Honest review of Sage 100
September 01, 2017

Honest review of Sage 100

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 is currently being used by our human resources and accounting departments for payroll, invoicing, job cost reporting. The estimating staff uses the project take-offs feature to create estimates, field reports and proposals for that become a part of our prime contract. The project management uses the document control section for communication with the client. Change orders are created in Sage as well
  • Job Cost Summary's are automatically updated and the user can drill down into the costs which is very helpful.
  • Committed Cost Reports are very helpful in forecasting where our jobs will end up.
  • The customization allows you to manipulate reporting and other features to suit your needs.
  • The Equipment management feature needs some serious updates. Searching for specific equipment shouldn't be this difficult. Example Lets say I'm looking for a "12' step ladder". If don't type in the name of the item exactly it will not return. So if I searched for "ladder" or "step ladder" my "12' step ladder" would not appear.
  • The entire system is not very intuitive or user friendly. At least not what you would expect from a sophisticated program in 2017
  • Needs a mobile application
  • it's definitely been worth the investment. The accounting features and job reports alone are extremely beneficial.
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.
Our accounting people are fine with it as they like the reporting features, so it would probably work well for someone just looking for those aspects. Our estimating department feels it is way behind the times and they are currently looking for other options. The production staff doesn't like it at all.

Sage 100 Contractor Feature Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists
5
Jobsite reports
8
RFI tools
8
Collaboration & approvals
5