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March 14, 2017
M.C. Dean, Inc. Selects Computer Guidance’s eCMS ERP Software

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that M.C. Dean, Inc., one the nation’s largest electrical contractor, has selected Computer Guidance’s eCMS Construction ERP for its continued growth and expansion.

“Integrated data and the endless ability to view and share information within our organization were key factors in our decision to go with CGC’s eCMS v.4.1,” stated Doug Cummins, Chief Financial Officer, M.C. Dean, Inc. “We are confident that eCMS v.4.1 will support our strategies and improve our overall performance.”


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March 2, 2017
Computer Guidance Welcomes ConEst into JDM Technology Group

Computer Guidance Corporation, today announced that its parent company, JDM Technology Group, has completed the acquisition of ConEst Software Systems, expanding its construction software offerings and growing its electrical estimating market share.

“Each acquisition brings our customers the promise of increased industry expertise and state-of-the-art products,” said Mike Bihlmeier, President, Computer Guidance Corporation. “We welcome ConEst to the JDM Technology Group and we are excited about JDM’s long-term focus on building successful customer relationships through excellent teams, leading technologies and innovative solutions.” 


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February 23, 2017
Computer Guidance Clients Celebrate Successes with eCMS v.4.1 ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced their clients’ ongoing success with the latest software version, eCMS v.4.1 ERP software.

“We chose CGC’s managed hosting services in order to gain productivity, drive efficiencies and reduce expenses,” said Martin Schaper, CFO, HA Sack Company. “As a CGC client since 2008, we look forward to the enhanced capabilities offered by the eCMS 4.1 solution. The key drivers of our decision were the intuitive Launchpad, powerful Content Management, integrated Project Collaborator and eCMS’ exclusive and all-encompassing data reporting and analytics solutions.” 


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February 14, 2017
Computer Guidance Cements Longstanding Partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced its continued partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO of the AGC, commented, “We are thankful to Computer Guidance Corporation for continuing to support our mission to provide educational resources, advocacy, industry information and professional development services to our members. Thanks to these partnerships, our member firms have ongoing access to tools and technology solutions to allow them to solve their daily business challenges.” 


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February 2, 2017
Computer Guidance Welcomes Vision InfoSoft Into JDM Technology Group

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that its parent company, JDM Technology Group, has completed the acquisition of Vision InfoSoft, expanding its construction software market and software offerings.

“We are pleased to share with our employees, customers and partners that JDM Technology Group has acquired Vision InfoSoft, one of the leading construction estimating software solution providers in the Unites States,” stated Mike Bihlmeier, President, Computer Guidance Corporation. “Each acquisition brings additional knowledge, resources and product innovation that we all greatly benefit from while it demonstrates JDM Technology Group’s accelerated growth strategy and continued investment in the construction industry.”


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January 17, 2017
Computer Guidance Corporation Releases eCMS v.4.1 Forms Application

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the official release of its eCMS v.4.1 Forms application.

“Most businesses have gaps in their software systems that require certain documents and processes to be maintained offline,” said Steven Gross, VP of Client Solutions, Computer Guidance Corporation. “Our new Forms application is designed to eliminate these gaps while improving the speed, completeness, reliability and security of the information collected."


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January 10, 2017
Computer Guidance Corporation Unveils Innovative Launchpad with eCMS v.4.1

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the roll-out of its innovative and graphically-rich Launchpad with the release of eCMS v.4.1 cloud-based construction ERP solution.

Highlighted features of the eCMS v.4.1 Launchpad include:

  • Unlimited Customization
  • Role-based and User-based Security
  • Simplified Menu System
  • Easy-to-use Drag-and-drop Capability
  • Extensive Drill-drown Functionality
  • Full Customization of Information displayed in the Desired Format
  • Immediate Access Point to Enterprise-wide Collaboration

“The eCMS v.4.1 Launchpad is an exciting yet critical part of our latest release as it serves as the gateway to all integrated data, processes and users. With its unlimited built-in flexibility, users can customize their menu options, data being displayed and workflows that they are part of,” said Mike Bihlmeier, President, Computer Guidance Corporation. “Our goal is to enable, empower and encourage our users to run smarter business with advanced collaboration and information-sharing tools and the Launchpad is a powerful example of this initiative.” 


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December 14, 2016
Computer Guidance Corporation Successfully Completes SOC Audit

Computer Guidance Corporation announced today the successful completion of a Report on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability and Confidentiality that provides assurance that controls specific to managed hosted services were suitably designed and operated effectively during the period from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. The engagement was performed based on the Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2, as defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Audit.

“Computer Guidance Corporation’s commitment to strong internal controls in regard to their cloud-based hosted system solutions and services is evident in this report. Computer Guidance Corporation’s cloud-based hosted eCMS ERP system solutions and services as well as the data center environments have met the requirements of a SOC audit as it is established by the AICPA,” stated Mark Eich, Partner In Charge of Information Security Services, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP. “The successful completion of this audit is a testament to CGC’s integrity, accountability, and its commitment to its clients and its customers can be confident that controls described within the report are accurately depicted and were operating as represented during the engagement period.” 


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September 27, 2016
Rapid Growth Continues for Computer Guidance Corporation ERP Cloud Deployments

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the exponential growth of its cloud hosting services. Computer Guidance was the first construction ERP provider to be 100% browser-based and offer clients a cloud hosting deployment option.  Over the ten years since, Computer Guidance’s professionally managed, rock-solid cloud hosting data centers have grown to support tens of thousands of users and is on pace to have 50% of client base hosted by 2017.  

“The compelling benefits of cloud hosting such as greater visibility and control, improved collaboration and opportunity for increased data-driven decision-making have fueled demand of our cloud hosting services,” said Mike Bihlmeier, President, Computer Guidance Corporation.  “A growing number of companies continue to choose Computer Guidance to manage and maintain their ERP software while ensuring they perpetually operate with current technologies and the most innovative solutions.” 


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September 20, 2016
Computer Guidance Corporation Releases Cloud-based, Construction ERP—eCMS v.4.1

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the official release of its flagship construction enterprise resource planning solution, eCMS v.4.1.

The new eCMS v.4.1 applications include the release of Project Collaborator, Content Management, Forms Management, Email Archiving and Workflows, in addition to the further advancement of its eCMS Business Intelligence and Analytics, Launchpad, User Interface and Interactive Data Inquiry functions. eCMS v.4.1 is offered with cloud, on-premise and hybrid deployment options to provide maximum choice to customers.


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September 1, 2016
Clark Builders Wins Constructech Vision Award for Innovative Technology Application of Computer Guidance Cloud-Based ERP Applications

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Clark Builders was named a 2016 Vision Award winner in the Builder/GC Commercial More than $500 million Category by Constructech magazine for leveraging innovative technologies enabled by Computer Guidance Corporation’s eCMS ERP solution.

“We are pleased to be recognized at the Constructech Vision Awards for our eCMS ERP implementation and utilization,” stated Dean Doige, CIO, Clark Builders. “Our team estimates 75% processing efficiency increase in payroll entry, auditing and management, 85% process improvements in employee onboarding, employee information capture and management, and company-wide payroll processing. We have also become 95% paperless of payroll processing and documentation. These are tremendous achievements with a labor force of over 1,000 full-time employees.”


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August 25, 2016
T.N. Ward Company Wins Constructech Vision Award

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that T.N. Ward Company was named a 2016 Vision Award winner in the Builder/GC Commercial More $101 million to $250 million Category by Constructech magazine for bridging the gap between its field and office operations by implementing innovative technologies from Computer Guidance Corporation.

“We work diligently to be at the forefront of how growth-oriented construction firms adopt and apply technology,” commented Mark Smith, VP of Finance, T.N. Ward Company. “Integrated financial and project management with intuitive business intelligence helps us understand how we are doing today and allows us to plan for tomorrow.”


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August 24, 2016
WIMCO Corp Wins Two Constructech Vision Awards

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that WIMCO Corp was named the 2016 Gold and Bronze Vision Award winner in the Builder/GC Commercial $26 million to $100 million Category by Constructech magazine for implementations of Computer Guidance Cloud-based Construction ERP applications, meeting WIMCO Corp.’s specific business needs.

“WIMCO has adopted a policy several years ago promoting the use of technologies on an ongoing basis to deliver greater output and better service to owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and vendors,” stated Darlene Moore, Executive Vice President, WIMCO Corp. “These Constructech Vision Awards are a great testament to our organization as we continue to execute on our vision and commitments."


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February 29, 2016
Computer Guidance Renews Partnership with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced its renewed partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America to continue providing discounted software solutions to member firms and support the association’s ongoing efforts to bring to members integrated programs for ongoing collaboration and education.

“Thanks to this partnership, many of our member firms have had access to tool to allow them to solve some of their most complex challenges,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “Computer Guidance has been a tremendous supporter of our efforts to grow and promote our industry.”


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February 23, 2016
Computer Guidance Corporation Successfully Passes SOC 2 Type II Audit For Its Cloud Hosting Services

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced receipt of its annual Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II attestation engagement report. The trust services report provides independent validation that Computer Guidance Corporation’s security, availability and confidentiality controls operated in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA) applicable Trust Services Principles and Criteria (TSPC).

“Computer Guidance Corporation’s commitment to strong internal controls in regard to their cloud-based hosted system solutions and services is evident in this report,” stated Mark Eich, Partner In Charge of Information Security Services, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP. “The successful completion of this audit this year as well as in the past five years is a testament to CGC’s integrity, accountability, and its commitment to its clients and its customers can be confident that controls described within the report are accurately depicted and were operating as represented during these engagement periods.” 


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February 1, 2016
Winter Construction Announces Successful Implementation of Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Winter Construction, a privately owned and operated Atlanta-based multidisciplinary general contracting company, has gone live on Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0. With the upgrade, Winter Construction acquired additional functionality and licensed new applications while continuing to leverage Computer Guidance’s proven and reliable ERP platform to meet business objectives.

“In a short period of time we have been able to leverage the business intelligence capabilities of eCMS 4.0 and we are seeing tremendous value and exciting results,” stated Ralph Mumme, Vice President of Finance, Winter Construction. “We are confident that CGC’s eCMS v.4.0 will help support our strategies as we continue to tap into its new and enhanced functionality.”


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January 26, 2016
AUI Goes Live On eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP Software

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that AUI, a heavy highway/civil contractor, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has completed the successful implementation of CGC’s flagship ERP product—eCMS v.4.0. With the upgrade, AUI acquired additional business intelligence functionality and data mining capability while continuing to rely on the proven and rock-solid eCMS ERP platform.

“Computer Guidance is the market leader in enterprise application software for the construction industry, and we are delighted to have the capabilities that the software provides. As we continue to grow our business and tap into new markets, it’s imperative to have an efficient, knowledgeable and productive organization that delivers high-quality construction services,” said Michele Zulka-King, Chief Financial Officer, AUI, Inc. “Our team's dedication and CGC’s support resulted in a timely and within budget go-live. This implementation is just a starting point for AUI as we adopt more and more technology for better business outcomes.” 


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January 21, 2016
Carl Bolander Goes Live on eCMS v.4.0

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Carl Bolander, a specialty contractor headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, has gone live on Computer Guidance’s flagship ERP product—eCMS v.4.0. With the upgrade, Carl Bolander acquired additional functionality and licensed new applications while continuing to leverage Computer Guidance’s proven and reliable ERP platform.

“The implementation not only went seamless, but resulted in minimum interruption to our daily business and it was completed within budget and on time,” stated Tim Gillen, Chief Financial Officer, Carl Bolander. “We also look forward to tapping into some very exciting functionality in the areas of self service, mobile and additional business intelligence.”


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January 14, 2016
Computer Guidance Promotes Ken Kopal to Director of Business Intelligence and Emerging Technologies

Computer Guidance Corporation has promoted Ken Kopal to Director of Business Intelligence and Emerging Technologies recognizing the company’s leadership role in bringing to market cutting-edge and reliable business intelligence and emerging technologies in the recent years.

“Customers are becoming more cognizant how to tap into their data and leverage it on a daily basis,” commented Ken Kopal, Director of Business Intelligence and Emerging Technologies, Computer Guidance Corporation. “Our job as software providers is to help our customers run a smarter business by making the data acquisition, mining, presentation and accessibility limitless and simple."


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January 14, 2016
Computer Guidance Promotes James Strang to Director of Application Development

Computer Guidance Corporation has promoted James Strang to Director of Application Development ensuring undivided attention, dedicated focus and resources for the ongoing development and maintenance of CGC’s eCMS core applications.

“Tens of thousands of users across many of North America’s largest construction companies rely on our applications to manage their projects and corporate profitability. I understand the importance of supporting their needs, while ensuring we develop the tools our clients will need to compete tomorrow,” stated James Strang, Director of Application Development of Computer Guidance.  “I am honored to lead our application development efforts and will further strengthen our ability to deliver on our commitments.”


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January 12, 2016
Computer Guidance Welcomes Robert Shantz

Computer Guidance Corporation is pleased to announce that Robert Shantz has assumed the newly-created position of Director of Infrastructure and Cloud Services for Computer Guidance.

“Our cloud deployments and demand for our managed services offerings are growing at a significant rate,” stated Mike Bihlmeier, President, Computer Guidance Corporation. “As we continue to grow, Mr. Shantz will ensure our data centers, cloud infrastructure, data security and system availability exceed expectations. I am very pleased to bring on an individual of his caliber.”


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November 2, 2015
JDM Technology Group Acquires LEVESYS, Increasing Market Share in Australia

JDM Technology Group, a group of global enterprise software provider companies for the architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of LEVESYS (www.levesys.com).

“Our mission is to bring value to our customers by delivering cutting-edge software and proven ERP solutions backed by exceptional service that helps contractors achieve their goals on a daily basis,” said James D. McFarlane, CEO, JDM Technology Group. “We will continue to deliver on this promise through a Buy-and-Build approach by acquiring leaders in enterprise construction software that provide top line revenue growth and geographical expansion for JDM, while ensuring that customers maintain access to their current technology and also benefit from the collaborative results of product development across all our companies.” 


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November 2, 2015
Computer Guidance Welcomes LEVESYS into JDM Technology Group

Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of ERP software solutions for the construction industry, today announced that its parent company, JDM Technology Group, has completed the acquisition of LEVESYS, expanding its construction software market share in Australia.

“We are pleased to share with our employees, customers and partners that JDM Technology Group has acquired LEVESYS, one of the leading construction software solution providers in Australia”, stated Mike Bihlmeier, President, Computer Guidance Corporation. “This transaction again demonstrates JDM Technology Group’s accelerated growth strategy and continued investment in the construction industry. These acquisitions aid our collective efforts in business development and product innovation, as they allow our sister companies to collaborate and quickly deliver new technologies to our respective clients while growing our overall market share.” 


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October 27, 2015
Wright Service Corp. Goes Live with Computer Guidance eCMS v.4.0 ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation (CGC) announced that Wright Service Corp. has successfully gone live with the implementation of CGC’s eCMS v.4.0 ERP system.

“Computer Guidance’s ERP solution is critical to support our growth and unique business needs,” said Terry McGonegle, chief financial officer of Wright Service Corp. “We value the flexibility that eCMS applications provide allowing us to offer inimitable services tailored specifically to our customers’ need. Furthermore, we recognize that data-driven management is the only way we will capitalize on our market value.”


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September 1, 2015
EE Cruz Receives Gold Recognition At The Constructech 2015 Vision Awards

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that EE Cruz was named the 2015 Vision Gold Award winner in the Heavy Highway/GC Category by Constructech magazine for leveraging innovative technologies enabled by Computer Guidance Corporation’s ERP solution.  

EE Cruz earned the Gold Award in the Heavy Highway/GC Category for the implementation of Computer Guidance’s Construction ERP solution, including its Enterprise Content Management application suite bringing immediate business benefits to the organization by integrating field and office business processes.

“We are pleased to be recognized at the Constructech Vision Awards for our eCMS ERP implementation and utilization,” stated Lisa August, Accounts Payable Manager/ERP Administrator, EE Cruz. “Our team estimates a 20% reduction in paperwork, 30% increase in monthly transaction processing of A/P invoices and thousands of dollars saved in administrative expenses. Since these business process improvements have been completed, we have also introduced automated auditing, used electronic filing for payroll, human resources, POs, CORs, subcontracts, insurance and more.” 


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August 25, 2015
Computer Guidance Corporation Publishes Customer Success Story: Clark Builders Automates and Streamlines Enterprise-wide Payroll Processing with Cloud-based, Hosted eCMS ERP Applications

Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of ERP software solutions for the construction industry, today published a new customer success story from Clark Builders that illustrates the reaping of quantitative and qualitative benefits by automating and streamlining the company’s end-to-end payroll process leveraging Hosted eCMS v.4.0 applications.

“With our exponential growth, challenges have surfaced which we had to address quickly and for the long term,” said Dean Doige, Chief Information Officer of Clark Builders. “With company-wide collaboration, we easily concluded that our enterprise-wide payroll processes must be improved to eliminate payroll errors, reduce payroll paperwork and eradicate all manual processes associated with the entry, processing and distribution of payroll. We have solved all of our challenges with Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 and have established a strong foundation for future growth.”


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August 18, 2015
Moretrench Implements Computer Guidance’s Cloud-based Construction ERP Software

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Moretrench has upgraded to Computer Guidance’s industry-leading, cloud-based ERP software−eCMS v.4.0. Moretrench is a 100% employee-owned geotechnical contractor, with over 100 years of experience and unparalleled expertise in underground construction. 

“We became a client of Computer Guidance in 1998 and we value our partnership,” said Todd Andrews, Treasurer of Moretrench. “CGC’s ERP solutions have grown and adapted with our business needs and the functionality that eCMS v.4.0 offers is both exciting and powerful.”


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May 20, 2015
Flintco Constructive Solutions Implements Computer Guidance Construction ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation announced that Flintco, LLC has implemented Computer Guidance’s Construction ERP solution to replace their current legacy cost accounting system. Computer Guidance’s eCMS construction enterprise resource planning solution now serves as the organization’s technology backbone to standardize and consolidate business processes and integrate mission-critical data across all business units.

“After seeing the successes that Alberici has had with the eCMS v.4.0 and the improvements it brought to automating essential off-line processes and critical project metrics to project managers, we decided to migrate Flintco to Computer Guidance’s construction ERP,” said Marty Schaper, CAO at Flintco. “We needed greater accessibility to business-critical data across all of our business units and wanted a single integrated system to deliver it.” 


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May 13, 2015
James Hamilton Construction Company Automates Field Payroll and Reporting with Mobile eCMS

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced James Hamilton Construction Co. has turned to Computer Guidance to streamline and automate its field payroll processing and field operations reporting needs.

“It is critical to the success of our organization to be able to have full visibility into our field operations. We need to know on a daily basis what takes place at each job, how each crew is performing and what labor costs we are facing,” stated Linda Fuller, IT Implementation Manager at James Hamilton Construction Co. “We have begun the roll-out of Mobile eCMS to a large group of field employees and due to favorable results we are adding additional users to the solution. Mobile eCMS has demonstrated its ability to facilitate the processing of remote payroll and begin to help our organization analyze key performance metrics for better outcomes. We have also started utilizing mobile to capture equipment utilization and field production reporting. With continued functionality and performance enhancements, we look forward to expanding our roll out in the near future.” 


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May 5, 2015
Computer Guidance Unveils Interactive Data Inquiry, Revolutionizing The Way Users

Computer Guidance Corporation today unveiled the general release of its Interactive Data Inquiry (IDI) functionality, the most innovative and advanced feature release supporting its data-driven ERP product development strategy. IDI fosters user accessibility to real-time and integrated data by helping users explore various data points in a seamless and intuitive way and making them available for advanced data mining and business analytics purposes.

Mike Bihlmeier, President of Computer Guidance Corporation describes IDI as, “A powerful and intuitive method to quickly access, explore and leverage the power of information. Data can help shape and inform just in the way it is presented. Data should not be a struggle to work with but rather it should work in unison with a user to come to an optimal solution. Further, we believe that a user should not be limited by data views and listings created by somebody else, instead information seekers should be free to explore an idea and possibly discover information that might have otherwise gone unseen.” 


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April 30, 2015
Ivey Mechanical, Inc. Goes Live on Computer Guidance eCMS v.4.0 ERP for Added Efficiencies and Productivity

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Ivey Mechanical, Inc, a customer of Computer Guidance since 1990, has successfully gone live with Computer Guidance’s flagship construction ERP solution—eCMS v.4.0.

Commenting on deployment, Luther Burrell, VP of Administration & IT for Ivey Mechanical, said, “In partnership with Computer Guidance, we achieved the move to the new platform with few issues while updating our custom programming with collaboration among all involved. We are pleased with the eCMS v.4.0 implementation and now we look forward to taking advantage of the new features and functionalities that eCMS v.4.0 has to offer.” 


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April 29, 2015
Carl Bolander & Sons Co. Selects Computer Guidance ERP For Its Specialty Contracting Business

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Carl Bolander & Sons, customer of Computer Guidance since 1985, has signed with Computer Guidance Corporation to upgrade to its latest ERP platform—eCMS v.4.0.

“In our competitive industry, providing real-time, accurate data to project stakeholders is critical to increasing our margins on jobs,” said Tim Gillen, Chief Financial Officer at Carl Bolander & Sons. “With eCMS we have been collecting a wealth of data, and now, with embedded Cognos Business Intelligence and eCMS v.4.0 Interactive Data Inquiry, we will put that data to work in more meaningful ways for even smarter decision-making.”


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April 28, 2015
WIMCO Corporation Goes Live With Computer Guidance Cloud-based Construction ERP Software

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the successful go-live of its end-to-end construction ERP software—eCMS v.4.0 at its long-term customer, WIMCO Corp.

Darlene Moore, Executive Vice President of WIMCO Corp said, “Computer Guidance has always been the leader in delivering innovative ERP solutions to the construction industry but now with the powerful eCMS v.4.0 functionality, the transparency between the field and the office is unprecedented through the ubiquitous accessibility and instantaneous availability of real-time, accurate and integrated data leveraging various cutting-edge technologies and applications.” 

“We are fortunate to experience steady growth in the past couple of years. We believe that this is direct result of our successful execution of our corporate strategy that focuses on our continued commitment to our customers, employees and business partners. Computer Guidance has been an integral part of this ecosystem since 1998 and we continue to build on this partnership,” stated Kevin Rawls, President of WIMCO Corp. “Our recent decision to upgrade to eCMS v.4.0 and to move our most critical business processes and data to the cloud was simply based on the rock-solid system reliability of eCMS and our firm partnership with CGC.” 


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March 24, 2015
Winter Construction Selects Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP Solution

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Winter Construction has selected Computer Guidance’s flagship construction ERP solution. With eCMS v.4.0, Winter Construction will take advantage of the state-of-the-art technology platform supporting the industry’s leading business intelligence and on-demand accessibility to integrated financial and project data.

“Computer Guidance’s eCMS ERP has served as the backbone of our construction business for many years managing our business-critical data and processes,” stated Ralph Mumme, EVP and CFO of Winter Construction. “Upgrading to Computer Guidance’s latest ERP solution will allow our organization to continue to leverage the system’s powerful cost accounting and financial functionality and to introduce some new innovative technologies and features that will save us time and reduce additional expenses.” 


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March 10, 2015
J.F. Brennan Company Implements eCMS Connect for Comdata Virtual Payment MasterCard

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that J.F. Brennan Company has successfully implemented Comdata Virtual Payment MasterCard integrated with Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 ERP solution.

“The implementation of this integrated eCMS / Comdata solution allows us to pay over 1,000 of our vendors and suppliers on a weekly basis literary with a click of a button,” said Tori Weissenberger, Financial Analyst, J.F. Brennan Company. “The automation of our vendor payment process has brought our organization significant financial gains through greater and more frequent financial rebates, as well as through the elimination of tedious, labor-intensive administrative tasks.” 


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March 3, 2015
Computer Guidance and Comdata Launch Streamlined, Automated Payment Process

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that it has partnered with Comdata, leading electronic payment provider, to offer customers integrated solutions that automate vendor payment and expense management processes.

“Computer Guidance customers now have a more efficient way to pay their employees, vendors and suppliers,” stated Eric Newton, Senior Vice President of Construction at Comdata. “By integrating Comdata’s Virtual Payment MasterCard with eCMS Connect, our mutual clients can pay their employees and vendors on time without the complications of setting up bank accounts or delivering payroll checks to their employees on job sites.” 


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February 17, 2015
Computer Guidance Corporation and BirdDog Form Technology Partnership

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that it has entered into a technology partnership with BirdDog, providing customers a tighter product integration between Computer Guidance Corporation’s eCMS Construction ERP Platform and BirdDog’s recruitment and applicant tracking solutions.

“We are pleased to partner with BirdDog in our pursuit to help our mutual customers attract and recruit talent," stated Mike Bihlmeier, President of Computer Guidance Corporation. "This collaboration is another example of our continued commitment to the construction industry and our customers, allowing them to grow and prosper as they utilize our construction solutions.” 


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February 12, 2015
Computer Guidance Corporation Promotes Steven Gross to Vice President of Client Solutions

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the promotion of Steven Gross to Vice President of Client Solutions, serving as an important member of the Computer Guidance leadership team.

“Time and time again Steven has demonstrated his ability to leverage his ever-growing wealth of experience and product knowledge in order to deliver a total solution specifically tailored for each client,” said Mike Bihlmeier, President of Computer Guidance. “I am excited to work closely with Steven as our organization continuous to strive to exceed client expectations.”


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February 5, 2015
Computer Guidance Corporation Promotes Stephanie Meyer to Controller

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the promotion of Stephanie Meyer to Controller, serving as an important member of the management team.  

“We are fortunate to have a talented group of people within our company that allows us to promote within instead,” commented Mike Bihlmeier, President at Computer Guidance Corporation. “Meyer brings an extensive background in accounting, payroll and auditing to Computer Guidance and has been a tremendous asset to the organization. This promotion provides improved focus in areas such as planning, budgeting and corporate financial reporting.” 


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February 3, 2015
Computer Guidance Welcomes Integrity Software Systems Ltd. Into JDM Technology Group

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that its parent company, JDM Technology Group, has completed the acquisition of Integrity Software Systems Ltd. expanding its construction software market share in the United Kingdom.


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February 2, 2015
JDM Technology Group Acquires Integrity Software Systems

JDM Technology Group, a group of global enterprise software provide companies for the architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Software Systems Ltd.

The acquisition of Integrity Software Systems Ltd. advances JDM Technology Group’s mission to provide its global clients with exceptional software and solutions that create meaningful impact on their bottom line. Integrity Software Systems will be the fifth operating company of JDM Technology Group which also includes Computer Guidance Corporation, CSSP, Explorer Software and RedSkyIT.

“Buy and Build continues to be our global growth strategy as we acquire leaders in enterprise construction software complementing our current portfolio of superior construction ERP companies,” added James D. McFarlane, CEO, JDM Technology Group. “Our acquisitions are focused on top line revenue growth and geographical expansion while ensuring that customers continue to have access to the very best technology to support their growth. Therefore we do not end the life any acquired product but allow our customers to select their enterprise software of choice.”


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January 28, 2015
Wake Stone Corporation Goes Live on Computer Guidance Construction ERP Platform

Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of ERP software solutions for the construction industry, today announced that Wake Stone Corporation successfully implemented eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP Platform for the management of construction aggregate and agricultural products business.

“Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 ERP software offers some advanced software functionality that drives increased productivity, improved efficiency and organization-wide collaboration,” said Jared K. Miedema, Senior Engineer and Manager of Information Technology, Wake Stone Corporation. “We are very pleased with eCMS v.4.0 core financial, operations management and enterprise content management applications. In addition, the ERP deployment took place in a very short time in coordination with top-of-the-line CGC implementation personnel and with minimal interruption to our business. Next we are looking to roll out their Business Intelligence and Analytics application suite in order to more easily provide us with business-critical data which is essential for proactive decision-making."


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January 27, 2015
Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces Maintenance ServicesNow

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc, launched today a new service to help its solution provider and supplier partners renew and sell maintenance services. Now available in the U.S., Maintenance ServicesNow™ by Avnet is a customized service offered to partners to proactively engage with Avnet to sell or renew maintenance services on their behalf.

"By leveraging Avnet’s Maintenance ServicesNow, partners will be able to ensure that their customers are up to date on their services, contracts, tools, offerings, business practices and critical change announcements. “We have talked with some of our partners who are missing out on a significant portion of their maintenance renewals,” said Larry Fulop, vice president and general manager, Supplier Services, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “With Maintenance ServicesNow by Avnet, we are providing our partners a cost-effective way to maximize the profitability of every contract. Avnet acts as a natural extension of our solution providers; and supplier partners; sales teams, and we will provide them with the dedicated focus to extend and manage their maintenance services offerings.”


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January 22, 2015
McGough Implements Computer Guidance eCMS ERP Platform

Computer Guidance Corporation, a leading developer of ERP software solutions for the construction industry, today announced that McGough, ranked #124 on the Engineering News-Record Top 400 Contractors List, has successfully concluded the implementation of Computer Guidance’s flagship Construction ERP Platform—eCMS v.4.0.

“In an increasingly competitive market, embracing innovative technologies and leveraging data are critical to achieving continued success and profitable growth,” stated Keith Schuler, Executive Vice President of Finance, McGough. “With eCMS v.4.0 we will leverage enterprise content management and business intelligence to improve our collaboration and overall productivity.” 


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January 20, 2015
Computer Guidance Successfully Completes Service Organization Controls (SOC) – Type II Assurance Engagement For Its Hosting Services System

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the successful completion of a Report on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability and Confidentiality that provides assurance that controls specific to managed hosted services were suitably designed and operated effectively during the period from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. The engagement was performed based on the Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2, as defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Audit.

“Computer Guidance Corporation’s commitment to strong internal controls in regard to their cloud-based hosted system solutions and services is evident in this report,” stated Mark Eich, Partner In Charge of Information Security Services, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP. “The successful completion of this audit is a testament to CGC’s integrity, accountability, and its commitment to its clients and its customers can be confident that controls described within the report are accurately depicted and were operating as represented during the engagement period.”


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January 15, 2015
Sound Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Chooses Computer Guidance

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Sound Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. serving customers in the state of New York and surrounding area has signed with Computer Guidance Corporation to upgrade to its latest ERP platform—Hosted eCMS v.4.0.

“We are always focused on improving our customers’ experiences and our teams’ overall productivity. By upgrading to Computer Guidance’s Cloud-based Hosted eCMS v.4.0 Platform, we will have greater visibility to our operations and financial performance leveraging many advanced productivity tools such as business intelligence, enterprise content management, and more,” said Steve Marentis, President, Sound Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. “eCMS v.4.0 allows for data transparency among users, departments and disciplines that drives improved productivity and ultimately improved customer service and experience.” 


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January 13, 2015
Computer Guidance Renews Partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America

Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software solutions for the construction industry, today announced its renewed partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America.

“Partnerships like this give member firms yet another reason to belong to the association,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “Renewing this partnership will ensure that our members continue to have access to innovative technology solutions.” 


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December 2, 2014
ABCO Peerless Sprinkler Corp Goes Live on eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that ABCO Peerless Sprinkler Corp, specializing in the design and implementation of all types of fire protection projects, has gone live with Computer Guidance’s flagship ERP software solution — eCMS.v.4.0.

“With eCMS v.4.0, we are effectively and efficiently establishing enterprise-wide, standardized business processes supported by a unified solution platform with integrated workflows and centralized data reporting.” stated Joanne Saunders, Controller, ABCO Peerless Sprinkler Corp.


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November 18, 2014
Park Construction Company Implements Computer Guidance Hosted ERP Software

With the ERP go-live, the Minnesota-based general contractor will utilize Computer Guidance’s core financial applications, equipment accounting, equipment maintenance, human resources, payroll, job costing, Cognos Business Intelligence and Analytics applications, and a number of productivity tools to manage its projects for commercial, municipal, industrial, railroad and federal agencies. In addition to the features and functionality that eCMS applications will bring to Park Construction, the commercial contractor will leverage the integration established between eCMS ERP and HCSS HeavyBid, Dispatcher and HeavyJob applications for job estimating, field and resource management.

“We are excited about the implementation of Computer Guidance’s Cloud-based eCMS v.4.0 ERP software as we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest levels of safety, quality and accuracy in project schedules,” stated John Hedquist, Vice President/CFO/Secretary, Park Construction Company. “Hosted eCMS and its integration with HCSS applications will strengthen our ability to deliver our projects on time and on budget.”


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October 23, 2014
Computer Guidance To Present At The 18th Annual AGC/CFMA Conference

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Computer Guidance Corporation’s Director of Client Solutions, Steven Gross, will discuss the value that business intelligence and analytics tools can bring to a construction company for smarter business practices and improved outcomes.

The presentation titled as “Being In The Know with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and by Leveraging Business Intelligence and Analytics Tools” will be held at the 18th Annual AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 7, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.

“I am extremely pleased to be speaking about this dynamic and equally important topic to such a prestigious audience. The objectives of my presentation and supporting discussions will focus on helping contractors identify ways to measure, monitor and communicate their progress toward their strategic goals and performance milestones,” said Steven Gross, Director of Client Solutions, Computer Guidance Corporation.


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October 16, 2014
EE Cruz Benefits From Computer Guidance Construction ERP Platform

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that EE Cruz, a leading heavy highway contractor, is leveraging Computer Guidance Corporation’s eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP Platform and supporting Enterprise Content Management applications in support of its daily business operations.

“eCMS and its integrated Enterprise Content Management applications allow us to collaborate in real time between our office and job site locations by sharing documents electronically and executing standardized workflows,” stated Lisa August, Accounts Payable Manager, EE Cruz. “We have significantly reduced the amount of lost information, delays in processing invoices and payments and manual data entry.”


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October 9, 2014
BRB Contractors, Inc. Receives Recognition At The Constructech 2014 Vision Awards

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that BRB Contractors, Inc. was recognized on Friday, October 3, 2014 as a 2014 Vision Award winner by Constructech magazine. Computer Guidance Corporation was named as its technology enabler. This year, the winners and their solution providers gathered at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in California.

“We are pleased to be recognized at the Constructech Vision Awards for our cloud-based ERP implementation,” stated Mike Laird, President, BRB Contractors, Inc. “Our team estimates 10-15% productivity gains because we could forgo the management and maintenance of our ERP system. Now our financial administration team is focused on the task at hand and not on IT-related items, bringing additional benefits to our overall financial and operational performance.”


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October 7, 2014
AUI Inc. Receives Gold Award At Constructech Vision Awards

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that AUI Inc. was recognized on Friday, October 3, 2014 as a 2014 Vision Award winner by Constructech magazine. Computer Guidance Corporation was named as its technology enabler. This year, the winners and their solution providers gathered at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in California. 

“eCMS and its integrated Business Intelligence applications allow us to leverage our own data for smarter decision-making and improved administrative processing,” stated Michele Zulka-King, Chief Financial Officer, AUI Inc. “We are pleased with the successes we have experienced with eCMS through the utilization of its powerful data set and flexible database architecture.” 


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October 1, 2014
New Global Branding as JDM Technology Group

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that the Explorer Software Group of Companies, of which Computer Guidance Corporation is an integral part,  has established a new global branding as JDM Technology Group to better reflect the identity of its individual operating companies and their respective product brands while discernibly positioning the software group for future growth and expansion.

According to the CEO and owner of JDM Technology Group, James McFarlane, “The group branding change was done in order to bring clarity to the names of our individual operating companies and their associated product brands. The business operations of these companies will not change as a result of the new name, in fact, my strategy remains keeping the well-respected brands in place and ensuring each entity has the tools to grow within their respective markets.”


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September 16, 2014
J. F. Brennan Company, Inc. Implements Computer Guidance Construction ERP Platform

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that J. F. Brennan Company, Inc. has successfully implemented Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP software to further optimize and streamline its multidimensional  specialty construction operations.

J. F. Brennan Company, Inc.’s Financial Systems Analyst, Tori Weissenberger commented on the importance of having a comprehensive ERP solution that not only manages the core accounting functions but also delivers concise and timely reports allowing key stakeholders real-time visibility into job costs and profit margins. “It is important that our construction ERP software is able to provide data when and where our users need it so we can optimize our profitability on each job,” said Weissenberger. “With eCMS v.4.0 we have the ability to leverage dashboards, reports and workflows with on-demand access to business-critical data. Furthermore, we wanted to implement eCMS Connect for Comdata, electronic payment solution, to increase financial controls, automate internal processes and reduce administrative costs.”


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September 11, 2014
Motor City Electric Co. Upgrades To eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP Platform

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Motor City Electric Co. has successfully migrated its construction enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution from version eCMS v.3.7.0, relied upon since 2011, to eCMS v.4.0.

“With the comprehensive and advanced business intelligence capabilities of eCMS v.4.0, we will be able to better track our progress and manage our costs,” said Patrick Mitchell, Controller, Motor City Electric Co. “While we will continue to measure actionable data in real time, we now look forward to generating interactive dashboards and creative drill-down reports to have a holistic data view of our financial and operational performance at any given time.” 


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August 26, 2014
International Cooling Tower, Inc. Goes Live On eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that International Cooling Tower has completed the implementation of Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP software, bringing additional productivity and efficiency tools to its financial administration and jobsite operations.

According to Harvey Saskiw, Chief Financial Officer at International Cooling Tower, Inc.: “With the implementation of eCMS v.4.0 construction platform from Computer Guidance, we were able to merge all of our data and processes for our US and Canadian operations, bringing immediate productivity gains and added efficiencies to our business. Building on standardized processes and unified data, we are introducing reports and dashboards with Cognos Business Intelligence & Analytics as well as implementing advanced imaging, workflows, document management and archiving for our users.”


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August 19, 2014
James Hamilton Construction Selects eCMS Construction ERP Platform

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that James Hamilton Construction, leading heavy highway and industrial contractor headquartered in Silver City, New Mexico, has signed an agreement for the implementation of Computer Guidance’s Hosted eCMS Construction ERP platform.  

“With the comprehensive business intelligence capabilities of eCMS, we will be able to leverage data received from across the organization in support of decision-making and consolidated financial reporting,” said Jossanne Neil, Accounting Manager, James Hamilton Construction. “We are confident that eCMS will bring increases in productivity through simplified business processes and real-time data capture.” 

“One of our goals when searching for a new solution was to consolidate all of our data and processes onto a single, fully integrated platform.” said Linda Fuller, IT Implementation Manager, James Hamilton Construction “With the move to Hosted eCMS, we will be able to simplify the management of our IT infrastructure.”


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August 12, 2014
Price Gregory International Implements Computer Guidance’s Construction ERP Platform

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Price Gregory International, a leading energy infrastructure services provider with rich history in the construction of gas, oil, and products pipelines, has completed their implementation of Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP solution.

“For our rapidly growing and ever-changing business, an enterprise-class ERP system is vital to our continued success. eCMS allows us to standardize our business processes and improve our performance by leveraging integrated and intuitive business intelligence and data mining solutions,” stated Irene Schaffer, Chief Financial Officer, Price Gregory International.


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August 7, 2014
Computer Guidance Takes Lincoln Builders To The Cloud with Hosted eCMS

Lincoln Builders, ranked as one of the top general contractors in the motel, hotel and hospitality constructor sector in the states of Texas and Louisiana by the Engineering News-Record, went live on Computer Guidance’s Hosted eCMS Construction Platform in June of 2014. The general contractor is utilizing eCMS Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Payroll, Human Resources, Job Cost, Equipment Accounting, Business Intelligence & Analytics and Enterprise Content Management applications.

“Our company continues to expand throughout Louisiana and Texas and the accessibility and reliability of information are critical to our business allowing us to focus on meeting the needs of our customers. With Hosted eCMS, we now have advanced technologies that support our business activities while improving the productivity and efficiency of our operations,” stated Lynn Hutchinson, Chief Financial Officer, Lincoln Builders.


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July 24, 2014
Computer Guidance Corporation’s Annual User Conference Marks Great Success

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the successful conclusion of its 31st annual Customer Focus user conference.  Customer Focus 2014 was held on July 21 and 22 at The Phoenician Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“For the first time, I had the pleasure to meet with a large group of Computer Guidance customers and hear firsthand their valuable insight that will continue to shape our vision and fuel our inspiration,” said Jim McFarlane, CEO of the Explorer Software Group. “Our recent successes and the positive feedback received about Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 construction ERP have confirmed that our product strategies and initiatives are rightly aligned with our customers’ needs and today’s market demands.”


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July 15, 2014
Weis Builders Selects eCMS Connect for Textura-CPM

Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, and Computer Guidance Corporation, part of the Explorer Software Group of companies, announced that Weis Builders Inc. has implemented eCMS Connect for Textura-CPM™ after its recent upgrade to Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 enterprise resource planning software.

“The connection of eCMS v.4.0 and Textura-CPM will unlock important efficiencies for us across our financial processes,” said Cassie Warner, Chief Financial Officer, Weis Builders.

“With integrated accounting and payment management processes, we expect to see significant streamlining of manual processes and also to reduce risk related to lien waiver collection and compliance. Subcontractors are our critical business partners and we are always looking for ways to improve our relationship with them. The enhanced communication CPM offers should help us better communicate status and requirements to our Subcontractors to reduce the back and forth that typically goes on in the manual world,” said Warner.


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July 9, 2014
Quest Ventures Southwest, Inc. Selects Computer Guidance’s Cloud-based, Hosted eCMS ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Quest Ventures Southwest, Inc. has selected Computer Guidance’s cloud-based, Hosted eCMS construction ERP to more effectively manage its heavy/civil construction projects throughout the entire western United States, Alaska and Hawaii.

“We chose Computer Guidance’s Hosted eCMS due to its proven reliability, scalability and advanced construction-specific functionality,” commented Layne Birling, Chief Financial Officer, Quest Ventures Southwest, Inc. “Computer Guidance’s long-term reputation as a leader in providing enterprise-class and feature-rich financial and project management applications for the construction industry, as well as my long-standing relationship with Computer Guidance also guided our decision.” 


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July 1, 2014
Computer Guidance Corporation Expands the Cloud to Accommodate 5,000 Hosted eCMS Users

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the expansion of their cloud hosting infrastructure based on IBM Power Systems servers to accommodate an additional 1,000 users in 2014 that are expected to implement Computer Guidance’s cloud-based construction ERP software and associated managed hosting services.

“We are pleased to be providing Computer Guidance with our highly secure and compliant cloud colo locations,” Jeff Simmons, Manager Contracts, Requirements, Authorizations, and Programs, Avnet, Inc. “Our partnership provides Computer Guidance an IT infrastructure collocated in multiple interconnected data centers that is scalable to meet the needs of our mutual customers.”

"IBM Power Systems are designed to provide Computer Guidance Corporation clients with advanced capabilities for Big Data and cloud computing workloads,” said Terri Virnig, IBM Power Ecosystem and Strategy. “Clients can also benefit from Power Systems ’ industry-leading server quality and utilization levels which help to reduce floor space as well as power and cooling costs.


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June 24, 2014
SSI Services, LLC Improves Financial Controls and Operational Efficiencies

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that SSI Services, LLC has successfully implemented Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 construction ERP for improved financial controls and operational efficiencies.

“The value of a state-of-the-art technology is to empower the users to spend more time on the business, bringing them the tools they need to be more efficient and the information they require for greater financial control,” stated Ed Cockerill, Chief Financial Officer, SSI Services, LLC “We look forward to automating our business processes and providing invaluable data to our users with Computer Guidance’s proven ERP software.”


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June 17, 2014
Poettker Construction Goes Live on eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Poettker Construction, a Computer Guidance customer since 1988, has implemented eCMS v.4.0 ERP software for its Construction Management, General Contracting, Design/Build business.

With the implementation of Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0, Poettker Construction rolled out a number of applications, including core accounting, time and material billing, payroll, human resources, job costing, equipment accounting, purchasing, order processing, business intelligence, enterprise content management and eCMS Connect for Prolog.


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June 10, 2014
Computer Guidance Corporation Sponsors AGC’s 2014 Federal Contractors Conference

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Computer Guidance Corporation will be exhibiting and sponsoring the AGC’s 2014 Federal Contractors Conference in June 10-12, 2014 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C.

Computer Guidance Corporation will promote its flagship eCMS v.4.0 construction ERP solution at the conference and will share real-life case studies how commercial contractors have benefited from Computer Guidance’s eCMS construction ERP and the AGC Affinity program.


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June 9, 2014
Computer Guidance Corporation at CFMA’s 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition

Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of ERP software solutions for the construction industry, today announced that Computer Guidance Corporation is demonstrating its flagship construction ERP software—eCMS v.4.0 at CFMA’s 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition in June 7-10, 2014 at BOOTH #312 at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. 


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June 4, 2014
Human Resources Self Service Application Wins Customer Approval

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the general availability of its Human Resources Self Service application after receiving customer endorsement from Northern Electric, Inc.

With the launch of the Human Resources Self Service application, Computer Guidance customers have the ability to provide their employees with secure and ubiquitous access to personalized employee information including pay stubs, W2s/T4s and other tools and services designed to reduce manual and paper-intensive business processes while reducing the strain on HR departments. Employees will now be able to view and manage their employee profile, view compensation, health and vacation benefit information while receiving continuous corporate updates and company communications regardless of their location and work hours.

“Computer Guidance’s Human Resources Self Service application has brought tremendous efficiencies to our HR department and has centralized bi-directional corporate communication with our employees,” said Mark Guth, Procurement Analyst, Northern Electric. “Its deployment to our employees nationwide went smoothly and has been well received.”

To learn more, visit Computer Guidance Corporation at Booth #312 at the CFMA 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 7-11, 2014.


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May 28, 2014
S.T. Wooten Corporation Commits To Computer Guidance Construction ERP v.4.0

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that long-term Computer Guidance customer, S.T. Wooten Corporation, has committed to upgrade to Computer Guidance’s flagship construction ERP solution—eCMS v.4.0—for the management of its growing heavy highway/civil construction business.

“We are excited about Computer Guidance’s future and the product strategy the organization has established for its customers,” commented Harold Hurdle, Director of Information Technology, S.T. Wooten Corporation. “eCMS v.4.0 delivers powerful functionality in the areas of business intelligence, field productivity and overall enterprise-wide collaboration. We look forward to taking advantage of these features in support of our organization’s business goals.”


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May 20, 2014
Computer Guidance Launches eCMS Connect for Prolog

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the completion and official launch of eCMS Connect, an integrated solution of Prolog® construction project management software from Trimble, and eCMS® construction enterprise resource planning.

eCMS Connect for Prolog is built on a flexible and efficient Web Services platform, enabling near real-time data exchange and standardized business processes across field project operations and corporate financial management disciplines. The integration of the two solutions allows for a single point of data entry, which can then be displayed and used across the enterprise resulting in consistent and accurate information and allowing for automated business processes across the organization.  

“We’re pleased with the possibilities that we see emerging from our collaboration with Computer Guidance Corporation,” stated Jon Fingland, Business Area Manager of General Contractor and Construction Manager Division within the Trimble Buildings Group. “By developing bi-directional data exchange capabilities with Computer Guidance, we are able to provide our customers with access to accurate, business-critical information housed within the two industry-leading solutions whenever and wherever it is needed.”


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May 13, 2014
Ground Water Treatment & Technology Signs With Computer Guidance Corporation

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Ground Water Treatment & Technology has signed a multi-year agreement with Computer Guidance Corporation for its cloud, hosted construction ERP solution.

“Our selection of Computer Guidance’s eCMS ERP is part of a wider commitment to improve operational efficiency and productivity within our organization, so it was important to choose an enterprise-class software package that provides unlimited accessibility to data and unrestricted flexibility to business process improvements.” stated Bryan Lamphear, Controller of Ground Water Treatment & Technology. “With that, our implementation will greatly focus on job cost accounting and project financials leveraging business intelligence and analytics, and a wide variety of other productivity tools.”


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May 6, 2014
RD Olson Construction Goes Live on eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation - part of the Explorer Software Group of companies, the leading developer of financial and project management software solutions for architecture, engineering and construction companies, today announced that RD Olson Construction has successfully completed the implementation of Computer Guidance Hosted eCMS ERP solution.

“We were confident that the Computer Guidance team would help us overcome any of our challenges if/as they arise throughout the implementation project,” commented Bruce Weir, CCIFP, Controller, RD Olson Construction. “Now that we have concluded our implementation project, I am pleased to state that it was a successful one that was done within budget and on time. The Computer Guidance team was very attentive in responding to our needs throughout the implementation project.”


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April 29, 2014
WIMCO Corp Commits To Hosted eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that WIMCO Corp, a long-term Computer Guidance customers has selected hosted, cloud-based eCMS offering as the company upgrades to Computer Guidance’s flagship ERP solution—eCMS v.4.0.

“As we reviewed our organization’s strategic IT and business objectives for the upcoming years, we decided to move our ERP solution to the cloud for quicker deployment, greater ROI and better alignment of our resources,” stated Darlene Moore, Executive Vice President, WIMCO Corp. “We have been pleased with the functionality that eCMS brings to our daily operations and look forward to receiving the same and additional powerful features from Computer Guidance in the cloud.”


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April 22, 2014
Shaw-Lundquist Implements eCMS to Manage Its General Construction Business

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Shaw-Lundquist has implemented Computer Guidance’s Hosted eCMS construction enterprise resource planning solution for the management of its growing general contracting business.

“Having a document imaging application that is part of the ERP application suite along with a hosted, cloud-based deployment option were the key driving factors in our solution selection process when we decided to replace our legacy software,” stated John Sjoberg, Controller of Shaw-Lundquist. “Since we are familiar with the core financial applications of the Computer Guidance Construction ERP, our implementation has been greatly focusing on project financials, document imaging and collaboration supported by a wide variety of productivity tools.


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April 15, 2014
George & Lynch Implements Computer Guidance Construction ERP Solution

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that George & Lynch, one of the largest, most diverse infrastructure contractors serving the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, has implemented Computer Guidance’s construction enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Computer Guidance’s eCMS ERP solution is providing George & Lynch with the tools to be more competitive in the marketplace while increasing productivity and reducing operational expenses through integrated financial and project management applications.

Barry Hudson, Chief Financial Officer, George & Lynch said: “We employ over 360 construction professionals specializing in a wide variety of heavy, infrastructure related construction services of which we self-perform 80% or more. It is vital to our success to have integrated technology solutions in place that allow us to manage our daily operations with real-time cost controls, on-demand performance monitoring and accurate forecasting.” 


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April 8, 2014
Borderland Construction Company, Inc. Selects Computer Guidance’s Hosted eCMS

Computer Guidance Corporation - part of the Explorer Software Group of companies, the leading developer of financial and project management software solutions for architecture, engineering and construction companies, today announced that Borderland Construction Company has selected Computer Guidance’s hosted, cloud-based eCMS construction enterprise resource planning solution for the management of its heavy and civil engineering construction business.

We selected to upgrade to Computer Guidance’s latest eCMS ERP version based on our satisfaction with the solution since 1998 and due to its advanced and dynamic reporting functionality,” stated CJ Prettyman, Chief Financial Officer, Borderland Construction Company. “Another determining factor in our selection process was the solution provider’s well-known reputation of providing its ERP as a hosted, cloud-based solution.”
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April 1, 2014
Computer Guidance Completes SOC2 Type II Audit

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced  the successful completion of a Report on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality or Privacy that provides assurance that controls specific to managed hosted services were suitably designed and operated effectively during the period from January 1, 2013 to September 20, 2013. The engagement was performed based on the Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2, as defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Audit.

“As customers contract with Computer Guidance Corporation for its Hosted eCMS solution and services, they can be confident that controls described within the report are accurately depicted and were operating as represented during the engagement period.” stated Mark Eich, Partner In Charge of Information Security Services, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP. “Several processes and procedures have been implemented by Computer Guidance to proactively manage the technical environment that hosts the eCMS system, including the relationship with Avnet.”


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March 18, 2014
The Krill Company, Inc. Selects Computer Guidance’s Construction ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation - part of the Explorer Software Group of companies today announced that The Krill Company, Inc. has selected eCMS v.4.0 construction enterprise resource planning solution for the financial and project management of its construction, general contracting and design-build operations.  

“We have chosen eCMS v.4.0 because it has integrated financial and project management tools and advanced business intelligence functionality that fit with our already established processes and provide the ability to add applications as our business continues to grow.” stated Cindy Alspach, Accounting Manager, The Krill Company, Inc.


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March 11, 2014
Ivey Mechanical Company Commits To eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Ivey Mechanical Company has selected to upgrade to Computer Guidance’s latest enterprise resource planning solution (ERP), eCMS v.4.0, to manage its specialty construction business operations.

“Ivey Mechanical Company decided to upgrade to eCMS v.4.0 due to the long-term relationship with Computer Guidance and the application portfolio that the new release offers,” said Luther Burrell, Vice President of Technology, Ivey Mechanical Company. “We very much look forward to the new business intelligence and analytics capabilities with v.4.0, specially the executive and discipline-based dashboards and reports.”


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March 4, 2014
Computer Guidance At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014

Computer Guidance Corporation announced today that the organization is showcasing its construction ERP software at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 that is held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, Computer Guidance is also a platinum sponsor of the 95th Annual AGC Convention that takes place March 3-6, 2014 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Visit Computer Guidance at Booth #65132 at the ConExpo/AGC Conference and at the 95th Annual AGC Convention this week. 


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February 25, 2014
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. Implements Computer Guidance Construction ERP
Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. has finalized its implementation of Computer Guidance’s flagship construction enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution—eCMS v.4.0.

"The release of eCMS v.4.0 delivers tighter financial controls through advanced business intelligence and analytics capabilities and improved operations by integrating accounting, job costing, human capital and project management disciplines throughout the enterprise,” stated Cathy Craig, Corporate IT Project Manager, Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.


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February 18, 2014
Computer Guidance Launches the Next Generation of Dashboards

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the launch of its operations and project management dashboards bridging the gap between the office and field employees by providing real-time, mission-critical data for improved field operations and tighter financial controls.

“As a construction solution provider, our responsibility is to provide innovative solutions to our customers that allow them to effectively and efficiently respond to opportunities and challenges today and in the future. There is nothing more critical than to have real-time access to dynamic business-critical data for the analysis, planning and management of the business,” states Mike Bihlmeier, President, Computer Guidance Corporation. “We have made significant strides in the business intelligence technology space and will continue our efforts to remain ahead of our competition.”


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February 11, 2014
Knutson Construction Implements Construction ERP From Computer Guidance

Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of construction financial and project management software solutions for architecture, engineering and construction companies, today announced that Knutson Construction has successfully implemented Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 construction ERP in the cloud

“After in-depth analysis of Computer Guidance’s ERP deployment options, we selected Hosted eCMS for its ease of deployment and management and for its cost-effective pricing,” stated Dale Rohling, Accounting Manager, Knutson Construction. “We are very pleased with our decision to take our construction ERP to the cloud allowing increased visibility and efficiency for our organization by focusing our efforts solely on the business applications instead of devoting time toward IT infrastructure management.”


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February 7, 2014
Alberici Corporation Embraces Enterprise Capture and Big Data Technology

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Alberici Corporation has implemented an enterprise capture strategy using eCMS construction enterprise resource planning and IBM’s Datacap to better handle enterprise capture of big data, the massive volume of invoices and other documents the organization receives daily.

“IBM Datacap is the perfect complement to Computer Guidance’s Enterprise Content Management applications for the capture of large volume documents,” stated Greg Hesser, President and Chief Financial Officer, Alberici Group. “With the ability to capture data from both hand-written and printed sources, we are better able to handle the invoices and other documents we receive on a daily basis and automate the entry of this information into eCMS without the need to manually key data.”


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February 3, 2014
Explorer Software Group Acquires Computer Guidance Corporation

Vancouver, BC–February 3, 2014–Explorer Software Group, one of the leading providers of job cost accounting software worldwide, today announced the acquisition of Computer Guidance Corporation (www.computerguidance.com), a construction ERP solution developer known for its well-established, long-term client base and industry-leading construction enterprise resource planning solution. Explorer Software Group once again executes on its strategic growth plans as it expands its operations in the North American construction software market.

“We’re thrilled to have Computer Guidance on board.  Not only does it make our company stronger, but it will also allow us to serve our North American clients better. Our goal is to offer a leading-edge portfolio of powerful construction software solutions that make a meaningful impact on contractors’ bottom lines. The acquisition of Computer Guidance helps us do this” stated Jim McFarlane, CEO of Explorer Software Group.


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January 27, 2014
MHS Legacy Group Goes Live With Computer Guidance Construction ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the commitment from MHS Legacy Group to upgrade to its flagship construction enterprise resource planning solution, eCMS v.4.0. MHS Legacy Group, a diversified national holding company, has subsidiaries in commercial and industrial roofing and siding, metal and phenolic fabrication, installation of industrial and commercial insulation, and scaffold erection.

“We are excited about the advanced technology and new functionality that comes with our upgrade to eCMS v.4.0 and how it will help us to better manage our business,” states Connie Buehner, Accounting Manager, MHS Legacy Group. “Computer Guidance Corporation has supported our company with centralized processing and reporting for many years, and now with eCMS v.4.0 we anticipate this trend continuing with new applications such as Cognos Business Intelligence and Analytics and Mobile eCMS.”


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January 21, 2014
Alberici Group Implements eCMS v.4.0 Construction Enterprise Resource Planning Solution

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Alberici Group, with annual revenues approximately $2 billion and consistently ranked in the top 60 construction companies in the United States by the Engineering News-Record, successfully concluded the implementation of Computer Guidance Corporation’s ERP. eCMS v.4.0, Computer Guidance’s flagship construction ERP now serves as the backbone of Alberici Group’s North American operations’ financial management and reporting infrastructure.

According to Greg Hesser, President and Chief Financial Officer at Alberici Group, “The rock-solid dependability and scalability of the Computer Guidance’s ERP are critical to our organization which has doubled its size due to our recent acquisitions and the execution of our strategic growth plans. eCMS is capable of handling the volume of transactions that our multi-million dollar projects require while delivering construction-specific functionality for the day-to-day management of our general and industrial construction business. Our decision to partner with Computer Guidance for our technology solution needs was undoubtedly the right one.”


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January 14, 2014
AGC and Computer Guidance Renew Strategic Partnership

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced the renewal of its partnership with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America as part of AGC’s Affinity Partner program. Computer Guidance remains the choice of construction management software for members of the AGC, delivering its innovative and feature-rich solution with exclusive pricing for AGC members and providing royalties to AGC chapters.

“This partnership allows us to provide even more support and resources for our members,” stated Chris Monek, senior executive director, business development, programs & industry relations, the Associated General Contractors of America. “Renewing this partnership ensures that our members will continue to have access to new and effective technological solutions.”


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January 7, 2014
Lincoln Builders Selects Computer Guidance’s Hosted, Cloud-based Construction ERP

Computer Guidance Corporation today announced that Lincoln Builders, a full-service general contracting, construction management, and design/build firm headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana, has signed a multi-year agreement with Computer Guidance Corporation to take its construction ERP solution to the cloud.

“Hosted eCMS was a clear choice for our organization as we wanted to have the best of two worlds, leveraging Computer Guidance’s feature-rich applications and maximizing our return on our technology investment with the removal of unnecessary IT expenses,” stated Lynn Hutchinson, Chief Financial Officer, Lincoln Builders.  


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