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 - Live Dashboards
BQE Core Suite Software - Automated Billing
BQE Core Suite Software - Financials
BQE Core Suite Software - Project Performance
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BQE Core Suite pricing

BQE Core Suite has a free version and offers a free trial. BQE Core Suite paid version starts at £7.40/month.

Starting Price:
£7.40/month See pricing details
Free Version:
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Free trial:
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BQE Core Suite Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.5
5 reviews of 474 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 05/04/2019

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.

Laura S.
  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 11/05/2020

Core has been an integral in helping us to understand and grow our business

Overall experience has been great as we use Core for our integrated accounting, time/expenses, and invoices, and it has been integral in helping us to understand and grow our business in the first year.

Pros

A little over one year back as we started up our new business I was researching for the best accounting, time and expense tracking and billing software. I selected BQE Core because it had an intuitive interface, easy reporting and it was on cloud. For any startup business the cost is always a big factor, the fact that BQE Core was a fraction of other similar software packages was an added bonus! We use BQE for our integrated accounting, time/expenses, and invoices, and it has been integral in helping us to understand and grow our business in the first year. At every moment, I have the info available to understand my cash flow, liabilities and A/R all in one interface, which never would have been possible if I used other accounting software.

Cons

In a separate excel doc I track our projected income and expenses for each two-week period so I can plan cash expenditure. If BQE had a feature to track overhead and projections in relation to billable work, that would really integrate all functionality in one software. Other than that, I don't have any suggestions for improvement.

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to BQE Core Suite

Core is more intuitive and a complete package for professional services.
Tanya F.
  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 31/08/2021

BQE Core - Time and Billing

Pros

Time management for projects along with tracking time for payroll

Cons

Some of the reporting features have to be worked at to come to the desired result.

Alternatives Considered

BigTime and Striven
Stacy M.
  • Industry: Construction
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
4

3.5
Reviewed on 30/06/2015

BillQuick - A look at one year post conversion

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Jeanne H.
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 08/07/2021

Billings to financials in one place

Pros

One Integrated system that allows us do CRM - Project Management, Billing and Financials in one software without dealing with the integrations. No need to transfer information from various systems to produce financial statements. Good, what I like is that the product continues to improve, especially on the accounting end. Adding the contract balance to time entry screen would be most beneficial to us. Importing data to CRM is another feature that would make things more efficient.

Cons

Contract balances available to our analysts when they enter their time, this feature was lost from Bill Quick to CORE. I've requested it multiple times.

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