Jonas Software

Premier

4.5 / 5 58 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

58 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 Premier

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.


Premier Features

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • General Ledger
  • Job Costing
  • Overrun Projections
  • Payroll Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes / Estimates

Premier Reviews Recently Reviewed!

The custom service has been stellar. Everyone is very easy to work with and always happy to help!

Jul 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The easy integration was the best part about this product. I have been through many accounting integrations and this was by far the easiest.

Cons: The usability of the software has a bit to be desired. Scrolling and looking for in information it can be tedious to drag scroll bars. Hopefully the new software will be easier to work with windows.

Perfect Construction Accounting Solution for Small Contractor

Jun 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: More time you take to set this product up correctly, the more it will benefit you in the end... Take your time and get it set up right!

Pros: Jonas Premier has a very user friendly interface, and allows for more customization than a product like QuickBooks or Sage 100 for a small contractor. Most software packages in the cloud don't allow for easy integration with Microsoft products, however, Jonas Premier does an excellent job of allowing for quick data entry via uploads (something QuickBooks specifically doesn't allow out of the box). Getting up and running with the software was easy and enjoyable through the webinars hosted by customer support.

Cons: Seems like this product needs some work in reporting. The whole software interface is nice and crisp and looks up to date using current technology, but the reporting mechanism seems like it's a little archaic. That said, you can get a lot of data easily (and quicker) through Excel, and if you are handy with Excel, reports are easily made.

We are thrilled to have moved from Jobpac to Jonas Premier. We have confidence in the system and Premier are fast to address our unique business needs. Would highly recommend this construction software.

May 29, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We transitioned from Jobpac to Jonas Premier and feel that from an accounts perspective it has significantly reduced my workload.

Pros: It is user-friendly Workflow is seamless excellent support if provides. (One of the customer representatives has been fantastic)

Cons: Can be glitches and times. The refresh sometimes lags and you need to quit in an out of screens. However I understand they are looking at addressing this problem.

Overall it was a Great Experience from the day we move to Jonas Premier back in 2013-14

May 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Needs more training - both in-house or at Jonas Head Quarter by invitation

Pros: System is continuously been improved on each update and become more user friendly. Excel feature and transferring data from excel to Jonas is one of the best feature available and it reduces much of our work. Customer service is excellent

Cons: Training - Would like to have more online training options available to keep update with Jonas Premier.

There seemed to be many gaps in the Jonas Premier software when it came to supporting large companies.

May 12, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Overall I think this product has a lot of potential but to begin the training needs to improve.

Pros: I enjoyed that Jonas Premier was accessible via the internet so one could log in anywhere. The platform base was also very easy to navigate around

Cons: I thought the training for this new product was missing many components which caused much more work when trying to solve issues or research items. The system was not very intuitive and the report writing was not very strong in user friendliness either.

Premier benefits small builders

May 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Good overall PM and accounting package.

Pros: Has significant reporting and job costings benifits for small to medium builders. Intersgrates well with Microsoft Power BI software to make reporting easier to present. It's been great to have all contract and variations in the one place.

Cons: Can be a little difficult at first to get your head around, and some clunky aspects to processes having to move through several screens to process AP and AR invocies.

Premier has our backs!!!

Apr 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of Use - we love how it's systematic, organized and well thought out. The people behind this product are what makes it that much better...they truly listen and support us and it makes all the difference.

Cons: My day to day would be more efficient if the screens were more intuitive when it comes to Data entry.

Customer Support and Developer's Roadmap we're the deciding factors.

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: After interviewing and demoing at least 10 potential accounting platforms we chose Jonas Premier. Jonas Premier has outstanding customer service and software roadmap for the future that put them head and shoulders above the rest. The customer service we continue to experience even today is far and above any other, we've had with other accounting and software platforms. We could not be happier with our decision to implement Jonas Premier as our accounting solution.

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.

Not for non accountants

Dec 05, 2016
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: There is just about nothing intuitive about this software. I have been using Simply accounting for more than 10 years without a problem. i was lost using this system. There are so many steps for a simple entry that it became ridiculous.

Pros: It does everything for construction management. It stores drawings, alerts everyone of change orders ccnn's , rfi's and does accopunting too.

Cons: My bookkeeper looked at it and asked if I would mind if she took the info from my entries and continued using sage. There is no payroll with this. They suggest outsourcing payroll - another added expense

Premier Rocks!!

Nov 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We knew that going into a new software would have it's challenges and obstacles but the overall experience was fantastic from beginning to end. The Implementation team was outstanding. The level of support and customer service is A+ in my books and made all the difference.

Pros: Ease of use . I really like the simplicity of this product.

Cons: It can take multiple reports to get to what I'm searching for. More advanced features within the mobile app would be great.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you're looking for a fully integrated solution, then Premier is the solution for you. This product has helped save us time and become much more efficient on a day to day basis. Be open to collaborating with them and sharing ideas - they really do listen.

Maturing with JONAS

Oct 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: It was hard work. The JONAS staff was always encouraging and available. I feel that JONAS is not just a product we use but a partner with MAX Construction, Inc. I love sharing my ideas with JONAS. Some even are being adopted. Some are not, but as a team we are getting the best of both worlds and a product that can be catered to our needs. JONAS listens and adapts the ideas that will benefit the majority.

Pros: All information is in real time. Now that we are set up and operating we are developing the reports, and switching over to JONAS as our total system. Eventually we hope to be paperless. I love that I can access JONAS from anywhere in the world. I like the challenge of making this product something special. It looks like it was written for our needs only and yet it services such a large variety of customers.

Cons: It would be nice if all documents could be scrolled.

Recommendations to other buyers: Adopting a new system takes diligence. Do not expect it to work overnight. Connect frequently with JONAS support. Collaborate with them and share your ideas. Read the tips of the week. They are fantastic.

It's Perfect...

Sep 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's very user-friendly, I am able to efficiently complete my work.

Cons: I would like to see more filters added but other than that...I love this product.

Recommendations to other buyers: Great customer service and support. New features constantly added to enhance the product which is a plus.

Senergy Electric

Sep 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The user interface is great, you can access it from anywhere because it is cloud based. One stop shop solution, with great customer service and support.

Cons: Payroll is not fully integrated and the process for purchase orders could be more simplified.

Recommendations to other buyers: The support team knows the product well and quickly responds to any issues

Engelke Solutions

Sep 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: integration is key. It is cloud based, affordable and easy to adopt.

Cons: entering information in multiple screens, but overall we are satisfied with what this system has to offer.

Recommendations to other buyers: Premier offers everything you need when it comes to running an integrated solution for both accounting and project management. The staff and support is amazing, very helpful and prompt to answer to our issues.

Extremely user friendly

Jun 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software is the easiest one I have ever used and I have been exposed to quite a few. The navigation through the system is setup in the exact steps in which you should accomplish your tasks. The setup has been easy and very informative from the webex videos and one on one sessions. As a financial executive, I need to get to reports quickly and see all of the pertinent information which is easily done with this software.

Cons: I am still looking for what I like least. I have not found any areas that I would say I dislike at this time. Some software you like, you ask yourself, why would they set it up this way, that doesn't make sense. With this software, I am not finding myself asking that question. It makes sense.

Recommendations to other buyers: Attend the webex sessions and do the assigned homework. Each session is recorded and emailed to you afterwards so if you were not able to attend the live session, you have a copy to watch later, but don't get behind and criticize the software due to a lack of effort. You will get out of it what you put into it.

Transitioning from mulitple to a Single Source Software

May 02, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We're just getting started with this program and are really excited to be able to manage all our projects through one system. The ability to manage all project management and accounting through a single source should really help streamline our operations and communications between office and field activities. Setting warnings and workflow approval processes are paramount to us having success and becoming more efficient in our production and expediting payments. All of this can be done in this software.

Cons: Haven't found anything I "Don't Like" yet... What I can say though, is that anytime I have an issue finding anything or working with the system, or even "I think this would be better if"... the Jonas team always helps us out, listens to our suggestions, and then they really look into making changes or improvements, like "Scrolling" through all the data! But if I were to suggest.... -Help Menu with all functions of software -Custom reporting options

Recommendations to other buyers: 1. You'll need good internet service to run well as this is a cloud based system. 2. Jonas allows you to setup and run multiple companies on it, whereas some others only allow one.

9 month review - new user

Apr 29, 2016
4/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the new redefined Windows Easy to follow drop down menu The support has been great as we learn the new system.

Cons: Nothing to dislike, when we have run across issues or questions...the vendor jumps right in to provide answer and in cases provides modifications to the software to adjust to our needs

Recommendations to other buyers: Can't say enough about the support, especially with regards to custom solutions. Vendor truly listens to our requests

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.

Satisfied Client

Apr 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Premier allows us to job cost with as much or as little detail based on each project's requirements. There is no duplication of effort when it comes to data entry. The data that our accounting staff enters becomes meaningful information when reviewed in form of financial reports.

Cons: In comparison to basic accounting programs, in general there are extra steps to accomplish some tasks. However, this is most likely a result of integrating detailed job costing with accounting.

Recommendations to other buyers: We recommend that construction companies of any size seriously consider Premier. It offers everything you need to you when it comes to accounting and cost management.

JMan Review

Dec 17, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The software is very easy to learn. It is one of the better software to quickly adapt to. Navigation through the menus is a breeze with the quick menu. Set ups and uploads was not painful at all. Once your uploads templates are properly filled, the uploads are quick & easy. The staff of Jonas Premiere are all friendly and very helpful. They are very knowledgeable about their products and updates. It's always a pleasant experience talking to them. They are prompt in replying to any issues or concerns.

Cons: I have not yet experienced anything negative about Jonas Premier software or their staff. Nor do I expect to.

Recommendations to other buyers: The premiere software is great for all general contractors & construction companies. It is relatively inexpensive compared to other construction softwares out there. Plus you don't have to worry about your server & memory capacity because it is all on cloud.

Excellent!!!

Dec 17, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: - The ability to have your entire companies information with a click of the mouse. Whether is be profit, loss, drawings, extras, change orders. etc... - Jonas is constantly improving the software to meet the needs of their client.

Cons: - I feel as though the software is geared a little bit more towards financial aspect, as opposed to Project Management.

Recommendations to other buyers: - Make sure to familiarize yourself with the software everyday. Practice!!!

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.

Great program for General Contractors!

Mar 19, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Its great for managing jobs. You can upload pictures and documents to the jobs. The accounting side seems solid. I would very much recommend this to a General Contractor to manage sub-trades and all together management.

Cons: It's not designed to work well with small contractors. It does not function with retail sales at all and has no capability to create work orders. I think i might lean toward Jonas Enterprise for that.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do your homework, and don't be afraid to pull the plug before your in too deep if it's not a fit. Also don't try to get a software to adapt to your habits. Adapt your habits for the software.

Jonas Newbie

Mar 11, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: So far, the product has been easy to maneuver and understand. When I purchased Jonas a competitor asked why Jonas? Here is my response: "I liked the fact that I don¿t buy modules. I buy a complete package that is updated regularly and I get those updates. All apps are part of the package. This enlarges our use of licenses. Since Jonas is Microsoft based, we use our existing estimating system and it will populate the Jonas system. One less group to train. I am locked into unlimited training at a defined cost. The system is cloud based not cloud stored. Access is anytime as a result. I was able to define my cost exposure 100%. That was a tremendous comfort zone. I know what my yearly cost exposure potential is limited to. I hope that helps as I wanted a solid comfort with the system I chose. In all cases Jonas seemed to best fit our needs." Response from competitor: "Thank you for your candor. All good reasons, especially pertaining to the ¿good fit¿ statement. I wish you and Max Construction all the best in the coming years and hope I get to hear how everything goes at some point in the future. It has been a pleasure working with you."

Cons: I do not have any dislikes at this time. Jonas has shared new products coming on line and I am truly excited about the whole thing.

Recommendations to other buyers: The most important is to compare how many modules you need to purchase from other products to get what Jonas sells in one package. The next comparison should be what you will pay for the education required to learn how to operate the system. Weigh out the cost of being on the cloud but getting the updates as part of your original package vs using a system that you will eventually terminate, as it may not be up to the standards needed to operate efficiently in the future.

Excellent customer service

Sep 17, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Jonas has excellent customer service.

Cons: The "How To" instructions could be more detailed. While the implementation team goes through the software in great detail, once you are live, there is a learning curve and more detailed user guides could help eliminate some support calls.

Recommendations to other buyers: Jonas has excellent customer service and support. They respond quickly. The support team knows the product well and can quickly assist clients.

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

Sep 10, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It is quite simple to use, and the software support is very helpful

Cons: The reports for accounting are not extensive or the data easy to format into what you want to see. For a small company, that takes extra time ,which we do not have. If more reports were available (e.g., amortization schedules), that would be helpful. The transaction date as opposed to the invoice date can be confusing for new users.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ensure that you practice on a dummy company first for a short while.

Jonas Software - Great Value!

Sep 05, 2014
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: They have great customer service, who are very responsive and concerned about our Jonas experience. They are willing to improve the software and provide excellent support. The software has good reporting features and customization.

Cons: There's no payroll module. We have to do payroll through QuickBooks and then enter Journal Entries to track our tax liabilities and checks.

Recommendations to other buyers: All programs have limitations, so you need to determine the most important features needed for your company.

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
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Jonas Premier's customer service and support are outstanding! The team constantly listens to their clients. They value the user's input and make improvements to the software based on that feedback. The software is a very good value!

Cons: The reporting capabilities have some limitations; however, Jonas has addressed this and recently introduced a new method/module for more comprehensive and flexible reports.

Recommendations to other buyers: All programs have limitations, so you need to research programs and evaluate which requirements are most important to determine which software best meets your needs. Consider how the customer service department will respond to your needs.

Customer Satisfaction

Aug 26, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's simple and easy to learn. Also, the customer service is excellent.

Cons: What I like least would be that it doesn't show some things I want to see. For example, I would like to see when I posted already, so I wouldn't have to post an amount twice. I have to go to another window and search it up. If I did receive an amount of money twice, I have to reverse it. It should warn me that the amount was already posted.

Recommendations to other buyers: I recommend to pay extra attention on the work done to avoid unwanted mistakes.

Software Review

Aug 26, 2014
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Customer service is excellent, and the product support team is willing to review any issues that a customer has. The product is continually being enhanced.

Cons: I would like to be able to save report selection criteria. When exporting reports to Excel, the reports have merged fields, making it difficult to do a customized sort.

Recommendations to other buyers: Have a test database where you can fully process your normal transactions to evaluate how the data is recorded and reported based on your business functions/procedures.

Jonas Software Review

Aug 26, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: What I like best about Jonas is the customer service. They are willing to listen to suggestions and implement changes when possible to make the software easier to use. They are very prompt in getting your questions answered.

Cons: What I like least would be the instances when I scroll over a particular document, such as an invoice and inadvertently change a code or a job number.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are using this product and run into difficulty, reach out to the Jonas team. They are always more than willing to help.

Knowledgeable experience, able to obtain a lot of costing information.

Aug 26, 2014
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The Jonas team is very supportive and are always there to help you out if needed. This product offers so much and a variety of things. Plus, it ties all costing and jobs together.

Cons: The thing I liked least about this product was just getting familiar with it.

Recommendations to other buyers: I believe Jonas is a product that each company should try. It has a lot to offer, and every company has different needs, so I feel they would be able to find that Jonas can work for them.

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

Premier Review

Aug 25, 2014
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: The product lets me analyze detailed costs for individual projects within larger projects while still providing whole job overview reports. We use this function to make changes during larger projects without the need to wait for final reports to be complete. We can also choose less reporting with smaller jobs to save reporting time. I also appreciate the ability to log into the system from anywhere I can get internet, avoiding the time lapse getting to the office from offsite locations.

Cons: I would like to be able to use same invoice number when making a revision so that it is easier to track any changes.

Recommendations to other buyers: I recommend that anyone looking at this software check the level of detail reporting that they will require. If you need multi-level cost tracking or are working with multiple job work sites, Premier is a very capable product.

Software Support

Aug 25, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's easy to use. The support team is quick, friendly, and always helpful. Their customer service is excellent!

Cons: As with any software, there are clinches and slowdowns, but the Jonas team always assists you when they can and notifies you of all temporary maintenance shutdowns well in advance.

Recommendations to other buyers: I have tried and trained on software before, and I believe that the more complex the software, the more errors and the more unused modules there are. Jonas is the complete package. Like I said before, it's easy to use with excellent customer service. What more do you need?

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.

Review of Premier

Aug 25, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like that it's cloud-based software, they have great support, and it is easy to use.

Cons: As with any other programs, it has some bugs; however, support fixes them as soon as we report them.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is very easy software to learn. If coming from QuickBooks, there is a very small learning gap.

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.

Easy to learn and use, wonderful support

Mar 07, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: My favorite aspect of Jonas Premier is definitely their support. They don't leave you high and dry after your training period is over and your company goes live. They also listen to customer suggestions. I also really like how it is cloud-based, so if something ever happens to my computer or my filing cabinet, we won't miss a beat. I also like how easy it is to find things. There's a search box in the upper right hand corner where I can type in what I want.

Cons: I am not sure; I really can't think of anything I don't like about it.

Recommendations to other buyers: I really would make sure that whatever software I used was cloud-based.

Jonas is the best thing to happen to our company !

Mar 06, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: 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 myself. Since using Jonas, we have started running our office much more efficiently. The staff at Jonas is 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.

Cons: Nothing comes to mind. Since I started using this product, I haven't come across any issues that weren't resolved with a quick call to Jonas Support.

Recommendations to other buyers: Give Jonas a try. You will be surprised how easily you get the hang of it. And their customer support team is amazing.

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.

Our review for using Jonas Software

Feb 25, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy availability of software from anywhere. Vendor support from Tech Team is great. Whatever request we made to change/amend the program was done properly and meets our requirement.

Cons: Sometimes, it would stop working between different functions. Gradually, it has improved, and now we don't have that problem anymore. The program could use more user-friendly screens.

Recommendations to other buyers: We have mostly used the Financial Statement (Balance Sheet and Income Statement), and so far, we don't have any problems.

Excellent for Contractors

Feb 25, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Excellent customer service, minimal down time

Cons: Reports are not good. We need to see weekly job reports including cash position per job (billing to date, pencil billing, retainage held,total costs, labor costs, material costs). The reports should be compatible with Crystal reports so it can be used more effectively. Also, the job reports should be able to report actual costs to date even if the job has not been allotted a budget.

Recommendations to other buyers: I recommend it for its user-friendliness and reports for running the business successfully.

Great construction accounting software!

Feb 24, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the menu systems and support team. They select a team from the beginning. The training is excellent!

Cons: A real-time telephone support group would add to the great online support. The responses to emails are very good.

Recommendations to other buyers: Go for a test drive, and call existing customers for their experiences and recommendations.

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