Jonas Premier Software


 

Jonas Premier is a cloud-based construction management software, which explicitly caters to the needs to midsized contractors, homebuilders, designers and subcontractors. The web-based solution comprises of various integrated modules such as accounting, job costing & estimating, billing, time & expense, reporting and inventory management.

Jonas Premier accounting module is capable of handling multi-company, multi-division and intercompany financial transactions. A fully customizable management dashboard offers in-depth drill-down capabilities to view detailed business information. Job costing & estimating module allows contractors to track cost estimates and generate level wise job costing breakdown reports. The solution also offers tools to track essential documents such as RFIs, submittals, transmittals and punch lists. Both contractors and their teams can view and enter daily job logs on their mobile phones by installing dedicated mobile apps in Android and iOS smartphones.

With Jonas Premier, users can also manage purchase orders, billing and expense reporting activities. Some of the additional benefits include employee time & expense management, centralized document management and custom approval workflow management.

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Greg from Suburban Dream Homes
Specialty: Home builder - production
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

January 2017

January 2017

Customer Support and Developer's Roadmap we're the deciding factors.

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After interviewing and demoing at least 10 potential accounting platforms we chose Jonas Premier. Jonas Premier has outstanding customer service and software roadmap for the future that put them head and shoulders above the rest. The customer service we continue to experience even today is far and above any other, we've had with other accounting and software platforms.

We could not be happier with our decision to implement Jonas Premier as our accounting solution.

 
 

Tony from Sommerdyk Construction Ltd.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Not for non accountants

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There is just about nothing intuitive about this software. I have been using Simply accounting for more than 10 years without a problem. i was lost using this system. There are so many steps for a simple entry that it became ridiculous.

Pros

It does everything for construction management. It stores drawings, alerts everyone of change orders ccnn's , rfi's and does accopunting too.

Cons

My bookkeeper looked at it and asked if I would mind if she took the info from my entries and continued using sage. There is no payroll with this. They suggest outsourcing payroll - another added expense

 
 

David from J.A Fielden
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Premier Rocks!!

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We knew that going into a new software would have it's challenges and obstacles but the overall experience was fantastic from beginning to end. The Implementation team was outstanding. The level of support and customer service is A+ in my books and made all the difference.

Pros

Ease of use . I really like the simplicity of this product.

Cons

It can take multiple reports to get to what I'm searching for. More advanced features within the mobile app would be great.

Advice to Others

If you're looking for a fully integrated solution, then Premier is the solution for you. This product has helped save us time and become much more efficient on a day to day basis. Be open to collaborating with them and sharing ideas - they really do listen.

 
 

Alex from MAX Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Maturing with JONAS

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It was hard work. The JONAS staff was always encouraging and available. I feel that JONAS is not just a product we use but a partner with MAX Construction, Inc. I love sharing my ideas with JONAS. Some even are being adopted. Some are not, but as a team we are getting the best of both worlds and a product that can be catered to our needs. JONAS listens and adapts the ideas that will benefit the majority.

Pros

All information is in real time. Now that we are set up and operating we are developing the reports, and switching over to JONAS as our total system. Eventually we hope to be paperless. I love that I can access JONAS from anywhere in the world. I like the challenge of making this product something special. It looks like it was written for our needs only and yet it services such a large variety of customers.

Cons

It would be nice if all documents could be scrolled.

Advice to Others

Adopting a new system takes diligence. Do not expect it to work overnight. Connect frequently with JONAS support. Collaborate with them and share your ideas. Read the tips of the week. They are fantastic.

 
 

Elena from Firmus Contracting
Specialty: General contractor

September 2016

September 2016

It's Perfect...

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It's very user-friendly, I am able to efficiently complete my work.

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I would like to see more filters added but other than that...I love this product.

Recommendations

Great customer service and support. New features constantly added to enhance the product which is a plus.

 
 

Matt from Senergy Electric
Specialty: General contractor

September 2016

September 2016

Senergy Electric

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The user interface is great, you can access it from anywhere because it is cloud based. One stop shop solution, with great customer service and support.

Likes Least

Payroll is not fully integrated and the process for purchase orders could be more simplified.

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The support team knows the product well and quickly responds to any issues

 
 

Shelly from Engelke Solutions
Specialty: General contractor

September 2016

September 2016

Engelke Solutions

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integration is key. It is cloud based, affordable and easy to adopt.

Likes Least

entering information in multiple screens, but overall we are satisfied with what this system has to offer.

Recommendations

Premier offers everything you need when it comes to running an integrated solution for both accounting and project management. The staff and support is amazing, very helpful and prompt to answer to our issues.

 
 

Greg from Engquist Level Development
Specialty: Real estate developer

June 2016

June 2016

Extremely user friendly

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This software is the easiest one I have ever used and I have been exposed to quite a few. The navigation through the system is setup in the exact steps in which you should accomplish your tasks. The setup has been easy and very informative from the webex videos and one on one sessions. As a financial executive, I need to get to reports quickly and see all of the pertinent information which is easily done with this software.

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I am still looking for what I like least. I have not found any areas that I would say I dislike at this time. Some software you like, you ask yourself, why would they set it up this way, that doesn't make sense. With this software, I am not finding myself asking that question. It makes sense.

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Attend the webex sessions and do the assigned homework. Each session is recorded and emailed to you afterwards so if you were not able to attend the live session, you have a copy to watch later, but don't get behind and criticize the software due to a lack of effort. You will get out of it what you put into it.

 
 

Corbett from Vineyard Custom Homes
Specialty: General contractor

May 2016

May 2016

Transitioning from mulitple to a Single Source Software

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We're just getting started with this program and are really excited to be able to manage all our projects through one system. The ability to manage all project management and accounting through a single source should really help streamline our operations and communications between office and field activities. Setting warnings and workflow approval processes are paramount to us having success and becoming more efficient in our production and expediting payments. All of this can be done in this software.

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Haven't found anything I "Don't Like" yet... What I can say though, is that anytime I have an issue finding anything or working with the system, or even "I think this would be better if"... the Jonas team always helps us out, listens to our suggestions, and then they really look into making changes or improvements, like "Scrolling" through all the data! But if I were to suggest....
-Help Menu with all functions of software
-Custom reporting options

Recommendations

1. You'll need good internet service to run well as this is a cloud based system.
2. Jonas allows you to setup and run multiple companies on it, whereas some others only allow one.

 
 

David from The Krill Co. Inc
Specialty: Construction manager

April 2016

April 2016

9 month review - new user

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I like the new redefined Windows
Easy to follow drop down menu
The support has been great as we learn the new system.

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Nothing to dislike, when we have run across issues or questions...the vendor jumps right in to provide answer and in cases provides modifications to the software to adjust to our needs

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Can't say enough about the support, especially with regards to custom solutions. Vendor truly listens to our requests

 
 

Andrew from USC Construction Services
Specialty: General contractor

April 2016

April 2016

Wonderful product - even better company!

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The software is as intuitive as we hoped it would be. The others we reviewed were good but would take too long to learn and navigate. Additionally, Jonas training and implementation team are incredible. Honestly, the nicest folks you will ever partner with. They know construction and deliver that expertise with flair and fun.

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The only thing that might be the cherry on top of the cherry is if Jonas had a local rep that could visit. It would be interesting to learn if them seeing our physical operation might lead to additional insight about product implementation.

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Do your homework. Everyone we know uses Sage. We dug deeper, found several comparable products, participated in demos, and discovered that Jonas was far and away the best in class. If you want a software product that is affordable, easy to adopt, mobile and cloud based, all provided by a company that is truly passionate about the work you do and is so receptive to your feedback that they will literally rewrite the program at no cost - then Jonas is for you.

 
 

Gerald from Pronor Construction Limited
Specialty: General contractor

April 2016

April 2016

Satisfied Client

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Premier allows us to job cost with as much or as little detail based on each project's requirements. There is no duplication of effort when it comes to data entry. The data that our accounting staff enters becomes meaningful information when reviewed in form of financial reports.

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In comparison to basic accounting programs, in general there are extra steps to accomplish some tasks. However, this is most likely a result of integrating detailed job costing with accounting.

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We recommend that construction companies of any size seriously consider Premier. It offers everything you need to you when it comes to accounting and cost management.

 
 

Jerome from Pegah Construction Ltd.
Specialty: General contractor

December 2015

December 2015

JMan Review

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The software is very easy to learn.
It is one of the better software to quickly adapt to.
Navigation through the menus is a breeze with the quick menu.
Set ups and uploads was not painful at all.
Once your uploads templates are properly filled, the uploads are quick & easy.

The staff of Jonas Premiere are all friendly and very helpful.
They are very knowledgeable about their products and updates.
It's always a pleasant experience talking to them.
They are prompt in replying to any issues or concerns.

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I have not yet experienced anything negative about Jonas Premier software or their staff.
Nor do I expect to.

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The premiere software is great for all general contractors & construction companies.
It is relatively inexpensive compared to other construction softwares out there.
Plus you don't have to worry about your server & memory capacity because it is all on cloud.

 
 

Andrew from Imperium Contracting & Project Management Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager

December 2015

December 2015

Excellent!!!

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- The ability to have your entire companies information with a click of the mouse. Whether is be profit, loss, drawings, extras, change orders. etc...
- Jonas is constantly improving the software to meet the needs of their client.

Likes Least

- I feel as though the software is geared a little bit more towards financial aspect, as opposed to Project Management.

Recommendations

- Make sure to familiarize yourself with the software everyday. Practice!!!

 
 

Debbie from Midwestern Plumbing Service, Inc.
Specialty: Plumbing

November 2015

November 2015

Jonas Premier is Perfect for us.

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I believe that the people behind the product is the most important element. I could not be happier. Form the moment I submitted a request online for information I was immediately acknowledged. Every person I have had contact with has been warm and friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. The Jonas team has made us feel like part of the "Family" from the beginning. Our questions and concerns were answered promptly taking away any doubts that this is the best choice for our company.

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So far all is well. We are excited about going live.

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For me it was an easy choice. When we found out our current accounting software was no longer going to be supported we initially thought we would just go with our current software company's new product. The process was expensive. It took days just to get questions answered. Coincidentally, we had a program error that need immediate attention. This took two weeks to get someone to fix a problem that took her 15 minutes to fix and they made us sign a contract that we would pay $150/hour if the error was our fault. That was the last straw. Jonas saved us!

 
 

Pablo from Vault Design Inc.
Specialty: Design/build firm

August 2015

August 2015

The best software out there !!!

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It is easy to work with, and the support team has been very helpful and prompt with the answers to our issues.

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I like everything. I think there is nothing I dislike or like least about this software.

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I suggest to future software users to watch all the videos. Vault Design Unfortunately didn't have the time to do that, but the few that we actually watched were helpful to us.

 
 

Sandra from Franciscan Developments Inc.
Specialty: Real estate developer

July 2015

July 2015

Superior Software Team and Product!

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Although we're only in the training phase, the entire process from initial inquiry through purchase and training thus far has been SIMPLE, CLEAR, and completely supported by the Jonas team. Communication is great. Their responsiveness is quick and to the point. As frosting on the cake, they are friendly, yes even genial, to deal with.

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Again, we're only in the initial training phase, but to date it's been smooth and satisfactory sailing; there's not anything to criticize!

Recommendations

Look on-line. Conduct a search of top software of the type you want. READ the reviews. The responses of other users is what directed us to Jonas Premier over software brands more familiar to us.

 
 

Julia from Delmastro Building Contractors LLC
Specialty: General contractor

May 2015

May 2015

Would recommend to any contractor, big or small

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The training, the constant contact with Jonas and customer support when/if needed. We can work from anywhere in the world because of the cloud based platform.

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Have not encountered anything so far. Will update if we do.

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This program is built by contractors for contractors. We were surprised how many people at Jonas we encountered actually have construction-related backgrounds. You must be diligent in the training sessions because, unlike other programs we've seen, you actually are setting up your real company during the training so when you go "live" you will already be as comfortable as you've chosen to be in using the program. Also, the support team is dedicated to your success and it shows.

 
 

Dave from Superior Seamless Exteriors
Specialty: Roofing & siding

March 2015

March 2015

Great program for General Contractors!

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Its great for managing jobs. You can upload pictures and documents to the jobs. The accounting side seems solid. I would very much recommend this to a General Contractor to manage sub-trades and all together management.

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It's not designed to work well with small contractors. It does not function with retail sales at all and has no capability to create work orders. I think i might lean toward Jonas Enterprise for that.

Recommendations

Do your homework, and don't be afraid to pull the plug before your in too deep if it's not a fit. Also don't try to get a software to adapt to your habits. Adapt your habits for the software.

 
 

Alex from MAX Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

March 2015

March 2015

Jonas Newbie

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So far, the product has been easy to maneuver and understand. When I purchased Jonas a competitor asked why Jonas? Here is my response: "I liked the fact that I don’t buy modules. I buy a complete package that is updated regularly and I get those updates. All apps are part of the package. This enlarges our use of licenses. Since Jonas is Microsoft based, we use our existing estimating system and it will populate the Jonas system. One less group to train. I am locked into unlimited training at a defined cost. The system is cloud based not cloud stored. Access is anytime as a result. I was able to define my cost exposure 100%. That was a tremendous comfort zone. I know what my yearly cost exposure potential is limited to.
I hope that helps as I wanted a solid comfort with the system I chose. In all cases Jonas seemed to best fit our needs."
Response from competitor:
"Thank you for your candor. All good reasons, especially pertaining to the “good fit” statement. I wish you and Max Construction all the best in the coming years and hope I get to hear how everything goes at some point in the future. It has been a pleasure working with you."

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I do not have any dislikes at this time. Jonas has shared new products coming on line and I am truly excited about the whole thing.

Recommendations

The most important is to compare how many modules you need to purchase from other products to get what Jonas sells in one package. The next comparison should be what you will pay for the education required to learn how to operate the system. Weigh out the cost of being on the cloud but getting the updates as part of your original package vs using a system that you will eventually terminate, as it may not be up to the standards needed to operate efficiently in the future.

 
 
 
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