Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BQE CORE
Score 8.3 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
Procore
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Procore is a project management software designed specifically for the construction industry. Procore is cloud-based and allows unlimited users per instance, so that construction team members and stakeholders can all access project information and documents.
$4,500
annually
Pricing
BQE COREProcore
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Project Management
4,500
annually
Project Management + Financial Management
6,588
annually
Custom Bundle
Custom Quote
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BQE COREProcore
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing shown is for organizations running $3M or less in construction volume each year.
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Features
BQE COREProcore
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
6.0
16 Ratings
24% below category average
Procore
-
Ratings
Task Management6.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management6.112 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management5.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration6.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking8.916 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management3.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management6.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
5.7
11 Ratings
28% below category average
Procore
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates5.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software4.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Procore
6.8
38 Ratings
7% below category average
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.838 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Procore
7.0
39 Ratings
1% below category average
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.039 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Procore
7.7
149 Ratings
5% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.2139 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.8144 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.8140 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings8.0134 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Procore
8.6
702 Ratings
13% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings8.9674 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings8.7649 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings8.6629 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings9.1677 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings8.8640 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings8.6693 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings8.9658 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings8.4638 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings8.4119 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings8.3655 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings8.4161 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings8.4152 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings8.5159 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings8.3128 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Procore
8.2
81 Ratings
4% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings6.670 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings7.376 Ratings
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User Ratings
BQE COREProcore
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(105 ratings)
9.0
(807 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.9
(8 ratings)
9.6
(65 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(93 ratings)
9.3
(52 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.7
(23 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
9.3
(23 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(88 ratings)
8.9
(109 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(5 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(1 ratings)
8.9
(13 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.1
(7 ratings)
9.6
(214 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(30 ratings)
Ease of integration
4.5
(1 ratings)
8.9
(620 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.4
(15 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.6
(26 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.2
(28 ratings)
User Testimonials
BQE COREProcore
Likelihood to Recommend
BQE Software Inc.
CORE is well suited for time entry and reporting across employee groups and projects. CORE can generate many useful reports, however the customization and filtering of these reports isn't exactly intuitive. It can be difficult to get the reports to show the data you want, and there is no way to remove data fields from a report or create a custom report.
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Procore Technologies
To adapt to Procore features working concepts is an easy and flexible capability that allows free access to all the project data and the distribution of reports across the entire team's professionals is quick and very simple. The tool also gives the ability to budget and plan the project resources and the expense management functions on Procore are excellent.
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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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Procore Technologies
  • Submittals, Easily able to track and keep a running record of documentation.
  • RFI's ability to track costs and impacts to the project in one useful tool.
  • Keeping all items for a job in one location. I love that Procore is my one-stop shopping for all items related to my project.
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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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Procore Technologies
  • Downloading drawing sets sometimes involves an extra step that holds up the process
  • The dashboard is simplistic to the point that I don't feel like I am getting enough information about a specific project from the get-go
  • Granting access to a project on Procore is not very straightforward as a consultant- restrictions sometimes cause hold-ups
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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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Procore Technologies
We will undoubtedly renew Procore as it has proven itself to be a means to better track and improve upon our efficiency and communications between job sites and their project managers as well as all other departments. Procore has made an incredible impact on how we, as a company, do our job on all levels; it is one of our most powerful and effective resources.
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Usability
BQE Software Inc.
It's very easy to use and straightforward. Everything is laid out in an easy to use pattern and can be changed, somewhat, based on user preference. The options are limited but it's a pleasant experience using the product and I can perform the tasks I need to perform quickly and without any issues.
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Procore Technologies
90% of Procore is very intuitive and any user can pick it up and go. There are a few elements, more so on the Financials side that need some prior knowledge of systems in order to understand how and why it functions as it does. Once this is understood, it flows effortlessly
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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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Procore Technologies
If you are working in an area with little to no signal, Procore will still allow you to get in the system and use it fully and will then update once you are at a place with a strong enough signal. Whether it be with wifi or LTE cell phone reception.
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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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Procore Technologies
For the most part Procore is very responsive. However there are times when it's a little slow but it's minimal.
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Support Rating
BQE Software Inc.
Our team has had to contact support on a number of occasions, mostly to address a slow system and/or not being able to log in. The support is very responsive and fixes the issue within the same day. Additionally, any time we need to modify codes, BQE helps with that support and gets it turned around quickly.
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Procore Technologies
Procore does have a feedback forum where you can suggest new or modified functionality. They also have support chat that you can utilize to get immediate responses. The feedback forum is great, but sometimes it feels like the development is slow or stalled on suggestions. The chat function is pretty good and the reps are knowledgeable. If they are unable to answer my question they follow-up through email very quickly. I am very satisfied with Procore's support. As a Procore customer you are also assigned to a Procore Customer Success team. I haven't had to reach out to them very much, but if I need to escalate an issue they are always available. I don't give support a 10 because of the slow or ambiguous responses I have received through the feedback forum. Procore also provides a "community" forum where you can reach out to other users to answer any questions you might have
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In-Person Training
BQE Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Procore Technologies
Procore's Implementation Team does a great job of ensuring users are confident in using the system. They run through a process of training sessions based on the tools you have purchased, and lay ou ta plan to help the power users configure the tool to suit the company's needs. They provide useful resources for certifications, support and ongoing training as well.
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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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Procore Technologies
Procore's certification program and focused how-to training videos allowed for easy training that did not feel overwhelming. The way the certification programs were broken up into small parts made it seem much less daunting to complete. The training feels focused and does not overload users with too much information all at once.
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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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Procore Technologies
The hardest part about the implementation of Procore was getting all of our subcontractors uploaded into Procore and getting the correct contacts in for bidding. All of this information was with different people throughout our company, so getting it all into Procore and making sure it was correct was quite a challenge and caused the most growing pains for us. It was one of the reasons we had to wait to implement bidding because we couldn’t take the risk of sending out RFPs to people that weren’t correct or weren’t going to use Procore.
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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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Procore Technologies
Procore has all of the functionality of this software and more. I do not think it is even fair to compare the two seeing that Procore is able to do much more. Official drawings and documents are critical to keep organized and in order, which Procore does seamlessly and intelligently.
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Scalability
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Procore Technologies
once in awhile Procore is down for a period of time, its frustrating when it happens but doesn't tend to last long.
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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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Procore Technologies
  • We've definitely become more efficient since using Procore. We were previously doing everything via Excel spreadsheets or Word documents. Now most of our operational processes are through Procore.
  • We save time in the field and in the office as there is now a flow of activities so everyone is on the same page.
  • We manage more projects (whether they are in construction or in bidding stage) more effectively because now we have one place to manage all aspects of it.
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