Wolf Construction Taps CGC for Outsourced ERP
January 5, 2010 Alex Woodie
Wolf Construction, a mid size general contractor in Topeka, Kansas, has elected to adopt an outsourced implementation of Computer Guidance Corp.‘s i OS-based Construction Management System (eCMS), the software vendor announced last month.
eCMS provides mid- to large-size contractors and other companies in the construction industry with a integrated platform for financial accounting, project management, and bidding capabilities. The application, which runs exclusively on the IBM i (OS/400) platform, has been offered via the software as a service (SaaS) delivery method since CGC rolled out its outsourcing business model last summer.
Wolf Construction signed a license with CGC during the second quarter of 2009. The SaaS version of eCMS satisfied the construction company’s requirements for a construction management software “offered on a hosted platform [that] consolidated all of our needs into a single chassis,” says Michael Schirmer, Wolf Construction’s CFO.
In addition to Wolf, CGC has 15 other companies using the hosted version of eCMS, CGC says. And CGC expects the trend to continue. “Our current economic climate demands software companies to diversify their business models while continuing to focus on their core competencies,” says Roger Kirk, CEO and president of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based software and services company.