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BQE Core Intelligence AI – 2019 Innovation Award Winner


BQE Core Intelligence AI centralizes and streamlines the way organizations enter and use information for business intelligence, time and expenses, billing, project management, and accounting. Designed for accounting and other professional services firms, it offers the speed and insight to make informed decisions, increase productivity, and grow profits.

Core Intelligence will change the way we manage our business and make our business decisions,” said Shafat Qazi, founder and CEO of BQE Software. “By simply talking to our software, Core users can be pro-actively informed about their company financials, project status, bottlenecks, and the rainmakers. This intelligence empowers us to make smarter business decisions and allows them to make the right decision, all the time, every time!”

Core users can access Core Intelligence through any of their smart devices connected to Google Assistant, such as the Google Home app on their phones, a Google Home smart speaker, or even a vehicle with Google Assistant connectivity. This allows them to use only their voices to get work done anywhere, instantly.

The BQE Core Intelligence AI system ( has dramatically changed the technology landscape in a real-world way for accounting firms and other professional services businesses by giving them those functions, and even more. BQE Core is a business management system that integrates business accounting, billing, project management, document management, scheduling and many other functions.

Over the past several years, AI has been the subject of numerous articles and some smaller advancements, but until now it has not been available as a ready-to-implement product or service for accounting and other professional service firms. With the addition of the AI system at no extra cost to its users, BQE Core is the first business accounting and management system to include voice-based AI with natural language processing. This means even mid-sized and smaller firms can gain the powerful advantages that integrated AI offers.

Because Core is a comprehensive project accounting solution, accounting data automatically flows to other parts of the program. This way, users discover real-time insights, save time, and streamline their operations. Core’s accounting features include: -Complete Accounting Capabilities: Users enjoy A/R, A/P, a customizable chart of accounts, and more, all in one place.

  • Automations: Automatic bank feeds reconcile accounts in seconds, while scheduled reports, memorized vendor bills, recurring checks, automated invoicing, and other innovations save precious time.
  • Insights: Users can check in on vital KPIs like gross margins, cash flow, and more with the help of Core’s customizable dashboards.
  • Mobile Apps: Core’s iOS and Android apps offer valuable insights, time and expense tracking, invoicing, and more, no matter where users are.

Customers report saving 10% of their time thanks to its A/R capabilities alone. One user noted, “As a CPA who specializes in advisory consulting as well as tax work, I found that switching to Core created greater discipline for me as to billable time and better management of my projects. Additionally, the Core dashboard is fantastic for keeping me abreast of my operations.” Core has also been recognized by reviewers like K2 Enterprises, the Stevie Awards, and CPA Practice Advisor as an impressive solution.


See all of the winners, finalists and nominees in the 2019 Tax & Accounting Innovation Awards.