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Gillam Group

Here’s how Gillam Group was able to automate their paperwork approvals and report their estimates at completion 20% more accurately.

20 %

MORE ACCURACY

2 x

MORE REVENUE

53 %

PRODUCTIVITY INCREASE

About Client

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Gillam Group is a progressive construction management company established with a view to raising the bar in the planning, management and delivery of construction projects. Their mission is to provide high quality, customer-oriented construction services, resulting in successful projects and long term business partners.

Gillam Group quickly realized that if they wanted to better manage and operate their company, they would require a complete software solution that could handle all aspects of the business.

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Previous Software

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Quickbooks

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Previous Challenges

  • Lack of Relevant Features

  • No Real Time Reporting

  • Manual and Time-Consuming Processes

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Premier Solutions

  • Real-Time Job Costing

  • All-In-One Solution

  • Industry-Specific Features

  • Contract Change Orders

Working with real numbers gives up the ability to operate in real-time, something we weren’t able to do previously with QuickBooks and Excel. Having information available in real-time allows us to make quicker, more effective decisions, which is essential to our business.

David Schauer, VP of Operations

SUCCESS STORY

The Problem

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Prior to partnering with Premier, Gillam Group was using QuickBooks to handle their construction software needs. While QuickBooks was able to perform basic accounting functions, it lacked in many of the construction-specific areas Gillam Group required.

As David Schauer, VP of Operations at Gillam Group stated, “With QuickBooks, we performed a lot of double entries, which were quite time consuming, because QuickBooks was unable to provide reporting for project management. Therefore, we had to use Microsoft Excel, which could not provide us with the real-time information we needed.”

The Solution

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As David Schauer stated, “With Premier’s integrated system, Gillam has been able to track Estimate at Completions (EAC’s) 20% more accurately by having current costs available to its project Managers when forecasting each cost code. As well, having purchase orders, sub-trade contract information and change orders entered in Premier by site managers, the paper trail between site and the accounting department has been all but eliminated, with all Accounts Payable substantiation at the accountant’s finger tips.”

With regards to job costing, Gillam Group is able to create more detailed and meaningful job cost reports that accurately reflect the current state of the business.

The Benefits

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Since partnering with Premier, Gillam Group now has the ability to operate their business in real-time, which has proven to be extremely beneficial to the company.

As David stated, “Working with real numbers gives up the ability to operate in real-time, something we weren’t able to do previously with QuickBooks and Excel. Having information available in real-time allows us to make quicker, more effective decisions, which is essential to our business.”

1. Accurate real-time reporting

Make quicker and more effective decisions.

2. Automated workflows and less paperwork

Get back hours in a day by automating approval processes and utilizing e-signatures.

3. Access information in real-time from anywhere, at any time

Hosted on Microsoft Azure, you can securely access your data from any device.

With QuickBooks, we performed a lot of double entries, which were quite time-consuming, since QuickBooks is unable to provide reporting for project management. Therefore, we had to use Microsoft Excel, which could not provide us with the real-time information we needed.

David Schauer, VP of Operations

Final Thoughts

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Gillam Group has been able to achieve incredible gains since partnering with Premier Construction Software. Not only have they roughly doubled their revenue since implementing Premier, they have done so by increasing their staff productivity by over 53%. Making the switch from QuickBooks means they can run more detailed, accurate, and easy to read job cost reports.

With Premier, Gillam Group knows they have a fully integrated cloud construction software solution that meets their needs today, as well as into the future as they continue to grow.