March 17, 2022
Kojo (formerly Agora Systems), the leader in material procurement and management solutions for trade and self-perform contractors, today announced a partnership with Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of construction management software. Kojo’s partnership with Procore brings together two best-in-class construction platforms, helping trade contractors to reduce overhead costs and increase labor productivity, essential in the current market where supply chain issues continue to negatively impact contractors.
Materials typically account for 40% of construction project budgets, yet the process to procure, manage, and track materials from purchase to delivery remains manual and inefficient, and impacts contractors’ margins. Kojo is the first solution enabling trade contractors to find the right materials, at the right price, and track them from supplier to warehouse to jobsite.
The process of getting construction materials to the job site at the right time and price is surprisingly complex, involving many steps and stakeholders. Just as Procore was one of the first to streamline communication across project teams, Kojo was the first to connect purchasing teams with the field, warehouse, and suppliers to reduce miscommunications, steps, and lag time.
“From day one, we’ve been hyper-focused on solving the materials management problem for trade and self-perform contractors - we pioneered this space, and we’re committed to continuing to drive innovation. We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Procore, as it gives our customers the ability to use Kojo’s purpose-built solutions to solve their material management challenges, while also seeing key material-related data in the broader context of their project management system.” - Maria Rioumine, CEO at Kojo.
Contractors using Kojo benefit from shortened turnaround time, lower overall material costs, and a reduced risk of backorders or delays. The benefits of Kojo even touch the labor budget, with purchasing teams spending 75% less time processing POs and the field spending 38% less time on materials management overall.
“Procore launched the new wave of collaborative construction technology, and we know a fellow innovator when we see one. Materials management is a complex and difficult problem, and we are confident that Kojo is offering a great solution. We’re excited to offer contractors a solution in which they can leverage Kojo for the fine details of material management while still maintaining comprehensive project oversight within the Procore platform.” - Kris Lengieza, VP, Global Partnerships & Alliances, Procore.
Today’s announcement represents a strong collaborative relationship between two leading players in construction technology. The integration is now available. Learn more at the Procore App Marketplace.
Kojo is a materials procurement platform built for trade contractors. The platform connects the field, purchasing teams, warehouse, accounting teams, and suppliers, onto one collaborative platform, allowing contractors to grow their businesses, reduce overhead costs, and find the materials they need when they need them. Contractors using Kojo reduce the time their field teams spend on managing materials by an average of 38% and shorten the PO processing time by an average of 75%.
Procore is a leading global provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore's platform. Procore’s platform connects key project stakeholders to solutions Procore has built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore's App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with Procore’s platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore has offices around the globe. Learn more at Procore.com.