A fast and intuitive BQE Core alternative with no learning curve

Monograph is an alternative to BQE Core that's easy to use with no need for extra training fees.

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Monograph vs BQE Core


BQE Core


$45/mo per user


"pay as you need" pricing

Made for Architects


Time Tracking


Resource Planning


Task & Milestones


Forecasting Revenue


Gantt + Budget


Phase-based Projects


% or Phase-based Invoicing


Project Templates


Free Training and Onboarding


Live Chat Support


What we offer

Project Management

  • View phase-based Gantt charts
  • Assign different rates per project
  • Create milestones for deliverables

Time Tracking

  • Track time against phases
  • Bill for multiple roles per project
  • Add notes and expenses

Smart Invoicing

  • Bill by phase, activity, or role
  • Preview and sum your team’s work
  • Integrate with Quickbooks Online

Why Firms Are Switching From

BQE Core

To Monograph

Here are some more of the reasons design firms have shared for why they’ve chosen Monograph to power their business.

No learning curve

Designed with simplicity and support, Monograph is easy to use so you can get back to doing what you love the most.

Clean up the clutter

Monograph is intentionally designed to show you information when you need it, as you need it. No more out of sight, out of mind.

No hidden costs

Simple software with simple pricing so you always know what you're paying for.

Real people that's here for you

We're real people always here to help you succeed. We don't charge you extra for training, because you shouldn't need to pay us to learn how to use our software.

Monograph vs.

BQE Core

what's right for me?

Great question! We obviously think we’re pretty great, but here’s an honest answer:

Both platforms allow you to manage and audit timesheets. Both give you the ability to create and manage invoicing, project fees, and staff workloads.

But while BQE Core is catered towards generic professional service firms. Monograph is a practice operations platform built specifically for design professionals that replaces many tools for your business, including your project planner, timesheets, real-time budgets, forecasting, staffing and much more.

The best platform choice comes down to what’s most important for you.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one platform that makes it simple to run your architecture firm online, has world-class customer service, and is affordable whether you’re just starting out or growing fast, then we built Monograph just for you.

If you prefer to keep your teams in silos, have the time to deal with complicated setup, and don't mind a steep learning curve (or paying for extra training fees), we encourage you to give both platforms a try and decide for yourself!

Another thing to consider is how much you would like to spend on onboarding and training your team. We value simplicity and transparency. Both Monograph's simple plan and BQE Core’s plan give you a project management solution for $45/mo per person and "pay as you need" pricing, respectively. However, with BQE Core’s additional onboarding and training fees, their plan might end up being more expensive.

Meanwhile, Monograph's one and only plan, which includes all of our platform features, costs only $45/mo per person with free training and onboarding.

After all, your success is our success and we're ultimately here to help you build a better practice.

Your business, like you've never seen it before

Introducing the MoneyGantt™ — Your Budget and Schedule in one simple view. Keep tabs on project performance across the firm without having to generate a report.

"The secret sauce turns out to be a business operations program designed for architects by architects, who also happen to be willing to work with us to evolve the platform to meet very particular needs."
Workshop APD
New york, new york
“The visual forecasting is great, the customer service is exceptional, and the fact that it was made by a team with experience in the Architectural field is a big plus for us.”
ST Louis, Missouri
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