BQE Core - Time, Billing, Project Management, and Accounting software


359 reviews(4.5/5)
359 reviews(4.5/5)

BQE Core is a cloud-based solution that offers integrated business accounting, project management, and business intelligence. It can support the operations of a variety of industries, including legal services, architecture firms, engineering, accounting, consulting, graphic and interior design, and more.

BQE Core can be accessed from any browser or device and has fully-functional, native apps for iPhone and Android devices. The solution also comes with over 200 customizable report templates to generate different invoice types: percent complete, retainer, recurring, fixed, hourly, phased, joint and more.

BQE Core offers integration with various third-party accounting software and has certified partnerships with QuickBooks Online, MYOB AccountRight Live (Australia), Dropbox, Google Drive, and Amazon Web Services.

The system is suited for small to mid-sized businesses and law firms that are looking for a professional services solution with built-in accounting and customer management functions.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8

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  • Nick from Zon Engineering Inc.

    Specialty: Engineering

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    6 months in and it blows us away!

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    The time and expense features are the key reasons we started using Core over 6 months ago. It has simplified our accounting process by billing directly to projects and saved time on generating invoices.

    Cons

    It took a while to configure when you have a large running list of projects. We ultimately had to get support from BQE to setup our database initially, and it took several weeks to get through that process.

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  • Matt from Vobr Niemeyer, LLC

    Specialty: Engineering

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Excellent project management software for a small surveying business

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Ease of use for a land surveyor that had little project management experience at the start.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything

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  • Ryan from Zon Engineering Inc.

    Specialty: Engineering

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Good time and project management/account solution for businesses

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

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

    Pros

    We switched over to Core after using several other project/time management and accounting programs over the past several years. 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.

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  • Abraham from Rishavena Home Health Care

    Specialty: Other Services

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    Billquick Solution

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Billquick is a reasonably user-friendly solution to time clocking on big projects. The software enabled us to be able to accurately bill for all of our hours worked with printable reports to support the data.

    Cons

    Customer service leave a lot to be desired. We weren't able to get anyone on the phone that could help us for over an hour and eventually solved the problem ourselves by rebooting the interface. The mobile app is not even worth downloading.

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  • Kent from IPS

    July 2018

    Awesome and easy to use

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    Pros

    BQE is awesome it makes things so easy when entering time and billing clients. Before we got BQE we would do everything by hand, when switching over it made thing go 10 times faster. Its a great software.

    Cons

    little glitches here and there but the customer support is so fast and responsive and the are willing to fix the software glitches.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Matt from EE International

    Specialty: Other Services

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Hands down the best value for your money to any billing software

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I enjoyed the easy to use guide and help functions throughout the entire software when any issue came up.

    Cons

    Not really too much to complain about. Other than the cost is a little higher than other comparable products .

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    It works

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    It does the job. It can be a bit wonky and sometime you aren't sure if it's saving or freezing. Doesn't really have helpful features - like auto populating commonly used activity ID's. Very basic features.

    Cons

    Mobile app isn't great but allows you to update time when offline - which is helpful when you're updating on the subway. Customer service is not great but their account managers are on top of billing issues.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Qiang from AEchem Scientific Cooperation

    Specialty: Other Services

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Good product for project management

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    It has a full range of functions including time & expense tracking, project management and billing etc. The customer support is helpful if you have questions during set-up or operation.

    Cons

    The product is a little pricey compared to the similar products, especially for a small company. And if you have a large scale, complex project to manage, there are better project management software out there.

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  • Tammy from Joseph D. Carney & Associates

    Specialty: Legal

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2018

    Cloud based and Multiple Features

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    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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  • Jill from ColeBreit Engineering

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

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

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    1 stop shop. And, it integrates with QuickBooks online.

    Pros

    It's great at tracking projects, invoicing and payments. The system is only as efficient as the data going into it though. The tech support is outstanding.

    Cons

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

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • kiran from Kalmane Trading Pvt LTd

    Specialty: Other Services

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    Great accounting software with excellent features.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Bill-quick is a very good cloud based business management suite. It Project management, billing, data analysis and time tracking features. Quick preview or detailed history on customer details, vendor details and all their payments.Easy customization of billing template with company logo and other details. There are some other great features like budget management, employee salary with complete payroll features, auto billing, purchase order and much much more. Also has a android version app which make work happen on the go also.

    Cons

    Since its cloud based app one must be online all the time to use the app. But its not much of a con but there are many accounting apps which work offline also. Subscription is little high compared to other apps.

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  • Majidi from Onward Engineering

    Specialty: Engineering

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

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

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    The process of switching from BQE to Core was very much automated, and BQE staff were very helpful along the way.
    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. I highly recommend Core whether you are currently using BQE legacy or any other project management program.

    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.

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  • Timothy from TA Dumbleton Architect PC

    Specialty: Architectural

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    We use this software to manage our architecture firm. I have 25 years in practice and I have used 4 similar programs - this is the best by far.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    The BQE company has been very responsive to suggestions and is making steady improvements. It is nice to use software that gets better over time.

    Pros

    The product is very powerful and provides quick information about how our projects are progressing - it allows us to know precisely how we are doing financially on each project. I like how flexible it is - much more flexible than other similar software I have used over the years. I like the interface and the customer service has been really excellent - they have been very responsive when we get stuck, and there has rarely not been a solution to our problems.

    Cons

    Sometimes the flexibility of the software makes it a little unwieldy. This software requires you to pay attention to what you are doing - because you can mess things up pretty quickly. There are times when I wish it had the ability to turn off some options - I would give up some power and flexibility to make it easier to work with. Invoice formatting needs some work.

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  • Javier from FLEXIBUILDIT

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Very difficult software and the client service is pretty bad

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    Pros

    Good service before the purchase, after they want to make a dollar for every single question.

    Cons

    Very difficult to implement without paying the training. It is not intuitive. The client support is very poor.

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  • Berkeley from Emerson Home Services

    Specialty: Other Services

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    Super easy with lots of options!

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    Billquick is super easy to use, and there are so many report options there. It was a relatively seamless transition for our team to do time keeping and it gives us a great overview!

    Cons

    Can sometimes be a challenge to change projects IDs, if something has been entered in incorrectly. But overall satisfied.

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  • Michael from Municipal & Financial Services Group

    Specialty: Management Consulting

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    BillQuick is a robust timekeeping and invoicing tool

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    BillQuick is a powerful timekeeping and invoicing program. We chose it as our preferred invoicing software as it provides the ability to customize client and project details.

    Cons

    The amount of options and customizations possible can also make the program difficult to navigate and master. I recommend utilizing customer support when needed.

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  • Dorian from Ricondo

    Specialty: Other Services

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    Excellent Product

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Everything. This is an amazing product. It is very user friendly. The interface is extremely easy.

    Cons

    I have no negative comments about this product and I have been using it for about three months.

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  • Huzefa from Kannoun Architects

    Specialty: Architectural

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    Project Activity in CORE

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Core allows you to enter any number of activity that you can think of, there is no restriction as to Number of activities that can be created in CORE

    Cons

    When doing time assignment only 50 Activity are displayed.
    Sorting of Activity is done Alphabetically based on the Codes, there is no other option to Sort the activities based on Sub Codes or Description or Bill Rate

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    April 2018

    A powerful and intuitive software solutions that's driven our efficiency to new heights

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The accounting features are easy to access & use. It's lead to a much greater sense of control of our business and best yet, we can access it even from our mobile phones.

    Cons

    Signing in multiple users can sometimes take some time to set up, but once that process is complete everything goes extremely smoothly.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Bob from Bridge Gap Engineering

    Specialty: Engineering

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    9 months into our migration to this new software and still not willing to cut the cord from our current accounting software

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    If you are a single division company the migration to this process may be an easier process. But for our seven division business, making the move to BQE has been nothing less than a nightmare. Way more time spent than I expected (which is compounded by the fact that it is time I don't have). The fact that BQE is California based, effects their customer support efforts to those on the east coast ...at least in my experience it has. Be sure to spend a lot of time testing the software before you buy...I made the mistake of buying it based on their sales communications (which you be offered a lot of deals and promotions of the bells and whistles the software has)..I find that it is not easy to use and have found that my clerical support flat out hate using versus our current, more intuitive accounting software.

    Pros

    It's easy to get sold on it's capabilities and functionality. Real time dashboards and remote access to timesheets via any electronic device are very nice touches.

    Cons

    Despite being told it would be an easy transition, it has not been the case. Software is not nearly as intuitive as current software (QB), for my needs had to buy a report writing software (SAP) which also requires training. First time through with data conversion on four of our company files, two came back incomplete and wrong, one came back with our project structure flipped upside down, and we never got back the fourth file which may be because it was for a Canadian entity and despite being told they know how to handle the tax issues faced in Canada, we did not have that confidence in them, and we have yet to see the first run through of the data conversion three months after uploading the file. Customer support is also not as responsive as I'd like and I would say working with them is just another negative issue

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