About BQE Core Suite

BQE Core makes it easier and more profitable to run your business. It organizes information, automates repetitive tasks and allows your firm to spend more time providing service to your clients instead of managing internal processes. Sign up for a Free Trial

BQE Core is an integrated Time and Expense Tracking, Project Management, Billing and Accounting solution that is scalable for businesses of all sizes. It is built by Architects, Engineers and CPA's to meet the specific needs of professional services firms. It is packed with simple, powerful features designed to help firms bolster their cash flow by expediting their billing process, while dramatically improving their project management and their ability to analyze performance.

Certified partnerships with Intuit, MYOB and other market leaders ensure that Core intuitively extracts, customizes and delivers customized output from any third-party accounting software.

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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.


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Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

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Actionable Intelligence with Unlimited Live Dashboards
Monitor Project Performance
Automate Your Billing
Fully Functional Native Mobile Apps
BQE Core - Powerful Business Management
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Total features of BQE Core Suite: 144

  • API
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounts Payable Software
  • Accounts Receivable Software
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication Software
  • 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
  • Case Management Software
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Check Printing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Analysis
  • Cost Tracking
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Templates
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • For CPA Firms
  • 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
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Multiple Projects
  • 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
  • Preview Functionality
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Productivity Analysis
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Project Billing
  • Project Estimating
  • 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
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management Software
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • 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 Tracking Software
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Trust Accounting Software
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management Software



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Robert c. M.
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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.


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.


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.

Amy G.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

BQE provides strong support for customizations

Reviewed on 14/10/2020

Overall experience has been nothing short of great. The strong support BQE offers for customization...

Overall experience has been nothing short of great. The strong support BQE offers for customization has resulted in effective time billing management but also leaves us with satisfied clients seeing their contracts clearly on a custom invoice based on their requirements.


Our company transitioned many years ago to BQE from a different software which was not as detail oriented as we needed for project budgets as well as client satisfaction on invoicing. Offering services to many different types of agencies - from federal to local government agencies to the private sector, each client requires a different level of detail on invoicing. In the past, we have found it very difficult to track time and transition those hours into a contract based invoice.


Would like to see more streamlined and simplified process of client credits. Right now the only way is to have it has a retainer.

Cecilia T.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

We like invoicing in Core

Reviewed on 17/03/2021

Time is good and so is billing

Time is good and so is billing


I like using the invoicing and payments process, quick and easy to follow through with CEO and clients. Reports are also great, just trying to figure out the best reports to use takes time and experience. We also use the Retainer aspect which is helpful for our clients, much better than trying to keep track of in manually in excel or quickbooks. My monthly financial meetings with the CEO and Principal have become extremely efficient when using the AR Aging report with retainage by easily showing what is outstanding including the retainage portion is important for them to understand. The Account Transactions report have been helpful when reconciling with clients or even project managers the balances owing by phase.


Most times I have to hit enter twice for CORE to respond...not sure if I am keying too fast? Being Canadian I would like to see the verbiage of "Retainage" changed to Holdback. Having Retainer and Retainage on the same report can cause confusion here up North! LOL! We don't use the work retainage; we just call it holdback.

Stacy M.
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  • Industry: Construction
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

BillQuick - A look at one year post conversion

Reviewed on 30/06/2015


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.


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.

Gabriela A.
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The software is very intuitive and quick to learn.

Reviewed on 23/03/2021


Easier way to attach documents to expense entries, quick way to overview and process time card summary reports. It has aided with the collection of receipts for all of our field team members. I am very pleased with the Time subscription, and project management subscription. The software is very intuitive and quick to learn.


A toggle option to select all employees or deselect all employees will help in the report sections. Also, a way to print all attachments at the same time instead of individually in the expense entry section

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BQE Core Suite offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $7.95/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
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Our pricing is simple - you only pay for the features that you need. Monthly, quarterly, and annual plans make it ideal for firms with fluctuating demand or seasonal employees.

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BQE Core Suite has the following typical customers:

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BQE Core Suite supports the following devices:

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

BQE Core Suite integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Google Drive, MYOB Essentials, Quickbooks Online, 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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