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eCMS

Fully integrated construction ERP platform

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eCMS Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

eCMS product overview

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

    29

    Starting from

    $

    10000

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    Per Feature

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    eCMS features

    Functionality

    4.4

    /5

    29
    Total Features78 8 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Document Management
    Projections
    Project Management
    Subcontractor Management
    Contractor Management
    Data Import/Export
    Mobile Access
    Collaboration Tools

    Functionality contenders

    eCMS users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6

    /5

    29

    Positive reviews

    93%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.93/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    19

    8

    2

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    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.

    CJ

    Carisa J.

    Custom reports, Imaging, Integration with our other software. The "Favorites" shortcut tool is the best, it's a huge time saver for me.

    CJ

    Carisa J.

    Their customer support is amazing. So knowledgeable, helpful and kind.

    MC

    Michele C.

    Cons
    The program is extremely slow and frustrating. EspeciallyReports are not running properly.

    CH

    Christina H.

    Initial set up of a new function or application can be confusing for that reason.

    PM

    Patrick M.

    Computer browser restrictions has limited some functionality over the years but is soon going away in the new anticipated release.

    JC

    John C.

    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 a year 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 a year 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 recommend10/10

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    CGC - eCMS Software

    Reviewed 18 days ago

    Overall very satisfied.

    Pros

    eCMS is updating the software constantly to provide the customer with the best product. The menu options are very organized, giving you the ability to navigate quickly and efficiently. Navigating through Job Cost and Accounting is always seamless process, with the help of the imaging software. Having the ability to customize reports and letters, as well as track data and due dates, is so beneficial. The CGC staff is certainly worth commenting on. They are very knowledgeable, always on top of every issue that may arise, and quick to find a solution.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to this software.

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

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    Review

    Reviewed 2 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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    CGC delivers results with eCMS

    Reviewed 10 months ago

    Having used this ERP for many years now, I can say my personal experience is very positive. CGC's commitment to constant improvement, as well as it's customer's needs, has yielded a product that continues to evolve. CGC administrative staff and support personnel have always been very professional, and quick to respond when the need arises. eCMS is a stable and capable platform that can robustly meet the needs of clients in the Construction Industry.

    Pros

    Each module within eCMS is very seamless and intuitive to use. Menus are organized and laid out logically. 2 of the stronger aspects of the software, that I personally like, are the data import suite and a newer re-imagined Content Management module that has been instrumental in helping achieve our goal of becoming as paperless as possible.

    Cons

    I have been using eCMS for over a decade now. I will say that back in the day, when it was time to apply a patch, fix-pack, version update, or similar - something else always seem to "break" as a result of those types of loads. However, in the last several years, I believe Computer Guidance has put a heavy emphasis on quality assurance, they these types of incidents rarely happen anymore.

    eCMS FAQs and common questions

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


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


    eCMS supports the following languages:
    English


    No, eCMS does not have an API available.


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

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