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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

SmartBid

As mentioned before in some of the previous questions, the confidentiality agreement feature is extremely helpful. I have worked on several projects where it's so early in the design phase that the documents are considered confidential and we are required to get a signed NDA from every person who sees the documents. This feature makes it extremely painless. SmartBidNet is less appropriate if you're just doing a quick cost exercise where you might not need to contact several subs. It's easier to just use email and a cloud sharing program like Box or Egnyte.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

Sage 100 Contractor
7.0
SmartBid
9.8
Plan distribution & viewing
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
SmartBid
9.6
Plan markups & sharing
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
SmartBid
Issue tracking & punchlists
Sage 100 Contractor
3.0
SmartBid
Jobsite reports
Sage 100 Contractor
9.2
SmartBid
Document sharing
Sage 100 Contractor
9.2
SmartBid
9.6
RFI tools
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
SmartBid
10.0
Collaboration & approvals
Sage 100 Contractor
5.0
SmartBid
10.0
Submittal design and management
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
SmartBid
Specifications
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
SmartBid
Change orders
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
SmartBid
Mobile app
Sage 100 Contractor
SmartBid
10.0

Estimating

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

Pros

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

SmartBid

  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • Constant Reminders
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

SmartBid

  • Ability to download all without having to be a zip file.
  • Provide a submittal board for questions and answers.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

SmartBid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

SmartBid

SmartBid 9.6
Based on 4 answers
SmartBid has an excellent support team that is always at your service. Any problem I've had (when I've even had them) has been resolved almost immediately, along with tips on how to avoid them in the future. If you're looking for a program with excellent customer service, look no further than SmartBid.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

SmartBid

  • Better ability for subcontractors to respond via program.
  • Simpler interface.
  • Easier note tracking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

SmartBid

  • It is a big time saver compared to sending out individual emails.
  • It saves time in having multiple individual databases for company contact info.
  • It ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Sage 100 Contractor

Pricing Details

Sage 100 Contractor

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SmartBid

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage 100 Contractor
8.4
SmartBid
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 100 Contractor
10.0
SmartBid

Support Rating

Sage 100 Contractor
10.0
SmartBid
9.6

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