AvidXchange vs. BQE Core

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AvidXchange
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
AvidXchange is an automated bill payment system.
$5,000
per license
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. According to the vendor, BQE Core is a combination of a billing assistant, project management, and accounting solution. The vendor’s value proposition is that Core does the hard work for you, delivering the actionable insights you need directly to your dashboards or your inbox. BQE Core replaces the products Engineeroffice, Archioffice, and BillQuick; the functionality of these applications is…N/A
Pricing
AvidXchangeBQE Core
Editions & Modules
AvidXchange
5,000
per license
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AvidXchangeBQE 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
AvidXchangeBQE Core
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
AvidXchange
-
Ratings
BQE Core
8.3
23 Ratings
9% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.323 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
AvidXchange
-
Ratings
BQE Core
7.4
24 Ratings
3% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.424 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
AvidXchange
-
Ratings
BQE Core
9.2
56 Ratings
13% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.550 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.050 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AvidXchange
-
Ratings
BQE Core
7.4
67 Ratings
1% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.864 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.853 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.544 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
AvidXchange
-
Ratings
BQE Core
8.4
71 Ratings
12% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.330 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.135 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.023 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.346 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings9.071 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings8.243 Ratings
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User Ratings
AvidXchangeBQE Core
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(18 ratings)
8.9
(86 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(5 ratings)
8.8
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.8
(74 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(4 ratings)
8.8
(70 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(2 ratings)
8.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
AvidXchangeBQE Core
Likelihood to Recommend
AvidXchange
AvidXchange is well suited for companies with multiple locations where approvals may be hard to get directly. A user can log on when they have time basically from anywhere to review, code and approve invoices. This would allow for processing of invoices centrally more efficiently then with appear invoices being moved from one place to another to be processed
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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
AvidXchange
  • Our contractors and vendors can submit invoices electronically through AvidBill, removing the tedious task of sorting and coding mail. This feature saves on time and administrative duties.
  • Communication is key, and being able to log a comment or question in AvidInvoice allows for clarification and expedited approval process.
  • Having multiple properties, having the Property Code and % Allocation features allow us to ensure the correct entity is charged it's portion of expenses. For example, we may have a service that is coded to all 32 properties. With AvidInvoice we are able to allocate each entity's pro rata share of the invoice.
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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
AvidXchange
  • AvidPay needs some improvement to minimize the amount of time it takes to issue payment for invoices
  • The search features within AvidXchange on the advanced search screen sometimes do not function correctly (sorting by ascending / descending order doesn't work all of the time).
  • The log enhancement follow-up procedure could use some work.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
AvidXchange
At the moment we have a contract for another year, we are hoping there is improvement with the company to decide if we stay with them or change.
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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
AvidXchange
Except the one difficult/cumbersome point I made, it is a strong, solid, easy-to-use system.
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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
AvidXchange
Except for occasional escalations needed to Level 2 support, they are efficient and quick with nearly all requests.
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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
AvidXchange
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
AvidXchange
We are presently evaluating a move to Concur Invoice, not because of any real lack of functionality from AvidXchange, but simply because we have other business functions already on Concur Invoice. From what we have seen so far, the functionality is similar, though I believe Concur Invoice is more expensive.
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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
AvidXchange
  • AvidXchange allows our office to be more productive on invoice approvals.
  • Overall, AvidXchange is saving us money. We do not have to courier invoices back and forth once signatures have been provided.
  • You can approve invoices from anywhere as long as you have internet access.
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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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ScreenShots

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