BQE CORE vs. Deltek Maconomy

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Deltek Maconomy
Score 5.8 out of 10
N/A
Deltek Maconomy is a project-based ERP solution focused on professional services firms.N/A
Pricing
BQE COREDeltek Maconomy
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BQE COREDeltek Maconomy
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BQE COREDeltek Maconomy
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
8.1
57 Ratings
8% above category average
Deltek Maconomy
-
Ratings
Task Management8.739 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management9.340 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts6.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.226 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.627 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.033 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management7.230 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.226 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.533 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.457 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.322 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.644 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
8.6
40 Ratings
15% above category average
Deltek Maconomy
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates7.722 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing9.035 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.939 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.725 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Deltek Maconomy
6.0
1 Ratings
19% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Deltek Maconomy
4.7
2 Ratings
54% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings3.42 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings6.12 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Deltek Maconomy
5.7
2 Ratings
20% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings3.32 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Deltek Maconomy
7.0
2 Ratings
9% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Deltek Maconomy
7.7
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Deltek Maconomy
6.7
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Deltek Maconomy
3.5
1 Ratings
65% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Deltek Maconomy
5.3
1 Ratings
35% below category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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BQE COREDeltek Maconomy
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User Ratings
BQE COREDeltek Maconomy
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(150 ratings)
6.5
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(100 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(90 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
2.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BQE COREDeltek Maconomy
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Deltek, Inc.
Good for accounting and engineering firms.
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Pros
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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Deltek, Inc.
  • Separate time and expense reporting functions
  • Electronic receipt submission
  • Lookup bill codes for other systems/systems linked
  • Summarizing and tallying current totals
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Cons
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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Deltek, Inc.
  • High Cost
  • Lack of documentation
  • Crashes and has a lots of bugs
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Usability
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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Deltek, Inc.
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Reliability and Availability
BQE Software Inc.
I can only remember a couple of times in 4 years that Core has been unavailable.
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Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Performance
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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Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Online Training
BQE Software Inc.
Make sure you have someone training you that fits your style of learning.
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Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BQE Software Inc.
It does take some time to understand the options and to find the best invoice template.
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Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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Deltek, Inc.
I'm not sure!
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Scalability
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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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Deltek, Inc.
  • One software for your time entry and billings
  • Great for reporting.
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ScreenShots

BQE CORE Screenshots

Screenshot of Core powered by BQE SoftwareScreenshot of BQE CORE Project Dashboard ViewScreenshot of BQE CORE 360* Firm Performance ViewScreenshot of BQE CORE Reporting & AnalyticsScreenshot of BQE CORE Project Time EntryScreenshot of BQE CORE Project Expense Tracking

Deltek Maconomy Screenshots

Screenshot of Maconomy Project Overview - Understand project KPIs with the configurable Job Overview screenScreenshot of Maconomy Invoice Allocation - Preview vendor invoices and instantly allocate or reallocate for improved project billingScreenshot of Maconomy People Planner - Instantly view department utilization and manage resource capacity with visual color codingScreenshot of Maconomy Time and Expense - Ensure all time is captured with the intuitive mobile appScreenshot of Maconomt CRM - Manage key customer information anytime, anywhere.