BQE CORE vs. Hubstaff

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
Hubstaff
Score 7.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Easy time tracking software with features like screenshots, activity monitoring, automatic payroll, advanced reports, real time tracking and GPS. Both online and offline tracking capabilities. Also available for Apple, Windows, Linux and iOS. Integrates with 30+ popular tools, like Trello, Asana, Podio and PayPal. According to the vendor, Hubstaff is ideal for remote teams, SMBs and consultants/freelancers. It is trusted and used by over 8,000 remote teams. No matter how many projects or…N/A
Pricing
BQE COREHubstaff
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BQE COREHubstaff
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BQE COREHubstaff
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
7.8
45 Ratings
4% above category average
Hubstaff
-
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
Hubstaff
-
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 COREHubstaff
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User Ratings
BQE COREHubstaff
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(138 ratings)
6.8
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(100 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(89 ratings)
10.0
(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)
-
(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 COREHubstaff
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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Hubstaff
It enables you to monitor workers' time on every project. It monitors productivity even if an internet connection is not available. It provides a customizable interface. Every task is customizable to suit project requirements. It allows you to track time from anywhere in the world. In this way, it provides powerful insights to determine how many hours are required to do a project.
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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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Hubstaff
  • Its interface is also quite easy to handle and is designed in a user friendly way.
  • Overall, I feel that Hubstaff is a very useful invention that has the ability to attract and fascinate users.
  • Hubstaff offers a customizable and easily tailored according to your requirements user interface where with the help of just one click you can start or even stop tracking your daily project activities.
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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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Hubstaff
  • I am having a problem with its customer support. [I feel it is] one of the worst customer service I have gone through for the longest time. They did not even know about their own platform, response time is late and there is no such name of help from their side what so ever which makes it a very difficult platform to use.
  • [I believe it] needs a lot of upgrades in customer support system.
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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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Hubstaff
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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Hubstaff
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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Hubstaff
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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Hubstaff
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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Hubstaff
Hubstaff has always responded to support requests in a timely manner and has kept me in the loop of changes. When contacting them about future changes/features they've always been upfront on whether that is a change they are looking to make and when that change may occur. Finally, if the person I have communicated with was unable to resolve, they always escalated to the next best person who can answer/resolve.
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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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Hubstaff
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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Hubstaff
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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Hubstaff
Hubstaff keeps interesting and smart features and functions. The most interesting feature is the reporting feature that has brought much convenience
to me. It is no doubt a great tool for planning budgets, managing workflows,
tracking time, and best supervision capabilities.
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Scalability
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Hubstaff
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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Hubstaff
  • Hubstaff has enabled us to identify the most productive workers which enables us to maximize profitability.
  • Hubstaff has enabled us to quickly identify drops in engagement or output, or just poor performance due to not caring so we can move on instead of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
  • HubStaff lets us actively measure retainers vs delivered hours and adjust contracts to what we really need based on our time expenditures.
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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

Hubstaff Screenshots

Screenshot of Time tracking with ScreenshotsScreenshot of Remote work dashboardScreenshot of Over 30 project management integrations