Integrated time billing, project management, and accounting for professional services.

Bank Reconciliation
Fully Functional Native Mobile Apps
Automate Your Billing
Monitor Project Performance

About BQE Core

BQE Core is a flexible and powerful business management solution with a full range of time and expense tracking, billing, project management, and accounting capabilities.

Designed specifically for professional services firms by industry experts, Core automates repetitive tasks, allows for streamlined collaboration, centralizes information, and offers incredible insights. It consequently helps you stop billable time from slipping through the cracks, greatly increase productivity, and better plan for the future.

Core is cloud-based, so you can access it from anywhere and you never need to worry about updates. Its revolutionary à la carte pricing model means that you don’t need to pay for features you won’t use, and monthly, quarterly, and annual plans make it cost-effective for firms with seasonal employees or shifting demand.


An accounting center lets you write checks, reconcile accounts, generate balance sheets, connect to bank feeds for automatic reconciliation, and more all in one place. Additionally, Core gives you the ability to create a chart of accounts for income, expense, assets, liability and credit card accounts, record general journal entries, print detailed profit and loss reports. Additionally, there are virtually endless customizable report templates.


Core comes with free, fully functional native mobile apps for Android and iPhone to track time and expenses, manage clients and projects, and send out beautiful invoices with ease.

Billing, Accounts Receivable, and Payments

Flexible billing functions include automatic billing, progress billing, ability to create invoices in either batch or manual mode, retainer invoices, recurring invoices, percent completion invoices, fixed invoices, hourly invoices, hourly “not to exceed” invoices, etc.


Unlimited, customizable dashboards to monitor KPIs and metrics including but not limited to: time, activity, client, and employee performance; effective pay rate; gross margins; earned value; and income and expense breakdowns.


Integrations with QuickBooks Online, MYOB AccountRight, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Web Services, and more make Core fit seamlessly into your business ecosystem.


Core offers comprehensive project management capabilities with multi-level submittal and approval workflows, forecasting tools, real-time tracking, and more.

Time and Expense

Intuitive time and expense tracking in multiple formats, from straightforward timecards to smart timers, lets you track overtime, compensation time, sick time, vacation and holidays. With each entry you can record unlimited notes about the entry.

Product Overview

Industry Focus

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Professional Services
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User Reviews of BQE Core

Submitted on May 28th, 2019 by Robert from SB&O, Inc.

BQE Core was at the top of our list when our company was researching a replacement for our current accounting software. The cloud-based software was a great solution, but ultimately we decided to go with another software because our CEO decided that a local server-based system was a better fit for our company.

The Good…

I was impressed with how much thought was put into the creation of this software and how many steps we would have been able to cut out of our daily routine by using this software.

The Bad…

I think if they offered a local server-based version that worked exactly like their cloud-based software, we might have made a different decision.

Submitted on May 1st, 2019 by Tim Schoellerman from TS & Associates

By far one of the most beautiful and powerful software for engineers and architects. We switched from a very expensive software. Everyone at the office fell in love with Core immediately. Highly recommend.

The Good…

The business intelligence and the entire BQE support team.

The Bad…

I wish it had payroll. I have to export the payroll report every two weeks. No big deal though.