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Four construction workers walking at a construction site

MBA Builders Sets the Stage to Drive ROI with CMiC’s Industry Leading ERP - Nov 30, 2023

Toronto, Ontario, November 30, 2023 – CMiC, a leading Next Generation Construction ERP provider, recently announced a new partnership with MBA Builders (MBA), a contracting firm renowned for custom home design and construction. With the evolving needs of the construction industry, decision-makers at MBA Builders recognized the necessity for a more robust system to help them drive efficiency and integration, leading them to seek new solutions that would enhance their workflows and elevate project outcomes. After conducting a thorough evaluation journey, it was clear that there was only one solution that would help them meet their long-term business objectives: CMiC. 

MBA Builders: A Custom Home Design and Construction Company Driving Innovation and Craftsmanship

Known for their meticulous craftsmanship, MBA Builders is a custom home design, renovation, construction, and remodeling company based out of Wakefield, Massachusetts.  In recent years, their executive leadership team has invested in business expansion, with the acquisition of the construction division of Doran & Macero in 2021.

What sets MBA apart from its competitors is its proprietary design build process, which has been proven to deliver highly accurate quotes and complete projects as per schedule, with a relatively low number of change orders – all to provide seamless project delivery and customer satisfaction. At the highest level, however, their key differentiator is their ability to foster and create strong long-term, customer relationships.

Over the years, the leaders of this boutique general contracting firm have put a strong focus on higher-end luxury construction. From a specialization perspective, MBA Builders offers frame-to-finished carpentry, custom millwork, masonry, hardscape, built-ins, decks, and porches, as well as home care and maintenance. Their commitment to service excellence has led to industry recognition, with them being featured in a recent article by the publication Builder: “Top Primary Bath Trends to Have on Your Radar.”

Business Challenges Faced: Non-Integrated Systems and Sub-Par Accounting Capabilities

With the use of non-integrated tools to manage operations, specifically, Sage 100 Contractor, MBA’s leaders realized that many of their operational challenges were systems-related, which included:

  • Non-Integrated Systems: The use of non-integrated and legacy systems led to slower than expected operational processes and overall project delivery.

  • Sub-Par Accounting Capabilities: The lack of advanced capabilities meant that their finance teams had to spend a lot of time processing the numbers and building reports rather than making data-driven financial decisions.

In their pursuit to address these issues and optimize their operational processes, MBA Builders undertook a rigorous evaluation of numerous software systems. Criteria for selection were exacting, with a strong emphasis on functionality, adaptability, and scalability.  The MBA team wanted to invest in a system that would meet their needs now and in the future.

The Software Evaluation Journey: The Search for an Industry-Specific ERP

Following a thorough software evaluation process, they found themselves choosing between legacy Sage 100 with Procore, Trimble Viewpoint, Acumatica, and CMiC.

After careful consideration, they chose CMiC to satisfy their key business requirements:

  1. An all-in-one ERP that includes both exhaustive Financials and Project Management applications and capabilities.

  2. Robust Financials and Accounting functionality to help their finance teams effortlessly manage accounting, human capital, and payroll – all through CMiC’s industry-specific workflows.

  3. User-friendliness with a strong user interface to get all the required teams to use the software and drive adoption. 

As Paul Macero, Managing Partner at MBA Builders notes, “We’re very relationship-oriented oriented and that’s what kind of led us to CMiC.” He adds: “CMiC’s Single Database Platform — the ability to have a robust project management system that integrates directly with the accounting system” was what led to CMiC standing out as the preferred partner.

Key CMiC Applications within their Product Roadmap

With the first phase of the implementation process in place, the following applications are on MBA’s product roadmap:

Phase 1: CMiC Financials:

Phase 2: CONSTRUCT Project Management:

Other features and capabilities that are a part of their implementation plan include:

  • API Adapters

  • Resource Planning

To align with their technical infrastructure and business needs, they opted for CMiC’s SaaS offering.

Anticipated Business Outcomes: A Promising Road Ahead

MBA Builders is fully invested in the substantial advantages that their collaboration with CMiC will bring. The use of CMiC’s Single Database Platform™ is expected to substantially accelerate operational processes and drive collaboration. Further, by leveraging real-time data, leaders at MBA Builders anticipate gaining more data-driven insights with which to make long-term strategic decisions.

In this context of technological empowerment, Macero highlights the central benefit of this partnership: “It’s an integrated system built to work together, which allows us to modify our workflows and really get tighter controls over our accounting system — all as it relates to project related accounting as well as corporate accounting.” He summarizes it best: “In the end, it gives our project managers a framework to work within to deliver better customer experience.”

For more information, about CMiC please click here.

About MBA Builders:

MBA Builders is a custom home design, construction, renovation and remodeling company. We offer several specialty services, including custom millwork; built-ins; finished carpentry; tile; masonry; hardscape; decks, porticos, and porches; home care and maintenance. Through our proprietary design build process, we deliver designs that bring our clients visions to life, and reflect the realities of the project, resulting in a more accurate quote and timeline with fewer change orders and a smoother, more enjoyable experience for our clients.

About CMiC:

As an industry pioneer, CMiC delivers complete and unified Financials and Project Management software solutions for construction and capital projects firms. CMiC’s powerful software transforms how firms optimize productivity, minimize risk and drive growth by planning and managing all financials, projects, resources, and content assets—from a Single Database Platform™. With customers throughout North America and overseas, CMiC serves one-quarter of ENR’s Top 400 Contractors and hundreds of small and mid-sized construction firms, from general and specialty contractors to heavy/highway and project owners. Over $100 billion in construction revenue is handled by CMiC annually.

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