Architects & Engineers

Win work. Manage resources.
Track time and expenses. Bill clients.
Learn and grow.


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Integrated job costing software for Architects, Engineers & AEC Consultancies.

Job Costing & Planning In Seconds

CMAP takes the time and hassle out of job costing, allowing you to create fee estimates in just a few clicks.

It's flexible, too:

Mix top-down (percentage-based, price per square ft/m, etc.) and bottom-up (resource-driven) approaches in the same project.

Use different fee types for each of your stages. For example, use fixed fee for core deliverables and time charge for variations - whatever you need.

What's more, it's equipped to handle running and billing the project in whichever currency is required.


Budget v Actual of a project using RIBA AIA stages

Live Project Performance Tracking

CMAP pulls live timesheet, personal expenses and purchase invoice data to drive real-time Budget vs. Actual reporting.

Real-time awareness enables you to identify poor performing projects and take action (adjust resourcing, negotiate additional fees, etc.) before it's too late.

Over time, CMAP's report suite helps you to understand where your projects are profitable - or not - and gives you the tools to learn, adapt and scale.

Integrated Resource Management tool for Architects, Engineers & the Construction Industry

Resource Planning Made Simple

CMAP's resourcing reports make sure you have an accurate view of current and future demand, and whether or not you have the capacity to deliver it.

The resourcing tools make it a breeze to add the right people to the right projects - based on skill, role, cost and availability.

Changes immediately update financial projections, so you're aware of their impact as you make them.

There's more; resourcing data can be used to drive revenue forecasting, which will please your finance team too!


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The Workload Schedule

CMAP's Workload Schedule tool enables you to make quick changes with a simple drag and drop.

You can even resource within the tool, rather than within the project itself, and make changes to the allocation such as extending the time frame.

It's further supported by CMAP's skills and attributes tools, helping you to home-in on the right people in your resource pool.


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CMAP for Outlook

The add-in enables you to:

  • Complete and submit your timesheets.
  • Request and manage time off.
  • Complete CRM activities and schedule new follow-up activities.
  • View existing leads and opportunities and create new ones - without having to leave Outlook.
  • Save copies of emails against contacts, as well as against specific leads and projects.
  • View Company and Contacts data from CMAP in Outlook and create contacts from Outlook in CMAP.


Track billable hours with CMAP's simple timesheet software and expense management for Architects, Engineers & the Construction industry.

Easy Timesheets & Expenses

Tracking time and expenses is the absolute core for a services company, but most systems make this painful and time consuming.

CMAP makes it easy because (a) it's so straightforward and (b) you can access from anywhere on desktop, tablet or mobile.

The CMAP Go smartphone app is available on iOS and Android devices and is packed with useful features such as taking photos of expense receipts and requesting time off.

CMAP supports AEC firms with bid management by connecting contacts to projects & client management

CRM & Opportunity Management

With a contacts directory combined with lead and enquiry management, CMAP streamlines and simplifies your business development efforts.

Key functionality includes:

  • Companies and contacts database: names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.
  • Activities for sales-follow up, QA steps, etc.
  • Weighted probability-adjusted forecasting for revenue or resourcing reports etc.
  • Seamless lead to project conversion workflow - no rekeying or duplication.
  • Alerts on your dashboard, in CMAP For Outlook, and in CMAP Go on your smartphone.

Importantly, this is all assisted by industry-specific job costing functionality not found in standalone CRMs where the fee is just a number you punch in.


Custom Dashboards provide AEC firms with the intelligence they need

Custom Dashboards

CMAP keeps users up-to-speed on the areas that matter to them, be it project workers with resourcing, project managers with performance or finance with billing, etc.

Points of note include:

  • Personalisation. You can drag and drop to re-order your dashboard to suit your preference.
  • Custom boxes - built using CMAP BI - can be published to your dashboard so you don't need to run reports manually.
  • Dashboards are live. They take the data as it stands right now, so you can make confident decisions.
  • They're also interactive. Meaning you can simply click an item to be linked through to the relevant area to investigate or take action.
CMAP offers easy billing & invoice scheduling functionality for architectural practices & engineering firms.

Slick Sales Invoicing

CMAP auto-populates invoice schedules at the click of a button, so only quick tweaks are required rather than keying it all in from scratch - but you can do that too of course!

Approval workflows allow project managers to sign-off invoices when they're ready to be billed, including any narration they'd like to have added for the client. Alternatively, you can control approvals centrally. Whatever you prefer.

Invoice creation is simple. CMAP takes the approved data - amount, address, etc. - and inserts it into your own custom sales invoice templates.

Payments can be updated, so project managers are aware of debtor issues on their projects and don't have to pester finance for the information.

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CMAP HR - People Profiles

Human Resources

CMAP’s HR module helps you manage your workforce, and gives you the tools to better leverage them on your projects.

Each People Profile pulls in the relevant timesheet data to give you an at-a-glance record of their client and project experience.

You can also add in custom data fields for thing such as languages and skills. Just landed a job in Germany? You can now easily find any members of staff who speak German.

You also have the ability to save documents within the module. Whether that’s things like return to work forms and employee handbooks in the general menu, or storing contracts and appraisals against specific staff members.


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CMAP provides integrated project reporting & business intelligence for architects, engineers & AEC consultancies

Business Intelligence

The CMAP BI module gives you the drag and drop Report Builder tool, giving you the freedom to dig deeper into your data.

Create your own custom reports, choosing the datasets, filters and calculations that will get you to the answers you're looking for.

Reports can also be shared with colleagues or published straight to your dashboard, ensuring you're always switched on.


CMAP mobile apps for project management on the move: submit timesheets, expenses, view project reports & more

CMAP Mobile Apps

We've got two different mobile apps to keep you on top of your projects when you're out and about.

CMAP Go makes it easy for your people to stay on top of timesheets, expenses, business development activities and time off, wherever they are.

CMAP BI puts custom reports onto your smartphone, so you can access your key reports whenever you need them. 



CMAP's finance tab offers finance teams a centralized project accounting area to manage roles, rates, currencies, revenue recognition & more

Dedicated Finance Tools

CMAP has a dedicated Finance tab with important tools for your finance team, including:

  • Managing roles and rates.
  • Currencies and FX rates.
  • Revenue recognition and month-end.
  • Accounting package integrations.

Don't worry though, access to this area is restricted to approved users with relevant permissions. 


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Screenshot of XERO integration in CMAP's AEC Edition - project management software for the built environment

Integrate With Key Systems

CMAP provides direct connections with the apps and tools your business uses every day:

  • General ledger and accounting packages.
  • Project Information Management software.
  • Document management tools.
  • BI tools via our Direct Reporting Service.


Screenshot of custom fields in CMAP AEC Edition project accounting software

Self-Serve With Powerful Admin Tools

We don't want to be a blocker. It's very rare you'll need to come to us to make a change in the system.

CMAP's self-serve set up combines the tailored benefits of a bespoke solution with the flexibility of the cloud.

All the crucial finance and admin tools are available for you to tweak as needed, including settings for:

  • Roles, rate cards and cost rates.
  • Creating custom fields and pages.
  • System currencies and FX rates.
  • Security and user access.
  • And many more!

Stay Informed With Dashboards


Dashboards are fuelled by live data, providing real-time performance insights, alerts and workflow triggers, all of which help your company run like a well-oiled machine.


The visual layout focuses you on the areas that require your attention. The icons are clickable, and CMAP will link you through to the relevant area for a deeper look.


Focus on the data that matters to you and your role. Whether you're a project manager, finance user or senior management, you can tailor the dashboard to suit you.


With CMAP BI, you can create custom dashboards to leverage your data, as well as share them with colleagues, and even publish them straight to your mobile phone.

CMAP's interactive Project Dashboards help construction businesses deliver projects profitably

Seeing is Believing

Book your free, personal demo with a CMAP Expert today!

CMAP is a one stop shop for managing fees, resourcing, invoicing - it's about bringing everything together.

– Robert Reid, Senior Fee Manager, Morgan Sindall Group

Staff feel more responsible and are more conscious of the time they’re spending.There are no excuses anymore. People have upped their game.

– Eoin Ryan, Associate, Lovelock Mitchell

I'm pleased to say we've seen tremendous benefits to our business using CMAP. It has assisted greatly in our ability to measure and manage our projects, thereby transforming our overall performance.

– Adam Sharples, Finance Director, XEIAD

CMAP has really switched our staff on. They feel they have more ownership of projects as they can see their dashboards and budget vs. actual performance. If a request comes in, their first thought now is ‘did we allow for that in the fee?'

– John Haynes, Director, IDP Group

CMAP is the only integrated project management solution, designed with architects in mind, that can grow and evolve as we do.

– Richard Holland, Director, Holland Harvey Achitects

Our project workers have really benefited from using CMAP, they can now see how much time they’ve been allocated to a project against the time they’ve spent on it, as well as how long they have left – that works really well.

– Mark Camidge, Director, Chaplin Farrant

We chose CMAP because it offered us the functionality we needed to run the practice, combined with a modern, user-friendly interface that our entire team can easily adapt to.

– Paul O'Brien, Associate, Carl Turner Architects

We were really encouraged by positive reviews from other architectural firms we spoke to, who could demonstrate how implementing CMAP had not only streamlined their resource-management, but had fundamentally improved their internal processes & procedures for the better.

– Fiona Scott, Director, Gort Scott