Premier Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Accounting & job costing software for contractors

4.53/5 (115 reviews)

Premier overview

Premier is a cloud-based job costing and accounting solution by Jonas Software, designed for use by general contractors and subcontractors, home builders, design builders, and land developers. The system covers estimating and job costing, project management, purchasing, accounting, billing, time and expense tracking, subcontractor management, inventory and equipment tracking, document approvals, reporting, and more.

Premier’s accounting capabilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable, a general ledger, consolidated financials, multi-division, multi-company, and multi-currency support, bank reconciliation, accounting period activation and deactivation, AP approvals, and alerts. Users can view financial data summaries on customized dashboards, and drill down to details. Billing options include standard job invoicing, T&M (time and materials) billing, with occupation codes and cost types, and progress billing, which can be managed by amount, percentage, and units.

Premier includes various tools for project management, such as document creation and tracking, forecasting and estimating, change order management, daily job logs, meeting minutes, purchase order management, collaboration, document storage, tracking, and approvals, and integration with Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Outlook. Created documents are automatically tagged to jobs and stored in Premier, and external documents can be scanned and files uploaded, including voicemails, videos, and photos. Native iOS and Android mobile apps enable users to take photos, update job logs, and record employee hours while on-the-go.


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Premier screenshot: View job estimatesJonas Premier Product Tour (Microsite - NO CTA)Premier screenshot: Store and manage documents and contracts in Jonas PremierPremier screenshot: A list view of job costsPremier screenshot: View job cost by cost itemsPremier screenshot: Enter job labor time and expense

Premier reviews

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Ease of use
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Andrea Ohm

Jonas Premier has been an exceptional software to work with here at McGuire and consistently continues to get faster, more detailed, and user friendly on a monthly basis!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-02
Review Source: Software Advice

McGuire has been a customer with Jonas for over 2 years and we have been extremely happy with the continued upgrades, support, and top notch software they provide at an affordable price. Looking forward to future enhancements and having the opportunity to meet not only your staff, but other customers at your upcoming convention! Speed, versatility, customer support, and friendly staff. When work/construction was scarce for our company, you took the time to help us come up with a payment plan. The reporting is amazing! You have made a lot of changes in regards to being “user friendly” AKA the ability to delete. Keep this going! Pending AP Invoice Report is also a great addition. I am grateful for your monthly webinars followed by the taped session to refer back to. Dashboard is fresh…love it!

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Nikola Ilic

Strong Customer Support and Workflow Approval Capabilities

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-28
Review Source: Software Advice

I would recommend this software to other companies in the real estate sector. While the software has some weaknesses, their team is constantly working on adding new features to improve the user experience and efficiency. Also, customer support at Jonas is very strong and their team is usually very responsive and is there to make sure your transition goes successfully.The software has very robust workflow routing capabilities and can help companies transition to a paperless workflow approval process. Controls within Jonas are strong and there is a lot of ability to customize what each of the users can and cannot do in the system. The implementation team is very helpful and responsive to questions/concerns. They work hard to address issues encountered and have helped to ensure that the transition process goes smoothly as possible.

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Alex Szollosi

Jonas Newbie

Reviewed 2015-03-12
Review Source: Software Advice

So far, the product has been easy to maneuver and understand. When I purchased Jonas a competitor asked why Jonas? Here is my response: "I liked the fact that I don’t buy modules. I buy a complete package that is updated regularly and I get those updates. All apps are part of the package. This enlarges our use of licenses. Since Jonas is Microsoft based, we use our existing estimating system and it will populate the Jonas system. One less group to train. I am locked into unlimited training at a defined cost. The system is cloud based not cloud stored. Access is anytime as a result. I was able to define my cost exposure 100%. That was a tremendous comfort zone. I know what my yearly cost exposure potential is limited to. I hope that helps as I wanted a solid comfort with the system I chose. In all cases Jonas seemed to best fit our needs." Response from competitor: "Thank you for your candor. All good reasons, especially pertaining to the “good fit” statement. I wish you and Max Construction all the best in the coming years and hope I get to hear how everything goes at some point in the future. It has been a pleasure working with you."

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Micah McCracken

Jonas Premier consistently exceeds my expectations.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-09
Review Source: Software Advice

I've used several Job Cost Accounting software packages, from SAGE 100, SAGE 300, and ProContractor. Jonas Premier is by far my preferred package. I'm telling you, their support team and development team is amazing!This product is easy to use and there is not a steep learning curve. The development team is AMAZING! They are generally interested in what features could be improved or introduced to make your workflow easier. The fact that the program is 100% Cloud Based makes things so much easier for us. Also, it is very easy to modify reports and forms as much as you want.. You don't have to use some awkward reporting engine, you can use Word and Excel to modify reports and get data in/out of the system with ease.

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Nathan Monroe

Perfect Construction Accounting Solution for Small Contractor

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-06-26
Review Source: Software Advice

More time you take to set this product up correctly, the more it will benefit you in the end... Take your time and get it set up right!Jonas Premier has a very user friendly interface, and allows for more customization than a product like QuickBooks or Sage 100 for a small contractor. Most software packages in the cloud don't allow for easy integration with Microsoft products, however, Jonas Premier does an excellent job of allowing for quick data entry via uploads (something QuickBooks specifically doesn't allow out of the box). Getting up and running with the software was easy and enjoyable through the webinars hosted by customer support.

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Premier pricing

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Pricing information is available on inquiry.

Premier features

Change Order Management
Cost Estimating

API (24 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (29 other apps)
Activity Tracking (33 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (21 other apps)
Bid Management (22 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (23 other apps)
Contractor Management (24 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (21 other apps)
Data Import/Export (31 other apps)
Document Storage (31 other apps)
Project Estimating (22 other apps)
Project Management (24 other apps)
Project Time Tracking (23 other apps)
Projections (67 other apps)
Real Time Updates (24 other apps)
Search Functionality (22 other apps)
Timesheets (23 other apps)

Additional information for Premier

Key features of Premier

  • Accounts receivable
  • General ledger
  • Multi-currency
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Job costing and estimating
  • Original & current estimate tracking
  • Committed & actual cost tracking
  • Supplier cost tracking
  • Change orders
  • Custom fields
  • Daily job logs
  • Job invoicing
  • Purchase orders
  • Subcontractor management
  • Certification expiration alerts
  • Time and expense tracking
  • Approvals
  • Exception reporting
  • Inventory tracking
  • Bill of materials
  • Accounts payable
  • Customized dashboards
  • Project management
  • Submittals and transmittals
  • Progress billing
  • T&M billing
  • Customizable pay codes
  • Document management
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Users can view accounting data on customized dashboards, with the ability to drill down from summaries to detailed financial data.

Committed and actual job costs, current and original estimates, estimates at completion, and change orders can be tracked.

Job documents including submittals, transmittals, RFIs, punch lists, and more can be created and tracked.

Individual and blanket purchase orders, receipts, and packing slips can be created, with built-in approvals.

Multiple billing options are supported, such as progress billing, standard job invoicing, and T&M (time and materials) billing for contractors.

Alerts are automatically generated for subcontractor compliance or certification expirations.