Software for Specialty Contractors

Specialty Contractors


Integrated Construction Accounting, Payroll, Job Cost Accounting, Project and Service Management for Specialty ContractorsSpecialty Contractor software

Specialty Contractors serving U.S. and Canadian commercial and industrial markets trust their businesses to PENTA Software every day. With PENTA, specialty contractors manage their business with less effort, consistently execute their best practices, and improve productivity by continually analyzing their performance. PENTA Software:

  • Unifies management of construction jobs, work orders, and maintenance contracts
  • Simplifies multi-location, multi-company and inter-company accounting
  • Automates collection and transmission of labor time, equipment usage and material inventory data with mobile field reporting software
  • Empowers decision-makers by placing daily management information at their fingertips in an analytical, intuitive format
  • Facilitates union payrolls, including extensive capabilities to define reciprocity rules to accurately pay employees and fund union benefits
Integrated PENTA software applications for Specialty Contractors include:

Please read on to learn more about PENTA Software for Specialty Contractors.

Award-Winning Construction Management Suite

A Constructech Top Product Award Winner for Commercial Contractors for the second consecutive year, PENTA drives performance gains further by taking a comprehensive view of business processes. Penta Technologies' customers improve performance with integrated construction and service management applications, consistent process execution and continual performance analysis.


Whether union or non-union, payroll is one of the largest administrative challenges for labor-intensive specialty contractors. With decades experience managing some of North America's largest construction payrolls, PENTA can drastically reduce the overhead required to manage your company's payroll. Features include:

  • Union Reciprocity
  • Labor Distribution
  • Employee and Department Utilization
  • Qualification Tracking
  • Mobile Field Time Reporting
  • Payroll and Timecard Analytics
Mobile Field Reporting

When it comes to software options for construction firms, one size does not fit all. PENTA Mobile Field Reporting software caters to the unique needs of labor, equipment and crew-intensive contractors. With PENTA Mobile Field Reporting, Crew Foremen can receive dispatched jobs or work orders from the home office on their mobile device, capture real-time crew labor and equipment, parts and materials, units of production and applicable notes, and transmit it automatically to the home office. PENTA Mobile Field Reporting quickens billing and payroll cycles, eliminates unnecessary paperwork, redundant data entry and inaccuracies, and ultimately leads to a more profitable operation.

Mobile Field Service

When it comes to software options for companies with service operations, one size does not fit all. PENTA Mobile Field Service software caters to the unique needs of HVACR/Mechanical Contractors. By enabling Field Service Technicians to receive dispatched work orders or jobs on their mobile device, capture and transmit real-time status updates, labor and equipment time, parts and materials and applicable notes to the home office, PENTA Mobile Field Service quickens billing and payroll cycles, eliminates unnecessary paperwork, redundant data entry and inaccuracies, and ultimately leads to a more profitable operation.

Service and Work Order Management

PENTA Mobile Field Service is seamlessly integrated with PENTA Service and Work Order Management software, a complete system intended to manage every aspect of a contractor's field service operations, including call taking, time or task-based dispatching, customer service history, maintenance contracts, preventative maintenance scheduling, installed customer equipment, warranty information, invoicing & billing, maintenance contract quoting and more.

Project Management

Integrated with PENTA and Microsoft Outlook®, Project Managers use the PENTA Project Management Workbench to identify potential cost overruns in time to rectify, address and track issues in a timely fashion, quickly provide project cost status and forecasts to accounting, maintain history of project communications, and easily route, log, and store all communications and documents in a secure repository. The PENTA Project Management Workbench is easy to learn, easy to use, and lets Project Managers quickly move from activity to activity to effectively respond to the fast-changing demands of their jobs, including:

  • RFI's
  • Submittals
  • Documents
  • Issues
  • Drawings
  • Contacts
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Change Requests
  • Daily Reports
Document Management and Workflow

Powered by market-leading Enterprise Content Management Technology, Penta customers can import documents into PENTA by scan or from disk, centrally store documents in a networked repository of electronic documents, link documents to PENTA records by importing a file, dragging and dropping an Outlook® item, or searching for a stored document, and generate documents based on data from within PENTA, including Work Orders, Subcontracts, Change Requests, RFIs and Submittals.

Integrated Construction and Service Analytics, Reporting

PENTA Business Analytics moves contractors beyond static reports to evaluate trends, share information and more effectively manage the performance of their organizations. Whether by Executive Dashboard or Business Analyst interface, specialty contracting managers can analyze past performance for planning, identify exceptions for action and trend current performance for forecasting based on over 100 types of information specific to Job Cost, Payroll Timecards, Work Orders, Margin Analysis, Customer Equipment, Crew Labor, Revenue and Division / Department information.

PENTA Business Analytics interacts with Excel®, exports to Adobe PDF®, imports data from third party systems such as estimating software, and emails cubes for disconnected analytics work. Diverse contractors can easily define Financial Reporting structures and create consolidated Financial Reports.

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