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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildTopia

BuildTopia is ideal for bringing all components of the sales and construction process together for any homebuilder. If you're looking for a platform that also incorporates a robust CRM component, which is key for strong sales efforts, you'll likely need to utilize another platform in conjunction with BT for the best results
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 does what it needs to do for construction project job costing, and we additionally use it to enter payroll. That process is a bit cumbersome, time consuming with the # of employees we have. If the employee timecard was a lot simpler it would speed up the weekly payroll data entry process. As far as on the financial side, no complaints. Our controller seems to be happy with the system. He originally recommended we use it to more of its capacity earlier this year
Heather Bala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
7.8
Employment history
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
7.0
Job profiles and administration
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
7.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
7.0
Organizational charting
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
9.0
Organization and location management
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
9.0

Payroll Management

BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
6.5
Pay calculation
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
5.0

Asset Management

BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0
Tracking of all physical assets
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
9.5
Dashboards
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0
Standard reports
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0
Custom reports
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0
Data exportability
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
7.0
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
3.0
Jobsite reports
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
9.2
Document sharing
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
9.2
RFI tools
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
Collaboration & approvals
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
5.0
Submittal design and management
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
Specifications
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Change orders
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0

Estimating

BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
9.1
Job costing
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
9.6
Cost databases
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
9.6
Cost calculator
BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0

Pros

BuildTopia

  • BuildTopia excels at contract management. Every part of the contract process is able to be managed electronically from initial signing to closing, and can even handle more special cases like contingencies.
  • BuildTopia manages all of our construction efforts well. All of our floorplans are pre-build in the system, so all we have to do is go in an build out the construction schedule from a pre-made template, and make any alterations from there.
  • The selections process is always a headache, but BuildTopia makes it pretty painless. Everything is loaded right in to the system while making selections with the client, and more detailed things, like non-standard options, are easy to load in and process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

  • 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.
Tina Antolik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BuildTopia

  • Requests for platform enhancements, while easy to submit and get approved, are slow to be turned around...often a year or more passes before they're implemented.
  • BuiltTopia, while good for sales and construction, is missing one large thing...a CRM component. The system allows you to manage clients and prospects, but options for email marketing and other CRM-related efforts are lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

  • Making time and material billings easier by complying with my proposal requirements.
  • Reducing the cost of support, since I hardly use it.
  • I don't like the reviews since we do a lot of small projects along with some big ones. Billings or invoices from vendors that have the same amount always trigger a question. Therefore I don't do the reviews anymore. It's so much nothing.
Katherine McGookey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BuildTopia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

BuildTopia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

BuildTopia

No answers on this topic

Sage 100 Contractor

We are currently looking at Vista as a replacement Sage 100. The estimating features appear to be exactly what our department is looking for and the accounting staff is very pleased as well. We brought in Procore about a year ago and are very happy with it. The field staff is really warming up to it and the RFI and other communication is top notch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BuildTopia

  • Overall, our company has saved money by being able to shut down all the various platforms we were using for different departments and transition to just BuildTopia.
  • Company efforts are more efficient, with all pertinent information being in one place and able to be viewed by everyone as needed.
  • Efforts of the sales team are better able to be managed and reviewed from afar whereas we only had physical paper trails before.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildTopia

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

BuildTopia
10.0
Sage 100 Contractor
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0

Support Rating

BuildTopia
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0

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