JANUS

Cost-control for construction, oil + gas, & energy projects

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JANUS Overview

What is JANUS?

JANUS is a cloud-based cost control solution which includes modules for change management, manpower cost control, travel & expense cost tracking, and more. The system is designed to be used by project cost analysts & engineers, estimators, project accountants, and project management organizations.

The change and contingency drawdown management module in JANUS allows users to send, capture, and record change orders, with change status reporting by work breakdown structure (WBS). The sorting and grouping capabilities enable the identification of which WBSs are affected, and users can identify problem areas from granular, medium, and high levels. The master material and equipment list (MEL) gives users tools for estimating, time phased budgeting, and actual cost reporting. Multiple currencies can be managed, giving support for international organizations and projects. Reporting is standardized across all project phases, and schedules and costs are integrated at the lineitem level.

The manpower cost control module includes a range of standard reports for identifying problem areas, including revealing any unauthorized personnel on projects, as well as a proprietary algorithm for time phase forecasting. JANUS also includes an optional module for tracking travel and expense costs, which offers multiple forecasting options and allows users to identify projected peak and lag months.

JANUS Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

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Value for money

14-day free trial, no credit card required.

BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD pricing tiers are available.


JANUS Features

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Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

JANUS video

JANUS Reviews

JANUS Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
7

Very good
3

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,8
Features
4,8
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,9
100% recommended this app
Dr. orlando V.

Review of Janus software

I reviewed Janus software from the view of a project controls professional with over 40 years of experience in designing, implementing and utilizing project controls software on major domestic and international projects.

Janus was designed by project controls professionals with experience in many different industries with a diversified client base. I contains a very strong master equipment list module that is essential for developing a meaningful baseline budget. In addition, the software contains Management of Change modules, contingency drawdown (build up / build down), actual costs and forecast by both cost and revenue. The software also contains capability to adjust risk and confidence based on class A through D estimates. You can also adjust on labor adjustment factors as well as historical factors.

Manpower budgets, actuals, and forecasts are particularly robust, allowing for a more detailed analysis as one drills down into the data. The interface is consistent between modules, consistent and clear graphics are used throughout. That approach will be extremely valuable for Clients as they roll this out to their user base.


Matt S.

Janus Review Matt Sawa

I have used MANY different project management systems: complex ones from SAP and Oracle, specialized ones like Primavera, as well as sundry retail and in-house systems for costing, budget tracking, and risk management and I like Janus the best. Janus is well thought out from the user perspective. It is a PM centered program, not an IT centered program. By that I mean that the interfaces are intuitive, as are the reports. Janus is very scalable as well It works great with big systems and simple spreadsheets too. For this reason it is a good fit for companies trying to implement project systems and controls as well as a great system for those who already have it. For those of us who have worked in organizations with little project discipline and focus this is a great tool to introduce to your company/ client. It is not overwhelming to use or install. This is a very well thought out, well rounded product.

Another great thing about Janus is the support and the knowledge level of the support. Janus has been developed by a team of career project management people who have brought to the market the tool that we have been asking for.


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Cost control

Cost control engineer , civil work gbvfdfvg


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Drap and Drop

Use it everyday for displaying content in our kitchens on displays showcasing company announcements.


Jaime R.

Just Right!

Janus is a wonderful tool to utilize. There are several reasons why I personally like Janus. The main reason is its user friendly format. I do not have to be computer savvy to understand and utilize the software. I do not have to have a costly personal trainer to train me on how to use the functions. This leads me to my second like; the simplicity of it. I have everything I need right in front of me and do not have to have a lot of different t-codes to learn and try to remember as I do with a software such SAP. I prefer and enjoy the ability to be able to download the reports/information to excel and have the capability to turn this to a PDF right there on the spot! The deal sealer to me is the invoicing. I am highly attracted to the capability JANUS has to send the invoice to the customer's email and the customer is able to approve from their end and I am able to track all of the movements from my side; minimizing the risk of loss invoices and lessening the payment turnaround. JANUS is just right. Not too much and definitely not too little.


Dr. orlando V.

Review of Janus software

Reviewed on 2017/02/27
Review Source: Capterra

I reviewed Janus software from the view of a project controls professional with over 40 years of experience in designing, implementing and utilizing project controls software on major domestic and international projects.

Janus was designed by project controls professionals with experience in many different industries with a diversified client base. I contains a very strong master equipment list module that is essential for developing a meaningful baseline budget. In addition, the software contains Management of Change modules, contingency drawdown (build up / build down), actual costs and forecast by both cost and revenue. The software also contains capability to adjust risk and confidence based on class A through D estimates. You can also adjust on labor adjustment factors as well as historical factors.

Manpower budgets, actuals, and forecasts are particularly robust, allowing for a more detailed analysis as one drills down into the data. The interface is consistent between modules, consistent and clear graphics are used throughout. That approach will be extremely valuable for Clients as they roll this out to their user base.

Pros

Comprehensive cost control software, linked to schedule, includes original budget from the estimate, through actual costs, forecasts and management of change. There is consistent interface between modules. Modules include a master equipment list, contingency drawdown, manpower, forecasts for cost and revenue, and features for risk and confidence, and labor adjustment factors. It is quite advanced for a project control system.

Cons

I would love to see some way to link to resource and cost loaded schedules even though across industries they are not even done well.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Matt S.
Industry: Oil & Energy
Company size: Self Employed

Janus Review Matt Sawa

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/07
Review Source: Capterra

I have used MANY different project management systems: complex ones from SAP and Oracle, specialized ones like Primavera, as well as sundry retail and in-house systems for costing, budget tracking, and risk management and I like Janus the best. Janus is well thought out from the user perspective. It is a PM centered program, not an IT centered program. By that I mean that the interfaces are intuitive, as are the reports. Janus is very scalable as well It works great with big systems and simple spreadsheets too. For this reason it is a good fit for companies trying to implement project systems and controls as well as a great system for those who already have it. For those of us who have worked in organizations with little project discipline and focus this is a great tool to introduce to your company/ client. It is not overwhelming to use or install. This is a very well thought out, well rounded product.

Another great thing about Janus is the support and the knowledge level of the support. Janus has been developed by a team of career project management people who have brought to the market the tool that we have been asking for.

Pros

I love the usability compared to others on the market.

Cons

I have not had any yet exactly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Cost control

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/03/27
Review Source: GetApp

Cost control engineer , civil work gbvfdfvg

Pros

Accuracy in action What did you like least about this software?

Cons

Nothing What did you like least about this software

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Drap and Drop

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/27
Review Source: Capterra

Use it everyday for displaying content in our kitchens on displays showcasing company announcements.

Pros

Very easy to use. Similar to PowerPoint or Publisher. Simple and powerful.

Cons

Not as many features maybe as other software platforms - but they make up for that in stability and ease of use.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Jaime R.

Just Right!

Reviewed on 2017/04/27
Review Source: Capterra

Janus is a wonderful tool to utilize. There are several reasons why I personally like Janus. The main reason is its user friendly format. I do not have to be computer savvy to understand and utilize the software. I do not have to have a costly personal trainer to train me on how to use the functions. This leads me to my second like; the simplicity of it. I have everything I need right in front of me and do not have to have a lot of different t-codes to learn and try to remember as I do with a software such SAP. I prefer and enjoy the ability to be able to download the reports/information to excel and have the capability to turn this to a PDF right there on the spot! The deal sealer to me is the invoicing. I am highly attracted to the capability JANUS has to send the invoice to the customer's email and the customer is able to approve from their end and I am able to track all of the movements from my side; minimizing the risk of loss invoices and lessening the payment turnaround. JANUS is just right. Not too much and definitely not too little.

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User recommendation
8,3/10
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JANUS Pricing

JANUS Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

14-day free trial, no credit card required.

BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD pricing tiers are available.

14-day free trial, no credit card required.

BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD pricing tiers are available.

Value for Money
4,8/5
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JANUS Features

JANUS Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
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Additional information for JANUS

Additional information for JANUS

Key features of JANUS

  • Change management
  • Change orders
  • Contingency drawdown
  • Cost accounting
  • Cost engineering
  • Cost, hours & equipment forecasting
  • Grouping & sorting
  • Manpower cost control
  • Master material & equipment list (MEL)
  • Multi-currency
  • Overrun reporting
  • Peak & lag month projections
  • Standardized reporting
  • Status reporting
  • Third party integrations
  • Time phased budgets
  • Time phased forecasts
  • Travel & expense cost tracking

Benefits

  • Users can send, capture, and record change orders, with change status reporting by work breakdown structure (WBS) and grouping and sorting to identify which WBSs are affected.

  • The master material and equipment list (MEL) combines estimating, time phased budgeting, and actual cost reporting, and can manage multiple currencies.

  • Standard reports allow users to identify problems with manpower costs, with a proprietary algorithm for time phased forecasting.

  • Expense and travel costs can be tracked, with multiple forecasting options and identification of projected peak and lag months.

  • JANUS FAQs

    JANUS FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for JANUS.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does JANUS offer?

    JANUS offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    14-day free trial, no credit card required. BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD pricing tiers are available.

    Q. What are the main features of JANUS?

    JANUS offers the following features:

    • Change management
    • Change orders
    • Contingency drawdown
    • Cost accounting
    • Cost engineering
    • Cost, hours & equipment forecasting
    • Grouping & sorting
    • Manpower cost control
    • Master material & equipment list (MEL)
    • Multi-currency
    • Overrun reporting
    • Peak & lag month projections
    • Standardized reporting
    • Status reporting
    • Third party integrations
    • Time phased budgets
    • Time phased forecasts
    • Travel & expense cost tracking

    Q. Who are the typical users of JANUS?

    JANUS has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does JANUS support?

    JANUS supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does JANUS offer?

    JANUS has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does JANUS support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices JANUS supports

    Q. What other apps does JANUS integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations JANUS has

    Q. What level of support does JANUS offer?

    JANUS offers the following support options:

    Online Support