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. 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.
BQE CORE Suite Software - Customizable Dashboards with Actionable Insights for Impactful Decision Making
BQE CORE Suite Software - Real-Time Financial Reporting
BQE CORE Suite Software - Automatic Billing eliminates manual paper processes
BQE CORE Suite Software - iOS and Android Apps
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BQE CORE Suite pricing

BQE CORE Suite does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. BQE CORE Suite paid version starts at US$29.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$29.00/month
Pricing Details:
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.
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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BQE CORE Suite Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.4
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.6
5 reviews of 544 View all reviews
Robert c. M.
  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 5/4/2019

Valuable software for billing at a law firm

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.

Irving G.
  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 16/4/2022

Running a design practice, what they didn't teach you in architecture school

I check what other apps and services are out there for architects and most are even more overwhelming or offer more than needed for a small practice, or charge much more that it is worth.

Pros

Running a practice and staying financially solvent is key with a way to measure progress with tasks, time and fees. CORE does this and in a way architects can understand since it is designed by architects. However, it tries to cover all variations on running a firm and while appreciable, it can be confusing with too many choices to search and select from. The flexibility is a plus once you reach out to customer service (live24/7/365) and they kindly walk you through a solution.

Cons

It's a bit complex at the onset of setting up the account and projects. You do it often enough, it does become second nature but it takes time and includes some missteps readily corrected by the help system.

Timothy M.
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
5

3
Reviewed on 14/4/2022

Quantity over Quality

Pros

It's not Quickbooks. Quickbooks is stuck in the early 2000s. CORE shows promise if usurping it with its variety of tools and analytical reporting methods. It also doesn't log off when I leave the site, which is annoying.

Cons

The overall user experience, at least for accounts payables, is deeply flawed. Save and Add Another shouldn't vanish when pressing "Save" when I want to just attach a PDF. I think CORE should take a glance at [SENSITIVE CONTENT] and figure out how to copy its features for payables. It's fantastic.

Oh, and no ACH implementation.

Markys C.
  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 14/4/2022

BQE CORE for small businesses

The technical team are superb and the (paid for) training essential to get you up to speed fast. The integration of time/expenses, project setup and control, invoicing and bill payments really good.

Pros

Time and expenses recording. Invoice creation. Financial planning and reporting.

Cons

The ability to customise reports is an additional costed service. It is really set up for USA and I had some tricky times making sure I reset up the currency. Also, you need to use 'Purchase Tax' for 'VAT' to make things work as you would expect.

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to BQE CORE Suite

ONline tutorials and reviews.
Jacqui K.
  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 21/4/2022

Core is the core of our business

Our overall experience with Core has been very good. It is allowing us to run and manage our business far more effectively that before. Also the fact that it is web based has been awesome especially during pandemic work from home instances.

Pros

Project management and billing are our favorite features, we couldn't run our business without them. Core integrates really well with how we setup and manage a project.

Cons

The Allocation feature needs a lot of improvement. It feels like all the information we need is in Core but it is not easy to retrieve or maintain, specifically around dependencies between phases within a project.

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