ComputerEase Construction Software


 

ComputerEase was founded in 1983. Since then, the vendor has built a large customer base of over 6,000 contractors. It offers a fully integrated construction management suite with accounting, project management and service management applications.

ComputerEase is fully featured with plenty of construction-specific accounting and project management features. For example, it offers job costing, materials management, equipment tracking and prevailing wage reports in their accounting system.

The project management application has punch list, LEED tracking, document control and equipment and resource management capabilities.

ComputerEase recently released a mobile system for tablet devices called FieldEase. This allows contractors to automate many field processes that previously had to be tracked using pen and paper.

ComputerEase can be used by nearly any type of contractor from, earthwork to mechanical to plumbing. It is suitable for midsized companies doing between $1 and $100 million in annual revenue.

 

ComputerEase - Job center
 
  • ComputerEase - Job center
    Job center
  • ComputerEase - Schedule
    Schedule
  • ComputerEase - Correspondence log
    Correspondence log
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Elizabeth from Langlas & Associates
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Does the basics, but is clunky to use and has terrible presentation.

Ease-of-use

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It seemed to have worked well for our company when we were a small GC, but now that we have grown to +$100M annually with multiple offices, it is struggling to meet the needs of the project managers.

Pros

Does the basics of what a small construction company would need. Is flexible in certain ways, like setting up job cost codes. Prints to AIA billing forms.

Cons

Costumer support is terrible. Templates are sloppy and unprofessional and clunky to use, so all need to be recreated by the company using them. Answer to one of my questions about generation of a purchase agreement was "there is a glitch in the system that requires text in a form field to generate the document" The text in that form field does not carry through to the PA itself... so we just need to type "x" and it will work. Report read outs look like they are from the 1980's.

 
 

Michale from Boulanger's Plumbing & Heating, Inc
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Do not Purchase

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Do more research and find a user friendly program

Cons

Features that are included in the system do not work, some examples
The feature that allows you to edit a posted invoice does not work
In payroll in the sick time accruals there is an item maximum hours per year, you can enter a number but it does not warn you if they go over.
The ability to enter a general enter with the date in a different period, you should be warned of the date difference.
You should be able to edit a general entry once it is posted if there is an error, rather than having to reverse and re enter.
I have found that if you make a suggestion to programming they will be happy to correct it if you would like to pay but are slow to correct errors otherwise. I am sure once you pay for it they will be happy to include it in the up date.
There are are other examples that I have not included

 
 

Pete from P.B. Sullivan Const., Inc.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

President

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Value for Money

We are exploring software options that are more aligned with our growth that support Heavy Equipment in all aspects.

Pros

Integration with our estimating software and ease of use. Has capabilities for some operations within our organization that don't hinder growth or expansion.

Cons

Without advancements, equipment costing is not robust enough for us to continue the use of this software and Computerease does not appear to putting effort into building this module. In fact they have renamed it "Fleet and Assets". We would like for it to be an equipment management solution for our business, Heavy Construction, not geared towards vans or pickups for performing service work.

 
 

Krystal from Bazen Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Not a Relational Database

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

ComputerEase seems to be one of the less expensive software options out there while still offering many optional features. There are multiple pre-built reports to see profitability, etc. We have not had any system "crashes".

Cons

ComputerEase is not a relational database - which if you are used to a relation database, the process of looking up or entering information will require more steps. The service module is a bit weak despite an upgrade in Spring 2017 (dispatch board lacking features, unable to easily view a work ticket once it has been completed, not easy to link to AP, time keeping app unable to view submitted entries without additionally logging into the online portal). The customer technical support is handled by a third party company that is divided into regions. The regional team supporting us seems short staffed at times.

 
 

Laura from Diamond Constructors
Specialty: Paving
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Ah-ma-zing

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Value for Money

I have been using this software since 2000. It is amazing. I've also used Quickbooks, Sage, Peachtree. They all have nothing on ComputerEase. I'm trying to convince my new employer to take a look at it as I know it will work for him way better than Quickbooks. Change is scary sometimes. ComputerEase may look intimidating in the beginning, but give yourself time to get to know it and you'll never stray.

Pros

Payroll, Project Management, Inventory - all of it. Of all the accounting programs I've tried, this one is the one I will stick with.

Cons

Nothing yet. Sometimes it can be a little difficult for people within your company to accept change, but it's not hard to use.

 
 

Kristin from Kondakor Excavation
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Good software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

This software has a pretty easy to use the system. You can keep track of all your projects. Good for general contractors or subs.

Cons

This software like any other has the training required in order to use effectively and efficiently. No complaints.

 
 

Kayla from Titans Electrical Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Computer Ease is a great software!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

I like the fact that we can job track every penny of the job we are working on and we can track the hours as well.

Cons

At this time there are not any cons to this software that I can think of. My experience so far has been great!

 
 

Stacy from Lochridge-Priest, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great software choice!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

ComputerEase is extremely flexible and can be built to run just about any type of business. We use it for construction, engineering, controls and manufacturing. It is extremely trustworthy and will produce exactly what is needed. From both the job management and cost accounting, ComputerEase has proved to be exactly what we needed. I have no regrets moving to this software.

Cons

Virtually none. The only feature I would like to be added would be to be able to tell who performed certain actions, an audit trail.

 
 

Amy from Free Contracting, Inc
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great Product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

This product gives you several ways to set up and track work items. Some jobs you want more detail and others not so much. You choose by job what info you want to track. It is great for small companies as you don't have to use all the features to get the info you want. You choose which modules you want and only pay for those and not others you don't need.

Pros

Practice company makes it easy to see if a journal entry etc. affects accounts as you thought it would do without changing anything in the live company.

 
 

Beth from Challenger Companies, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great Construction Software - Lacking HR component however

Ease-of-use

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

This software would be complete if it contained the HRIS component.

Pros

Job set up, tracking, tax reports, AP & AR systems ease of use, GL accounting system, contract/subcontract/p.o. templates and ease of payroll.

Cons

Lacking the HRIS component - Had to purchase a separate HRIS (Human Resource Information System) through BambooHR that our employees could log into to track their time off, for benefit enrollment and tracking and for supervisors/foreman to perform performance evaluations and post job openings.

 
 

Thomas from Brandon Development Enterprises, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Very mature software product!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We have been on this system for about 7 years or more now and are VERY happy with it.

Pros

This is TRULY a fully integrated product that combines Project Management, Submittals, Accounting and Change Orders. Very user friendly with a very well thought out Graphical User Interface. My wife and I are both Engineers with my wife being a Master Degreed Software Engineer. We studied many products and settled on Computerease. We are extremely happy with our decision and I believe the product is very scaleable and will meet all of our demands as our company grows.

Cons

Scheduling tool is weak. We just use MS Project instead. The product does offer a scheduling module but it is not robust. Also, certain fields are limited to 10 characters which is very cumbersome when naming job names and customer names.

 
 

LouAnne from Brandon Development
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Ease of Use!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Computer Ease helps me keep track of the many facets of our construction company.
The customer support is fantastic and very timely with their help.

 
 

Martha from Bearing Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Simple and Affordable

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

The ease of the process from purchasing to setup to use. This software offers a solution to having all your information in one place. From HR to Accounting this is the easiest way to keep track of your business. The variety of reports allows you to produce information to meet preferred formats for coworkers. Customer support responds in a timely, courteous fashion and always works with you to resolve any issues or suggestions to assist your company to be the best it can be. The continual updates to the software insure that your information remains current for the industry to allow you to focus on growing your business. Call and talk to someone about how ComputerEase can make things simple for you, you will not be disappointed.

Cons

The only thing I can say is a "con" to this software was getting the Project Managers to stop using multiple programs and start using ComputerEase. Once they saw how easy it was to use and the information that was available to them, they were on board with the software.

 
 

Christina from Redrocks Community College
Specialty: Government - state & local
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Very nice

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Had to train for a week but once I started it was fine

Pros

easy to use

Cons

nione

Advice to Others

read befoe
you start

 
 

Daniel from Corsentino Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great Product especially for the price

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Great integration and functionality. From bidding to billing and everything in between this program has it all. It has a lot of features and modules that can be customized for each trade in the industry.

Pros

Takes care of everything in construction.

Cons

It can be a little overwhelming at first but once you figure it out it's a great system.

Advice to Others

Don't look any further

 
 

Margaret from D'Amico Plumbing & Heating
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Do not use this software if you can avoid it!

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Value for Money

It's format is still DOS - like in the late 80's before we all switched to the windows format. All this software did was remove the use of the F1-10 keys and replace it with a double click. It shuts our printer down and locks it into an internal loop at which point we have to turn off the computer and the printer, wait - repower everything and try again. Ever so often it decides to print the payroll checks backwards and other inconvient things like that. I suppose it is better than no software and is also cheaper than the better written programs for this industry. I guess you get what you pay for.

  Response: Zach, ComputerEase

Date: February 2017

February 2017

 

We’re sorry you’ve been experiencing problems, Margaret. As for the problems you’ve been experiencing, they certainly sound unique. It appears to be a problem with the printer rather than your software. Either way, we are always eager to help in any way we can. Let’s get in touch and see if we can figure out what’s causing that issue.

We have to disagree with the assessment that our system is still in DOS format. We haven’t used anything close to DOS in decades. In fact, in the last couple of years we released a complete overhaul of our system’s user interface, adding custom workflow functionality with a lean, modern design. If you’d like, we can get together to show you some of the newer features. Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do for you.

 
 

Zachary from Fortified Funding
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

ComputerEase

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Really enjoyed using this product. Would use again

Pros

Very easy to use and understand.

Cons

Overly simple at times

Advice to Others

Definitely purchase

 
 

martrina from Rhyte time.
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Worth the money

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Has been a godsend since I've started using it! Co-workers and Myself have enjoyed it's. Functionality.

Pros

Everything

Cons

Nothing

 
 

Wendi from Hifive Development Services
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Computerease Construction Accounting Software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Produce it great for general contractors and specialty contractors.

Pros

Software is easy to set up and use. Great job cost functionality and report writing using the Q Tool

Cons

No real apps for Iphone or Ipad.

 
 

Michale from Boulanger's Plumbing & Heating, Inc
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Just getting started

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

So far the software seems to do the job. Trainer is good, need more training time and it should be included

Pros

Like that it is integrated with field service

Cons

Do not include enough training time and you have to pay for additional time, for the price it should be included, a least a significant portion

Advice to Others

Get more training time and tree to negotiate a smaller fee

 
 
 
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Toby from Walter Hill Plumbing, Inc.

December 2016

December 2016

Be Careful

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Demo is not representative of full product. After purchase during setup we realized the application would not live up to the sales pitch. We did not complete the setup or receive the full product. Support was abysmal. Computer Ease says - No refund. Fine print says Computer Ease not responsible for claims made by sales representatives.

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Paul from ECI

November 2014

November 2014

Good Product/Bad Service

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Usability
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The program is great at Job Cost, and your standard accounting functions, AR, AP, AIA Billing, Payroll, Davis Bacon Wages, and the Service Management is decent also. Its very flexible and if you did something one way and you dont like the results, you can change it without having to reinvent the wheel. The document management center could probably be a little more robust, but the biggest issue I have with the program is the super high maintenance fees, and when you have a problem you have to call and leave a message, and wait at your desk until they call back, which could be 30 minutes or a couple of hours. It appears to me that they use the Annual Maintenance and Update Fees as a major profit center for the company. If you dont want the New Updates, but only want the new tax changes then good luck trying to get any help with any issues

Source: Capterra