BQE Core Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

BQE Core

Time & Billing | Project Management | Accounting

4.39/5 (452 reviews)

BQE Core Pricing

Starting from: $7.95/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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.

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BQE Core Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Since implementing Core, we have found that we have much better control over how our projects are managed, we are seeing much better performance data and are very happy with the product.Alexandra B.Read the full review
  • The QuickBooks integration is very stable and makes sense once you understand it. The user interface looks nice, is operationally smooth and is very responsive both in design and speed.Scott K.Read the full review
  • The product is stable and pretty straight forward to use and today after a long time I needed customer support. The response as always was excellent and the problem I was experiencing was resolved.Stan M.Read the full review
Cons
  • Worst of all as above they have removed the functionality to record time offline on the mobile app as they have introduced a bug into the live environment.Simon R.Read the full review
  • I find the billing process steps a bit awkward but I am used to them now. It is annoying to have to look for the most recent invoice under Invoice Review once the invoice is processed as final.Stan M.Read the full review
  • Now, I can't get a copy of any old billing invoices unless I pay the renewal fee. I spoke with a manager and basically, it's not their problem because I no longer have a current subscription.Jamie W.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about BQE Core's pricing:

John Flaherty

Time and expense product for everyone

Reviewed 2016-07-20
Review Source: Capterra

The product is extremely user friendly. Employees, young and senior age, have no problem using the product to accomplish their daily activities. BillQuick conducts, at no cost, frequent training sessions where participants are encouraged to learn time saving ways to use applications. Employees in their tech department have a deep knowledge of the software. Their goal is to assist in what you want the application do. Tell the tech people what you want and they will get it done. "No problem" is their attitude. BillQuick has the best product at an economical price that I have found.

Cons
As you can tell, I like the product. BillQuick offers service/application discounts, usually for a very limited time period. Possibly these marketing efforts can be extended of existing and tech agreements users for a longer time period. It is usually easier and less expensive to sell more to an existing customer base.

Response from BQE Software


Thank you, John!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Gabrielle Gaspard

Great Platform for Project Management

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-02-28
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
This platform has pretty much everything you need to manage and organize your business. It is great for keeping track of project job costing, time-billing, and accounting across the board. It has endless customizable features and is fairly easy to learn and use.

Cons
This is a pretty pricey application, but also one of the more affordable ones in its niche. One of the features I wish that this platform had is the ability to sort timecards by employee or project and to see the value of the work vs. cost.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Karen Menard

So far this is the best time and project management software we've encountered!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-09-30
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
We migrated to Core after using several other project and time management services over the past few years. Core is easy to navigate and train our staff how to accurately enter and track time for each project, expense tracking, resource allocation and overall integration with our Quickbooks software.

Cons
Core is one of the more expensive project and time management services we've used. But the lower priced competitors left us wanting.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Neha Hiranwal

review of billquick

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-05-12
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It is Available as a stand-alone solution, self-hosted or a cloud service, BillQuick offers comprehensive business accounting, project management and business intelligence in a system flexible enough to support a variety of industries, including construction, architecture, engineering, accounting, consulting, graphic and interior design and more.

Cons
The company could do better job offering a better price for small companies or should cost much just to add one more user.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Jenny Trahan

Billquick Software

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-06
Review Source: Software Advice

We have been using Billquick since 2008 and have 25 employees entering time and expenses on a daily basis. We also use the accounting package and BillQuick Agent. We did not have a prior accounting software so did not have to go through a conversion process. We have been able to set everything up ourselves with no formal training from Billquick as the software is very easy to use.

Pros
The software is extremely easy to use and it accomplishes everything that we need at an extremely affordable price. Customer support is very good with little to no wait times and usually with a very quick resolution to any problems.

Cons
There is very little to dislike about this product. Once set up and running we have had no real issues.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Shahid Imran

Quick-Books is easy to use but only for small businesses and does not offer built in Payroll for Emirates Countries

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-06-07
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Easy to Use Reporting is very comprehensive for small Contracting Companies Less Technical Support Job Costing is relative useful

Cons
Weak Security you can easy delete a record Difficult to use customized reports No built in function for payroll for small companies that can afford separate investment in

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Steve Vasilion

ArchiOffice: truly created with architects in mind.

Reviewed 2015-01-16
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
ArchiOffice was created by architects, for architects. They understand how we manage projects, budget time, and invoice. Their pricing structure is also very affordable now, reflecting the struggles many architectural firms have experienced since the 2008 downturn. Lastly, I love that it interfaces with Quickbooks.

Cons
Past versions of ArchiOffice were prone to fairly regular hiccups that required tech support. The newest version appears much more stable and user-friendly. Some of the user interfaces (where you find buttons, and how certain tasks are performed) are not the most intuitive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Liz Harris

BillQuick user before Facebook - that's a loooong time!

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-06
Review Source: Software Advice

We were early adopters of BillQuick for it's easy of use, versatility and value. Somewhere along the line, after A/E/C management seminar, we strayed. We invested well over $10K in a big name big ticket product that was unwieldy to use and even more expensive to keep up. We returned to dear 'ol BillQuik and have been faithful ever since.

Pros
Ease of Use Value Functionality Prompt tech support

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Pam Flucke

Fast start up and economical

Reviewed 2016-07-29
Review Source: Capterra

Very economical. 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. The software purchase order system needs a little more development. I do wish we had more custom fields in the project screens.

Response from BQE Software


Thanks, Pam!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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David Quintanilla

Experience

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-02-16
Review Source: Software Advice

Product is too general. It's good for a company on a budget. This service does not cost nearly as much as more dedicated and more user friendly software. It does require a large time commitment to get it all set up and going. Best use for a small service company, just starting out, who needs affordable software that can provides you with basic features and simple reports. As you scale your business it is worth looking for more industry-specific software.

Pros
Very cost-effective. Customizable, can cater to most professional service needs.

Cons
Software is too general, a la cart. Requires a set-up time investment before you can begin using it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Bryan Bailey

BillQuick - the best solution

Reviewed 2016-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

Versatility of the product, ease of use, seamless integration with Quickbooks, superior low-cost support and most importantly, the increase in revenues because time capture works so well. I have used BillQuick since 2008 and it just keeps getting better.

Cons
I cannot think of anything I don't like. As Steve Jobs used to say about Apple products - "it just works"!

Response from BQE Software


Thank you for your support, Bryan!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Whitney Tancred

Powerful product, great customer service.

Reviewed 2015-02-27
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It's a very powerful package for the purchase price. Most modifications on our wish list have been met. It's very user friendly with good security features.

Cons
The defaults on some of the screens could be better.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mike Merrill

WRK Engineers Review of BillQuick

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-24
Review Source: Software Advice

Thanks for asking me to participate in this survey. WRK has been a BQE customer for some time, but I have been using the program for about a year and a half. I'd like to consider myself an expert in the program....but I'm nowhere near that close. My responses are below. I did not answer the "value for the money" question above as I have not priced other programs and have no frame of reference. Sorry.

Pros
Being a database, it can store infinite information. This info can also be easily searched. Helpful us when recalling details of a project from 3-4 years ago. The Gold level support is a must (and worth it if there is an issue). The Facebook group (comprised of BQE staff and users) is an excellent resource for learning from others and receiving "after hours" support for a quick "how to". The BQE team is very enthusiastic about their products and also does a good job of providing continual education via free webinars.

Cons
There are several small items I could mention to make BillQuick more user friendly, but in reality, for as much data as it holds for us now (about 6 years worth) it does a good job of keeping track of all the pieces within the database. I have had several items, after talking to support, that I've been told will "get on the list to be fixed". It would be nice to hear when those changes have been implemented.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Keri Quinones

We enjoy easy time and expense tracking and billing

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-09-29
Review Source: Capterra

We looked at many software before picking Core for our office. Overall we are very satisfied with BQE Core. The feature set it offers for the price is definitely a plus. A lot of room for the expansion in using Core.

Pros
It was important for us to get a software for time and expense tracking and invoicing which was simple to use and to the point. With Core we have successfully achieved that which means our staff no longer have to use Excel to keep track of time and expense on the cases. It has saved us time, it keeps the record of our data accurately and we enjoy the insightful reports. Now that our time and expense tracking worries are behind, the billing process to generate invoices is simpler and has resulted in better cash flow.

Cons
There needs to be an improvement in rolling scrolls. Sometime this process slows down.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tammy Adams

Cloud based and Multiple Features

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-06-20
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
This software covers many areas needed in our law firm. It has project management as well as billing, data analysis, and time tracking. You have the ability to get the info you need at your fingertips and also can give you a detailed report!

Cons
Price is a little higher than comparable software but all in all it is a great tool! If you are not paying attention you can really mess things up.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Bern Millee

Great software

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-23
Review Source: Software Advice

Company finds this software easy to use and cost friendly!

Pros
Cost friendliness

Cons
None so far

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jayne Isbell

Second company install

Reviewed 2010-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

Very good, very satisified with 2008, we need some of the enhancements available in 2009, will look at upgrading this year.

Pros
very powerful package for the purchase price. Most modifications on wish list have been met, some have been addressed in the 2009 version. Very user friendly, good security features. Mike Daniels is one of the best support people, Erfan is also very, very good.

Cons
The defaults on some of your screens could be better, will submit another list to support, some default tab stops, like in CR are not correct, project list still won't open with the default sort order being "alfa" is resets every time to numeric. Expense screen will not hold the project name field as one of the defaults, it drops it each time the screen is closed. Project managers name should be viewable from the invoice review screen (for collection purposes) what it displays is the person who is currently logged in, not useful.

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Ali Edson

Affordable Solution for Small Companies

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-09-30
Review Source: Software Advice

Our company of 8 people began using BillQuick in 2008 as a solution for tracking and managing our projects-centered engineering business. We find the program to be affordable and extremely versatile. If one of the hundreds of reports doesn't fit a need, they can be customized even further to present data in any format. Now that our company has grown to 20+ employees, we still find BillQuick to be the best option for our money. Their customer service team is responsive if we need anything, and they are always improving upon the product.

Pros
Affordable Wide variety of reports Simple user interface Good customer relations

Cons
Projects cannot be broken down past Services and Expenses on main screens/reports without customization (e.g. Services, Materials, Expenses).

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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James Cook

Billquick a great product for a small engineering firm.

Reviewed 2016-08-08
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Affordability and support. Integrates well with QuickBooks. Lots of formatted reports. Always making great enhancement to their product.

Cons
I really haven't had any issues with their product.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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John Mercer

I am happy to say that I took a leap of faith in upgrading my office to BQE

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-03
Review Source: Capterra

Prior to using BQE software I used Wind-2 and SEMA4 which are costly programs. I was not a newbie to using project management software when implementing BQE. My greatest frustration in using those legacy programs was that they did not have any flexibility in them that allowed me to update or “correct” erroneous entries into the system database without having the data reprogrammed in some way by the vendor. Support for BQE can assist making changes on the fly if need be and hopefully will continue to support the services industry in the future. I have witnessed the mission of BQE to continue to improve the software and support for its users. I am happy to say that I took a leap of faith in upgrading my office to BQE and have not been disappointed.

Pros
SIMPLICITY – it is an easy transition from paper time sheets in a format that employees can easily understand. Employee time entries can add memos that are invaluable to explain charges to clients or counsel employees on their activities. FLEXIBILITY – Some projects require slightly different reporting/invoicing formats to fit the client’s needs. BQE support assists with accomplishing just that at a reasonable cost. SUPPORT – Over these years, issues in understanding inputs or reporting have been addressed in real-time, on-line, to help maintain operation schedules for billing and reporting. REPORTS – Both summary and detailed reports are available that can include memos to help clarify time and expenses. One can look at a project from different facets based on a manager’s needs.

Cons
Some of the labor reporting modules need to be reviewed that use an integer formatted numbers that round off and be updated to use an accounting formatted number with 2 decimal places. My accounting department uses two report for payroll that use incorrect time (rounding up) instead of an exact job time/cost figure. I have to review and have them update to the corrected time values each time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Michael Wilbur

Consulting Structural Engineering Firm

Reviewed 2016-08-09
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
We previously developed our own billing software using excell spreadsheets. Switching to BillQuick allowed us to automate our billing. We set up our projects (hourly, fixed and fixed not to exceed and phased projects) and our employees directly input their time into the software. Billing is reviewed on screen by the department supervisor and then by the project managers. Invoices are then created and either emailed or mailed to clients based on their preference. The software has allowed us to track project progress and accounts receivable. Statements are very easy to create using the standard reports. We rarely receive complaints or even questions from clients concerning our invoices.

Cons
It would be nice to have reports that we can adjust, however, BillQuick has done an excellent job of preparing our customized reports. We paid to have customized reports for hourly, fixed price and phased invoices which covers 99.9% of our invoices.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Martin Hilovsky

A well rounded time and billing system

Reviewed 2016-07-29
Review Source: Capterra

The system is very comprehensive and flexible. We've got a number of divisions that each operate quite differently and BQ handles them all. In a few cases, the BQ staff have been able to work with us to provide customization that proved very helpful. Training and support is an area where BQ really shines. You can always get helpful support when you need it. We also value that the software is DCAA compliant.

Cons
Integration with QuickBooks is not as good as they advertise, and information only flows easily one way. Also, the accounting package which cost extra has a long way to go before it comes close to the functionality of QuickBooks. The fact that it doesn't import Quickbooks reports was a major reason we don't use this add-on.

Response from BQE Software


Thanks for your feedback, Martin. Much appreciated!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Alexis Webb

BillQuick Review

Reviewed 2011-10-24
Review Source: Capterra

Even though we do not integrate BillQuick with QuickBooks, this is an option that does sync with ease. What is nice is that you can have endless users working in this software system, independently entering their time and expenses without having issues. I have used many different software systems, and this one is quite easy to use and well worth the price.

Pros
Henderson Architectural started using BillQuick in 1999, while I began using this system in mid-2002. With the assistance of BillQuick's customer support and specialized tech support, we were able to run BillQuick more efficiently and to its full capabilities for what our firm needs. In the 9 years that I have been working with BillQuick, I have established an outstanding relationship with them to the point where they know what my needs and expectations are without me having to re-state them. The software has many capabilities, along with Crystal Reports, that allows you to design or edit existing reports/invoices to your needs. I have created special invoices for specific clients, and I am able to tie these invoices to specific projects without having to worry about them printing on the wrong template. 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.

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Ken Sorge

Wow...BillQuick well worth the investment.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Software Advice

So we have been using Timeslips for a long time. Good quality product. However, once we made the transition to BillQuick I am totally on board. Keep in mind that we made a huge up front investment. It was a leap of faith. I liked everything I was hearing, as did our team members. In the end we could not be more pleased with the results. Everyone from the sales team, trainers and tech support helped us with the transition. We have 40 licenses and not in 6 locations. While we are still only a couple of months into this we are starting to get a nice pay back. We have some distance yet to cover but we can see the path clearly now.

Pros
Lack of bugs in the software. Speed. Lower long-term cost of ownership.

Cons
In our situation we had an additional investment into SQL software based on the number of users and to assure high performance. This, plus alot in software and significant training made this a hard decision for us.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Barbara Whisenhunt

We Are All Surprised I Am Writing This Review!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-12
Review Source: Software Advice

I purchased my first licenses of Billquick reluctantly, as an overpriced timesheet management system for my very small business and quickly began fighting to make it meet my partners needs for invoicing our clients. It was not pretty and there were times when we had serious discussions about whether this was the right fit for me. but the BQ team didn't give up and I am glad I did not. One advantage of a rough start was the opportunity to get to know and really appreciate the exceptional quality, skill, and patience of the support team assembled for BQ clients. Over the years, we have struggled and grown and improved our skills and processes together, and that is one of the exceptional things about this software and this company. They really do listen to their users and try to incorporate our priorities and needs into the upgrade process. The program is feature rich, and most companies won't need to use every feature that is available, but there are convenient and graceful ways to make each person's interface efficient, streamlined and comfortable. When the same program is usable for an intern on his first day and our power user when she is invoicing you know it is easy to use. I used to wish Quickbooks would get a better time management and invoicing capability so I could stop buying Billquick, but now I am trying to get rid of Quickbooks! The network versions work well, I can access the program over a VPN, and I have gone months without calls to the Support Team lately. Having grown from 5 to 30 employees since becoming a customer, I have to say, Billquick has been part of our path to success.

Pros
Great ability to customize individual user views, strong client and project tracking functions. Efficient invoicing capabilities with interface with Quickbooks. Consistent updates and improvements to the program. Very strong customer support and help desk.

Cons
I do wish there was a different pricing model that allowed different segmentation of the features, I would like to see stronger payroll/benefits/hr functionality and accounting completed so we can ditch Quickbooks, and my project managers would like additional flexibility in building gantt charts.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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