A construction management software for large-scale firms and speciality contractors.

Product Overview

PENTA is a construction management software handling project tracking, accounting, labor management, and equipment cost control. Key features include real-time data updates, trend analysis, and comprehensive forecasting. PENTA also offers specialized functions for accounts payable and receivable, auditing, budgeting, and more.


  • Strong financial management
  • Offers construction payroll module
  • Real-time updates from point of data entry for labor management


  • Human Resources Information System could be more comprehensive
  • Limited user-driven custom report generation
  • Not suitable for smaller construction firms

Target Market

Large-scale construction firms, A/E/C (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) organizations, and specialty contractors.


PENTA is a sophisticated software suite designed using modern technology and an Oracle database, focusing on project management, financial management, equipment cost control, and labor management.

PENTA offers a range of capabilities to improve job and cost control. It enhances labor productivity, manages complex work breakdown structures, provides accurate forecasting, and facilitates inter-departmental information exchange. The management of unresolved claims is also a key feature. This module achieves its functionality through:

  • Immediate database updates upon data entry
  • Advanced trend analysis and reporting
  • Detailed job forecasting
  • Customized job inquiries
  • Open system design using Oracle
  • Efficient change request management

PENTA Software Key Features

  • Detailed job costing and accounting
  • Time and billing management
  • Subcontractor and change order control
  • Materials management and tracking
  • Comprehensive accounts payable and receivable functionality
  • Multi-faceted general ledger and financial reporting
  • In-depth payroll management
  • Advanced equipment costing and analysis

Moreover, PENTA’s flexible and open information technology foundation allows for seamless integration with external products. It is suitable for large firms with complex management needs across multiple companies, diverse project requirements, and international operations.

Financial Management Module

  • Balance maintenance with edit controls and recovery functions
  • Unique Organizational Unit structure for intricate financial reporting
  • Automated closing features and foreign exchange capabilities
  • Integration across the complete suite of PENTA modules
  • Comprehensive solution for diverse organizational financial needs

Equipment Management Module

  • Worldwide tracking of equipment location and usage
  • Automated project charges based on equipment location
  • Integration with other modules for fixed asset depreciation
  • Various rate schedules and reporting capabilities for expense, revenue, and usage tracking

Labor Management Module

  • Rate tables and calculations for fringe benefits
  • Automatic Davis-Bacon work calculations
  • Handling of reciprocity cross-charges
  • Automation in layoff check distribution
  • Detailed reporting for leased employee payroll

In addition to these features, PENTA includes modules for:

  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Auditing
  • Bill of materials
  • Budgeting
  • Planning & forecasting
  • Cash management
  • Fixed asset management
  • Foreign currency conversion
  • General ledger
  • Inventory control
  • Job cost
  • Payroll
  • Project management
  • Purchase orders
  • Report writing
  • Time & billing. Each module offers unique functionalities and integrations to support the diverse needs of construction and engineering firms.

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User Reviews of PENTA

Submitted on February 11th, 2015 by Anonymous

PENTA is a good fit for mid-sized to large commercial and industrial contractors, including Electrical Contractors, Mechanical / HVAC Contractors, Fire Protection Contractors, Heavy Civil Contractors and EPCs— particularly those who manage a lot of labor — but not typically for those who are focused on residential construction.

The Good…

PENTA was built to meet the demands of commercial and industrial field service organizations that manage equipment, maintenance agreements, inspections and more.

PENTA makes field techs, crew foremen, service managers and support staff more efficient with a complete system designed to manage: • dispatching, work orders, customer service history, maintenance contracts and more • mobile field service using an iPad app • recording and transmitting of job labor, equipment, and production data from the field • inspections • info flows into core financials.

With PENTA, you can even give your customers self-service access to service history via a Customer Portal, reducing your support costs, building stronger customer relationships, and enhancing revenue.

The Bad…

PENTA isn’t an estimating package, but it does allow you to use an estimating tool you prefer.