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Murphy Company Selects PENTA Software for Unified Management of Financial, Project and Service Operations

Leading mechanical contractor to unify management of construction accounting, project management and field service operations and documents with integrated PENTA Software for mechanical contractors

Milwaukee, WI – January 2011 - Penta Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of enterprise software for the construction industry, announced today that Murphy Company Mechanical Contractors and Engineers has selected PENTA Software as its enterprise platform for unified Construction Accounting, Project Management, Enterprise Content Management, Service Management and Mobile Field Service. Murphy Company is consistently ranked as one of the top 15 mechanical contractors in the country by Engineering News-Record, and has been in business for more than 100 years.

Headquartered in St. Louis, with a regional office in Denver and three satellite offices, Murphy has more than 1,000 employees and has evolved into a full-service mechanical contractor, specializing in innovative mechanical design and construction for industrial, commercial, municipal and institutional markets.

Performing a full spectrum of mechanical work, including construction jobs large to small, retrofit work, quick response service, preventative maintenance and energy efficiency consulting, the growth in scope of Murphy Company’s range of services necessitated an upgrade from its heavily customized legacy construction accounting system.

“Over the years, Murphy Company has addressed our construction management software needs by developing custom software to supplement our legacy accounting system,” said Ben Westendorf, Chief Information Officer for Murphy Company. “We searched for a software for a mechanical contractor to consolidate construction accounting, operations and service management, while providing scalability and flexibility to support the diversity of continued business growth.”

Murphy Company’s expansive mechanical service offerings require software designed for a broad range of skilled personnel, from engineers and operations managers to project managers and field service technicians, as well as enterprise-class technology for business analysis and advancement of a paperless operation.

“Developing a long term partnership with a company providing  construction industry software with expertise in mechanical contracting was essential to our final decision,” said Westendorf. “PENTA brings together the functionality Murphy Company needs in construction accounting, project management, service management and field mobility with advanced technologies for reporting and enterprise content management.”

“Murphy Company has built a legacy of successful customer relationships for more than 100 years,” said Karl Koenig, Penta President. “The Penta team is excited to welcome Murphy Company and contribute to that legacy going forward with software that helps them manage the entire cycle of services they provide a customer in one system. PENTA will help Murphy improve business performance through integration, consistent business process execution and continual performance analysis.”

Diverse, geographically dispersed and multi-trade contractors are increasingly turning to PENTA Software to improve business performance and simplify management of complex operations. Mechanical and other Specialty Contractors are seeking systems that:

  • Project Managers can use to effectively manage and deliver multiple construction projects to their customers meeting the highest standards of budget, schedule, quality and safety.
  • Unify management of construction jobs, work orders, and maintenance contracts.
  • Simplify multi-location, multi-company and inter-company accounting.
  • Eliminate paper and manual process inefficiencies with enterprise content management.
  • Support the decentralized and mobile nature of engineering and construction by being available anywhere, anytime though use of Web, mobile and other advanced technologies.
  • Analyze historical performance for planning, identify exceptions for action, and trend current performance for forecasting, while "drilling down" to critical supporting detail.

About Murphy Company
Murphy Company delivers mechanical solutions to the industrial, commercial, institutional and heavy industrial markets. With corporate offices in St. Louis and Denver, Colo., and regional offices in Fairview Heights, Ill., and Colorado Springs, Colo., the firm offers process piping, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, design-build, piping fabrication, energy solutions and 24-hour service. Murphy currently is ranked No. 13 on Engineering News-Record’s list of top mechanical contractors in the United States. Founded in 1907, the firm employs more than 1,000 people nationwide.  For more information, visit


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