Industry Specific Software - Construction Manager

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

Industry Specific Software - Construction Manager
800-735-6176
www.iss-software.com

2011 Overall Rating 4.25

Best Fit

Well-suited for small to mid-sized construction companies, Construction Manager contains solid financial capability along with an excellent array of job management features.

Strengths

  • Cost Management module maintains job leads, tracks all types of client contact & maintains detailed history on all clients
  • Historical estimating option pulls detail from previous jobs to create a quick job budget for a new job
  • Wide range of optional industry-specific modules
  • Contact management module pulls information into one comprehensive database
  • Job material lists can be sent directly to suppliers to help ensure more competitive pricing
  • Document Management module available

Potential Limitations

  • No SaaS option (but remote access is available via third party, i.e. PC Anywhere, gotomypc.com, etc.)
  • Product does not offer dashboards
  • Lack of mobile tools for field techs to utilize

Executive Summary & Pricing

Construction Manager is an excellent product for small to mid-sized contractors, offering solid job cost accounting, subcontractor management and change order capability. Affordably priced at $945 for a single-user system to $5,795 for a network version of the product, ISS also offers Construction Manager on a leasing option with costs ranging from $75 to $225 a month.

Product Delivery Methods

_x_ On-Premises

___ SaaS

___ Hosted by Vendor

 

BASIC SYSEM FUNCTIONS - 4.25

CORE ACCOUNTING CAPABILITIES - 4.5

CONSTRUCTION/CONTRACTOR SPECIFIC FEATURES - 4.5

REPORTING & MANAGEMENT TOOLS - 4

INTEGRATION/IMPORT/EXPORT - 4.5

HELP/SUPPORT - 4.25

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