Sage is a world-leader of accounting software. They offer different financial management packages designed to support the unique needs of specific industries. Many contractors in the Dallas/Fort Worth area use either Sage 300 Construction, Sage 100 Contractor or Sage Estimator. We highlight their benefits here.

Sage 300 Construction

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is an online construction and property management suite for providing complete construction management for accounting, ERP, HR, payroll, payments, assets, construction, and real estate. It’s the most widely-used construction management software in the industry.

Sage 300 Construction will integrate with your business at all levels. It’s an all-encompassing construction solution in the Cloud and helps you complete projects with efficiency.

You Can Customize Sage 300 To Your Requirements

Sage 300 Construction is highly customizable and helps you manage your entire construction project lifecycle with solutions like:

  • Web access to all your financial data.
  • Project reporting on the go.
  • Field-based project management.
  • Customized reporting tools.
  • Cloud-based project and service management.

With built-in inquiries, customizable reports and powerful add-ons, you can take control by defining the information your organization needs, how to access it and when, and make timely business decisions to maximize profitability.

Document Control Is Easy

With Sage Paperless Construction you’ll have greater control of your documents along with an audit trail. You can organize, store and route all versions of drawings, RFIs, invoices, lease agreements, contracts and more.

Sage 300 Construction Provides The Mobility You Need

With mobile construction solutions you can simplify capturing and reporting on job site details. This helps you streamline your office and field communications and run your contracting business with greater operational efficiency on any mobile device.

With Sage Mobile Projects your office and field staff can collaborate easily with mobile access to field reports and requests for information (RFIs). This helps to keep projects on time and on budget.

Your Team Can Collaborate In Real Time

With its project management module, you can reduce your company’s risk by quickly identifying potential issues before they become serious problems. And with Sage’s Construction Project Center everyone on your project can collaborate in real time throughout all phases of a project.

Sage Service Operations provides your field management with the critical information they need while office staff receive real-time updates from the field. This results in higher quality work, improved efficiency, and maximum profitability.

Provide Insights To Help Make Better Decisions

Sage 300 Construction has built-in inquiries for easily customizable reports. Add-ons like My Assistant, My Communicator and Office Connector help you define the information you need, in ways you need to access it to help you with decision making to maximize productivity.

Impress Your Clients

Sage 300 Construction lets you improve communication with clients and streamline your service operations. The Service Management module simplifies dispatching, field management, and billing. You can see the status of any service call including the time it’s scheduled, the service to be performed, and the technician assigned to the service.

Others Rave About Sage 300

They like its accurate, timely control over project matters, including accounting and financial processes, and in the way that they need to see the information. And they say that it provides greater control of documents and a clean audit trail, therefore reducing the risk usually involved in construction work.

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate include these dispatching features and efficiencies:

  • Display as many as 450 service calls and 48 technicians at one time on the easy-to-use dispatch board.
  • Monitor technician availability, workload, and scheduling conflicts through the dispatch board’s enhanced visual controls.
  • Retrieve a customer’s service history, geographic location, and accounts receivable information.
  • Sort assignments by date and time and prioritize service calls by estimated start and finish times.
  • Look up parts by item code, category, or description.
  • Track material runners and materials on order.
  • Enter a purchase order while working inside the dispatch board.
  • Drill down for access to additional information about specific service calls.
  • Attach technician, customer, and equipment notes to work orders.
  • Pull up a list of installed equipment including detail such as model number, service history, or warranty length.
  • Check details of warranty types and service agreement coverage.
  • Perform searches for existing work orders.
  • Automatically carry over unfinished work orders to the next day.
  • Let customers know exactly when technicians were dispatched using time stamps.
  • Map out each technician’s schedule for up to five weeks.
  • Call up technician records, status, pager numbers, and more.
  • Use time stamps to create an audit trail of actual hours worked and cross-check them against technician time cards.
  • Track non-work-order time such as training, shop time, or vacation.
  • From the dispatch board, perform skill checks by technician.
  • Track what inventory was used on each work order.

It includes these billing features and efficiencies:

  • Automate pricing with small job fixed-rate pricing, flat-rate pricing, or markup/discount.
  • Bill multiple work orders based on one invoice.
  • Bill customer accounts or individual service locations.
  • Implement a work order approval process prior to billing.
  • Create a variety of invoice formats to suit your purposes.
  • Invoice work orders on the fly.
  • Set up unlimited rate tables for labor, materials, equipment, and other costs per customer.
  • Establish special discounts by customer.
  • Customize call types with their own labor rates.
  • Price travel by trip charge or miles.
  • Automatically price parts based on item or mark-up file.
  • Add miscellaneous charges.

Sage 100 Contractor and Sage Estimating May Be All That You Need

Sage 100 Contractor is designed for growing, mid-sized companies using Excel or other generic software packages. It provides easy access to job cost and project management information.

Sage 100 Contractor provides easy access to complete critical business and project information for small and mid-sized contractors. It includes

  • Automated bank feeds.
  • Electronic document management routing.
  • Integrated payroll and timecard management.
  • Mobile service operation.

Sage Estimating is designed with a familiar spreadsheet look and feel. It integrates with eTakeoff Bridge, Dimension, and AutoDesk Navisworks to speed the take-off process and simplify building bids with 2D and 3D content.

Sage Estimating is the most advanced pre-construction bidding solution on the market today.

  • Build estimates from both 2D and 3D content.
  • Use superior digital takeoff tools.
  • It fully integrates with industry-leading BIM solutions.
  • It provides a robust collection of pre-populated cost databases.

How Much Does Sage Cost?

Sage offers a range of solutions to fit diverse business sizes and budgets. Actual costs are determined by the number of users, specific modules purchased, implementation, customization, and training needs. The figures below will give you a general estimate for what your software-only investment might be.

  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate start around $10,000+.
  • Sage 100 Contractor starts at $5,000+ Subscription pricing that’s also available.
  • Sage Estimating starts around $3,500+.

These are just three IT solutions that can help you improve the way your construction company operates. Contact Data Magic Computer Services and we’ll tell you about others.

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Published By : Shane Kimbrel   On: 10 April 2019