Weis Builders Selects eCMS Connect for Textura-CPM

Integration of ERP and Payment Management Solutions Helps General Contractor Improve Process Efficiency.

Jul 15, 2014, 07:30 ET from Textura Corporation

CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, and Computer Guidance Corporation, part of the Explorer Software Group of companies, announced that Weis Builders Inc. has implemented eCMS Connect for Textura-CPM™ after its recent upgrade to Computer Guidance's eCMS v.4.0 enterprise resource planning software.

The eCMS Connect for Textura®-CPM interface creates a powerful combination of financial tools, providing a seamless flow of data between the eCMS ERP system and Textura's invoicing and payment solution, Textura-Construction Payment Management™ (CPM™).

A longtime CGC client, Weis upgraded its ERP to eCMS v.4.0. last fall to take advantage of new features, which include advanced financial transaction processing, management reporting, as well as enterprise content management and Cognos Business Intelligence & Analytics.

To further improve efficiency in its payment management processes, Weis recently implemented Textura-CPM. Textura's cloud-based solution integrates and streamlines all construction payment management processes, including billing, lien waiver collection, compliance management and payments. By automating processes and facilitating online collaboration, Textura-CPM boosts productivity, reduces the amount of paper involved in managing payments, and improves communication efficiency.

"The connection of eCMS v.4.0 and Textura-CPM will unlock important efficiencies for us across our financial processes," said Cassie Warner, Chief Financial Officer, Weis Builders. "With integrated accounting and payment management processes, we expect to see significant streamlining of manual processes and also to reduce risk related to lien waiver collection and compliance. Subcontractors are our critical business partners and we are always looking for ways to improve our relationship with them. The enhanced communication CPM offers should help us better communicate status and requirements to our Subcontractors to reduce the back and forth that typically goes on in the manual world," said Warner.

Weis, an Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 400 General Contractor, completes projects nationwide from offices in Minnesota, Illinois and Texas. Weis specializes in multi-unit residential, senior living, hospitality, retail, commercial and healthcare design/build, general contracting and construction management and has many long-time, repeat clients.

"We are pleased that Weis Builders has joined the more than 300 General Contractors who are using Textura-CPM," said Patrick Allin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Textura Corporation. "ERP software providers like CGC are key partners for us in delivering powerful solutions to address clients' needs. The integration of eCMS and CPM enhances the value of both solutions, and we are pleased to be able to work with CGC to improve outcomes for all construction project participants."

According to Mike Bihlmeier, President at Computer Guidance Corporation, "Commercial contractors in today's business environment need a solid, enterprise-class ERP solution combined with value-added business function specific applications to manage all aspects of their businesses. These leading contractors want the applications to seamlessly work together to avoid duplicate entry and the errors inherent in having multiple systems. eCMS Connect for Textura—CPM is a great example of our advanced integration platform with third-party software applications."

About Weis Builders

Weis Builders, established in 1939, has maintained a reputation for building solid relationships. As a third-generation, family-owned general contractor, we continue to exceed clients' expectations with our versatility, responsiveness, talented associates, and progressive attitude.

Weis Builders is ranked among the top U.S. construction companies by Engineering News-Record. We complete projects throughout the country from four office locations: Minneapolis and Rochester, MN; Chicago, IL; and Dallas, TX.

Weis Builders excels in various markets, including multi-unit residential, senior living, hospitality, retail, commercial and healthcare. We support the development needs of our clients by providing delivery methods such as design/build, general contracting and construction management. In the end, it all comes down to successful relationships with our clients. 

About Computer Guidance Corporation Computer Guidance is the software development expert for construction enterprise resource planning solutions. In business since 1981, Computer Guidance has provided its customers with construction financial and project management applications supported by industry-leading business intelligence and analytics applications and advanced productivity tools. Computer Guidance is a premier business partner of IBM Corporation, providing a solid technology foundation for both its cloud-based, hosted and on-premise solutions. Hundreds of commercial contractors have implemented Computer Guidance ERP achieving quantifiable benefits year after year. Many Computer Guidance customers are represented among the Engineering News-Record Top 50, 400 and 600 and the On-Site Top 40. Computer Guidance's construction software expertise has led the Associated General Contractors of America to select Computer Guidance's solutions as the ERP solution of choice for its members. eCMS has also been acknowledged by the CFMA IT Survey, ranking its job cost, accounting and payroll applications as the number one software for commercial contractors. In 2013, Computer Guidance received a silver Contractor's Choice award from Roads & Bridges magazine recognizing eCMS as one of the most widely implemented ERP solutions among its readership.

Computer Guidance Corporation became part of the Explorer Software Group of companies in January 2014. Explorer Software Group is a global software business that is exclusively in Construction with 25,000 users served, in 40 countries and in 6 continents, employing 250 staff. Explorer's core business philosophy is long-term commitment to customer service, coupled with providing the best possible solutions to customers.  

For additional information, visit www.computerguidance.com or call 888.361.4551.

About Textura Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry.  Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle – from takeoff, estimating, design, pre-qualification and bid management to submittals, field management, LEED® management and payment. 

The Textura® collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks.  With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation.  www.texturacorp.com  

Contact: Textura Corporation Lacey Faye Spang Director of Investor Relations lacey.spang@texturacorp.com  1-847-943-3547

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