BQE CORE vs. Proliant

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BQE CORE
Score 7.9 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
Proliant
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Proliant provides a cloud-based human capital management solution designed to simplify payroll and HR processes, improves accuracy, and ensures industry compliance. Proliant is an all-in-one solution for workforce and talent management across the entire employment life cycle. Specializing in payroll, Proliant helps users pay people accurately, on time, and without risk from the IRS, supporting tax filings, contractor payments, and unlimited payroll runs. Proliant also streamlines…N/A
Pricing
BQE COREProliant
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BQE COREProliant
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BQE COREProliant
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
6.2
23 Ratings
20% below category average
Proliant
-
Ratings
Task Management6.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management6.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts5.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling6.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation5.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology5.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management5.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration5.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking8.923 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management5.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management6.120 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
6.9
16 Ratings
8% below category average
Proliant
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates7.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing7.412 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting6.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software6.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.3
5 Ratings
4% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Proliant
9.6
5 Ratings
17% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.84 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.1
5 Ratings
1% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.45 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.4
4 Ratings
3% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Proliant
10.0
2 Ratings
23% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.6
5 Ratings
12% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Proliant
9.3
4 Ratings
15% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Proliant
9.2
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Proliant
6.3
1 Ratings
22% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Proliant
4.0
1 Ratings
64% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
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BQE COREProliant
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Quickbase
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 8.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
BQE COREProliant
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(112 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.7
(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 COREProliant
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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Proliant
This is solely based on two things: the fact that we have been unable to have issues fixed after more than a year of dealing with them AND since a key contact for us left we are unable to get a fast turnaround on many questions unless we contact the person who handles our payroll. I like the platform and it's easy to use, but when it's not functioning how we need it to, that's a problem. I still cannot see what my actual PTO balance is on my dashboard (the same for three other employees). This is an issue.
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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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Proliant
  • Fantastic customer service!!
  • Well implemented products.
  • Well rounded choices for all HR needs.
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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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Proliant
  • Improve customer service turn around time for end of year changes/essentials.
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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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Proliant
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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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Proliant
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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Proliant
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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Proliant
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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Proliant
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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Proliant
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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Proliant
No answers on this topic
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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Proliant
Proliant is the only payroll software I have used, and I don't plan on changing that anytime soon. It gives me everything I need in simple, easy-to-use software. If I have questions they have quality customer service. I get calls weekly to change to other payroll services, and I don't consider changing because there is no need to change - I have everything I need here. Proliant does exactly the job I am looking for it to do.
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Scalability
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Proliant
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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Proliant
  • I've been able to better track PTO and call-outs, as well as tardiness (for those on phones).
  • The electronic onboarding has saved so much time and paper
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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