BQE Core

Time & Billing | Project Management | Accounting

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BQE Core Overview

What is BQE Core?

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. Sign up for a Free Trial

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.

BQE Core Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$7.95/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Our pricing is simple - you only pay for the features that you need. Monthly, quarterly, and annual plans make it ideal for firms with fluctuating demand or seasonal employees.


BQE Core Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

Actionable Intelligence with Unlimited Live Dashboards
Monitor Project Performance
Automate Your Billing
Fully Functional Native Mobile Apps
BQE Core - Powerful Business Management
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BQE Core Reviews

BQE Core Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
316

Very good
82

Average
27

Poor
11

Terrible
22

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.6
87% recommended this app
Robert c. M.

Valuable software for billing at a law firm

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


Laura S.

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

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.


Amy G.

BQE provides strong support for customizations

Overall experience has been nothing short of great. The strong support BQE offers for customization has resulted in effective time billing management but also leaves us with satisfied clients seeing their contracts clearly on a custom invoice based on their requirements.


Stacy M.

BillQuick - A look at one year post conversion


Cathy F.

CORE has given our principals and project managers more access to real time data

As we continue to get more proficient navigating CORE, it has given our principals and project managers more access to real time data reducing the potential for errors in reporting and data transfer in multiple areas to better service our valued clients.


Robert c. M.
Industry: Legal Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Valuable software for billing at a law firm

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/5/2019
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Laura S.
Industry: Architecture & Planning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 5/11/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Amy G.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

BQE provides strong support for customizations

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/14/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience has been nothing short of great. The strong support BQE offers for customization has resulted in effective time billing management but also leaves us with satisfied clients seeing their contracts clearly on a custom invoice based on their requirements.

Pros

Our company transitioned many years ago to BQE from a different software which was not as detail oriented as we needed for project budgets as well as client satisfaction on invoicing. Offering services to many different types of agencies - from federal to local government agencies to the private sector, each client requires a different level of detail on invoicing. In the past, we have found it very difficult to track time and transition those hours into a contract based invoice.

Cons

Would like to see more streamlined and simplified process of client credits. Right now the only way is to have it has a retainer.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Stacy M.
Industry: Construction

BillQuick - A look at one year post conversion

Reviewed on 6/30/2015
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Cathy F.
Industry: Architecture & Planning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

CORE has given our principals and project managers more access to real time data

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 7/20/2020
Review Source: Capterra

As we continue to get more proficient navigating CORE, it has given our principals and project managers more access to real time data reducing the potential for errors in reporting and data transfer in multiple areas to better service our valued clients.

Pros

Project management and accounting real time data metrics anytime and almost anywhere through cloud based hosted subscriptions allowing quick response time to our valued clients. CORE has eliminated need for complicated spreadsheets and various other methods of housing project data. Coming from QuickBooks desktop accounting which we have used for almost 19 years, CORE accounting subscription has given us access to company financial data anywhere. We are utilizing Core for time tracking, expense reports, billing, project management and accounting.

Cons

The display as feature needs to be expanded and made specific to invoices and time cards. Core has ePayments for credit card and we are waiting for ACH feature which is going to be there somewhere in August.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 458 user ratings
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BQE Core Pricing

BQE Core Pricing

Starting from
$7.95/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Our pricing is simple - you only pay for the features that you need. Monthly, quarterly, and annual plans make it ideal for firms with fluctuating demand or seasonal employees.

Our pricing is simple - you only pay for the features that you need. Monthly, quarterly, and annual plans make it ideal for firms with fluctuating demand or seasonal employees.

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 458 user ratings
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BQE Core Features

BQE Core Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.3/5
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Additional information for BQE Core

Additional information for BQE Core

Key features of BQE Core

  • Accounts Payable
  • Billing, Accounts Receivable and Payments
  • Credit card transaction import
  • Manage Employees and Vendors
  • Manage Projects and Clients
  • Over 150 built-in Invoice templates
  • Over 400 built-in Report templates
  • Revenue forecasting
  • Track Time and Expenses

Benefits

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.

BQE Core FAQs

BQE Core FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for BQE Core.

Q. What type of pricing plans does BQE Core offer?

BQE Core offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $7.95/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Our pricing is simple - you only pay for the features that you need. Monthly, quarterly, and annual plans make it ideal for firms with fluctuating demand or seasonal employees.

Q. What are the main features of BQE Core?

BQE Core offers the following features:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Billing, Accounts Receivable and Payments
  • Credit card transaction import
  • Manage Employees and Vendors
  • Manage Projects and Clients
  • Over 150 built-in Invoice templates
  • Over 400 built-in Report templates
  • Revenue forecasting
  • Track Time and Expenses

Q. Who are the typical users of BQE Core?

BQE Core has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does BQE Core support?

BQE Core supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does BQE Core offer?

BQE Core has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does BQE Core support mobile devices?

BQE Core supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does BQE Core integrate with?

BQE Core integrates with the following applications:

Clear Spider, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, MYOB Essentials, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online, Sage 50cloud, Xero

Q. What level of support does BQE Core offer?

BQE Core offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials