Eclipse Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

Overview Presentation

Eclipse is a browser-based construction management software that can be deployed onsite or through the cloud as software-as-a-service (SaaS). It is a feature-rich modular solution that can be further customized with add-on modules to fit the exact needs of a particular company. It runs on all major browsers, and modules are highly integrated, built by the same company, so users do not have to rely on third-party solutions. It covers a comprehensive array of functionality, from construction accounting to project management, from business analytics to remote data capture, and more.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Powerful Core ModulesEclipse construction accounting and project management enterprise software includes modules that are powerful enough to provide essential features for any size of company. The core accounting modules include accounts payable and receivable, cash management, equipment control/fixed assets, general ledger, and payroll. It has project management that provides contract status and job status inquiries. It has features for project control, estimating, job costing, and change orders. It also has business analytics, report writer, template designer, and utilities.
  • Customizable through Add-on Modules – This construction software solution is also flexible and can be expanded through add-ons. For example, DocPro is a document management system that integrates with all modules. It can tag and organize documents automatically using OCR and GPS tagging. Users can easily add any type of document, and attach supporting docs such as invoices, checks, purchase orders, and others. It also has Service Management modules for service contractors. Other modules can handle estimating, HR, inventory management, sales orders, subcontractors, time and billing, and more. Project+ is a remote data capture application that runs on iPad or via web browsers. It is easy to use, and enables supervisors to view, edit, and approve timesheets.
  • Browser-based, Multi-currency, 24/7 Support, and more – Eclipse runs on any of the 4 major browsers. It supports multiple currencies for international projects. Customers enjoy free updates through a controlled release. They can choose the release level they want based on their needs. A team of experts with years of industry knowledge can provide the necessary training. Other services offered are utilization assessment to help the company asses their usage of the software. Custom programming is also available for unique needs and challenges.

Pricing

Eclipse software pricing is available only by request, since every customer may need a specific combination of modules for their own business needs.

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Target Market

Eclipse construction project management software is ideal for users in the general contracting business, for heavy/highway contractors, specialty contractors, homebuilders, and service contractors.

Supported Language

English. It claims to have multi-lingual support, but no exact information of specific languages supported.

Some of their Clients
No client information is available.

Testimonials

Sean Mackey stated that their heavy/highway contracting company migrated from a legacy product to Eclipse. The Eclipse staff helped made the migration as painless as possible, and made several modifications to almost all modules to suit their needs. It is a pretty solid platform with powerful business analytics, data retrieval and report features. Setup and navigation can be overwhelming, but support is very helpful, and allows for customizations.

Kevin Fawns described the construction accounting and project management software as very robust and flexible. It has a very detailed project costing system that provides great analysis. Financial reporting and drill down has improved. It has many modules to choose from, and buy only what is needed. It is complex to set up, however.

Why Eclipse

Eclipse software for medium to large businesses can help companies manage their construction projects and make sure that data is organized, accessible, and retrievable through customizable reports. Thus, they are aware of their projects’ health and finances to make sure they stay profitable.

Company Info

Eclipse is a product of Explorer Software Group, a privately held provider of enterprise software solutions for the construction industry. Its head office is in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. It was founded in 1984. Mark Liss is the current President of the company. Explorer Software strives to provide exceptional software and services that are designed to produce meaningful increases in revenues and margins to contractors.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com and Bridge24. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

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