From the Nov. 2008 Review of Time & Billing Systems
BillQuick 2008 is a very solid product. If you are in the market for time and billing software, I would strongly recommend looking at this package. BillQuick has been a good product choice for a number of years, and the release of the 2008 version offers more than 200 improvements and enhancements. With direct integration with QuickBooks, Peachtree, MYOB and Microsoft Office Accounting, this program offers industry-specific versions for accountants, attorneys, architects, engineers, and computer and IT consultants.
One of the things I do when reviewing software is spend a significant amount of time on the vendor’s website. BQE’s website has a very useful product flow diagram, and it gives a good overview of the integration power built into the program. BillQuick Basic 2008 costs $495 for a two-user license; additional user licenses cost $100 each. BillQuick Pro 2008 costs $895 for a five-user license, with additional licenses available for $85 each. BQE offers a web-based version of the program, as well.
Ease of Use & Navigation Features - 5 Stars
BillQuick 2008’s installation screens guided me through an easy install. Once in the program, an intuitive Outlook-like navigation screen makes it very easy to get around. Navigation menus include company setup, firm management, time and expense, billing, and client and project management. Once you click on one of these main areas of the program, the associated screen that appears will ease the processes for accomplishing the related tasks at hand. The time entry, expense entry, client setup and other icons located across the top of the screen make the routine tasks easy to launch with just a click of a button. These shortcuts simplify navigation.
Once in the time and expense entry tab, a workflow allows for time entry in a sheet view, a simple timecard view, or you can actually use a timer and record time in real-time. Each method of entering time is easy and intuitive. In addition, time cards can be completed in Microsoft Outlook. Along with the main tab mentioned above, a wizard’s tab provides a step-by-step setup of several day-to-day tasks such as employees, clients, projects, etc. I really like the overall design of this program as well as the ease of use and navigation features.
A Practitioner Says:
|"Our Maryland firm has two partners with an office
manager and a CPA who works 20 to 40 hours a week depending on the season.
We also have a few part-time employees. We do approximately 200 individual
returns each year and have about 50 corporations as clients. BillQuick is
very efficient. We find it to be a very good product, and it makes our practice
run much more efficiently. It’s hard to quantify, but financially,
it’s made money for us because we are able to get our bills out quicker.
We were using another package that was aged and inefficient, so we looked
at several packages. The people at BillQuick were the biggest determining
factor. They held my hand, and walked me through my questions. I would recommend
that anyone considering this product should have a plan and a focus on what
you want to do and how you want to get there. Ask yourself, 'What information
do you want to capture and in what form do you want to capture it?'”