What is BQE CORE Suite?

People and projects are the core of your business. That’s why BQE Software created BQE CORE, an intuitive and flexible professional services automation solution that helps you manage projects and tasks in all stages of the life cycle. BQE CORE centralises the way your firm enters and uses information, giving you a holistic view of client, project and financial details. This gives you the speed and insight necessary to rapidly make informed decisions and increase productivity and profits.

Who Uses BQE CORE Suite?

With more than 400,000 users worldwide, BQE CORE is trusted by Architects, Engineers, Construction Designers, Consultants, Interior Designers, Accountants, Legal Professionals, Contractors, and more.

Where can BQE CORE Suite be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • BQE Software
  • Located in Torrance, US
  • Founded in 1995
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Hong Kong SAR China, Ireland, Malaysia and 7 others

Languages

English

BQE CORE Suite pricing

Starting Price:

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  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

BQE CORE Suite does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

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About the vendor

  • BQE Software
  • Located in Torrance, US
  • Founded in 1995
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Hong Kong SAR China, Ireland, Malaysia and 7 others

Languages

English

BQE CORE Suite videos and images

BQE CORE Suite Software - Customizable Dashboards with Actionable Insights for Impactful Decision Making
BQE CORE Suite Software - View Project Performance in Real-Time
BQE CORE Suite Software - Automatic Billing eliminates manual paper processes
BQE CORE Suite Software - Track Employee Performance
BQE CORE Suite Software - iOS and Android Apps
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BQE CORE Suite video
BQE CORE Suite Software - Customizable Dashboards with Actionable Insights for Impactful Decision Making
BQE CORE Suite Software - View Project Performance in Real-Time
BQE CORE Suite Software - Automatic Billing eliminates manual paper processes
BQE CORE Suite Software - Track Employee Performance
BQE CORE Suite Software - iOS and Android Apps

Features of BQE CORE Suite

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customer Statements
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Accountants
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Leave Tracking
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Onboarding
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payment Processing
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Speech Recognition
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of BQE CORE Suite

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Robert C.
Robert C.
Business Development Director in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Legal Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Valuable software for billing at a law firm

5.0 3 years ago

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.

Chalmers
MD in South Africa
Civil Engineering, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Very Good Software

5.0 last month New

Comments: Works well for our QMS as well.

Pros:

Projects take on and set is exactly according our business processes. CRM is a very good addition.

Cons:

Not much except that the accounting module cannot intergrate Sage Pastel which used by our accountant. I’m sure the BQE team can work out something if I ask but I haven’t.

Alternatives Considered: Deltek Vision

Reasons for Choosing BQE CORE Suite: Same supplier/developer but a big upgrade to Engineer Office

Reasons for Switching to BQE CORE Suite: Easy to use, support and competitively priced.

Stacy
US
Construction
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

BillQuick - A look at one year post conversion

3.5 7 years ago

Pros:

BillQuick is a powerful tool in tracking project time and expenses for professional services. We converted from 7 years of Quick Books data. Although the conversion and integration was not a seemless process, and the learning curve was much longer than originally anticipated, we are now tracking project profitability at a much higher level than we ever have before. BillQuick Tech Support is fantastic. They are patient and knowledgeable, and we have received a lot of added value by having the Gold Care Tech Support package added onto our services. Additionally, we have invested quite a bit of extra money on having Bill Quick Customization Department write customized reports. Although the standard reports section is extensive, we were unable to find reports that gave us exactly the data we wanted to see. It's nice that this additional service is offered, but it would be nice for them to give us a handful of customized reports as part of the conversion process and then charge extra from there on out.

Cons:

The software is not as user-friendly as it could be. Some things are overly complicated and require detailed use before you understand the functionality of the software. It could not be more different that QuickBooks, and the transition for us was difficult. Personally, I highly underestimated the learning curve. In the beginning, we were only using BQ for time and expense logging and we maintained our Quick Books file for all other general accounting, which I would strongly discourage. Although the SYNC feature does work to sync data between programs, it is not a clean sync and much of it needed cleanup on either side of the sync. This was very frustrating. We just recently converted all of our general accounting in QB over to the Accounting portal in BillQuick. This has helped to have all of our financial records in one software system and our data is much more consistent. However, the "Accounting" portal is not perfect and there are a number of features that are lacking where QB has it all dialed in. Examples: 1) in looking at a vendor bill, there is no indication or PAID FLAT to see it has been PAID or not. To see if it is paid, I have to look at the previous checks. 2) In a report that lists all AP checks written for a particular time frame, there is no TOTAL at the end of the report. 3) BQ allows duplicate check numbers. (This is not a complete list, but the top 3 things that drive me insane.) These seem like basic accounting features and for them to not be included in an accounting software is frustrating. DISCLAIMER: we have not yet upgraded to BQ2015 and remain on BQ2014 for a while longer. My understanding is that BQ2015 has updated a number of accounting features, so I look forward to seeing if any of those issues are remedied.

Najett
Interior Designer in US
Architecture & Planning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Perfect for design firms

4.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: The best benefit is BQE's customer service, anytime we've had an issue or question they are quick to assist and resolve!

Pros:

This is a really great all-around billing/invoicing software. It took some time to learn but has some really great features, our favorite being a more advanced break down of our project's phases and billing. You can even add a note to each time record's slot for each day.

Cons:

There is definitely a learning curve for the first few months as it is not as user intuitive as it could be.

Kimly
Principal in US
Architecture & Planning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Full of features to help manage the business

5.0 last week New

Comments: I understand that the program have much more to provide than what I understand. It is more powerful than what I know how to use.

Pros:

The multiple features and ability to see where you are at at any time.

Cons:

Not very customizable by user, Need better "FREE" training.