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What is Premier Construction Software?

Premier Construction Software is a true cloud, all in one accounting, job cost, project, document and drawing management solution, specifically designed to meet the needs of General Contractors, Land Developers, Construction Management firms and Homebuilders. The cloud-based solution comprises of various integrated modules such as accounting, job costing & estimating, billing, time & expense, reporting and inventory management.

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Product Description

Premier is a cloud, all in one accounting, job cost, project, document and drawing management solution, specifically designed to meet the needs of General Contractors, Land Developers, and Homebuilders. The cloud-based solution comprises of various integrated modules such as accounting, job costing & estimating, billing, time & expense, reporting and inventory management.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Premier is a powerful tool focused on automating the most time-consuming processes for construction businesses. Premier supports all billing types (progress, cost-plus, and time & materials) with ease and automates your entire approval process for invoices, change orders, contracts and more. With both accounting and project management all in one place, your team will be in sync wherever they are.

Best of all, Premier offers unlimited group training and customer support at no additional cost. WIth new features released every year, Premier ensures you have the best tools to scale your business.


Seller Details
Seller
Jonas Construction Software
Company Website
Year Founded
2009
HQ Location
Fortitude Valley, Australia
Twitter
@Jonas_Premier
152 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
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2 employees on LinkedIn®

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The support at Jonas has been very easy to work with and flexible in meeting our demands. The software is very user friendly, was very easy to learn for us, and has a great layout. Their reports have a drilldown feature which has been extremely useful for us and has really helped us see exactly where our numbers are coming from. In comparison to our previous software we find that Jonas Premier doesn't require as many steps to accomplish a task. We previously used to utilize Microsoft Excel to create all our Job Cost Reports but Premier has saved us a lot of time and effort as it provides this information to us through their job cost reports which has really increased our efficiency. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Setting up inventory was a challenge for us and the inability to initially have different units of measures was a drawback. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The software has truly increased our efficiency and accuracy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

We have really enjoyed starting to work in the Premier software. It has been helpful in realizing lots of efficiencies in reporting WIP and submitting monthly draw requests on time.

Onboard training was excellent. Support for questions or issues after implementation is excellent. Web-based software so employees and owners can view and add information from where ever they are working. Plus backup is current and ME rollover is smooth and doesn't require lots of processing to accomplish. Lots of reporting options and owners find the information easy to locate and readily available for review as needed. Very intuitive to use once for day to day activities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Daily job logs on the mobile app platform aren't robust enough with picture upload functions. And lien waivers functions need to be improved as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Draw efficiencies and accounts payable tracking and timing. The cost plus billing module is the biggest timesaver. With just the click of a button cost plus generates all the AP and payroll entries that have been generated over the last month so it eliminates the need to manually enter it into Excel. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Customer Support is TOP NOTCH! Everyone I have had help me has been so pleasant and helpful! Sincerely feel they are there to help me, not just a tech answering the phone and looking up the answers, they know this product and know how to help in every aspect, including calming me when I am feeling a bit anxious and frustrated. Never have I gotten off a call where I am not thanking them! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

COVID getting in the way of our on-boarding transition! I am sure that having in-person training would have saved a lot of self-inflicted frustration. The Customer Support Team has been very responsive with excellent timing in those responses, however, having someone onsite to assist for several hours in the day for several days would have expedited our transition. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

In looking for a new software for our company, it was a requirement, on our end, to make sure it would be as adaptive as possible to incorporate all of our processes into one software, and Premier was the closest to start, and they have worked with us, and continue to work with us to make sure that we have what we need for our business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Streamlining our Jobcosting and Accounting process has been a goal for several years. Searching for a software that would work for what we wanted was about a year-long process. After brainstorming with the Premier sales team, as well as the support team, we found that Premier would fit best. Not only have they brought us a product that would work, they are working with us to make our process and their product work together in one software, and working on making it easier for most everyone in the company to access information immediately, rather than having to compile from different programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The Job Dashboard is an extremely helpful feature. It gives you a great overview of your job and a snapshot of all job-related items that need your attention. It essentially has all the information to answer quick and important questions you would have about your job. The software itself is easy to use and if you were to make any mistakes, you have the ability to easily correct those errors which is great! From a training perspective, there are a lot of documents and videos that are provided to users which were really helpful during our transitioning/training phase. Their excel add-in is also amazing when you're bringing in historical information and I can definitely see that it will be saving us tons of input time going forward as well. The implementation and customer support team are very helpful which certainly makes our lives easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When initially transitioning, we did find that there was a learning curve but we've been learning with time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Jonas Premier has helped us stay on top of our jobs and we're excited to use the add-on features to upload more of our information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The software is the first of its kind to give us real time financial information on our projects and company as a whole. The Job Dashboard and Job Forecast screens are everyone's favorites. They show you everything you to need to know on the financial health of your project/budget at any given time and you can drill down into pretty much anything for more detail. Commitments and compliances are easily trackable and things like double entries are avoidable because payments are done directly out of the software. Premier's customer support is extremely responsive, helpful and knowledgeable and always offers solutions on how to best customize the software for our company's unique goals and objectives. Having our accounting software and project management software all in one is a no brainer! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software is not the easiest on the eyes and initially intimidates our project managers because it really looks and behaves like an accounting software. However, once the project managers learn the true capabilities of Premier, they are truly blown away. It would be an added bonus though if the software had more project management tools and capabilities that are not related to the finances of the project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project tracking and accounting all in one place! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The different modules are excellent to meet the accounting requirements for contractor, construction and development companies. I especially like the excel uploading/downloading function which has saved us a lot time! And compared with other softwares I implemented, the function to transfer beginning balance is much easier with Premier. The job costing module, the purchase order module and the Subcontract module are excellent and enable us to provide any reports that the projects team would request. To top it off, the customer support team is a pleasure to work with! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would suggest they improve the customized report function. It would be great if this feature is enhanced. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Jonas Premier has helped us save a lot of time from an Accounting and project management perspective. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Versatility - prior to Premier, our accounting software was hardware based with virtual logins which required annually licensing, maintenance and review. Not to mention the constant potential for hardware failure would basically shut down our accounting function corporately. Being able to have the same vast accounting program with more robust command and detail, on a Google web page - life changing.

By robust, I refer to the Job Dashboard and overall approval management system - items that were needed by lacking in our old system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To be fair, I would like more power over the reports produced in the Premier. Historically, we have given our Project Managers freedom to run their particular projects as they see fit, and with that, they all have different interests on how the reporting is produced; mainly to the advantage of handing it over to the customer directly from the system. Don't get me wrong, as an analyst, the ODATA option on the Premier package is all any accountant ever wants or needs, however, it would be useful if we could tell Jonas to spit out a report made specifically for a customer, without giving too much information, and have it presented in the professional Premier format. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None more evident than the ability to work remotely, than in this current year. Our year would have been lost if i did not have the benefit of sending our employees home to work. Prior to the pandemic, it was already showing increased efficiency from an entry and approval aspect, as it gave our users flexibility on time. They were not "forced" to do all the accounting work at their offices in the building, as they were no longer married to a hardware based system with no remote capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Jonas Premier has a great way of tracking our compliance and ensuring that we don't pay vendors that have not submitted the required information. I mostly work on the Accounts Payable side and data entry in Premier has been extremely easy and quick for me. On the project management side, Premier provides great tools for tracking changes to budget and ensuring that we stay within budget which we're really excited about! Moreover, the customer support team has been great to work with! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There really isn't anything that I dislike about the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Compared to other softwares that we've used, Premier has been extremely helpful in tracking invoices, budgets and has overall improved our efficiency. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The dashboards are really what set Premier apart from all other Project Management and Financial Management applications we looked at. It provides management, at all levels, the ability to see the status of projects quickly, with also the ability to drill down for more information.

In addition, the fact that we do not have to learn, manage, and utilize two different systems for Project Management and Financial Management makes the system cost efficient and a lot easier to get operational. This is extremely important because, as we have grown, we have had to add a lot of additional personnel. Because the software is so user friendly, we have been able to get our new personnel operational extremely quickly.

Lastly, the customer support is out of this world. There has not been a time when we have needed assistance that we have not received a very quick and timely response. Jonas has also taken in the suggestions we have provided to add additional features and corrections to make Premier even better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have not found anything that I dislike with Premier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Premier is an outstanding construction software solution. It is extremely easy to integrate and use, but still provides the robustness needed for larger organizations. I would recommend that you ensure your users learn all of the capabilities of Premier and utilize all of its capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Premier is our single interface for tracking our projects, both financially and operationally. It not only provides our division real time data on our projects, but also allows us to provide information to our parent organization. Premier tracks every aspect of our project from schedules, to change orders, to invoices and all of the detailed financials. It has one of the best EAC reports I have seen.

Since both project management and financial management is integrated into one platform, we do not see any data loss or issues with data transfer. Everything is seamless which ensures we have accurate and timely information for both our Operations Team and Financial Team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Most helpful items are the synergies between accounting and project management. Premier provides more transparency to each job and overall company financial health. The reporting features are endless and the ability to export to excel or PDF is very helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We have been using Premier for a little over a year. We have yet to have any major dislikes. There is always a learning curve when you transition from one software to another. Our group transitioned from Quickbooks which has set a precedence in the accounting software market. There were items that Quickbooks provided from an automation stand-point that were more convenient and nice to have, rather than a need to have. Premier has similar or identical functions just without some of the automation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The platform may appear to be underwhelming compared to other construction softwares. The out of box solution is not what this software is known for - the ability to customize and make Premier exactly what your company needs is what is important Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Job costing was a big problem for us. The original estimate and job budget control has allowed us to job cost more efficiently and remain within budget. Additionally, we have never been able to track change orders with such accuracy. We have increased our overall profitability as a company with these two functions being improved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Report functionality is great and there are so many options available in terms of report grouping as well. The level of detail provided by their reports is definitely something that will be of great help for us and we believe that it will help us stay on track and get the information that we need in a timely manner. The Customer support team makes themselves available to answer any questions our internal team had in a very timely manner. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There currently isn't anything that we dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Efficiency from a reporting standpoint and allowing integration across departments into the reporting function. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

More specifically, the Job Forecast screen. This screen has so much data right at your fingertips so that you can quickly see where any issues are regarding the budget. There are hyperlinks within that screen (and throughout the software) that allow you to jump to the actual document/information, which is incredibly helpful. You can add or remove columns of data and you can also export to Excel for further ease of use. Any question you would have about why a particular item is presenting a certain way - it can be answered from this screen.

Other really wonderful features include Net Zero A/P Invoices - this allows you to post and track activity accurately. The Add From ability in A/P and A/R allow you to save time by using past transactions and the ability to edit as needed.

And, the customer service and support is above and beyond. These folks (all of them) really care about their customers and the software and are primarily interested in providing an excellent product. They truly value feedback and they respond quickly and with courtesy and respect. We are 2 years into using this software and we are always treated like we just signed up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There really isn't anything that we dislike. Nothing is perfect obviously but this comes real close! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

DO IT! It is so difficult to find a company that you feel like you are really in partnership with - especially with such critically important activities as accounting and project management! Premier is the company that will be your partner. They will help you realize all the opportunities and benefits that you can possibly can. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Budget reviews are so much more efficient and the ability to stay on top of how a project is doing is incredible. And, the ability to more accurately post transactions is particularly helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I love that everything is on one platform, tech support/customer support is AMAZING! The job dashboard is very easy to navigate for Po's and CO's. This system has improved level of accuracy, and time when entering data in AP. I am still learning how to run payments and entering daily reports but both modules have increased our efficiency. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing as of yet, I am training in new departments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Premier has really allowed us to work efficiently. Tracking jobs and creating invoices has really become easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The software seamlessly connects the entire project team from accounting to project management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To date we have found that two of their modules need to be updated (submittals and Drawing Management) but we have been given a preview and both updates are pending in the next 60 days and will address our concerns Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look closely at all of the competing software and you will see that this is clearly the only one that truly integrates accounting and project management seamlessly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are seeing a tremendous increase in efficiency and getting up to date information to the project management team Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like that all work is represented in real time. As a result the accuracy of the reporting gives confidence to our team. The interaction we share with the JONAS Team is equally a like BEST as they work as though they are a part of our team and we are part of their team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dont have any real dislikes just anxious to get the new releases as the product development strives to be the Best in its field. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You get oput of it what you put into it. Colaborate with Premier. You will be amzaed by the response. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

JONAS is very open to client collaboration and as a result I find myself thinking of things to present to JONAS from time to time. It is amazing when a vendor listens and impliments and asks your opinion. As a result we have expanded our use of JONAS's Unlimited storage of information for eventually a single soure to find all sorts of industry relatred documention and filing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The drill down capabilities and the fact that I can keep all documents associated to a job in one place for easy access from anywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish it had a lien waiver tracking option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get others involved to get their buy in. It is the key to your success with any software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation. We can email invoices straight from the system. We no longer keep piles of paperwork in a folder on a job or lose invoices form subcontractors. We use workflow for approvals from project managers and scan all invoices to AP, which flows directly to attach to the job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Premier has incredibly easy functionality. It just makes sense, which you can't say often about software products. The capabilities of the system are also incredible. From detailed job costing features for all our projects to the accounting capabilities for ALL the companies we are putting into Premier, it's so capable. The intercompany capabilities are like nothing I've seen with any other system. We have over 30 companies so it used to be a nightmare for me to book entries - having to rebook at every entity. Premier is able to book an entry in one place and record it all all the applicable entities. The intercompany JEs are automatically created at that time. HUGE TIME SAVER!

I LOVE the cost plus billing. It has literally cut my billing time down by 80% I'd say. Premier is also able to provide combined financial statements with full drill-down capability, so I can quickly determine what entries were made, what support is related to those, and what remaining entries are necessary. It's amazing! Can I also just say that I love it's web-based. This was important for us when we initially purchased Premier, but in light of the 2020 year this has been a lifesaver for us with everyone working remotely.

I'd also like to mention that Jonas is very responsive to customer suggestions, so when (if) we bump into something that wasn't as simple as it could have been, Jonas gets on it to make it better! With other systems, reversing entries or invoices was a multi-step process, but Premier understands all the steps and has incorporated them into one step. There are so many examples like this. Things like that really make this a stand-out system. Additionally, related to customer service, the support/service team is absolutely incredible. Our designated team member, Aisha, is literally THE BEST. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to say here. I'm a huge fan! This system has been and upgrade to every aspect of our business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend you try to think of your most complicated tasks and ask the Premier Sales Rep to show you how Premier would handle that situation. For example, we have multiple entities that consolidate into one so we asked specifically about that. Related to that was the ability to handle intercompany transaction easily and efficiently. We also inquired about the job costing features and what reports and dashboards would be available to us for tracking purposes. We also wanted a system that could bill in different formats, whether that be a standard invoice or in an AIA format. Premier can handle them all. The support team is able to build just about anything you could think of needing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Premier is able to track every detail of our projects, and we are able to go back and extract data that we need. It helps to keep us organized and on top of our projects. We're able to identify issues early on and take corrective action to remedy. As I mentioned earlier, we're billing directly from the system with total ease. All the appropriate accounting entries are generated when we bill. The supporting documents are just a one-click addition to be included in the billing. Premier really did a great job putting themselves in the user position and asking "what functions would make this process more seamless and simple". It really is quite amazing.

Additionally, it has strong GL/Accounting features, which is hard to find with a Construction Job Costing system, so we are able to use Premier for all aspects of our business. We currently have over 30 entities in Premier, and the systems is able to handle them perfectly. Intercompany and consolidations have never been simpler. This is great news because we'll only be adding more!

The invoice approval workflows are great. We're able to keep everything housed within Premier. All our users can log in and approve invoices, then off the invoices go to the next designated approver. Instead of running around trying to get everyone to review, it's all done simply here. Love it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I love all the features that are available. Premier is always imrpoving their software and releasing enhancements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not having an estimating function. We can continune to use excel and upload the budget information into the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If your company is looking for an affordable option for quality construction software, Premier is a fantastic chioce. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are saving a lot of time and hassle creating subcontracts straight form the sytem that tie directly into job cost. We also have the ability to track compliances per subcontract. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

All of the information is within reach in the one cloud platform.

It has merged together our accounting team and our project management team to share data seamlessly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I really wish that the software had the capability to send action required notifications (approvals) to users via email. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The project dashboard is not 100% where we need it to be, but we are getting there.

Their customer service team is exceptional and always there to lend a helping hand and hearing our feedback. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The internal forms capture everything we need. Our favorite is Aisha Begum! She has helped tremendously migrate us from our old software and continues to help us utilize Premier in the best way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

That you can only send 1 person an email from Premier at a time. Everything else, we love! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Job costing, CO, PO's Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is wonderful for job-spending tracking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A lot of what is inputted has to be duplicated and it’s not the easiest system to navigate through. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It solves a lot of issues with payroll tracking. Benefits have included an additional space where a cusotmer’s Info is being stored as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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