About Amber-JCS

UK Job Costing software for small to medium-sized project-based companies in the construction sector ( such as surveyors, consulting engineers, architects and building contractors) and workshops.

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 me...


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4 Reviews of Amber-JCS

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September 2018

Sarah from PFA Consulting Ltd

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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.

September 2018

Louise from A.S. Fabrication Ltd

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Building Materials

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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.

September 2018

Jo from Bourton Group LLP

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Management Consulting

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

2.0

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.

September 2018

Melanie from Ten 1 Surveyors

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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.