Acumatica vs. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Acumatica delivers a set of cloud-based business software applications with dashboards, reporting tools, integrated document management, centralized security, and customization tools.
$1,000
per year
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is an end-to-end construction and property management product.N/A
Pricing
AcumaticaSage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaSage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is always consumption-based with no five-year lock-ins or termination penalties. The Acumatica ERP pricing structure allows adding casual users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. The cost is based on the features and resources utilized, not on the number of users who access the system. An Acumatica partner works with users to understand specific requirements, determine the proper resources and modules for the company, and presents a price for the license.
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Community Pulse
AcumaticaSage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Considered Both Products
Acumatica
Chose Acumatica
When I started the evaluation process, we were QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise users, we used the construction edition and while it had finance features such as project accounting and estimates, it was not a true ERP system that brought the project management and finance …
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica pricing, tech and flexibility was the best.
Chose Acumatica
We needed a system we could customize for our particular business needs outside of the box platform.
Chose Acumatica
Pricing and support were better as well as the flexibility of the system
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Chose Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
We are now migrating to Acumatica for a few main reasons:
  • Open API, which is admittedly not perfect but far superior to relying on a VM with an ODBC connection
  • Cloud-based enabling users to work from anywhere
Chose Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
We have spent quite a bit of time in the last year evaluating a new system to see if this is the best fit for us. We currently use Procore for our project management tool and for our field crew to evaluate work on-site. However, Procore does not have a sufficient budgeting or …
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Features
AcumaticaSage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
10.0
3 Ratings
31% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Pay calculation10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
2.2
11 Ratings
106% below category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
API for custom integration3.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins1.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
5.9
16 Ratings
31% below category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability4.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.715 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
1.3
14 Ratings
137% below category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Dashboards1.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports1.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports1.313 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
134 Ratings
11% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Accounts payable8.5128 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.8123 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers7.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.9124 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.112 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
102 Ratings
6% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking8.2102 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering6.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
111 Ratings
12% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Pricing7.7101 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry8.0101 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing8.861 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.593 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
111 Ratings
13% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.7109 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management2.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting9.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close8.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.9
4 Ratings
26% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting9.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.4
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling4.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.8
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.4
88 Ratings
6% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated7.885 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.1
5 Ratings
28% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.4
5 Ratings
21% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Production Process Design9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management9.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
6 Ratings
17% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Forecasting8.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning8.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
3 Ratings
14% above category average
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Proposal Management8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaSage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(144 ratings)
4.7
(14 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(6 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
6.5
(6 ratings)
9.8
(6 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
2.7
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaSage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Likelihood to Recommend
Acumatica
Acumatica works well for medium to large businesses with strong accounting procedures in place, it is a program for those companies that have outgrown Sage50 or QuickBooks Desktop and need to take their Finance software to the next level. The added complexity and some of the restrictions that come with robust finance software would likely be a burden on smaller organizations. Being an Acumatica Construction user, the Construction version specifically is well suited to any construction company that wants to take the leap to digitizing their construction processes.
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Sage
Sage is not at all well suited for small companies who want an agile, nimble setup for quick moving situations and mobile use. These type of companies should look elsewhere such as a SaaS offering from another vendor. In addition Sage is very expensive both in its initial outlay and ongoing support. Medium and larger sized companies benefit from a Sage install much more than the smaller constructor. Having the modules all work in unison is important when a company is of a certain size as is having the long tenured support structure. In addition Sage requires the terminals services setup to use it remotely and the larger companies are more likely to have the infrastructure and support for that type of setup
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Pros
Acumatica
  • Ease of dragging documents into transactions has made our office paper free
  • Use of Excel to export any detail that we need, particularly to reconcile balance sheet accounts
  • The cloud environment is sooo wonderful! Coming out of the pandemic we value the cloud environment.
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Sage
  • There are a lot of ways to drill down into information. The ability to run inquiries that can be easily exported into Excel is incredibly useful.
  • The help desk is very helpful. There are multiple ways to get a hold of someone and it is extremely useful.
  • The knowledgebase articles are very helpful and provide a lot of great detail.
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Cons
Acumatica
  • We often run into strange one-off glitches that cause a Sales Order or invoice to miscalculate and provide inaccurate order totals.
  • The return process in terms of a PO return receipt can be quite confusing, as when linked to a drop ship PO it does not re-open the sales order by itself.
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Sage
  • Lack of data validation and controls
  • Extremely limited report configuration without significant customization
  • Too many arbitrary limits like vendor name that forced partial names into the address
  • Very outdated UI
  • Very siloed forcing users to open different applications for different functions
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Likelihood to Renew
Acumatica
Acumatica has lots of potential for our company. I can see where our company will be in the next coming year or two as we start utilizing all of the features that Acumatica has
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Usability
Acumatica
We have users of all levels and it works well for any user, the user interface is very easy to get used to and the screen feedback and delivery is very well done. We have many users using this product all day every day and all levels have become very accustomed to its ease of use.
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Sage
Sage is somewhat easy to use as far as its simplicity, however, when I first started using it I really wished there were more training materials available. As I did research to figure out what resources were there to learn how to use the paid software, all I found were courses you have to pay for. In my personal opinion, I don't think you should have to pay to learn how to use a software you bought.
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Support Rating
Acumatica
We used Acumatica Support directly for the first year or so. Overall it's pretty good, but sometimes the support staff wasn't educated on the customizations we had, nor was I as the Customer as I couldn't remember which things were customized and which things were out of the box, so when there was an error, there were some misunderstandings.
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Sage
They have a very quick, responsive team that assists. They also have great higher-level engineers who assist in more complicated matters and all in all, you need a support team that is quick to respond when you are in the middle of business crises.
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In-Person Training
Acumatica
our partner was an subject matter expert
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Acumatica
our partner created great online training
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Acumatica
lots of bumps in getting work processes mapped out. a bunch of customizations were needed.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Acumatica
We selected Acumatica based on the licensing model. We also selected Acumatica based on the flexibility. We also selected Acumatica based on recommendations from our VAR. We liked the overall TCO of Acumatica vs other ERP systems. We also liked the fact that it was able to do the inter company accounting necessary for our business.
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Sage
We currently have Sage in place which handles the majority of our business needs on the back end, but compared to some others that are on the market like Builder Trend, it does lack the client facing side of the house. To make it a better product, a client facing portal would be best so they can be up to date.
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Return on Investment
Acumatica
  • We were able to successfully navigate the pandemic due to the fact that it is cloud based.
  • We were able to determine that customers who told us to not call again, often bought from us.
  • Employee morale was very high as everyone in the company had access to the data that tracked our first year of profitability in years.
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Sage
  • The accounting functions (AP, AR, GL) are mature so it does a great job with core financials. The reports are flexible so it does a good job of providing flexibility in report writing. The application is written for a workgroup so multiple people can use it at the same time. The transaction detail is strong so that a transaction can be rolled back if necessary.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Device SupportScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Production Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Production Schedule BoardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP -Warehouse Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Purchasing Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Sales Manager Dashboard