BQE Core Suite Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

BQE Core Suite

Time & Billing | Project Management | Accounting

4.39/5 (473 reviews)

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What is 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. 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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$7.95/month
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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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BQE Core Suite user reviews

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Robert C. M.

Valuable software for billing at a law firm

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-05
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Amy G.

BQE provides strong support for customizations

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-14
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Laura C.

it’s truly changed how we operate as a business

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

We have only been using the software since September 1st. Previously we were using Excel for project management, timesheets, and AR invoicing. In addition, we were using Word and Excel to generate manual invoices (then converting to PDF). Not only has the billing process been improved, but we have been able to implement Internal Financial Controls. We purchased the HR and Accounting modules a couple of months ago and are in the process of implementing our own HR templates. We are looking forward to automating the HR process. It’s truly changed how we operate as a business and made us ten times more efficient in so many different ways.

Pros
The call-in support is always available. The billing module & templates. It is easy to generate invoices. The batch update feature. Uploading documents in various modules. View of information projects are restricted to authorized personnel. Ability to sort and filter various screens. How CORE will remember where you left off if you leave a screen or log-out (same filters, etc.).

Cons
Core can use these improvements: 3. What improvements would you like to see in Core • An Accounts Payable Widget that shows open invoices that are due within a customized time frame. • A tracking method for professional continuing education requirements. • Enabling dependency between phases (not just within phase). • Download GANNT chart into Excel that looks like the chart (not just a list). • Being able to modify draft invoices without having to delete and start over. • Vendors – tracking COI’s w/60-day advance reminders. • AP checks to include invoice number (not the bill number). • In the project structure, a separate tool to move a phase up or down (rather than the grab and drop). • The AR invoices to automatically sort to open status only (not all invoices). • The ability to hide or delete built-in accounts in the Chart of Accounts. • Custom HR forms that can be sent to employees and electronically signed. • In billing, projects that are in complete or cancelled status, it will not show up in the drop-down menu when creating batch invoice.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Stacy M.

BillQuick - A look at one year post conversion

Reviewed 2015-06-30
Review Source: Software Advice

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Wakif B.

I feel liberated with Core

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-04-19
Review Source: Capterra

As alluded earlier my experience with Core exceeds expectation. Most hiccups are sorted instantly with the knowledgeable support team. And with constant feedback, customization and updates, Core has met our firms needs and has delivered on every aspect of CRM and Project Management.

Pros
In my capacity as an Accounts Manager, I feel liberated to access critical client data in real time. Ability to update the Core database remotely from multiple devices has increased efficiency and productivity for the Finance & Accounting Dept. Seamless integration across one interface has been a game changer for project management. Collaboration, time and expense entries and accessing overall health of projects is readily available. Key performance indicators and customizable dashboards offers the foodies who eat with their eyes an appetizing experience using Core.

Cons
Change is the only constant. Offering end user of Core inclusivity and engaging in product improvement will enhance significant updates. Select a Core group of users, incentivize and march to the finish line fielding their hands on user experience , constraints and limitations. Polishing and adding new features are the key to user satisfaction.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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BQE Core Suite pricing

Starting from
$7.95/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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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 Suite features

API
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Real Time Data
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Third Party Integrations
Workflow Management

Access Controls/Permissions (702 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (914 other apps)
Audit Management (571 other apps)
Compliance Management (703 other apps)
Inventory Management (863 other apps)
Mobile Access (788 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (922 other apps)
Status Tracking (595 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for BQE Core Suite

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.