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Jonas Premier Listed in Top 10 by SoftwareAdvice

In a recent article, SoftwareAdvice.com listed Jonas Premier amongst the top ten most popular construction software products. The three metrics used to determine the rankings were, user adoption level, search traffic, and social media presence weighted by 75%, 14% and 10% respectively. Of these companies, Premier ranked the highest of the providers that offer true cloud, combined integrated project management and accounting software.

 

As a general contractor, moving to a cloud-based project management and accounting software is the first step towards expanding the scope of your business. By moving to an electronic cloud-based, integrated solution you can expect a significant improvement in job costing and tracking, greatly reduced double entry, and data access in any situation. Moving to cloud will keep you relevant in the ever-evolving world of construction and provide you with an edge against the competition.

 

Jonas Premier is crafted on a modern software architecture that is both flexible and simple to use. Some of the features that Premier offers include sides of Accounting, Job Cost, Progress Billing, Subcontract Management, Financials, Customer Portals and MS Projects Integration just to name a few.

 

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Premier and Gillam Group Team Up and Take on York University

On Friday, November 20th 2015, the Premier team visited the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University to conduct an onsite, specialized training session with the Project Managers and Coordinators of the Gillam Group – forging an even stronger relationship with yet another valuable client. This new 16,000 sq. ft. building is an inspiring masterpiece – lending itself to a new way of teaching well into the next century and will house various engineering disciplines, programs and types of instruction to the students of York University. This new facility, embraces a new innovative style of learning by providing forms and spaces that are flexible, creative, collaborative and bold.

 

The Gillam design team constructed this iconic building aspiring to attract research partners, recruit and retain staff and students from across the province, the country and around the world. The Gillam Group is a well-known construction management company, located in Toronto, Ontario.  They are established by a collection of industry professionals who share a common goal of improving the way construction projects are delivered.

 

Premier offers an ideal solution for General Contracting businesses, providing the ability to access information anytime, anywhere. Premier is built on a modern software architecture that is entirely flexible and truly simple to use. Some of the features that Premier offers include sides of Accounting, Job Cost, Progress Billing, Subcontract Management, Financials and Customer Portals just to name a few. The Premier team and the Project Managers of Gillam trained closely together with the use of Premier’s fully integrated, cloud-based construction accounting software, helping Gillam continue to take their business and future projects to new heights.

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Jonas Premier Construction Software Continues to Grow and Increase Client Portfolio

Brookfield Multiplex has been delivering landmark property and infrastructure assets for more than 50 years. They are a leading international contractor with a focus on sustainable growth. Their resume includes 852 projects completed with $61 billion in earnings, over 630 awards, in 7 countries. A few examples of locations where they have completed projects include the Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences in Australasia, the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto, and the home of the Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge Stadium in London.

 

According to Taylor Rogers, Project Manager at Brookfield Multiplex, the reasons they decided to partner with Jonas Premier were:

  •     Ease of use and very functional.
  •     Cloud based technology, with no hardware or software required.
  •     Diverse functionalities in one solution, such as job costing, invoicing, inventory, and PO’s.
  •     Modern graphics and layouts, which are easy to operate and navigate.
  •     Easy integration with current systems and highly scalable.
  •     Consistent reports that mimic current reports requested.

 

Cityzen Developments is one of the Greater Toronto Area’s most recognized builders with a passion for design. Their urban communities are highly sought after and their award-winning architects and designers are always pushing boundaries. Their mission is to make each community feel comfortable, convenient and refined. Projects they have worked on include the Ion Condos, L Tower, Garrison Point, Pier 27 Tower, and Absolute World to name a few.

 

Karoline Lapko, Vice President of Jonas Premier Construction Software, is pleased with the continuous growth and advancement of Jonas Premier, “Through continually partnering with new clients, our industry leading cloud construction software solution helps us further solidify our place within the market. With diverse clients such as Brookfield Multiplex and Cityzen Developments, it is quite evident that our solution meets the needs of a wide range of construction businesses. Jonas Premier has the necessary functionalities to provide our clients with a competitive advantage and truly help take them to the next level.”

 

About Premier Construction Software

Premier Construction Software is a fully integrated, cloud-based construction accounting software solution ideal for General Contracting businesses. Running in the cloud, it provides you with the ability to access and input key business information anytime, anywhere. It is built on modern software architecture, fully flexible and is simple to use. The complete offering for contractors includes: Accounting, Job Cost, Subcontract Management, Billing, Progress Billing, T&M Billing, Financials, Project Management, Bank Management, Purchase Order, Inventory, Time Entry, Integrated Document Storage, Field Mobile Apps, and Vendor and Customer Portals.

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Top 5 Most Beautiful Constructions Across the Globe

Premier’s goal is to help make the world a more beautiful place. We do this through assisting Contractors to complete their jobs efficiently and effectively. Here are our top 5 inspirational constructions that inspire our team and hopefully will inspire yours.

Regatta Hotel – Indonesia: This impressive hotel was designed by Atelier Enam, based on the nautical theme, where the centerpiece is an aerodynamically shaped hotel bound to be one of the most striking landscape features which overlooks the Java Sea

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Songjiang Hotel – China: Located in the city of Shanghai in the Songjiang district – this 400 bedroom resort is situated in a 100m deep quarry. Some features include sport facilities, cafes and an underwater public area where guestrooms will face an aquarium wall of aquatic life.

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Russia Tower – Moscow: This skyscraper was planned for the Moscow International Centre. Construction began in 2007 and is expected to be completed in 2016. This tower will stand 1,180 ft. and will contain 118 floors, 101 elevators and will hold a maximum capacity of 30,000 people.

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Mecca Royal Tower – Saudi Arabia: This building complex in Mecca is part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project that strives to modernize the holy city. This complex holds world records, such as the tallest hotel in the world, tallest clock and also the world’s largest floor area.

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Zhuhai Macau Bridge – Hong Kong: This bridge is an ongoing construction project which will consist of a series of bridges and tunnels that will connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai – the three major cities on the Pearl River in Eastern Asia. The proposed 50 km link is expected to cost a total of $10.7 Billion USD. The project is expected to complete in 2016.

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Premier is constantly working towards making the world around us, more beautiful…We do this by:

  • Helping Contractors stay organized which leads to faster job completion.
  • Premier helps Owners and Project Managers keep track of their costs and billings on all jobs, making them more efficient.
  • We also take pride in the unique way we have integrated job costing and accounting which makes double entry to record these components obsolete.
  • We have ensured that our software is available anywhere around the world by creating a product that is true cloud, this way, anyone requiring access to a job can have it, no matter where or when they require information.
  • Premier is also extremely flexible and completely configurable which means any General Contractor can embrace the software and make it their own.

Premier’s goal as a software provider is to assist Contractors in any way they can to conduct business efficiently and effectively which in turn helps to increase our world’s beauty, one project at a time.

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What QuickBooks Can Do, Jonas Premier Does Better

Sure, QuickBooks is great, but take a look at why the Jonas Premier Integrated Construction Software Solution is so much better. After all, they offer Customer Support in house.

JOB COSTING

QuickBooks:

  • Only has cost items, which means every cost item must be linked to a General Ledger account rather than group by Cost Type and then linked to a General Ledger account, thus creating more work during the set-up of a cost item.
  • Documents such as drawings, or contracts used in the course of Project Management work can be uploaded to QuickBooks but have to be attached to a specific customer or a specific estimate rather than storing all relevant documents to a particular job. Unlike Jonas Premier which allows for all Job related documents to be stored together with the Job information.
  • QuickBooks can provide basic job cost reports such as Profit or Loss by job, but lacks when it comes to complex job costing reporting such as Payment application reports which can be found in Jonas Premier.

Jonas Premier:

  • Allows for 5 levels of job costing, which provides a variety of useful options for the categorization of costs for both Accounting and Project Management Teams. This provides more versatile reporting options in both business segments allowing users to organize jobs by cost items, cost types, departments and even location.
  • Can be configured to set up job specific markups, whereas QuickBooks requires a new “item” for every markup that a user may want to apply which makes billing cumbersome.
  • Keeps the job costing and project management a separate functioning and reporting segment for Project Managers which allows them full use of the software without risking the integrity or confidentiality of the financial information also stored in Jonas Premier on the Accounting side of the product.

CREATING ESTIMATES

QuickBooks:

  • Creating estimates involves creating a new “item” for every cost item a user needs to track. Each “item” is then linked to an account on the Chart of Accounts.
  • These items need to be manually inputted during the creation of the estimate.
  • QuickBooks has the ability to import an item list from excel, however, the templates are not readily available to users, and must be created by the user. Unfortunately the creation of the template and subsequent import is not very seamless and therefore is not used as often.
  • The excel import that QuickBooks has available is only offered on their desktop version of the product, not on their cloud version, unlike Jonas Premier which has an excel upload that is easy to use and readily available on the cloud format.

Jonas Premier:

  • Premier offers two options in terms of creating an estimate. The first is to upload an estimate from Excel using a template provided by the Jonas Premier Support Team. This template is easy to use and allows for the application of various mathematical functions while remaining in an easy to read format that can be uploaded with a click of a few buttons.
  • The second option is to manually enter the costs while pulling the cost items from an existing drop down menu which would have been previously loaded into Premier using the aforementioned Excel upload template. While this option is similar to QuickBooks, the difference is the ease in which Jonas Premier allows users to upload their template of cost items.

WORKFLOW

QuickBooks:

  • QuickBooks offers a workflow in terms of applications available for use, Purchase Orders, Receive Inventory and Enter Bills. However where workflow in QuickBooks lacks is the ability to set approvals and also require sign offs in order to make a purchase or record an invoice.

Jonas Premier:

  • Jonas Premier allows for the System Administrators to set up a workflow requiring approvals at various checkpoints throughout the Accounts Payable process which helps to maintain the integrity of the data by reducing the amount of errors or unapproved transactions going through the accounting or job cost software.