What Is BQE CORE Suite?

BQE's powerful all-in-one platform and expert support give A & E firms the intuitive tools they need to meet the demands of their firm, empower their team, maximize profitability, and deliver superior results to clients. Designed for the A&E industry by architects and engineers BQE CORE makes it easier & more profitable to run your firm by automating repetitive tasks & delivering real-time actionable insights.

Who Uses BQE CORE Suite?

Architects & Engineers Consultants Accountants Interior Designers Industrial Designers Lawyers Professional Services Providers

Where can BQE CORE Suite be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • BQE Software
  • Located in Torrance, US
  • Founded in 1995

BQE CORE Suite support

  • 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

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About the vendor

  • BQE Software
  • Located in Torrance, US
  • Founded in 1995

BQE CORE Suite support

  • 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

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

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Reviews of BQE CORE Suite

Average score

Overall
4.5
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 4 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.

Kristen
Office manager in US
Architecture & Planning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

One program to replace two

4.0 2 months ago

Pros:

I can do my accounting and invoicing and time expense tracking and payments all from the same program

Cons:

It is a lot to learn at once and took some cleaning up since we brought info over from Quickbooks and ArchiOffice

Alternatives Considered: NetSuite CRM and Deltek Vision

Reasons for Choosing BQE CORE Suite: To have eve thing in one place

Switched From: QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise and ArchiOffice

Reasons for Switching to BQE CORE Suite: I am familiar with and love the customer support BQE provides

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.

Steven
Steven
Accounting Assistant in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Insurance Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

CORE is a real time saver !

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: Implementation took longer than expected but has proved worth the extra time to get it right.

Pros:

Using CORE to invoice our clients has freed up so much of my time I'm afraid I could have streamlined myself out of a job. Billing previews that used to take days are now done in hours. The time to create invoices and submit them for approval takes about 25% of the time before CORE. Easy to learn and a breeze to use.

Cons:

ORE is a very complex software system to set up, but once we worked out all of the nuances and specifications, this software rocks!

Alternatives Considered: Sage Intacct, QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Choosing BQE CORE Suite: Centralized online database for multiple locations and web-based time tracking.

Switched From: QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Reasons for Switching to BQE CORE Suite: Price was a key factor, but so was familiarity.

Chris
IT in US
Civil Engineering, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

BQE Online Functionality

5.0 2 months ago

Pros:

Its ease of use. the software is innovative and very stable.

Cons:

I haven't found anything that is a detriment.