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BigTime Software

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BigTime Software

The best use that we could give to this consulting tool would be the intention of streamlining and maximizing the workflow; [BigTime Software] allowing us to perform tasks simultaneously [and increases] the profitability of the service.

I can't imagine a scenario where someone could misuse this tool.
Tommy Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

BQE Core

For our application where we are a service organization, it fits well with project management and the time and expense entries that go along with that. We are still on the cusp of full invoicing from Core but it looks promising and a time saver instead of double entry. Updates and improvements seem to be a priority with the company as well.
Tanya Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

BigTime Software
BQE Core
8.0
Single sign-on capability
BigTime Software
BQE Core
8.0
Role-based user permissions
BigTime Software
BQE Core
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

BigTime Software
BQE Core
7.0
Standard reports
BigTime Software
BQE Core
9.0
Custom reports
BigTime Software
BQE Core
5.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

BigTime Software
BQE Core
9.3
Expense management
BigTime Software
BQE Core
9.0
Time tracking
BigTime Software
BQE Core
10.0
Standardized Processes
BigTime Software
BQE Core
9.0

Pros

BigTime Software

  • Invoice Style and detail..Bigtime allows the user the ability to choose more of what you need to appear on your invoice with its window options.
  • Phase/Percentage Billing; ease of adding additional phases to a project mid-project; clearly identifying Retainers
  • Support Team- In particular Melissa D and Lina Z...Par Excellent on the Teams
  • WHIP/Reports/Review of Invoices just make the entire billing process a BREEZE has cut my time frame in half, a Incredible help in this Season of Remote Work Environment that we are adapting to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BQE Core

  • Time and expense tracking on projects
  • Client data tied to projects
  • Invoicing from the time/expense and date range items. Batch invoicing
  • Fee Schedules along with employee rates
Tanya Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BigTime Software

  • I would like the platform to save information in its database of the clients with whom we perform any type of professional service.
  • I would also like to see the bank reconciliation option implemented.
  • Among the aspects that I do not like about this tool, [is] that its user interface is not so intuitive, which means that we have to open several tabs to find the information we are looking for.
Tommy Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

BQE Core

  • Reporting
  • Updating an invoice that has been created
Tanya Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BigTime Software

BigTime Software 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Staff adapted to the new timesheets immediately. The invoice platform is nice and tracking WIP is great!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BQE Core

BQE Core 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was doing the project management job from the beginning but now the company has stepped up with updates to payments, invoicing, and integration. They listen to customer suggestions and support has been great. Now the training we are receiving for integration with our accounting package has been awesome.
Tanya Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BigTime Software

BigTime Software 8.3
Based on 5 answers
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.
Heather Brumbaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer

BQE Core

BQE Core 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is quick to answer and make sure that the problem or question is addressed. Training support is proving to be invaluable and we are hoping that continues through our move to invoice and take payments directly from Core and only push the financial information to the accounting program.
Tanya Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BigTime Software

While they have similar capabilities, our main reason for switching to BigTime Software was that Harvest could not reconcile expenses and labor hours into one budget line item, which threw off entire project budgets. In this regard, BigTime Software is more accurate and a much more powerful tool. While it's not as intuitive or aesthetically appealing, BigTime Software is a much better fit for our business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BQE Core

We paid for BigTime and started to implement it so we could have one package with accounting as well. BQE Core didn't have the online payment selection and we had trouble years ago with integrating with QuickBooks. In trying to set up BigTime, the migration of previous and ongoing projects was going to take more time and data entry than was worth the move so we backed out. Now that Core has the online payment and integrations with QBO have evolved, we have stayed with Core.
Tanya Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Bobak Tehrany, P.E., PTOE | TrustRadius Reviewer

BQE Core

  • Pricing on Core and it's modules is competitive which helps with the bottom line
  • Centralizing one program for project management and invoicing saves time which saves money
Tanya Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BigTime Software

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

BigTime Software Editions & Modules

Edition
Express$101
Pro$401
Premier$301
  1. User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

BQE Core

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BQE Core Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BigTime Software
8.1
BQE Core
9.0

Usability

BigTime Software
7.3
BQE Core
9.0

Support Rating

BigTime Software
8.3
BQE Core
10.0

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