Carl Bolander & Sons Co. Selects Computer Guidance Corporation's ERP For Its Specialty Contracting Business

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Leading Excavating and Grading Contractor Plans to Improve Productivity and Operational Performance with eCMS v.4.0 Advanced Reporting and Feature-rich Applications

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Computer Guidance Corporation

“In our competitive industry, providing real-time, accurate data to project stakeholders is critical to increasing our margins on jobs." said Tim Gillen, Chief Financial Officer at Carl Bolander & Sons

Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of ERP software solutions for the construction industry, today announced that Carl Bolander & Sons, customer of Computer Guidance since 1985, has signed with Computer Guidance Corporation to upgrade to its latest ERP platform—eCMS v.4.0.

The Minnesota-based specialty contractor will rely on Computer Guidance’s core financial applications, equipment accounting, job costing, payroll, purchasing, human resources, time and material billing, enterprise content management and Cognos business intelligence and analytics applications to manage its demolition, underground utilities, earthwork, deep foundations, site remediation and landfill construction businesses.

“In our competitive industry, providing real-time, accurate data to project stakeholders is critical to increasing our margins on jobs,” said Tim Gillen, Chief Financial Officer at Carl Bolander & Sons. “With eCMS we have been collecting a wealth of data, and now, with embedded Cognos Business Intelligence and eCMS v.4.0 Interactive Data Inquiry, we will put that data to work in more meaningful ways for even smarter decision-making.”

“For 30 years Carl Bolander & Sons has relied on our solutions to help guide and support their business and growth,” commented Mike Bihlmeier, President at Computer Guidance Corporation. “Their successes have been truly exciting and we take great pleasure in now arming them with the leading business intelligence, analytics and data mining capabilities.”

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 a member of JDM Technology Group in January 2014. JDM Technology Group is a global software business that is exclusively in Construction with 45,000 users served, in 40 countries and in 6 continents, employing 300 staff. Collectively the customers of JDM Technology Group companies employ over an estimated 1 million of the United States 6.1 million total construction workforce. JDM Technology Group’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, member of the JDM Technology Group.

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