BQE Software Inc

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BQE Software Inc.
Industry Software
Founded May 1995; 21 years ago (1995-05)[1]
Founder Shafat Qazi,
David Breiholz
Headquarters Torrance, California, U.S.
Area served
Products BillQuick,
BillQuick HR,
Resource Allocator

BQE Software Inc. is a California-based privately owned corporation that develops time and expense tracking, project management, billing, accounting, and reporting software for Architects, Engineers, Accountants, Consultants and other service professionals.

The company employs around 150 people in its US, Australia, Europe and India offices.[citation needed]

BQE stands for Breiholz Qazi Engineering.[citation needed]


The company was founded by Shafat Qazi and David Breiholz in 1995.[1] Their first flagship product, BillQuick, was released in 1996.[1]

In November 2009, BQE Software acquired Orange Loft llc, the makers of ArchiOffice and EngineerOffice, the office and contact management software for Architects & Engineers.[2]

In March 2010, the company released a major upgrade to its flagship product BillQuick.[3] Also that month, the company released BillQuick 2011 with Automatic Billing [4]

In July 2011, the company released ArchiOffice 2011 featuring top architect requests.[5]

In November 2011, the company unveiled new BillQuick Mobile Application.[6]

In March 2012, the company unveiled BillQuick 2012.[7]

In August 2012, the company released new ArchiOffice 2012 as a web-based application.[8]

In November 2014, the company announced it was giving two free licenses of its cloud-based architecture software, ArchiOffice Online, to architectural startups, for two years.[9]

In May 2015, the company announced BillQuick Legal 2015, the legal version of its BillQuick software.[10]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • #1 Billing and Invoicing Software—[11]
  • Gold Stevie American Business Award Winner (Project Management category)[12]
  • 2013 Readers' Choice Award (Time and Billing Software) CPA Practice Advisor [13]
  • #1 Most Recommended System (Professional Services Automation)[14]
  • 2013 Awesome Application Award—Sleeter Group[15]
  • 2012 Technology Innovation Award—CPA Practice Advisor[16]
  • BQE Software was honored in 2012 by CPA Practive Advisor magazine as a finalist for the Innovation Awards for the innovative features added in BillQuick 2012.[17]
  • In 2009, BQE Software was named into the Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in America.[18]
  • BQE Software received 5 Star ratings from The CPA Technology Advisor magazine.[19]
  • BillQuick was named as an "Awesome QuickBooks Add-on" in 2007 by The Sleeter Group.[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "About BQE". BQE Software. Archived from the original on 2001-02-03. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  2. ^ "BQE Software Acquires ArchiOffice and EngineerOffice". Business Wire. 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  3. ^ "BQE Software Releases BillQuick 2010" (PDF) (Press release). BQE Software. 2010-03-17. 
  4. ^ "BQE Software Releases BillQuick 2011" (PDF) (Press release). BQE Software. 2011-03-16. 
  5. ^ "BQE Software Releases ArchiOffice 2011". Reuters (Press release). 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  6. ^ "BQE Software Unveils New BillQuick Mobile Application". Business Wire. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  7. ^ "BQE Software Releases BillQuick 2012". MarketWatch (Press release). 2012-03-14. Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. 
  8. ^ "BQE Software Unveils the New ArchiOffice" (PDF). BQE Software. 2012-08-06. 
  9. ^ "BQE Software offers free ArchiOffice licenses to startup architectural firms". 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2015-09-02. 
  10. ^ "BQE Software Launches BillQuick Legal 2015". 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2015-09-02. 
  11. ^ "BillQuick 2014". TopTenReviews. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  12. ^ "New Product Awards & Product Management Categories Stevie® Award Winners". Stevie Awards. 2013. 
  13. ^ "2013 readers choice charts". CPA Practice Advisor. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  14. ^ "Professional Services Automation (PSA) Software | Reviews of the Best Systems". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  15. ^ "Awesome Application Award Winners 2013". The Sleeter Group. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  16. ^ "Innovation Awards Honor Tax and Accounting Technologies". CPA Practice Advisor. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  17. ^ O'Bannon, Isaac M. (2012-06-04). "SaaS & Mobile Solutions Sweep 2012 Innovation Awards". CPA Practice Advisor. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  18. ^ "Company Profile: BQE Software". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  19. ^ McCutchen, Marty (2009-10-01). "BQE Software Inc. — BillQuick 2009". CPA Practice Advisor. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  20. ^ "Articles - Awesome QuickBooks Add-ons for 2007". The Sleeter Group. 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2013-10-25.