CGC Announces More Customer Wins for Construction ERP
November 12, 2013 Alex Woodie
Computer Guidance Corp. has been on a winning streak lately with eCMS, its IBM i-based construction management system that consistently ranks as the nation’s number one costing/accounting/payroll system for large contractors ($250 million and up). The account wins have been adding up since October for the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company.
The company started the month by announcing an expansion of its partnership with Parsons Electric, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based electric contractor that’s been a CGC customer since 1999. With the upgrade to eCMS version 4, the company will standardize on a single enterprise package that delivers everything from document imaging and workflow to reporting and payroll collection, according Parsons Electric CIO Jeff Moryn.
Another Minneapolis-based contractor expanding its relationship with CGC is Weis Builders, a general contractor founded in 1939. Following the upgrade to eCMS 4, the company, which is now using 15 modules of the ERP package, is hosted off-site. “With the Web-based access and cloud-based deployment of the ERP, we have seen tremendous gains in the utilization and allocation of our IT resources and these just made the ERP upgrade transparent to our organization,” said Scott Reid, the company’s CTO.
Last week, CGC announced that the Hayner Hoyt Corporation has completed its upgrade to eCMS 4.0 running in a private cloud environment. The migration from an on-premise environment to the cloud went smoothly, according to Maureen Barry, a controller for the Syracuse, New York-based company. “From the installation and data migration processes to the on-site application training, the ERP implementation was completed on time and in budget while gaining best practices and subject-matter expertise along the way,” she stated.
Also in October, CGC announced the formation of a new software delivery department. Lyle Klingler was hired to run the new department, with the goal of uniting the disciplines of testing, packaging, and implementing new releases, and getting software updates into the hands of its customers more quickly.