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Score 6.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx

AccuLynx is well-suited for pretty much everything we do. We can go back to scanned documents of service tickets, orders, maps, contract proposals, pictures or any other details of the job. I'm not sure where it would be less appropriate. To do accurate job costing we need to grab time on our T-Sheets program and job cost on the QuickBooks side to manage true job costing.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor is a great solution for contractors. In the construction industry, many companies fail because they are not tracking actual costs to budget. Sage 100 allows for this tracking. It enables a contractor to identify where change orders might be applicable.
Tina Antolik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

AccuLynx
9.0
Sage 100 Contractor
5.7
Photo documentation
AccuLynx
10.0
Sage 100 Contractor
Document sharing
AccuLynx
9.0
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
Collaboration & approvals
AccuLynx
9.0
Sage 100 Contractor
5.0
Mobile app
AccuLynx
8.0
Sage 100 Contractor
Issue tracking & punchlists
AccuLynx
Sage 100 Contractor
5.0
Jobsite reports
AccuLynx
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
RFI tools
AccuLynx
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
Submittal design and management
AccuLynx
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0

Estimating

AccuLynx
8.0
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Job costing
AccuLynx
9.0
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Cost calculator
AccuLynx
7.0
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Cost databases
AccuLynx
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0

Pros

AccuLynx

  • AccuLynx has an unending back end database that can be customized for every item that you put into an estimate. We can make proposals extremely detailed and perform tasks was in the estimate to limit information or expand all information.
  • AccuLynx transfers all the estimated material to the order then within the order process you can alter, add, or delete any item with a few clicks.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

  • Payroll processing using Sage Timesheets. Makes online timesheets available to an employee anywhere he/she has an internet connection. This results in better record keeping.
  • Project costing. Between what I do in Sage and what I do in Sage Timesheets, I can project cost in minutes instead of making the data work in the clumsy and time consuming way it is done using just the Sage 50 or 100.
  • Project reporting is now streamlined using the same pairing of software.
Katherine McGookey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AccuLynx

  • Pricing in the database for each item is done manually due to the merger of two large suppliers nationally who decided to write their own database and estimating program and disconnect themselves from AccuLynx that had the ability to automatically update pricing. I feel that was a huge mistake on the part of the supplier. AccuLynx is trying to rectify that relationship.
  • It's unfortunate that the only calendaring option is Google Calendar. We are very tied to Outlook which we feel is more user-friendly and we know it well.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

  • The Equipment management feature needs some serious updates. Searching for specific equipment shouldn't be this difficult. Example Lets say I'm looking for a "12' step ladder". If don't type in the name of the item exactly it will not return. So if I searched for "ladder" or "step ladder" my "12' step ladder" would not appear.
  • The entire system is not very intuitive or user friendly. At least not what you would expect from a sophisticated program in 2017
  • Needs a mobile application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx

AccuLynx 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Until someone shows me something more efficient or has features that are more streamlined and time is saved by all then I am all ears and ready to listen to that presentation. I wouldn't care at this point if I had to abandon QB if the system had it's own integrated accounting system otherwise it has to be able to do all and more of the features of QB and the CRM side also has to have/do more than AccuLynx features.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The cost of Sage 100 Contractor software is relatively inexpensive compared to some higher-priced options like Foundation and Microsoft Dynamics GP. But more importantly, the cost of implementing new software is costly. Implementation costs include testing and training. There are also risks involved with switching software such as missing data after conversion. Plus, there are always some unknown downsides to switching that are not apparent until the switch is made such as perceived capabilities that really don't exist. For these reasons, we will likely stay with Sage 100 Contractor for a long time. If we grow (say double) in size, we would consider other options.
Tina Antolik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AccuLynx

AccuLynx 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They can always improve and we are very successful when calling support. I would suggest they keep their support technicians available later for the west coast contractors who need help at the end of the day. We've come to know many of the techs because we call to offer suggestions but there's a process for us to follow for that.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If we ever have issues with Sage 100, the live chat is an awesome tool. However, most of our live chat inquiries are not because of the issues we have, but more for us to better understand how we are supposed to use the software. Sometimes we ask ourselves "what if we" and if we need guidance, the live chat will provide us with the answers or resources to figure out what we need. They always follow up to ensure the problems we encounter have been fixed. If our issue is an indicator of an upgrade that could be made, Sage 100 C offers a way to submit the idea for review and improvement of the software.
Tina Antolik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AccuLynx

No answers on this topic

Sage 100 Contractor

It is top of the line for the cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AccuLynx

  • AccuLynx has been growing and improving since we started with then 6+ years ago. IT's been great to see the changes and the suggestion center where we give feedback has been listened to.
  • Negative would be the cost of course, but if I think about it, manual record-keeping would be ridiculous to try to manage outside of AccuLynx with spreadsheets and servers for pictures. One tool does it all in my mind serves us better.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

  • It's had mostly a positive impact - solutions to my problems with accounting integrity.
  • Solutions for happier employees because they have portable time sheets. This makes me happier because I've made it work so I have less to do.
  • I can quickly report on any project with a combination of software.
Katherine McGookey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Sage 100 Contractor

Pricing Details

AccuLynx

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sage 100 Contractor

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx
9.0
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx
9.0
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0

Support Rating

AccuLynx
9.0
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0

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