BQE CORE vs. Spendesk

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
Spendesk
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Spendesk is smart spend management software from the company of the same name in Paris, designed for finance teams and employees, presenting flexible payments, approvals, automated receipt capture and real-time spend insights, finance can decentralize operational spending across the business without any loss of control or visibility. Employees benefit from streamlined expense and invoice management through the Spendesk website and app.N/A
Pricing
BQE CORESpendesk
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BQE CORESpendesk
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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BQE CORESpendesk
Top Pros
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Features
BQE CORESpendesk
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
6.0
16 Ratings
24% below category average
Spendesk
-
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
Spendesk
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates5.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software4.85 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BQE CORESpendesk
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(105 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(93 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(88 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.1
(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 CORESpendesk
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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Spendesk
As an end-user, Spendesk is easily the simplest, most intuitive platform I have ever used for corporate expense management.
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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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Spendesk
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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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Spendesk
  • The AI that reads receipts could be improved.
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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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Spendesk
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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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Spendesk
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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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Spendesk
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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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Spendesk
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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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Spendesk
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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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Spendesk
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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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Spendesk
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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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Spendesk
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Scalability
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Spendesk
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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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Spendesk
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ScreenShots

BQE CORE Screenshots

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