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This is great if only used for job costing.
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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
Read full review Pros Job costing. Job tracking. Progressive invoicing. Read full review 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. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review 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. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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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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Knowify does job costing which
does not, it syncs with QuickBooks a little better than
but does not allow our technicians to invoice from the field which is crucial.
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We are currently looking at
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
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.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review 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. Read full review ScreenShots