Penta Named a 2008 Hottest Construction Software Company for Commercial Contractors

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Penta Recognized for Focus on Outcomes in Best Practice Process Execution, Frequency of New Releases of PENTA Construction ERP Software

Constructech has named 16 companies to its annual Hottest Companies list this year

Penta Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of construction enterprise software, announces today that is has been named a 2008 Hottest Construction Software company for Commercial Contractors by Constructech Magazine in the construction ERP (enterprise resource planning) software category. Participating companies were judged by the Constructech editorial staff based on a range of criteria, including the description of the company's product and/or service, significant accomplishments in the past year, the growth record for the past three years, noteworthy customer wins, and new products impacting the marketplace.

"The winning companies this year bring strong solutions to the table for their customers," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Constructech magazine. "Every year Constructech's editorial team becomes more discerning, determined to give the readers a look at the best of the best that construction technology has to offer. These companies define 'hot' this year and make up what could be the most solid list yet."

Key to the selection of Penta as a 2008 Hottest Company was the frequency of new software version releases. Penta introduced four new product releases, including the launch of PENTA Business Analytics, and functional improvements to PENTA Project Management, Service Management, Purchasing, Payroll and more. Penta was also chosen for its concerted focus in helping customers achieve the desired outcome of their business processes managed with PENTA Construction ERP Software.

"With Penta I feel that they are always on a path of constant improvement," said Ken Lindlau, CFO of Ajax Building Corporation. "I have always been impressed with their level of knowledge and cooperation. They all work well together and try to help you get better."

"It's exciting to recognized by Constructech as a 2008 Hottest Company for our hard work in helping our customers do what they do better," said Harvey Shovers, VP of Sales and Marketing for Penta.

"Constructech has named 16 companies to its annual Hottest Companies list this year," said Mike Carrozzo, editor of Constructech. "Each of the 2008 winners have really stepped up and met the market demand head-on with innovative, leading edge solutions."

Engineering and construction firms are seeking systems that:

  • Project Managers can use to effectively manage and deliver multiple construction projects to their customers meeting the highest standards of budget, schedule, quality and safety.
  • Support the decentralized and mobile nature of engineering and construction by being available anywhere,

anytime though use of Web, mobile and other advanced technologies.

  • Analyze historical performance for planning, identify exceptions for action, and trend current performance for forecasting, while "drilling down" to critical supporting detail.
  • Integrate customer, vendor and employee data throughout engineering and construction operations.

About Penta
PENTA Construction ERP is an innovative construction enterprise software system designed to help engineering, construction and service enterprises improve business performance. From integrated Multi-Company Financials, Projects, Service, Labor and Equipment, to Analytics, Document Imaging, Workflow and Mobile Field software, PENTA provides the deep, industry-specific feature set and forward-looking technology engineering, construction and service firms need to improve and grow their businesses. For more information, please visit


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