ArchiOffice Software


 

ArchiOffice is a comprehensive business management solution designed explicitly for architects. The solution collectively offers project management, time tracking, billing and agile office management features. ArchiOffice helps both architects and their staff to manage and streamline daily activities, project data and critical business information via a single centralized system.

ArchiOffice provides an organized dashboard that offers essential information to project managers and helps in tracking key performance indicators. With time & expense reporting functionalities, project managers can record time spent by their team members on each project or the time they are in office. The built-in project estimation tools help to track estimates vs. budgets vs. actual expenses. ArchiOffice offers more than 5 different contracts and 50+ report templates to choose from.

ArchiOffice is capable of integrating with multiple applications such as QuickBooks, MS Outlook, Apple Calendar and more. The solution can be installed either on-premises or hosted as a cloud-based solution.

 

ArchiOffice - Custom Project Performance Charts
 
  • ArchiOffice - Custom Project Performance Charts
    Custom Project Performance Charts
  • ArchiOffice - Custom Reports and Invoices
    Custom Reports and Invoices
  • ArchiOffice - Customizable Dashboard
    Customizable Dashboard
  • ArchiOffice - Easy Time & Expense Tracking
    Easy Time & Expense Tracking
  • ArchiOffice - Powerful Task Management Capabilities
    Powerful Task Management Capabilities
  • ArchiOffice - Project Efficiency and Profitability Monitoring
    Project Efficiency and Profitability Monitoring
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Andrew from GRA+D architects
Specialty: Architectural
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Great Customer Service

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

The product is great and makes the tedious aspects of practice more bearable. BQE (Denise in particular) is consistently the best customer service experience our firm has -period. Has been that way for years. It is amazing. And the ability to receive prompt and helpful guidance when we run in to issues (which is rare) often immediately is the icing on the cake.

Cons

We have been using AO for 10 years now and I cannot think of anything but when an issue arises BQE has been there to Support us.

 
 

Dale from Rardin & Carroll Architects
Specialty: Architectural
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great tool for the Architect's office

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Overall, this is a good office management tool for the architect. We have used it for the past 10 years and find it invaluable in all we do in managing projects and running the business.

Pros

The product is great for the management of a project from time and expense reports to document management. It also manages the office contacts and calendar of events for all the employees. It will give you in real time if you are making or losing money on a project. It tracks and creates invoicing for all project clients. If you use QuickBooks, it is integrated directly with that software for complete accounting management. It is a great tool for Architects in that it is formatted for what we do (tasks and phasing of projects). If you have internet connection, you can get access to this program while on the road,

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.

 
 

Rick from 818 studio ltd.
Specialty: Architectural
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Excellent customer service!

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Help is really fantastic in getting us up and running. Support engineer was really quick and really efficient, and I really appreciated that.
Our company has been using ArchiOffice for 6 years and so far things are going smoothly.

 
 

Marsha from Klawiter and Associates, Inc.
Specialty: Architectural
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Longtime ArchiOffice customer

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The AO program enables us to be more professional in so many ways and, if we do run into any snags, their staff are always right there to rescue us!

 
 

Dale from Rardin & Carroll Architects
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Best business investment we could have made

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This software has allowed us to organize and manage our projects unlike ever before. It also has allowed us to eliminate a staff member that managed the invoicing, time sheet management and in general, all the work involved to chart and track a project's profit or loss. 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. Being web based, it also allows us to access the software from multiple offices, job sites or from anywhere else we have access to the internet (phone or computer).

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.

Advice to Others

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

 
 

Jayne from Gaia Development
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Business Management

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This is a good product to manage time and expense slips, as well as to create invoices. However, it is not terribly user-friendly. It would be helpful if there was a catalog or library of tutorials to get a full range of services that can be done with this program. However, their support staff is truly helpful - professional, efficient and approachable.

 
 

Belinda from Gillon Design
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Archioffice - Excellent Customer Service

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We have truly appreciated the help from Archicad's great customer support staff. The representative has helped us to navigate some odd scenarios, ones that mostly we created. Recently, one of our old invoices became "displaced" in the system. Although traces of its existence were present, the invoice wasn't. He was able to restore the invoice and make the file reappear. Thank you!

Pros

It can help do so MANY functions for your firm!

Cons

It does take time and practice to understand this program. A small firm with limited staff really needs to be patient while implementing this program.

 
 

Ellen from Van Atta Associates
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

ArchiOffice for small business

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For a small firm of 15 employees, ArchiOffice has proven to be an effective software program to run invoices and a variety of reports covering employee time allocations and project budgets.

Pros

One of the best features about ArchiOffice is quick to produce project invoice documents. Another is their customer support. Have a question about how to run specific reports? email a specialist and they will be quick to respond with helpful answers and solutions. Another plus is the IT department's knowledgeable support engineers to help and guide software updates and installations.

Cons

I have not explored nor been schooled in all the functions and reports that ArchiOffice can produce so I can not elaborate on the "Cons" at this time.

 
 

Nancy from Lydon Lynch Architects
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great Service!

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Anytime there is an issue, prompt response is given, with friendly etiquette.
Thanks to the whole team for making every year great!

Pros

Ease of use.

 
 

Brett from Contour Engineering LLC
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Engineer Office Review

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We have been utilizing Engineer Office since 2011 for a Civil Engineering and Survey firm. We have been happy with the refinements that BQE has put into place throughout the years to make it functional. We utilize it mostly as a timekeeping and billing complement to Quickbooks. In the last few years, we have successfully cut our time for billing down by implementing best management practices on entering data. Billing used to take a week from the closing date and now it only takes a day or two at the most. Overall the project management when it comes to billing is what we need to operate our business efficiently.

Pros

The billing functions on this product are very efficient when setting up correctly. The ability to have multiple fixed fee and time and expense items on an invoice is very useful.

Cons

The connection to QuickBooks can be somewhat difficult and inconsistent at times. It is best when you start fresh and have someone that understands the system. Beginners can make a mess of things if they don't understand the system.

Advice to Others

Take your time setting up billing practices with your business managers and your employees. If you follow a strict pattern of input, it will save you time in the end. Make sure all your projects are set up with correct billing addresses and contact information up front for proper connection to Quickbooks.

 
 

Alan from Ftech int.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Projects can be created on the go!

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The process is easier with ArchiOffice. We can create projects within 1 minute and assign to the project team. It does not take all of our time to manage the projects.

Advice to Others

Easy to work with and fast in terms of processing.

 
 

Stan from CIH
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Structured and Best user experience comes out of this App

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The first thing comes to mind after working on this App is, how nicely it is structured. Great User interface and user experience throughout the application. The dashboard is good to see summary and helps with managing the projects easily.

Pros

The well-structured app. Functionality to manage the activities and custom data export works great.

Cons

Nothing to comment which I don't link to this app.

Advice to Others

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

 
 

Jonathan from Blake Architects
Specialty: Architectural
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

ArchiOffice versus Harvest

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I have found the software overly complicated to use. Whilst what is can do is in no doubt the time required to achieve this is onerous. In having recently moved to Harvest, I have found this to be much more intuitive and simpler to get quick results.

Pros

Great capability.

Cons

Too much training required, better alternatives on the market.

Advice to Others

I would trial alternatives such as Harvest/Forecast. Which are great for time keeping, planning and keeping track of projects.

 
 

Elizabeth from Dillon Kyle Architecture, Inc.
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

AO

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

There were quite a few "bugs" when we first started using it, but those have decreased over the years.

Pros

Denise in Customer Service is excellent. I have to call in not infrequently, and she always handles my issue quickly and nicely.

Cons

It's got issues as far as using it for accounting purposes. I'm learning to adapt.

Advice to Others

If you're looking for an accounting software, this isn't really what it's the best use is.

 
 

Cheri from Beyler Consulting, LLC
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great Customer Service and Support

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I just want to witness to the fact that everything that Engineering Office says about their wonderful support is true. A lot of companies over embellish and when you have a problem it is like pulling teeth to get some help. Not at Engineering office. They respond to phone calls and emails very quickly. The employees that they have in training and support should be the jewels in their crown. I have had the pleasure of working through frustrating problems with customer support, only to find it is some small thing and getting it fixed or training me to fix it goes quickly. Customer support representatives are FABULOUS and they have great patience and compassion for their customers. They realize that customers can't fix everything and that sometimes it is just beyond us. I learned this software quickly and came to a company that had not set it up correctly and nothing Sync'd together right. Customer support representatives held my hand and walked me through knowing that I was under a deadline. That is what is wonderful about this support team. They are human and they realize that you are human too and that things happen and they are there to guide the way, educate, and even fix the big problems. Anyone who chooses this software should realize that the Maintenance and Support fee that you pay is well worth it. Keep up the good work. It is very appreciated by your Customers.

Pros

It is very easy to use and you can learn it quite quickly with help of online webinars, the help pages, and just fishing around in the menus. Very clear and concise.

Cons

I wish that the SYNC process was done with a macro and I didn't have to do anything more than schedule it to go.

Advice to Others

If you are a small to medium firm, use Quick Books, and want a job costing solution that it is so much easier to use than Quick Books, then Engineering Office is a great tool to use. Simple and straight forward and easy to learn. Tons of Reports and management tools for Job Progress, Accounting, Job Costing, and Budgets. There are tons of ways that you can manipulate each of the reports that are provided. The reporting is truly amazing for canned reports. You can change your criteria all over the place to design a report that best works for your needs.

 
 

Ann from Langley & Associates
Specialty: Architectural
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

This is only my 3rd month using the software

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This is only my 3rd month using the software, so my review is limited by my brief experience. With that said, I have had some challenges, but mostly because there are SO MANY ways to get data from AO, that it's hard to set the right criteria. That's where support from customer service has been a recent lifesaver!!!! Support was GREAT in getting us up and running very quickly, and covering the basics so we had no downtime in our billing, but the representative has been the BEST at helping me get through the day-to-day "Why isn't this doing what I want it too?!!" challenges. She is always quick to respond, either by e-mail or by phone/remoting-in often both.
As for the actual software, I'm overall, very impressed so far. There are a few things I think could be easier to navigate, a quick link added here or there, but I'm getting used to where to find things.
Regarding features and functions, most of what I've asked to get, output-wise, has brought the response, "That would be a custom report set-up." That's getting a bit frustrating to hear, but I do think this system will be very helpful - once we get all of our data entered, and we get used to using the system.

 
 

Lori from Burns + Beyerl Architects
Specialty: Architectural
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

BQE Software support

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I worked very closely with the representative to solve an issue I was having with ArchiOffice. I was in a bind since AO wasn't able to produce our holiday card list accurately. The representative was very patient and worked with me over many days to solve this issue. He never gave up, despite having a few failed attempts at fixing the problem. He was in contact with me many times to make sure the issue was resolved and after many tries, he got it. I am so thankful for his determination and patience.

 
 

Debra from Albertsson Hansen Architecture
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Customer support is terrific.

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I enjoy working with Archi Office. I am able to collaborate with staff on invoicing with ease. I'm able to get all the reports I need.

Pros

Customer support & invoicing are great.

Cons

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

 
 

Kellie from DCA Landscape Architects, Inc
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

ArchiOffice Review

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This product has overall been sensational. It has improved the efficiency of our office tremendously. The trainers have been patient and very helpful. I did find that the training period was not long enough for me to understand all facets of the program, thus getting the full benefit from using it. There are still aspects of the program that I do not know how to fully utilize.

Pros

Functionality

Cons

The inability to create more custom reports not already installed in the system without incurring additional costs.

 
 

Kathy from Hudson Design
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

A huge help to our business.

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Value for Money

We started using ArchiOffice in April of this year. We purchased some training but still had questions along the way, which is typical when using a new program. The customer support has been a lifesaver. The response time is quick, either by email or phone.

 
 
 
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Sean from Studio S Squared Architecture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Terrible Customer Service

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Pros

Lot of report options, that's about it.

Cons

Horrible customer service. All they want to do is sell you expensive blocks of "training hours". Our training hours were spent waiting for our trainer to connect with his supervisor to get the answers to our questions. Then we come to find out that some of the initial information we were given about certain features and data entries being optional turned out to be required. BQE said they could help us fix the errors based on their incorrect information for hundreds of dollars which was just about the same price as what we paid for the software to start. Unbelievable, definitely feel like there was a lot of over-selling of the intuitive and seamless nature of this software. Does not seamlessly integrate with Quickbooks at all as it was advertised.

Source: Capterra
 

Hong Ze from -

December 2016

December 2016

ArchiOffice 2016

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Pros:
Access - app syncs nicely with the main project - for timesheet entry
Online/web access - makes it platform independent - so you can access program on Mac or PC
Duplicate projects - you don't need to start from scratch to create a project
Invoice/Transaction Entry - easy to enter and track

Cons:
Timesheets are not as easy as they could be - other programs allow you to enter time by the week - this is an individual entry per project, per day.
NTX is for the project or phase - can't be coded as monthly - tried many work arounds - nothing worked.
Back function doesn't work - if you are looking at a timesheet entry in a specific project - you will back out to the home page of the project - not the timesheet screen.

Source: Capterra
 

Jenny from Broadmoor Design Group
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2016

August 2016

Quickbooks Integration Training

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ArchiOffice is the first software we have implemented structured specifically for Architects. Having everything (accounting, RFI's, ASI's, Submittals, etc) in one place is wonderful.
I have worked with ArchiOffice's Trainer Pam extensively. She is incredibly knowledgeable, but it is her patience that amazes me!

Cons

The initial setup to interface with Quickbooks can be a little daunting, but a necessary evil.

Advice to Others

Spend the extra money for additional training and assistance in setting up. It will make the transition much easier.

Source: Capterra
 

Roger from Cozzarelli Cirminiello Architects
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2016

July 2016

ArchiOffice

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It is obvious that the software was created by an architect. The software "gets" us as architects and our unique way of doing business.

Cons

Very little to not like. The worst may be a few quirks in the interface that will sometimes makes you lose the data you entered if you did not save properly.

Advice to Others

Definitely give it a try. Once you do- it will be very hard to give it up.

Source: Capterra
 

Lauren from Ralph C Fey AIA Architects, PC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2016

July 2016

I have been working with ArchiOffice since 2007. Long time user.

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The product, when used efficiently by all staff is very useful for tracking projects, future work, time and keeping contacts and those involved in projects clear cut. - If staff is not using the software as trained it can be a bit of a hassle.

Cons

Future projections are difficult. Being able to share budget v actual additional services is a bit complicated. I wish we could track benefit time separately from typical work hours so properly calculate efficiency.

Advice to Others

Through all of the versions we have used. Software based (on the server) to the current SQL version the senior support staff have been extremely helpful. They communicate what we need to complete and when we are in a bind they are always there to help. Without their support and knowledge of the product line as a whole I'm sure we would not be as efficient in trouble shooting when necessary.

Source: Capterra
 

Mary from Griskelis Young Harrell
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2016

July 2016

ArchiOffice Review

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What I like best is the ability to communicate with the Vendors Technician freely and know if an issue arises that I am having a problem with I can rely on getting great help especially from my go to person Denise Karp.

Cons

That i can't change the Invoice format freely, as well as not having the ability to show Consultants paid to date on them as well.

Advice to Others

To give it time to learn the software and to make sure you to avail to your business the free updates and upgrades of ArchiOffice along the way.

Source: Capterra
 

Bryan from The Architectural Offices
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2016

July 2016

Archioffice Review as an Architect who does the billings

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I like the ease of use, i am an architect, not a financial type, i understand this product and am able to use it effectively.
It has helped us control our billings and receiveables.
I also really like the customer support, Alan Schlieper, is very good at working with me in any issues that come up.
I tried to mark a 10 in the ratings below, but the survey would not allow. He is that good!

Cons

I wish i could better utilize all of the services the product offers, but we are a bit entrenched in our own processes.

Advice to Others

I think that evaluating software has to come from experiencing working with the software. I know that for software to be effective, it has to meet it users at their ability level. ArchiOffice is organized to work well with the way architects work.
We used to have Deltek, for 25 years, i had very little understanding of how to use that software, i was therefore reliant on our office financial manager to run the analytics.

Source: Capterra