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What Is Premier?

Empowering construction firms to work smarter. Premier is an all in one accounting, job cost, project and document management software voted #1 by Gartners. Developed for General Contractors, Construction Management, Design Build, Land Developers, Home-builders & Specialty contractors. Trusted by thousands of companies and rated at the top leader in 2019 & 2018. Focused on delivering a modern and powerful software that is simple to use for end users and easily accessible from anywhere.

Who Uses Premier?

General Contractors, Construction Management, Design Build, Land Developers, Home-builders looking for a modern, powerful all in one job cost, accounting, and project management solution.

Where can Premier be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Jonas Construction Software
  • Located in Richmond Hill, Canada
  • Founded in 1990

Premier support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, United States

Languages

English

Premier pricing

Starting Price:

US$249.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Premier does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Premier paid version starts at US$249.00/month.

Pricing plans

About the vendor

  • Jonas Construction Software
  • Located in Richmond Hill, Canada
  • Founded in 1990

Premier support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, United States

Languages

English

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Features of Premier

  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable Software
  • Accounts Receivable Software
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Change Order Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management Software
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Document Management Software
  • Estimating
  • File Sharing Software
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Small Businesses
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Job Costing Software
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Payroll Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Permit Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Project Billing
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Residential
  • Resource Management Software
  • Scheduling Software
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Task Management Software
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Web-based Deployment

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Reviews of Premier

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Dustin
Dustin
Director of Strategy & Finance in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Construction, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Huge upgrade over quickbooks

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Tremendous upgrade over quickbooks.

Pros:

Job Budget control screen and interactive reports on job costs in real time. Implementation team was phenomenal at helping to deal with the challenges of leaving an inferior software.

Cons:

The migration from quickbooks was very challenging and time consuming. But that is much more an indictment of quickbooks than it is of Jonas.

Philip
Vice President in US
Construction, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Great Software with Excellent Customer Support

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

This a robust software that includes both financial management and project management functions. Having both functions under one platform is fantastic for our operations team. The full suite of project management functions means that we do not need additional software to fill gaps in functionality. The best feature is the customer support! The team at Premier actively seeks our feedback, always makes themselves available when we have major issues or simple questions, and the actually use the feedback to develop new features that make the software easier to use. The fact that we can make a suggestion and have it implemented in a relatively short time frame is extremely valuable to us.

Cons:

At the start there is a bit of a learning curve, but the software is very intuitive so people learn quickly. There were some modules that were slightly cumbersome but Premier has been pushing significant updates that have solved those issues and expanded functionality significantly.

Alternatives Considered: Procore

Reasons for Switching to Premier: Ease of use, better pricing model for our business, customer support was significantly better

Steven
CEO in Canada
Construction, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Don’t waste time fiddling with software not meant for your industry!

5.0 2 months ago

Pros:

Seamless integration between project management and accounting in real time

Cons:

Cloud base software is at the mercy of your internet connection.

Debra
Accountant in US
Construction, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Customer Service

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: I do not like the program as it takes to many steps to create invoices and find it to be a waste of time during billing. there is not a way to customize our invoices per the clients needs.

Pros:

Although I do not like the program I have been impressed with the support I receive when needed. Tharani has been an amazing help to me.

Cons:

The amount of steps to create anything!

Lori
President in US
Construction, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Simplified Construction Software for GC's

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Our trainer truly took the time to understand our business and individual requirements for each of our PMs & Accountants. We are a very detailed organization, and he was able to ask the right questions and get into the details that matter. Coming from AccuBuild – it was difficult to process CORs and link them to the subcontract. In Premier, everything is so automated!! It provides great visibility in your profitability and makes it easy for project managers & estimators to drill down into information real-time. Having this transparency is important to help us make more informed decisions. Best of all, it’s easy to use – even the PMs & Senior estimators love it and have adopted it. This is one solution that makes it easy to better manage your people and projects.

Pros:

Our trainer truly took the time to understand our business and individual requirements for each of our PMs & Accountants. We are a very detailed organization, and he was able to ask the right questions and get into the details that matter. Coming from AccuBuild – it was difficult to process CORs and link them to the subcontract. In Premier, everything is so automated!! It provides great visibility in your profitability and makes it easy for project managers & estimators to drill down into information real-time. Having this transparency is important to help us make more informed decisions. Best of all, it’s easy to use – even the PMs & Senior estimators love it and have adopted it. This is one solution that makes it easy to better manage your people and projects.

Cons:

At this moment there isn't any thing we feel is missing from the software.