BQE Core

BQE Core

by BQE Software

Who Uses BQE Core?

Professional Services firms including Architects & Engineers, Accountants, CPAs, Business & IT Consultants, Government Contractors, Legal Professionals, & more.

What Is BQE Core?

BQE Core centralizes professional services firms' project and financial data on one beautiful cloud platform. By combining project management, time and expense tracking, billing, reporting, and financial management tools, Core makes it easier to run your firm more profitably. It organizes information, automates repetitive tasks, and allows you to spend more time providing services to your clients instead of managing internal processes. Sign up for a free 15-day trial.

BQE Core Details

BQE Software

http://www.bqe.com

Founded 1995

BQE Core Pricing Overview

BQE Core has a free version and offers a free trial. BQE Core paid version starts at US$7.95/month.

Starting Price

US$7.95/month

Pricing Details

Our pricing is simple - you only pay for the features that you need.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

BQE Core Features

Accounting Practice Management Software
Approval Workflow
Billing & Invoicing
Client Management
Client Portal
Document Management
Due Date Tracking
For CPA Firms
Project Management
Staff Management
Time Tracking
Accounts Receivable
Bank Reconciliation
Billing & Invoicing
CPA Firms
Expense Tracking
Fixed Asset Management
Fund Accounting
Government
Nonprofits
Payroll Management
Project Accounting
Purchase Orders
Tax Management
Chatbot
For Healthcare
For Sales
For eCommerce
Multi-Language
Predictive Analytics
Process/Workflow Automation
Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA)
Billing Portal
Contact Database
Contingency Billing
Customisable Invoices
Dunning Management
Hourly Billing
Mobile Payments
Multi-Currency
Online Invoicing
Online Payments
Payment Processing
Project Billing
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Tax Calculator
360 Degree Feedback
Applicant Tracking
Benefits Management
Compensation Management
Employee Database
Employee Profiles
Onboarding
Payroll Management
Performance Management
Recruitment Management
Self Service Portal
Time & Attendance Management
Time Off Management
Bills of Material
Budgeting & Forecasting
Change Orders
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Invoice Management
Overrun Reporting
Percent-Complete Tracking
Production Cost Tracking
Purchase Order Management
Quotes / Estimates
Time Tracking
Work Order Management
Billing & Invoicing
CRM
Calendar Management
Client Portal
Conflict Management
Contract Management
Document Management
Email Management
Legal Case Management
Task Management
Time Tracking
Trust Accounting
Accounting Management
Automatic Billing
Calendar Management
Case Management
Client portal
Document Management
Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Case Notes
Client Management
Conflict Management
Contract Management
Docket Management
Document Management
Email management
Expense Tracking
Task Management
Time Tracking
Trust Accounting
Billing & Invoicing
CRM
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Document Management
Portfolio Management
Project Management
Proposal Generation
Quote Management
Resource Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Agile Methodologies
Budget Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Customisable Templates
Gantt Charts
Idea Management
Kanban Board
Milestone Tracking
Portfolio Management
Resource Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Traditional Methodologies
Automatic Time Capture
Billable & Non-Billable Hours
Billing & Invoicing
Employee Database
Mobile Time Tracking
Multiple Billing Rates
Offline Time Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Timesheet Management
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Activity Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Expense Tracking
Project Tracking
Reimbursement Management
Time Tracking
Time Tracking by Client
Time Tracking by Project

BQE Core Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 213 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Service
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Value for Money
4.3/5
Robert c. M.
Business Development Director
Legal Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/04/2019

"Valuable software for billing at a law firm"

Comments: Bill quick is a perfect solution to create invoices and be able to bill many different attorneys on different projects.

Pros: The ability to customize many of its features is great. You can setup and keep track of time associated
with various cases, clients, projects. There are so many reports that you can run to keep track of your spending. Able to export invoices to LEDES format. Able to import time from excel spreadsheet.

Cons: It takes some time to learn the software, the tech support team was great in getting me up and running. If you want additional reports they have a custom report group but their cost is a bit high to modify reports. It looks a bit complicated but actually it is easy to use.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/04/2019
Laura S.
Principal
Architecture & Planning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/05/2020

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

Comments: Overall experience has been great as we use Core for our integrated accounting, time/expenses, and invoices, and it has been integral in helping us to understand and grow our business in the first year.

Pros: A little over one year back as we started up our new business I was researching for the best accounting, time and expense tracking and billing software. I selected BQE Core because it had an intuitive interface, easy reporting and it was on cloud. For any startup business the cost is always a big factor, the fact that BQE Core was a fraction of other similar software packages was an added bonus! We use BQE for our integrated accounting, time/expenses, and invoices, and it has been integral in helping us to understand and grow our business in the first year. At every moment, I have the info available to understand my cash flow, liabilities and A/R all in one interface, which never would have been possible if I used other accounting software.

Cons: In a separate excel doc I track our projected income and expenses for each two-week period so I can plan cash expenditure. If BQE had a feature to track overhead and projections in relation to billable work, that would really integrate all functionality in one software. Other than that, I don't have any suggestions for improvement.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/05/2020
Verified Reviewer
Owner
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    1/5
  • Ease of Use
    1/5
  • Features & Functionality
    1/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    1/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 28/03/2020

"JUST DONT!!!!!! Refused to give refund after acknowledging it doesn't work "

Comments: It was the most expensive waste of time I've experienced in a long while. It's right up there with Yelp advertising. Once you get pay it's over. I determined that this didn't work for me at a bout 2 weeks in. But, I was patient and tried to work through it with them. Roughly a month later, we came to the understanding that it doesn't do what I need, and they can't make it do what I need. (Quickbooks and Method Crm was doing this stuff before) I asked for a refund or even for the remainder of the year I paid for. I was told they "Don't Do Refunds" So, They're cool with over-promising, Taking $650, understanding that you're not using the program any longer, and are dissatisfied. Pretty Lame If You Ask Me

Pros: The Sales guy was really friendly and try to rush me into a holiday sale. I should have known.

Cons: It was promised to be totally customizable to any business. It absolutely was not. I spoke with customer service well over 10 times, probably 20 calls. They could show me how things were set up, but never really able to make it work with my business flow as I had with Quickbooks. The program was often slow and sluggish between screen changes (I have very fast ethernet connection 250mbps DL speed). Many features were on different screens and made for a lot of loading time between simple tasks. Again....not customizable when I bring it up.

Vendor Response

by BQE Software on 06/04/2020

Hi there! We are sorry that you weren't able to use the program as intended. We do offer 15-days free trial and live demos of our product and keep everything transparent to give our customers a chance to review the product before they actually purchase. We have hundreds and thousands of users worldwide who rely on our products each day to successfully run their business.

We are truly sorry to see you go and hopefully you will give us another chance in the future. Please feel free to reach out to us at customerc[email protected]

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 28/03/2020
Kimberly P.
Business Manager
Architecture & Planning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/04/2020

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

Comments: Our small but rapidly-growing architectural firm was looking for a project management and billing solution. We were particularly impressed with CORE’s user-friendly, “all in one” design.

Pros: It provides us with a single source to record employee time, manage project tasks, budget, invoice and track project performance. We took advantage of the various training packages and technical assistance BQE offers to help us get up-to-speed with CORE in a matter of months. BQE also worked with us to develop a custom invoice that provides our clients with current and past billing information in a clean and easy-to-read format. With the mobile app, our partners access CORE data anytime, anywhere, and can record travel expenses directly from their smartphones. BQE has demonstrated to us that they listen and responds to suggestions on how to make CORE an even better program for its users by providing regular updates and enhancements that incorporate our suggestions. We are very pleased with CORE and BQE.”

Cons: Everything is working for us and if it does not then that is what support is for. Like any other new software implementation there is a learning curve. We took advantage of the various training packages.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/04/2020
Mark H.
Operations Manager
Architecture & Planning, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/01/2020

"This new year marks one whole year we've been using Core"

Comments: Core has an amazing catalog of built-in reports. One thing we find ourselves often wishing for was a kind of “Quick List” report that would output a list of something, one item per line, single-spaced and nothing else but a clear statement of the search and filtering criteria at the top. Examples include a list of invoices overdue x days, list of current projects, list of deposits, payments, checks, every transaction ever related to a certain project, etc. These lists are handy when reviewing Core data, or bringing a quick list into a meeting, where the entries can be highlighted, color coded, and/or checked off as you go.

Pros: I have to say it has succeeded with flying colors after being bombarded with all kinds of unusual circumstances with hundreds of our architecture projects! Well done! I'm constantly amazed how well thought-out the original approach was in Core's basic design allowing it to handle all of our client's weird situations, and we're just one of the zillions of other companies using Core who do things so differently than we do. I say this with a little authority, as well, because I wrote my first program at age 15 in 1968 and I have seen (and suffered) *everything* in all the eras of computing since. Core is badass. Every system has issues, but it's important we all stop and appreciate the unimaginable amount of work that went into making Core really effective. No one paid me to say this and I'm not getting any brownie points. I'm saying this because I know intimately what the developers have gone through to make today's Core possible. Whew!

Cons: While Core has one of the best time sheet entry forms around. It would be great to have a more graphical time entry interface such as the kind iOS and Android users are familiar with when using, say, a calendar app, in which they can use a mouse or finger to draw time blocks graphically, then double-click/tap them to set the info for that block.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/01/2020