Construction Today - November 2017 - 26
JONAS CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE
Construction Software offers
greater transparency and input into
what functionality clients need.
Jonas Construction Software prides itself on its industry-leading software. BY JANICE HOPPE-SPIERS
onas Construction Software was
founded 27 years ago with a vision to
be more than a typical construction
software company. The operation
set out to build a better, fully integrated
construction software solution that offers
exactly what its clients need to succeed.
"The most valuable aspect of our software
is that our solution is truly integrated and
our development is done fully in-house,"
Sales Manager Yana Tcharnaia says. "Our
company doesn't buy third-party systems
and try to piece meal solutions together;
we develop every module that we have
in-house so there are no syncing issues and
our clients truly get the value of integration.
For this reason, all screens look the same,
making it user-friendly and easy to learn."
Jonas Construction Software has clients
across both Canada and the United States.
In 2003, Jonas Construction Software
became a division of Constellation Software
Inc. (CSI), a global software company that
acquires and grows high-marketshare,
mission-critical, vertical market software
companies. "With so much consolidation
happening in the industry and a lot of
private construction software companies
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* Headquarters: Ontario
* Employees: 110
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"The biggest ing is at our
development is done in-house
and is truly integrated."
- Yana Tcharnaia, ales manager
getting bought out, it is important to mitigate risk and ensure that you are partnering
with a company that will be around forever," Tcharnaia says.
Today, about 1,200 clients in the North
American construction industry use Jonas
Construction Software. The company has
110 employees with about 40 in development and 30 in customer support. "Everyone within our company operates in-house,
allowing us to offer the best customer
service from sales to implementation to
support, and you never have to worry about
us going out of business," Tcharnaia says.
"Overall, when bringing in new talent, we
look for individuals with great customer
service skills and people who are compassionate and always willing to go the extra
mile for our clients."
Jonas Construction Software believes in
supporting the success of its clients. The
company prides itself on taking the time to
understand its clients' needs, continuously
improving to meet new business and technology trends and making quality software
construction companies can rely on.
The company's software includes a variety
of modules from accounting, job costing,
project and service management, dispatch
and job scheduling, reporting, document
management, equipment and inventory
management to payroll, service contracts,
timecards, budgeting and invoicing. A mix of
different contractors use Jonas Construction
& Service Software including mechanical,
HVAC, electrical, plumbing, general contractors, as well as excavator and heavy highway
companies while design builders, homebuilders and land developers often use the
company's Premier Construction Software.