JobPower Construction Accounting Software

4.41 / 5 (49)

Our advisors have recommended this product 7 times in the last 30 days

About JOBPOWER

JOBPOWER is an integrated construction accounting management system. JOBPOWER includes accounting, detailed job costing, construction oriented billing, payroll by job, and many additional features designed for contractors.

JOBPOWER can be installed on a PC or server. If users have a Mac system then they can access the cloud version which allows for access anywhere, anytime with an Internet connection and works with a PC, Mac, iPad, laptop, Android Tablet or smartphone.

The dashboards give users a visual and numerical overview of jobs, payables, receivables and financial information. Contractors can track change orders, apply equipment costs to jobs and customize cost categories with the job management feature. The billing application supports AIA Bill...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

48 Reviews of JOBPOWER

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.41 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(32)

32

4 stars

(12)

12

3 stars

(0)

0

2 stars

(2)

2

1 stars

(3)

3

Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1 - 5 of 48 results

June 2017

Haleigh from Frontier Waterproofing, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Building Materials

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2017

Abosolutely LOVED JobPower! (only switched for a lesser feature we needed)

Absolutely love it. It was perfect for us when we had less in sales per year, and it was perfect for us when we grew up to more in sales/year. I couldn't see a point where it WOULDN'T be perfect, no matter how high your sales.

Pros

It is so intuitive; very easy to use and looks good. In our office, we had users aged 17 through 77 and everyone could easily navigate the system. It has GREAT features for Construction Companies. I loved their PO system for material purchases. Their Time Entry app was simple to use. The reports were great. The WIP calculated nicely and printed plain & easy, which is important when dealing with so many different functions/numbers/aspects. The customer service is THE BEST you could receive anywhere. Always available during hours, always helpful with anything needed. They send out newsletters for updates that are laid out VERY SIMPLY, leaving no room for error. They also have a document control software that lets you keep/track/search your documents, per job. VERY helpful. I loved the way you can do W2's all electronically, too!! The job costing system is very easy and it's hard to make a mistake - it keeps things well-balanced.

Cons

After many years, we had to switch from JobPower because our highest project manager needed access in the field to do things like Field Reports and Unit/Footage Tracking, so we switched STRICTLY for this reason (but the cost to do so was outrageous with the new company... I would never have switched if we didn't HAVE TO have this other feature). This just is the only "con" I can put because it is really the reason we switched, but I'm still not sure it was worth it!

January 2019

Molly from Tidewater Roofing

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

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Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

January 2019

Allows Multiple users... but doesn't

In general, I like JobPower. I don't have a lot of accounting experience, so the simplicity of the GL account set ups and the fact that it's difficult to accidentally post something incorrectly was a plus to me. The user manuals and checklists make it easy to make sure you aren't forgetting to add anything before closing the month, etc.

Pros

Ease of set-up; it is almost foolproof and limits mistakes someone without accounting knowledge could easily make. Simple to find information on customers, jobs, etc. Comprehensive reporting ability (can produce a report for almost everything we need) Very affordable compared to other accounting softwares Industry specific Checks to make sure your accounts are in balance and backs up every day.

Cons

It allows multiple users, but multiple users cannot be doing the same thing at the same time (for example, adding new jobs, paying bills, recording receivables), so it works best for a very small company that doesn't need multiple people in the same job role. Accounting wise, does not post items to the general ledger in a way that makes sense. For example, payroll checks will post to the check register, but net payroll won't post to the GL at the same time. So your general ledger and check register will show different balances. Also, often with reconciling the bank accounts, all cleared transactions will match the bank statement, but the difference to balance to zero will be WAY off, so you have to enter adjusting entries in the reconciliation screen, which really doesn't make much sense.

December 2019

Lisa from Wagner General Contractors, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

December 2019

Constructive Criticism

For 18 years I have loved having Jobpower on my team. I have used the online chat for most of my issues and they are great to work with. They are just becoming obsolete in my industry and this business owner is not happy about it.

Pros

I love that jobpower is so easy to understand and use.

Cons

What I like least is its lack of ability to be used with a construction project management program. I may have to give it up so my company can run more efficiently and I am not looking forward to using another software.

Reasons for Choosing JOBPOWER

My estimator had used jobpower with another place of employment and highly recommended it so we never looked elsewhere.

December 2019

Drew from Peak Plumbing Co.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

The Pros and Cons

Since we operate in the construction marketplace, keeping track of all labor and material per job is essential. JobPower provides that information.

Pros

The software is very detailed but it takes time to learn. Be patient, once you understand the software it gives you almost everything you need.

Cons

The detail is great, but like any detailed program, it takes time and patience.

Reasons for Choosing JOBPOWER

Based on the information provided above.

August 2019

Lisa from Kelly Brothers Construction, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

August 2019

Not Enough

You get what you pay for (not a compliment). I switched FROM Quickbooks because I needed the AIA, with basic accounting, with payroll. JP offers these with their program, but they missed the concept of rough draft and pencil copy. Very difficult to review before posting. Virtually no editing, all changes must be made via adjusting entries (yes, I know this is the proper way... Doesn't make it the easiest nor the most convenient. Not all General Contractors care about accounting rules). I have since switched to a different program, for which a paid a penny or two more, but completely worth it. MUCH easier to navigate, edit and review, etc. Being able to review and edit before posting leads to less adjusting entries which leads to a happier accountant performing the year-end review.

Pros

It has the capabilities of performing a variety of tasks, but it's not as easy to actually USE.

Cons

Where to begin... Some screens you can tab through, others require the 'enter' key, others require the use of a mouse. To adjust the parameters of a report, you have to completely close the report and start from scratch. There are two completely separate screens for creating an AIA billing, one for the cover sheet, and one for the continuation sheets. If you find an error on the cover sheet, you have to completely close out of what you're doing and start from scratch. This may include any AIA's you entered before finding the need to edit. The program does not understand pencil copies, so once you create the invoice, good luck editing it and/or trying to reprint it. I am a single user, and I found it a disadvantage to be unable to work in multiple screens at one time. Constantly having to close one screen just to review something in another, is very time consuming because each time you close and reopen a screen, you have to start from scratch. Also, the payroll portion of the program is separate from the basic accounting. Therefore, if you are preparing a tax return - your 941, for example - but you want to review your prior postings and payments, you have to completely close out of the payroll module, switch to the G/L module, and start from scratch. You can not easily switch from one to the other... Each time you have to close and restart... Close and restart.