Construction Computer Software

BuildSmart: Cost Ledger

Cost ledger

The essential costing and accounting solution for contractors

SmartAct is a fully scalable costing and enterprise accounts package for the construction industry.  It is built around construction roles and workflow to monitor ALL sources of cost, and report committed, accrued and actual cost information in real time to the CCS Integrated Cost Management System.

Essential Features for Effective Cost Management

  • Two way information sharing with Candy cost modeling and valuations
  • A powerful database
  • An effective consolidation ability
  • Client-server architecture (ASP Technology)
  • Separate work-in-progress ledgers that consolidate into control accounts

System Components:

  • Cost Ledger
  • General Ledger
  • Creditors
  • Debtors
  • Subcontractors
  • Plant & Equipment
  • Small Tools Management
  • Stock Management
  • Material Assembly
  • Workshops
  • Job Cards
  • Fixed Assets
  • Cash Book
  • Costing Reports
  • General Ledger Reports
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Creditor Cheques
  • Remittance Advices
  • Debtor Invoices
  • Plant Hire Invoices
  • Journals

Automatic Posting

All postings to and from the Cost Ledger are handled automatically by the system.  The cost ledger is balanced with each posting.  The ledger structure is user-definable and the control codes are set up to handle any transaction type.  The system caters for any organisational or joint venture structure, and provides for the addition of division, project, contract and activity costing.  User access is set up by organisation, and individual users receive role based access rights.


The order of menu items may be adjusted, and users will only see the menu items that are required for the role they perform.   This means that for most users the system is clear and easy to use.  The role each individual plays in the overall workflow is managed by the system structure.

Reporting is quick and efficient with Crystal Reports©, and includes a large number of standard reports, and a structure for the creation of custom reports.   These user-defined reports provide nearly unlimited flexibility.   As a web based system, access can be from any location with an internet connection.

Multi User, Multi Company, Multi Currency, Multi Year

SmartAct provides multi-user access, multi-company management with consolidation, multiple accounting years and a well structured multi-currency capability to manage the most demanding cost management and accounting environments.