Building the Future with Stonefield Query for Sage Timberline Office Company Name John S. Clark Company Established 1958 City
John S. Clark in the Spotlight The John S. Clark Company is a construction company located in Mount Airy, NC. Established in 1958 they provide fully integrated and general construction solutions specifically tailored towards their clients’ facility and performance needs.
Mount Airy, NC USA Website www.jsclark.com Contact Sean Stowers
Sean Stowers is the IT Director for John S. Clark. In 2007, Sean was responsible for coordinating the integration of Sage Timberline Office and their Field2Base remote tablets. This was where Stonefield Query played a crucial role.
Title IT Director Industry Construction Query Version Stonefield Query for Timberline Dealer CIS Consulting Group City Charlotte, NC USA Website www.cisinfo.com Contact Towner Blackstock Notable Quotes “My experience with Stonefield Query has been excellent. It is a powerful, easy-to-use report writer. If you think there is no way to solve a data mining or reporting problem, you can always find a way with Stonefield Query.” Towner Blackstock
The John S. Clark Challenge The John S. Clark Company was looking to improve their current method of entering accounting and job cost information. They are Sage Timberline Office users and have over eighty field superintendents using Field2Base, a mobile platform for sending and receiving data from the field. They use Field2Base to record everything from payroll information to job activities, cost-codes and production. In order to make the improvements they desired, Sage Timberline Office and Field2Base needed to integrate often and automatically. Of specific interest was getting data out of Sage Timberline Office and pushing it to the Field2Base tablets in a timely manner. This would give superintendents up-to-date job cost and employee data on their own personal forms. CIS Consulting Group was helping John S. Clark with this integration. Their first attempt was to use traditional report writers to get the data out of Sage Timberline Office. However, neither Crystal Reports nor the Sage Timberline Office Report Writer was able to give them effective results. It became apparent that CIS needed a data-mining tool rather than a report writer. To get all the disparate data from various tables and databases, they needed Stonefield Query.
The Stonefield Solution Towner Blackstock is a certified Sage Timberline Office Consultant with CIS Consulting Group. Towner first learned about Stonefield Query at the 2006 Sage Summit Conference. “Stonefield Query piqued my interest, and I stopped to look at it,” said Towner. “I remember thinking this wizardbased report writer can utilize information between different databases, bringing everything together.” The release of Stonefield Query for Sage Timberline Office could not have come at a better time for Towner. CIS had realized the difficulty of their report-based solution when Towner received a call from Stonefield saying that Stonefield Query for Sage Timberline Office was now available. Towner worked with Stonefield to gather and converge the data necessary for the superintendents. “Stonefield Query is a very powerful, easy-to-use, wizard based reporting tool that gives you full access to your data,” said Towner. “Its unique approach gives you the ability to see, manipulate and integrate data in ways that are difficult, even impossible with other report writing software.” The Result The John S. Clark Company had about fifteen different reports created for them. These customized reports utilized the data stored in both systems and allowed a seamless transfer of data between Sage Timberline Office and Field2Base. Now field superintendents are able to enter one piece of information on a form such as a job number or employee ID and the form will auto-populate all relevant information. Stonefield Query has simplified everyone’s job and reduced processing errors and labor costs while improving the profitability of the company. The John S. Clark Company has used Stonefield Query for Sage Timberline Office since August 2007 and have recently upgraded to the latest version of the software. “Stonefield Query is a great tool. It was exactly what we needed,” said Sean. “I’m not sure how we would have completed this project without it.”
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The John S. Clark Company had about fifteen different reports created for them. These customized reports utilized the data stored in both sy...