BQE Core Features

BQE Core

Time & Billing | Project Management | Accounting

4.31/5 (148 reviews)

BQE Core Feature Summary

  • 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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Auditing (234 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (285 other apps)
Compliance Management (175 other apps)
Custom Fields (163 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (222 other apps)
Data Import/Export (222 other apps)
Document Storage (169 other apps)
Inventory Management (186 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (183 other apps)
Invoice Management (164 other apps)
Monitoring (174 other apps)
Multi-Location (155 other apps)
Real Time Data (196 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (191 other apps)
Third Party Integration (194 other apps)
Workflow Management (191 other apps)

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Account Reconciliation
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Actual Costing
Ad hoc Reporting
Approval Process Control
Audit Trail
Authentication
Automated Billing
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Balance Sheet
Bank Reconciliation
Billable Hours Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Budgeting
Business Intelligence
Calendar Management
Cash Flow Statement
Check Printing
Client Management
Collaboration Tools
Contact Management
Cost Analysis
Cost Tracking
Credit Card Integration
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customizable Billing
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
DCAA Compliant
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Discount Management
Document Storage
Document Templates
Electronic Payments
Estimating
Expense Tracking
Filtered Views
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
Gantt Charts
General Ledger
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Job Tracking
Leave Tracking
Mobile Alerts
Multi-Currency
Multiple Billing Rates
Multiple Projects
Overtime Calculation
Overtime Tracking
Preview Functionality
Productivity Reporting
Professional Services Automation
Profit / Loss Statement
Profitability Analysis
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Budgeting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Purchase Order Management
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Receipt Management
Recurring Tasks
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Role-Based Permissions
Sick Leave Tracking
Status Tracking
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Time & Attendance Tracking
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking by Client
Timer
Timesheets
Workflow Management
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API
Account Reconciliation
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Actual Costing
Ad hoc Reporting
Approval Process Control
Audit Trail
Authentication
Automated Billing
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Balance Sheet
Bank Reconciliation
Billable Hours Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Budgeting
Business Intelligence
Calendar Management
Cash Flow Statement
Check Printing
Client Management
Collaboration Tools
Contact Management
Cost Analysis
Cost Tracking
Credit Card Integration
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customizable Billing
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
DCAA Compliant
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Discount Management
Document Storage
Document Templates
Electronic Payments
Estimating
Expense Tracking
Filtered Views
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
Gantt Charts
General Ledger
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Job Tracking
Leave Tracking
Mobile Alerts
Multi-Currency
Multiple Billing Rates
Multiple Projects
Overtime Calculation
Overtime Tracking
Preview Functionality
Productivity Reporting
Professional Services Automation
Profit / Loss Statement
Profitability Analysis
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Budgeting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Purchase Order Management
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Receipt Management
Recurring Tasks
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Role-Based Permissions
Sick Leave Tracking
Status Tracking
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Time & Attendance Tracking
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking by Client
Timer
Timesheets
Workflow Management
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API
Account Reconciliation
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Actual Costing
Ad hoc Reporting
Approval Process Control
Audit Trail
Authentication
Automated Billing
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Balance Sheet
Bank Reconciliation
Billable Hours Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Budgeting
Business Intelligence
Calendar Management
Cash Flow Statement
Check Printing
Client Management
Collaboration Tools
Contact Management
Cost Analysis
Cost Tracking
Credit Card Integration
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customizable Billing
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
DCAA Compliant
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Discount Management
Document Storage
Document Templates
Electronic Payments
Estimating
Expense Tracking
Filtered Views
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
Gantt Charts
General Ledger
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Job Tracking
Leave Tracking
Mobile Alerts
Multi-Currency
Multiple Billing Rates
Multiple Projects
Overtime Calculation
Overtime Tracking
Preview Functionality
Productivity Reporting
Professional Services Automation
Profit / Loss Statement
Profitability Analysis
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Budgeting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Purchase Order Management
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Receipt Management
Recurring Tasks
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Role-Based Permissions
Sick Leave Tracking
Status Tracking
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Time & Attendance Tracking
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking by Client
Timer
Timesheets
Workflow Management
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BQE Core Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about BQE Core's features:

Susan Rookstool

BillQuick User for 12 years

2016-08-08

Like time management, invoicing, reports and syncing with QuickBooks.

Cons

Would like more flexibility for multiple companies on the licensing platform, i.e. QuickBooks platform allows many companies on the same license

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering BQE Core

Relatively inexpensive compared to other time management/invoicing software. Comprehensive reports for project managers.

Source: Capterra
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Mark Palmer

Been on Core about 2 months

2018-09-12

Don't use their accounting module, just use their practice management

Pros

Saas based, logical navigation, good user interface, many reports

Cons

Billing is somewhat cumbersome for accounting practices with clients that are both fixed fee and hourly; workflows were not designed with accountants in mind

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Stan G

Structured and Best user experience comes out of this App

2017-01-27

Great User interface and user experience throughout the application. The dashboard is good to see summary and helps with managing the projects easily.

Pros

Functionality to manage the activities and custom data export works great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering BQE Core

Nice looking application to manage your projects. Helps with features and the functionality required for a project management system

Source: Software Advice
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Dale Rardin

Great tool for the Architect's office

2017-04-12

Overall, this is a good office management tool for the architect.

Pros

It will give you in real time if you are making or losing money on a project.

Cons

When opening up project file, it takes 2 or 3 clicks to open up a file, such as Word, PDF and AutoCAD. Very, Very frustrating. Many of my employees do not use is function and simply use Window file manager to open and move files. We should not have to do this. It uses Java in the background for some of its operations, and I am not a fan of Java... it is always updating. Updating of the software is somewhat difficult for the person not a computer nerd.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Nicole Pitchard

We love customized dashboard

2017-02-11

The reports and the statistics look great.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering BQE Core

The visual statistics look great and provide needed information.

Source: Software Advice
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Majidi Ataya

I am extremely happy with the switch from BQE legacy to Core

2018-06-01

Pros

Now that we are using Core, and staff is inputting their time cards daily, it’s so much easier monitoring time spent on projects in real time, and our invoices are going out at least a week earlier than before.

Cons

The roles and permissions in the modules for Administrator, Project Manager, Billing were not quiet aligned with our workflow, but it was easy for us to adjust.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jason Clements

Billquick review

2014-07-24

Billquick is a great product that I would highly recommend to any company needing to bring their invoicing system and accounting system together.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
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Willie Dedmari

Cannot think of running our business without BQE Core

2017-09-24

Pros

BQE Core's insightful dashboards and business intelligence tells us exactly how our projects are performing.

Cons

We track mileage extensively for our project visits.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Environmental Services company, 51-200 employees)

This has been released before it should have been. But has potential

2018-01-28

As close to nothing as you can get. Do not use it!

Pros

Intuitive design, easy to set up and easy to enter timesheets.

Cons

Even had a customer service rep yell down the phone at me telling that Spent, represents hours invoiced, and Invoiced represents what was invoiced.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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Amy Grier

Organized, efficient, and intuitive

2016-08-02

Very important for my invoice formatting.

Cons

I have been with Billquick for a very long time (over 10 years), and I've never been disappointed by them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering BQE Core

The drop down style of time/expense entry makes easy work of sometimes tedious time entry for staff. It's quick, easy, and efficient. The set up of new projects and budgets is intuitive.

Source: Capterra
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Response from BQE Software


10 years is a long time. Thank you for supporting us, Amy!

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Patti Hodges

Lifesaver

2016-10-18

When I began working at this company, invoicing and timesheets were entered into Excel worksheets.

Pros

This system has reports for tracking projects which is very helpful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Susan Van Atta

BQE Support Service

2016-08-15

Pros

ArchiOffice is an easy way to track time both billable and non-billable and to generate client invoices.

Cons

Running specific detailed reports can be a troubleshooting process until you happen to check and uncheck the correct check box.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering BQE Core

I would recommend that others figure out exactly what you are looking for in a software program like this and ask specific questions of the company of whether this software program can produce the reports and/or calculates you are seeking?

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Gerard Cusick

Has a long way to go

2017-10-17

Project integrated with time and expense management once stable

Pros

Good response to issues and extensive bugs with commitment to resolve over time. Tools for logging on and/or providing work around has been helpful (necessary).

Cons

Whilst BQE have been very responsive to our reports of software bugs and usability issues it is user beware and use at your own risk.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Jill Antonich

Hard to implement at first. I'd recommend their training before you begin to implement yourself.

2018-06-11

And, it integrates with QuickBooks online.

Pros

It's great at tracking projects, invoicing and payments.

Cons

Understand the process flow between modules before creating your first set of invoices, especially if you have sub-consultants/expenses.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Debra Grossfield

Customer support is terrific.

2016-12-20

I am able to collaborate with staff on invoicing with ease.

Pros

Customer support & invoicing are great.

Cons

I'd like it to transfer/export invoices to other software online.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jennifer Giustozzi

Excellent software and support

2016-11-16

We love Archioffice. It is a wonderful tool to help organize our projects and have a database for everything. We are very happy with it and more happy with the support we receive when we have questions.

Pros

Reports and Projects are so easy to use and manage.

Cons

Not being able to create a timeline for phases to allow a chart to populate with deadlines and tracking.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Dale Rardin

Best business investment we could have made

2017-02-20

It also has a calendar of events and to do lists for all the staff that has helped us to manage the activities of all the staff members.

Pros

The project planning and tracking of the finances (budgets, timesheets, and invoicing/receipts of payments) are great!

Cons

Hard to come up with a con, but the only one I can think of is that it takes 2 (sometimes 3) clicks to open a file. I think they are working on improving this to get it back to one click as it was before. Also, uses Java that I am not a huge fan of.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering BQE Core

The server for the software and project files needs to be dedicated and not a staff member's workstation.

Source: Software Advice
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Ryan Derry

Good time and project management/account solution for businesses

2018-07-31

This is one of the top business management software solutions that we've encountered.

Pros

Since the switch to Core, we've been very happy with the results and the ability to automatically indicate to employees when they are overbudget on projects/tasks.

Cons

There is a bit of learning required on the user's parts before they know where to input time, expenses, and deliverables.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Pam Flucke

Fast start up and economical

2016-07-29

If you need to invoice time & materials from employee time sheets and expense, this software is for you.

Cons

Our company has developed into a multi-million dollar construction prime.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering BQE Core

It makes T&M billing very simple.

Source: Capterra
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Response from BQE Software


Thanks, Pam!

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George Yiontis

What once was great, now is junk

2014-05-15

Pros

Despite some minor glitches (it never worked with Quickbooks), the ease of use, the ability for non-computer technical staff to customize templates, and the online user guide and videos (free and easy staff training) made it perfect for a small design office.

Cons

But then along came AO2010/2011 (a shift in technology) and the sale to BQE. The party was over.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

1/10

Recommendations to others considering BQE Core

What was an effective and affordable product has become an increasingly expensive piece of junk. We've held out long enough and spent a fortune in time trying just to make do with patches and workarounds. That's not good enough for a product that is supposed to be professional software. I'd recommend using a series of Excel sheets and Word templates over this software. It really has become that unreliable. We are going elsewhere.

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Alexis Webb

BillQuick Review

2011-10-24

Even though we do not integrate BillQuick with QuickBooks, this is an option that does sync with ease.

Pros

The capabilities to tie expenses, activities, employees, etc to specific projects is endless.

Cons

I truly do not have any cons for this product only because if you are in need of something special, feel there should be something brought to their attention or any issues that need to be resolved, you may email them and most likely your suggestion/issue could end up in the next upgrade.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Elizabeth Shumaker

Alan is amazing

2016-11-14

My rep is responsive and decisive. A fantastic combination. You can tell is very experienced, yet deals with non-techie folks like myself very patiently and professionally.

Pros

Accuracy with invoicing. Accountability on time slips keeps staff focused.

Cons

Needs workload tools. Reports are somewhat limited.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering BQE Core

Have specific tasks in mind when you get your training. It will make it more valuable.

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Karl van Es

Nice for visualizing projects, but customer service has been a nightmare

2014-04-23

Pros

The software easily allows you to visualize timelines and track budgets.

Cons

Do not get custom reports.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

4/10

Recommendations to others considering BQE Core

I would not recommend this software unless project budgeting is extremely important to you and you don't mind dealing with their customer service.

Source: Software Advice
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Alexander Previts

Easily integratable software with a wide variety of uses to manage the accounting for your company.

2018-09-15

Pros

- Integrates with QuickBooks - Big Data Visualizations/Dashboard - Mobile App very similar to desktop - Role-based pricing: you don't need to pay the full price if you don't want every single feature.

Cons

- Lowest price is still expensive relative to other software - Significant learning curve, but customer service is above average

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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David Gay

Great system for architects

2017-01-27

Since it is designed for use by architects, it handles industry specific needs better than a more generic business management package.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering BQE Core

Implementation of any new system requires time, money and patience. The more you really understand your processes, needs, and wishes before you start the process, the better your end result will be. Commitment to the system from the top down is essential

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