A construction management software offering accounting, payroll, and project management.
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.
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.
Service Dispatch Board
Everything!! Not user friendly. Not efficient. Takes 3 times as long to do a simple task like billing a customer.
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.
I like the job cost part of the program so far. Fairly easy to use.
Payroll & A/P
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
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.