BQE CORE vs. Insightful

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BQE CORE
Score 8.0 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
Insightful
Score 7.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Insihgtful aims to empower organizations to analyze and optimize employee performance, productivity, and efficiency via deep behavioral data insights. With it, users can understand exactly how employees work, streamline workflows, manage remote teams, and drive productivity at scale. The solution is presented as simple, affordable, and available in the cloud or on-premise.
$6.40
per month per user
Pricing
BQE COREInsightful
Editions & Modules
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Employee Monitoring Annual
$6.40
per month per user
Employee Monitoring Annual
$6.40
per month per user
Time Tracking Annual
$8
per month per user
Employee Monitoring Monthly
$8
per month per user
Time Tracking Annual
$8
per month per user
Time Tracking Monthly
$10
per month per user
Time Tracking Monthly
$10
per month per user
Automatic Time Mapping Annual
$12
per employee per month
Automatic Time Mapping Annual
$12
per employee per month
Automatic Time Mapping Monthly
$15
per employee per month
Automatic Time Mapping Monthly
$15
per employee per month
Employee Monitoring Monthly
$68
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BQE COREInsightful
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsEach device your employee uses for work counts as one user. Additionally, users with Admin, Manager and Client access won’t be charged, unless you’re using Insightful to track their activities as well.
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Community Pulse
BQE COREInsightful
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
BQE COREInsightful
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
7.2
27 Ratings
5% below category average
Insightful
-
Ratings
Task Management7.918 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management7.320 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts6.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.912 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology5.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology6.47 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management6.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration6.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.316 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.027 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
7.4
19 Ratings
1% below category average
Insightful
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates7.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing7.715 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting7.319 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.211 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BQE COREInsightful
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(116 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.6
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(100 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(92 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
4.2
(7 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 COREInsightful
Likelihood to Recommend
BQE Software Inc.
BQE CORE is well suited for someone that wants to overpay to keep track of time, invoicing, and standard financial metrics. BQE CORE has the opportunity to be a really robust operating system for an architectural practice that wants to understand how projects are going, how they can improve as a studio, and move forward in providing great impact to their clients, all the while, spending less time in a boring software that no architect wants to use. BQE CORE can feel like a necessary thing for a studio to be managing growth well. But it also can be a lot of fun, intuitive, and exciting for an architect that just wants to be an architect. It can be a learning tool. However, it's too clunky, it isn't flexible, only reactive, and backwards looking for KPIs. To integrate with interesting equations of how a firm can look at project success, turn it into a dashboard for the entire studio, that would be fun. The banking cloud feed is one of the worst I have experienced. The lack of reporting customization is awful. And the amount of redundant information that has to be put into a project that you actually want to have phases in, track your allocations, and manage it, is entirely too cumbersome. BQE Core has an AWESOME foundation. But to build the proverbial house, we gotta care about the craft.
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Insightful.io
As I already mentioned above, Workpuls helped us a lot while working from home and it helped us to track each and every moment of the employees. While tracking the different websites which employees were using and also helped with the productive and unproductive work done by each candidate as per the login on different websites and software.
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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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Insightful.io
  • Analysis of websites.
  • Screenshot of change of window.
  • Evaluation of productive and unproductive work.
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Cons
BQE Software Inc.
  • Startup training is available (& you need it so that you get off to a great start)
  • A report that shows the key setups for a project that can be glanced over quickly to assure it is correct
  • A way to set a new start date for the dashboards and data set, or a way to default old bad data to a default so reports run without bad data showing up.
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Insightful.io
  • As of now we haven't feel any missing feature for this particular software.
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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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Insightful.io
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Usability
BQE Software Inc.
Navigating CORE is a breeze as the tool is visually organized well. Improvements need to be made to filtering. A more intuitive approach would help with generating reports and utilizing the resource allocation and forecasting tabs. Filtering by resource groups on these tabs are broken which is a huge inconvenience. Overall, though, the tool is easy to use as a whole, and the support team is very responsive and always available to help when you have a question.
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Insightful.io
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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Insightful.io
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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Insightful.io
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BQE Software Inc.
I have never needed to contact support for this product. Although it is suggested I skip this question if I have no applicable experience with it, I don't have the option to skip it. So I will instead attempt to get 50 words in this box as explanation for that.
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Insightful.io
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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Insightful.io
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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Insightful.io
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Alternatives Considered
BQE Software Inc.
I am a user and was not involved in the decision making. Tool was already in place when I joined. But comparing to other tools I have used in the past, BQE is by far the easiest to use. You do not need any training to start using this tool immediately
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Insightful.io
While evaluating different software we checked different software but Workpuls seems user-friendly and cost-efficient, also the customer support is very active and as compared to other software we found it easy.
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Scalability
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Insightful.io
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BQE Software Inc.
  • BQE Core has allowed our growing business to manage time tracking in an effective and efficient manner. We could not have effectively kept running our operation without it.
  • BQE Core provides all of the reports we need to do our monthly management reporting. This allows us to quickly spot problems such as capacity overloads, receivables problems, budget overruns, or timekeeping issues.
  • BQE Core has supported our business objective of generating more profit from projects that we undertake by allowing us to quickly and effectively monitor budget burn rates before it becomes an issue.
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Insightful.io
  • Workpuls helped a lot with the positive way only to get the more productivity from employees while working from home.
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ScreenShots

BQE CORE Screenshots

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Insightful Screenshots

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