Eclipse is an online construction management software that helps contractors manage various functions such as accounting, project management, sales, document management, data capture and analytics. The software is targeted at all small, midsize and large players in the construction industry.
Eclipse offers features such as asset management, service management, work order management and procurement, among others. The software updates inventory and purchase order modules, prints customizable work order forms and tracks ownership, repairs and revenues. The product also offers finance & accounting features such as general ledgers, billing & invoicing services, cash management, multi-currency support and financial reports. Eclipse payroll and human resources module enables the tracking of benefits and entitlements, training & education and medical leaves as well as integration with other functionalities such as job costing, equipment servicing, maintenance and work order modules. The software also helps to manage inventory, track items and automatically update the value of inventory based on current average cost. The tool also helps in project controls, change order creation, cost estimation and purchase order management. The product can be customized and enhanced using add-on modules and also integrates with Explorer’s other offerings such as Shafers Service Systems.
Eclipse runs on all four major internet browsers and can either be deployed on-premises or be hosted in the cloud. The software can also be used mobile devices. Kent Power Inc. and Durr Heavy Construction are some of its customers.
Supposedly - the best for distribution - with regards to forcasting, purchasing, inventory, email, ftp, flat files, reporting is good - if you can figure out how to get the data out. most users / companies can't or spend years trying to ....
1. company has been bought and sold many times in 15 years. Each time the new company tries to squeeze its users so the new company can implement cost savings and pay for their acquisition. ie outsourcing their customer service reps to other countries without having any training. so until you escalate and waste time, you don't get the question/issue resolved until you wind up back with some cust. service agent in America.
2. lacks automation. There are so many software companies popping up that automate sales and purchasing tasks, eclipse relies on Q's and user interactions instead of rules.
3. Not flexible in they SOP's you have to conform or your doing it wrong.
4. any mod is 10k plus - (if they even have time to quote you -)
5. you can't get much outside help for it - not too many people know universe databases or PIC programming language.
6. I could go on but I won't, is not a good look for a business.
7. very expensive.
Eclipse is a very essential IDE to develop any type of application or web app. It comes with a lot of modules and you can complement it with plugins. You can even change the appearance to your liking.
We basically use it to develop java applications and we complement it with jsp, hibernate, spring and a tomcat server. It's very fast to run the server and we usuarlly debug a lot with Eclipse. It's the main feature that we use to find bugs in our app.
All the languages it supports and all the pluggins that there are to complement the ide.
I really love that it's free and opensource
I do not like that if your application is too big, with a lot of files or with a lot of projects, eclipse can not handle to run an application that big and crashes.
Eclipse also has a lot of validations to jsp files or html files, and every time you open one, Eclipse validates it and some times crashes too. It's very annoying because you loose all your work if you did not save it.
The learning curve could be extensive, but when you learn all the basics, the pros outweight the cons.
Our company migrated from a legacy product to Eclipse. We are a heavy highway contractor with multiple asphalt plants and quarry/crushing operations. This process, as with any large change, came with its own set of problems. We had AP, AR and a large Materials Handling division to bring online. Eclipse staff lead us through this with minimal pain. We needed several modifications to just about every module to suit our specific needs and Eclipse stepped up and helped us get everything we needed.
Eclipse has a pretty solid web based platform that allows for significant user oriented customization. Their business analytics/custom inquiries are top notch. Users have an array of tools at their disposal for data retrieval and reports.
Eclipse has an implementation and support staff that has no rivals. They will work with you until its right!
Need a modification? Well Eclipse can take care of those as well, large or small. The needs of the customer are a high priority with the staff.
Data entry in any module of the software is easy and very intuitive.
Setup can be a brute, but with that being said, the implementation team/support staff will guide you through the process.
The menu tree is a little overwhelming at first. But again, with easy menu customization that problem is solved.
I use Eclipse for automated Selenium testing with Java and I love the multitude of features created to make the software development process as simple as possible. Imports are a snap, for example: just enter a method from a given library and the import statement is added for you. Move a class from one package to another & Eclipse updates the package in the file automatically. Setting breakpoints for debugging is easy & intuitive. The list goes on.
I'm still using Kepler, which works fine, but I'd be interested in upgrading to the latest version. However, I don't want to simply delete the whole application and replace it wholesale with the latest version. I know there's a way to do a piecemeal upgrade, but I'm not clear on the steps. It would be nice if that were clearer.
Other than that, I can't really think of anything that qualifies as a negative.
My overall experience with Eclipse has been mediocre. Once I learned to use the system in all of the areas needed for my workplace, it became much easier to navigate and understand. Learning the system was somewhat of a challenge for me, as I was new to the construction field and I had to use step by step instructions repeatedly until it became second nature. So, the issue is not with the software itself, it is a combination of my lack of knowledge of the field and being a new employee with the company. Once I learned all the steps and used it regularly, it became much easier to use as expected.
I like the amount of information you can view; how you can add and remove columns to include the data that you need and remove the data you do not need.
I dislike that the software does not seem to be very intuitive. In order for me to learn to use the software, I had to use step by step instructions, as many of the features and fields were not obvious as to what they are used for and what they can do. I also dislike that there are many visible fields in data entry areas that were to be left blank and I would have liked to see those fields completely removed to eliminate confusion when first learning to use the system.
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● Eclipse is an integrated construction management solution that can either be deployed on-premises or be hosted in the cloud.
● The software offers features such as document management, inventory management, purchasing & procurement, remote data capture, service management and accounting.
● Eclipse business analytics module provides real-time dashboards and detailed reports presenting important KPIs in a variety of graphical formats as well allows users to export data to Excel.
● Other modules offered by Eclipse help organizations with features such as payroll and human resource management, bookkeeping, project management and sales order management.
● The product is flexible and scalable and is targeted at general contractors, specialty contractors, services contractors and others who build homes and highways.
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Eclipse offers the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Not Available
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Eclipse has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business
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We do not have any information about what devices Eclipse supports
Eclipse integrates with the following applications:
Black Duck Hub, Cash Practice, Helix IM, IPRO Eclipse SE, Kiuwan, ReminderCall.com, SpiraPlan, SpiraTeam, codeBeamer ALM
Eclipse offers the following support options:
Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials