Actionspace vs. BQE CORE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Actionspace
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
Actionspace is a project management solution built around features such as advanced corporate task management, collaboration, and integrations with Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365.N/A
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
ActionspaceBQE CORE
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActionspaceBQE CORE
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ActionspaceBQE CORE
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Actionspace
6.9
1 Ratings
8% below category average
BQE CORE
8.1
57 Ratings
8% above category average
Task Management8.01 Ratings8.739 Ratings
Resource Management4.01 Ratings9.340 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.01 Ratings6.716 Ratings
Scheduling5.01 Ratings8.226 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.01 Ratings7.627 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.01 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology6.01 Ratings8.613 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings8.312 Ratings
Document Management7.01 Ratings7.230 Ratings
Email integration7.01 Ratings7.226 Ratings
Mobile Access8.01 Ratings8.533 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.01 Ratings9.457 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.01 Ratings8.322 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.01 Ratings7.744 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Actionspace
8.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
BQE CORE
8.6
40 Ratings
15% above category average
Quotes/estimates8.01 Ratings7.722 Ratings
Invoicing8.01 Ratings9.035 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.01 Ratings8.939 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.01 Ratings8.725 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActionspaceBQE CORE
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(150 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(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
ActionspaceBQE CORE
Likelihood to Recommend
Actionspace
When you have many projects with different people on them Actionspace is well suited to handle that
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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
Actionspace
  • User customization for each individual and their responsibilities
  • Great support staff and update capabilities
  • You can see the early stages of the project and see it through in a clean and organized way
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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
Actionspace
  • Sometimes anyone who has touched a project still receive notification even if they don't need it
  • Having to manually enter information from other areas
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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
Actionspace
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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
Actionspace
No answers on this topic
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
Actionspace
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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
Actionspace
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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
Actionspace
No answers on this topic
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
Actionspace
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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
Actionspace
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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
Actionspace
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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
Actionspace
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BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Return on Investment
Actionspace
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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