Time and expense tracking and billing for professional services.

Product Overview

Sage Timeslips is a timekeeping and billing software primarily used in the legal and accounting sectors. It offers billing capabilities, customizable reports, and ease of tracking time for multiple users. It offers a range of features, from detailed time slip histories and easy-to-generate billing statements to customizable tasks and rates.


  • Free trial is available
  • Customizable reports


  • Multiple users have made complaints about customer support
  • No weekend tech support

Target Market

Small to large law practices and accounting firms that require detailed billing and time tracking capabilities.

About Sage Timeslips

Key Capabilities:

  • Reporting
  • Data Import

Intuitive Time and Expense Tracking

Sage Timeslips makes entering time and expenses efficient in these 4 ways:

  1. Turn time spent on client tasks and email into billable entries with a two-way integration with Microsoft Outlook
  2. Capture time effortlessly with Automatic Time Capture, which automates the recording of time in active windows of multiple applications, including Microsoft Office documents, Adobe® PDFs, web pages, and third party applications.
  3. Time and expense capture is available on the go with eCenter, a web portal for time and expense entry via tablet, laptop, Mac or smartphone.
  4. Prevent errors with customizable rate rules based on any combination of rate, task, client and timekeeper.

Customizable Bill Creation and Design

Sage Timeslips makes managing billing, balances and payments easier in these 7 ways:

  1. Offer a variety of billing arrangements, including contingency, flat fee and hourly.
  2. Directly edit bills during the billing review process.
  3. Automatically generate envelopes or labels during the billing process.
  4. Reprint copies of unpaid or partially paid bills in one step.
  5. Sage Timeslips links with 20 accounting packages, including QuickBooks and Sage 50 Accounting.
  6. Record payments, write-offs, credits, refunds and fund transfers in a single, simple interface.
  7. Allocate payments to timekeepers based on recorded contribution.

Networking Features:

  • Unique, detailed security profiles may be set for each user.
  • Control access to databases with Station Administrator.
  • The Connected Databases feature keeps multiple databases synchronized.
  • Turn off all active stopwatch timers with one mouse click.
  • Audit Trails show you the date and time of any action performed by the timekeeper that was logged into the database.

Sage Timeslips Electronic Billing

Billing formats include:

  • Chubb Legalgard
  • CLASS Audit
  • Data Clearinghouse
  • Examen
  • F&D Legalgard
  • General Accounting Legalgard
  • Great American Legalgard
  • Law Audit Service (LAS)
  • LEDES 97
  • LEDES 98
  • Legal Bill Format
  • Legalgard
  • Legal Solutions Suite
  • Pro Fee Manager by Peerpoint
  • TyMetrix
  • Vik Brothers Legalgard
Starting Price
$55 /month
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Product Overview

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User Reviews of Sage Timeslips

Submitted on February 2nd, 2021 by Anonymous

The first version purchased was 8.0. Its connection with palm pilot was liked but it was error prone and caused numerous problems in the office. Have upgraded along the way. 2011 was final straw. It is more stable than previous versions but still lacks true flexibly. Every new year, I check for a competitor product to make the jump and dump TimeSlips®. After two calls to support with the original version, it was obvious that Sage does not understand the concept “support.” The product is not good enough to sell itself, so every version is quickly outdated and support stopped to force users upgrade at outrageously expensive, ever increasing pricing. The basic concept is good but corporate greed makes this software choice ugly. Cloud is a worthless option. If you put customer data on a third party server, confidentiality and privilege is destroyed. This is de facto malpractice in many (US) professions. I would not recommend any software from Sage under any circumstances (tried others). Word to wise: back-up, back-up, back-up. You’ll need it. As long as the price is unreasonable, the support non-existent, and the move away from local installation continues, our company will continue to use and maintain 2011 by any means necessary. The search for a replace is vigilant. Think twice; buy a different software.

The Good…

The concept is good, the reality lacks usability.

The Bad…

It is a fancy spreadsheet and hugely over-priced. No winOS is secure so going to the cloud is error.

Submitted on August 4th, 2020 by Keuling-Stout, P.C.

We’ve been using Sage Timeslips for years. More years than I can remember.

The Good…

I love the simplicity of this software. Even my 73y/o boss can use it without much complication.

The Bad…

It does seem outdated. I wish the billing had a more “modern look”.

Submitted on April 2nd, 2019 by Marlene

Sage’s pricing has become offensive and not cost effective. They have intentionally cut off all customer support (which is frequently needed) if you don’t pay the huge (for our multi-user installation) annual upgrade fees. Once you have been using their software, you are stuck between changing to entirely new software or paying huge fees.

The Good…


The Bad…

horrible program

Submitted on February 19th, 2019 by Anonymous

Moderately intuitive software which our attorneys use to enter their time and cost entries for legal billing and which we use to run bills and track payments.

The Good…

Time and cost entry utilizes a simple entry window; can easily run reports to show total hours billed in a period for one or more attorneys; can easily see client bills and payments.

The Bad…

While billing templates have many customizable options, they are often hard to use. Most importantly, Sage’s pricing model has become truly offensive and not cost effective. They have intentionally cut off all customer support (which is frequently needed) if you don’t pay the huge (for our multi-user installation) annual upgrade fees. Once you have been using their software, you are stuck between changing to entirely new software or paying huge fees.

Submitted on January 24th, 2019 by Anonymous

Sage Timeslips allows us to keep track of billable hours for our attorneys and paralegals. It gives us a way to email invoices to our clients and our clients can use the same invoice to pay their bills.

The Good…

I can invoice my clients through email and my clients can pay their invoice through the same email.

The Bad…

CUSTOMER SUPPORT - Sage makes you pay for technical support in advance. We paid for three technical calls for the year and when that is used up, forget about getting any help. If you call for support but you’ve used your three calls, they want to forward you to their Sales Dept to purchase more support. It’s very frustrating. This happened today. All I wanted to do was move Timeslips from one computer to another but they don’t want to help unless I “upgrade” my support help. So I’m looking for another billing service. That is how I stumbled on this review site.

Submitted on July 17th, 2018 by Anonymous

I used Sage Timeslips for two decades and I just got tired of their service department. Being on hold for two hours while you wait in line is unacceptable, or they call you back, and of course, I am back to work and can’t take their call. They just don’t have the customer service they used to have. I think they have just gotten too big to care about the solo practitioner.

The Good…


The Bad…

Service department does not care. Not all of the techs - but most of them.

Submitted on November 15th, 2016 by Anonymous

We’ve struggled with TimeSlips for a few years now and we’re done. We’ll definitely be going a different direction. The final straw was when we purchased a new computer but our activation codes would not work, so they charged us almost $300 to get the same activation codes that we had already paid for.

The Good…

Not much.

The Bad…

It’s not intuitive and difficult to get it to do what needs to be done. Their formatting for their invoices and forms is terrible. Sales and support are both terrible.

Submitted on September 12th, 2014 by Anonymous

I just upgraded to 2015 and I don’t like some of the changes. I don’t like that the in reference to is not on the first page with initial client information. I think that abbreviations should work in whatever screen you are in. I have several other issues, but those are my main complaints. I don’t like that the upgrade wiped out my G/L transfer accounts.

The Good…

I like that I can change the color scheme. I like that I can take out features that I don’t normally use to create less keystrokes.

The Bad…

Abbreviations should be functional on all screens.

Submitted on June 24th, 2014 by Anonymous

We have used Timeslips since 1999. The 2014 version is a major set backwards. It now takes at least 5 times longer to fill out a time record because of some change made in the autofill function. We used to type a few characters and the software would autofill properly. Now it does not. In addition, it no longer saves for future use the place designates to save a file. Instead, this must be selected each time. In short, the 2014 version of Timeslips has made us less efficient.

The Good…

Nothing at this point. See comment above regarding the inefficiencies that have been built into the 2014 version.

The Bad…

The changes to the autofill properties addressed above. This is a major problem with the 2014 version. I am sorry that we “upgraded.” It was really a downgrade.

Submitted on April 28th, 2014 by Anonymous

This product works well for our small business and gives us the extra features for time tracking that meet our clients’ specific needs. The support team has been helpful when we’ve had challenges and the addition of some of the new features over the last year or two have made this a more competitive product. It is pretty feature-rich in general and we don’t use everything, but we feel we’re getting a good value.

The Good…

I like the reporting, especially the profitability reporting. It is easy to see who is hitting their goals and how our business is performing overall. The Automatic Time Capture feature was a nice addition over the last year or so. I also like that this is integrated with my QuickBooks software without having to pay extra. We have been able to add eCenter licenses when we needed to provide a way for team members working outside of the office to enter time and expenses.

The Bad…

It would be nice to have a truly cloud-based version of the software. eCenter works for remote time/expense entry but it’s just a web portal. The user interface could use some updating too.