Clearview InFocus is a project-based ERP solution designed for large and midsize architecture and engineering firms. Users can manage a firm's project lifecycle from opportunity to project completion with tools for real-time accounting, billing and time and expense.
InFocus features customizable report-building and invoicing capabilities, multiple levels for work breakdown structure (WBS), interactive Gantt control, tools for automating workflows, marketing and sales customer relationship management (CRM) tools, business intelligence with real-time cross-database analytic dashboards and more.
The API management layer allows for tailored integrations with other technologies. Multi-company and multi-currency options are available.
Cloud or self-hosted versions are offered, and InFocus is sold on a per-license basis. Support is available via phone, email, online tutorials and self-guided courses.
Lauren J. Branche: Umweltdienstleistungen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
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.
I like that the software is able to integrate all aspects of our business, from timesheets to expense reports, invoicing, and bill payment, etc. It is a one stop shop kind of software.
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. I have also found that it is an extremely powerful tool but I am only scrapping the surface, and if I knew more information it could be even more useful. Adding custom boxes to applets to make it more specific to our business.
Erica L. Branche: Tiefbau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
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!
Ease of use, availability of support staff, resolution of issues, suggestion forum Clearview provides
Export to excel needs manipulated often, if modified the journals will show both versions
Verifizierter Rezensent Branche: Computer-Software Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Huge time savings getting through invoicing. All information input into one system. Ability to have projects and invoicing tied together.
I like that we can build estimates and track a project from beginning to end. All costs go in and are automatically available for invoicing at markup rates. Flexible and able to have multiple price sheets. Integrated with project scheduled, resource planning, time sheet and expenses.
Interface is a little outdated. Some standard reports you get in products like Quickbooks are not present. Mobile timesheet is a little outdated but works.
I like that each PM has the means to review and prepare their own invoice. 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.
I wish it were easier to move time tickets around. It takes many clicks to get to move a time ticket to where it needs to be when entered in the wrong location. I wish uploading documents was easier and that I did not have to put on my desk top to move. To edit fees you need to be in one place, to add tasks you need to be in another. The program is not intuitive.
Teresa K. Branche: Tiefbau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Timesheets are in on time due to the capability to use app on cell phones. Can close the books in a day versus 3-5 days as in the past. Invoices are sent faster than before.
Easy to use, very intuitive, software is always available and have never had any issues with connectivity
Would love more canned reports to choose from