PENTA Features

PENTA

Construction ERP Software

4.32/5 (33 reviews)

PENTA Feature Summary

  • Automated Multi-Company Management

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PENTA Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about PENTA's features:

Gina Smith

Reliable stable product

2015-01-22

Pros

The software is fully integrated and reliable.

Cons

This would be especially helpful for audits.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

There are many ways to set up software. Spend time with PENTA going over all the available options to make sure you understand all the functions.

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Siddesh Raj

Project Management

2018-06-20

Pros

Penta Project management module is a real time database updates, project reviews, timelines and the list goes on.

Cons

The software price is on the higher side and proper training and knowledge is required to operate and get good results.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Kimberly Wrazen

You get what you put into it!

2018-08-06

Overall, PENTA does what we need it to do. It isn't sleek and sexy like other software, but their support staff is always available if we have any concerns.

Pros

The functionality of the software met our needs for project management, accounting, as well as payroll.

Cons

I also wish there was a way for the user to create their own reports outside of the workbench so I did not have to rely so heavily on our IT department.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Jerry Murphy

Todd & Sargent, Inc. & PENTA, a strong partnership with a solid future

2015-01-22

Pros

The accounting and job cost system is rock solid. We have diverse needs in payroll, and PENTA has always provided the flexibility to handle each circumstance. We have a great relationship with the PENTA staff, and they always meet our needs.

Cons

But that issue should be solved with the Dashboard capabilities they've added to the software.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Make sure you are working with people committed to helping you achieve your goals. We have always considered PENTA a partner, and they have never let us down.

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Scott Simmering

Chief Information Officer

2015-01-29

Pros

The integrated applications that specifically address the construction industry and its support of union payroll and reporting.

Cons

Ability to easily facilitate workflows within the application and between other external applications.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Make sure you a have fully documented your functional requirements and key process flows prior to any software selection.

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Kimber Rederth

PENTA Construction ERP

2014-02-12

Excellent software for Financials, Project Accounting, Project Management and Service Management but does lack a bit within the Payroll module (excludes some basic functionality).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Stacey Pouncey

Using PENTA from an Accounting Perspective

2015-01-23

Pros

PENTA's accounting package is fully integrated with all modules: job cost, payroll, fixed assets, accounts receivable, accounts payable, etc.

Cons

You can't export reports to Excel.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Make sure you know what you need your software to do. Ask a lot of questions to see how PENTA's capabilities compare to the software you are already using. Make sure that PENTA can solve problems that you have with your current software.

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Michelle Sime

PENTA from a payroll point of view

2015-01-21

Pros

I like the ease of use, flexibility, and knowing that the support team is there to help me.

Cons

There have been a few circumstances where I could not get a report to deliver the specific data that I need.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

This is a well-rounded software program for payroll use.

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Kenneth Lindlau

Use extensively every day

2015-01-27

Pros

Easy to use, good reports and easy to modify.

Cons

I really do not have any complaints about PENTA. It works well for us.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

This software puts a tremendous amount of information at your fingertips, and all modules work seamlessly together. It is much more than accounting software. Our construction field staff very much like the PM Workbench. I have been using PENTA for 15 years now, and it just gets better every year

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Rachel Kaslaitis

Payroll Supervisor-8 year user

2015-01-30

Pros

Another good thing is the number of options of reports that are available.

Cons

We need to work on certified payroll reports. I like the options of only using the last four digits of the social security number or printing it with no addresses.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

It has a very wide scope so look at each area. For payroll, it works well.

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Sheila Billings

PENTA Driving Technology

2015-09-21

Pros

What I like best about this product is that it is pretty intuitive to use. I do not get confused with new setup tools, and that PENTA is consistent from product to product on how they label and identify items. PENTA has always been willing to work with us to develop new products and make upgrade to our system as we need them which is great.

Cons

The only issues I have had is that PENTA has not always been ready to implement there products with new technology, for instance service management on tablets.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Make sure you understand how you want to use the end product of your data collection. Like most financial and job tracking systems, the systems are only as good as the data that is entered and collected. You also need to understand how to export your data, in order to utilized it for internal reporting.

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Greg Hall

Penta Software

2014-03-25

We are just now testing the mobile applications that Penta has released which will allow remote users access to Penta through their iPads.

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Ease of use
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Linda Manes

PENTA Fanatic

2015-01-21

Pros

The integration of Project Management and Accounting provides a real time picture of where we are on a project at any given moment.

Cons

I can't think of anything I don't like. The things I do not like are on our plate, not PENTA's. We are not utilizing the program to its full capacity but hope to have that remedied by the end of the year.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Make sure you ask PENTA for a demonstration. You will not be sorry.

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Linda Manes

Penta Technologies

2014-03-03

It would be nice to give a review of the new dashboard features from a Project Manager's point of view.

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Roberta Cardillo

Functional, fully integrated software.

2015-01-28

Pros

Fully integrated software and good tech support.

Cons

The data cannot be downloaded into Excel to create an easy functioning spreadsheet.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Keep an open mind. Once you learn the ins and outs, it is relatively easy to work with each day.

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Michael Moorhouse

Project leader for software selection and implementation

2015-01-21

Pros

The foundation of job cost, extensive payroll, billings/receivables, purchasing/payables, and other niche software, such as service management, provides our growing companies a solid platform that meets our needs across a wide spectrum of businesses/companies.

Cons

I would like to see the establishment of an active user group to better facilitate the sharing of information across the entire user base.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

I would recommend a thorough examination of existing workflows blended with a willingness to test new workflows based upon the efficient use of existing resources while harnessing the power and the efficiencies of the new software.

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Bonnie Klein

A must have software in a fast-paced, construction industry

2015-01-29

Pros

The flexibility within PENTA allows us to use the job costing and service management software in various ways to meet our accounting and job costing needs in each of our organizations.

Cons

In the past, getting information out of PENTA electronically was difficult. However, PENTA listened to their customers and has created a new product enhancement that is currently available that allows users to get information out of the software and in a downloadable format into Excel.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

PENTA is continually evaluating and adapting their software in attempt to keep up with ever-changing technology. Since we converted to PENTA software, they have added several value-add products to stay current with technology changes. A few of these added products or enhancements include Mobile Field reporting, Workflow Processes, Document Imaging, & Workbench. It is important to evaluate whether a software company is growing and attracting new customers by staying current with technology and the current market.

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Tim Spettel

Well-Designed Construction ERP System

2015-02-26

Pros

PENTA has a solid product that is well-engineered. Their staff is very experienced and knows the industry.

Cons

The current UI is somewhat dated.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

As with any ERP evaluation, get past the hype and sales and into the details. Define your "must-have" processes and then evaluate the software. Be open to process modification to fit the software. Do not modify the software. Make sure you have solid buy-in from the top down for the project.

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Tom Crow

Operations of PM Workbench

2015-01-27

Pros

Tailored to the individual customers needs and helps organize the data I need.

Cons

I don't have any dislikes. Always works fine if I don't make an error.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Take it for a test drive. It works. Once a person has a chance to see how it works on a day-to-day basis, it becomes apparent that it's easy to use and works well in the field of endeavor.

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Kimber Rederth

Penta Construction ERP Software Review

2015-01-07

Pros

I like the software's ability to do Project Accounting and Labor Distribution. I like the fact that the vendor is smaller, so you get more personalized service (your not just a number to them).

Cons

At the present time they don't offer a lot within their Human Resources module.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Be prepared on how you want to use the product prior to evaluating the software.

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Kim Milburn

Still learning.

2015-01-28

Pros

That is is very detailed for both a service and contract company in one package.

Cons

While the product is good for the field transactions, it has some limitations on the actual accounting side.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Be flexible. There is no one out-of-the-box product that is going to work for everything that you have to do. You just have to pick the one that works for "most".

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Amy Locke

PENTA is a geat accounting software.

2015-01-27

Pros

PENTA is very user-friendly and most errors can be corrected easily. Also, the customer service is excellent.

Cons

If there are things you don't use often enough to add to your hotlist sometimes it can be quite time consuming to try and locate them.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

I would recommend having a user from each department within a company evaluate the software.

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Dustin Keyes

Review

2017-02-06

Lots of options to use in this program, fairly easy to use.

Pros

Lots of options!!

Cons

Might get blowback from users who struggle with technology

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Research is the best, get some demos to see what you are getting into.

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Theresa Horrox

PENTA Technologies Review

2015-01-23

Pros

The system can be customized for your needs.

Cons

It would be nice to copy/paste entries from Excel directly into PENTA.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Check out PENTA Technologies, Inc. You'll be glad you did.

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Corey Mitchell

IT Help Desk Support

2015-01-23

Pros

Ease of use. Easy to install.

Cons

Performance and latency. No cloud-based version yet.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering PENTA

Give it a shot and explore the options. It has worked well for us.

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