ADAPTcrm vs. BQE CORE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADAPTcrm
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
ADAPTcrm is an integrated customer relationship management (CRM) designed specifically for mid-sized manufacturers and distributors.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
ADAPTcrmBQE CORE
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADAPTcrmBQE 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
ADAPTcrmBQE CORE
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
ADAPTcrm
9.0
3 Ratings
16% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Customer data management / contact management8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Territory management8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Opportunity management8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Quote & order management9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Interaction tracking8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
ADAPTcrm
9.2
3 Ratings
20% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Case management9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Call center management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Help desk management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
ADAPTcrm
8.9
3 Ratings
16% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Lead management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Email marketing8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ADAPTcrm
9.1
3 Ratings
18% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Task management9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADAPTcrm
9.1
3 Ratings
18% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Forecasting9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Pipeline visualization8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ADAPTcrm
8.7
3 Ratings
14% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Custom fields8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom objects8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Scripting environment8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
API for custom integration9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ADAPTcrm
9.1
3 Ratings
9% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
ADAPTcrm
8.7
3 Ratings
18% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Social data9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Social engagement8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
ADAPTcrm
8.9
3 Ratings
22% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Marketing automation9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Compensation management8.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
ADAPTcrm
8.7
2 Ratings
15% above category average
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Mobile access8.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ADAPTcrm
-
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
ADAPTcrm
-
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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ADAPTcrmBQE CORE
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User Ratings
ADAPTcrmBQE CORE
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.6
(150 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(8 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(100 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 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
ADAPTcrmBQE CORE
Likelihood to Recommend
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
We have been using Adapt for almost a year or more and it is the best CRM solution and has helped us in saving our time and also in finding various contacts from our LinkedIn connections. It enabled us to grow our network by connecting us to the market for our products. when it comes to its price its subscription rate is quite high and it gets buggy sometimes.
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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
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
  • It provides a nice, single package of multiple features as in all in one solution business program. It can be used to help run many operations in an organization.
  • ADAPTcrm provides a fairly robust interface that can be individually tailored to each user, making it a bit more personable.
  • The program can be linked into other systems like Outlook which can alleviate the need for manual entry of contacts.
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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
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
  • Sometimes in the middle of work, it logs us out and it needs to be fixed as it is annoying.
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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
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
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
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
Adapt CRM is the perfect tool for everyone looking for the solution to manage customer relations. It has proved itself as a time saver and we can focus on other parts of our organization too without any compromise on our customer relations. It has many features for customization. Additionally, its customer service is so good and helpful and unlike other software of this kind, we have found it quite user-friendly.
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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
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
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
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
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
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
CRM solutions are always meant to strengthen client relationships and ADAPTcrm has helped us in achieving one of our business objectives of strengthening our bond with our clients.
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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
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
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
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
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
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
ADAPTcrm is a bit different than other programs with similar feature sets. It offers a more well-rounded set of features that can be beneficial for an organization looking for an in all-in-one solution without much customization. On the other hand, if customization or changes are needed, the costs can be increased greatly with the need for developers or support from the company. Some CRM solutions may require a great deal of programming which ADAPTcrm does not necessarily need, potentially saving a great deal of time in implementation.
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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
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
No answers on this topic
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Return on Investment
ADAPT Software Applications, Inc.
  • It has resulted in growth of our company.
  • It has enabled to make more connections in market.
  • It has proved as a time saver for us.
  • Its cost has a major negative impact on us.
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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

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