Computer Guidance Corporation Celebrates 25 Years of Providing Financial, Project and Bidding Management Solutions to the Construction Industry
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Computer Guidance Corporation Celebrates 25 Years of Providing Financial, Project and Bidding Management Solutions to the Construction Industry

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Guidance Corporation (CGC) enters its 25th year in business as a trusted and proven solutions provider to the construction industry. Since 1981, Computer Guidance has supported the largest construction firms with innovative software that enhances their bottom line. Leveraging leading-edge technology and development, Construction Management System (eCMS(R)) now provides one of the most comprehensive integrated financial application suites in the market today. This browser-based accounting and project management solution delivers precise information that provides organizations with complete real-time visibility and control across the organization.

Today, Computer Guidance, headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, has a skilled internal staff of over 100 construction, accounting, and technology professionals. Computer Guidance serves over 600 customers who range in revenue size from small companies in the low millions to multi-billion dollar organizations. These companies include general, heavy highway, mechanical, and electrical contractors.

The CFMA (Construction Financial Management Association) ranked Computer Guidance number one overall for contractors in both the $250+ million and $100+ million categories. Computer Guidance's market share in these categories is 20 percent and 19 percent respectively.

    Computer Guidance now supports:

    -- 1 of every 5 ENR Top 400 Contractors
    -- 1 of every 12 ENR 600 Specialty Contractors
    -- 1 of every 3 top ENR General Building Contractors

"Since we began the company in 1981, our single-minded focus has always been on helping construction companies and contractors where they need it most -- streamlining operations and increasing productivity and profitability," said Roger Kirk, President/CEO. "For 25 years we have been vigilant about anticipating market needs, and as a full service provider, we are better able to provide the most progressive solutions for our customers."

The company also places a high premium on "listening" to its customers. The Computer Guidance Advisory Board, which includes the executive leadership of top firms across strategic construction disciplines, evaluates emerging industry trends and recommends specific solutions. This powerful joint collaboration allows Computer Guidance to quickly anticipate customer needs. Additionally, the company's annual Customer Focus meeting provides a wealth of class offerings, workshops and round table discussions that help participants explore new innovations and enhance their knowledge of current technology.

    Significant company highlights include:

    -- 1981 - Computer Guidance formed, providing accounting and project
       management solutions on System 34 and System 36
    -- 1984 - Selected one of the first ten IBM Value-Added Remarketers
       (VAR's) for the System/36 platform of computers
    -- 1988 - Invited to the IBM Silverlake Project to import all applications
       to the new AS/400 platform of computers
    -- 1990 - Rewrote all CMS applications in native RPG for the AS/400
    -- 1998 - Developed Project Administrator(R) and Invitation to Bid(R), PC-
       based applications using Visual Basic
    -- 2002 - Introduced the first browser-based version of all CMS
       applications - eCMS
    -- 2003 - Became an IBM Strategic ISV Advantage Partner
    -- 2005 - Launched eCMS 3.5.0 - providing customers with robust methods to
       analyze and report key financial and operations data
    -- 2006 - Developed Project Collaborator(R), an advanced project
       management tool that fully links all critical project information, from
       remote job sites to the corporate office

"We are certainly proud of our previous accomplishments, yet we are equally enthusiastic about our future," Kirk noted. "We are especially excited about eCMS 3.5.0 -- our latest release that delivers everything that construction companies need to be successful -- integrated features, scalability, and improved communication. We believe that eCMS 3.5.0 will help construction companies manage jobs and business processes more efficiently. Our customers can also expect other significant product enhancements in the future."

About Computer Guidance Corporation

Computer Guidance, a leading provider of financial accounting, project management, and bidding software, delivers solutions to more than 600 enterprise customers from various construction disciplines. The eCMS(R) suite combines 30 applications that help businesses manage accounting, projects, personnel, operations and equipment. The suite includes a comprehensive set of specialty applications and integrated productivity tools such as document imaging, electronic workflow, and universal messaging. For additional information about Computer Guidance, visit or call 1-888-361-4551.


    Andy Roud
    Phone: 480-444-7000 x7566
    Fax: 480-444-7004
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