BQE Core Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

BQE Core

Time & Billing | Project Management | Accounting

4.37/5 (440 reviews)

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$7.95/month
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Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Supported languages

English
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BQE Core reviews

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Robert C. Moore

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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Kimberly Prewitt

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-20
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Cathy Flamenco

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

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-07-20
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Stacy Malone

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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Laura Stedenfeld

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-05-11
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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BQE Core pricing

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

API
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Real Time Data
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management

Activity Dashboard (568 other apps)
Activity Tracking (327 other apps)
Auditing (361 other apps)
Compliance Management (384 other apps)
Document Management (315 other apps)
Document Storage (310 other apps)
Inventory Management (423 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (333 other apps)
Monitoring (299 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (298 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (525 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

Key features of BQE Core

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