Penta Technologies, a leading developer of enterprise software for the construction industry, announced that K2 Industrial Services has selected PENTA Software as its unified platform to manage business processes including construction accounting, project management, billing, documents, payroll and safety.
K2 Industrial Services is headquartered in Pensacola, FL and services its customers through six business units and thirty-nine branch locations, each of which are recognized as market-leading providers in regions of the U.S. where industrial facilities are concentrated, including the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Coast and the Northeast. K2 maintains a base workforce of 1,300 employees and can expand up to 4,000 employees as needed.
When evaluating options for a new construction Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform, K2 Industrial had several high-level objectives, including:
- Optimize current operations
- Prepare for future growth
- Provide enhanced visibility into current and future business and financial processes
“As we move towards a shared services model, we needed a software provider who has experience with the types of services we offer and understands our challenges. With six unique operating units, that’s a tall order,” said Scott Simmering, K2 Chief Information Officer. “From early discussions, to conversations with Penta Technologies customers and with their implementation and support teams, their experience with industrial contractors made a strong impression on our selection team.”
Since they would work closely with the selected system, a cross-functional team was involved in the decision. It included subject matter experts from:
- Human Resources
- Environmental Safety & Health
- Finance / Accounting
- Inventory & Asset Management
- Project Management
- Union Payroll & Reporting
“We were very deliberate in our process. We recognized the challenges of our former system and saw them as opportunities. With PENTA, we’ll have better ability to analyze issues and make decisions that help us grow, and ultimately, better serve our customers.”
About K2 Industrial Services
K2 Industrial Services serves customers across the US and Canada through its operating units which include:
About Penta Technologies
Penta Technologies creates construction enterprise software designed to help construction and engineering companies improve business performance. Strengths include ability to eliminate paper with Enterprise Content Management, to conduct business analytics on multi-company financials, project management, mobile field service, labor management, and equipment management. For more information, visit www.penta.com.