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What Is BQE CORE Suite?

It can be a challenge to consolidate time & expenses. That’s why BQE Software created BQE CORE, an intuitive and flexible time & expense tracking solution that helps boost efficiency and eliminates the hassle of dealing with clunky spreadsheets and paper receipts. BQE CORE centralises the way your firm enters and uses information, giving you a holistic view of client, employee, project and financial details on intelligent dashboards. This gives you the speed and insight necessary to rapidly make informed decisions, identify resource allocation and stay within budget.

Who Uses BQE CORE Suite?

With more than 400,000 users worldwide, BQE CORE is trusted by Architects, Engineers, Construction Designers, Consultants, Interior Designers, Accountants, Legal Professionals, Contractors, and more.

BQE CORE Suite Software - Project Dashboard
BQE CORE Suite Software - Reporting and Analytics
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BQE CORE Suite Software - Time Card Entry
BQE CORE Suite Software - iOS and Android Apps

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Reviews of BQE CORE Suite

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Andrew
Andrew
Managing Partner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Architecture & Planning, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Yep, there is a feature for that!

5.0 last year

Comments: 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.

Steven
Steven
Accounting Assistant in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Insurance, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

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CORE is a real time saver !

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Implementation took longer than expected but has proved worth the extra time to get it right.

Pros:

Using CORE to invoice our clients has freed up so much of my time I'm afraid I could have streamlined myself out of a job. Billing previews that used to take days are now done in hours. The time to create invoices and submit them for approval takes about 25% of the time before CORE. Easy to learn and a breeze to use.

Cons:

ORE is a very complex software system to set up, but once we worked out all of the nuances and specifications, this software rocks!

kevin
Field Inspector in US
Construction, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

BQE Core Review

5.0 last month New

Comments: Overall satisfied with BQE, easily can get my time cards done on a daily basis.

Pros:

Ease of use & the incredible visibility of time spent.

Cons:

Slight lag at times but usually it will come and go.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Architecture & Planning, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

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Software has issues, but their customer support is pretty good

2.0 10 months ago

Comments: 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.

Angela
Office Manager in US
Architecture & Planning, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Still learning BUT working well for our firm

4.0 3 months ago

Pros:

Ease of creating new projects with various templates & phases, option to assign fee schedules and invoicing

Cons:

The platform runs slow and you have to constantly scroll. Great reporting options; however, could use improvement by allowing more customization on templates (removing fields, adding fields, etc...)