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BillQuick/BQE Core

BillQuick is Windows or cloud-based timekeeping and billing software from BQE Software.

BillQuick/BQE Core Rating:
4/5

Features

  • Customer Experience & Support - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Pricing & Value - 7.25/10
    7.3/10
  • Security - 10/10
    10/10
  • Innovation & Future-Proofing - 7.25/10
    7.3/10
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Our Rating: 4/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

Who BillQuick is For

Though the customization possibilities are attractive, BillQuick desktop is likely overkill for most small firms who won’t need features like vendor credit documentation or a collection center. Additionally, having to buy and install a copy of the program on each of your machines and run a server to sync data may be time- and cost-prohibitive for firms that don’t have a standalone IT department. If your firm is larger, however, and is looking to get a handle on its data and wants a lot of customization, BillQuick may be a good choice.

BillQuick Online gets around the problem of multiple installations by being a cloud-based service, but it is not legal-specific, so lawyers may find its framework of setting up “projects” a bit clunky.

Features

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Website
www.bqe.com
Apps
  • Android
  • Windows
  • iOS
Starting Price
$7.95/user/month for the base time and expenses package with a 3-year contract.
Starting Payment Processing Fee
Free Trial
Time Tracking
Time tracking does not include invoicing. Those get their own check mark.
Expense Tracking
Track expenses as well as time so you can bill them to your clients.
Basic Bookkeeping
Basic bookkeeping means basic, checkbook register–style bookkeeping, not full accounting. You will still need accounting software.
Estimates
Provide detailed estimates to your clients before generating an invoice or tracking any actual time.
Invoicing
Online Payments
Accept credit card or eCheck/ACH payments on invoices. Note that some billing software integrates with third-party payment services but don't provide a built-in payment solution.
Recurring Payments
Set up payment plans and subscriptions with automatic recurring payments.
Payment Types Accepted
Major Credit Cards
eCheck/ACH
International
Issue Refunds
Reporting
Generate reports from timekeeping records to profits per partner. Note that some options have much more robust reporting features than others. If you know you will need a particular report, get a demo or trial to make sure you can get it.
Document Management
Some timekeeping and billing software includes basic document management so that you can add documents and associate them with your cases/matters.
Software Integrations

    Things You Might Want To Know

    BillQuick desktop. BillQuick’s desktop version is very comprehensive and handles time and expense entry, billing, invoicing, and payments. You need to install it locally on each computer you use, and if you’d like all your computers to be able to talk to one another, you’ll need to install it on your network. You’ll also be able to track working and idle time within the desktop version.

    BillQuick Online. If you choose to use BillQuick Online, you will be able to use BillQuick in your browser. You can host it on your server or in BillQuick’s cloud. Your data will be stored in both the cloud and on your computer, and you can sync between the two. An additional benefit to its online version is that you’ll be able to convert appointments into time entries through its Microsoft Exchange integration.

    Both the desktop and online versions offer almost exactly the same features with only a few differences. Whether you go with one or the other will depend on your preference for accessibility, maintenance, and control over data.

    Security. Data will be stored on your computer or server, so you are in control of the level of security for the desktop version. If you use the online version, the company says they take “all reasonable precautions” to keep your data secure and use redundant storage hosted by Rackspace. You also have the ability to set permissions so you can control who has access to what.

    Migration. BillQuick can import text files, ASCII text files, and Excel spreadsheets. They also have a utility to import Timeslips data.

    Customization. BillQuick offers custom programming services so that you can set up reports and invoices tailored to your firm, allow you to set up third-party application integration, and even create applications for you.

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