August 3, 2011
GE Johnson Construction Company Utilizes Textura’s Cloud Computing to Improve Collaboration and Reduce Costs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Johnson Construction Company, a leading builder headquartered in Colorado Springs and with operations from Michigan to California and Idaho to New Mexico, announced today that they have adopted Textura--Construction Payment Management (CPM) on all construction projects to improve the flow of billing documents, electronically route invoice approvals and manage electronic payments across their large geographic market.
Tony Craig, GE Johnson's Controller, said "We needed a system that would allow us to easily communicate with multiple projects teams spread across the country. By operating over the cloud Textura's CPM application allows us to centrally manage the billing process from our chairs in Colorado Springs, regardless of where or how remote a project site may be. This includes our interaction with project managers, owners and subcontractors."
Patrick Allin, Textura Chairman and CEO, stated "GE Johnson is well known for providing innovative project services. They were among the first in their markets to offer integrated project solutions, CM/GC project delivery and state of the art technology. They were very quick to recognize that Textura is a software as a service (SaaS) provider offering its applications through the cloud. They embraced the many user advantages of that such as real flexibility in how they run their projects, easy user access for everyone on their projects and lower cost than traditional software. It is a real pleasure to work with such a forward thinking organization."
"By working in the cloud CPM provides a familiar entry point for all parties involved," continued Craig. "Our owners, project managers, accountants and subcontractors can access the system from any computer, regardless of the location. All they need is internet connectivity and away they go. This significantly reduced the upfront costs for all participants that are normally associated with construction software applications."
Michael Goldstein, Textura Senior Consulting Manager for the Western US and Canada, elaborated, "CPM allows GE Johnson's Project Managers to act as field generals regardless of their location or proximity to the actual project site. The benefits have allowed GE Johnson to submit billings to owners in a timelier manner which expedites the entire billing process for all."
GE Johnson uses CPM to control the flow of information, documents and payments across subcontractors and others on their construction projects to improve process efficiency and reduce costs.
GE Johnson was founded in 1967 with a vision of building client relationships through innovative project services and by delivering on our commitments. Today, GE Johnson is an employee-owned corporation with a resume of $6 billion in completed projects ranging from $10,000 to over $240 million; over 90% of which comes from repeat clients. The company is headquartered in Colorado Springs, and maintains fully staffed offices in Denver and in Jackson, Wyoming.
Founded in 2004, Textura has developed the only robust collaborative industry solutions for construction payment management, Textura--CPM, and for pre-qualification management, Textura--PQM.
Textura--CPM integrates all construction payment management process components - billing, lien waiver collection, statutory declaration collection, sub-tier waivers, compliance management, payments - into one seamless work flow. CPM helps contractors and others involved in construction projects realize significant efficiency benefits from automation and streamlining; and, risk reduction from improved control and visibility. To date $60B in construction value has been processed by CPM.
Textura--PQM automates the entire pre-qualification process for everyone by facilitating the electronic submission, review, approval and updating of all pre-qualification documents. PQM's online data management system speeds the pre-qualification process by allowing subcontractors to enter their information one-time into a database which can then produce tailored pre-qualification forms that provide specific information required by individual general contractors. PQM provides contractors with dramatic efficiency benefits and a foundation for better information and decision-making. PQM supports MWBE programs. Please visit our website at www.texturacorp.com.