Computer Guideance Corporation develops an award-winning financial and project management system for contractors. Their core system, eCMS, has been recognized as the "Hottest Product" three years in a row by Construction Executive Magazine. They have a customer base of 600 companies, many are among the ENR Top 400 and Top 50 lists.
eCMS is a construction management system that offers scheduling, project management, service management, and accounting. All four applications are fully-loaded with 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. It can be deployed on-premise (i.e installed at your office), or over the web as a Software as a Service (SaaS) system.
Luther from IveyMechanical Company
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.
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.
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.