BQE CORE vs. Workday Financial Management

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
Workday Financial Management
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Workday Financial Management is built on a global foundation that provides organizations with the core financial management capabilities expected from a modern cloud solution. It goes well beyond just managing financial processes to achieve greater insight, improve financial consolidation and reduce time to close, instill internal control and auditability, and achieve consistency across global operations. By using an in-memory architecture and object data model,…N/A
Pricing
BQE COREWorkday Financial Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BQE COREWorkday Financial Management
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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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BQE COREWorkday Financial Management
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
6.0
16 Ratings
24% below category average
Workday Financial Management
-
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
Workday Financial Management
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates5.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software4.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
8.1
4 Ratings
10% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
8.8
5 Ratings
19% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
9.2
6 Ratings
11% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
8.9
7 Ratings
20% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.87 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
7.9
7 Ratings
3% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings8.35 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.35 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings6.54 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings8.56 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
BQE CORE
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
8.5
3 Ratings
9% above category average
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
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User Ratings
BQE COREWorkday Financial Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(105 ratings)
8.3
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(93 ratings)
7.8
(4 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(88 ratings)
8.5
(4 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 COREWorkday Financial Management
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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Workday
Financial reporting is sometimes tricky in our field because
some oil and gas fields are depleted, and the standard methods of activating
abandoned oil wells will have high-cost variability. Therefore, in this scenario, Workday Financial Management made internal financial reporting statements pretty seamless, where initial
bid and field cost can be incorporated very easily in an asset-wise manner.
Also, cloud-based sharing was never a problem, and our lease operators never had
a problem understanding which reports belong to which asset.
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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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Workday
  • Workday is very organized and user friendly. I haven't heard this from any of my co workers that they faced a hard time navigating around or getting technical support.
  • The platform offers variety of options for the company to offer to their employees. This includes easy access to their time off balance, hours they have worked, and accessing pay stubs any time.
  • One of the biggest thing I notice on a lot of technical platforms is that they don't notify their users of any updates they may be making on their website but workday does a great job of notifying its user way ahead of time of any updates they may be doing
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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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Workday
  • We were surprised by the lack of user guides and supporting information for day-to-day users. Granted, we could find this, but our users like guides.
  • The system could improve with contact help and chat functions if you need the answers quickly. We figured this would all have been built in.
  • Quite surprised by the lack of treasury management functionality. SAP and Oracle have it, although their modules are not that comprehensive or user friendly.
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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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Workday
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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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Workday
Workday is easy enough navigate, as long as it is properly set up. With that said, it can be put together in a modular fashion as well, allowing for a very high degree of flexibility in terms of design and process delegation. Finally, it makes consolidation achievable in times previously unthinkable.
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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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Workday
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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Workday
No answers on this topic
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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Workday
Our support team has been awesome. They are extremely knowledgeable and have been able to guide us through all of the challenges we have faced. Workday's community online is also extremely helpful with many trainings and help topics that can be reviewed at your convenience.
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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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Workday
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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Workday
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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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Workday
I miss using Workday Financial Managment, and if I moved departments or took on more responsibilities with the financials I would definitely recommend it!
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Scalability
BQE Software Inc.
This software works on a small and large scale.
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Workday
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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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Workday
  • Quick and non-glitchy financial reporting.
  • As more people use it, inter-department talks are always there as HR and Project managers are talking about the same software.
  • The disturbance in service is no longer the problem as It integrates the three different sectors of financial reporting.
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