BQE CORE Suite

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Professional Services Automation Software for Professional Service Firms

About BQE CORE Suite

People and projects are the core of your professional service firm. That’s why BQE Software created BQE CORE, an intuitive professional services automation solution that gives you complete visibility and control over projects, financials, clients, performance, and staff utilisation.

BQE CORE centralises and streamlines how teams enter and use accounting, time & expense tracking, billing, reporting, and project management details. This allows you to accurately stay within scope and budget, plan, and make quick and informed decisions.

Run Your Business from a Single Platform
● Use smart, customisable dashboards with actionable intelligence
● Monitor projects and have tighter control over budgets and profitability
● Automate the entire billing process to improve cash flow
● Easily capture every hour for projects, overhead and time off with pre-filled timesheets and in-built timers
● Quickly take action with clear, easy-to-understand, schedulable reports
● Manage your business no matter where you are with native iOS and Android apps
● Win more clients with CORE CRM
● Focus on the “Human” and develop talent with BQE CORE HR

BQE CORE offers integration with various third-party accounting software and certified partnerships with popular software such as QuickBooks Online, MYOB AccountRight Live, Dropbox, Google Drive, Stripe, Office 365, Power BI, and more!

With more than 400,000 users worldwide, BQE CORE is trusted by leading architects, engineers, accountants, lawyers, IT specialists, and business consultants. The scalable system is suited for small to large-sized professional services firms looking for a solution with a wide range of features and integrations at a modest price.
BQE CORE pricing is built in a modular fashion and lets you buy only the modules you need.


Key benefits of BQE CORE Suite

Run Your Business In One Place
With a wide range of features and integrations, BQE CORE centralises and streamlines how teams enter and use information, all in one place.

Make Informed Decisions
Stay within scope and budget, plan ahead and monitor project performance with accessible, accurate and customisable data presented on visual and intuitive dashboards in real-time.

Improve Efficiency
Automate repetitive, and administrative tasks with scheduling features, pre-populated fields and customisable templates.

Speed Up Cash Flow
With accurately tracked hours, and flexible billing options, ensure no billable hours sip through the cracks.


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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(748)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Tanya
Tanya
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great product fro expense and time tracking, and way more

Reviewed on 12/01/2024

Pros

I have been using BQE Software for almost 4 years now. I have been reguarly logging hours and expenses as part of my daily work. I really love the app version in which I can snap a picture on the go from my receipt and toss the receipt away immediatelly. It has saved me tons of time of collecting receipts and then balancing my credit card account.
Tracking billable hours is also pretty easy and there are couple of options to do so for each personality from using project timers that you can play and pause to straight old-fashined type of plug-in. Overall, I am very happy of this software.

Cons

I like all features I have to use for my work.

Deborah
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  • Industry: Maritime
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

This product delivers...if you want it, it can be done.

Reviewed on 12/06/2023

the exec. appreciates the overall business analysis that can be obtained, time keeping is given...

the exec. appreciates the overall business analysis that can be obtained, time keeping is given back to the body of the staff and not the admin. staff, and can be seen and impacted live. project management is a complete task, not just partial tasks here and some in another area. Generally positive...difficult at first because change is hard, but once the benefits are realized, embraced ultimately.

Pros

once full integration is close, one can really see how the product can fully encompass all aspects. full analysis can be achieved if all data is inputted, but only then. if pieces are missing, so is the entire impact. time keeping can be accurate for all the employees...same story, expenses can be fully analyzed, project costing can be fully analyzed...but one must enter all of the data. it replaces most existing processes so it's difficult for some to "move on" so as not to duplicate. there are some glitches, but there usually is.

Cons

there might be too many features...not all businesses have them and while some recognize it, some will try to fill in all the blanks and this can be time wasteful. while there is a lot of "help", "dumbing it down" is never a bad thing. why not make it easy to understand? not everyone is an engineer...admins use it as well so keep it easy to understand for all. this gets more important the bigger the company gets...will support more administrative positions, so use the "kiss" principle-keep it simple st***d. admins will get these tasks delegated to them ultimately so make it easier to understand no matter the degree/education

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

JUST DONT!!!!!! Refused to give refund after acknowledging it doesn't work

Reviewed on 28/03/2020

It was the most expensive waste of time I've experienced in a long while. It's right up there with...

It was the most expensive waste of time I've experienced in a long while. It's right up there with Yelp advertising.

Once you get pay it's over. I determined that this didn't work for me at a bout 2 weeks in. But, I was patient and tried to work through it with them. Roughly a month later, we came to the understanding that it doesn't do what I need, and they can't make it do what I need. (Quickbooks and Method Crm was doing this stuff before)

I asked for a refund or even for the remainder of the year I paid for. I was told they "Don't Do Refunds"

So, They're cool with over-promising, Taking $650, understanding that you're not using the program any longer, and are dissatisfied.

Pretty Lame If You Ask Me

Pros

The Sales guy was really friendly and try to rush me into a holiday sale. I should have known.

Cons

It was promised to be totally customizable to any business. It absolutely was not. I spoke with customer service well over 10 times, probably 20 calls. They could show me how things were set up, but never really able to make it work with my business flow as I had with Quickbooks.

The program was often slow and sluggish between screen changes (I have very fast ethernet connection 250mbps DL speed). Many features were on different screens and made for a lot of loading time between simple tasks. Again....not customizable when I bring it up.

Response from BQE Software

Hi there! We are sorry that you weren't able to use the program as intended. We do offer 15-days free trial and live demos of our product and keep everything transparent to give our customers a chance to review the product before they actually purchase. We have hundreds and thousands of users worldwide who rely on our products each day to successfully run their business.

We are truly sorry to see you go and hopefully you will give us another chance in the future. Please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

Erica
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

BQE Makes Project Management Easy

Reviewed on 30/01/2024

Pros

Assigning tasks and projects to team members is easy and quick.

Cons

Some fields are redundant and repetitive but it's not a huge issue.

Juan Pablo
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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 10.0 /10

Best product out there, basically out of the box .... no implementation needed

Reviewed on 26/01/2023

Just great, it allows me to have a far quicker pulse of the business in financial terms and also...

Just great, it allows me to have a far quicker pulse of the business in financial terms and also marketing wise keeping track of proposals.

Pros

It is very well structured, in a logical manner and has put a lot of attention into details of how projects can be deployed in so administrative ways in the AE industry. It can keep a project very simple o very sophisticated in terms of phases, budgets, reporting, etc.

Cons

Moving from Archioffice (the previous software from BQE) to CORE was not flawless at all. I would have liked more support from BQE and that they acknowledge it is not flawless or that things willl appear automatically.

Alternatives Considered

Deltek Vision

Reasons for Choosing BQE CORE Suite

Archioffice was too old, needed cloud based software.

Reasons for Switching to BQE CORE Suite

It was jumping to something more familiar, avoiding costs of people learning something new, avoiding migration costs, and CORE is overall the best bang for buck software out there for small and midsize companies.
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BQE CORE Suite FAQs

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BQE CORE Suite offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: £29.00/month
  • 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, 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, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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