BQE CORE vs. Fourth Procurement and Inventory

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
Fourth Procurement and Inventory
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Fourth Procurement and Inventory is software that ties together procurement, 3-way matching, inventory and recipe control. It’s fully integrated, mobile-friendly and can be accessed with a single login. Using predicted sales functionality and analytics, it lets the user forecast demand more accurately.N/A
Pricing
BQE COREFourth Procurement and Inventory
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BQE COREFourth Procurement and Inventory
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
BQE COREFourth Procurement and Inventory
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
7.8
45 Ratings
3% above category average
Fourth Procurement and Inventory
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Ratings
Task Management8.928 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management9.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts6.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.320 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.620 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration7.523 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology6.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology6.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management6.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration6.921 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.725 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.345 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.915 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.536 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
8.4
32 Ratings
12% above category average
Fourth Procurement and Inventory
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Ratings
Quotes/estimates7.816 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing8.828 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.531 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.419 Ratings00 Ratings
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BQE COREFourth Procurement and Inventory
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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SAP Ruum
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Score 9.0 out of 10
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Quickbase
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Score 9.2 out of 10

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User Ratings
BQE COREFourth Procurement and Inventory
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(138 ratings)
7.4
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(100 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(89 ratings)
7.5
(4 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
3.1
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
4.5
(1 ratings)
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Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BQE COREFourth Procurement and Inventory
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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HotSchedules and Fourth
The product is user-friendly in automating the tasks, managing the master data through central purchasing, and creating custom reports. It lacks certain basic functionalities like a record of wastages, sending automated emails confirming if the automatic tasks (scheduled tasks) have been completed or not, and the ability to automate the nutrition information, etc.
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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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  • The 'stock management' tab on the home screen is of particular use when keeping tabs on incoming deliveries into the restaurant.
  • The option to open and close your stock period is great as you have the chance to edit your stock at a moment's notice.
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
  • It would help massively to see via Enterprise and menu items what ones are no longer active, to keep the data tidy.
  • When you take purchase reports from Enterprise and select to organise them by category, show the name of the category on the actual report download.
  • Quick and easy upload/download of supplier products for correcting prices, descriptions, prices in bulk.
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
Too long to get an answer.
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Online Training
BQE Software Inc.
Make sure you have someone training you that fits your style of learning.
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HotSchedules and Fourth
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
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Scalability
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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HotSchedules and Fourth
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Procurement: Integrating some of the key suppliers with Trade Simple has saved labour hours.
  • Integration: GL Integrations have increased the efficiency and quality of data.
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ScreenShots

BQE CORE Screenshots

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