ADVANTAGE vs. Sage 100 Contractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 3.7 out of 10
N/A
ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
Sage 100 Contractor
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Sage 100 Contractor is a construction accounting and project management software. It is intended to provide primary accounting and other management capabilities across a construction project lifecycle, including estimating, service management, and reporting.N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGESage 100 Contractor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGESage 100 Contractor
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ADVANTAGESage 100 Contractor
Top Pros
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Features
ADVANTAGESage 100 Contractor
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Sage 100 Contractor
7.4
2 Ratings
4% below category average
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Employment history8.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Sage 100 Contractor
7.4
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
4.1
2 Ratings
64% below category average
Sage 100 Contractor
7.9
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Dashboards4.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Standard reports4.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Custom reports3.52 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Data exportability4.82 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
7.9
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Sage 100 Contractor
7.1
5 Ratings
5% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Photo documentation4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Document sharing3.83 Ratings7.03 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Change orders4.82 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Sage 100 Contractor
9.0
3 Ratings
9% above category average
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGESage 100 Contractor
Likelihood to Recommend
4.3
(3 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGESage 100 Contractor
Likelihood to Recommend
HomeTech Information Systems
Any integrated agency (more than just a single-discipline agency) that's looking for a one-stop shop to manage all aspects of running the business would do well to consider Advantage as the single-source tool to do it all. Single-discipline agencies could probably find a less robust tool that's equally as effective for tracking and reporting.
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Sage
Sage 100 Contractor is well suited for independent contractors (IC's) that want to learn a software that can be an end-to end solution. From estimates all the way to reporting, Sage 100 Contractor will provide the IC's with everything they need. There is however a learning curve and the person operating the software needs to be well versed in how each component operates and connects to the overall financial picture
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Media billing
  • PO Organization
  • Time Details on Billing
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Sage
  • Sage integrates very well with our field time tracking software called Exaktime. We import the start/end time card data that includes job costs directly to the PR module which greatly reduces the time it takes to process payroll.
  • Sage 100 C payroll calculations and WC/GL overhead calculations are easy to use and understand. The WC/GL overhead calculations are posted to project costs in real-time allowing for accurate total cost reporting of the project.
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Cons
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Advantage is hugely cumbersome. There are hundreds of functions I will never use, and that I'm not sure anyone else in the organization uses.
  • The user interface could be better. Every time there's an update, there's a small but definitive learning curve.
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Sage
  • Some of the tax calculations, payroll steps had to be sorted out
  • System glitches - sometimes boots you out of the system
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Likelihood to Renew
HomeTech Information Systems
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Sage
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.
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Usability
HomeTech Information Systems
No answers on this topic
Sage
When setup correctly, Sage 100 Contractor is a solid solution. Although the dashboards and some of the underlying functions of the software may seen dated, the information that can be derived from the software are a valuable asset for the end user (IC's). The mobile options also allow the IC's to have data access when out in the field.
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Support Rating
HomeTech Information Systems
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Sage
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.
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Alternatives Considered
HomeTech Information Systems
We have also used BidClips. I find that Advantage gave us more flexibility with custom estimates & report tracking.
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Sage
I have use Sage 50, Sage 90, Peachtree Quantum, QuickBooks, Great Plains. They are all good for what they can do. Sage 100 Contractor is the best at what it does. It's a good fit.
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Return on Investment
HomeTech Information Systems
  • It keeps job time organized by job so we can bill properly for work
  • It keeps POs organized by job so that we can track easier
  • Provides reporting that gives insight into employee time and where it's spent
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Sage
  • It has cut down on accounting personnel and made the cost more effective in that department.
  • It allows for more company wide visibility on all jobs.
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