Management Information Control Systems (MICS) - Builder Information System (BIS)

Article originally appeared in the July 2011 edition of CPA Practice Advisor

Management Information Control Systems (MICS) - Builder Information System (BIS)
800-838-6427
www.bissoftware.com

2011 Overall Rating 4.75

Best Fit:

All editions offer construction and contracting businesses a fully integrated modular system that is suitable for businesses small and large.

Strengths:

  • Scalable with four editions
  • Remote access capability a plus for Enterprise edition
  • My Jobs dashboard provides excellent recap of all system jobs
  • Handles multiple companies & departments
  • Strong Equipment Management functionality
  • Extensive reporting
  • Document Link & Imaging module allows for better management of paperwork associated with construction companies and provides templates for communication with vendors, employees and customers

Potential Limitations:

  • Does not offer time tracking for subcontractors
  • No native estimating functionality; data must be imported
  • Lack of dispatcher module

Executive Summary & Pricing

With four editions now available, BIS is an extremely scalable product suitable for construction companies of all sizes. Pricing for the system starts at $1,895, with actual cost dependant on Edition, user requirements and modules purchased.

Product Delivery Methods:

_X_ On-Premises

___ SaaS

___ Hosted by Vendor

 

BASIC SYSTEM FUNCTIONS - 4.75

CORE ACCOUNTING CAPABILITIES - 4.75

CONSTRUCTION/CONTRACTOR-SPECIFIC FEATURES - 4.5

REPORTING & MANAGEMENT TOOLS - 4.75

INTEGRATION/IMPORT/EXPORT - 5

HELP/SUPPORT - 4.75

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