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AGC Conference 2016 San Antonio!

On behalf of the Jonas Premier Team, we would like to thank all of the amazing men and woman who came to visit our booth. Every year it truly amazes us how incredible an industry that we have the pleasure of working in! Thank you all so much for your valuable time and the amazing conversations.

 

Don’t forget to wear your Hard Hats when on site….SAFETY FIRST!!!

We’ll see all you lovely people next year at AGC 2017.

 

With Great Respect,

The Premier Team.

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Jonas Premier & Enterprise Software: Industry Leaders in Construction Management Solution

Both Jonas Premier and Jonas Enterprise Construction Software, industry leaders in construction management software, providing construction software solutions built for the construction industry, have both been named to Capterra’s Best Construction Management Systems List. Jonas Enterprise and Premier, together comprising Jonas Construction Software, are the only fully integrated construction software solutions to make the list.

Capterra’s Best Construction Management Systems List is based on three main criteria: ease of use, customer service, and the overall rating. The list represents the top reviewed construction management systems based on these measures. Jonas Premier, who is ranked third on the list, attained an ease of use score of 4.5/5.0, a customer service rating of 5.0/5.0, and an overall rating of 4.5/5.0 based on 25 reviews. Jonas Enterprise, who is ranked thirteenth on the list, attained an ease of use score of 4.5/5.0, a customer service rating of 5.0/5.0, and an overall rating of 5.0/5.0 based on 11 reviews.

Karoline Lapko, Vice President of Jonas Premier Construction Software, is pleased with their continued growth, “At Jonas Premier, our goal has always been to improve our product, our service, and our usability to truly transform the construction software industry. From day one, we provide our clients with an excellent, true cloud construction software, but more than that, we develop strong relationships and really strive to understand and exceed our client’s requirements. Based on our reviews, it is evident that our clients appreciate the value added services we offer, as well as the friendly, helpful, and professional support we provide for each and every one of our clients.” Steve Cowan, President of Jonas Construction Software, is proud of the performance of both Jonas Premier and Enterprise, “Our two products, Premier and Enterprise, have both served their markets very well and have truly performed well from a technology, service, and support perspective. These positive results have been further validated through our excellent customer reviews and what the market has demonstrated to us. As we continue to grow as a company, we continually strive to maintain, as well as enhance, these great relationships with all of our clients and partners.”

To learn more about Jonas Premier, please visit www.jonasconstruction.com/premier/.

To learn more about Jonas Enterprise, please visit www.jonasconstruction.com/enterprise/.

About Jonas Premier Construction Software:

Jonas Premier 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, time and material billing, financials, project management, bank management, purchase order, inventory, time entry, integrated document storage, field mobile apps, and vendor and customer portals.

Jonas’ fully-integrated solutions provide all of the tools needed to increase productivity and improve your bottom line. At Jonas, they make it easier for companies to focus on what is important – their customers, their projects and their employees. Jonas does this by streamlining their operations and giving better visibility to the entire organization. This gives your employees the tools to do their jobs better, support your customers and achieve your company goals.

 

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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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Premier Construction Software Permission Levels and Security

Cloud software provides your employees access to any information at any time, right? The answer is only if you want it to. Premier Construction Software is partnered with one of the world’s most trusted hosting providers, Microsoft Azure, which ensures your data is always available and secure. Premier allows the administrator to set up various security levels by company, division, job or menu design in order to provide or restrict access to certain groups or individuals.

 

Once the security levels are set, you have the ability to control what users can access and do. Within the software, users can set up read-only privileges and control who has access to view, post and or approve key documents. For example, key users can enter and edit change orders but the approval itself can be restricted, or a user can enter in a purchase order or an AP invoice but they will not be permitted to post them.

 

The security levels you assign to users is critical as it sets proper controls and makes it easier to hold users accountable.  A full audit trail, revision tracking and an automatic document storage system makes it easy to find an entry or any particular posting history. Another benefit to setting up proper security levels from the start is the capability to remove menu options for certain users which creates a cleaner and more user-friendly working experience. Permission levels are usually defined during the initial implementation stage but are easily adjusted as users are added.

 

Cloud software promotes collaboration by creating an environment that is secure and easily accessible for all important parties such as your colleagues, vendors and clients. Premier takes that security to an even higher level – it allows you to set up external third party access for your subcontractors and customers. Using this feature, they can easily log-in to a portal to get immediate access to view or approve documents related specifically to their projects. Using advanced security parameters, you can define which type of document is available within the portal (i.e. invoices, change orders, payment applications, quotes etc.). Premier accomplishes this by using a fluid permission levels system that does not hinder productivity while simultaneously allowing everyone to remain informed and continue being part of the team.

 

Now you can manage, access, and protect your data while gaining visibility and increasing communication within your team!

 

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Major Benefits of Jonas Premier’s Software Architecture

Still looking for reasons to switch construction software? Here are five major benefits of Jonas Premier’s software architecture:

“Walk up and use” ease of use.

Premier has unparalleled ease of use. Each screen is standardized, modern and uniform making it an incredibly painless system to learn. With quick entry at the top and the master detail below, it minimizes the number of screens users have to open. For multi-taskers, the quick menu and multi-tabbed screens make it easy to maneuver from one area to the next. Designed with out of the box financial and job cost reports, Jonas Premier gives construction contractors the details they need to easily understand where they’re making or losing money.

Customization without Modification.

Today construction companies prefer software that is easily tailored to their business requirements without incurring the expensive cost associated with custom work.  Premier can be tailored on a company and user level with no changes being made to the source code. You can customize any standard form or report. With unlimited custom fields, it is easy to add and track a date, numeric value or text field. Each user can set up preferred defaults, define the order of their columns on entry screens, set up alerts, and create their own favorites menu. The security can be set up by individual or by group to restrict company access, open periods, job access, document access, menu design, posting and approval privileges. This gives you the power to mold Premier your way.

Flexibility before and after implementation.

Premier grows with your business. Traditional client server software tend to lack the flexibility, adaptability and scalability found in true cloud based software. Out of the box, Premier provides a complete accounting and job costing system designed to help you get started. With its collaborative consultative approach, it focuses on sharing construction business practices so that you are successful. As you grow, its’ the unlimited training model that really makes a difference – Premier can help on-board new employees and re-train users as new processes are added to ensure your employees are using the software as efficiently as possible.

Workflow Driven Business Processes.

Premier is a workflow driven application designed for construction. We help your company map out your organizational workflow so your team can better understand the overall picture and how the software system integrates in order to provide meaningful reports.

Desktop Integration.

Today’s worker requires access to a broad array of software packages to complete their jobs.  Traditionally there has been a lack of integration among these packages.  Premier is a fully integrated system designed to work seamlessly in tandem with your existing e-mail and office productivity applications. It is integrated with word, outlook and excel. It operates on multiple browsers and can be accessed on Macs, Windows devices, tablets etc. As a true cloud solution, it does not require the hassle and cost of VPNs or Citrix.

 

Premier has earned a reputation for developing integrated software and providing a quality service to ensure clients’ succeed and grow.  With the input from hundreds of customers and industry experts we developed the next generation of construction software. Premier is the most functional, flexible and easy to use fully integrated construction application on the market today.