Frank Grenci, Co-Founder and CEO
Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” This quote from Stephen Covey, an American businessman and educator, appropriately defines Florida-based Core Associates’ approach to winning in the marketplace. Provider of Core Cloud Systems and TimberScan, a trusted accounts payable (AP) approval processing solution, Core Associates has a dedicated team that works toward delivering value to clients. “We believe in consistently motivating our employees and maintaining a unique work culture, which has been our key to success,” adds Frank Grenci, co-founder and CEO of Core Associates. With continuous support from its team of experts who are driven to deliver the highest level of customer care, Core Associates has come a long way in the real estate and construction sectors that lacked a paper-free AP routing and approval solution before the company was founded in 2008. Core Associates decided to fill that void by developing an innovative invoice processing solution for construction and property management businesses. Since its founding, Core Associates has been on a quest to address the challenges that accounting and project management teams face daily. With its flagship product—TimberScan—Core Associates offers capabilities such as AP automation, reporting, and quick approvals.
The firm also provides Core Cloud Systems (CCS)—which comprise numerous cloud-based applications for project-intensive businesses including the construction industry. These applications can be seamlessly integrated with the customers’ ERP and other back-office solutions. They help automate time-consuming processes such as credit card reconciliations and provide easy to use, web-based interfaces.
We offer a holistic system, which demonstrates great synergy and the ability to use varied applications through a common interface
Another major challenge for project-intensive businesses is obtaining approvals from various professionals, and the Core Associates team has automated this cumbersome yet essential task. With CCS, forms-based data is processed in a timely manner and updated in underlying ERP systems. It also functions to maintain a single point of entry with no duplication of effort. It offers field personnel a fast and easy way to communicate information from the field. “We offer a holistic system, which demonstrates great synergy and the ability to use varied applications through a common interface,” says Grenci.
In addition to CCS, the real focus of the company’s developmental efforts lies in providing a seamless experience to its clientele, from the cloud to ERP as well as to other systems. With an integrated and advanced solution, the firm offers its clients a single point of contact, so they don’t have to deal with multiple vendors. Over the years, the Core Associates team has identified clients’ needs and exceeded its customers’ expectations to more than satisfy those needs. To deploy its range of intuitive solutions, the company maintains and staffs implementation teams that ensure hassle-free deployments at its clients’ sites. The firm’s products are engineered with intuitive interfaces so that they can be deployed with minimal training and support.
Core Associates also offers customization services to address the specific needs of various construction vertical markets, such as roofing and land development. With these customized solutions, Core Associates has expanded its offerings to other industries, a major focus area for the company throughout the next decade. Leveraging the knowledge of its team of experts, Core Associates will be expanding into the manufacturing space. Going forward, the company seeks to continue its growth trajectory in the mid-market segment. “We have a structured plan to grow further in this market, and want to do that responsibly. While we are flexible when it comes to tapping opportunities, we don’t want to over-expand. We have had a steady growth in the past, and we expect to continue that in the future,” concludes Grenci.