The construction version of Peachtree Premium also offers subcontractor insurance tracking, provides a labor burden assessment for tracking overhead costs per employee, and supports retainage. Progress billing functions can be used to generate customer invoices based on progress milestones or on percentage complete of estimated revenue or of each line item. Users can produce sales orders and invoices directly from estimates, which can be emailed from within the program.
Several new enhancements and additions have been introduced for the 2010 version of Peachtree Premium, including a new Customer Management Center, which provides more immediate access to customer information and detailed transaction histories via user-configurable dashboard views, along with simple export functions that allow users to output data to Excel or PDF. Additionally, Business Analytics functions offer performance benchmarking against other similar businesses. Among other new features are improved inventory, employee and security functions, automated backup and the option to have more than one company open at the same time, a nice feature for users managing more than one entity using the same Peachtree system.
Peachtree Premium offers strong reporting capabilities, with options available from the program’s data centers or directly from the comprehensive report center. More than 140 standard reports are available, all of which can be customized using the internal report editor or using Crystal Reports. Construction management reporting options include contract transmittal letters, component pick lists, assembly planning, overhead, cost by employee, equipment costs and progress measurement. Reports can be emailed directly from within the program, or exported into Word, Excel or PDF format. When viewed on-screen, reports have full drilldown capabilities.
The Peachtree Premium system offers automatic data routing between all modules as needed, including between add-on modules, such as advanced payment solutions, online bill-pay, remote access options, Sage’s Timeslips program, and Act! Link for Peachtree. It also integrates and syncs with Outlook for email and contact management, and can import data from QuickBooks and Excel files.
SUPPORT & TRAINING:
Excellent assistive features are available throughout the Peachtree program, from startup to right-click menus and task-specific guidance. The Peachtree support website offers downloads and program updates (including tax table updates), a knowledgebase, online chat support, tutorials and self study guides. Technical support is available on either a per-incident basis or with support packages.
Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction offers a comprehensive small business management system that provides basic features and reporting for construction project/job management. The program is easy to use and offers excellent customization features, along with data centers that help keep users on top of key business information.