InFocus Features

InFocus

ERP, accounting and project management software for AE firms

4.37/5 (60 reviews)

InFocus Feature Summary

  • Unlimited dashboards
  • Interactive widgets
  • Project management
  • Accounts receivable
  • Mobile apps
  • Budget management
  • Automated workflows
  • Report builder
  • Customizable templates
  • Shared events calendar
  • Gantt charts
  • Invoice templates
  • Multi-currency support
  • Accounting
  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Resource allocation
  • Timesheets
  • Prospect and client tracking
  • Billing adjustments
  • Time and expense tracking

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InFocus Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about InFocus's features:

Chuck Alexander

InFocus A Great System

2018-12-15

Also, our clients want their invoices and reports in a wide variety of styles.

Pros

Of these forty-five people, more than two thirds are field personnel that are often asked to work in various disciplines or support the work in our other offices.

Cons

Getting others in our organization to appreciate and better use this management too.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Martha Caraker

InFocus Cloud

2018-12-14

Pros

Accounting, Project Management and CRM all in one place.

Cons

The reports are some time hard to navigate or design if you don't have report building experience

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Eugenia Malbog

Awesome software

2019-03-12

There is no waiting time, data is real time.

Pros

-functionality -flexibility -user friendly

Cons

-moving from project administration to project management and back when setting up budgets.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Susan MacShara

Great for small engineering firms!

2018-12-18

The attention to detail in each applet makes for a thorough accounting and project management system that can't be beat.

Pros

The daily financials and banking systems are easy to follow, and the way employee timesheets, bill reviews and invoicing systems are integrated make billing a breeze.

Cons

Custom reports can be tricky, but the support staff is very knowledgeable and will help you out.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, 11-50 employees)

Endless capabilities on a dated platform

2018-12-14

Capturing employee time sheets, project costing, invoicing, etc.

Pros

The software has the ability to capture an unlimited amount of data and translate that into what seems to be and infinite number of custom reports for analysis.

Cons

Many erroneous mistakes are unidentified until you reach a failed attempt to export a related function.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Pat Timbrook

Great Package for Small Engineering Firms

2017-03-17

Best project management/accounting decision we made when we converted to Infocus.

Pros

Flexibility, capabilities, powerful analytics and reports

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Johana Rodriguez

Best ERP and Project Management Software for its price

2018-12-19

Pros

Additionally, it is very user friendly and allows for quick queries, custom reports, and third-party integration.

Cons

Similar to invoicing. However, if the client is invoiced on a monthly basis they would recieve a copy of their statement with their invoices.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Barbara Prichard

InFocus - a Great Product!

2015-02-03

Pros

This software offered easy conversion from our former software; they were able to bring all of our previous file information forward for project reference.

Cons

I have had some custom reports and invoices designed to match up with our needs, but it is too costly to have all my report requirements customized.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering InFocus

I would recommend that they spend time with the Clearview sales staff explaining the wants and needs, ask for a demonstration, and possibly get recommendations from current users.

Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Industrial Automation company, 11-50 employees)

Project Management software

2018-12-14

We have greatly enhanced and automated the project cost management using InFocus.

Pros

*Tracks project costs easily *Many options for project set up *Allows users to enter time and expenses from anywhere *Electronic file attachments allowed throughout the software

Cons

*Cumbersome or lacking drill down capabilities in multiple modules *Missing a few warning messages in critical areas such as the ability to post AP/AR to closed periods

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Deborah Rhea

2012-04-30

InFocus has allowed us to streamline our finance and project management functions and provided real savings in accounting consultant and in-house staff costs.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Software Advice
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Jane Graham

Its a must have for keeping track of your resources.

2018-12-19

We feel that we have had the opportunity to develop a partnering relationship with Clearview's management and staff.

Pros

The analytics help me to keep track of multiple data points without spending tons of time reviewing data.

Cons

Earned Value, Change Order tracking and just having better tools to manipulate the scheduled data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lauren Jacisin

Clearview Software Review - Infocus

2018-12-10

I am extremely happy with Clearview Infocus. They have been amazing in their customer service department and help when I need it with trouble shooting. They have gotten better about adding tutorials and training modules, and even adding in person workshops to help expand my knowledge and learn more about the software. They are always listening to their customers and adding updates to include features their clients want to see.

Pros

I like that the software is able to integrate all aspects of our business, from timesheets to expense reports, invoicing, and bill payment, etc.

Cons

The hardest part of the software is getting it to generate the reports you want if they are not already built into the system, if you want a custom report do you do need to know some sequel background to run a report.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Caleb Nehls

Great, but complicated.

2018-12-14

Clear view has made it easier to track our projects with the dashboard as a project manager.

Pros

The Dashboard is great and I love how I can configure it to exactly what I need

Cons

User interface is not user friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Gregg Frank

Great SAAS accounting solution for an ACEC firm

2018-12-14

It's a more cost-effective option than Deltek Vision. If that's your comparison as an ACEC firm, I'd say go for it! :)

Pros

* InFocus Custom Reports and Invoice Designs can be created and edited using the SQL Business Intelligence Development Studio 2005 from Microsoft.

Cons

The only real downside so far has been speed of the interface.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Architecture & Planning company, 11-50 employees)

User for over 1 year

2018-12-16

staffing projections are better in our office.

Pros

Metrics and planning - Ability to check in on projects in real time.

Cons

I wish it was easier and more intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Erica Lasky

Functionality at its Finest

2017-03-20

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!

Pros

Ease of use, availability of support staff, resolution of issues, suggestion forum Clearview provides

Cons

Export to excel needs manipulated often, if modified the journals will show both versions

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Cindy McLaughlin

Not entirely intuitive, but once you get the hang of the software, it's fine to use.

2017-05-08

Pros

Very easy to do an expense report, and once you get used to the program it's fine to use and you can enter your time quickly.

Cons

If you don't know the quick key commands, there end up being more steps than necessary to log your time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Chris Murphy

Clearview Infocus

2018-11-13

Pros

Straightforward back end management.

Cons

Bit of a learning curve to get going. After that it feels more intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Barbara Prichard

Top Notch Product

2018-12-19

InFocus met our needs in all our required billing, project tracking, etc., but for a smaller investment.

Pros

It is a very easy software to learn and use.

Cons

Reports are good but I required a great deal of customization to get the results needed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Johana Rodriguez

Great Value for your money

2017-03-17

You would need to export raw data and reformat or spend millions in a report builder app and IT support.

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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stephen keider

A very Customizable Software Product

2018-12-20

Pros

The ability to create customized reports, actions, and dashboards (both traditional and analytical) and incorporate them seamlessly into Infocus really makes this product stand out from it's competitors.

Cons

There are a few consistency issues between the applets that are annoying at times.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Holesapple

InFocus has been the glue that holds our organizational pieces in place.

2018-12-14

It's fantastic to see our organization by the numbers in real time and be able to make financial and project decisions.

Pros

InFocus provides such an intuitive user interface and provides incredible flexibility.

Cons

There is a slight learning curve for folks who are not accounting savvy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Julie Trent

Clearview is for Everyone!

2019-02-12

One benefit I have realized is the ability to make minor edits to Accounting entries without having to go back redo something. The flexibility of this software is unmatched.

Pros

One thing I like most about Infocus are the Gridgits on the dashboard that provide various information all in one place.

Cons

I also would like to see benefit accrual more automated and payroll integration with outside software (i.e.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Madeline Mirecki

I find the program difficult to maneuver when trying to set up projects and invoice

2017-05-10

Pros

I would like to know more on how to set up a template style that can be imported for each project and then alter from there.

Cons

I wish uploading documents was easier and that I did not have to put on my desk top to move.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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April McDaniel

Software is good but could be better

2017-05-08

Pros

Comment section under time tracking provides us the ability to accurately account for the time we spend for each client project.

Cons

I find the interface of typing in job codes to record time user UN-friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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