You don't actually need a QSI programmer for CV management. You can use either JMRI Decoder Pro or (if you have an NCE DCC system) download the free CV Manager program. The CV manager program is very similar to Decoder Pro.
Conversely, you can program the more tedious (but frugal) way, by individually programming each CV using the manual as a guide. (That's actually how I first learned the Revolution decoder - What can I say? I wanted to learn.)