“In this day and time when you find something that works, you stick with it.”
Gary Murphy, who started his general contracting company, Murphy and Sons, in 1977 in the years when construction accounting was computed on paper, has been a loyal customer of JOBPOWER since the software’s early days.
Based in Southaven, Mississippi the construction company provides commercial and industrial construction management, including site analysis, preliminary design, concrete, permits and quality control. From its mid-South offices the company handles various petroleum industry related projects as well as municipal and commercial projects.
Murphy says, “We went straight from Wilson Ledger to construction accounting software by JOBPOWER.” Those were the days when Murphy would check his bank statements and go through a job audit monthly. He still looks over the JOBPOWER reports regularly because they provide a broad perspective of his business.
Why does JOBPOWER have so many long-term customers? It’s reliable and it works.
JOBPOWER is so reliable Murphy likens it to the famously reliable farm tractors. “It’s just like a John Deere tractor. Every time you turn it on it runs — in bad weather, rain, what have you. It keeps on running.”
Since he’s been a customer for so long, Murphy’s company has been through many upgrades and seen regular improvements. “When we get a JOBPOWER upgrade, we just plug it in and everything works.”
“It’s very solid and secure and doesn’t give you any bogus numbers.”
Since it works so well, he doesn’t have to spend time on the phone with the service team at JOBPOWER We don’t tend to spend time on the phone. That means that the service bill is always manageable and it’s never a surprise.
He says that JOBPOWER creates an audit that’s easy to follow and makes it easy to find any offsetting account and he likes it better than general accounting programs like Quicken. Its advantage over Quicken, Murphy says, is that JOBPOWER will not let a person work out of balance – “You got to open a month and then close a month.”
It’s important to Murphy that the software he uses to keep his books is not only reliable, but AIA compatible. “Any architect in the country can send me something and I can put it on my JOBPOWER forms, which is the AIA (American Institute of Architects) forms, the standards in the architecture and construction industry.”
Murphy & Sons can count on the software, and the relationship is mutual. Before a software upgrade, JOBPOWER regularly delivers beta releases to Murphy & Sons, which is among a handful of companies that test updates or add-ons before the company releases those updates to the rest of its customers. “We give our feedback for the beta testing.”
“Everything works,” he says. “That’s why we like it.”