eCMS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Fully integrated construction ERP platform

3.9/5 (10 reviews)

eCMS overview

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.

In order to help businesses with their financial management and accounting, eCMS provides features for managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, contracts, payment card processing, general ledger, cost accounting, material requisition and purchasing, and time and material billing, amongst others.

The integrated human resources (HR) application allows users to manage employees and related workflows including the capture and storage of employee data, employee self service for access to payslips, time tracking, and expense tracking. Similarly, the asset management tool can gather data on the entire asset lifecycle, the inventory catalog, maintenance issues, repairs, safety reports, and inspections, and equipment related accounting can be handled from within the app.

eCMS also provides the tools for managing customers with an in-built CRM, as well as content upload and storage, forms management for turning paper documents into electronic forms, user defined email archiving to retain historical contact, and analytics for metrics such as project costs, equipment usage, time per project, and much more.


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United States, Canada

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eCMS screenshot: Physical and electronic documents can be converted into electronic forms for online fulfillment ComputerGuidance Cloud Construction ERPeCMS screenshot: The integrated email means that contact history is available and archivedeCMS screenshot: The self service HR app allows employees to login to view schedules, pay slips, and moreeCMS screenshot: The project collaborator allows users to view project summaries and reportseCMS screenshot: The eCMS Launchpad shows actionable insights across projects

eCMS reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Mark Smith

Best Value ERP integrating operations and accounting

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-13
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Steve Pack

Satisfied user 10+ years. Robust functionality. Excellent data imaging. Good support.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-15
Review Source: Software Advice

Solid ERP system with excellent data imaging capability and customer support.

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Jeff Moryn

Implemented the software in 1996 and have grown with it ever since

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-20
Review Source: Capterra

Complete financial and job management system. Very scalable to meet our growth.

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Darlene Moore

Stable, scalable, Intuitive, fully integrated and a true cloud-based ERP system

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-08-08
Review Source: Software Advice

CGC blends the latest technologies from IBM and Microsoft to ensure a stable, yet open, SQL platform which yields the industry’s highest system uptime, most scalable, most secure and most compatible solution available. CGC’s data centers and their managed hosting services are both Sarbanes Oxley compliant and have been for years with an annual audit. The Avnet data centers are not only state-of-the-art when it comes to security, system, app and software monitoring, but they offer full redundancy and a variety of hosting options for your specific needs and they are backed by IBM.

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Kathy Laird

Our company has been a user of the eCMS for many years and have a good working relationship with CGC

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

By becoming a "hosted" customer we've been able to save many dollars by not having our accounting staff maintain an in-house iSeries.

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eCMS pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
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Please contact Computer Guidance Corporation for pricing details. The software is priced per user per app

eCMS features

Activity Dashboard
Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Project Estimating
Project Management

API (28 other apps)
Activity Tracking (36 other apps)
Bid Management (31 other apps)
Change Order Management (42 other apps)
Cost Estimating (26 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (26 other apps)
Document Storage (35 other apps)
Estimating (44 other apps)
Progress Tracking (27 other apps)
Real Time Updates (27 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (26 other apps)
Status Tracking (27 other apps)
Timesheets (27 other apps)

Additional information for eCMS

Key features of eCMS

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Construction breakdowns
  • Overrun projections
  • Change orders
  • Knowledge management
  • System engineering
  • RFI management
  • Transmittal management
  • Dispatch scheduling
  • Preliminary notices
  • Subcontractor performance
  • Permit Management
  • Warranty / service management
  • Submittal management
  • Resource management
  • Financial management
  • Data storage management
  • Project accounting
  • Project management
  • Job tracking
  • Payroll integration
  • Remote access
  • Accounting management
  • Project estimating
  • Human resource integration
  • Collaboration tools
  • Asset management
  • CRM integration
  • Business intelligence
  • Visual analytics
  • Content management
  • Email archiving
  • Email integration
  • Workflow management
  • Custom forms
  • Real time data
  • Real time monitoring
  • Contract drafting
  • Credit card processing
  • Forecasting
  • Trend analysis
  • Time & expense tracking
  • Time tracking by project
  • Labor cost reporting
  • Employee self service
  • Expense claims
  • Data synchronization
  • Lifecycle management
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Fixed asset management
  • GPS integration
  • Contact history
  • Opportunity management
  • Data import/export
  • Rules based algorithms
  • Scheduled reporting
  • Permission management
  • Version management
  • Filtered views
  • Automatic notifications
  • Forms management
  • Offline access
  • Data extraction
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Mobile integration
  • Quotation management
  • Document management
  • Activity dashboard
  • Budget control
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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.