For the construction industry, having access to data is key to driving projects forward. More often, construction companies are turning to technology to help collect this information as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Poettker Construction,, Elwood, Ill., for example, has taken the company to the next level of performance. What was the blueprint behind this success? The company accomplished a transformation by effectively and efficiently establishing company-wide, standardized business processes, supported by integrated workflows and centralized data reporting.

In order to do this, one of the tools the construction company uses is eCMS v.4.0 ERP (enterprise-resource planning) software by Computer Guidance,, Scottsdale, Ariz., which is designed for construction management, general contracting, and design/build.

The results of implementing Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 at Poettker Construction is the company rolled out a number of applications, including core accounting, time and material billing, payroll, human resources, job costing, equipment accounting, purchasing, order processing, business intelligence, enterprise-content management, and eCMS Connect for Prolog.

This ensures the company’s strategy is in alignment with its intense focus on ensuring users have access to the data and technologies to improve decisionmaking and to maximize growth. A comprehensive approach to data acquisition, management, and distribution will better align Poettker’s company resources and lead to considerable improvements in operational productivity and financial performance.