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Moreau Optimizes Payroll Compliance Processes with CMiC’s Construction-Specific ERP - Nov 29, 2023

Toronto, Ontario, November 29, 2023 – CMiC, a leading Construction ERP provider, recently announced a new partnership with Moreau, a leading residential, commercial, and industrial contractor within the Canadian construction industry. With an increase in both the number and complexity of projects they have been taking on in recent years, leaders at Moreau decided that the best way to venture forth would be to add an industry-specific solution to their technology stack. After conducting an extensive search, their findings led them to CMiC, a leading next-generation ERP provider that has secured its foothold within the construction software space.

Moreau:  A Leading Force in the Canadian Construction Sector

Since its inception in 1977 by electrician Jean-Yves Moreau, Moreau has grown into becoming a forerunner in the construction industry with a rich 45-year history. Headquartered in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. with additional branches across Canada, Moreau has cultivated a workforce of 1,940 skilled employees. Their expansive services touch on various construction needs, including civil engineering, mechanics, structure and boiler making, crane services, insulation and scaffolding, electricity, and piping and plumbing.

Moreau’s dedication to quality has garnered them an impressive roster of high-profile projects, including: Côté Gold Projet, IAMGOLD, Detour Gold in Ontario and Agnico Eagle Mines in Quebec. With their capability to manage a wide array of construction services, Moreau has solidified its status as a trusted name in construction.

Business Challenges Faced: Non-Integrated Systems, Data Transfer Issues and Limited Field Management Capabilities  

Over the years, leaders at Moreau recognized that the systems they had in place), were not helping the firm scale according to their growth trajectory. The key operational and technology-related challenges they were facing included:

  1. Non-Integrated Systems: They used various disconnected software tools for project management, which led to inefficiencies (e.g., duplication in work), inconsistencies, the lack of validation, and low levels of collaboration.

  2. Sub-Par Data Transfer Processes: The issues associated with the transfer of data between tools led to data integrity challenges.

  3. Non-Automated Processes: The application of manual processes led to slower delivery timelines as well as human error.

Having a wide range of verticals to service, along with the various types of services they offer, Moreau needed a cutting-edge solution to help them meet their long-term business objectives.

The Software Evaluation Journey: The Search for a Fully Integrated Construction ERP

 After a thorough software selection process, decision-makers at Moreau decided to go with CMiC as their solution has the following features and benefits:

  1. A “fully integrated,” all-in-one ERP that includes both exhaustive Financials and Project Management applications and capabilities.

  2. A highly flexible and scalable solution, which can help their managers prepare for business expansion and the ability to deliver very complex projects.

  3. Has Canadian Payroll functionality to help them comply with Quebec legislation.

  4. Advanced cost controls capabilities to help them improve internal management processes.

  5. Robust mobile functionality to help equip Moreau’s field teams with access to real-time data, documents and drawings – in addition to helping drive collaboration and communication.

  6. Open APIs to help drive interconnectivity.

According to Jerome Gauthier, Technology and Information Management Coordinator: “Moreau is known for its flexibility and capacity to adapt to any new situation or requirements. So, standardization is important, as is the flexibility to adapt quickly to any situation. That’s why CMiC’s customization possibilities and interconnectivity through APIs is a major plus for us. We never want to lose business because of the rigidity of our ERP, and CMiC fits this requirement.”

Key CMiC Applications within their Product Roadmap

With the implementation plan in place and a scheduled launch date of mid-2024, the following applications are on Moreau’s product roadmap:

CMiC Financials:

CONSTRUCT Project Management:

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

To cater to their technical infrastructure and business needs, Moreau opted for CMiC’s SaaS offering.

Anticipated Outcomes: A Vision for Transformation

The collaboration between Moreau and CMiC signals a significant stride towards enhancing operational efficiency and better project delivery outcomes. With the adoption of CMiC’s integrated software, Moreau is set to streamline its project management processes, a move that’s expected to cut down the time from concept to completion.

This efficiency gain is not limited to time management alone; it extends to financial operations as well. The financial management tools from CMiC are designed to sharpen the accuracy of financial reporting and budgeting, to help keep projects on time and budget.

With CMiC’s customization capabilities and open APIs at their disposal, Moreau is well-equipped to manage complex projects with enhanced agility, securing a strong competitive edge in the construction sector.

As summarized by Gauthier: “We know that in order to grow successfully and be more efficient, we need to have a good foundation — we believe CMiC can serve as a solid foundation with which to set up common processes that everyone will use.”

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About Moreau:

 Moreau, une façon de faire bien à elle Moreau a été fondée en 1977 par M. Jean-Yves Moreau, électricien de métier. Aujourd’hui, c’est plus de 45 ans d’expérience dans 20 champs d’activités différents partout dans le monde. L’entreprise compte à ce jour près de 750 employés. Le siège social se situe à Rouyn-Noranda et Moreau détient d’autres succursales soit à Val d’Or, au Saguenay Lac St-Jean, en Alberta et en Ontario. Moreau est une grande famille qui a su se tailler une place de choix parmi les plus importantes firmes de construction au pays. Chez Moreau, nous fournissons des infrastructures de construction complète et nous entretenons la fiabilité des opérations du secteur industriel en agissant comme un entrepreneur de solution qui anticipe, prévoit et satisfait les besoins spécifiques et sans cesse changeants de ses 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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