Sage

Sage 100 Contractor

4 / 5 242 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Small and midsized construction companies and service contractors


Average Ratings

242 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $99.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    Requires 12 month commitment.
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Sage
  • www.sage.com/
  • Founded 1971
  • United States

About Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor, formerly known as Sage Master Builder, provides small to midsized contractors with access to critical, end-to-end business and project information, whether they are a general contractor, service or specialty contractor or a homebuilder. Suitable for companies that have outgrown generic accounting software, the suite of applications encompass the entire construction cycle including accounting, estimating, project scheduling and management, job costing and service management.


Sage 100 Contractor Features

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • General Ledger
  • Job Costing
  • Overrun Projections
  • Payroll Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes / Estimates

Sage 100 Contractor Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Long Time user

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use accounting program. Helpful and friendly customer support. Frequent updates and enhancements.

Cons: Would like it to be a little more versatile. Does not work on devices. Live version has a few glitches.

Excellent product and support - Very well suited to our business needs!

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This program has allowed us to manage our finances and our operations / inventory under one software application. We appreciate the evolution of the software - regular upgrades to improve on functionality. Operating in a Sage product means most finance staff are at least familiar with the work environment when they begin work. Payroll is always spot on!

Cons: I wish there was a better work around in Canada for banking/accruing time for employees - we find Excel on the side is best for now but hope to see improvements in the future.

Customer statements base the 30/60/90 days on calendar month so if a bill went out on Feb 28th - it would show 30 days on the statement the next day (March 1st).

Overall: Mainstream application that is customizable with some time and a little effort :)

Outstanding customer service - second to none. Thorough data entry type accounting program.

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The INCREDIBLE customer service - always willing to assist. They've solved every issue I had throughout the transition from Sage 50 to Sage 100 and have continued to give me exceptional customer support every time. I would not want to be without Sage 100 support.

Cons: The Accounts Receivable module doesn't allow you to do a quote and then turn it into an invoice. I've had to use the Service Receivable module to be able to write a quote that could be turned into an invoice, which seems cumbersome to me - I'd much prefer having anything to do with A/R in the A/R module.

Overall: very detailed / thorough reports; good variety of reports available; incredible customer service

Easy to use. Still working out some kinks in our processes to maximize use of system.

May 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use. Number of reports. Ease of customizing reports. Multiple ways to find information. Compatibility with other programs (SSO).

Cons: You cannot reprint bank reconciliations. The consolidation between companies is only available for income statements and balance sheets. I would like to see this feature with Open Receivables and Open Payables.

Overall: More reporting functionality.

I find the software easy to learn and quite robust for small construction companies.

May 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's ease of use and many report options (customizable and system). It really has great functionality for a small construction company.

Cons: I dislike the fact that after having updated the cost to complete, that the system does not have a report that will update the number it uses to calculate the over/under based on the latest cost to complete without me having to input an internal change order to adjust the budget.

I almost did not get hired as I had no experience w/ Sage software.

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use. Taught myself. It works. Has a lot of power! However a smaller company only needs to use as much of it as they want. Choose as much or as little as you desire.

Cons: The support. In the rare (maybe once a year) event I have to ask a question, they do not answer the phone. I can never get on the portal.

Overall: Unlimited. Could not run the business without it. Keeps billing correct. Records for job costing, budgeting, AR, AP, ...... all of it. It's easy & accurate. It's very easy & very accurate.

Redundancy in entering information from Job to work order. Search engine needs to be exact.

May 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Dispatching work order is fast. Monitoring users and keeping track on who did revisions is very helpful. Work can be scheduled ahead of time and if there is no assigned technician, it still stays on the board as a reminder.

Cons: Entering same information from Job to work order. This should auto-populate.
Search needs to be exact words.

Great product for middle sized company, works for small companies.

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Fairly easy to use, good support, handles payroll. Help is easy to use. A lot of options for reports.

Cons: The cost of adding modules, estimating, service, is high. They are very robust but directed at companies with larger budgets for such things

Overall: does all my book keeping for the business

complicated more steps to do that old Sage 50

May 07, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: Not user friendly!

Pros: So far nothing, very disappointed!!!. We've been using this software since January and the contractor that sold us the product said it included union wage reporting. However, they forgot to say that it would cost more to do those reports. That was the main reason we changed from Sage 50 to Sage 100.

Cons: Its a very time consuming program, a lot of back and forth entering infor, saving, then printing. Trying to find reports or files also very time consuming. On quarterlys reporting they local tax needs to be updated for overrides, because if there is an override done the report won't pickup those totals.

We have been using Sage MasterBuilder/Sage Contractor 100 for over 10 years and it has been a wonderful program.

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Sage 100 Contractor is easy to navigate, prints great reports and is very easy to incorporate your bookkeeping needs. I would highly recommend this program.

Pros: Sage has a wonderful support team that are very helpful and quick in fixing any "quirks" that may appear. Usually the "quirks" are due to a Windows update and not something that was caused by the program itself. I really find the Contractor 100 program easy to use and navigate and it has been wonderful using it for the last 10 years or so.

Cons: I do not have any cons about this program. The only thing I wish the program would do that it does not is to change the year automatically on the lien waivers.

Great value software

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: You pretty much get everything for a reasonably priced package compare to other similar software. love the customized report.

Cons: It was not a finished product when we first bought it. but the updates are full of content and fast, we can say now it a well polished software.

Capterra-loader

Overall a very good software package. Very robust and is very good to tie things together.

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Job data, inventory and vendor data are all tied together so you can run job cost reports and drill into the data easily.

Cons: At the moment - limited abilities to push/pull data through API's. Payroll works well - but the one timekeeping system that has API's into Sage 100 Contractor did not work for us.

Overall: We moved from Quickbooks to Sage 100 Contractor. The job reporting, job costing, and percentage of completion accounting was key to our move.

Very easy to learn, tremendous reporting capability

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is real easy to learn, as I came from a company that only used quickbooks. The functionality of Sage 100 is tremendous. It is real easy to track vendors and make changes as needed. The end of year process is made very simple and Sage sends out a year end checklist so that you don't forget anything. The Sage University and Sage City offer a wealth of information, so that you may not need to contact Customer Service.

Cons: One of the items that I struggle with is the number of reports that are in the system and trying to find the one that gives the owners what they want for information. I have tried to modify the reports but it is not real user friendly. Other than that I don't have a lot of negatives

Overall: Financial Reports, monthly and year end reporting, job costing, payroll reporting

Not very easy but definitely necessary!

Apr 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This will allow you to have a complete functionally capable office with a successfully and organized business. Worked with sage for one of our clients and I was impressed with how well everything was organized and how every single transaction, etc was recorded accurately.

Cons: The least I liked about the program was it's crashing. Since it would hold up alot of information it would be hard to keep up with my rythym and would constantly lag and would end up freezing the computer. Not much of a fan of this side but overall, good product!

We've been using Sage over 15 years and really like it.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is capable of storing a lot of information for all aspects in construction. It's easy to maneuver around within the modules from anywhere in the software.

Cons: We have modified some reports and goes pretty smoothly once you have been working on them. It takes a little time to re-acquaint yourself on how to do it since we don't modify items that often. I don't like when there are some reports that you can't modify which we would like to.

Overall: All of our business information in one software.

Does everything I need

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: ability to get very detailed cost reports on jobs, easy and detailed payroll, great customer support when needed

Cons: Estimating part of program not intuitive, difficult to learn without spending time and money on classes.

Great access to help and training

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is all-inclusive. I like that you don't have to re-enter information and the applications in the software work with each other.

Cons: You can't delete something that you've messed up whether it's an invoice or a deduction that's been created; you can only void.

The idea of the software is good, going live and getting it set up has taken longer than anticipated

Apr 24, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As an owner, I like the high level overview of all projects, all accounting and the reporting available.

Cons: We are finding it a long learning curve. We've had Sage 100 Contractor almost a year now and still not 100% running on it.
The cost of additional licenses is high, and the required annual support cost must also be factored into a purchase decision. It has cost much more than just the original purchase price.

Overall: Streamlining our overall operation. It saves time for the project managers, and for the bookkeeper.

Been using for as long as I can remember, use if very easy

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use once all set up, job costing, payroll, accounting, all in one. Maintenance price is affordable

Cons: I currently don't have any issues with this product. Any issues I have had in the past were quickly corrected or figured out.

Very satisfied with this software.

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use. Comprehensive job costing, contracts, project recordkeeping and payroll. Easy to get reports and summaries.

Cons: Only issues that come to mind - and they are not big issues: 1) That dates and search criteria don't stay when you pick different reports to print within the same category. 2) When we enter checks - it no longer sends a reminder when the period doesn't match the date.

Overall: We were using 3 different systems for job management and reporting and now we only have to use this one.

Overall a good experience of the software.

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of navigating the menu's, the standard reports and the ability to create custom reports. The software is user friendly and easily able to identify where the user should look in each module to find applicable items for their role.

Cons: It appears to be like Microsoft Excel, but does not operate the same. There are many minor key functions or cell functions that would be helpful that are not available.

Overall: It's our prime operating software, so we function day to day and year to year.

Great project management software, good accounting

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has great reporting features, especially in the project management side. User friendly service module.

Cons: There are some customization limits and we had to find alternatives solutions to make it work for our company's procedures.

Overall: One stop software from budget to final invoice.

Not my cup of tea. I found navigating difficult

Apr 23, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That all of our project info can be managed and viewed in one single location. That is a huge plus.

Cons: I find this lacking in the user friendly department. I also do not like the appearance. It looks "old" for lack of a better description. Like DOS based at times. I found the log view unappealing which made it hard for me to see what was open or closed. There are lots of functions but finding them was half of my issue. Training did not leave me warm and fuzzy. I wasnt able to get the support we would need so we did not move forward with the purchase. we went with another program

Overall: I liked that we were able to try it and it may work wonderfully for some but it was not for us. Glad we got to try it out first.

Great accounting software for construction.

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's the complete accounting software that also helps project management. I like that you are able to link a P.O. to invoices. This helps with the project management side. Adding projects is easy and inputting new employees.

Cons: You have to purchase specialized reports. Project management needs more in depth reports to help track cost codes.

Overall: It's great for any small medium sized construction company.

Easy to use

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is user friendly. I can always find my information quick and never have any problems with Sage.

Cons: I don't have any cons for SAGE. I have only been using the app for a few months. Nothing I see that bothers me.

MAS is functional

Apr 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I worked on this system for years and I would recommend it, but fix the flaws.

Pros: I can jump from module to module within this system. Everything is cohesive. All of the information is updated in real time from screen to screen. This is great for project management.

Cons: I would like to see the finance side a bit more structured. The reports are small and hard to read. Error messages should allow you to halt and not move forward. But some of them allow an update prior to the error message which makes for more work. The system needs to flow better.

A huge disappointment & waste of money

Apr 12, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The software was not at all as they described it on their sales pitch. You can get them to answer the phone when you need help but they call me every other day to ask if I want to buy their checks for the software. Every time you call for support and they happen to answer their phone they pick your pocket. Unfortunately we can't get our money back. Please don't buy this product, it's a rip off.

Pros: Absolutely nothing. It's hard to navigate, can't get help. They told us that there were plenty of tutorials free on line, not True.

Cons: Not user friendly at all and horrible support. Their support center hours are minimal and training is expensive.

Very good and reliable

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Used it in the past when I was working for a medium size construction firm and it was really helpful and flexible. Many features and reports which made it a reliable system.

Cons: Some tasks could be automated to save time. The yearly support cost is a bit high and can be an issue for small firms.

Integrates most construction processes seamlessly, from estimating to weekly reporting and budget tracking, which is ideal for our Design / Build company.

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Does it all, especially with the estimating add on. We use to have spread sheets, accounting software, separate estimating software, and sage 100 replaced all of that. Good customer support.

Cons: It does take some training, especially if you use the estimating functions. Our bookkeeper also had to get some training from a sage pro, but well worth it.

Really like working with Sage. They listen and really work to answer questions and work hard at implementing ideas sent in by users

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Willingness of support to help

Pros: Ease of finding and keeping track of items entered into Sage. Accounting works really well when all is entered correctly.

Cons: Takes awhile to enter various codes and accounts, but once done- works great. Takes some time to learn to use the program but well worth it. Wish the support tickets would roll over into next year(s). Some years all work well, and others we struggle with what is going on in our company and need more support.

We upgraded the system from Simply to Sage 100

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: NA

Pros: Easier to build the reports, check the cost of the job, set up the budget. very efficient to follow up on the progress billing too.

Sage 100 from a GC's point of view

Mar 12, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This program lets me access all crucial project information in one hub. I like the "drill down" feature that allows me to get to the source of whatever input IĀæm looking at. This makes writing change orders a breeze; all you have to do is put in your numerical amounts and change descriptions and sage does the rest for you! Very useful in the contracting world!

Cons: This software is hard to learn in the very beginning. If you aren't tech savvy I would recommend as much training and as many training modules as you can sit through. A huge downside is the fact that you have to open some windows before you can open another; an example is not being able to pull up a job summary report while you're working on a change order.

Solid Basic Software

Mar 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great for a construction company that has basic needs above quickbooks but isn't ready to spend a lot of money

Pros: The software is pretty straight forward, not super complicated to deal with. As a smaller specialty subcontractor we used this and it did a great job helping us keep track of jobs, accounting, and payroll, while being able to still keep certain departmental costs split up to ensure profitability. The reporting was decently robust as well.

Cons: The software feels old and not up to par with current technologies. The database is a flat file (foxpro I believe) and although you can get data out of it via odbc connections, it leaves a lot to be desired vs a SQL database.

Sage is a hard program to learn

Mar 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There are many features that are available and reports that you can generate to find out a lot of information regarding products and customers.

Cons: We have been using SAGE software from well before I started 10 and although our current version is outdated some of the reports pull information that we do not need. I cannot always rely on what is pulled with those reports.

Overall: This program needs some work

Very complicated and hard to spin up

Mar 07, 2018
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has a lot of power and ability to do all kinds of analysis and accounting so you can set it up to track almost anything you want.

Cons: SO many background tables need to be set up and configured from scratch that it took 3 people over a year to get this marginally functional for our small business. Perhaps an entire accounting team and IT support staff could do it, but it was very hard to work with.

Overall: It taught the company I worked with to involve the IT staff when purchasing accounting software to make sure it's going to work and be integrated well.

Now have used for 2 years

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use and is very simple being organized by the category you wish to review. F1 help is handy and resourceful. Reports are simple. Love the drill down ability it is very helpful when trying to get to the root of an issue, because you can do it on just about every report you have open to get to the beginning.

Cons: F1 help is vague and some things are not easy to understand they way they are written. There should be more use of the space and give details as to how to resolve an issue. It explains but does not give steps on how.

Overall: Our business is in construction and real estate, so we use it for the cost accounting and it is very helpful in keeping track of our costs. It is also used for customer service with our warranty repairs. We look forward to taking it to the next level and using it for Estimating/Purchasing.

It has been very hard to learn. U-tube tutorials whould be a big help.

Feb 15, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Job costing is great. I like the fact that the costs are accurately reflected in the cost codes. The estimating portion allows for really comprehensive takeoffs.

Cons: The report writer is really poor. I need the ability to run Cash Basis reports. My accountant is trying very hard to get me to switch to Quick Books because of the reports I bring him at the end of the year. Some tasks could be automated to save time.

Sage/timberline user for over 20 years

Jan 30, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Timberline was a wonderful product. Sage isn't Timberline for sure.

Pros: All modules interact well. We have our entire system in balance at all times so that helps with all programs.

Cons: The yearly support costs are very high and you get very little for them now. Payroll now requires you to buy service through a third party person Sage picked and the third party vendor hasn't worked out the bugs. We have to pay for the support as well as the cost for Aatrix (Sage's pick. No input from us)

Good Product - Basics are covered and constantly trying to improve

Jan 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The payroll and accounting end of things work well - tax updates etc. all run smooth. Forces you to make certain entries balance etc.

Cons: Set up of jobs is a bit tricky and not done often enough that you remember how each time. Creating custom reports is difficult and system is a little lacking in auto reports.

Difficult Program - Customer Support is Helpful

Jan 17, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not
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Comments: The upfront costs of this product are very expensive... to set up reports and costs of training, don't expect to stay on budget! The set reports it comes with are useless and cannot be manipulated which means they just take up space! customer service / support is helpful but I don't want a product that I have to call every other day to get help on. I am very technologically savvy and this product is very difficult for even the most advanced user.

Cons: This program is more than frustrating. After several years of trying to get it to function in my office, we got rid of it and switched to Procore. Even simple tasks are made complicated using this software. To many steps to take to do simple tasks that other project management software do quickly and easily. Worst part is Sage uses the enter key instead of the tab key... this is not standard on any program and is difficult to get used to.

If I knew then what I know now.......

Jan 11, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: I went to the Regional Sage User Conference this year and there are considerably more Sage 300 users than Sage 100 users. Maybe Sage 300 has the much better product.

Pros: The Gold Package Sage Support is the best thing this product has to offer. With that annual package you get unlimited support from their customer support group.

Cons: The reporting system needs to be more flexible. I tried to have the Sage guru report writer write some custom reports and he said he couldn't provide all of what I wanted and I wasn't being that demanding. Also, don't make a mistake, especially in payroll. Our payroll girl made a couple of mistakes and none of the various support techs we tried could correct her mistake.

A solid system for project management

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: good software for medium sized general contractors

Pros: The program was easy to use and navigate. Very easy to run reports, from very specific to general reports.

Cons: The program was limited to what it can do. All info needed to be entered, there were not shortcuts or smart entries like Excel

Cumbersome program, customer support is lacking

Jan 09, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: I've used this program for five years and have had nothing but frustration with it. It is a poorly written program - it is not intuitive or user friendly at all. I have experienced consistent errors (even being proactive with updates) causing loss of work and productivity. Resolve through customer support can additional lost hours in wait time. I strongly do not, nor would my accountant with several years of experience on multiple other programs, recommend investment in this product. There is very little to like about this program..

Cons: Even simple tasks are made complicated by this program. The knowledge base (self help) may not have the necessary information to resolve a problem. In that case, you must have a subscription to reach technical support which is an additional fee. Wait times can be several hours. If you do not have a subscription, you will NOT be helped.

Great Construction accounting sotware

Dec 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: It paid for itself quite quickly!

Pros: THis software is integrated to the tilt - which means we enter data once, and never again. The estimating module and the job costing are the main reasons why we love this software.

Cons: When you get started, you have to hire a great company to help you get started because theres lots of reports to set up and training in the new system takes getting used to.

Sage 100 Contractor,- Makes my job easier

Dec 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I do like the accounting / project management, it is fairly easy to learn. Reports are easy to find.

Cons: The thing I like least about this product is the set reports. It would be nice if I could easily make the reports to match the information our company needs. The other thing that would be better is if the job costing journal was incorporated into the same screen as the accounts payable invoice screen, instead of have to more to another screen. Lots of steps, takes time. No accountant copy, makes it a bit challenging for our accountants, at year end. Last thing is the tab vs enter button. Every other program we have tabs over to next space, very confusing when Sage 100 has enter over to next space, slows data entry down.

Sage 100 Contractor good for the company bad for the customer

Dec 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Comments: I do like Sage, but the report problem have been the same for 2 years, and when I call to ask if there is anyway to make them presentable I get a sorry and a put the request on the internet, which I have many times. Nothing happens

Pros: Very useful in many ways. Lots of features all in one place that can keep you organized, on schedule, and on budget.

Cons: For all of these features to work it takes a lot of input. Once you have put in all of this input the numbers are good, but if trying to present something to a client the report system is trash. many times the text doesn't wrap. You can't edit gantt charts at all for scheduling, which doesn't even have dates on it. We are having to pay an outside 3rd party a year to just give us report writing system that is compatible with sage so that we feel comfortable presenting proposals to clients.

USER FRIENDLY, EASILY TO LEARN SOFTWARE

Dec 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: IT WAS AN ASSET WHEN WE WERE A MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESS.

Pros: THE SOFTWARE IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR CONTRACTORS WITH FEATURES THAT ARE NOT FOUND IN OTHER BASIC ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE.

Cons: COST MIGHT BE PROHIBITIVE FOR A SMALL CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS. IN ADDITION IT REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT SET-UP TIME ON AUTOMATED PROCESSES.

Sage 100 ERP System

Dec 14, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Cons: It might be one of the most complex systems ever written that is not made for manufacturing. every single module has processes buried. The business partner we have is non responsive. Support help is minimum 2 week response time.

Love the software

Dec 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very user friendly, I love the reports and the customizing abilities. I like the equipment module. I love the cost reporting for the jobs and really love the payroll aspect

Cons: support wait times have gotten SO long. I've been using Sage for 4 years now. Used to wait no more than 5 minutes to solve an issue, now it is regularly 30 minutes plus

Overall: Great cost reporting and accuracy

Office Manager

Nov 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Having the ability to use accounting billing payroll and keep track of all projects and invoices and send out invoices

Cons: Must take advantage of the "paid" training to use all features. It's a complex program bit useful . Pricing could be a little less

doesnt work well with others!

Nov 11, 2017
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The service and product support for this product is terrible at best, needed some specific questions answered about estimating module and couldn't find anyone with the knowledge to help us.

Pros: This product has a lot of features built in for certain business models , but isn't ideal for construction industry.

Cons: The thing that is bad about this product is no one in our area .I think if implementation of a product isn't done properly ,the product will not do what it was intended to do.

Sage - Master Builder

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The program is easy to use. There are so many reports that provide great information on the company as a whole as well as reports for specific projects. The representatives in technical support are very knowledgeable and resolve most issues within the first phone call

Cons: It is difficult to customize reports and currently we are unable to use the email feature for scheduled reports. WE have contacted technical support and have been unable to resolve the issue.

Sage 100

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like that you can run custom reports. Using the time tickets makes it easy to go back and see who was on what job and when.

Cons: old checks change in the register if the person gets a raise. Also if you add a new employee field its gets clicked off in everyone's employee card.

Well worth it!

Oct 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We read hundreds of online reviews and interviewed a handful of system solutions. In the end, I am extremely happy with our decision. Sage is very easy to use and has increased our visibility and makes us more efficient every day. The support from the consultants is also fantastic. I highly recommend this product.

Pros: This product is highly integrated; almost every screen and report has drill down capability to see further detail. The job screen allows you to see nearly every input that has been made on a job from a single dashboard (budget, POs, subcontracts, change orders, invoices, payments, etc.)

Cons: The initial cost may seem high, but it is most definitely worth the money. Also, consider server options or a hosted server as part of the initial installation and cost.

Love using Sage. Some areas are pretty tough to get set up to use and many times need a proadvisor to help. Really like most of the reports that Sage provides, but many times it does not provide all the info we need.

Oct 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Reports. Tech support is good. Appreciate the help that is given-techs are helpful. like the ease of check writing and the ability to easily find vendors and previous payments made to them and job cost reports for seeing what was spent on job.

Cons: sometimes hard to get reports needed. Get frustrated when I purchase tech support tickets and don't use them and then they won't transfer to the next year. don't think this is right especially when Sage has new versions come out that we need more help with and have to buy more support tickets and can't use the ones left open from the previous year. Need to reconsider this. Expensive for not being able to use when need.

Long time user

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: It has worked for us for 20 years.

Pros: We have used versions of this products for 20 years, starting with Master Builder. We appreciate the continual updates. It stays current with new technology and for current contracting accounting standards. .

Okay Software; Needs Improvement

Oct 06, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Availability of Reports. V20 much better than previous versions. Has more capability than most users will ever need.

Cons: The fact that users are forced to pay for high end support because the software is what I can only assume is intentionally difficult to use. Additionally, we have too many instances to count where our software became corrupt. One such instance required recreating thousands of items back into the software. Reports are difficult to setup or modify.

Have Used Sage For Over 20 Years

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It gives us the reports we need when analyzing jobs and cost. It allows us to do our own payroll/taxes and save the expense of outsourcing this to an accountant. We have used it for over 20 years and are very pleased with the recent upgrades to the operating system.

Has made our company more efficient.

Oct 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to use and navigate from screen to screen. Has made our billing way more accurate and efficient.

Cons: Not all of the reporting we would like it there and some is not very beneficial. Payroll stub doesn't show different rates of pay. I also don't like that the use tax doesn't calculate properly and rounds up, so I have to manually calculate in order to balance.

Have used Sage for over 20 years. BEST software for Construction industry.

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Sage is organized in a smart way that makes sense. Things are not generally buried somewhere, or organized in a way that you can accidentally enter things in multiple places (a nightmare I experienced repeatedly with Quickbooks). There are clear rules that follow basic accounting principles and tremendous resources for project management and business planning. It also has a lot of flexibility for customizing. The support services are unprecedented.

Pros: It leaves good audit trail for everything you do. As a bookkeeper this is invaluable for reconciling (unlike Quickbooks). Versatility in Job reports and tracking so much data for making smart business decisions.

Cons: It takes a long time to become truly proficient and is not designed for people without strong accounting abilities and knowledge. Some features are not intuitive. If you need custom reports you either need to take extensive classes or pay an expert (time consuming for the first and expensive for the second).

Sage is a wonderful comprehensive acocunting software with terrific client support.

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: I've been using Sage 100 Contractor for 5 years and it was easy to learn and great to work with!

Pros: Client support is outstanding! Any time I have needed to use our support services I don't have to wait long on hold and get a very helpful agent. Problems have always been resolved in one call.

Cons: Sage has a lot of updates and some of them require a bit of time and re-learning certain areas. It's a good thing just time consuming.

Great software for construction company

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Sage customer support online/via phone are very helpful, when I call the customer service representatives are very friendly and informative.

Pros: This software is easy to use and offers a wide range of reports for tracking costs and analyzing financial information. Utilizing all the modules makes the transitions easy when moving from a bid to a current project, all the way to project closeout. Their support staff are always knowledgeable and quite thorough in their efforts to help.

Cons: The report writer needs some overhaul. We need the ability to merge information more easily with Job Cost and AP. As a contractor it is critical for up to date information without having seperate reports for Job Cost and AP. Give those creating reports the ability to "connect" data indexes and set more than 3 sorts on a particular report.

Sage100 Contractor - User Friendly

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: You don't need a degree in accounting to understand it.

Pros: It was the easiest software to learn and to work with. If an issue came up; it was been resolved the same day.

Sage 100 has simplified my job as Office Manager and Bookkeeper.

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Overall, Sage 100 Contractor is a wonderful software program. The support and technical assistance staff have been wonderful in the past and are always helpful with fixing any problems with may occur. We have been using this software since 2003 and it has been great. Another great feature are the reports for preparing quarterly payroll tax returns. This feature is a definite time saver for which I am very grateful.

Pros: I really like all the different reports that are available. I like having a client data base with all the contact information at my fingertips and it is wonderful that my boss can access it from his "laptop" so that he does not have to use the "main" computer to access the database or any bookkeeping information he may require for a specific job.

Cons: The only con is that now that we upgraded to Windows 10 there are are a few glitches. For example, whenever Windows 10 does an update on the "main" computer, it is necessary for me to "reset" the Sage 100 Contractor Hosting Framework back to "running" and also the Sage 100 SQL Contractor Hosting Framework back to "running". It is a bit of an inconvenience since my boss does not know how to "reset" them and therefore cannot access the bookkeeping information.

Sage Contractor is a must have for job cost reliant companies.

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: No, just this is a good program for job cost.

Pros: Ability to track cost. Being able to go to past years and research cost and construction trends. Job cost is very important to my company, Sage Contractor, has all the bells and whistles that make for excellent tracking of cost.

Cons: needing a budget entered to see cost to sales, really should be able to have cost with out budgets and still be able to at end of job compare cost of sales to sales. For profit following.

15+ years and still happy with product

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Needs some work, hopefully they continue to fix issues as they have always done in the past.

Pros: I've never used any other product so I can't make comparisons but I've been very happy with this program for over 15 years. It's very intuitive and easy to use. There are tons of reports, you can easily navigate information within reports to save time. Customer support has always been at the top of their game but it seems harder to get someone on the phone lately.

Cons: The functionality of this product slowed down tremendously (for us) once it went SQL or "live". I'm constantly waiting for every menu option to start. Yearly maintenance contract is expensive, especially in years where not much has improved. Does not seem to integrate with many programs like Quickbooks can. May have to look at other products if they don't catch up on this. Program crashes more than ever now that it's live.

Great service

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Customer service is always there to help. Accountability and chain of events is easy to recreate. Ease of job verification.

Cons: Could use more ease in creating reports. Getting to detailed information can take a while to get there.

Best software ever for construction accounting

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I don't think I've ever seen a more complete software. I've used other software, designed for other industries and I can say that this one beats them all. If you're a contractor or subcontractor, you really need Sage 100 Contractor. You won't regret it.I've been using Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Master Builder) for almost 15 years and when I started, the in-software and online help was vague, at best, but over the years Sage has worked hard adding details to the "help" options which has put assistance at your fingertips.

Pros: This software is easy to use and offers a wide range of reports for tracking costs and analyzing financial information. Utilizing all the modules makes the transitions easy when moving from a bid to a current project, all the way to project closeout. Their support staff are always knowledgeable and quite thorough in their efforts to help. Their Partner Reps are also a great value. They have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to help with report customization and other learning related assistance. Another advantage is that Sage integrates well with other software like entering payroll information at the jobsite directly into the payroll module.

Great Software

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have used this software since it was first invented in the DOS format! Really showing my age now! We don't do a lot of job costing anymore so I don't use it to it's full capacity but I still like the software. Just wish the yearly maintenance contract wasn't so expensive. Some years I barely use the service.

Pros: My personal opinion is that this software is Intuitive and easy to navigate. The report options are great and the forms can be modified for your personal preference.

Cons: Takes a long time to load when I first get on. Once it's loaded, I can switch between companies without too much hesitation. I have two monitors and when I open a screen it pops up on the other monitor and I have to drag it over.

Excellant product

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Over all I have been very satisfied with this product.

Pros: The amount of time saved doing various government reports and for insurance purposes has been unbelievable. What use to take me hours to complete can now be accomplished in just minutes.

Cons: The only feature which I wish would improve is when the daily time is posted it would be reflected in the job cost. As of now, it does not post until after the payroll is processed.

Sage 100 Contractor

Sep 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall Sage is a great program, and I truly hope the SQL bugs are worked out soon.

Pros: The best part about Sage is that once you learn how to navigate 1 section of the software you will be able to navigate all of the sections. Sage is very user friendly and customizable.

Cons: Sage SQL has been nothing but problems for us. You lost ease of functionality in the search lists, and we keep getting error after error. Our IT guy has spent hours on the phone with support and have now been told they can no longer provide support.

Sage 100 Contractor Review

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has a wonderful support system, easily learned, and stable environment, meets most every need of any contractor.

Cons: The report writer needs some overhaul. We need the ability to merge information more easily with Job Cost and AP. As a contractor it is critical for up to date information without having seperate reports for Job Cost and AP. Give those creating reports the ability to "connect" data indexes and set more than 3 sorts on a particular report.

We have used this software since 2003 so that says something right there!

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to navigate, simple to use. Support team is always very nice and knowledgeable. If they can't solve the issue they will find someone who can.

Cons: Having some issues since changing to SQL but that was to be expected. Support team is not as easy to get on the phone. Have to now wait for a call back.

Pretty easy with some practice

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I liked it, once I became familiar with the program and researched some of the features I was quite impressed with the overall function.

Pros: It has several great functions and features, and once you have a little experience with the software it actually becomes a fairly multifaceted resource for our operation.

Cons: The interface has some issues as far as multi-window operations. It will only allow you to access one window at a time which can sometimes hinder your performance if you need to fact check or reference other details.

Good software, but lacks a few key functionalities and poor customer service.

Jul 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very powerful and customizeable. Allows you to segregate different departments very well. The report writer is powerful as well, minus a few drawbacks.

Cons: Seemingly arbitrary drawbacks in functionality, such has not using true SQL in the report writer, and having a fairly high learning curve in the beginning before you learn how everything really plays into each other.

Get what you pay for

Jul 14, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: My overall experience was poor because of the lack of support and issues using the software. This is a cheap software, but keep in mind it's outdated and their updates still don't get you into what 2017 software should be doing for you.

Pros: Great reporting features Ability to handle lots of transactions Lots of good features for contractors Cheap

Cons: Technicality wise, it is outdated software No good features to learn about the software other than Sage University, so it is hard to train employees with This is such a niche software that finding help on an issue you run into is difficult and their technical support line is always a wait Difficult to integrate with other software Technical support and finding a good support rep is incredibly difficult

Purchased 7 years ago for 3-5 years .Served business well ,no outgrown

Jun 09, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, simple functionality, compliance .Does the job for the small company to Mid size. Accounting aspects and payroll second to none in its field

Cons: Clunky now,limited graphics,scale ability to resource and capacity limited.Support is slow and unresponsive

Generating Contract Documents

Jun 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Sage is proficient at generating all of the contract documents required for construction ranging from subcontracts, purchase orders, request for information, to Transmittals.

Cons: Sage 100 is not the most user friendly software to use and it can be difficult to make sure that all of the fields have been properly filled out and where to find certain items.

Problems after conversion

Jun 08, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Much the same as old program just not as good. Support is still good and we have needed it with this program

Cons: Version 20 has lots of problems that I do not like that did not happen in Version 19 (before Conversion). Payroll especially has issues that I have reported several months ago and I do not see that they have been addressed.

Get the job done.

Jun 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy to learn Smooth flow from estimating budget to project cost control Just enough functions, nothing bloated. Good Value

Cons: No multi-platform support Report and log default settings need a upgrade Customize options are hard to use

New Sage Software Purchased

May 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Comments: Transition from your old software to your new software is not included in the price. You must purchase multiple hours of training assistance if you need help with transitioning from your old software to your new software.

Pros: I like the product so far... it is pretty user friendly, especially the add on to the program of the document module software.

Cons: It does not generate the generic AIA billing form used to invoice the general contractor on a project. You must provide your own AIA forms and put them into the printer each time you print an AIA billing.

Best software change in the history of our business!

Apr 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Comments: I encountered one technical difficulty and was blown away by the customer service I received.

Pros: The best thing about Sage 100 contractor is the presentation of information. The reports look professional and it is awesome to be able to set invoice defaults. The support we have received from rep at Aktion and Associates has made our transition from QuickBooks to Sage possible and could not have done it without him!

Cons: I do not like the number of steps you have to go through in order to process payroll. I also have had issues with voiding transactions and locating transactions.

Sage 100 Contractor - Not for Builders

Apr 18, 2017
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 5.0/10 Not
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Pros: * It is an easy conversion from Quick Books * Common sense goes a long way in figuring out how to use the program * Simple Import / Export processes

Cons: * Difficult to release Purchase Orders for an entire Project - each PO has to be created and e-mailed, there is no way to 'automatically' 'release' PO's for a job * Sales tax can only be set for the entire job - not all items within a job require sales tax - even when the TakeOff includes Sales Tax, that parameter is not carried over when the PO is created, each PO must be opened and the Sales Tax parameter identified in order to be included on the PO * Each PO must be individually opened for the status to be changed from Review in order to be paid without error messages appearing that indicate the PO is under Review * Difficult to make minor changes to Job details * Lacks the ability to process complete jobs through simple steps - everything has to be done singularly *

Don't upgrade to 20.4!!!!

Apr 17, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Very disappointed in Sage support.

Pros: The interface between payroll, accounting, job costing has always been great. The start screen is very easy to read.

Cons: We have upgraded our server as advised by Sage, at a great expense and the software to 20.4. Now it is not completely operational. We cannot get Aatrix to work and the accounting link to our 3rd party vendor for our service department does not work now either. We have been working with Sage support and our very expensive IT guy for over 3 weeks and Sage support cannot find the problem.

Sage100

Apr 12, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: The cost is amazing! So cost efficient for smaller companies not generating much revenue. The software is pretty basic in terms of functionality..

Cons: I believe that this software was the best in the early 2000's but as the times have gone not many updates have been made to update the look and functionality of this program.

Powerful software but sharing of communication and training lacking

Apr 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Comments: It is critical to align with a consultant who is responsive and knowledgeable.

Pros: Backed by a large company. Option for multiple third party add-ons. Software that grows with you. Multiple modules to choose from.

Cons: Trying to learn this software without the support of a consultant is daunting. The help center is not very helpful.

Complicated but Worth It

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Comments: It is a bit complicated, but there are a lot of different resources that they have to help those with training. Of course, there is a charge for some services which is why it may not be good for small businesses. We are a small business and it really helps keep things organized but it is expensive for us right now. So far we have not gone live yet, so there is not much that I can say regarding the use on a day to day basis.

No good

Feb 23, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not
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Comments: I can't make a wall with an opening is very confused I buy another software more easy to use

Pros: I don't like I don't use any more

Need PhD

Feb 23, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was easy to install. And uninstall. I did like how it linked to the bank really easy. You can have separate access for your accountant or others in the office to use for estimated or invoices.

Cons: Support. Difficult to work in Hard to look at. I also did not like the constant alerts to update changes that were not important or could not be changed (IE penalties for late payment on CRA - always asked that it be corrected to match the amount to be paid and not balance with the penalty. Again, this could be because I am a novice using a professional system.)

Good product

Feb 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Comments: Liked the product but my client. It was too tough for him to migrate to as a novice.

A Solid and very functional accounting platform

Feb 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We have been using Sage 100 for over 8 years and while we have a few complaints in general this is a great accounting solution for small or large construction firms.

Sage 100 Ease

Feb 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Comments: This product is very easy to navigate through. You can easily click on reports to drill down for more information, which is great for researching problems.

Not Quite What I Expected

Feb 01, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not
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Comments: One of my biggest criticisms of Sage 100 is that we had to go through a third-party, Alliance Solutions Group, with the purchase and implementation. I don't know if this is the norm or not. If you have a choice, I certainly wouldn't recommend Alliance Solutions. We were QuickBooks for Construction users and Alliance screwed up tables and reports in the conversion. Sage 100 is a lot less user-friendly that QB and a lot less forgiving. Our PR person accidentally posted PR to the wrong month and we were told it couldn't be fixed even by JE.....how unforgiving is that!!

Pros: Affordability

Cons: Third-party for purchase and implementation Very unforgiving Not very user-friendly

Recommendations to other buyers: If knowing then what I know now, I would take a chance and go with another software package.

Ok Product

Jan 25, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not
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Comments: While this product is good, it has some deffinate drawbacks. Certificate of Liability management is still a problem, when entering in subcontracts if the subcontractor doesn't bill for exactly 10%, 20%, 30%, etc... it becomes cumbersome to post their invoice. There are all these little nuances that you have to know in order to use it.

Pros: More robust, better reporting.

Cons: Fields are limited to descriptions. Entering in subcontracts you can't post the total units for each. It automatically posts it as 1.0000 Expensive.

Recommendations to other buyers: While this is a step up from quickbooks, I feel there is better software available at a lower cost.

Keymont Construction, Inc.

Jan 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Comments: Keymont Construction has used Sage 100 Contractor for over 10 years. I have always found it easy to use and to navigate through the menus. I like that the reports can be edited to fit the needs of the company. I also like that there are many options available when printing reports. The other wonderful thing about Sage 100 Contractor is the Customer Service. I have worked with many customer service representatives through the years and they have always been patient and very helpful. I especially like the representative, she was very helpful when I had to install the new program last year and I honestly could not have done it without her help and expertise. With the change to Windows 10 came some new quirks and everyone at Customer Service was so helpful and knew right away how to resolve our problems. I would like to give 10 Stars to the Customer Service representatives who have helped me through the years. Thank you for all your help.

Pros: Ease of use and variety of reports.

Cons: It runs very slowly with Windows 10 but that might just be our computer and not the program itself. It also seems to have more quirks with Windows 10.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would highly recommend Sage 100 Contractor but I would not use Windows 10 with it.

LOVE it!

Jan 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: LOVE Sage 100! I've been using this program for 20 years & have recommended it several times to other contractors! It's easy to use, has great reports & functions.

Pros: Ease of use.

AIA

Jan 19, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I was told that this program would print AIA forms and all certified payroll forms. After installing and working on for a year to set up It didn't print the AIA form correctly and you also had to but the blank forms. The certified payrolls were not for different state, city & county agents. After speaking to SAGE support and where I purchased it they both told me to call my rep who helped me set it up. So, in other words, they wanted me to pay someone to fix the issues! I have requested a FULL refund and still have not heard anything! VERY unhappy with SAGE.

Recommendations to other buyers: Beware!

The Best Accounting Program for Contractors

Jan 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We have been using Sage (Master Builder) for about 14 years. It works great for job costing, receivable billings and just overall book keeping.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is a great product but it may take you a while to learn everything is can do.

2017 Review

Jan 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have used "Master Builder" since 1993. I love this product. We are not a large contractor, and yet we have always received the best customer support.

Pros: The software has always suited our needs perfectly. It is easy to customize reports. The tech support is great.

Cons: For such a large company, I would love it if the hours for tech support were longer, and included Saturday. The website has always been a bit clunky for me, although it has gotten better over the last couple of years.

Recommendations to other buyers: Buy it!

Sage 100 Contractor -- The Best

Jan 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I've been using MasterBuilder / Sage 100 for numerous years and I love it. It's so user-friendly that even someone with absolutely no accounting background can catch on quickly.

Pros: Easy to use, easy to understand.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you have a construction company doing business with Government, you'll love this software.