Switching to BQE CORE

Businesses are moving from the desktop-based solutions to cloud-based technology. While desktop products like BillQuick/ArchiOffice have served our clients very well, we are now taking full advantage of the latest cloud technologies, infrastructure and UX/UI experience to deliver a platform that is more powerful and intuitive. BQE CORE is the next logical step to all existing BQE products. It includes all the major features from our existing products and introduces many new features that are not available in any of them. Also, the fact that BQE CORE is based on modern API platform presents endless opportunities for future integrations with all popular applications and platforms. CORE leverages the fastest performance-driven database and provides seamless integration with third-party vendors.

As a company owner, you’ve undoubtedly been here before: you’re looking at the clock, realizing how much time you’ve dedicated to your back-office processes. From sorting through frustrating spreadsheets to dealing with that software you’ve invested a lot of money in but still can’t quite get it to work the way you want it to. Not to mention all the errors you’ve had to correct already. All this wasted time could be spent working on delivering projects and seeing your profits rise. Instead, you feel like you’re always playing catch up every minute of the day.  

Many company owners and project managers feel like this, yet they take forever to make the switch to a business management software that could solve these problems for good. Why is that? If you’ve considered switching to BQE CORE, but you have some hesitations, we understand. Here are some of the top reasons companies take a while to get new business management software.  

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I have years’ worth of data; will I lose it all? 

Absolutely not. In fact, we’ll take care of transferring it all for you. 

This is probably one of the most common concerns we run across and for good reason. Most companies have years of data and if this gets lost in the switch to a new business management system, it can be a massive problem.  

Luckily, CORE has you covered.  

CORE’s data system migration moves all your data seamlessly into the platform. This ensures no data is lost and helps you save time, so you don’t spend hours, or days, manually migrating all your data into a new platform.  

Whether your data is stored manually or on a different software platform, we can help you get everything you need added to CORE. 

We have migrated hundreds of customers from various software products to CORE. Our team has the ability to take the data from your current database and map it to the CORE database. Our Implementation Team works with each company to get this to happen before training. The process is generally quite straightforward.

I know my current process; will it be difficult to learn BQE CORE? 

Not at all.  

Whether your current process is manual or you’re using a different platform, making the switch to new business management software can feel daunting when you already know your current process so well. No one wants to stop what they’re doing, no matter how error-prone the current process is, just to learn new software that may take weeks or months to fully onboard. That’s why a lot of companies stay in 'bad relationships' with their current process. They know their current process is causing errors and slowing them down, but they’re used to it and change is scary.  

CORE makes it easy to onboard quickly and learn how to use the platform so you can start working immediately. Our award-winning customer support ensures that you’re easily set up and guided through CORE’s user-friendly features from the moment you sign on. We make sure you and your team feel confident using CORE so your transition is smooth, and you can get back to work without delay.  

From there, our 24/7 support team is available to help you with any questions and our live and on-demand customer training webinars are designed to help you learn all there is to know about CORE, so you never feel in the dark.  

My manual process is free, why should I pay for CORE? 

Your manual process might not cost anything, but what about your time? How valuable is your time and having the ability to produce error-free work?  

Manual processes are time-consuming and lead to a lot of headaches. Constantly double-checking for errors and redoing data that was input incorrectly eats up valuable time that could be spent focusing on projects. Excel spreadsheets are popular yet notoriously difficult since they lack automation, customization, and the collaboration that business management software provides. There comes a time when the money spent on a tool that can cut back on hours, even days, of admin work so you can put more time and effort into projects far outweighs any 'free', yet tedious processes.  

I’m a small company; is CORE still for me? 


CORE is designed for small and mid-sized companies. We have many sole proprietors and companies under five using the platform. CORE doesn’t need to be adapted to work for a small company differently. Consider it like your CAD/BIM software. A small company and a large company might be using the exact same software to design and document the project. What they design will differ and perhaps the depth to which they use the tools might vary, but the underlying technology brings value to companies of all sizes. This holds true for your CAD/BIM software as well as with your Management/Accounting software.  

I spent so much money on my current process, why should I switch to something new? 

We mentioned above that sometimes you get into a 'bad relationship' with your current process and feel like you’ve put in so much time, money, and effort, it’s not worth it to move on. Might as well stick it out. Just like a bad relationship, this isn’t helping you reach your full potential.  

You may have put a lot of money into your current process, but if you’re not getting your money’s worth, don’t waste another cent and get out now. The sooner you stop throwing away money on a process that isn’t giving you full satisfaction, the sooner you can move onto CORE and start seeing results quickly. With CORE, you’ll get a return on your investment.  

CORE’s automated all-in-one dashboard provides: 

  • Project management 

  • Time and expense tracking 

  • Billing and invoicing 

  • Reporting and analytics 

  • HR

  • Project accounting 

  • And much more

It’s time to put your money to good use on an all-in-one tool that’s easy-to-use and gives you the results you're looking for. Unlike other software, with CORE, you’ll realize quickly that it pays for itself.  

It’s time to make the switch to CORE 

CORE is designed by A/E professionals to help companies like yours master their projects efficiently. If you’re spending too much time on tedious admin tasks through your manual or outdated software processes, it’s difficult to ever reach your profitability goals.  

CORE’s easy data migration system will ensure that every piece of data you have is seamlessly merged into CORE and ready for you to begin working. Our award-winning customer support team and valuable resources will help you quickly learn how to use CORE so you can get started right away.  

We recommend you to start by creating a 15-day free trial and see if it is a good fit for your company. As your current licenses and subscriptions from existing BQE applications are transferable anytime, we recommend reaching out to your Sales Account Manager to discuss your migration options (call 310-602-4010 or email sales@bqe.com).

Please check out this comparison chart that shows the differences in the features between CORE and our legacy products. Check CORE Help Center for details on its features and benefits.

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