Knowify vs. Sage 100 Contractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Knowify
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Knowify in New York offers their construction management software solution to small household services companies (e.g. plumbing, HVAC, painters, etc.) and features project management type capabilities, along with integrations with popular services (e.g. Quickbooks).
$149
per month
Sage 100 Contractor
Score 6.3 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
KnowifySage 100 Contractor
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$149
per month *186 if paid monthly
Advanced
$249
per month *311 if paid monthly
Unlimited
Contact Sales
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KnowifySage 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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KnowifySage 100 Contractor
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
KnowifySage 100 Contractor
Construction Project & Field Management
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Knowify
6.0
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Sage 100 Contractor
7.2
4 Ratings
5% below category average
Photo documentation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing7.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
RFI tools7.01 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Mobile app3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Knowify
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Sage 100 Contractor
9.3
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Job costing9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Cost calculator9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Bid creation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Knowify
-
Ratings
Sage 100 Contractor
7.8
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Employment history00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Knowify
-
Ratings
Sage 100 Contractor
6.5
1 Ratings
9% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Knowify
-
Ratings
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Knowify
-
Ratings
Sage 100 Contractor
9.5
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
KnowifySage 100 Contractor
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
KnowifySage 100 Contractor
Likelihood to Recommend
Knowify
This is great if only used for job costing.
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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
Knowify
  • Job costing.
  • Job tracking.
  • Progressive invoicing.
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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
Knowify
  • Syncing with QuickBooks could be a little better, only syncs to main customer and not projects.
  • Does not have the ability to be used in the field.
  • Cannot collect payment or invoice from the field, only office staff can do this which makes for a lot of missed money collection.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Knowify
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
Knowify
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
Knowify
Knowify does job costing which HouseCall Pro does not, it syncs with QuickBooks a little better than HouseCall Pro but does not allow our technicians to invoice from the field which is crucial.
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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
Knowify
  • Keeps good track of all bills and expenses.
  • It would be nice to be able to see a list of all bills and not have to look under each project/job.
  • Allows us to see if a job is headed south and quickly correct it.
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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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