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BQE Core - Project Management Solution

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Company: BQE Software, Torrance, CA
Company Description: BQE Software develops innovative practice management software for professional services firms. Its products centralize and streamline the way firms enter and use information for time tracking, billing, project management, and accounting. With over 400,000 users worldwide, BQE Software is trusted by leading architects, engineers, accountants, attorneys, IT specialists, and business consultants.
Nomination Category: New Product & Service Categories - Software
Nomination Sub Category: New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Project Management Solution

Nomination Title: BQE Core

Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date:

Launched in July of 2017, BQE Core is an innovative, cloud-based project accounting solution designed specifically for professional services firms, including architects, engineers, accountants, consultants, and attorneys. It offers robust and intuitive project management and business intelligence capabilities alongside optional accounting and billing modules.

Core’s most notable project management functions include Gantt charts, powerful job costing, forecasting, and allocation capabilities in addition to impressive real-time analytics. Users are able to instantly understand the health of their projects and effectively manage their resources.

Core also powers the collection of billing, time and expense, and accounting data in order to give professionals a truly comprehensive view of their projects. Users can take advantage of flexible time tracking options, automated billing, instantaneous account reconciliation, and other next generation features in order to manage their entire business with ease.

With all of this data, users enjoy instant insights via reports and customizable real-time dashboards. They’re able to instantly understand key project performance indicators, including earned value, utilization, realization, and more. Moreover, access to metrics like ideal employee pay rate, minimum bill rate, project profitability, and client profitability empowers businesses to increase both their efficiency and their profit margins.

It’s essential to take note of Core’s mobile app—available for iOS and Android—which is the most wide-ranging and powerful of its kind. Users can not only track time and expenses, but can also check in on performance metrics, create and send invoices and reports, pay vendor bills, manage employees and clients, and much more.

Core also offers integrations with popular accounting and storage solutions such as QuickBooks Online, Xero, MYOB AccountRight, Google Drive, Amazon Web Services, and Dropbox. Thanks to its API-based structure, new integrations are being added all the time.

The pricing structure for Core is as innovative as the software itself. Instead of paying for capabilities that certain users will never need, firms only subscribe to licenses for the features they want. This pay-only-for-what-you-need pricing plan means that businesses will never waste money or find themselves shut out of certain modules.

In summary, Core is a best-in-class cloud project accounting platform that is shifting the lives of its users. This centralized solution’s time-saving automations, mobile capabilities, and impactful insights cut down on repetitive tasks and offer the information that businesses need to enhance efficiency and profits.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service (up to 150 words).

-Project Financials - Users can track profitability on the project, phase, task, client, and employee level, plus manage budgets, estimates, and fee schedules while performing instant job costing.
-Gantt Charts - This visual tool manages resources and activities along a timeline, offering a centralized view of all of a project’s or employee’s tasks.
-Business Intelligence - Dashboards, performance screens, and reports enable users to pinpoint successes and weak spots.
-Automation - Automations reduce data entry and save time.
-Time and Expense Tracking - Time and expense tracking is straightforward, flexible and intuitive.
-Billing and Accounting - Businesses can take complete control of their finances by managing their billing and accounting right alongside their projects.
-Mobile Apps - Apps for iOS and Android include impressive project management, billing, analytics, time and expense, and workflow functions.
-Integrations - Core connects with popular software including QuickBooks Online, Dropbox, and more, minimizing data entry.