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ISS Construction Manager

By Industry Specific Software Inc

Current Version: Version 6
Product Description  


Industry Specific Software, Inc. (ISS) provides fully integrated construction management software for the building industry. Our software includes accounting, job management, payroll, purchasing, scheduling, warranty management, document management, and inventory. It is ideal for homebuilders, remodelers, subcontractors, developers, general contractors, and related trades.

Never overpay an invoice again. You determine the criteria for duplicate invoice and overpayment checking. If a duplicate invoice is found or if the entry of an invoice will exceed job budgets or subcontractor quotes, the ISS system will flag you and allow you to continue or not. Save time with a one-time entry of those invoices that you pay over and over. With recurring payments, you tell ISS how many times and when you want to make the payment and it does it for you. Take charge of your subcontractor Worker's Comp and Liability Insurance expiration date warnings. If their insurance has expired you can withhold the insurance amounts from their checks. Discounts can be taken on the entire invoice amount or any amount you choose. Take discounts even if the discount date has passed. Lien waiver management tracks lien waivers and lets you know if they are outstanding or if it has been signed and returned. A subcontractor or supplier can be put on hold. If you're having a problem with a vendor, go ahead and enter the invoices for job management purposes. Vendors placed on hold cannot accidentally be paid until the hold is physically removed from that vendor's master file. Or if you only want to put a single invoice for a subcontractor or supplier on hold that can be done by placing a hold code on the specific invoice. If a vendor has uncompleted warranty work it shows in the "Select Invoices for Payment" function allowing you to pay the invoice or not. 1099s are easily created and any changes can be made. You can print 1099s as many times as needed.

GENERAL LEDGER (Basic Package)
ISS comes pre-loaded with three charts of accounts - NAHB, CSI and Remodelers. You can choose one of these charts and modify it to suit your needs, or you can enter your own chart from scratch. ISS doesn't care if you use alpha, numeric, periods, dashes, etc., in the account structure. ISS handles the accounting differences for different types of jobs with ease. Closing a job for general ledger purposes is a simple process. All transactions are recorded in the general ledger. When you enter invoices into accounts payable, enter deposits, write checks, etc., ISS automatically handles the general ledger. You don't need to add "update" or "batch" to your daily, weekly, monthly routines, because entries are recorded in the general ledger, in job management, in accounts payable, etc., just as soon as the transaction occurs. A simple click of the mouse lets you inquire on an account. The account balance will always be current for the selected period. A click on the detail button takes you to the detail transaction screen so you can see all of the transactions in that account. When checks are voided or reactivated and invoices are deleted or corrected ISS will make all the reversing entries needed. You can keep information for as many fiscal years as you wish. You have the ability to post to prior, current, or future periods simply. The general ledger handles recurring journal entries with ease. Budgets can be entered for accounts so actual expenses can be compared against budgets. ISS requires no month-end closings, but if you insist on running all of those reports you have the ability to produce financials and other reports on demand for any period of time, as far backward or forward, as you want to go. Fiscal year-end closing is as simple as a couple of clicks to close out the old and ring in the new. The fiscal year-end process can be done more than once without losing data and reports. General Ledger reporting can be summed up in three words - Flexible, Flexible, Flexible.

With the Accounts Receivable module you have the ability to create and print invoices and statements on demand. Invoices can be created from a standard product file, free form, from the AIA Draw Request, or from the Cost Plus Billing functions. Maintain customer billings and payment histories. With a couple of quick clicks late charges and recurring billings can be done.

JOB MANAGEMENT (Basic Package)
ISS lets you design job files your way. You can have as much or as little detail as you want. Overhead and profit can be entered as fixed amounts or as percentages. Sales price can be a fixed amount or a floating amount. Subtotals can be shown wherever you want them. Play "What if" 'til your heart's content. Pick a job that you have budgeted. Quickly see what happens to the sales price if you increase the overhead by 5%, or see what your profit will be if you enter a fixed sales price of $195,000. The flexibility of the change order system allows you to have different markups (overhead and profit amounts or percentages and labor burden) for each change order. The ability to copy change orders keeps you from having to reinvent the wheel. In a hurry to do a quick estimate? Historical estimating will automatically average costs by account for as many historical jobs as you want and project the budget for a new job. You can add cost increase/inflation factors. Because you are using your actual cost information, projected budgets are accurate. A click of the mouse will automatically set up the new job for you. End surprises from your subcontractors. Track quotes from subcontractors and payments against these quotes. Subcontract management works with accounts payable. At invoice entry, if the invoice being entered will cause the quote to be exceeded, ISS will notify you. You decide whether or not to cancel the invoice or enter the invoice. The powerful reporting in job management and the ability to view job management information at any time gives you the power to control your bottom line. When you use the "View Jobs" feature, line items that are over budget will have you seeing red (line items will be displayed in red). You have the ability to produce AIA (American Institute of Architects) draw request information. A couple of quick clicks will update the draw request and change orders and create an accounts receivable invoice. Generating Contractor's Affidavits are required by many financial institutions before they will release construction draws. Having this information tracked and reported by ISS can reduce some of the headaches involved with using other people's money. Automatically calculate and post general ledger entries for jobs on the percent-complete method of accounting. Entries will automatically be calculated but can be changed by you, allowing you to remain in control. Updating job budgets from estimating with a few clicks of the mouse. Job budgets can be updated with cost data produced by the estimating system. ISS also interfaces with leading CAD (computer aided design) systems such as CADSOFT® and SOFTPLAN®.

You have the ability to pull up quotes by job and/or vendor.Added the ability to enter a contract number. The number is divided into two parts. The first 15 positions are user-defined. The last five positions are numeric and are incremented by one each time a contract is entered. We have added the ability to enter a contract description. There are additional options for account number selections. You have the ability to see the detail information on open and paid invoices.

BANKING (Basic Package)
Set up recurring bank drafts. Write joint checks. Don't worry about payments made electronically or funds transfered from on bank to another, ISS will record them for you. If you receive money before a job is complete you can apply cash on account. This way you keep track of who owes what and when it's been paid. Bank reconciliation is a breeze. Checks, deposits, withdrawls, your money is "safe"

SECURITY (Basic Package)
Allow or deny access to entire modules or certain functions within modules

PAYROLL (Optional Module)
The ISS payroll system tracks regular, bonus, vacation, sick and commission pay. Employee reimbursements for expenses can also be processed using the payroll system, thus eliminating the need of having to set the employee up as an accounts payable vendor and writing reimbursement checks from accounts payable. An employee can have multiple pay rates each pay period. ISS will automatically calculate overtime and double-time pay for you. ISS will also calculate taxes for an employee who works in more than one state during a single pay period. A default general ledger account number (cost code) can be set up in the employee file, but can be changed during the "Enter Time Worked" function. An employees pay can be distributed to unlimited accounts (cost codes) and jobs. Workers' compensation can be tracked on a line item basis. An employee's time for a single pay period can be charged against multiple workers' comp codes. Employee billing rates can be used for reporting purposes. ISS handles local taxes, miscellaneous deductions, "cafeteria" and 401K plans. Deductions can be a fixed amount, a percentage or rate per hour. Maximums can be established for each deduction. This relieves you from the tedium of manual tracking. You can elect to have ISS automatically calculate your employer portion of payroll taxes and make necessary entries in the general ledger or you can do them yourself. ISS provides reporting for government jobs. Government regulations require contractors performing work for the US government to submit detailed reports showing, for each employee working on the job, hours worked, tax withholdings, etc. Producing W2s and changing needed information is simple. W2s can be printed or they can be produced in magnetic media format per SSA Pub. No. 42-007 (TIB-4) specifications.

PURCHASING (Optional Module)
Pay only the agreed-upon price. Issue a purchase order. Don't pay for supplier over-billing and mistakes. You can create your item database as you go along because ISS provides the ability to have new items automatically added to the database. ISS purchasing gives you the tools to establish vendor-specific prices. New purchase orders can be created from existing purchase orders. Once a Purchase Order is created you can send the material lists out to suppliers for bids. Purchase Orders can be created from Estimating. Subcontractor quotes can automatically be created from Work Orders. The ISS purchasing enables you to get job reports that are accurate, because the actual expenditures and committed expenditures, Purchase Orders & Work Orders, are reflected. To save time and eliminate coding errors Purchase Orders and Work Orders, in whole or in part, can be released directly from purchasing into the accounts payable system.

SCHEDULING (Optional Module)
ISS scheduling allows you to provide your subcontractors with detailed schedules of all tasks to which they are assigned. You have the ability to view task lists showing all tasks due for a specific period of time. When the start date or the scheduled duration of a task changes you have the ability to automatically reschedule tasks (based on your scheduling instructions). If vendors/subcontractors are assigned to tasks ISS will check all existing job schedules for potential conflicts. Cash flow projections can be done based on the job schedule.

Warranty Management provides a means of logging warranty and/or punch list items and creates service requests. It gives you the means of scheduling the completion of warranty and/or punch list items and enables you to track the resolution of warranty and/or punch list items. Subcontractors who have uncompleted warranty work that is past the completion date is flagged at "select invoices for payment" time. Easily spot problem areas where warranty work continuously occurs.

Keep important documents relating to vendors, customers, employees and jobs at your fingertips by scanning them and attaching the digital image to the appropriate vendor, customer, employee and/or job. Excel, Word, Lotus, and other documents can be easily attached also. No need to fill up filing cabinets when viewing documents can be just a click away.

ISS inventory gives you the ability to add items to inventory via either accounts payable or purchasing. It allows you to track inventory in multiple locations and transfer inventory to job cost. You can set inventory reorder points and the system informs you when inventory items reach the reorder point. Provides inventory reporting.

Use Contact Management to manage sales leads from the first contact to the signing of the contract. You can assign a salesperson responsible for managing the client, and keep detailed notes about the client over the course of the sales process. Using the contact source list, you can see how effective advertising and other marketing campaigns are functioning for generating leads and closing sales. Tracking the next action follow up process is a very important aspect of contact relations. A salesperson can enter a next action date and description in the contact record. Based on the next action date, a salesperson can quickly generate a list of follow up contacts for the next day, or week, or month, making the follow up process simple and efficient.

TIME & MATERIAL (Optional Module)
Items can be added to or deleted from the job billings. Jobs can also be marked as time and material jobs from the Create/Maintain Cost File function under Job Management. Items can be added to or deleted from the job billings. You have the option of producing a detailed or summary billing. You have control over the billing. Previously billed items can be rebilled.

Allows immediate access to money, it is deposited electronically. Use any bank. No lunch hours spent in line at the bank. Employee cannot lose check.

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