From the July 2010 Review of Construction/Contractor Accounting Programs.
WennSoft was founded in 1995 and offers enterprise-level software solutions to the construction trades, including builders, equipment managers and operators, and service contractors. Built on Microsoft Dynamics GP, WennSoft is a powerful industry-specific tool that is surprisingly easy to use.
BASIC SYSTEM FUNCTIONS:
WennSoft contains a drop-down menu at the top of the screen where users can access transactions, handle inquires or run reports. The home page of WennSoft is role-based, so each user will have a completely customized interface from which to work. Journal entry screens are free of clutter and are visually pleasing, with important fields highlighted in red. The Home menu interface contains a complete system menu that lists all system modules available. Clicking on a module will bring up the features found within that module, and clicking on the down arrow expands the menu.
Users can also include To Do reminders and Quick Links on the home page, both
of which provide access to pressing tasks, as well as frequently used functions.
Clicking on the Customize this Page link to the right allows the user to choose
from Outlook, Metrics, My Reports and QuickLinks.
WennSoft offers easy multi-location capability and will work with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
CORE ACCOUNTING CAPABILITIES:
The GL module in Microsoft Dynamics GP integrated to WennSoft offers an excellent selection of features and includes multi-currency capability. Users can choose to utilize batches for entering transactions or use the Quick Journal Entry option to enter transactions without a batch. The Payables module processes invoices, returns, finance charges and credit memos. Payments can be scheduled in the payables module, with the ability to edit or void existing schedules. The Receivables module handles payment processing, including Lockbox processing and employee commissions.
The Payroll module offers complete payroll processing, with multi-state capability as well as the ability to enter and track multiple deductions. Additional accounting modules in WennSoft include Electronic Banking, Bill of Materials, Advanced Financial Analysis, Inventory Control and Purchase Order processing. WennSoft offers an excellent audit trail with the ability to perform an inquiry that easily traces system transactions to the originating entry. User security is role-based, with all new users assigned a security role, which, in turn, grants access to various forms, reports and tasks. Passwords can be assigned for each module, and account-level security is also available.
WennSoft can easily import estimates from third-party estimating programs or Excel and text files. The Project Level Module allows users to combine multiple jobs into a single project. A project-level billing option is also included, which allows for billing multiple job costs on a single invoice. The Project Management Portal provides access to all job-related documents that are stored in an easily accessed location, making them easily retrievable by vital personnel. Both active and inactive job information can be accessed from the Project Management Portal.
All Project information can be reviewed in the Project Status window, which provides a detailed look at cost, billing and revenue for each job. Change orders are processed under the Job Status function, with the ability to add additional work, edit existing change order amounts, or track cost codes that are attached to change orders.