Tired of overly complex software, local contractor develops his own
By BENJAMIN MINNICK
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Journal Construction Editor
But what was supposed to be a one-month project for Scott Jennings ended up taking nearly three years.Scott Jennings
Sometimes a good idea is born out of necessity. Just ask Scott Jennings, who runs construction businesses in Washington and Hawaii.
A few years ago, Jennings was using Oracle’s Primavera to manage daily construction documents, but he found it to be difficult to use and expensive.
“Most of the systems out there do too much — wash your dishes and fold your clothes,” he said. “Most people want seven things when the (programs) do 100 things. Most of the systems out there are Cadillac programs.”
Unhappy with Oracle’s product and the ongoing fees, Jennings decided it wouldn’t be that hard to create a system that would work better for him.