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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 6.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Sage 100 Contractor

    78%
    Sage 100 Contractor ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Payroll Management

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.5

    Sage 100 Contractor

    65%
    Sage 100 Contractor ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Asset Management

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    Sage 100 Contractor

    100%
    Sage 100 Contractor ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Reporting & Analytics

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    Sage 100 Contractor

    95%
    Sage 100 Contractor ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Data exportability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Construction Project & Field Management

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Sage 100 Contractor

    72%
    Sage 100 Contractor ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Plan markups & sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    2 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Document sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    RFI tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Submittal design and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Specifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Change orders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Estimating

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Sage 100 Contractor

    93%
    Sage 100 Contractor ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Cost databases

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • BuildTopia is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    BuildTopia

    100%
    1 Rating
    5.0

    Sage 100 Contractor

    50%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    BuildTopia

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Sage 100 Contractor

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    BuildTopia

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Sage 100 Contractor

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

    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
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    Sage

    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
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    Pros

    Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

    • 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.
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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

    Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

    • 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.
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    Sage

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    BuildTopia

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    BuildTopia editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Sage 100 Contractor

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Sage 100 Contractor editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        No answers on this topic

        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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        Support Rating

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        No answers on this topic

        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

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        No answers on this topic

        Sage

        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.
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        Return on Investment

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        • 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.
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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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