500apps vs. BQE CORE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
500apps
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
500apps is a business platform designed to offer value to every department in growing businesses. With its application suite of 50 apps, 500apps enables work in all department categories such as Marketing, Sales, Support, HR, Developers, Collaboration, and Productivity management. The company's vision is to enable growth in global SMBs through the software applications suite. In addition, this infinity suite can be accessed for $14.99/month with all product categories, no feature caps, access…
$14.99
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
500appsBQE CORE
Editions & Modules
500apps Infinity Suite
$14.99
per month
500apps Infinity Suite
$14.99
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
500appsBQE CORE
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUnlimited Access to 50 apps, No Feature Caps, 24x5 Email, Chat, and Phone Support, & Single Sign-On No tiers. Honest pricing. Cancel anytime.
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Community Pulse
500appsBQE CORE
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
500appsBQE CORE
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
500apps
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Ratings
BQE CORE
8.1
57 Ratings
8% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.739 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings9.340 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings6.716 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.226 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.627 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.613 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.312 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings7.230 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.226 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.533 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings9.457 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings8.322 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings7.644 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
500apps
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Ratings
BQE CORE
8.6
40 Ratings
15% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings7.722 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings9.035 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings8.939 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings8.725 Ratings
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User Ratings
500appsBQE CORE
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(150 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(100 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(90 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.8
(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
500appsBQE CORE
Likelihood to Recommend
500apps
I think it is well suited in the IT and HR/administration areas. As it offers a large services related to communications and data management systems. Also in educational institutions we can use the service as well. Hospitals and medical systems will be the top most benificiries of these softwares as data tracking and monitoring of patients will be efficient.
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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
500apps
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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
500apps
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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
500apps
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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
500apps
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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
500apps
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BQE Software Inc.
I can only remember a couple of times in 4 years that Core has been unavailable.
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Performance
500apps
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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
500apps
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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
500apps
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BQE Software Inc.
Make sure you have someone training you that fits your style of learning.
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Implementation Rating
500apps
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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
500apps
The user-friendly UI is excellent. In contrast to other platforms, I am able to build my chatbot in a matter of minutes. I finally chose Botup. It's the most user-friendly and cost-effective chatbot software available, thanks to its intuitive user interface and first-rate customer support. I advise you to use the 500apps all-in-one suite instead of wasting time and money seeking third-party integrations for your company
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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
500apps
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BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Return on Investment
500apps
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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

500apps Screenshots

Screenshot of 500apps Infinity SuiteScreenshot of Infinity Suite dashboardScreenshot of Compatibility with multiple OSScreenshot of Dashboard CustomisationScreenshot of Dashboard Personalization

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