Amber-JCS

RATING:

5.0

(4)
Overview

About Amber-JCS

UK Job Costing software for SME Surveyors and consulting engineers. The Core modules are timesheets, expenses, purchases, invoicing and reporting. Enter your timesheets and expenses against a job and job task (E.g. Job '1001' for Job Task 'Drawings'). At say the month-end, generate a draft sales invoice for that job. All new timesheets are tagged to the new draft invoice. Overwrite the calculated fee (based on hours x fee rates) with a fixed fee as required, allocate the next invoice number to seal the invoice, and send the invoice. The sending of the invoice is just a few clicks, where an Outlook email pops up with a template message and a pdf invoice attachment, ready for you to click the Outlook Send. The final part of the core system is reporting. The job and sta...

Amber-JCS Pricing

Monthly Subscription, covering license and support. One-off Indefinite License is an alternative option.

Starting price: 

£10.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Amber-JCS Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for Amber-JCS

4 Reviews

Sarah

Civil Engineering, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed September 2018

PFA Consulting Ltd - Review on Amber-JCS

For us, the ease of invoicing and reporting has made our job costing procedures work more efficiently and transparently.

PROS

This job costing software was a massive improvement on what we were using before. It allows time sheets to be input directly by staff which gives us up to date information on costings. We have better transparency of our figures and the vast number of reports available enables us to analyse our figures very easily and accurately. It works with Sage perfectly.

CONS

You have to remember that it is an Access database and it will only do what you generate it to do. Previously we used an accounting package so it took some getting use to.

Louise

Building Materials, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2018

Brilliant product

There is still probably features we don't use as yet, but overall it has saved a lot of time in collating hours staff spend on each job, the system gathers this for you, so it saves time when wages are being done. we have also moved away from paper job cards and use Amber - JCS which is brilliant and very easy to use. Jobs can be easily searched for and all the information regarding that job found easily on the system. The Support we receive is fantastic.

PROS

Saves a lot of time no need for lots of paper for time sheets or jobs easy to find job cards and lots of information regarding that specific job easy to use, all our staff are using it. Brilliant for recording hours and over time

CONS

nothing really, we have found it all very beneficial to the business.

Jo

Management Consulting, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed September 2018

Amber-JCS's review

PROS

easy to use once you get used to it; very reasonably priced

CONS

not great front end - quit difficult to navigate round.

Melanie

Construction, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2018

Time recording and invoicing made easy

As a Surveying firm, Amber-JCS is the perfect software for us, it enables us to record time and invoice our clients in a precise and expedient manner.

PROS

Time recording is extremely easy to do and easy for new staff to pick up. Invoicing is able to cover certain periods and you are able to add sub contractors invoices easily.

CONS

Creating credit notes is confusing and not an easy task to get your head around.