BQE CORE vs. Klippa

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
Klippa
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Klippa is a cloud-based accounting solution that helps small to large enterprises manage expenses and process digital receipts or invoices. It comes with a centralized dashboard, which enables users to gain insights into the business expenses of employees or projects using actionable metrics and generate real-time reports. Klippa allows organizations to automatically detect fraud in financial transactions and approve/reject expenses submitted by employees, streamlining business…
$2.49
per user, per month
Pricing
BQE COREKlippa
Editions & Modules
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Simple
$2.49
per user, per month
Effective
$3.99
per user, per month
Premium
$4.99
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BQE COREKlippa
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsThe Premium contains all of the features: Submit through app, website and e-mail Stored in the cloud with 10 years retention Use categories, cost centers and tags Reimburse travel expenses with the Google Maps integration Approval through various authorization flows Integration with your accounting system or ERP Chat, mail, and phone support Text recognition (OCR) Dedicated account manager Automatic fraud detection Match creditcard statements automatically Custom connections and integrations
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Community Pulse
BQE COREKlippa
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BQE COREKlippa
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
8.1
57 Ratings
8% above category average
Klippa
-
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
Klippa
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates7.722 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing9.035 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.939 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.725 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BQE COREKlippa
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(150 ratings)
8.0
(1 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 COREKlippa
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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Klippa
Klippa does well with invoices without graphics and logos. If you can convince your suppliers to remove their branding and submit plain company names it will perform better. One issue that I could not overcome was when a supplier used "SO" (for Sales Order) as the prefix for an invoice. Every time the OCR ran it deciphered this as "S0" S-Zero. I wouldn't downgrade my rating based on that though. My one significant disappointment was I was led to believe that they would tailor the template for us. There was some minor work around our local tax rules but when it got to specific coding for our purchase order numbers the work ceased. To be fair, I may have misunderstood the scope of what changing these templates was included in the agreement. Either way, we could work around it so it wasn't a major flaw.
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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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Klippa
  • Identifies invoice numbers.
  • Extracts text from any angle - 45 degrees and upside down.
  • Extracts line items from a printed invoice.
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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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Klippa
  • More flexibility in tailoring the templates to suit individual customers.
  • Better documentation around the API; as I recall it was hard to find.
  • Commercial follow up. No one has contacted me since my initial purchase.
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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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Klippa
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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Klippa
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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Klippa
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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Klippa
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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Klippa
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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Klippa
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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Klippa
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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Klippa
Klippa is optimised for invoices. Wins hands down.
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Scalability
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Klippa
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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Klippa
  • To early to tell, our app has been delayed due to other COVID related activities.
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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

Klippa Screenshots

Screenshot of User Interface of KlippaScreenshot of Klippa Starting PageScreenshot of Uploading Business Expense with KlippaScreenshot of Submiting Business Expense with KlippaScreenshot of Approving Business Expense with KlippaScreenshot of Matching Credit Card Statement with Klippa