An industry-specific Big Time alternative with no learning curve

Monograph is an alternative to BigTime that's easy to use with no need for extra training fees.

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Monograph vs Big Time Alternative




$45/mo per user


$40/mo per user (min. 10 users)

Made for Architects


Time Tracking


Forecasting Revenue


Resource Planning


Task & Milestones


Gantt + Budget


Phase-based Projects


% or Phase-based Invoicing


Project Templates


Free Training and Onboarding


Live Chat Support


What we offer

Project Management

  • View phase-based Gantt charts
  • Assign different rates per project
  • Create milestones for deliverables

Time Tracking

  • Track time against phases
  • Bill for multiple roles per project
  • Add notes and expenses

Smart Invoicing

  • Bill by phase, activity, or role
  • Preview and sum your team’s work
  • Integrate with Quickbooks Online

Why Firms Are Switching From


To Monograph

Here are some more of the reasons design firms have shared for why they’ve chosen Monograph to power their business.

Designed for Architects

We're a team of architects designing an all-in-one practice operations solution that we wish we had so you can run a better practice.

No learning curve

Designed with simplicity and support, Monograph is easy to use so you can get back to doing what you love the most.

Keep track with the MoneyGantt

Do you know how much money you have on a project right now? The MoneyGantt makes it simple to visually see if you're on track between time and money in real-time.

Structure your projects by phase

Designed for architects by architects, Monograph is the only platform that allows you to plan, staff and bill your projects phase by phase.

Monograph vs.


what's right for me?

Great question! We obviously think we’re pretty great, but here’s an honest answer:

Both platforms allow you to manage and audit timesheets. Both give you the ability to create and manage invoicing, manage staff workloads, and manage project fees.

But while BigTime is catered towards generic professional service firms. Monograph is a practice operations platform built specifically for design professionals that replaces many tools for your business, including your project planner, timesheets, real-time budgets, forecasting, staffing and much more.

The best platform choice comes down to what’s most important for you.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one platform that makes it simple to run your architecture firm online, has a modern user experience that your employees love to use, and is affordable whether you’re just starting out or growing fast, then we built Monograph just for you.

If you don't mind a steep learning curve (or paying for extra training fees), need to accept payments directly, and have the time to deal with complicated setup,  we encourage you to give both platforms a try and decide for yourself!

Another thing to consider is where you expect your business to be a few months from today. We value simplicity and transparency. Both Monograph's simple plan and BigTime’s Premier plan give you a project management solution for $45/mo per person and $40/mo per user, respectively. However, with BigTime’s minimum number of users to be 10, and additional training fees, their plan might end up being more expensive.

Meanwhile, Monograph's one and only plan, which includes all of our platform features, costs only $45/mo per person with no minimum number of users and free training and onboarding.

After all, your success is our success and we're ultimately here to help you build a better practice.

Your business, like you've never seen it before

Introducing the MoneyGantt™ — Your Budget and Schedule in one simple view. Keep tabs on project performance across the firm without having to generate a report.

"The secret sauce turns out to be a business operations program designed for architects by architects, who also happen to be willing to work with us to evolve the platform to meet very particular needs."
Workshop APD
New york, new york
“The visual forecasting is great, the customer service is exceptional, and the fact that it was made by a team with experience in the Architectural field is a big plus for us.”
ST Louis, Missouri
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