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  • 1.  Project Managment Software

    Posted 10-13-2021 08:35 AM
    My firm has grown over the last two years and I would like to start using a project management tool that would include estimates, budgeting and staff time tracking. We currently use Quickbooks online for our accounting and TSheets for time tracking.
    I have looked at Deltek's Ajera but I would like to continue using Quickbooks. We also reviewed a demo of Monograph, Streamline and Monday. I would love to hear your advice and suggestions. 

    Esther Sperber
    Studio ST Architects
    New York NY

  • 2.  RE: Project Managment Software

    Posted 10-14-2021 05:20 PM
    Check ArchiOffice

    Guillermo Monter

  • 3.  RE: Project Managment Software

    Posted 10-14-2021 06:19 PM
    ... which is now BQE - All-In-One Accounting and Invoicing Software | BQE CORE.

    Joan Pomaranc
    Program Director
    AIA Chicago
    Chicago IL

  • 4.  RE: Project Managment Software

    Posted 10-14-2021 06:24 PM

    Thank you all for these excellent suggestions. I really appreciate all these suggestions.



    Studio ST Architects
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  • 5.  RE: Project Managment Software

    Posted 10-15-2021 06:05 PM
    ArchiOffice office was purchased by BQE CORE. While they're still maintaining ArchiOffice, from a person who has used both, there are many advantages in terms of reporting and mining data

    Douglas Teiger FAIA
    Douglas Teiger Consulting
    Los Angeles CA

  • 6.  RE: Project Managment Software

    Posted 10-14-2021 05:32 PM
    A prior firm I worked for used Harvest/Forecast.  They work well together to manage project budgets and staffing levels.

    A word of advice: just be careful to use whatever solution you choose as a means not an end.  If you find yourself pushing colored bars around the staff management calendar more that engaging with people themselves, it can have negative impacts across management and staff.

    Steven Wilke-Shapiro AIA
    Sequel Architecture
    Des Moines IA

  • 7.  RE: Project Managment Software

    Posted 10-14-2021 05:58 PM

    BQE CORE is another option for an integrated Office Manage Software.  CRM, Time Tracking, Project Management, Invoicing, Accounting


    All the best,

    Douglas Teiger, FAIA


    C:    310-980-7272



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  • 8.  RE: Project Managment Software

    Posted 10-14-2021 06:43 PM
    Hi Esther, 
    I've used Monograph while running a small firm and liked it. I recommend it to a lot of the companies I now consult with. I find it to be the be best option for balancing project scheduling, staff scheduling, project fee budgeting, and time tracking. I used it in conjunction with Quickbooks Online for general bookkeeping and accounting. 

    I haven't used Ajera or Streamline. At my current job at CVG, we use Monday. We use it more as a task management tool, so it's a bit different than Monograph. 

    If you would like to talk through this more you can schedule a time to talk using this link:

  • 9.  RE: Project Managment Software

    Posted 10-14-2021 08:44 PM
    HI Esther,
    We are considering the same tools to better our practice.  May I ask how large your firm is now?  Are you 1-10, 11-20, or 21or more in terms of firms size?

    Glad your firm has grown!
    Reid T. Mizue, AIA, LEED AP
    OMIZU architecture inc
    826 Kaheka Street #305
    Honolulu, HI 96814

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