Westshore Companies Select PENTA Software for Unified Management of Construction Accounting, Projects, Documents and Payroll

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Underground utility construction provider to drive construction accounting, project management, field reporting and payroll productivity improvements with integrated PENTA software for U.S. and Canadian operating companies

PENTA will help us today with mobile reporting of data from the field and powerful project cost, document and administrative controls, while also providing the scalability we need going forward.

Penta Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of enterprise construction software, announced today that Westshore Companies, Inc., parent company of Gabe's Construction and Gabe's Canada, Inc., have selected PENTA Software for unified Document and Project Management, Union Payroll, Mobile Field Reporting and Construction Accounting.

With the 2009 formation of Gabe's Canada, Inc., Westshore Companies now provides underground utility construction services to the Pipeline, Telecommunications, Utility, and DAS industries across both the United States and Canada. Recent growth and anticipated future expansion prompted Westshore Companies to seek out new construction software which will play a central role in productivity improvements to several key business processes, including multi-company operations, real-time labor productivity management, field data reporting, business analysis and document management.

"We needed a system which would help us better manage our entire business, now and many years from now," said Tim Gabrielse, Westshore Companies President. "PENTA will help us today with mobile reporting of data from the field, better analytical reporting and powerful project cost, document and administrative controls, while also providing the scalability we need going forward."

As diverse contractors operating in the United States and Canada, Westshore Companies also needed proven construction software to manage its complex specialty trade worker payroll, including compliance with union agreements, and automate accounting for multiple companies.

"PENTA will save us a tremendous amount of time and manual payroll processing effort, particularly in managing our union agreements," said Gabrielse.

Diverse, geographically dispersed and growing specialty trade contractors are increasingly turning to PENTA software to improve business performance and simplify management of complex operations.

"Westshore Companies have been widely respected utility contractors for decades," said Karl Koenig, Penta President. "We are thrilled they have chosen PENTA software to drive the operational efficiencies they need to continue to expand their business. PENTA will help Westshore Companies improve business performance through integration, consistent business process execution and continual performance analysis."

Specialty Contractors 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.
  • Unify financial and operations management of construction jobs, work orders, and maintenance contracts into one database.
  • Simplify multi-location, multi-company and inter-company construction accounting.
  • Eliminate paper and manual process inefficiencies with enterprise content management.
  • Mobilize field data reporting for crews and technicians.
  • Analyze historical performance for planning, identify exceptions for action, and trend current performance for forecasting, while "drilling down" to critical supporting detail.

About Westshore Companies
Established in 1942, Westshore Companies and its companies perform specialized underground utility construction throughout North America, with a focus on telecommunications and fiber optic cable installation, electric distribution and transmission, specialized horizontal directional drilling, along with fiber optic cable maintenance and locating. For more information, please visit http://www.gabes.com.

About Penta
Penta Technologies develops enterprise software that helps engineering, construction and service enterprises improve business performance. Going beyond traditional vertical ERP software, PENTA also incorporates enterprise-wide document, content management and industrial strength business process management capabilities. From integrated Multi-Company Construction Accounting, Projects, Service, Labor and Equipment, to Analytics, Document Imaging, Workflow and Mobile Field software, we help ensure that construction firms' best practices are leveraged more consistently across their organizations proactively vs. passively in order to help them do what they do - even better. For more information, please visit http://www.penta.com.

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