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Nouveau Construction Ltd

Paul Fougere - Director

Upon founding our business just over 6 years ago we were using multiple applications and piecing things together in a somewhat abstract way. Life was clunky with day to day project administrative tasks consuming most of our time. We needed a single solution with a suite of tools to help provide much needed visibility and to manage those basic but important project activities through all stages from inbound leads through to final project close out.

With CATProjects now alongside we have gained a comprehensive and fit-for-purpose end-to-end solution for our business. CATProjects was easy and quick to learn from the very start. Within a few weeks we were seeing and feeling the benefits. All of our client and subcontractor communications, contracts, variations and progress claims are now managed methodically and consistently. Use of multiple applications, such as spreadsheets, is now a thing of the past. A good measure of success for us is the feedback from some of our clients who have commented on the clear and simplistic presentation of progress claims. This translates into quick approval of claims and thus savings in time and money for both our clients and ourselves.

CATProjects and newly acquired CATPlan have been necessary additions to our business, and coupled with Xero integration it’s been the ideal solution for our business.

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NZ Living Ltd

Anna Brealey - Director

NZ Living has used CAT Projects from inception.  It’s an excellent project administration tool.  It is simple to use, connects seamlessly with Xero and fullfils all our reporting requirements.

The team at CAT Projects are great and have always responded to any queries we have in double quick time. Highly recommended to other Development or Construction Companies.

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Brosnan Construction Ltd

Phil Brosnan - Managing Director

When we founded Brosnan Construction we were using email, spreadsheets and MYOB to manage our projects. Over 10 years ago we migrated to CAT and since then, we have created three more successful companies that form the Brosnan Group. I am in no doubt that, had we not made that transition, we would not be where we are today. I have no hesitation in recommending CAT Projects to anyone in the construction industry.

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Intrec Management Pty Ltd

Steve Bragg - National Compliance Manager

INTREC Management had identified the CAT Software platform as a good fit for our Project Financials Management needs in 2016 and have been successfully running it now for the last 4 years. Our experience has been positive on all fronts. The software is intuitive and new users can quickly be brought up to speed. The permissions controls are strong giving us flexibility to provide view and access to any combination of users we need. We are benefiting from good API integration with our other key platforms in the business. The support experience has been first class. The CATs support team are accessible, knowledgeable and responsive.

Perhaps most importantly however has been CAT’s ability to support the aggressive growth of our company. INTREC Management has grown over 25% year over year for those 3 years we have had the platform, and the CAT’s suite has kept pace with us and seamlessly enable is to expand our operations.

INTREC Management is a 100% Australian Owned Construction company operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. INTREC turns over more than $200 Million per annum and employs almost 200 Australians. INTREC provides Construction, Fitout and Refurbishment services to both Public and Private sectors including Australia’s top Universities.

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Target Painters Ltd

Winnie Liu - Admin Manager

We are a Painting Company and have been using CAT Software over 10 years. It is an easy-to-use system.

We have the option to choose which modules we want that suit the way we run our business. Which is like, managing purchase orders, progress claims and job costings of each project.  The move to Cloud Base from 2016, we can send PO, claims and reports through emails which save money on paper, photocopying & postage.  If we ever have a problem this is always solved by the CAT Support Team in a fast & professional manner. We highly recommend CATProjects to other subcontractors.

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Pacific Building Solutions Ltd

Rob Semaan - Executive Chairman

The PBS Group of Companies is a multi-discipline group of commercial construction companies based in Suva, Fiji Islands with key strengths in resorts & hotels, healthcare, airports, marine & civil construction, concrete fabrication & installation.

Established in the early 90’s we quickly learned that the only practical solution to the challenges in building in the South Pacific was to take control of many of the most critical elements in the building process by bringing them in-house either through organic growth or acquisition. Today, the PBS Group is Fiji’s largest builder with just under 1,000 personnel.

With the tremendous growth we’ve seen over the last decade in particular, we needed a comprehensive construction software solution to enable us to document and control all elements of our business from estimating a new potential project to the end of the defects liability period of a recently completed project. CATProjects has enabled us to achieve this in a practical, timely and cost effective manner providing our teams time to focus on finding new work and delivering top quality work in the field instead of the worrying about how to create ever changing systems, procedures and policies to administer and manage it all.

We especially like that CAT Projects integrates and works in conjunction with MoneyWorks for finance and GCT for payroll, which we use in our Finance and HR Departments respectively. Finance and HR have been significantly streamlined eliminating a duplication of resources and workload; no double entries as data flows freely from CATProjects to MoneyWorks and GCT.

The whole CAT support team are readily available and more accommodating than any other software provider we have dealt with in the past. We have no hesitation in recommending CATProjects to other major contractors.

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Ockham Construction Limited

Ben Gibbons - Commercial Manager

CAT Projects plays an extremely important role in the professional management and administration of our construction projects. The seamless integration of financial elements in to a highly detailed Committed Cost Report is the cornerstone for responsible financial management and accurate Cost to Complete projections. We can see the impact of all financial decisions in real time, that also allows us to make informed decisions on an on-going basis.

The “Purchasing, Site Diary, Subcontractor and Consultant tools” means our site teams are also saving time on site as well. We appreciate the great customer service from the Construction Software team who helped us to implement the system in to our company in very good time which caused little to no disruption to our operations. Contractors that are considering the use of CAT Projects are looking at the right product.

CATProjects and CATPlan have been a necessary and fantastic addition to the Ockham Construction operations.

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Lloyd Group Pty Ltd

Dustin Lloyd - Director

Lloyd Group has been a proud user of CAT Software from 2008 onwards which has enabled our company to grow 15-20% on average per year by revenue. During this time we have experienced considerable increases in both in the the number of staff using CAT Software and in the size and complexities of projects being delivered. Throughout this CAT Software has not only met the demands of our operating requirements but has also facilitated the ability of our company to grow with the confidence that our Project Management Software can deliver a competitively priced, user friendly and highly efficient operating solutions.

In late 2014 we made a decision to “upgrade” to an integrated construction industry solution using one of the commonly known “big company” operating systems. This was a decision we deeply regret both from an operating / administration and financial perspective. After 6 months of frustration caused by poor documentation, an unacceptably slow operating speed and over complicated administration procedures we gladly returned to the CAT Community and to the new CATProjects cloud based platform.

Since our conversion to CATProjects our Operations staff have reported a 25% efficiency gain in their administration and our clients have made many favourable comments on the layout and professional presentation of company branded output reports and project documentation. Combined with an API through to Xero accounting I can confidently say that based on its current performance within our business CATProjects will continue to service our needs long into the future.

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Mako Commercial Ltd

James Ciurlionis - General Manager

CATProjects has made a huge difference to our business. We are now 100% paperless with purchase orders, packing slips, supplier invoices, progress claims and pretty much everything else. Financial performance of projects has improved thanks to CAT as the productivity of the Project Team has significantly increased.

Having all Project communication within one central hub (CAT) has cut down miscommunication, mistakes and re-work.