Who Uses This Software?

Mid-sized to large Commercial and Industrial Contractors and engineering firms based in US and Canada


Average Ratings

31 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $50,000,000.00/one-time
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Penta Technologies
  • www.teampenta.com
  • Founded 1991
  • United States

About PENTA ERP

PENTA Enterprise Construction ERP system is an innovative Construction Management system designed to help complex construction, engineering, and service enterprises improve business performance. From integrated Multi-Company Financials, Projects, Service, Labor and Equipment, to Analytics, Document Imaging, Mobile Field software and crew-based field reporting, PENTA helps industrial and commercial contractors need to grow their businesses.


PENTA ERP Features

  • Accounting Management
  • CRM
  • Dashboard
  • Distribution Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing
  • Sales Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse Management

PENTA ERP Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Review

Feb 06, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Lots of options to use in this program, fairly easy to use.

Pros: Lots of options!!

Cons: Might get blowback from users who struggle with technology

Recommendations to other buyers: Research is the best, get some demos to see what you are getting into.

PENTA Driving Technology

Sep 21, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: What I like best about this product is that it is pretty intuitive to use. I do not get confused with new setup tools, and that PENTA is consistent from product to product on how they label and identify items. PENTA has always been willing to work with us to develop new products and make upgrade to our system as we need them which is great.

Cons: The only issues I have had is that PENTA has not always been ready to implement there products with new technology, for instance service management on tablets. I know this version is coming out on the next upgrade, which will help us out greatly.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you understand how you want to use the end product of your data collection. Like most financial and job tracking systems, the systems are only as good as the data that is entered and collected. You also need to understand how to export your data, in order to utilized it for internal reporting.

Well-Designed Construction ERP System

Feb 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: PENTA has a solid product that is well-engineered. Their staff is very experienced and knows the industry.

Cons: The current UI is somewhat dated. It is usable, but it needs to be updated, made consistent, and made to work on both PC and mobile platforms.

Recommendations to other buyers: As with any ERP evaluation, get past the hype and sales and into the details. Define your "must-have" processes and then evaluate the software. Be open to process modification to fit the software. Do not modify the software. Make sure you have solid buy-in from the top down for the project.

Glad that we selected PENTA as our ERP system.

Jan 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The vendor was extremely helpful when we transitioned from our old system to our PENTA one. They are professional and easy to work with. The product has been extremely helpful to the business.

Cons: The dates are inconsistent, which is frustrating to the users.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take the time to evaluate your needs and whether or not PENTA meets those needs. If you think there is a business process that the product does not meet, then talk to the vendor and see if it can be added.

Payroll Supervisor-8 year user

Jan 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The thing I like the best is the ease of use in producing rapid checks. We have a large number of union employees that have to be paid on demand. Another good thing is the number of options of reports that are available.

Cons: We need to work on certified payroll reports. I like the options of only using the last four digits of the social security number or printing it with no addresses. I have problems when a union employee works in another area and the result is a confusing report.

Recommendations to other buyers: It has a very wide scope so look at each area. For payroll, it works well.

Chief Information Officer

Jan 29, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The integrated applications that specifically address the construction industry and its support of union payroll and reporting.

Cons: Ability to easily facilitate workflows within the application and between other external applications.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you a have fully documented your functional requirements and key process flows prior to any software selection.

A must have software in a fast-paced, construction industry

Jan 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We are a company with multiple entities in various types of construction industries. PENTA offers the versatility to adapt to different types of construction industries such as telecommunication, outside plant, private network and electrical contracting industries. The flexibility within PENTA allows us to use the job costing and service management software in various ways to meet our accounting and job costing needs in each of our organizations.

Cons: In the past, getting information out of PENTA electronically was difficult. However, PENTA listened to their customers and has created a new product enhancement that is currently available that allows users to get information out of the software and in a downloadable format into Excel.

Recommendations to other buyers: PENTA is continually evaluating and adapting their software in attempt to keep up with ever-changing technology. Since we converted to PENTA software, they have added several value-add products to stay current with technology changes. A few of these added products or enhancements include Mobile Field reporting, Workflow Processes, Document Imaging, & Workbench. It is important to evaluate whether a software company is growing and attracting new customers by staying current with technology and the current market.

Still learning.

Jan 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: That is is very detailed for both a service and contract company in one package.

Cons: While the product is good for the field transactions, it has some limitations on the actual accounting side.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be flexible. There is no one out-of-the-box product that is going to work for everything that you have to do. You just have to pick the one that works for "most".

Functional, fully integrated software.

Jan 28, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Fully integrated software and good tech support.

Cons: The data cannot be downloaded into Excel to create an easy functioning spreadsheet.

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep an open mind. Once you learn the ins and outs, it is relatively easy to work with each day.

Best ERP in their space

Jan 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Support!

Cons: Platform is Linux and Oracle-based. This requires more expertise that can normally be found in small enterprise.

Recommendations to other buyers: Virtualize! Whether you're using Hyper-V or VMWare. This product should be virtualized for business continuity and disaster recovery.

Operations of PM Workbench

Jan 27, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Tailored to the individual customers needs and helps organize the data I need.

Cons: I don't have any dislikes. Always works fine if I don't make an error.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take it for a test drive. It works. Once a person has a chance to see how it works on a day-to-day basis, it becomes apparent that it's easy to use and works well in the field of endeavor.

Use extensively every day

Jan 27, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, good reports and easy to modify. Most reports download into Excel easily. Good inquiry function. Their customer service is very responsive to our needs.

Cons: I really do not have any complaints about PENTA. It works well for us.

Recommendations to other buyers: This software puts a tremendous amount of information at your fingertips, and all modules work seamlessly together. It is much more than accounting software. Our construction field staff very much like the PM Workbench. I have been using PENTA for 15 years now, and it just gets better every year

PENTA is a geat accounting software.

Jan 27, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: PENTA is very user-friendly and most errors can be corrected easily. Also, the customer service is excellent.

Cons: Things are often hard to locate in the PENTA menu. If there are things you don't use often enough to add to your hotlist sometimes it can be quite time consuming to try and locate them.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend having a user from each department within a company evaluate the software.

PENTA for Construction Management

Jan 27, 2015
4/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Support is good, and the system seems stable.

Cons: Some of the features could be more user-friendly and intuitive.

Recommendations to other buyers: Spend the time to learn the product well before making the evaluation.

PENTA Technologies Review

Jan 23, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's an integrated system. It's user-friendly. It handles multiple companies. There is always someone available in Customer Support to handle any system issues as they arise. The system can be customized for your needs. They are always upgrading the system with new features. They take an interest in their clients and ask for recommendations for changes that may be on our Wish List to be put in place in the new upgrades. The initial training that you get before you put the product in place is thorough.

Cons: It would be nice to copy/paste entries from Excel directly into PENTA.

Recommendations to other buyers: Check out PENTA Technologies, Inc. You'll be glad you did.

Excellent Product, Great Support

Jan 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The PENTA team is great to work with. They are very attentive and responsive to us and always eager to help with solutions. They definitely are the best in the business to work with.

Cons: There isn't much not to like. Great to work with.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't overlook the value of a strong service team.

IT Help Desk Support

Jan 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use. Easy to install. Great support.

Cons: Performance and latency. No cloud-based version yet.

Recommendations to other buyers: Give it a shot and explore the options. It has worked well for us.

PENTA has been a lifesaver!

Jan 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We have developed a very good relationship with PENTA and feel like they are always working on new enhancements to the software that will help us be more successful. They have done a great job helping us use the software better.

Cons: I have not run into anything that I do not like about PENTA. They are quick to address any concerns I may have.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend carefully examining how the different modules fit together. Some vendors I looked at rely on standalone third-party solutions to supplement their offerings, and these solutions usually seem to be very different from the rest of the software, even though they may carry the same brand name as the main package. Also, make sure you understand the needs of all of your users, especially non-accounting folks who are sometimes overlooked in the software buying process.

Using PENTA from an Accounting Perspective

Jan 22, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: PENTA's accounting package is fully integrated with all modules: job cost, payroll, fixed assets, accounts receivable, accounts payable, etc.

Cons: You can't export reports to Excel. Although there are a lot of good add-on modules, the additional cost of those modules and the increased annual maintenance cost make obtaining the modules cost prohibitive. There are not enough financial statement formats available to create reports with.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you know what you need your software to do. Ask a lot of questions to see how PENTA's capabilities compare to the software you are already using. Make sure that PENTA can solve problems that you have with your current software.

Todd & Sargent, Inc. & PENTA, a strong partnership with a solid future

Jan 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The accounting and job cost system is rock solid. We have diverse needs in payroll, and PENTA has always provided the flexibility to handle each circumstance. We have a great relationship with the PENTA staff, and they always meet our needs.

Cons: PENTA's custom reporting capabilities did not always meet our needs. But that issue should be solved with the Dashboard capabilities they've added to the software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you are working with people committed to helping you achieve your goals. We have always considered PENTA a partner, and they have never let us down.

Reliable stable product

Jan 22, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is fully integrated and reliable.

Cons: I'm unable to download reports to Excel. This would be especially helpful for audits.

Recommendations to other buyers: There are many ways to set up software. Spend time with PENTA going over all the available options to make sure you understand all the functions.

Very easy to get around in. Love that it is Windows-based!

Jan 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This is geared toward the construction industry. It's Windows-based, and the vendor always gets back to you on any questions that might come up.

Cons: The only thing they can improve on is the documentation and how to set up a process.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure it is the right fit for you and your processes you have in place.

PENTA from a payroll point of view

Jan 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the ease of use, flexibility, and knowing that the support team is there to help me.

Cons: There have been a few circumstances where I could not get a report to deliver the specific data that I need. But I am sure this can happen with any brand of software.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is a well-rounded software program for payroll use.

Review of PENTA

Jan 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the speciality subcontractor features. It's the total package. It's able to capture everything with one software product. It has great payroll processing features and great customer service, with a true understanding of construction accounting.

Cons: This is improving, but I would have to say user manual/documentation could be more descriptive or user-friendly. It could use more direct contact with the customer as functionality is added to make them aware of the increased functionality and encourage usage.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take your time to evaluate what is important to you and what you want to get out of the software. Don't be afraid to make changes to your processes to get the most benefit out of the software.

PENTA Fanatic

Jan 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: PENTA for Windows is specifically written for construction, specialty trades, and service. The integration of Project Management and Accounting provides a real time picture of where we are on a project at any given moment. The Project Administration function is an excellent paperless environment and has been a winner with our clients. The Accounting module is, of course, my favorite. In the product we used prior to PENTA, we never had a balanced Trial Balance at the end of the month. We had to do hours of reconciliation to bring it back into balance. The Trial Balance in PENTA has never been out of balance. We can trust the information we get from the system without fail. We have the ability to modify the financial reports to fit our needs for each entity, and this is common throughout PENTA. It is very user-friendly. PENTA Technologies provides a level of support rarely found in companies today. We have been with PENTA since 1998 and have not looked back. The product is user-friendly and industry-specific. It provides an open database which allows us to pull information from PENTA in formats to fit the needs of the end user. PENTA Technologies is a professional organization with the best talent in the field of construction software. While everyone is professional in their interaction with clients, they also make you feel like a family member. I loved my past visits to PENTA and hope to have many more.

Cons: I can't think of anything I don't like. The things I do not like are on our plate, not PENTA's. We are not utilizing the program to its full capacity but hope to have that remedied by the end of the year.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you ask PENTA for a demonstration. You will not be sorry.

Project leader for software selection and implementation

Jan 20, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The PENTA solution fully addresses the key tangible needs of a specialty contractor like ourselves. The foundation of job cost, extensive payroll, billings/receivables, purchasing/payables, and other niche software, such as service management, provides our growing companies a solid platform that meets our needs across a wide spectrum of businesses/companies.

Cons: I would like to see the establishment of an active user group to better facilitate the sharing of information across the entire user base.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend a thorough examination of existing workflows blended with a willingness to test new workflows based upon the efficient use of existing resources while harnessing the power and the efficiencies of the new software.

Penta Construction ERP Software Review

Jan 07, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the software's ability to do Project Accounting and Labor Distribution. I like the fact that the vendor is smaller, so you get more personalized service (your not just a number to them).

Cons: At the present time they don't offer a lot within their Human Resources module.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be prepared on how you want to use the product prior to evaluating the software.

Penta Software

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

Comments: I have been using Penta for almost 7 years. I have found it to be an exceptional product from an Accounting perspective. Our auditors have noticed a marked improvement in the quality of our data as well as the speed in which we answer their questions. The document management module is integrated seamlessly with the accounting modules, which allows users to drill down to source documents rapidly. The area which I feel is still behind where I would like them to be is Operations integration. Our goal when we purchased the software was to replace Expedition which our Operations folks were using. Although we have transitioned away from Expedition for some things, we still rely on it for approximately 80% of what we had hoped to replace. We are still entering some data in both systems which is somewhat frustrating. We are just now testing the mobile applications that Penta has released which will allow remote users access to Penta through their iPads. I feel this holds a lot of promise, but has not yet been tested fully on our system. Overall, I think Penta is an excellent company with great people, and hopefully we will see more progress on the integration of Operation functions soon.

Penta Technologies

Mar 03, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Penta integrates almost all facets of Project Management (with the exception of scheduling functions) with the Accounting program. This is extremely important to us because it provides an immediate picture of job cost and profitability of the project.

We are upgrading to version 19.5 so I don't feel I can give a fully accurate review until we have completed the testing process and hit the "Go Live" milestone. It would be nice to give a review of the new dashboard features from a Project Manager's point of view.

Penta Review

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

Comments: We have been clients of Penta for over 10 years.

PENTA Construction ERP

Feb 12, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Excellent software for Financials, Project Accounting, Project Management and Service Management but does lack a bit within the Payroll module (excludes some basic functionality). Unfortunately the application does not provide adequete support for Human Resources at this time.