About BQE CORE Suite

BQE’s powerful all-in-one platform and expert support give A & E firms the intuitive tools they need to meet the demands of their firm, empower their team, maximize profitability, and deliver superior results to clients.

BQE was designed for the A&E industry by architects and engineers. You need a platform that truly understands your firm and supports it with the specialized tools you need. After running their own successful A&E firms, our founders created the best-in-class platform they needed from the ground up. Our platform supports the specialized needs of the A&E industry. We understand your pain points like no one else.

We don’t stop at our software. You can also have access to our friendly, expert support team that’s as invested in your success as you are. Enjoy access to expert support to ensure your firm operates at its best. Our packages include customer onboarding and 24/7/365 support so you can make the most of the platform. Our support team understands your day-to-day challenges and can identify opportunities for back-office optimization.

Today, over 400,000 users trust BQE's award-winning software to streamline their business processes while offering groundbreaking insights that grow their firm and boost their profits.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of BQE CORE Suite

Improves Efficiency
BQE CORE automates repetitive tasks and keep all your billing, projects, accounting contacts, files and more in one place.

Speeds Up Cash Flow
With accurately tracked hours, and flexible billing options, CORE ensures that no billable hours sip through the cracks.

Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device
CORE is available across all major platforms so you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility to run a successful firm anywhere in the world.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of BQE CORE Suite: 164

  • API
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Statements
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Accountants
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Fund Accounting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Leave Tracking
  • Machine Learning
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Multiple Projects
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Nonprofits
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payment Processing
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Speech Recognition
  • Staff Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Visual Analytics
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(653)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Steven
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

CORE is a real time saver !

Reviewed on 3/8/2022

Implementation took longer than expected but has proved worth the extra time to get it right.

Implementation took longer than expected but has proved worth the extra time to get it right.

Pros

Using CORE to invoice our clients has freed up so much of my time I'm afraid I could have streamlined myself out of a job. Billing previews that used to take days are now done in hours. The time to create invoices and submit them for approval takes about 25% of the time before CORE. Easy to learn and a breeze to use.

Cons

ORE is a very complex software system to set up, but once we worked out all of the nuances and specifications, this software rocks!

Reasons for Choosing BQE CORE Suite

Centralized online database for multiple locations and web-based time tracking.

Switched From

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Reasons for Switching to BQE CORE Suite

Price was a key factor, but so was familiarity.
Lisa
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

BQE CORE Suite

Reviewed on 7/12/2022

The biggest benefit is not having to constantly perform backups and worry about losing our data...

The biggest benefit is not having to constantly perform backups and worry about losing our data because my computer crashes. Since we utilize several of the options we had before in BillQuick, we haven't made too many changes.

Pros

We upgraded from BillQuick to CORE earlier this year. The ability to access whatever I need online makes it so much easier if I need to work from a location outside of the office. Integration was effortless and the help videos are easy to understand and implement. I needed very little training as it was very similar to BillQuick and feel anyone who has used any type of accounting software should be able to use without a great deal of effort. There are several training sessions available to new users on a weekly basis that made it easier for me to schedule. The ability to get immediate customer support is a definite plus.

Cons

Sometimes I've had issues where it takes awhile to save time card entries but this may be an issue with our internet and not the software. There have been a few quirks where completed jobs suddenly become active; the interest in the bank reconciliation doesn't carry over to the general ledger. There were also several report default templates that were available in BillQuick that are not available in CORE. You may need to pay for a customized report that used to be free.

Stacy
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

BillQuick - A look at one year post conversion

Reviewed on 30/6/2015

Pros

BillQuick is a powerful tool in tracking project time and expenses for professional services. We converted from 7 years of Quick Books data. Although the conversion and integration was not a seemless process, and the learning curve was much longer than originally anticipated, we are now tracking project profitability at a much higher level than we ever have before.
BillQuick Tech Support is fantastic. They are patient and knowledgeable, and we have received a lot of added value by having the Gold Care Tech Support package added onto our services. Additionally, we have invested quite a bit of extra money on having Bill Quick Customization Department write customized reports. Although the standard reports section is extensive, we were unable to find reports that gave us exactly the data we wanted to see. It's nice that this additional service is offered, but it would be nice for them to give us a handful of customized reports as part of the conversion process and then charge extra from there on out.

Cons

The software is not as user-friendly as it could be. Some things are overly complicated and require detailed use before you understand the functionality of the software. It could not be more different that QuickBooks, and the transition for us was difficult. Personally, I highly underestimated the learning curve.

In the beginning, we were only using BQ for time and expense logging and we maintained our Quick Books file for all other general accounting, which I would strongly discourage. Although the SYNC feature does work to sync data between programs, it is not a clean sync and much of it needed cleanup on either side of the sync. This was very frustrating. We just recently converted all of our general accounting in QB over to the Accounting portal in BillQuick. This has helped to have all of our financial records in one software system and our data is much more consistent. However, the "Accounting" portal is not perfect and there are a number of features that are lacking where QB has it all dialed in. Examples: 1) in looking at a vendor bill, there is no indication or PAID FLAT to see it has been PAID or not. To see if it is paid, I have to look at the previous checks. 2) In a report that lists all AP checks written for a particular time frame, there is no TOTAL at the end of the report. 3) BQ allows duplicate check numbers. (This is not a complete list, but the top 3 things that drive me insane.) These seem like basic accounting features and for them to not be included in an accounting software is frustrating. DISCLAIMER: we have not yet upgraded to BQ2015 and remain on BQ2014 for a while longer. My understanding is that BQ2015 has updated a number of accounting features, so I look forward to seeing if any of those issues are remedied.

Mikaela
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

User friendly, smart and up-to-date

Reviewed on 6/12/2022

Overall positive, I feel that if I am ever in need CORE would be quick to respond and very helpful....

Overall positive, I feel that if I am ever in need CORE would be quick to respond and very helpful. It has been easy to train staff to use CORE for time tracking. We would love to learn to use more of CORE to get our productivity levels up

Pros

Timesheets can be accessed from anywhere, it is easy to put in time, staff are required to put in memos, broken down into good categories, so many helpful functions integrated into one program

Cons

Sometimes it is glitchy, staff cannot create their own reports, can't create reports for "extras" difficult to find some features, staff cannot batch update entries if they have accidentally put them into the wrong project which adds more to my to do list as admin Staff cannot add new projects

Mahmoud
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

BQE CORE Suite review

Reviewed on 23/11/2022

Pros

BQE CORE Suite is one of the very easy to use and very complicated accounting software.

Cons

This software has a learning curve not too easy as you wish

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BQE CORE Suite FAQs

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BQE CORE Suite offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Our pricing structure is simple, flexible and designed to fit your needs – you only pay for the features that you and your staff actually use. Annual and multi-year commitment options are available to support the unique needs of your firm. Start a FREE trial today to learn how CORE can maximize productivity and unlock your firm's true profitability potential.

BQE CORE Suite has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

BQE CORE Suite supports the following languages:

English

BQE CORE Suite supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

BQE CORE Suite integrates with the following applications:

Affinipay for Associations, ArchiSnapper, Box, Dropbox Business, Financials for Office 365, Google Drive, LawPay, MYOB Business, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Power BI, Office 365 Document Management, OneDrive, Quickbooks Online, Stripe, Tax1099.com, Xero

BQE CORE Suite offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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