BQE Core - Time and Billing

BQE Core - Time and Billing

4.5 / 5 260 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Professional Services firms including Architects & Engineers, Accountants, CPAs, Business & IT Consultants, Government Contractors, Legal Professionals, & more.

Average Ratings

260 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Pricing Details
    Our pricing is simple - you only pay for the features that you need.
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    In Person
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • BQE Software
  • Founded 1995

About This Software

BQE Core is an integrated time and expense tracking, project management, billing, and accounting solution that is scalable for professional services firms of all sizes. It is packed with simple, powerful features designed to you improve cash flow by expediting your billing process, while dramatically improving project management and performance analysis. Sign up for a free 15-day trial.

  • Account Tracking
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Hours Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Bills of Material
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Case & Client History
  • Case Management
  • Cash Management
  • Change Orders
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Statements
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collections
  • Conflict Management
  • Consolidation / Roll-Up
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Portal
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Document Management
  • Dunning Management
  • Email Management
  • Employee Database
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Government
  • HR Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Library Management
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing
  • Quote Management
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Records Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Resource Management
  • Retainer Billing
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Service Ticket Billing
  • Spend Management
  • Subscription Billing
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculator
  • Tax Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Time per Project Reporting
  • Trust Accounting
  • Vacation / Leave Tracking
  • Work Order Management

BQE Core - Time and Billing Latest Reviews

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Great Time keeping and Billing software for Architects and Engineers

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We discovered BillQuick on line after struggling with a user friendly way to record, retrieve, report and correct errors in time entries for our Clients. Filling in time sheets accurately is a critical part of our business and billing process. Unintentional errors on time sheets, with time entries logged under incorrect work phases or project scopes are inevitable and our previous billing software only allowed time entries to be moved one at a time, which was done when the WIP was being reviewed. The result was a painful and time consuming process at the end of each moth for our accountant which resulted in delays in getting our invoicing out in a timely manner. With BillQuick, time sheet errors can be moved quickly and easily across data sets in batches. Changing time keeping software can be a stressful decision, often met with resistance from staff. However after carefully researching BillQuick and completing the training session, and seeing the ease and intuitive nature of the time keeping options, I was confident that I would be able to coach staff through the process with ease. The ease of time entries means that fewer staff are delinquent on keeping time sheets up to date. This has numerous benefits, the primary one being being able to bill on time. There are other time allowance features such as limiting time assigned to a team member for a project, and notifying team members in real time when the Fee for a work stage has been exceeds (time entry presents in red). I was a bit skeptical about the claims of vastly reducing invoicing time, but from experience can confirm this is true. This software has enabled us to consistently get billing out within the first 10 days of the month, with invoicing taking a fraction of the time it used to. This enables us to close out each month efficiently, properly monitor quarterly and annual targets, and focus on fixing problems quickly. Ease of monitoring Fee Expenditure also means it is easier to stay out of trouble and address problems as soon as they arise. There are many linked features such as monitoring staff and project profitability which provide solid back up data when assessing bonuses etc.

Pros: It is very easy to learn to use for both staff entering time and new accounts staff.
The ease of time entries means that fewer staff are delinquent on keeping timesheets up to date.
Projects can be broken down into phases - this is KEY for tracking fees within an Architectural Full scope of services.
You create your own Activity Codes which you can align with your preferred Contract
It REALLY does speed up invoicing tremendously
It offers a WIDE range of invoice templates and reports to analyse project Fee expenditure and report to Clients
It allows for various levels of security access so that Senior Staff are not beholden to the Accounts Department when they need to report to a Client or check the Fee against the Contract
All staff can monitor Fee in real time (assuming time sheets are up to date)
Senior Staff can easily monitor and give feedback to staff on performance and productivity, based on various time periods, for example on Billable vs non billable hours, contracted hours performance etc
The technical support is excellent
Integrated with Quick Books very well

Cons: I can't think of anything really....If I had to be critical I would say:
- there are so many reports that you are unlikely to use them all and can get lost in the Report Centre. However there are tabs for your favourites and memorised reports.
- Expenses are very very to enter but not as easy to unwind/change as Time entries

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We Are All Surprised I Am Writing This Review!

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I purchased my first licenses of Billquick reluctantly, as an overpriced timesheet management system for my very small business and quickly began fighting to make it meet my partners needs for invoicing our clients. It was not pretty and there were times when we had serious discussions about whether this was the right fit for me. but the BQ team didn't give up and I am glad I did not. One advantage of a rough start was the opportunity to get to know and really appreciate the exceptional quality, skill, and patience of the support team assembled for BQ clients. Over the years, we have struggled and grown and improved our skills and processes together, and that is one of the exceptional things about this software and this company. They really do listen to their users and try to incorporate our priorities and needs into the upgrade process. The program is feature rich, and most companies won't need to use every feature that is available, but there are convenient and graceful ways to make each person's interface efficient, streamlined and comfortable. When the same program is usable for an intern on his first day and our power user when she is invoicing you know it is easy to use. I used to wish Quickbooks would get a better time management and invoicing capability so I could stop buying Billquick, but now I am trying to get rid of Quickbooks! The network versions work well, I can access the program over a VPN, and I have gone months without calls to the Support Team lately. Having grown from 5 to 30 employees since becoming a customer, I have to say, Billquick has been part of our path to success.

Pros: Great ability to customize individual user views, strong client and project tracking functions. Efficient invoicing capabilities with interface with Quickbooks. Consistent updates and improvements to the program. Very strong customer support and help desk.

Cons: I do wish there was a different pricing model that allowed different segmentation of the features, I would like to see stronger payroll/benefits/hr functionality and accounting completed so we can ditch Quickbooks, and my project managers would like additional flexibility in building gantt charts.