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VIEWPOINT.com | +1 800.333.3197 C A S E S T U D Y Elder Construction prides itself on its relationships. Within the organization and with clients, Elder employees strive for integrity, honesty and professionalism. They also work to be good stewards of company and client resources, and aspire to thoughtful decisionmaking. Elder founder Tom Elder grew the company one project at a time with all of these ideals in mind. He started the business in 1994, after he had accumulated 20 years of construction experience. It has grown, and now his sons Chris and Patrick have taken their place in the organization. The Elder family has a passion for the construction business, which has contributed to their continued success. But growth can bring challenges, and last year Elder Construction found itself at a crossroads. It was time to make a decision for the future. RESEARCH PHASE Despite its volume of business — $25 million GAR — Elder had never centralized its software management. The team used a combination of Computerease, Excel, On Center, Goldmine, and ISQFT. These scattered resources complicated processes as well as internal communication. "In my area, we were simply using Excel," said Elder Pre-Construction Manager Matt Melssen. "It's tough to sort estimates and Excel can have the tendency to make mistakes if you are missing formulas. There was a layer of concern there, and we had to make sure we were triple checking just to make sure the program was calculating correctly." Elder employees began to look for a solution. During an in-house assessment of their construction business management strategy, they realized they needed: ∫ Better reporting. ∫ More insight/data to make high-level decisions. ∫ Technology that would work with mobile devices. ∫ A system that would support rapid growth with centralized information. PROJECT SNAPSHOT Contractor: General Contractor Headquarters: Windsor, Colorado Prior Software: Computerease, Excel, OnCenter, Goldmine and ISQFT Viewpoint Customer: Since 2016 Viewpoint Solution: ProContractor by Viewpoint Elder Construction Builds a Better Company with ProContractor Builds a Better ProContractor Patrick a On PROJECT SNAPSHOT Contractor: General Contractor Headquarters: Windsor, Colorado Prior Software: Computerease, Excel, OnCenter, Goldmine and ISQFT Viewpoint Customer: Since 2016 Viewpoint Solution: ProContractor by Viewpoint 10197 Bunsen Way, Louisville, KY 40299 www.elderconstruction.com

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