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Score 8.9 out of 100

BQE Core

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Payroll Management

    BigTime Software

    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%
    22 Ratings

    Customization

    BigTime Software

    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%
    22 Ratings

    Security

    BigTime Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    BQE Core

    93%
    BQE Core ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    47 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    46 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    BigTime Software

    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%
    59 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    49 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    41 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    BigTime Software

    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%
    32 Ratings

    Cash management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    22 Ratings

    Expense management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    43 Ratings

    Time tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    66 Ratings

    Standardized Processes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    39 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • BigTime Software is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating
    • BQE Core is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    BigTime Software

    88%
    25 Ratings
    8.9

    BQE Core

    89%
    81 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.6

    BigTime Software

    96%
    2 Ratings
    8.8

    BQE Core

    88%
    6 Ratings

    Usability

    8.8

    BigTime Software

    88%
    2 Ratings
    8.7

    BQE Core

    87%
    69 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    BigTime Software

    90%
    4 Ratings
    8.8

    BQE Core

    88%
    66 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    BigTime Software

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    BQE Core

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    BigTime Software

    Very convenient software. No VPN is needed, and you can log in by phone, via the app, or from desktop computers. I love the feature to downloads XLS files so I can manipulate the data for quick analysis and entry into other reports. While the downside, some features are a bit hard to find. Certain configurations are not obvious, but things will go smoothly once set up.
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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

    BigTime Software

    • I like the functionality of being able to make payments electronically and the amount of banks and payment methods that are available.
    • Another very useful feature of this tool is that the system allows to set a parameter to perform automatic invoices.
    • I also really like the amount of templates that this tool has. Since it allows us to make customizable reports to our clients.
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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

    BigTime Software

    • For some types of projects, we are unable to use BigTime's invoicing feature. It would be nice if we could further customize invoices to fit our needs. We still have to use Quickbooks to complete certain invoices.
    • Being able to create Purchase Orders in BigTime would be extremely useful to us. We currently use Quickbooks for this.
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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

    BigTime Software

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    BigTime Software editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Express101
    Pro402
    Premier303
    EnterpriseCustom4

    Footnotes

    1. User per Month
    2. User per Month
    3. User per Month
    4. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    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

      BigTime Software

      Its been a huge help in saving time and making billing more efficient. Would like to see the product grow and be able to continue to use it.
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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

      BigTime Software

      Staff adapted to the new timesheets immediately. The invoice platform is nice and tracking WIP is great! Color backgrounds still need work. The new vibrant mode is OK. still trying it out.
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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

      BigTime Software

      The support is amazing! They are always available through the chat interface in the program. Each support person has fully answered my questions the first time. I have had a positive experience with each inquiry. It is very important to me that I am able to get instant access to help so that I can make the most of the software and all of its capabilities.
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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

      BigTime Software

      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

      BigTime Software

      I liked the client management, but it didn't do time tracking, billing or syncing with quickbooks. It was too robust for my needs. I tried it for the client management and thought I might use it along with bigtime, but it was too cumbersome and would involve too much double entry. And it didn't track time or bill which are necessary functions
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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

      BigTime Software

      • Before BigTime, we were using Excel to track everything, creating invoices, and run reports. Getting on BigTime has saved us tons of time and effort which equates to dollars saved on labor.
      • From a legal standpoint, BigTime has allowed us to be organized and prepared in the event we would need to present financial details to anyone.
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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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