Jonas Software

Premier

4.5 / 5 27 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

General Contractors, Design Build, and Land Developers looking for a simple, yet powerful all in one job cost, accounting, and project management solution.


Average Ratings

27 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $150.00/month/user
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Jonas Software
  • www.jonaspremier.com
  • Founded 1990
  • Canada

About This Software

Simple, Yet Powerful. Premier is a modern, all in one accounting, job cost and project management software voted #1 by Gartner. Trusted by thousands of companies, we partner with forward thinking, progressive construction companies to provide a fully integrated solution for office and field staff operating on Macs, PCs and any mobile device. With a focus on end user experience, we keep things simple. With a SAAS model and unlimited training, it is low risk and easy for business to get started.


Features Checklist

  • Budget Management
  • Bug Tracking
  • Collaboration
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Testing / QA Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

Product Reviews

THESE GUYS ROCK!!!

Dec 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: If I could give Premier, the product and customer support as a whole, a 10/5 instead, I would. They listen to their customers and provide phenomenal results and support. Always adding new features to make our lives that much easier. Thank you to the entire Premier team for working so hard and thank you for listening to us! We couldn't be happier. Premier just keeps getting better and better.

Wonderful Product - Even Better Company!

Apr 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Do your homework. Everyone we know uses Sage. We dug deeper, found several comparable products, participated in demos, and discovered that Jonas was far and away the best in class. If you want a software product that is affordable, easy to adopt, mobile and cloud based, all provided by a company that is truly passionate about the work you do and is so receptive to your feedback that they will literally rewrite the program at no cost - then Jonas Premier is for you.

Vendor Response

by Jonas Software on April 22, 2016

Thank you for the kind words.

Jonas Premier is perfect for us

Nov 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I believe that the people behind the product is the most important element. I could not be happier. Form the moment I submitted a request online for information I was immediately acknowledged. Every person I have had contact with has been warm and friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. The Jonas team has made us feel like part of the "Family" from the beginning. Our questions and concerns were answered promptly taking away any doubts that this is the best choice for our company.

Vendor Response

by Jonas Software on November 25, 2015

Thanks for the kind words! It's all about partnership. You have a great team as well.

The best Software Out there

Aug 05, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This software has been excellent to our business. We highly recommend.

Vendor Response

by Jonas Software on August 10, 2015

Thank you for the wonderful review. You are a great partner.

Delightedly surprised!

Jul 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Although we're only in the training phase, the entire process from initial inquiry through purchase and training thus far has been SIMPLE, CLEAR, and completely supported by the Jonas team.

Communication is great. The Jonas team's responsiveness is quick and to the point. The software appears to provide complex detail, yet is intuitive and simple to set up. The interconnectivity between Excel and Word is beautiful.

As frosting on the cake, Jonas staff are friendly, yes even genial, to deal with.

Vendor Response

by Jonas Software on July 24, 2015

Thank you for the kinds words.

Finally a program for contractors built by contracotrs

May 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: only use what you need, easy to navigate between modules, great reporting capabilities, easy user set up - users only have access to what they need to do their job. Easy AP and AR. Forms are customizable and Word, Excel and Outlook Add-ins are available. There is an online community of users you can search for answers in, you can vote on other user ideas and submit your own to Jonas to see if they would consider implementing. They are always progressing based on the user needs.

Cons: If you are looking to go live and start using this program right away it might not be for you. There are about 15-20 training sessions that should be attended with homework along the way. We've been told there is a "fast track" way to speed up the training sessions if needed. Also, we just discovered any invoice entry into the program during training will not transmit to your real company when you go live. So don't try to do real time accounting during training and hope to use it in the future, just use the time to practice and understand the system.

Details: You will have to dedicate time to the training sessions, homework and 1 on 1 sessions with Jonas employees. While you are in training you get to use a test company to practice and are actually setting up your OWN company structure - banking, GL, customers, vendors, employees, cost codes, etc.... we used ViewPoint Construction software for years and finally decided the version we were using was too expensive and too intense for our needs.

Jonas Premier - Review

Sep 11, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Jonas on and off for about 7 months now and I find that this product is a very helpful products in terms of tracking cost regarding budget and extras. This product also make it easy for the accounting department to do their job costing.

Vendor Response

by Jonas Software on September 11, 2014

Thank you for the kind words.

Jonas Software - Great Value!

Sep 05, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Every program has limitations, but Jonas meets most requirements of job costing/accounting for a general contractor. Cons include no payroll option, however there are work-arounds that get the job done. Pros-The company is well organized with an outstanding customer service philosophy. They are always looking to improve the product and keep in close contact with their clients. The program has easily customizable subcontracts and forms. This program is a very good value!

My personal experience

Aug 28, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I think the product is very useful, very well designed and easy to use, the only thing I would add is maybe more filters that would allow you to search invoices by the amount on them. i needed help earlier this week with the software, I called and got help from an IT person (Roman), he was great, very knowledgeable and solved my problem fast

Jonas Software

Aug 28, 2014
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:

Easy to use, great customer service, cost effective

Cons:

None yet

A great team and a product with a great value!

Aug 26, 2014
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Vendor-Jonas Premier's customer service and support are outstanding! The team is constantly listening to their clients. They value the user's input and make improvements to the software based on that feedback.
Product Pros-The software is a very good value. The job costing piece is very helpful! Cons-A limitation of the software is the reporting capabilities; however, Jonas has addressed this and recently introduced a new method/module for more comprehensive and flexible reports. Also, there is not a sufficient way to perform compliance checks (insurance certificates, lien waiver submittals etc) and there is no payroll integration in the program.
The Jonas team is top notch; always friendly and extremely responsive to any question or concern and quick to get you answers. They have a great training program and they always find a solution to any problem you encounter. I know they will always be there for us.

Overall Review

Aug 26, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Jonas Premier for Construction provides good job costing information and has the capacity for further enhancement.

Customer Satisfaction

Aug 26, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Jonas is simple and easy to learn, whenever i had issues I received the help I needed. When i didn't understand how to do a data entry correctly, one of the employees at Jonas handled the situation with patience and explained it to me step by step. It made me feel like I can trust Jonas' in anything i need help in. Taras Malakhov has helped me in fixing a few mistakes I've made and really showed that he cares for everything to be correctly entered in Jonas. I thank you for all the help and guidance as a new customer in the Jonas premier. I look forward to keep working with all of you. Than you.

Jonas Premier - Thayer-Bray Construction LLC

Aug 25, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Jonas Premier is a product that we have found to help us with our project management and accounting applications. For a small - midsized construction company there are not that many options out there. We spent several months in reviews and felt that Jonas was our best match.

The Premier team worked with us through the entire process and continues to support and meat our needs.

Likes Best

The product works well with both sides of project management and accounting, for a streamline operation. We have found that working with Jonas has been a team environment in meeting our needs.

Likes Least

Need to sort each items individually for each sequence of the job/project

Review of Jonas Software

Aug 25, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our company has been using Jonas Software for about year and a half now. My primary use of the software for my job is invoicing and project pay applications. The system is easy to use. If we do have any problems, they are always very prompt in assisting us. They are always looking for ways to make things easier and will to take any suggestions we have and if viable, will implement them.

Jonas Premier software

Aug 25, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As a concrete contracting company- with both Commercial and Residential divisions- we have found this software to be excellent for your AP/AR needs. The software is intuitive and user friendly and the support for the product is exceptional! The software has been easily customized to our environment here, and is now an essential tool for out business.

Jonas Premier Construction Software

Aug 25, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
*Premier is cloud based making it easily accessible on any computer. This eliminates the need to install the program on various office computers. It also eliminates the need for a server in the office to back up the data.
*Premier covers all of our accounting and project management needs. As they expand the software (ie. added Project Management), we are using fewer external software product. We are able to do all of our accounting and project management in one package. This has simplified the process of change orders, subcontracts, etc where accounting and project management cross paths.
*Premier has a common layout from one screen to the next. This has made it easy to train people on using the software. As a trainee becomes proficient at one aspect of the accounting/project management, I can easily add another screen/task to their duties.
*They have recently added a new community website that allows me to submit, and keep track of my cases. I can also submit ideas for future development of the software and review and promote others ideas.
*The Premier team is very helpful and quick to respond when I have a question or problem. When I submit a case, they will call me, usually the same day, if they need more information to understand my problem. They check in with me on a regular basis to see if I am need anything. There is a quarterly webinar to keep us up to date on what has been added to the program, what is in the works for the future, and to find out what we consider our main issues with the program. There are monthly "continuing education" webinars on how to use Jonas Premier more efficiently

Cons
It meets all of our reporting needs, however the reporting still needs some work, but they are working on some new reporting options.

Jonas Premier Software Review

Aug 25, 2014
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
Cloud Based
Intuitive user interface
Great support team
Good price point for small/Mid-sized contractors

Cons:
Relatively new software and prone to the occasional "Bug"
Does not have a payroll function

Overall:
We are a new company and frankly didn't know what to expect from any software, but have been happy with our decision. Jonas has been a pleasure to work with in both implementation and support.

I love Jonas Software, and if you read below, you will understand why

Mar 25, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Everything about this software is great. Our company utilizes Jonas for accounting (AP/AR/Payroll/Checks) and cost tracking for our jobs. It is a great product overall. Also, the support service team is phenomenal. They respond to any inquiry quickly and thoroughly. Jonas is Number One.

Jonas is a user- friendly!

Mar 13, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Jonas Software is a very good product, includes a low learning curve and a system that's easy to use. As well the system gather data from all aspects of our construction process and allow us to better manage our costs in our construction departments with better reporting tools.
There is a lot of information in Jonas that can be used to analyze your company, also Jonas Software ensured accuracy, offers the security, reliability and a very quick response time on any queries.
I would recommend Jonas for its support staff because they will always ensure that we understand all aspects and functions of the software system.

Jonas Premier Review

Mar 10, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Jonas Premier is an intuitive solution for contractor's needing 24/7 access to accounting / job costing information. The implementation was efficient and their support team is very responsive. Jonas is working to develop a payroll module which will result in additional value. We have requested additional, system generated reporting and Jonas has responded. Overall, we find Premier to provide a great balance between ease-of-use and the rigidity required of a robust accounting solution.

Jonas is the best thing to happen to our company !

Mar 06, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Jonas software has gotten everyone in our company on one page. Retrieving information is just a click away. I no longer have ask my coworker for her reports on jobs. I can just log in and run them my self. Since using Jonas we are running our office much more efficiently.

The staff at Jonas are very knowledgeable and patient. During my training period with Jonas I never felt rushed. They walked me through learning their system and gave me step by step instructions for reference. When I email the support team with questions I get an immediate response.

Each employee at Centron would agree that Jonas meets all of our needs. From the boss to Accounting Department to the Estimator to me, the office manager ¿ we rely heavily on Jonas to keep us all connected.

Parlay Woodworks Ltd Reviews Jonas Premier

Mar 01, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Jonas Premier is a great product for all construction companies of any size. It allows you to be more organized and provides powerful real-time information for management.

As a contractor with minimal accounting/bookeeping experience I found the training process very logical and straight forward. The training staff at Jonas take their time to make sure you really understand how the system works.

The job costing module lets you stay on top of things and provides alerts to help you make adjustments to costs in real time. The progress billing module helps make sure that all of your money is accounted for. You can great custom forms for invoices, change orders and billing applications.

The program is setup logically with most modules flowing in the same way. Once you learn how to use one you can use them all.

Another very important feature is the reporting. Reports can be viewed online or exported to Excel or PDF. Reports can also be customized to suit your needs.

I find that sometimes the system will glitch out and need to be restarted from time to time. Also, if you do not have high speed internet (I don't on Baffin Island) you'll spend a bit of time waiting for the system to process information.

The good news is that whenever there is an issue with the system the support team is always there to help. Their talented staff respond to issues in a timely manner and are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that my issues are resolved.

Jonas for Contractors

Feb 25, 2014
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
1. Online/ Web Based
2. Cloud Computing
3. Excellent support
4. Ease of use
5. Simplicity

Cons:
1. Reporting
2. Bid Management
3. Payroll

Wonderful Ongoing Customer Service and Support

Feb 24, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am very satisfied with Jonas Premier. I love how the reports and other documents are so customizable so that I can change the formatting once and the report mimics the same style as the rest of our company's documents. I also like the search bar instead of having to navigate tons of menus to find what I'm looking for.

I also appreciate the customer service and technical support. They were very supportive during training and implementation, making sure to address all of our questions and concerns. Most importantly, their support did not taper off once we were through implementation. As with all new systems little things crop up during actual use that you don't remember from training and Jonas has been patient with me in showing me things I may have missed. As my responsibilities with the company have changed they have also shown me tricks to make my job easier.

Jonas Premier Review

Feb 24, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pretty much perfect for our use. Solid, stable and can utilize it anywhere. Being on the go, I don't need to be tied to the office. It's simple, intuitive and provides the value we need. Though we are only a small construction firm, we will be able to grow without outgrowing the scale of the software. The software has come along way since launch, and the direction it is on is comforting. Hope some time in the future, an equipment/fleet module will come to be, to top it off.

NYC Plumbing contractor is impressed with Jonas

Feb 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have recently joined the Jonas family for our accounting software needs.
In short, "They get it". This is a user friendly well thought out program, that is geared
to a construction firm.
Best of all! I am impressed by their implantation, training and support they have and continue to provide us.
I would prefer this program over Timberline, Master Builders, QuickBooks and the like.
Sincerely
Joseph J LaPorta Jr
Controller
Bletsas Plumbing & Heating Corp