BigTime vs BQE Core Comparison

The firm-friendly BQE alternative you’ve been looking for

BigTime is a BQE alternative that allows you to easily connect your internal processes and people, from project management to finance. Take the stress out of end-of-month invoicing by automatically aligning your teams from day one.

BigTime’s 4 main advantages over BQE Core are:

  1. Deep integration with Quickbooks Desktop & Quickbooks Online
  2. Custom invoicing & reporting is included - no expensive add-ons
  3. Robust resource allocation and revenue projections
  4. Unmatched quality of customer support

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BigTime vs BQE Core for Professional Services Firms

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Per User Cost

Starting $10/mo

Role-based pricing for each module

Time Tracking

Adjustable views, personalized presets, and smart lookups

Daily and weekly timesheet views

Expense Tracking

Sync expenses to e-receipts, projects, budgets, and invoices

Link expenses to projects and accounting

Billing

Supports variable cost rates

Requires billing add-on

Invoicing

Custom invoicing with branded templates

Additional fees for development

Payment Processing

Built-in feature BigTime Wallet (ACH & Credit payments)

Available through third-party partner

Review & Approval Workflows

Multi-level approvals and flexible, automated workflows

Single-level approvals

Resource Management

Capacity planning, resource allocation, & utilization metrics

Requires custom Crystal reports

Reporting & Dashboards

Standard and configurable drag-and-drop reporting

Build reports from scratch

Accounting

Deep integrations with QuickBooks Desktop & Online, Sage Intacct, & Lacerte

Separate module necessary

Project Management

Real-time project plans, status, and budgets

Monitor project schedules and budgets

DCAA Timekeeping

Automate timesheet restrictions for compliance & setup support

Yes, if projects and accounting are configured for compliance

Mobile App

Access BigTime anywhere

Available

 
Per User Cost

Starting $10/mo

Role-based pricing for each module

Time Tracking

Adjustable views, personalized presets, and smart lookups

Daily and weekly timesheet views

Expense Tracking

Sync expenses to e-receipts, projects, budgets, and invoices

Link expenses to projects and accounting

Billing

Supports variable cost rates

Requires billing add-on

Invoicing

Custom invoicing with branded templates

Additional fees for development

Payment Processing

Built-in feature BigTime Wallet (ACH & Credit payments)

Available through third-party partner

Review & Approval Workflows

Multi-level approvals and flexible, automated workflows

Single-level approvals

Resource Management

Capacity planning, resource allocation, & utilization metrics

Requires custom Crystal reports

Reporting & Dashboards

Standard and configurable drag-and-drop reporting

Build reports from scratch

Accounting

Deep integrations with QuickBooks Desktop & Online, Sage Intacct, & Lacerte

Separate module necessary

Project Management

Real-time project plans, status, and budgets

Monitor project schedules and budgets

DCAA Timekeeping

Automate timesheet restrictions for compliance & setup support

Yes, if projects and accounting are configured for compliance

Mobile App

Access BigTime anywhere

Available

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See why Jay loves BigTime.

“A lot of our challenges with project management sourced from the modular base of our previous software. We kept having to buy certain modules that were supposed to integrate with one another and each one had a certain subscription and user cost that ultimately drove the price up”

Jay Shewan, Wacek & Associates

There’s a better way for firms to manage projects and people – and make a profit.

You don’t need a software that just does a lot of things, you need a solution that does a lot of things well. BigTime supports and streamlines the inner workings of your firm, from project management to accounting. Not just with our software, but with our team.

Fast and friendly onboarding

We know it’s a bit daunting to switch over from spreadsheets or current PSA software. With BigTime, your tedious workarounds will be a thing of the past, sooner than you think. Our success team is committed to the shortest and soundest onboarding process.

Ongoing & on-demand support

Problems always seem to bubble up right at the end of the month when timesheets are due and invoices are being sent. There’s a reason our team has the highest satisfaction score in the category, our customers continually call out the unmatched quality of support.