Quest and CMS are the two flagship products of GTS Software. Since their original release in 2003, both products have been continuously enhanced and have now reached a version 3 level of maturity. Further enhancements are planned to take advantage of the latest development in Windows technologies and these are due to be trialed before the end of 2013.


Quest is designed to support estimators in the preparation of capital cost estimates. It encourages a rigorous and disciplined approach to estimating without preempting the skills and knowledge of individual estimators.

Some of the major benefits of Quest are:

• Alleviation of much of the number crunching;
• Accuracy and robustness of a database in lieu of spreadsheets;
• Capacity to incorporate the complete project estimate;
• A sophisticated filter that provides precise interrogation of data;
• Export and import capabilities that allow for the ready exchange of data with outside information sources;
• Formatting of data output for creation of budgets in CMS.

Features of Quest include:

• Three dimensional matrix for identification and storage of data;
• Use of fixed unit rates for standard commodity codes;
• Multi-user capability;
• Multicurrency capability.


CMS is designed to provide reliable cost forecast and performance information for project control and decision-making. Initially designed for organizations involved in Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) type projects, it is has been used on projects with alternative delivery methods, such as Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) as well by clients requiring a program management cost control tool.

CMS is characterized by its ease of use, rapid deployment, and flexibility.

Some of the major benefits of CMS are:

  •  Total project cost status always available;
  • Status of both Awarded and Unawarded Works maintained;
  • Budget, commitment, incurred, forecast and actual costs monitored at user specified level of detail;
  • Budget able to be allocated precisely;
  • Scope control based on quantity tracking;
  • Progress and productivity reporting linked to payment certification;
  • Flexible reporting with user specified criteria.
  • Change Management processes incorporated.

Features of CMS include:

  • Three dimensional matrix for identification and storage of data;
  • Multi-user capability;
  • Multicurrency option;
  • All commitment activities reflected;
  • Payment certification process incorporated;
  • Mass entry of data via structured templates;
  • Export of data for reporting purposes;
  • Remote desktop capability;
  • Web hosting service option.