Sage 100 Contractor Software (formerly Sage Master Builder)


 

Sage 100 Contractor, formerly known as Sage Master Builder, focuses on small to midsize construction companies, whether they are a general contractor, service or specialty contractor or a home builder.

Suitable for companies that have outgrown generic accounting software, the suite of applications encompass the entire construction cycle and include accounting, estimating, project scheduling and management, job costing and service management. The software provides an interactive dashboard that provides instant visibility into things like the status of current job costs, pending operations or company performance. The dashboard also enables users to drill down into larger data sets and see further details like invoices generated or the latest change order.

Users can leverage multiple reporting templates available to generate customizable business reports as per business need. Using predefined yet customizable alerts, the system can also send out an email notifying employees of issues like an expiring certificate of insurance or a low bank balance. A centralized view of projects lets the team see anything related to a job like estimates, invoices, job cost reports, change orders, RFIs, punch lists and more.

Sage 100 Contractor also has cloud-based capabilities through Sage Construction Anywhere. Sage’s network of business partners and consultants, and their ongoing customer phone support, all specialize in construction software.

 

Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) - Dashboard
 
  • Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) - Desktop
    Desktop
  • Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) - Dispatch board
    Dispatch board
  • Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) - Process map
    Process map
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 8

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Grant from Robbins|Reed
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

A Solid and very functional accounting platform

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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.

 
 

Lindsay Helmick from Allen Construction
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Sage 100 Ease

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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.

 
 

Bill from Capital Industries
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Not Quite What I Expected

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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

Advice to Others

If knowing then what I know now, I would take a chance and go with another software package.

 
 

Jessica from Harbor Contracting
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Ok Product

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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.

Advice to Others

While this is a step up from quickbooks, I feel there is better software available at a lower cost.

 
 

Jonathan from American Botanicals, LLC
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Sales

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This software would be great for a small sales company but we have overgrown its usefulness. Good ERP for the money.

Pros

Fast and useful information at your fingertips. Easy to navigate and makes training a breeze.

Cons

I have more international companies that use KG over LBS, I wish the software had a live converting or sliding weight conversion for inventory and sales orders.

Advice to Others

I would say add a manufacturing add-on but they do offer it for a price.

 
 

sydney from iPaperless Document Management Solutions
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

High value for small business accounting

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Sage 100 is an easy-to-use and comprehensive enterprise planning system whose implementation is highly-modularized and allows companies to purchase or deploy only the functionalities they need. The pricing scheme is also adjusted to this concept, meaning that you will be charged only for features you’ve specifically requested.

As a satisfied user working with Sage 100 provided a 360-degree experience, as the product is very stable and easily customizable. The system allowed me to store historical budgets for all my records, or create such independently when planning expenses for upcoming fiscal periods. As a result, I got to save valuable time, and cut expenses for at least a half of what traditional systems would have required.

Pros

The product is scalable in terms of the platform it runs on. Being a Microsoft Windows based system, it allowed me to cut costs in deploying it on my company network by having and using the same standard features.

Cons

Customization can be a nightmare when it comes to modules needed.

Advice to Others

If you are a small business owner or a consultant for either retail or start up this product would prove to be the best software to start with all your financial records keeping.

 
 

Jeanne from Keymont Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Keymont Construction, Inc.

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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.

Advice to Others

I would highly recommend Sage 100 Contractor but I would not use Windows 10 with it.

 
 

April from Phoenix Mechanical
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

LOVE it!

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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.

 
 

Janet from Mclo
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

AIA

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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.

Advice to Others

Beware!

 
 

Alvin from Morning Star Construction, LLC
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

The Best Accounting Program for Contractors

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We have been using Sage (Master Builder) for about 14 years. It works great for job costing, receivable billings and just overall book keeping.

Advice to Others

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

 
 

Susan from Daniel Larsen Builders, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

2017 Review

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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.

Advice to Others

Buy it!

 
 

Donna from Aztec Construction & Mechanical, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Sage 100 Contractor -- The Best

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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.

Advice to Others

If you have a construction company doing business with Government, you'll love this software.

 
 

Sarah from Extreme Coatings, Inc., dba ECI Services
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Office Manager

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I have been working with Sage Master Builder for over 12 years. It is a very easy system to learn, but at the same time, gives detailed information in the reports that you require. The customer service is excellent and is very knowledgeable and friendly when interacting with them.
We have looked at other software systems, but for the price and resources, this is the best way to go.

Pros

Easy to learn, makes sense when posting and pulling reports, customer service.

Cons

Nothing!

Advice to Others

For a contractor, it is wonderful to work with, easy to understand, easy to pull reports, etc. However, at the same time, the information that you have is detailed and professional.

 
 

Jessica from T&O Masonry
Specialty: Masonry / Stone
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Sage 100

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The learning curve is somewhat steep but there are so many options/features that once you learn everything, it's nice to have everything you need in one program.

 
 

Christine from Davis-Houk Mechanical, Inc.
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

I love Sage!

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Sage is a great product. Ease of use between different modules, more features than we even know how to use.

Pros

Full service product.

Cons

Would love the ability to add fields to job folders, and more ease in creating new reports.

Advice to Others

If you use Sage go to a Summit you will learn about features you never knew existed.

 
 

Jennifer from BayCity Framers
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great Contractor Accounting Software

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We just purchased Sage Construction Software for our Accounting Program and it is very easy to use.

Pros

Editing Capability and User Friendly.

Cons

None.

Advice to Others

N/A

 
 

Amy from Commercial Systems Plus
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Better Since the Upgrade

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The software is fairly user-friendly. Much better now with the new upgrade. Does everything I need to do. Their customer support is excellent.

 
 

Clarence Mutale from OEM
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Sage100 ERP

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I have been using Sage100 Erp for 2 years now in inventory management. Overall this is a great software and easy to master. I use this program in handling material returns, ordering, AP, AR etc

Advice to Others

I definitely recommend this program especially for mid sized companies.

 
 

John from Stone Construction Company
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Sage 100 is 5 star

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I have been using Sage 100 Contractor for over 15 years. I really like the total integration from estimate to accounting. Change orders are easily prepared and sent out to both clients and subs. Reports are handled at the touch of a button. If you need something customized their experts are top notch.

Pros

Integration of estimates to jobs to accounting. Tracking of the subcontracts & change orders. Support is THE BEST! I have never had a problem that was not resolved on the first call.

Cons

Scheduling module is not great or easy to use.

Advice to Others

There is a learning curve but once you are over the hump it is smooth sailing.

 
 

Brenda from Vander Meulen Builders
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Sage 100 Contractor Gives Us the Information We Need

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Overall, this is a good product that meets our needs well. We don't use all of the features to the fullest, and that's on us. The job cost module is extremely helpful because we are a T&M contractor - without good job costs, we'd be sunk.

Pros

Ease of data entry for payroll and general records

Cons

Still have a lot to learn about the connections between takeoffs, budgets, and assemblies.

Advice to Others

Give yourself sufficient time to learn the product features.

 
 
 
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