Contractor Essentials

A multi-faceted construction software package, Contractor Essentials offers several accounting modules, including general ledger, AP, AR, and job costing in addition to other capabilities. You can track accounting functions such as payroll, invoices, and check writing as well as monitor financial reporting, budgeting, and depreciation of assets. The job costing module allows users to set up and track jobs, enter basic estimate information, break down jobs by phase, and generate a wide variety of reports.
C-U-C Software (www.cucsoft.com)
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Contractor V Plus

This fully integrated job cost accounting software offers job costing, work in progress, and in-depth job cost reports with variance tracking. It is also capable of change order tracking, field reports, payroll, W-2 reporting, and fringe benefit reporting for both union and non-union shops. With the ability to interface with most third-party estimating systems, including Excel, the software handles all standard billings, purchase orders, and payroll functions.
Contractor Software Corp. (www.consoftcorp.com)
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Foundation for Windows

Designed for contractors, this full-featured accounting package incorporates modules for job costing, payroll, general ledger, AP, AR, and the company's patent-pending Genie Series of custom report, timecard, and invoice designers. By using data capsules to simplify report creation, users can write multiple reports, including timecard, invoice, and other customized documents, without having to understand complex programming.
Foundation software, inc. (www.foundationsoft.com)
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Builder Information System

Window's-based Builder Information System (BIS) offers real-time technology, mouse-free data entry, automatic reversing of entries, multiple document interface, and an integrated menu system. Using Visual FoxPro's Rushmore technology, for rapidly selecting sets of records from tables to optimize data retrieval, BIS allows two consecutive fiscal years to be open at the same time. The transaction tracking system ensures the integrity of the data being written to the disk, and the open database compliant feature allows BIS data to be exported to programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access or third-party products.
MICS (www.bissoftware.com)
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JobView

With 28 years of specialized experience in developing construction accounting programs, the company's JobView software is user friendly, enabling any bookkeeper to produce job costing reports comparable to those generated by a CPA. JobView can handle the demands of small to large contracting firms. To meet limited budget and job cost accounting needs, the firm also offers its Small Builder Advantage version.
A Systems (www.a-systems.net)
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Sage Timberline Office

This suite of integrated financial and operations software for construction professionals facilitates every aspect of an electrical contracting firm, including accounting functions such as AP, AR, billing, cash management, contracts, equipment cost, financial general ledger, job cost, payroll, and remote time entry.
Sage Software (www.sagetimberlineoffice.com)
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Total Office Manager

Featuring accounting, payroll, scheduling, serialized inventory, use tax, dispatching, sales, marketing, and reporting features, the Total Office Manager software can import charts of accounts, items, customers, vendors, employees, and other critical information from other software programs. The caller ID feature allows users to see who is calling, enabling them to open the caller's file quickly.
Easy Street (www.totalofficemanager.com)
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The American Contractor, Version 7.0

According to the company, this software offers a foolproof audit trail for contractors. Featuring a complete construction and service accounting package, the software enables streamlined transaction entry, financial reporting, AR, AP, automated bank reconciliation, preliminary notice and lien waivers, WIP or direct cost method, e-mail, mail merge, and contact manager.
Maxwell Systems (www.maxwellsystems.com)
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Power! Time and Material Billing

With Power! Time and Material Billing software, users can quickly make professional-looking invoices, statements, and change orders. Tracking money owed is made easy with a built-in aging reports, AR, statements, and various other customer and job reports.
Jaffe Software Systems (www.jaffesoftware.com)
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Forefront Construction Management

Forefront Construction Management Software offers comprehensive accounting capabilities as part of its entire project management package. The job cost module provides project managers, controllers, and owners with a way to monitor profitability, keeping jobs on track and offering the ability to spot potential cost overruns.
Dexter + Chaney (www.dexterchaney.com)
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Wintac Pro

An all-in-one business management tool, Wintac Pro combines the features of several programs, including accounting, into one package. Its AP manager feature offers 30-, 60-, and 90-day reporting functionality as well as the ability for multiple and partial bill paying. Automatic scheduled bill paying is available for recurring AP invoices based on user-defined intervals. Integrated financial reporting and graphing generate income statements, balance sheets, and comparative and departmentalized profit and loss reports.
Intac International (www.wintacpro.com)
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