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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Mark from PPI Engineering & Construction Services, LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Overall, very pleased to be using CE as our accounting software solution.

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Value for Money

I had researched and implemented CE many years ago, when I was working in the commercial construction industry. When my current company (an industrial construction company) had the opportunity to use a different accounting solution, I recommended CE. I was very glad we made the switch and the recommendation was taken.

Pros

Very intuitive interface. Workflows are great for frequent operations. Good module interface between modules. Relatively easy to train others to use.

Cons

Some inflexibility when comes to the equipment module. Does not let us easily input our equipment use the way we use equipment. Would like equipment functionality in FieldEase.

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Randy from USC, INC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Good program Good Support

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Value for Money

I like the software however it would be better if there was a way to delete instead of just making accounts inactive.

Pros

I like the search features, the maintenance features and all the reports that are available. I also enjoy the customer support that is available.

Cons

I think it is too industry specific, and the accounting features could be more user friendly. Also a feature allowing the reprint of a paystub on plain paper would be handy

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Heidi from Artisan Renovation & Design
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Valuable

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

This software had made our construction business much more profitable because we have the tools to review all aspects of our building process.

Cons

Takes time to learn all the ins and outs of a new software program. Because it can do so much it takes a while to learn.

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Richard from Sure Shot Drilling LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Its saving us ten times the cost

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Value for Money

Its a great program

Pros

Great customer support. They walk you through every step with the thirty hours of free training. It has made our job tracking and costing a breeze. The payroll option is saving us more than the cost of ComputerEase alone.

Cons

I wish it had a better invoice option. I need it to generate an invoice the way that we had prior and it can't.

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Shannon from Louisville Paving
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Decent product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

This product allows you to house and report on a lot of important information pertaining to payroll and human resources.

Cons

It can be difficult to find the information you are looking for. Would be nice to have a tutorial or manual housed in the product.

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Priscilla from The BG Group, LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

We use it primarily because we job cost 95% of our employees.

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Value for Money

Pros

Easy for job costing our employees. Great customer service. Really easy for certified payroll because we can pay more than one pay rate per check.

Cons

I don't like having to save the payroll Register and check stubs on my desktop each payroll.
I would rather have the ability to pull them up on the CE system at all times.

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Dennis from Bailey-Harris Construction Co., Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Straightforward

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

the product is windows based and is easy to navigate around in. The price is very reasonable. The product design allows for flexibility when customizing it around ones organization.

Cons

While easily navigable and flexible, there are some advanced project management functions that computerEase doesn't easily allow, if at all.

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Allen from Design Builders, Ltd
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

ComputerEase is a great construction software to build on.

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Value for Money

ComputerEase is a robust system with a lot of flexibility, great tools and reports, and a reliable platform to run a construction company on.

Pros

The respective Centers allow a central place to go and get great information and allow easy navigation to reports and other job/maintenance functions. ComputerEase allows a lot of flexibility so it can be set up to best meet your needs. They have many modules, including standard GL, A/P, A/R, Payroll and Job Costing, but also CRM, Service Management, Document Management, Subcontract, FieldEase, etc. These options allow you to pick and choose what modules best work for you and your needs thus saving money by not having to pay for something you won't use. Training and resources through our reseller, Microvisions, has been fantastic. They are very knowledgeable about ComputerEase and have excellent representatives and quick response times. Microvisions also has Webinars to introduce additional features/modules available with ComputerEase which help identify best practices and applications to get the most from the software. QTools is a feature that allows you to easily export reports to Excel where they can be filtered, sorted, etc. to get the information faster and summarized versus searching through the reports direct from ComputerEase.

Cons

There is so much there to learn and what ComputerEase can do, it can be overwhelming. This is overcome with experience and training, but it can be daunting at first.

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Beverly from Southern Pipeline Construction Co.
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Excellent Product, More than excellent support, excellent accountability and tracking.

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Value for Money

Pros

The "transparency" of the data; the ability to have "drill-down" reports for the data displayed. Great "paper trails" to help analyze and understand just exactly where the data came from that is used in the reports. There are no limits to this software. The only limits on this product will be from the end user, not the product. Also, if you require a custom report the good people at ComputerEase can create it for you. ComputerEase support is unequaled; it is provided with a simple phone call or through the software itself with a direct link to their Customer Corner where you can go online and research yourself or request support.

Cons

I have been using this product since 2008; I do not have any "cons". As I've stated above the only limit will be on the inability of the user to know what they want and why/how to get it.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

Ease-of-use

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Product Quality

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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

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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!

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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.

 
 
 
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Susan from Grabill Plumbing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Very thorough software

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Customer Support

Value for Money

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Value
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Accounting information

Pros

All of the operations of the company is available through this software. Once you learn the system, it is easier to use.

Cons

System has a lot to offer, you just have to know how to get the information. Would like to have GPS capabilities via their payroll system (Field Ease).

Review Source: Capterra
 

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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: ComputerEase, ComputerEase

Date: January 2017

January 2017

 

Toby, we understand you are frustrated and we are here to help you anyway we can. The timing on Walter Hill¿s purchase of ComputerEase was clearly difficult for your company, and we can see how the high turnover at your company at the same time a new software program was being implemented would be frustrating to you. Our main contact at Walter Hill Plumbing left the company before the implementation process started, which certainly didn¿t help. We¿d still be more than happy to help you clear up the confusion and get up and running if things have settled down.

We do offer refunds on a case-by-case basis. In this case, our records indicate that while you still have the software, we never received full payment. If you¿d like to reopen the issue with us, we¿d be happy to.

Finally, we don't see where our fine print says `ComputerEase not responsible for claims made by sales representatives.¿ We take our integrity very seriously, so please tell us what section gave you that idea.

 

Paul from ECI

November 2014

November 2014

Good Product/Bad Service

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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

Review Source: Capterra