Clearview InFocus Software


Clearview InFocus is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps midsize AE firms manage project lifecycle that includes sales, PM, data analysis and invoicing. Key features include business intelligence, project management, CRM, automated billing process and real-time accounting.

InFocus provides users access to all modules for a one time fee. Its feature set includes real-time accounting, project and resource planning with Gantt controls, a customizable dashboard, time and expense tracking, AR and customer management. InFocus utilizes the Report Definition Language by Microsoft to offer reporting control, as well as wizards that can be pieced together in a variety of configurations. The solution also helps users to transfer their data from applications like SEMA4, Advantage, FMS and QuickBooks.

InFocus offers services on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via phone, email, online tutorials and self-guided courses.

All the Functionality
All the Functionality

All the Functionality

Clearview Software Offers

Clearview Software Offers

Easy PM

Easy PM

Fast Billing

Fast Billing

Full-Featured

Full-Featured

Fully Integrated

Fully Integrated

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10



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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

Simple and Spartan

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Gets the job done, simple enough table input method for users. Simple layout

Cons

Difficult to search and identify clients and codes. From a user (non-administrative) perspective, it can be difficult to create a summary or identify things over time without scrolling back through dates and submissions

Review Source: Capterra

Michael from GSG Architecture Inc

Industry:  Architectural

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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July 2018

Masterful project accounting suite

It is a little slow to get started, but the control and functions are well worth the time investment.

Pros

Although there is a steep learning curve for portions of the software, it offers extensive customization. If there is something that you want it to do then it can probably be achieved with some knowledge of SQL or Powershell. All modules are included, which when you consider this the pricing is very competitive

Cons

It does not include payroll; however, I usually prefer to have payroll separate anyways, as the functionality of payroll from a dedicated software is usually much better.

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Tracy from Baer & Associates, LLC

Industry:  Management Consulting

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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May 2018

Clearview Infocus Review

Pros

This product has many bells and whistles. The integration between the opportunity (marketing) through proposal to accounting is pretty good.

Cons

This product is on the complicated side & not exactly user friendly. You also have to pay for training with them. There are some unique features to this program that if you don't know them, you can get lost or frustrated. There is not a good user's manual but there are some tutorials for various modules that are pretty good and customer service does get back to you in a timely manner for questions.

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Leora from Chazaq

Industry:  Non-Profit

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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April 2018

Project Management Portion

Pros

-Very organized and easy to manage
-Very simple
-I like the way your able to group products
- I like the charts!
-Not so expensive

Cons

The look is what throws me off most its way too simple. For the 21st century I believe that they could have done a better job.

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April 2018

Tool based on offering an integrated system for any requirement of an organization, generally used i

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A product focused on the continuous improvement of organizations, software development allows you better control and integration of all resources.

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I feel very happy when using clearview in focus, I do not have any negative comments at this time. Congratulations to the software

Review Source: Capterra

Gregg from OMNNI Associates, Inc.

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February 2018

Great SAAS accounting solution for an ACEC firm

All accounting software and data is offsite, no servers or data to worry about locally! :)

Pros

* No need to keep software on servers on site. Everything is in the cloud.
* Local client install.
* Easy to use trouble ticket system when there is an issue.
* Since it is cloud based, it is always up to date.

Cons

* Occasional data slow downs which we have no control over because the software is running on Clearview's servers.
* The Microsoft ClickOnce technology used for the local client requires web browser ClickOnce integration which is built into Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers, but doesn't always work well with edge. You can get a ClickOnce plugin for Google Chrome, but it's not a transparent "click the icon on the desktop" scenario there either.
* No hosted SMTP server. If you want to send email, you'll have to utilize your own SMTP server, at an additional cost and there is also a charge if you want Clearview to help you set it up. This is my only real "gripe" about the service. It should come with it's own email capability for the cost and to truly be a service.
* I think it is a great Software As A Service overall, but you should know about the weaknesses going in.

Review Source: Capterra

Tracy from Baer & Associates, LLC

Industry:  Other Services

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2017

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Good Product, Wonderful Support

Pros

Wonderful Customer Service/Support, can call them anytime to find or create reports or add features to the program.

Cons

Navigation can be cumbersome and time consuming. So many bells and whistles that it is almost too many.

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Shelley from Laguarda Low Architects

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June 2017

While the software is fine the implementation and customer service was terrible & well below average

Pros

The ability to make changes easily. Because of our terrible experience I do not have a lot of "Pro" comments to provide.

Cons

Dealing with customer service and conversion teams. It was a terrible experience. When we purchased this software we were told many things that were not true and did not happen as promised and because of that it took over a year for the conversion to be complete. This ended up costing us much more than proposed and the conversion was still not what we had initially asked for. I would not recommend working with this company.

Review Source: Capterra

Tonya from Bramhall Engineering & Surveying Co.

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May 2017

Great Software. We don't use all of the functions, but the ones that we do use are great.

Pros

I loved that we were able to transfer roughly 18 years of data over to this software. That was one of the main reasons we switched to this software.

Cons

There are a lot of functions that we do not use in the software, but I understand how important they would be for larger firms. It would be nice to have a scaled down version of this software for smaller firms.

Review Source: Capterra

Madeline from ARIUM AE

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May 2017

I find the program difficult to maneuver when trying to set up projects and invoice

Pros

I like that each PM has the means to review and prepare their own invoice. I would like to know more on how to set up a template style that can be imported for each project and then alter from there.

Cons

I wish it were easier to move time tickets around. It takes many clicks to get to move a time ticket to where it needs to be when entered in the wrong location. I wish uploading documents was easier and that I did not have to put on my desk top to move. To edit fees you need to be in one place, to add tasks you need to be in another. The program is not intuitive.

Review Source: Capterra

stefanie from arium ae

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May 2017

Not user friendly. Every day I dread having to use this product for time and invoices.

Pros

This program is only beneficial to our bookkeeper. People actually imputing there time find it difficult to use and time consuming.

Cons

This software is very difficult to navigate. It is not easy to use or understand. You need to complete multiple steps in order to get the result needed.

Review Source: Capterra

Kevin from Arium AE

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May 2017

Seems to be pretty straight forward.

Pros

Organization is pretty good. Interface is fairly straight forward. Design of programming works well and is easy to follow.

Cons

Features of input seems to change at times. Seems to be other characteristics of the software that are unknown to me.

Review Source: Capterra

Cindy from Arium AE, LLC

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May 2017

Not entirely intuitive, but once you get the hang of the software, it's fine to use.

Pros

Very easy to do an expense report, and once you get used to the program it's fine to use and you can enter your time quickly.

Cons

You have to use internet explorer to use the program, and there are a lot of strange keyboard commands that are not intuitive. If you don't know the quick key commands, there end up being more steps than necessary to log your time.

Review Source: Capterra

Don from Arium AE LLC

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May 2017

Very Easy to use compared to other time sheet systems.

Pros

The ability to document as much as possible...adding documents..no character limit for comments. also the ability to copy and paste existing information

Cons

Sometimes information is lost if more than one person accesses the time sheet. Also the ability to have more than one time sheet open at the same time and different information showing up on each.

Review Source: Capterra

Lauren from Arium AE

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May 2017

I feel that some items in the program can be more intuitive and easier to use. It gets the job done.

Pros

The layout is nice. I like the list format. The overall calculation of time works well. It is nice that you can copy recent items to a new time sheet.

Cons

It is not very user friendly. If you don't know the "shortcut" commands, it can be very time consuming to do anything. Scrolling through long drop down menus is annoying.

Review Source: Capterra

Scott from Arium AE

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May 2017

Great customer Support, would like more data on features

Pros

Online, web based in the cloud. Dashboard is pretty easy to use, very visual. Need a better way to customize dashboard.

Cons

Need mac version. Need a better way to customize dashboard. Would like to be able to send help tickets direct from software.

Review Source: Capterra

April from Arium AE

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May 2017

Software is good but could be better

Pros

Comment section under time tracking provides us the ability to accurately account for the time we spend for each client project.

Cons

I find the interface of typing in job codes to record time user UN-friendly. It is difficult to type in a job code without getting some type of error- especially if you are unsure of how many tiers or sub-categories there are.

Review Source: Capterra

Alexa from The ELM Group

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April 2017

Not terrible

The system was a step up from our previous software (Wind-2). However, it was not as user friendly as I would have liked and it lacked the ability to completely customize and build reports and client invoices. It was a good value for money in the sense that it did offer a great deal but it left me wanting more.

Review Source: Capterra

Bill from O'Sullivan Architects, Inc.

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March 2017

Clearview Feedback

When entering data into fields, the system doesn't always accept partial entry and autofill the choice(s) of module, i.e. Vendor name, if you don't use full name in search box, it generates an error "Vendor Not Found" and clears the entry box vs. leaving it as you entered and allowing you to edit to save time

Review Source: Capterra

Emily from Stillwater Energy LLC

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March 2017

A software that fits our need

Even though, Stillwater Energy is a small company, we are an energy consulting firm, InFocus provides us a very good tool to keep track timesheet by projects, for managers to do project planning. Even better is whenever encounter a problem using the program, either get on the Help Center to browse articles or videos or open a ticket , we can always get our problems resolved almost instantly.

Review Source: Capterra

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