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eCMS Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

eCMS product overview

Price starts from

10000

Per year

Per Feature

What is eCMS?

eCMS by Computer Guidance is a fully integrated cloud-based project management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform for construction companies. With a range of management tools including accounting, project costing, human resources, CRM, asset management, business intelligence, workflow management, and much more, eCMS provides an integrated suite of applications to aid commercial construction businesses with operations and financial management.

Key benefits of using eCMS

  • The business intelligence and analytics application transforms organizational, departmental, and personal data into actionable insight with self-service query and interactive reports.


  • Users can manage customer relationships with the inbuilt CRM application which provides tools for optimizing contact management, recording interactions, and storing contact information in order to aid with producing effective proposals.

  • Mobile optimization allows field construction workers to enter data on-the-go and track time per project or client. Users can submit time entry, attendance information, and generate field reports when working remotely.

  • Project collaboration tools allow teams to work together on projects with open channels of communication, data exchange, synchronized workflows, meeting minutes, submittals, and daily reports.

  • The fully-integrated format of eCMS combines over 10 different management applications to provide an end-to-end construction business management and resource planning tool.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    FAQs/Forum
    Phone Support
    Email/Help Desk
    24/7 (Live rep)
    Knowledge Base
    Chat

    Training options

    In Person
    Webinars
    Documentation
    Live Online
    Videos

    eCMS pricing information

    Value for money

    4.7

    /5

    39

    Starting from

    10000

    Per year

    Per Feature

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    eCMS features

    Functionality

    4.5

    /5

    39

    Total features

    71

    7 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Document Management
    Data Import/Export
    Subcontractor Management
    Mobile Access
    Projections
    Activity Dashboard
    Project Management
    Contractor Management

    eCMS users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.7

    /5

    39

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.15/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    28

    9

    2

    0

    0

    Pros
    I have to manage our projects through a variety of stages in order to be successful and this ERP allows me to do that with ease.
    Custom reports, Imaging, Integration with our other software. The "Favorites" shortcut tool is the best, it's a huge time saver for me.
    Their customer support is amazing. So knowledgeable, helpful and kind.
    Cons
    The program is extremely slow and frustrating. EspeciallyReports are not running properly.
    Initial set up of a new function or application can be confusing for that reason.
    Computer browser restrictions has limited some functionality over the years but is soon going away in the new anticipated release.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Success Cycle

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    eCMS Construction ERP keeps all departments informed and up-to-date on all aspects of construction from my Estimating, Field Operations, Equipment shop, Accounting, Payroll & HR. All of our Job Costing data flows back into the Estimating Department to continue the cycle of successful project bidding.

    Pros

    Cloud based Construction ERP system integrates all of my operations. All modules share the same data eliminating duplicate entries. New Interactive Data Inquiry tools make it easier to access data for all users, where they can create or modify reports and export data to spreadsheets if they wish. New Dashboards allow users to setup interactive Tiles of summarized data that can refreshed and drilled down deeper into the detail. Excellent for Project Managers and Department heads!!

    Cons

    I would say the software has come a long way and progressively more user friendly over the past 23 years. Computer browser restrictions has limited some functionality over the years but is soon going away in the new anticipated release.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    eCMS Construction ERP Review

    Reviewed 2 years ago
    Pros

    For me the best feature about the software is the Reporting. Every construction ERP that we reviewed did not have a powerful Biz Intelligence reporting writing tool. Most had in-house developed report writing software. If you needed a customized report you would have to request one from the vendor. With both Cognos and Web/Biz Intelligence were not dependent on the vendor to develop the report....

    Cons

    Would like more work done on the existing programs. For example, many of the screens still need updating. Also, would like done to some existing screens. For example, the Job Cost inquiry screen is wonderful but it is basically the same screen as it was 10 years ago. Add more information to the screen

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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    Review

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Overall, the system has been extremely beneficial to our daily reports, accounting reports and managing construction projects. Wish it was faster though.

    Pros

    Easy to navigate. Has many options for reporting and customizing reports and functions.

    Cons

    The program is extremely slow and frustrating. EspeciallyReports are not running properly. Program is extremely slow and not efficient. Some of the reports do not work properly. Wish there was a way we could view the invoices in Invoice query rather than imaging. around 3:00

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Best Value ERP integrating operations and accounting

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    Our company reviewed every best in class software package before deciding on eCMS by Computer Guidance Corp. Integration in one product across departments was a very important part of our decision. We went from living in 3 different software platforms in addition to all the excel spreadsheets to just one package doing the same work. Access to data across departments increased alleviating the need for review and reconciliation steps for many processes. After 4 years live on the system i would still go back and make the same decision again. There is always a new product to market that may do something a little better but from an overall value standpoint eCMS has not let us down.

    Pros

    Full integration between operations and change management to accounting/financial reporting. Value compared to competition that required substantial money and customization just to get going. Robust functionality across Operations, Human Resources, Payroll, Accounting right out the box. Custom Form editing logical and easy. Custom report writing through IBM Cognos is valuable and logical way to analyze data across the ERP. Support for critical items is addressed with the appropriate level of urgency. Ownership at JDM has exhibited a commitment to innovation and development as they bring in features from their other AEC vertical products. we have seen features come online in the few years that they have owned the company which addressed our desire for updates and improvements.

    Cons

    Customization/Support at times can have lengthy lead times when not critical to daily operations. Based on IBM iSeries so IT staff used to a Windows only environment have some training to do. (we have gone to their cloud based SAAS model to alleviate these concerns)

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Computer Gudiance CMS / eCMS user for over 20 years

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    Computer Guidance has worked well for us for over 20 years. They have helped us through some very difficult times including hardware failure, which never happens on the iSeries. Computer Guidance worked directly with IBM. Computer Guidance restored our data while IBM experts worked on the hardware.

    Pros

    Integration feature works very well for us, from uploading payroll to journal entries. Handles large payroll uploads as well as huge job cost journals for WIP entries by job. Easy to setup without the help of a programmer. Multiple ways of extracting data for analysis or writing reports. including: IDI, CONGOS and Business Objects. We are a union contractor and we cannot afford any downtime. eCMS is...

    Cons

    eCMS works well for us. Things that may not work the way we wanted we have developed work arounds.

    eCMS FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does eCMS offer?

    eCMS has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $10000.00/year
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of eCMS?

    eCMS has the following typical customers:
    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does eCMS support?

    eCMS supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does eCMS support mobile devices?

    eCMS supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad


    Q. Does eCMS offer an API?

    No, eCMS does not have an API available.


    Q. What level of support does eCMS offer?

    eCMS offers the following support options:
    FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, 24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base, Chat

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