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eCMS Pricing

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4.7

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41

Price starts from

10000

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

What users say

Their customer support is always great and gets us answers and help quickly. With even more new features coming soon, it will only make our investment in eCMS even more valuable.
Visibility and accessibility of actual Job Cost is straight forward and easy to use for project management and accounting staff. We upgraded to eCMS4.1 in October 2018.

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FRANK P.

Construction, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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eCMS Construction ERP Review

Reviewed 4 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

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Mark S.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best Value ERP integrating operations and accounting

Reviewed 7 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)

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Becky J.

Construction, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Computer Gudiance CMS / eCMS user for over 20 years

Reviewed 4 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.

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Kris H.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Computer Guidance CMS / eCMS users for 10+ years

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

eCMS is an excellent out of the box solution that doesn't take a handful of programmers to develop and setup. There are multiple ways users can quickly grab their own data for data analysis using IDI and Cognos. We utilize CGC's hosted cloud option for eCMS. They manage all the hardware, backups, and upgrades allowing us time to operate our business and devote time to other areas. This also provides an easy way for all of our office locations to access eCMS seamlessly. If there is ever an issue, CGC's support staff are very knowledgeable and are there to quickly assist with any issues.

Cons

The Forecasting interface in Job Cost could use some improvements. It feels a little dated. Some of the built-in reports that are provided with the system need to be given an appearance upgrade.

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Rich K.

Construction, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Long time eCMS customer

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, eCMS has been an affordable ERP for our company for many years. With the recent updates and improvements, CGC has brought a lot of needed improvements to the software and allowed us to increase productivity in many areas throughout the company. Their customer support is always great and gets us answers and help quickly. With even more new features coming soon, it will only make our investment in eCMS even more valuable.

Pros

The financial and job cost functionality in eCMS is second to none. Payroll processing and flexibility has been able to handle almost everything that we have required. New functionality added recently (IDIs, etc) has been great for users to take control of their own data.

Cons

AR invoicing options and flexibility is still minimal. It would be good to have more options to invoice on the AR side.

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Martin S.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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General Contractor and Specialty Contractor

Reviewed 4 years ago

The reliability and structure provided by eCMS are critical to decision making and day to day management of our company.

Pros

The Purchase order, Accounts Payable and Workflow solutions work well for our needs. Visibility and accessibility of actual Job Cost is straight forward and easy to use for project management and accounting staff. We upgraded to eCMS4.1 in October 2018. The transition was seamless and the implementation support provided by CGC was excellent. We also switched to CGC's Hosted service which has resulted in little to no system down time and "peace of mind".

Cons

Would like to see a more user friendly job cost reporting / forecasting solution.

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Schyler S.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CGC - eCMS Software

Reviewed 3 years 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.

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Lisa J.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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eCMS

Reviewed 3 years ago

Having worked in the system for 3 1/2 years I found it very easy to learn, maneuver through and have the ability to continue learning more as my position expands.

Pros

It is a user-friendly and easy to learn. The cross over/feeding of information from one section, (i.e., Project Collaborator to Job-Cost, etc.) makes it a very efficient system. The ability to copy job set up steps helping to move through this process more efficiently.

Cons

I wouldn't say there are elements missing; but instead elements that we have yet to explore within the system.

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Jeff M.

Construction, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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

Reviewed 7 years ago

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

Pros

Configurable to meet many different needs. It has the best payroll module I can imagine. It is very easy to extract data for reporting. It is specially tailored for the construction business in both accounting and job cost. It runs on an IBM iseries and thus is virus proof.

Cons

Inventory module is not very robust. Software updates are complex and require the vendors support to install them.

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Dean L.

Construction, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great to use for Job Cost

Reviewed 2 years ago

Help moth end processing go smoothly.

Pros

Lots of good reports, and the ability to create custom reports.

Cons

Some reports take a while to run when you have a large quantity of jobs in the system.

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Cindy B.

Construction, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CGC eCMS

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Job Cost is critical for us and reporting is great for our field teams

Cons

Payroll could be a little more robust but integrates well with other software if needed.

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Todd C.

Construction, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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ECMS works for us

Reviewed 6 years ago

Good tool for accounting.

Pros

It works for what we do, it is difficult, however, to run a query but I have yet to see something that was easy in this regard. I mostly use it to do cost forensics for jobs that aren't going well, great tool in this regard.

Cons

It is a dated program that is clunky. It also could be the way that our accounting department has things set up. They have been known to make sure we stay in the 20th century.