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Canadian Construction Firms Fuel Growth with PENTA

Construction Accounting, Project Management, Canadian Payroll and more

Whether they are building an oil or natural gas pipeline, performing plant maintenance, installing instrumentation or all of the above, industrial and commercial contractors serving the Canadian construction industry trust PENTA Software every day to help them closely track the productivity of their workforce, manage their businesses with less effort and consistently execute their best practices. 

PENTA software is designed to help Canadian contractors:

Unify management of construction jobs, work orders, and maintenance contracts.
Simplify multi-location, multi-company and inter-company construction accounting.
Automate collection and transmission of labor time, equipment usage, and material data from the field to the office with mobile field reporting software.
Empower decision-makers with Business Analytics by placing daily management information at their fingertips in an analytical format and intuitive user interface.
Facilitate both U.S. and Canadian union payrolls, including extensive capabilities to define reciprocity rules to accurately pay employees and fund union benefits.

Lorneville Mechanical Selects PENTA

Lorneville to Unify Project Management, Canadian Union Payroll and Construction Accounting with PENTA Software.

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Labor, Equipment and Material (LEM) Process

Canadian contractors are often required to obtain daily customer authorization of work performed, including labor, equipment and materials. PENTA Software manages the complete daily LEM process cycle, from field data collection, customer approval via Sharepoint® site, to daily performance analysis.

Equipment Management

PENTA Equipment Management provides comprehensive and accurate data to support your equipment management decisions:

  • Global visibility of equipment location.
  • Automatically charge jobs based upon equipment location – Rental Method.
  • Charge jobs / work orders for equipment utilization on a “per unit” basis – Usage Method.
  • Maintain history of repair & maintenance, usage and ownership costs for each piece of equipment.
  • Invoice customers on Cost Plus or Time & Material jobs / work orders for equipment.
  • Establish preventive maintenance schedules and automatically schedule equipment for service.
  • Calculate book and tax depreciation amounts.

Project Management

Integrated with PENTA and Microsoft Outlook®, Project Managers use the PENTA Project Administration 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. PENTA Project Administration is easy to learn, easy to use, and lets PMs quickly move from activity to activity to effectively respond to the fast-changing demands of their jobs, including:

  • RFIs
  • 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. 

Service and Work Order Management

PENTA Mobile Field Service software is seamlessly integrated with the PENTA Field Service Software Suite, which manages every aspect of a contractor's work orders, field service and maintenance operations.  Service functions of PENTA include call taking, time or task-based dispatching, service history, maintenance contracts, preventive maintenance scheduling, installed customer equipment, warranty information, invoicing & billing, maintenance contract quoting and more.

Canadian Payroll

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

Enable field crew leaders to receive dispatched work assignments 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 Reporting quickens the billing cycle, eliminates unnecessary paperwork, redundant data entry and inaccuracies, and helps contractors drive a more profitable field construction 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.

Integrated Construction Business Intelligence

PENTA Role-Based Workbenches are construction business intelligence tools that help Canadian contractors continually analyze performance against their key performance indicators. Role-Based Workbenches moves contractors beyond static reports to evaluate trends, share information and more effectively manage the performance of their organizations. 

PENTA Mobile Field Inspections earns Top Products award

If you perform inspections, you know how every efficiency (or inefficiency) multiplies. The PENTA Mobile Field Service iPad app was named a Top Product by Constructech.

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