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InFocus

A multi‑module management system designed by Clearview Software.
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InFocus is a all encompassing financial management solution that is functional in the following areas of your business:

  • Accounting
  • Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Reporting
  • Project Forecasting & Planning
  • Resource Allocation
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Time & Expense Entry
  • Organizational Units & Profit Centers
  • Marketing & Sales

Functionality Modules

Accounts Receivables The Accounts Receivable portion of InFocus will give you the following capabilities: Up to 6 Aging Periods - Define up to six aging periods of any duration Support…

Accounting The Accounting portion of InFocus will give you the following capabilities: Simultaneously operate your books on a cash and accrual basis - Allows you to easily generate…

Resource Allocations The Resource Allocations portion of InFocus will give you the following capabilities: Monitor Work-Load by Employee - View real time resource utilization by job title or…

Project Management The Project Management portion of InFocus will give you the following capabilities: Powerful Report Designer - With almost 1,000 defined project variables, you will be hard…

Project Forecasting & Planning The Project Forecasting & Planning portion of InFocus will give you the following capabilities: Interactive Gantt Control - When a task start date slides out six weeks…

Time & Expense Entry The Time and Expense Entry portion of InFocus will give you the following capabilities: Supports Any Time Period - Use standard defined weekly, biweekly or semimonthly…

Billing The Billing portion of InFocus will give you the following capabilities: Flexible Invoice Designer - The unique invoice design wizard makes handling most industry standard…

Reviews of InFocus

from Zepnick Solutions says…

Project Management: Being an engineering firm, we are very project driven. InFocus has proven to be effective project management software. Project Figures or Project Central (both provide drill-downs) provide managers information at their convenience. Project set up is fast and accurate using the template feature. Setting up templates does take a fair amount of time, but do it once, do it right. Predefined settings prevent staff from entering time on projects to which they are not assigned or at incorrect rates.

Financial Management:
Cash basis is always as of end of month, so clients need to be aware of this. The canned financial statements met only our basic needs. We do, however, have the capacity to design our own financial statements within the software. Doing so involved a steep learning curve, but once mastered, works very well and allows a great deal of customization. Support is excellent and very helpful (usually at no charge) at tweaking custom-designed reports. Once completed, the reports are quite nice. There are a large number of ‘extra’ reports within the software, but they are not readily seen. It would have been convenient to have more awareness of what was available at the onset.

Accounting Functions: Automated invoicing makes weekly billing a snap. This process is completed in less than half the time it used to take. AP can be paid via checks or EFT’s. For electronic payments, InFocus has a feature which automatically creates a file of preselected AP’s which can be uploaded directly onto our banking website.

Both timesheets and expense sheets are entered by the individual staff members, and then submitted for approval. This eliminates the duplication of effort used in the past when staff created timesheets and expense sheets in Excel, and then the information was manually entered by accounting staff into the software.

Overall Comments: Startup proved to be much more difficult and labor intensive than presented. The common “reason” for the conversion issues has been stated to be that we converted from QuickBooks. Get over it—reseller knew what we were using. On the other hand, not enough time and effort was put into pre-conversion groundwork. Being more educated on the settings of InFocus would have enabled more preparation of QuickBooks data that would have prevented many of the data conversion issues we had at the onset.

The bad: Not being able to work in the software or view other reports if a custom report is being used. From what I have heard this will be addressed in an upcoming release.

says…

Performs regular accounting functions, including handling accrual and cash basis accounting. The project management and project reporting areas of the software while adequate, are not very robust.

The good: The software owners are very willing to help

resolve issue - and will even write custom reports (at a cost) to help the software fit specific requirements.

The bad: Project reporting is cumbersome. Most times you have to get information from 2 or 3 reports to get a true picture of where you project stands.