About 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.

BQE was designed for the A&E industry by architects and engineers. You need a platform that truly understands your firm and supports it with the specialized tools you need. After running their own successful A&E firms, our founders created the best-in-class platform they needed from the ground up. Our platform supports the specialized needs of the A&E industry. We understand your pain points like no one else.

We don’t stop at our software. You can also have access to our friendly, expert support team that’s as invested in your success as you are. Enjoy access to expert support to ensure your firm operates at its best. Our packages include customer onboarding and 24/7/365 support so you can make the most of the platform. Our support team understands your day-to-day challenges and can identify opportunities for back-office optimization.

Today, over 400,000 users trust BQE's award-winning software to streamline their business processes while offering groundbreaking insights that grow their firm and boost their profits.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of BQE CORE Suite

Improves Efficiency
BQE CORE automates repetitive tasks and keep all your billing, projects, accounting contacts, files and more in one place.

Speeds Up Cash Flow
With accurately tracked hours, and flexible billing options, CORE ensures that no billable hours sip through the cracks.

Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device
CORE is available across all major platforms so you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility to run a successful firm anywhere in the world.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United Arab Emirates, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China , Ireland, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of BQE CORE Suite: 164

  • API
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounts Payable Software
  • Accounts Receivable Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management Software
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management Software
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • For Accountants
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Fund Accounting Software
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing Software
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Leave Tracking
  • Machine Learning Software
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Multiple Projects
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Nonprofits
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Onboarding Software
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Speech Recognition Software
  • Staff Management
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Trust Accounting Software
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Visual Analytics
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(613)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support Software
4.6/5

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Robert C.
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Valuable software for billing at a law firm

Reviewed on 05/04/2019

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

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
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

One program to replace two

Reviewed on 24/09/2022

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

Deltek Vision

Reasons for Choosing BQE CORE Suite

To have eve thing in one place

Reasons for Switching to BQE CORE Suite

I am familiar with and love the customer support BQE provides
Stacy
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

BillQuick - A look at one year post conversion

Reviewed on 30/06/2015

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
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  • Industry: Insurance Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

CORE is a real time saver !

Reviewed on 03/08/2022

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

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
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

BQE Online Functionality

Reviewed on 19/09/2022

Pros

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

Cons

I haven't found anything that is a detriment.

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BQE CORE Suite FAQs

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BQE CORE Suite offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from:
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Our pricing structure is simple, flexible and designed to fit your needs – you only pay for the features that you and your staff actually use. Annual and multi-year commitment options are available to support the unique needs of your firm. Start a FREE trial today to learn how CORE can maximize productivity and unlock your firm's true profitability potential.

BQE CORE Suite has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

BQE CORE Suite supports the following languages:

English

BQE CORE Suite supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

BQE CORE Suite integrates with the following applications:

Affinipay for Associations, ArchiSnapper, Box, Dropbox Business, Financials for Office 365, Google Drive, LawPay, MYOB Business, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Power BI, Office 365 Document Management, OneDrive, Quickbooks Online, Stripe, Tax1099.com, Xero

BQE CORE Suite offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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