InFocus Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


ERP, accounting and project management software for AE firms

4.37/5 (60 reviews)

InFocus overview

InFocus by Clearview is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for the architecture and engineering (A/E) industry, with project management and planning, accounting, billing, reporting, and time & expense tracking capabilities.

InFocus offers users a central project management tool, incorporating project planning, job and employee scheduling, billing reviews, budgeting, and more. Users can view an overview of the full project, with the ability to drill down for more detail with a single click, and fully customize charts from predefined or user-defined packs. The bill review function allows users to make line item adjustments, set bill statuses, move transactions from project to project, make comments for invoices, and provide instructions to billers. Users can also manage contracts and budgets, setting levels, amounts, and applying formulas, with visual representation of this information automatically updated at the bottom of the page. In the scheduling tab, users are given real time access to resource allocations and project schedules, with the ability to adjust these as necessary. Users can also build their project team, add and manage contacts, upload documents, and edit project addresses.

InFocus can also be used in time and expense tracking for projects, with a mobile-optimized web app allowing users to submit time and expense sheets on the go. Standard and custom date ranges are supported, including weekly, biweekly, and semi-monthly, and a stopwatch timer is built in to each timesheet row for time tracking. Users can add comments to timesheets, for a single day or full timesheet period. Multi-level approval processes can be set up, with timesheet approvers assigned to individual employees, and second level approvals assigned to accounting personnel, with a log kept of approved and rejected timesheets.


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United States, Canada

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InFocus reviews

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Chuck Alexander

InFocus A Great System

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-15
Review Source: Capterra

With hundreds of projects and five offices our managers need to stay current on the status of their work and have the tools to develop new proposals. InFocus is indispensable for personnel management and project performance. Plus it provides financial statement and accounting data that is crucial for senior management and independent accountants. The data available and the variety of the reports are limitless. Also, our clients want their invoices and reports in a wide variety of styles. The open structure and adaptability of the InFocus system is a constant marvel at design and intuition.

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Pamela Jones

Accounting and IT Manager

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-19
Review Source: Capterra

Choosing InFocus is one of the best decision we've made. Training can be a challenge when adopting any new system. Clearview offers extensive training videos, consultations, and webinars. Considering most software products continue to improve and implement client-suggested upgrades, I appreciate Clearview's workshops, where users can continue their InFocus education on advanced levels. Having the opportunity to attend has helped me to really hone in on configuring our InFocus database in ways that are compatible with my company's workflow. I also picked up tips and tricks other users developed for their needs. Customer service is also very important to me. I appreciate responsive, knowledgeable technicians and staff members who listen. They do not over promise, over-sell, or mislead when discussing requests, issues or customization. They believe in empowering their users. I LOVE THIS!! They offer a workshop for those wanting to learn advanced report writing. Support staff will work through any issue or request until it has been satisfied. InFocus demonstrates its value. Invoicing is fast. Communicating project details flow more smoothly. Preparing invoices in various formats are easier. All this and more are offered for a low monthly cost per user. They even offer a training version of our data for a very low monthly fee, and any user can access it. This has been crucial when I'm working through project setup options and need to test my ideas. Overall, I love it.

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Erica Lasky

Functionality at its Finest

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-03-20
Review Source: Capterra

Being a newer accountant in the engineering industry, I had a bit to learn about how jobs are billed, tracked, etc. It is definitely a different process than accounting for goods being sold! I came into my job as the implementer of InFocus and learned A LOT simply by learning the system. InFocus is so easy to use and straight forward. If there is something that I don't catch onto right away, the Clearview support team is always ready to help and quickly help resolve the issue. As the years have gone on they have updated the system based on feedback from their clients, which is amazing! The changes they have made make things run more smoothly and it is great to know that they are listening to the needs and desires of their clients. InFocus also has a built-in reports, but also its own report builder tool if the report you need isn't automatically there you can create it yourself! Overall, I would definitely recommend InFocus to anyone looking for new engineering software. The program is easy to learn, easy to maneuver in and provides everything you would need. Even your specific need isn't met you can simply reach out to their support staff and be taken care of. It is a great software, but even better customer service - thank you Clearview team!

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Gregg Frank

Great SAAS accounting solution for an ACEC firm

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

All accounting software and data is offsite, no servers or data to worry about locally! :)

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Alla Deych

InFocus for engineering firms

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-20
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, flexible software accommodating engineering firms and great support team to work with.

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InFocus pricing

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$24 per employee per month (billed annually) or $29 per employee per month (billed monthly).

InFocus features

Customizable Reporting
Invoice Management

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Additional information for InFocus

Key features of InFocus

  • Report builder
  • Customizable templates
  • Time and expense tracking
  • Accounting
  • Invoice templates
  • Billing adjustments
  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Gantt charts
  • Resource allocation
  • Multi-currency support
  • Automated workflows
  • Timesheets
  • Prospect and client tracking
  • Shared events calendar
  • Budget management
  • Unlimited dashboards
  • Interactive widgets
  • Project management
  • Accounts receivable
  • Mobile apps
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Full accounting system with automated reverse entry, financial statement and general ledger report printing, and accounts payable and receivable.

Invoice templates for most industry standard formats, with the option to separate expense, labor, and consultant charges, and summaries of multiple projects on cover sheets.

Report designer includes numerous defined project variables, with the ability to drill down to transaction line items, data filtering, and multiple definable period ranges.

Compare allocated resources against availability with real time information on resource utilization filtered by employee or role, and view by day, week, or month.

Automated workflows can be triggered by client, vendor, or project creation or updates, and can be used for data export or import, simplification of multi-step processes, and prompts or actions based on specified business rules.