Computer Guidance Construction Software


 

eCMS is construction ERP software that offers integrated project and financial management applications supported by business intelligence, content management, workflow and mobile applications. The solution can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud and provides secure access to ERP data for all users.

eCMS offers scheduling, project management, service management and accounting. All four applications include features unique to the construction and service industries. For example, the project management application supports equipment management, drawing management and cost control. The accounting system has job costing, time and materials billing, insurance certificates, along with the usual AR/AP and general ledger capabilities. Finally, the service management system offers dispatching, work order management, quote generation, service order management and mobile support.

eCMS is designed for large companies that generate over $50 million in annual revenue. It can be used by nearly any type of commercial, residential, or specialty contractor, and architectural and engineering firms. 

 

eCMS Construction ERP - Project management
 
  • eCMS Construction ERP - Project management
    Project management
  • eCMS Construction ERP - Email integration
    Email integration
  • eCMS Construction ERP - Human resources
    Human resources
  • eCMS Construction ERP - Unit cost report
    Unit cost report
  • eCMS Construction ERP - Forms
    Forms
  • eCMS Construction ERP - Time entry
    Time entry
Supported Operating System(s):
IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Kathy from BRB Contractors Inc
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Satisfied customer

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Our company has been a long time customer of eCMS. We have nothing but good things to say about CGC and the software. We are very satisfied with the "hosted" version of the software.

Pros

We really like the cloud based software and the ease of use of all programs within the software. The support staff at CGC are very patient and helpful when needed.

Cons

Software functionality changes so quickly and sometimes it's hard to keep up with the changes, but we'd have this issue with any software.

 
 

Darlene from WIMCO Corp
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Stable, scalable, Intuitive, fully integrated and a true cloud-based ERP system

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CGC blends the latest technologies from IBM and Microsoft to ensure a stable, yet open, SQL platform which yields the industry’s highest system uptime, most scalable, most secure and most compatible solution available. CGC’s data centers and their managed hosting services are both Sarbanes Oxley compliant and have been for years with an annual audit. The Avnet data centers are not only state-of-the-art when it comes to security, system, app and software monitoring, but they offer full redundancy and a variety of hosting options for your specific needs and they are backed by IBM.

Pros

It is browser based. No need to install software on users' computers. Fully integrated accounting and project management software. Easy to navigate. Clean easy on the eye screens. Our system is a true cloud based system that is secure and scalable to grow with our business. Always on the leading edge of technology providing us as the end-users with great experiences.

Cons

There isn't anything I really dislike about the product. There isn't one thing I would change about the system. It continually is improved with each enchancement and/or fix.

 
 

Jeffrey from Parsons Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Complete ERP for Construction Companies

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Value for Money

It meets or exceeds all our needs for managing construction projects and providing financial data.

Pros

Flexibility and configurability. The payroll module is awesome, a must for a union contractor who works in multiple states. Great job cost module for managing construction projects. Tech support is first class.

Cons

Purchasing module could be improved on. The interface could be made more user friendly for non accounting type personnel.

 
 

Luther from IveyMechanical Company
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC

February 2015

February 2015

Computer Guidance eCMS

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Likes Best

The product is web-based and can be accessed from any machine with an internet connection through an encrypted VPN back to our servers. The product is fully integrated and maintains a great amount of detail on transactions so we can follow everything that goes on within the system as well as the fact that it runs on a very reliable backend platform.

Likes Least

I dislike the length of time it takes to get to a complete resolution on issues that are found in the software. This has gotten better over the years, but still needs some attention.

Recommendations

Take a hard look at how the applications work in relationship to your business. It is so flexible in many parts of the system. You need to make sure it is configured to meet your needs as a company. If it's not done right the first time, it could be painful going back and changing the way the system operates.

 
 
 
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Kathy from BRB Contractors Inc
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Our company has been a user of the eCMS for many years and have a good working relationship with CGC

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By becoming a "hosted" customer we've been able to save many dollars by not having our accounting staff maintain an in-house iSeries.

Pros

The software is very user friendly. We also like that it is cloud based. The support staff of CGC is very knowledgeable, patient, and quick to respond to customer issues.

Cons

The ever changing functionality of the software sometimes is overwhelming, but we'd have those issues with any software.

Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from Parsons Electric
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Implemented the software in 1996 and have grown with it ever since

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Complete financial and job management system. Very scalable to meet our growth.

Pros

Configurable to meet many different needs. It has the best payroll module I can imagine. It is very easy to extract data for reporting. It is specially tailored for the construction business in both accounting and job cost. It runs on an IBM iseries and thus is virus proof.

Cons

Inventory module is not very robust. Software updates are complex and require the vendors support to install them.

Source: Capterra
 

Mark from TN WARD COMPANY
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Best Value ERP integrating operations and accounting

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Our company reviewed every best in class software package before deciding on eCMS by Computer Guidance Corp. Integration in one product across departments was a very important part of our decision. We went from living in 3 different software platforms in addition to all the excel spreadsheets to just one package doing the same work. Access to data across departments increased alleviating the need for review and reconciliation steps for many processes. After 4 years live on the system i would still go back and make the same decision again. There is always a new product to market that may do something a little better but from an overall value standpoint eCMS has not let us down.

Pros


Full integration between operations and change management to accounting/financial reporting. Value compared to competition that required substantial money and customization just to get going. Robust functionality across Operations, Human Resources, Payroll, Accounting right out the box. Custom Form editing logical and easy. Custom report writing through IBM Cognos is valuable and logical way to analyze data across the ERP. Support for critical items is addressed with the appropriate level of urgency. Ownership at JDM has exhibited a commitment to innovation and development as they bring in features from their other AEC vertical products. we have seen features come online in the few years that they have owned the company which addressed our desire for updates and improvements.

Cons

Customization/Support at times can have lengthy lead times when not critical to daily operations. Based on IBM iSeries so IT staff used to a Windows only environment have some training to do. (we have gone to their cloud based SAAS model to alleviate these concerns)

Source: Capterra