eTEK for Microsoft Office is a completely integrated financial system that offers specialty software to a variety of industries. An excellent choice for smaller construction companies looking to expand from entry-level products, eTEK for Microsoft Office 2010 is scalable and easily navigated with solid job cost capability.
BASIC SYSTEM FUNCTION
eTEK is designed using the Microsoft 2010 Office user interface, an upgrade from the 2007 product. Particularly useful to experienced Microsoft Office users, eTEK’s user interface builds on this technology, making it easy to find the desired system features. Function icons are found at the top of eTEK’s main screen, with system modules listed directly below. Clicking on a module displays all of the related functions within that module and the corresponding features.
eTEK provides easy system navigation, with well-structured data-entry screens that offer numerous lookup options. New users may also find the setup checklists useful, designed to ensure that all required information is entered. Inquiry screens that are found throughout the system create quick financial reports that display needed job and financial information. Users can also choose from five different data-entry screens. eTEK provides the capability to create a job template that can be saved for future use.
Users can customize the eTEK toolbar to display the items they want. eTEK is available as a traditional desktop product in a network environment, or as a web-based SaaS product, making multi-location and remote access a breeze. Built for a Windows platform, eTEK works with Windows 7, Vista and XP. 4.75
CORE ACCOUNTING CAPABILITIES
The GL module in eTEK allows users to enter data in real time, or users can choose to use a batch system. Transactions can be entered to post to any fiscal period at any time, even closed periods.
eTEK is completely used-defined and utilizes up to four segments of nine digits each. Users can also set up recurring journal entries, with reversing entries attached. The AP module can handle multiple cash accounts, and users can add suppliers on the fly, eliminating the need to close the module and enter the supplier information elsewhere. Invoice templates can be created and utilized for quick invoicing options, and recurring invoices can be set up in the system for automatic processing. The AR module allows users to automatically assign payments to outstanding invoices, and can create multiple billing types including AIA Invoicing, Time & Materials and Contract Billing. The Payroll module tracks multiple employee compensation types, and supports direct deposit and multi-location payrolls. Users can enter payroll information quickly using the Quick Time entry function.
eTEK also contains numerous financial modules, including Inventory, Purchasing and Cash Management. Audit trail functionality is solid, with all system transactions assigned a batch number, making it easy to review system transactions. eTEK also offers good user security with both menu-level and function-level security. 4.75
CONSTRUCTION/CONTRACTOR SPECIFIC FEATURES
eTEK’s estimating feature allows users to create job estimates at any level. The Estimates to Complete function provides users with a solid work in progress analysis, and also offers good cost control. Estimates can be easily entered in a variety of categories including labor and overtime hours, along with material costs. The Job Cost Master Editor is an excellent feature that provides management with the necessary detail for each job entered in the system. Change orders can be processed in the job cost master file, with eTEK automatically tracking any changes for both customers and subcontractors.