eTEK also offers a solid selection of financial modules which includes Cash Management, Purchasing, and Inventory. All system transactions are tracked in eTEK, providing users with solid audit trail functionality. Multi-level security is available with both menu and function level security available.
Construction/Contractor-Specific Features - 4.5 Stars
eTEK's flexibility continues with its job cost functions, giving users the option to create estimates at any level of the job. Another terrific feature is the Estimates to Complete function, which allows project managers and supervisors the ability to review job costs at any phase of the job, providing good management and good cost controls. Users can enter estimates in a variety of categories including job materials, and employee/contractor labor and overtime hours, if applicable.
Each job entered into the system has a complete master file where all project and cost detail and be reviewed. Users can enter project change orders with all changes automatically tracked. Customer tracking capability allows users to track all levels of customer activity including all a detailed transaction history, payment detail and average discounts, if any. Users can also easily compare actual costs against estimates, with drill-down capability available throughout eTEK.
All AIA billing information is easily tracked, with users able to search for AIA billings based on a variety of criteria. Like customer tracking, a detailed vendor history is easily available including order history and payment terms. eTEK's payroll module tracks employee information such as salary history and tax deductions, and other deductions as needed.
The Inventory module allows users to define inventory products to suit user business type, and users can define minimum/maximum inventory levels for better inventory management. Non-inventory items can also be setup and billed as needed, and multiple inventory location tracking is available. The Purchasing module offers complete integration with the job cost module, and extensive drill-down capability allows users to access complete supplier information down to the originating document. The Equipment Management module allows users to track equipment usage against specific projects and jobs. Equipment serial numbers can also be entered into the system, while users can also attach equipment images and detailed notes as needed.
Reporting & Management Tools - 4.5 Stars
eTEK offers users a good selection of standard reports which includes the comprehensive Estimates Report, which provides users with a recap of all estimated labor, materials and equipment costs by job. The Job Cost Report offers an in-depth view of each job, and Work-In-Progress reports provide an excellent picture of where each job is and the required amount needed to complete. All reports are professional in appearance, and the report wizard offers users excellent report customization capabilities.
AIA compliant invoicing is available in eTEK, and templates can be created in various modules throughout eTEK. All eTEK reports are easily exported using a variety of formats including PDF, XPS, Excel, Word or Text or emailed to recipients directly from the print screen. Remote access is available using eTEK's SaaS option.
Integration/Import/Export - 5 Stars
All eTEK modules integrate seamlessly, providing users with a comprehensive financial product. Excellent integration with Microsoft Office products increased software effective and provides a seamless link for better reporting. eTEK also allows easy importing of data from third-party estimating programs.
Help/Support - 5 Stars
eTEK contains solid Help functionality within the product. Users videos are also available to guide new users through the product. Various support agreements are also available, with support costs generally running about 20 percent of the software costs. eTEK also provides all users with a private FTP site, where they can access and download system updates and enhancements as needed, as well as access FAQ's and other information as needed.