your staffers’ input hours. 

In the above image, Entry Rounding is set to “don’t round,” which means that the staffer’s input hours are not rounded. Billable Entry Rounding is set to 1/4-hour. When the staffer submits their timesheet, the billable value will round to the nearest ¼ hour and the input value will remain unrounded. 

Let’s make this idea concrete with an example. Mary enters 1.23 hours on her timesheet. She'll see that value on her timesheet.

Note that her 1.23 Input Hours has been rounded to 1.25 Billable Hours. 

There are several other points to keep in mind:

*Posting hours to your accounting system reflect the input hours.

*If you are generating Vendor Bills based on time, hours will reflect the input hours.

*Billable fees are calculated based on the billable hours. 

Where to Go from Here:

Invoicing Rounding Options

Import Invoicing Calculators

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