Features

Full construction financial accounting suite

Full construction financial accounting suite

The Nominal Ledger is flexible and is able to provide full financial control of all aspects of your business across Multi Company and Multi Divisional structures as you require.

Detailed management information can be obtained including Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet reporting. There are no limits to the number of budget sets held within Evolution Corporate.

The system is designed to handle construction specific sales allowing the efficient production of invoices, credit notes and applications via the Sales Ledger. All sales transactions can be entered either cumulatively or by movement, providing you with great flexibility of input.

The Purchase Ledger module allows you to control your payment routines whilst allowing fast access to supplier information, invoices and payments of any age. See also, Purchase Order Processing.

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Flexible and robust contract costing

Flexible and robust contract costing

With our Evolution Corporate construction accounting software you can gain a true financial picture of costs on your contracts. This helps you to understand which contracts are your most profitable and why, whilst importantly analysing those contracts which are costing the business money.

The contract costing module captures all costs at every stage of the contract from committed costs as purchase orders are placed through actual costs as purchase invoices and subcontractor certificates are processed, to the actual cash spend on a contract.

All balances can be compared to budget. This allows you to understand how the contract is performing, where the contract is over and under spending, and analyse the effect of each contract on the company's overall cash flow.

A flexible costing structure allows you to define the categories you would like to capture costs against. For example Evolution Corporate allows costs to be broken down by resource to help drill down into the cost of things like materials used, labour, use of plant and subcontractors.

Useful article; Barrett's Group ditch generic Sage for construction specific accounting

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Flexible Payroll module

Flexible Payroll moduleThe flexible Payroll module allows payments by cash, cheque or BACS to be made at weekly, fortnightly, 4 weekly or monthly payment frequencies to support both costed and non costed employees.

The electronic filing module allows you to prepare information and submit electronically to HMRC.

Capture timesheets of individual employees working onsite and allocate the cost of labour to the relevant contract for which they are working, helping to build a true picture of the actual cost of labour on a contract.

Extensive security levels are available in our Payroll, ensuring only authorised personnel have access to view or amend information held. This security is carried over for reporting.

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Sophisticated management reporting

Sophisticated management reporting

Evolution Corporate construction software includes a built in report writer which enables you to quickly extract the data you need from all areas of the system in the format you require.
Print, export to Excel, save as a PDF or send to a colleague directly from the system.

To enable advanced reporting and deeper interrogation of information, Evolution Corporate provides a sophisticated advanced reporting module called Excel Automation which allows directors and business managers to create the exact complex reports they desire.

Pre-defined Excel spread sheets are created which combine data from multiple sources within the Evolution system, for example Nominal and Contract Ledgers.

When this spreadsheet is reopened or refreshed it will update the data being displayed with any changes that have been made within the Evolution system. The system's specific formulas have been created although there is no limit to the functionality and the formulas which can be applied to the data within Excel.

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Cost Value Reconciliation

Cost Value Reconciliation

The CVR module enables you to view the true costs and revenue of a contract at any date in time and make relevant adjustments to reflect the true profitability of a contract.

This allows the finance and management teams to compare the true situation of a contract against that originally tendered providing full visibility of your company’s current profitability and cash position.

The CVR module provides sign off flexibility involving Contract Managers and Quantity Surveyors as required, allowing you to replicate current authorisation processes within your business. As all authorisations are managed within the system, users can go in and check the status of a CVR adjustment at any time and add notes to create a history of the contract.

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Subcontractor management and compliance

Subcontractor management and compliance

Effectively managing the use of subcontractors can be a time consuming and costly task. Within the Evolution Corporate Subcontractor Ledger, you have all the tools required to maintain subcontractor information and authorise payments as and when activities are completed.

Plus, all the legislative requirements of the CIS300 scheme are covered and HMRC reporting requirements are handled via an online subcontractor verification feature.

Useful article; The risks of non-compliance; The Construction Industry Scheme

 

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Management of applications and retentionsManagement of applications and retentions

Issuing applications and keeping track of Retentions is key to managing a successful construction business.

Evolution Corporate provides you with full visibility for Retentions held against you, and also held by you against your subcontractors.

Receive notification when a Retention is due to be paid and report on outstanding Retentions due to the business following work completed by subcontractors.

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Purchase Order ProcessingPurchase Order Processing

The intuitive workflow of the Purchase Order processing module enables the production and management of material and subcontractor orders, the subsequent matching with goods received notes and eventually the invoice or certificate, providing full control through to payment.

There are no surprises. Every purchase order raised from the system has been authorised by the relevant personnel before dispatching via post, email or fax to a supplier.

At any point in time the system is able to quickly tell you details about all orders placed with suppliers and subcontractors. 

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Storage, access and sharing of key documentationStorage, access and sharing of key documentation

Built in document management is an ideal tool for organisations with multiple sites or field based staff, providing fast, easy access to files for all users regardless of location.

Evolution Corporate allows users to view, store and attach all documents and reports created within the system and stored from an external location, for example invoices, drawings and images.

This creates one central location for contract managers to store images, contracts and other useful documents.

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Management of planned and reactive maintenanceManagement of planned and reactive maintenance

Businesses providing a planned or reactive maintenance service working on a high volume of low value jobs require a flexible, reliable and robust management system to control appointment(s) and scheduling of engineers ensuring service level agreements (SLA) are achieved.

The dedicated Works Order module within our Corporate solution offers exactly that. A seemless workflow from the receipt of a works order, through to allocating an engineer and invoicing.

Reactive and PPM maintenance contracts can be managed within our Evolution Corporate solution.

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Plant Management

Plant Management

Our Plant Management module provides construction businesses with the tools required to manage their Plant items effectively. This provides visibility of otherwise hidden costs.

The costs associated with Plant are allocated to the relevant contract within Evolution Corporate so you can see exactly what your Plant items are costing the business.

Plant Management provides visibility of both your internal (owned) and hired in plant items' locations at any time assisting with the planning of contracts, helping to identify where internal plant can be used and where the business needs to hire in an item.

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