CGC Adds Canadian Payroll Support to Construction Industry App
May 19, 2009 Alex Woodie
New construction is slow as molasses across North America at the moment, due to the global economic crises. But thanks to a new module that supports payroll processing for Canadian construction firms, construction industry ERP software developer Computer Guidance Corporation will be ready when business starts flowing like, ah, maple syrup.
CGC is a Scottsdale, Arizona, software company that develops a construction management system (eCMS) used by mid- and large-size contractors and other companies in the construction industry with revenues of more than $100 million. eCMS delivers a variety of financial accounting, project management, and bidding capabilities, and runs exclusively on the IBM i (OS/400) platform, which still has a strong following in the commercial construction business.
With the new Canadian Payroll module, CGC is delivering stronger payment capabilities for customers in the Great White North. This includes more accurate calculations of taxes, credits, exceptions, pension plan contributions, and bonuses for federal and provincial tax jurisdictions.
The application brings fewer overall tax tables than CGC’s previous offering, which eases data entry and tax processing, CGC says. It’s also easier to copy or make changes to tables, which further streamlines things. Other new capabilities enable customers to test when earnings and tax limits have been reached, which helps to ensure the accuracy of year-end T4 register and forms.
CGC president and CEO Roger Kirk says his company is continually improving eCMS to increase customers’ efficiency, productivity and profitability. “Our new Canadian Payroll application responds to our customers’ specific suggestions, narrowing the gap between their payroll needs and our eCMS financial management system,” he says in a press release.