BQE CORE Suite

4.5
Overall rating
Reviews

4.5
Overall rating
Reviews

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.
BQE CORE Suite Software - Project Dashboard
BQE CORE Suite Software - Reporting and Analytics
BQE CORE Suite Software - 360 View
BQE CORE Suite Software - Time Card Entry
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.

Starting Price:
Not provided by vendor
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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BQE CORE Suite Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.6
5 reviews of 736 View all reviews
Andrew
  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 20/06/2023

Yep, there is a feature for that!

Good. Invoicing and time entry in the program fit our needs. There are always more features that we discover when we need more from CORE.

Pros

The program is cloud based which keeps us current. Most of the time when I have specific report, feature, or activity that I want, I can find what I need quickly. As with many programs, CORE does more than my office utilizes it for. Invoicing and time entry are usually smooth processes.

Cons

We migrated from ArchiOffice and feel that the way contacts are managed in CORE is utterly useless. We've abandoned it in favor of a piecemeal assortment of Office 365 and Mac built-in programs.The structure of projects is also something that can be improved. When a project transforms from hourly to percentage or adds phases, CORE has some flexibility but there are troublesome aspect such as migrating time from a single phase project to ensure it can be captured in invoices.

Alternatives Considered

Deltek Vision

Reasons for Choosing BQE CORE Suite

Saved money through the al a carte module cost structure compared to previous program.

Reasons for Switching to BQE CORE Suite

Easier to migrate our ArchiOffice data into CORE.
Deborah
  • Industry: Maritime
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 12/06/2023

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

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
  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
1
Customer Support
5

2
Reviewed on 01/09/2023

Software has issues, but their customer support is pretty good

In theory, I like all of the features that core has to offer, however, when the features don't work the way they're supposed to it becomes a bit of a nightmare to use. It has a lot of bugs, crashes often and in general is just not very user friendly.

Pros

I like the expense management feature for employee reimbursement and client billing purposes. I also liked the accounting feature that allows you to bill expenses straight from the Cloudfeeds. I also really liked their customer support. They have a solid team on standby for customer support. I would often get the same person when I called. They are super friendly and know how to navigate the software.

Cons

It's time consuming to use - it's so slow and there are a lot of features that bug out and simply don't work the way they're supposed to, so I spend a lot of time navigating all of that, which is a bummer.

Reasons for Choosing BQE CORE Suite

The owner of the firm worked with the BQE team when they first started building the software, he was informing them of features that would be useful for the architecture firm, so he set the company up with BQE to support their mission.

Switched From

Harvest and Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to BQE CORE Suite

The owner of the firm worked with the BQE team when they first started building the software, he was informing them of features that would be useful for the architecture firm, so he set the company up with BQE to support their mission.
Karen
  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 07/11/2023

BQE review

Pros

it is an easy to use software , with great graphics.

Cons

it is not so simple to customize the exporting of hours / project

Juan Pablo
  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 26/01/2023

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

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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