Motor City Electric Co. Upgrades To Computer Guidance Corporation's eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP Platform

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Engineering News-Record Top 600 Specialty Contractor Deploys Computer Guidance Corporation Hosted eCMS v.4.0 Solution to Gain Additional Business Intelligence and Analytics Capabilities

Computer Guidance Corporation, a leading developer of ERP software solutions for the construction industry, today announced that Motor City Electric Co. has successfully migrated its construction enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution from version eCMS v.3.7.0, relied upon since 2011, to eCMS v.4.0.

The recent ERP upgrade provides Motor City Electric Co. with additional enterprise content management and business intelligence & analytics capabilities in support of its multi-national and multi-locational specialty construction services business. eCMS v.4.0 is built on an open architecture allowing the Michigan-based electrical contractor to integrate with third-party software applications in real time. The leading electrical and specialty services contractor ranked #88 on the Engineering News-Record Top 600 Contractors list delivers a variety of services to its customers, including automotive and process, commercial, industrial, specialty industries, service and emergency, public works and steel, technologies, utilities and excavation.

“With the comprehensive and advanced business intelligence capabilities of eCMS v.4.0, we will be able to better track our progress and manage our costs,” said Patrick Mitchell, Controller, Motor City Electric Co. “While we will continue to measure actionable data in real time, we now look forward to generating interactive dashboards and creative drill-down reports to have a holistic data view of our financial and operational performance at any given time.”

To ensure a smooth transition, the Computer Guidance team worked hand in hand with Motor City Electric Co.’s IT and Financial Administration teams delivering a set of custom developed programs in support of the contractor’s unique business needs.

“Motor City Electric Co., a customer for over 30 years, is not only one of our largest hosted, cloud-based users, but they also leverage over 20 applications,” said Andrew Grasso, Account Manager, Computer Guidance Corporation. “Their continued success with eCMS 4.0 speaks volumes about our ability to deliver core construction accounting capabilities coupled with very custom and unique solutions specifically tailored to our customers’ business needs.”

About Computer Guidance Corporation
Computer Guidance is the software development expert for construction enterprise resource planning solutions. In business since 1981, Computer Guidance has provided its customers with construction financial and project management applications supported by industry-leading business intelligence and analytics applications and advanced productivity tools. Computer Guidance is a premier Business Partner of IBM Corporation, providing a solid technology foundation for both its cloud-based, hosted and on-premise solutions. Hundreds of commercial contractors have implemented Computer Guidance ERP achieving quantifiable benefits year after year. Many Computer Guidance customers are represented among the Engineering News-Record Top 50, 400 and 600 and the On-Site Top 40. Computer Guidance’s construction software expertise has led the Associated General Contractors of America to select Computer Guidance’s solutions as the ERP solution of choice for its members. eCMS has also been acknowledged by the CFMA IT Survey, ranking its job cost, accounting and payroll applications as the number one software for commercial contractors. In 2013, Computer Guidance received a silver Contractor’s Choice award from Roads & Bridges magazine recognizing eCMS as one of the most widely implemented ERP solutions among its readership.

Computer Guidance Corporation became part of the Explorer Software Group of companies in January 2014. Explorer Software Group is a global software business that is exclusively in Construction with 40,000 users served, in 40 countries and in 6 continents, employing 250 staff. Explorer's core business philosophy is long-term commitment to customer service, coupled with providing the best possible solutions to customers.

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eCMS is a registered trademark of Computer Guidance Corporation - part of the Explorer Software Group of companies.

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