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100 Ratings
509 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

BQE Core

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.7

    Atlassian Jira Align

    77%

    BQE Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Jira Align ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.0
    90%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    8.1
    81%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    7.7
    77%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    7.6
    76%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    6.7
    67%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    9.5
    95%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    9.3
    93%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    5.8
    58%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    6.7
    67%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    7.6
    76%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    5.6
    56%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    8.4
    84%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    8.4
    84%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    8.0
    80%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    8.0

    Atlassian Jira Align

    80%

    BQE Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Jira Align ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    8.3
    83%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    7.2
    72%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.6
    86%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    BQE Core

    83%
    BQE Core ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    23 Ratings

    Customization

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    BQE Core

    74%
    BQE Core ranks higher in 1/1 features

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    23 Ratings

    Security

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    BQE Core

    92%
    BQE Core ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    48 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    47 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    BQE Core

    70%
    BQE Core ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    61 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    50 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    42 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    BQE Core

    81%
    BQE Core ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Accounts payable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    28 Ratings

    Accounts receivable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    33 Ratings

    Cash management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    22 Ratings

    Expense management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    44 Ratings

    Time tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    68 Ratings

    Standardized Processes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    41 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atlassian Jira Align is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating
    • BQE Core is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Atlassian Jira Align

    88%
    21 Ratings
    8.9

    BQE Core

    89%
    83 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.6

    Atlassian Jira Align

    96%
    2 Ratings
    8.8

    BQE Core

    88%
    6 Ratings

    Usability

    6.6

    Atlassian Jira Align

    66%
    2 Ratings
    8.6

    BQE Core

    86%
    71 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.0

    Atlassian Jira Align

    70%
    21 Ratings
    8.7

    BQE Core

    87%
    67 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Atlassian Jira Align

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.1

    BQE Core

    81%
    4 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    9.0

    Atlassian Jira Align

    90%
    1 Rating

    BQE Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    9.0

    Atlassian Jira Align

    90%
    1 Rating

    BQE Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Atlassian

    The Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools help keep our scrum teams moving in the right direction. It gives Sr. Executives visibility into the progress of our digital transformation efforts. It provides information to our program manager to create the necessary artifacts to justify continued funding of our initiatives. It also supports the SAFe framework, along with some others. And the Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools provide integration to other tools that we use in our portfolio.
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    BQE Software Inc.

    BQE Core is a really great product for time management, billing, Accounts receivable, Accounts payable, vendor billing, and project management for architectural practices. It is also very strong in supporting collaboration and management reporting as well as integration with other software that you may already be using such as Quickbooks. BQE Core is lacking in the allocation and forecasting area, especially when trying to see the big picture for capacity across the company.
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    Pros

    Atlassian

    • Effective Sprint planning : Sprint planning can be done using Planning Poker in AgileCraft by clicking Team > Manage > Other > Estimation Games very effectively for distributed teams.
    • Team Capacity Allocation Report: After tasks are created at team or program level, the report from AgileCraft cab be pulled and can be verified that no team member is under or over allocated. A report can be generated by navigating to Team > Manage > Assign Tasks.
    • Effective Requirement trace-ability: To maintain requirements trace-ability follow the steps below:
    • Upload test cases against the story/requirement. once uploaded test cases will be visible under that story
    • Execute Test cases in AgileCraft and mark them as Pass/Fail based on the actual outcome
    • Based on test results, The acceptance criterion's can be marked as “Pass” or “Fail” & if marked failed corresponding defect can be logged & can be attached with the story
    • So against each story we can easily see whether all test cases been executed or not & which acceptance criterion's are failed & how many defects are in open or close state.
    • Daily Scrum: In AgileCraft, the option to run a daily stand-up is available from Team > Manage > Daily Standups. Selecting the sprint number opens the daily stand-up meeting window in which each team member's tasks are visible and hours can be burned against them. Conduct Scrum meetings in AgileCraft, and burn each associate hour against the tasks created during the meeting. The burn-down chart can be generated & viewed during the stand-up to check whether the team is on track.
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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

    Atlassian

    • The initial ticket creation screen lacks some important features, such as assigning "point values" (a measure of effort needed for the ticket).
    • The browser needs to be manually refreshed to see new tickets, which can make things confusing when several people in a meeting are simultaneously creating tickets.
    • The interface on some smaller portions of the software are sometimes difficult to understand.
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    BQE Software Inc.

    • Simplification of structure and features (customization); sometimes it's too much of a good thing.
    • The mobile app could be more closely aligned with the web platform (not all items, features are available, and not as easy to navigate and view data).
    • Dashboard widgets could be more interactive. Ex: Aged Receivables should allow bringing up a summary window of past-due project billings and invoices as opposed to simply showing days aged that it already shows on the side and with matching color.
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    Pricing Details

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Starting Price

    $0 per year

    Editions & Modules

    Atlassian Jira Align editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starting Price$27,000.001
    Maximum Price$3,987,600.002

    Footnotes

    1. per year
    2. per year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    BQE Core

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    BQE Core editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Atlassian

      There is nothing that can be better than Jira but it needs to keep improving certain areas especially the attachment size area.
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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

      Atlassian

      Most of the things are easily manageable except certain things that are hidden and you need to ask teammates who are aware of how they can link attachements in the comment section and so on.
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      BQE Software Inc.

      If I were being asked why i give it a 10/10 rating, I suppose it would come down to one, and really honestly just the one single item: usability. I live a busy life, you know? When I need to get in to log my time I can do that extremely expediently. I like the program that I'm using if that makes sense.
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      Support Rating

      Atlassian

      Overall support from Jira team is good. It comes at an additional price but it is very efficient. There are no long wait times, you get a dedicated team to look into your issues. The support is available throughout the year and they keep a record of your issues. Overall we are very satisfied with the support they have provided us over the years, it has been very effective for the price that we pay.
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      BQE Software Inc.

      The software makes my process of submitting documents and expense reports easier! The way it tracks hours is great and reliable. The interface is easy to use and the graphic is very intuitive. The customer service is also great and it helped me a lot when I needed. Very satisfied
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      Implementation Rating

      Atlassian

      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

      Atlassian

      Microsoft Azure Devops won't have the major functionality of software management like Jira. The customization provided by Jira is having a cutting edge over any project management tool. Adds-on and Plugins feature in the Jira Tool make it as perfect as desired task management tool for any company. One of the best Agile based Project Management Tools.
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      BQE Software Inc.

      Wind2 and MYOB where both DOS based operating systems so BillQuick is a god send compared to them. While BillQuick and Ajera are both Windows based, when we purchased BillQuick, it was mainly because for the size of the company we were (12 people), it was a much better option than Ajera, which is great for a larger firm. As we have grown, BillQuick has done a great job at growing with us. The only issue we are having is that we opened an office in another state and we have not been able to get those staff members to access the data base yet. But we are working on it
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      Return on Investment

      Atlassian

      • It has positively impacted our tech teams, allowing them to better organize the tasks and items they are working on and has greatly improved their ability to communicate & review these tasks with other teams.
      • I believe it negatively impacted other departments as lengthy training was required by many associates to attempt using the tool, only to find out it didn't meet our needs, therefore much time was wasted.
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      BQE Software Inc.

      • Quick ability to create new projects with similar structure using cloning option
      • Ability to move time directly from timesheet module to billing
      • Billing Review feature could use some improvement - ie doc review billing
      • Shorthand module is helpful for defaulting common memo lingo
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