1CRM vs. BQE CORE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
1CRM
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
1CRM is an integrated customer relationship management (CRM) solution that covers the complete business management lifecycle. It includes features like collaboration and mobile access, and it can be customized for multiple industries. It is available in both open source and commercial editions.
$15
per month
BQE CORE
Score 8.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
BQE CORE is a business management solution built specifically for professional service firms. BQE CORE is a combination of a billing assistant, project management, and accounting solution. CORE is designed to do the hard work of delivering actionable insights directly to the user's dashboards or inbox. BQE CORE replaces the products Engineeroffice, Archioffice, and BillQuick; the functionality of these applications is now found in BQE CORE.N/A
Pricing
1CRMBQE CORE
Editions & Modules
Startup
$15
per month
Startup+
$23
per month
Professional
$33
per month
Enterprise
$39
per month
Free
Free trial
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
1CRMBQE CORE
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsTry 1CRM free for 30 days, no credit card required
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Features
1CRMBQE CORE
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
9.8
5 Ratings
24% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Customer data management / contact management9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management9.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Territory management9.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Opportunity management9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)9.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract management9.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Quote & order management9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Interaction tracking9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management9.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
9.7
5 Ratings
26% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Case management9.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Call center management10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Help desk management9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
8.1
5 Ratings
7% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Lead management8.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Email marketing8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
8.6
5 Ratings
13% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Task management9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management8.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
8.4
5 Ratings
10% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Forecasting8.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Pipeline visualization8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports8.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
8.5
5 Ratings
11% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Custom fields8.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom objects9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Scripting environment8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
API for custom integration8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
8.5
5 Ratings
2% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability8.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
8.4
4 Ratings
15% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Social data8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Social engagement8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
7.8
4 Ratings
9% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Marketing automation8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Compensation management7.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
7.2
4 Ratings
4% below category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Mobile access7.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
-
Ratings
BQE CORE
7.8
45 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.928 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings6.613 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.320 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.620 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings7.523 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings6.59 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings6.610 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings6.823 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings6.921 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.725 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings9.345 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings8.915 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings7.536 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
1CRM
-
Ratings
BQE CORE
8.4
32 Ratings
12% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings7.816 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings8.828 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings8.531 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings8.419 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
1CRMBQE CORE
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(5 ratings)
8.6
(138 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(8 ratings)
Usability
9.9
(4 ratings)
8.2
(100 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(4 ratings)
8.0
(89 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.1
(6 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
1CRMBQE CORE
Likelihood to Recommend
Converge Technology Solutions
While using 1CRM, I would be able to get the knowledge of customers preference, like how they would like to purchase the products. I'm able to build a good relationship with them. Even if I don't come to know about the contact information of customers, 1CRM ease to recall the full details of the customers.
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BQE Software Inc.
BQE CORE is well suited for a firm trying to get a better understanding of their project performance as a whole as well as better manage time and project resources. It is not the greatest for client management through a project or through invoicing, but it is do-able within the system.
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Pros
Converge Technology Solutions
  • Sales management.
  • Marketing management.
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BQE Software Inc.
  • Invoice Collections within Billing is a great tool because of the ability to take notes and track contact.
  • Invoices are professional looking and easy for our clients to understand the overall progress within each phase of their project.
  • Dashboards are the best tool EVER!
  • The Contact List feature within Clients setup is the perfect way to track multiple project managers within a large company that also has multiple contracts with us.
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Cons
Converge Technology Solutions
  • It should also have voice commands.
  • UX needs to be more interactive.
  • Rest is great.
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BQE Software Inc.
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Linking Project to Payment all together
  • Assigning contacts to particular roles - such as Invoicing, Contracts, etc.
  • Accounting Functionality - they are basically a project management accounting software, so in my opinion, they could learn some things from other accounting software such as QuickBooks etc.
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Likelihood to Renew
Converge Technology Solutions
No answers on this topic
BQE Software Inc.
We have been using Core for a few years now, and honestly started to look at other software systems to see what was out there. What we chose was a nightmare for migration so we never left Core. Now we have added invoicing and payments from Core instead of double entry with QBO. Still only a few cycles in but looks like it will be up to speed soon and working smoothly.
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Usability
Converge Technology Solutions
1CRM is wonderful and has helped my company grow and be prosperous. I highly recommend it!
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BQE Software Inc.
The foundation is awesome, like I have said before, however the house being built on it, the educational resources being provided to us (more of sales pitches that don't work), and flexible workflow opportunities, is making us look elsewhere for how much we will be spending on per user. It's crazy to think how flexible they are not when it comes to user settings. Lack of integration with other sources is awful.
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Reliability and Availability
Converge Technology Solutions
No answers on this topic
BQE Software Inc.
I can only remember a couple of times in 4 years that Core has been unavailable.
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Performance
Converge Technology Solutions
No answers on this topic
BQE Software Inc.
This is one area that does need some improvement. It can be slow at time, so we had our IT look at it from our side and we had no issues, so it has to be some slowness on their side.
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Support Rating
Converge Technology Solutions
I've had some questions and difficulty especially in data reporting and lead tracking but was solved very efficiently.
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BQE Software Inc.
As a new employee and CORE user, I talk to support on a weekly basis. I have never had to wait for more than 3 min to get connect with a support rep, and all my questions have been answered. The support representatives are polite and eager to help no matter how simple your question is.
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Online Training
Converge Technology Solutions
No answers on this topic
BQE Software Inc.
Make sure you have someone training you that fits your style of learning.
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Implementation Rating
Converge Technology Solutions
No answers on this topic
BQE Software Inc.
It does take some time to understand the options and to find the best invoice template.
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Alternatives Considered
Converge Technology Solutions
While comparing 1crm with ClickUp, I'm able to take 5 screenshots in 1crm whereas in ClickUp i'm able to take only 4 screenshots .
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BQE Software Inc.
Deltek Vision is far more advanced, more encompassing and offers more flexibility with what you want to do. However, it's also quite difficult to use, whereas BQE CORE is intuitive and user friendly. The trade off is worth it in some arenas but overall it's not suited for a larger fast paced company. Great for smaller companies.
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Scalability
Converge Technology Solutions
No answers on this topic
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Return on Investment
Converge Technology Solutions
  • It has overall increased sales productivity.
  • Has reduced lead time for customer and made the deliveries faster and more efficient.
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BQE Software Inc.
  • Quick setup of new tasks under a parent project, with immediate hourly billing to it.
  • Monitoring of details of non-chargeable efforts in appropriate detail
  • Validation of hourly cost, billing cost, benefit cost, profitability by person and role
  • Company tracking of write-off's included in corporate and project reporting, no data is "lost"
  • Can track excessive work time as +PTO in lieu of pay for use as future vacation
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ScreenShots

BQE CORE Screenshots

Screenshot of Core powered by BQE SoftwareScreenshot of BQE CORE Project Dashboard ViewScreenshot of BQE CORE 360* Firm Performance ViewScreenshot of BQE CORE Reporting & AnalyticsScreenshot of BQE CORE Project Time EntryScreenshot of BQE CORE Project Expense Tracking