BQE CORE vs. Happay

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
Happay
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Happay is an expense management software from the company of the same name. Wiith Happay, users can manage prepaid and postpaid cards through a robust mobile app. According to the vendor, Happay has helped over 5500+ businesses automate their paper-based expense reporting systems. Happay can also help companies plug cash leakages that affect their bottom line, ensuring policy compliance within the organisation with real-time visibility into spend behaviours. The software also…N/A
Pricing
BQE COREHappay
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BQE COREHappay
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$4 per user
Additional Details
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Features
BQE COREHappay
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
8.1
56 Ratings
8% above category average
Happay
-
Ratings
Task Management8.738 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management9.339 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts6.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.226 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.627 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.032 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management7.230 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.225 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.532 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.456 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
39 Ratings
15% above category average
Happay
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates7.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing9.034 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.938 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.725 Ratings00 Ratings
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BQE COREHappay
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User Ratings
BQE COREHappay
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(149 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.2
(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)
6.0
(1 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 COREHappay
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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Happay
Happay is the best for all expenses which are unique in nature for employees. It creates the Flexibility of the wallet and incorporates ease of access for both the employer and the employee. Bill submissions are made much easier with the features along with the scanning of the bills. Happay helps in going completely paperless as well as an accounting tool for businesses, especially in MSME and SME companies which benefit from a greater tool.
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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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Happay
  • Clean UI
  • Organised expense report
  • Clear timelines of payout
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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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Happay
  • Very difficult to retrieve expenses that have already been approved
  • Filling in data with required time stamp, which is difficult to do for each expense
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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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Happay
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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Happay
No answers on this topic
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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Happay
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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Happay
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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Happay
I have not faced any issues for which I had to call the support team, so I gave an average rating for the Happay Support Team.
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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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Happay
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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Happay
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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Happay
Happy has a much slick UI and it's easy to understand.
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Scalability
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Happay
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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Happay
  • Time Management saving people from Hard copies
  • Paper less so lesser cost
  • Improved expense planning
  • Category based cost optimisation
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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

Happay Screenshots

Screenshot of All-in-one expense management software for businessesScreenshot of Automatic Expense CaptureScreenshot of One-click expense reimbursementScreenshot of Integration with all major ERPs and accounting software