About BQE Core Suite

BQE Core makes it easier and more profitable to run your business. It organizes information, automates repetitive tasks and allows your firm to spend more time providing service to your clients instead of managing internal processes.

BQE Core is an integrated Time and Expense Tracking, Project Management, Billing and Accounting solution that is scalable for businesses of all sizes. It is built by Architects, Engineers, and CPA's to meet the specific needs of professional services firms. It is packed with simple, powerful features designed to help firms bolster their cash flow by expediting their billing process, while dramatically improving their project management and their ability to analyze performance.

Certified partnerships with Intuit, MYOB and other market leaders ensure that Core intuitively extracts, customizes and delivers customized output from any third-party accounting software.

Pricing starting from:

US$11.95/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United Arab Emirates, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, Ireland, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$11.95/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to BQE Core Suite

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Features

Total features of BQE Core Suite: 155

  • 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
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • 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 Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Accountants
  • For CPA Firms
  • 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
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • 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
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(476)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Robert c. M. Robert c. M.
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Valuable software for billing at a law firm

Reviewed on 5/4/2019

Bill quick is a perfect solution to create invoices and be able to bill many different attorneys on...

Bill quick is a perfect solution to create invoices and be able to bill many different attorneys on different projects.

Pros

The ability to customize many of its features is great. You can setup and keep track of time associated
with various cases, clients, projects. There are so many reports that you can run to keep track of your spending. Able to export invoices to LEDES format. Able to import time from excel spreadsheet.

Cons

It takes some time to learn the software, the tech support team was great in getting me up and running. If you want additional reports they have a custom report group but their cost is a bit high to modify reports. It looks a bit complicated but actually it is easy to use.

Laura S. Laura S.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Core has been an integral in helping us to understand and grow our business

Reviewed on 11/5/2020

Overall experience has been great as we use Core for our integrated accounting, time/expenses, and...

Overall experience has been great as we use Core for our integrated accounting, time/expenses, and invoices, and it has been integral in helping us to understand and grow our business in the first year.

Pros

A little over one year back as we started up our new business I was researching for the best accounting, time and expense tracking and billing software. I selected BQE Core because it had an intuitive interface, easy reporting and it was on cloud. For any startup business the cost is always a big factor, the fact that BQE Core was a fraction of other similar software packages was an added bonus! We use BQE for our integrated accounting, time/expenses, and invoices, and it has been integral in helping us to understand and grow our business in the first year. At every moment, I have the info available to understand my cash flow, liabilities and A/R all in one interface, which never would have been possible if I used other accounting software.

Cons

In a separate excel doc I track our projected income and expenses for each two-week period so I can plan cash expenditure. If BQE had a feature to track overhead and projections in relation to billable work, that would really integrate all functionality in one software. Other than that, I don't have any suggestions for improvement.

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to BQE Core Suite

Core is more intuitive and a complete package for professional services.
Stacy M. Stacy M.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Review Source

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  • 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.

Tanya F. Tanya F.
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

BQE Core - Time and Billing

Reviewed on 31/8/2021

Pros

Time management for projects along with tracking time for payroll

Cons

Some of the reporting features have to be worked at to come to the desired result.

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Kimberly P. Kimberly P.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

We are particularly impressed with CORE’s user-friendly, “all in one” design

Reviewed on 20/4/2020

Our small but rapidly-growing architectural firm was looking for a project management and billing...

Our small but rapidly-growing architectural firm was looking for a project management and billing solution. We were particularly impressed with CORE’s user-friendly, “all in one” design.

Pros

It provides us with a single source to record employee time, manage project tasks, budget, invoice and track project performance. We took advantage of the various training packages and technical assistance BQE offers to help us get up-to-speed with CORE in a matter of months. BQE also worked with us to develop a custom invoice that provides our clients with current and past billing information in a clean and easy-to-read format. With the mobile app, our partners access CORE data anytime, anywhere, and can record travel expenses directly from their smartphones. BQE has demonstrated to us that they listen and responds to suggestions on how to make CORE an even better program for its users by providing regular updates and enhancements that incorporate our suggestions. We are very pleased with CORE and BQE.”

Cons

Everything is working for us and if it does not then that is what support is for. Like any other new software implementation there is a learning curve. We took advantage of the various training packages.

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Reasons for Choosing BQE Core Suite

We were using 4 applications to run our business We are Sharefile, Timefox, Quickbooks and MSExcel to track our projects and handle time/billing/productivity and forecasting. It was getting cumbersome

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Citrix ShareFile

Reasons for Switching to BQE Core Suite

For its simple to use interface and definitely Mobil apps are far superior
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BQE Core Suite FAQs

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BQE Core Suite offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$11.95/month
  • 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+

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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