Jonas Construction Software

4 Reviews 2.5/5

A construction management software offering accounting, payroll, and project management.

Product Overview

Jonas Construction Software covers payroll, project and service management, and overall business operations. Key features include scalable multi-entity accounting, payroll, and job costing. It’s effective for the service industry, with features like dispatch board and mobile solutions. It also includes custom reporting, change order management, procurement, and time tracking.


  • Advanced project control and accounting functions
  • Features dispatch board and mobile solutions
  • Strong job costing for detailed gross profit analysis


  • Difficult to read on small screens
  • Accounting module is not always user-friendly
  • Some challenges creating custom reports

Target Market

Mid-sized to large construction companies seeking multi-entity accounting and detailed cost tracking and reporting.

About Jonas Construction Software

Jonas Construction Software targets mid-sized businesses in the construction and service management sectors. It offers a broad range of specialized modules to address various aspects of business operations, from accounting and job costing to service management and mobile solutions.

Jonas Enterprise Key Features

  • Integration: The software includes over 40 in-house developed modules, ensuring seamless interaction and reducing the need for repeated data entry.
  • Reporting: Users can access hundreds of standard reports and customize them as needed.
  • Configurability: The system can be tailored during setup to align with a company’s existing processes.
  • Security: Jonas Enterprise offers strong security features, including user-level access control and detailed audit trails.

Jonas Enterprise Modules:

  • Accounts Payable: This module simplifies managing supplier and subcontractor invoices, automating functions like lien waivers and holdback/release.
  • Accounts Receivable: It offers control over client invoicing, with features like one-click reversals and analysis tools for sales and receivables.
  • Change Order Management: This module ensures efficient tracking of RFIs and updates estimates and billing upon change order creation.
  • Equipment Management: Every piece of equipment is tracked as a profit center, with features for rate management and maintenance scheduling.
  • Fixed Assets: Monitor the location and value of fixed assets, and manage depreciation with automatic journal entries.
  • General Ledger: GAAP-compliant and designed for contractors, this module offers flexible accounting periods and user-level security.
  • Inventory: Keep track of parts and materials, with direct charging to jobs and work orders.
  • Job Cost: A comprehensive solution for project administration from bid to completion.
  • Payroll: Handles diverse payroll situations, including unionized and certified payroll.
  • Procurement: Automates purchase order creation for stock replacement or specific jobs.
  • Purchase Orders: Manages RFPs and purchase orders, with customizable data entry control.
  • Subcontract Control: Integrates with other modules for seamless management of subcontract information.
  • Time and Attendance: Simplifies management of employee hours and accruals for benefits.
  • Tool Crib: Tracks and locates tools, whether in the shop, on a job site, or out for repair.
Starting Price
$30,000 (perpetual license)
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User Reviews of Jonas Construction Software

Submitted on August 18th, 2020 by Anonymous

Buyer Beware…System is not user friendly. You will have to hire more employees for the same amount of work as the system is not effecient.

The Good…

Service Dispatch Board

The Bad…

Everything!! Not user friendly. Not efficient. Takes 3 times as long to do a simple task like billing a customer.

Submitted on August 5th, 2019 by Anonymous

Payroll in Jonas is horrible. You can create your own reports but you have to pick the data from a small list of data, not the data you need. Vacation if accrued by anniversary date has big problems. Data for an employee is in pieces all over the place. Deductions require an ongoing life balance (2017 deduction must be added to 2019 balances) and doesn’t show how much is remaining on the deduction. Group agreements for fringe cost has required me to setup one for each employee, during open enrollment this will take hours to change before doing payroll. Lots of other problems, their accounting department uses Great Plains software.

The Good…

I like the job cost part of the program so far. Fairly easy to use.

The Bad…

Payroll & A/P

Submitted on July 18th, 2018 by Anonymous

The solution is just getting old from a functionality stand point. It’s really hard for me to get any reporting or data out of the solution

Submitted on October 16th, 2015 by Frank Calfa Jr

I’ve been using Jonas since 2008. We had a canned solution. It was a moderate accounting system but we used it a lot. There was no intergration between accounting and job costing. When we closed at the first year, we thought we could just put it in the computer and everything would come out. Come December 31st, it was a mess because job costing and accounting were not matching up. We ended up having to close on a monthly basis and it was a nightmare trying to close and match up job costing and accounting.

Going with Jonas, they have integration so the two are locked at the hip. We’d rarely go off between accounting and job costing. They are always matched. The project managers now are working with real-time data and can recover costs quickly.