Jonas Construction Review

ITQlick score for Jonas Construction: 87/100

Jonas Construction Review - Aug 2020

ITQlick rating
(4.5/5)

Starting from $8,000 per license

Jonas Construction Software (JCS) offers a business management solution for construction contractors. The product includes project & service management, accounting, document management, inventory as well as payroll. JCS has been providing solutions for the construction sector for over twenty years. The company’s products aim to help construction...

  • ITQlick score: 87/100

    Main category: Construction

    Sub categories (4/8):

    • Construction Accounting & Job Costing
    • Construction Project Scheduling
    • General Contractor
    • Homebuilder CRM

    Typical customer size: Small business, Medium business, Large business

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 10, 2020

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What is Jonas Construction Used For?

Jonas Construction Software (JCS) offers a business management solution for construction contractors. The product includes project & service management, accounting, document management, inventory as well as payroll.

JCS has been providing solutions for the construction sector for over twenty years. The company’s products aim to help construction contractors to streamline their operations, improve the profitability of their jobs, while providing them with critical business information to help them make better decisions.

Average Rating -

The rating of Jonas Construction is 4.5 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

JCS is focused exclusively on the needs of contractors for the construction sector that include General Contractors as well as HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and other Specialty Trades. The product is scalable and is offered as two versions with the on premise solution offered for Enterprise customers. The cloud based solution however is offered to small and medium sized companies and requires minimal technology investment and no software maintenance, which is suited for these companies as they are looking for a cost effective solution which can be rapidly deployed.

In addition the product offers an integrated business management software suite which can address all the main players in a contracting company. JCS can aid owners of contracting companies to have clear visibility on operations, projects & finances so that they can make informed and better business decisions. Also with the integration of Financials & Payroll the Finance department can ensure effective financial controls & monitoring while ensuring staff compensation is done on a timely basis. Finally construction project managers are able to track performance and view in real time, variances between estimated & actual costs so that they are able to run more efficient & cost effective contracting jobs.

Customers for JCS include Western Pump, BCI Mechanical, Cooper Oates Air Conditioning, Hawks & Company, Professional Mechanical Ltd. and Tricon Developments

Features

JCS Core Modules include an Accounting module which covers General Ledger, Accounts Receivables & Payables as well as Fixed Assets. There is also an integrated Payroll module for timely payroll generation, with support for Time & Attendance as well as remote logging of contractor timesheets. The product allows contractors to manage Inventory, track Equipment for location, maintenance & cost with a Tool Crib for locating small tools, as well as procurement for requisition orders based on inventory reorder levels. JCS also supports mobile device access of the application so that remote staff and managers can access the system from anywhere for both monitoring and updating in real time.

There is a Service Management Toolkit which is focused on service based contractors with support for the entire work order management cycle from creation, tracking to fulfillment. Additionally this toolkit provides a Dispatch Scheduler for allocation of service technicians, remote work order management through mobile devices, a customer portal for customers to track job status, maintenance contract management, as well as support for contract time & billing.

Then there is a Project Management Toolkit which is suited for contracting projects and supports the full cycle from bidding, implementation to completion. The toolkit supports job costing & scheduling, project workflow management, construction costing & progress billing, change order management and subcontractor support. Both the Service & Project Management Toolkits are seamlessly integrated with the other modules in the product.

JCS also includes a library of standard reports as well as a Report Designer for customized reports. Additionally there is a Data Mart which offers detailed analytics for trend & performance analysis. Finally there is a fully fledged Document Management system which electronically files all documents related to jobs, provides a document audit trail, as well as scanning options to digitize any paper based documents.

Jonas Construction 5 Pros

  • JCS is offered as both an on premise and cloud based solution
  • The product offers two different versions addressed for the Enterprise & SME markets
  • Mobile device access of the application is supported by JCS
  • JCS includes Data Analytics in the product
  • The solution addresses the business needs of both Service & Project based contracting

Jonas Construction 2 Cons

  • JCS does not offer a free trial of its product
  • There are no social collaboration tools in JCS

Competitors & Alternatives

Co-Construct provides construction management software focused on the home building and remodeling market, and it offers a three month money back guarantee on the product. JCS supports many different types of contracting which include these markets, but it does not offer any guarantee period for its product.

Then there is Accubuild software which is focused on construction management accounting, whereas On-Screen Takeoff is another solution that deals with construction plans and quantity reviews in order to do better construction job estimation, and respond to construction Requests for Information (RFIs). JCS offers these options as part of its integrated suite of tools to address the requirements of different types of contracting jobs.

Contractors Cloud on the other hand supports full user controlled customization of the product to business requirements, as well as social collaboration via message boards for contracting staff & management. Additionally it also offers a free trial for its solution. JCS does not have a free trial and does not support the other features.

Jonas Construction Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $8,000 per license. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed Jonas Construction pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 6 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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Jonas Construction Categories

Construction Accounting & Job Costing
Construction Project Scheduling
General Contractor
Homebuilder CRM
ERP
Customer Management Module
Financial Module
Online Project Management

Specifications

Company:
Address: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

Jonas Construction Features

Document Management
Project Management
Scheduling
Accounting Management
Contract Management
Cost Management
Document Management
Equipment Management
Estimating
Facility Management
Project Management
Scheduling
Service Management

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