About Factor AE

Factor AE was created to offer an affordable software option for small to mid-size architecture and engineering firms. It was designed to alleviate specific pain points that many A/E firms experience, including: flexible project break-downs, sub-consultant management, project tasking, resource scheduling, time entry, detailed invoicing, and industry-specific KPI's. Factor also integrates with QuickBooks online, offers fully-assisted onboarding, and charges no additional fees for support.


Key benefits of Factor AE

- Customizable project templates and phase breakdowns
- Sub-consultant management
- Project-level tasks and scheduling
- Firm-level resource schedule
- Easy, intuitive time entry
- Detailed invoicing
- Industry-specific reporting and KPI's
- QuickBooks integration


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Reviews

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5 /5
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Value for Money
5/5
Features
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Support
5/5

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Michael
Michael
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent Software Solution

Reviewed on 2022/10/04

I've been able to reduce the number of hours spent tracking consultant budgets on projects, and...

I've been able to reduce the number of hours spent tracking consultant budgets on projects, and streamlined the invoicing process. The support team has been excellent, responsive and extremely helpful.

Pros

The system is very easy to use and set up. After a quick demo, my firm was up and running. I am able to easily track consultant fees and project invoices for each phase.

Cons

I would like to have the ability to track proposals vs active projects. I've been told this is a feature that is coming soon.

Alternatives Considered

BQE CORE Suite and Deltek Vision

Reasons for Choosing Factor AE

BQE was too slow and clunky and tried to do everything, but nothing well.

Switched From

BQE CORE Suite
Amy
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple yet Powerful

Reviewed on 2022/09/09

Factor has made a large part of my job so much easier and less frustrating. Especially invoicing.

Factor has made a large part of my job so much easier and less frustrating. Especially invoicing.

Pros

The ease of use. We have used other software design for the a/e industry and all of them are cumbersome and hard to find the correct information. Factor is very straight forward and the support is great.

One of the best parts for our firm is that invoices and reports are customized for your firm. And Factor makes sure the invoice works the way you want it to work. This is a great improvement over the other software we have used in the past.

Cons

The only thing missing is our old software would push any employee reimbursable expense to be a bill to pay. In Factor I have to run an expense report and then go into Quickbooks and pay it. But that is just a change in routine so once everyone gets used to it, I think I will actually like it better.

Kathryn
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Over all happiness with Factor

Reviewed on 2023/10/30

Pros

Factor AE provides a single place for tracking employee time, tracking project time, tracking project budget, and creating accurate invoices with out being overly cumbersome. For a smaller office full of creative landscape architecture minds this program has been easy for all our staff to use.

Cons

There have been times when creating reports for our needs have been...challenging. Luckily, Factor has a very good support staff and they've been willing to help us. As with all software, there are things it won't do and we have to find ways around it, for me the reports have been that "thing."

Mark
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Yes.

Reviewed on 2023/02/08

Cannot say enough good things about Factor A/E. We are a small architectural firm and searched...

Cannot say enough good things about Factor A/E. We are a small architectural firm and searched high and low for a third party software solution to integrate with our Quickbook Online so that we could prepare customized, accurate, phased invoices for our clients and run various reports. We came up empty until we happened to find Factor A/E. Really very impressed with the software, support, and people there. Like, more impressed than you can imagine! So if you need to track phased projects and prepare invoices for an architectural firm, look no further. In our experience, there's no limit to their expertise, patience, or genuine concern for their clients. Five stars are not enough.

Pros

Everything has been very good so far. Factor A/E has been remarkably helpful, responsive, and professional in delivering all we have asked for -- from time sheet entries to project tracking to invoicing to reports, Factor A/E is impressive and easy to work with.

Cons

So far we are pleased with everything at Factor A/E.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Online

Factor AE FAQs

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Factor AE offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$25,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Annual Plan User Price: $25/user/month Monthly Plan User Price: $30/user/month

Factor AE has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200

Factor AE supports the following languages:

English

Factor AE supports the following devices:

Factor AE integrates with the following applications:

QuickBooks Online

Factor AE offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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