Sage 100 Contractor Software (formerly Sage Master Builder)


 

Sage 100 Contractor, formerly known as Sage Master Builder, focuses on small to midsized construction companies, whether they are a general contractor, service or specialty contractor or a homebuilder. The software is simple, affordable and well-integrated.

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. New data only needs to be entered in once. 

Its dashboard presents at-a-glance information that gives instant visibility into things like the status on current job costs or company performance. From the dashboard you can directly drill down to see more details, which includes opening documents like invoices or the latest change order.   

There are hundreds of reports available, many of which can be customized to further fit the unique needs of businesses. 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

98 Reviews of Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder)

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from Boser Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Encourage all to review and try

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Sage 100 full fills our Commercial Construction Management needs. It's help keep our internal Team, Subcontractors and Clients organized and current from start to finish on all Projects.

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Sage 100 is great for a small or mid sized company but as we are expanding our platform and building for a larger scale Client, we are finding that Sage 100 is limiting us and that we may need to upgrade to the next level of software that Sage has to offer.

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I would definitely encourage anyone whom is considering purchasing a software for their Company to review Sage and all the services they have to offer. Their support Team and online knowledge base is a great asset too!

 

from Commercial Air, Inc.
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

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Good integration between estimating, project management, accounting, payroll, service, IFS Core.

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Some reports take FOREVER (e.g. a/p aging & service receivable aging can take more than an hour to process). Inventory is cumbersome.

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If integration of various parts of your recordkeeping is important to you this is a good product.

 

from Hamish Murray Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Decent Accounting Program with Project Management tacked on

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It does a decent job of the accounting part. I think if you want to pay to have them write a bunch of reports then it can do a lot.
Customer Service is awesome.

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Project Management portion is incredibly cumbersome. I have been using for 8 years and there have been very few improvements made. They recently released a cloud based version for this, but instead of it being an improvement on the existing product, they are selling it as a separate product and will triple our costs.

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I have heard it is supposed to be a robust product. Might work better for more specialist contractors, but not for us as remodelers.

 

from db General Contractors
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Eliminates Redundant Data Entry - Saves Tons of Time

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I appreciate the diversity of the software, all the different tasks that it can handle.

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It takes a very long time, in one case over an hour, just to get someone from Customer Support on the phone.

Recommendations

Only purchase this program if you are ready to dive in all the way. Fully integrate your entire company onto Sage and you will save tons of time and money. If you only go "half way" you will not be getting your money's worth.

 

from Certified General Contractors, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

17 Years and Still the Best Construction Software

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It tracks change orders to both owners and subcontractors very accurately. We often have several change orders on jobs. The software makes it easy to keep track of everything.

I love the drill down feature. As a general contractor we have hundreds of cost codes per job. If I make a mistake (yes I am human and do make mistakes), I am able to find it quickly and drill down and fix it. The software helps me look perfect in the eyes of my bosses.

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We recently starting using Procore and Sage 100 does not integrate. We chose to wait until Sage 100 integrated rather than switch software.

I wish it would pull the cost code from the subcontract and not the vendor file. We often have a subcontractor do more than one cost code and it would be nice if it would pull the cost code from the subcontract set up and not the vendor file set up.

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GET IT! Easy to use. Great construction software.

 

from Alessio Azzari, Inc.
Specialty: Concrete
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

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Ease of use, and plenty of online help when needed

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I haven't found anything yet. I really do not have any complaint with Sage ... well maybe that my co-worker's still call the software "Masterbuilder."

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Run the sample company, getting to know all the software prior to teaching co-workers.

 

from Blue Spruce Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

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Its a very good all in one program I haven't really has enough time to get into but it seems like it has everything we need

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the uniformity of the reports, I would like to customize my reports, and use my reports to have quick links to invoices and other reports. basically i want my reports like quickbooks has them

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there are a ton of resources it just takes time finding what you want

 

from North Country Mechanical Insulators
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Sage Software has transformed how we do business!

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The software provides great information and allows us to make informed decisions about our projects

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The initial learning curve is difficult if you have never used software like this before.

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Gather as much information as you can prior to making any decisions. You must understand, that no matter what software you use, the transition period will add stress and work to your day.

 

from CM Morris Group Inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

SAGE 100 CONTRACTOR HAS BEEN OUR SOFTWARE OF CHOICE SINCE 1989

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Total integration of accounting, estimating, and project management makes this the best construction software we have found.
The built in reports are amazing.

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There is definitely a learning curve to understand all the benefits and functionality of the software.

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Study all the options in detail and select the best solution for your company. We are both general contractors and specialty subcontractors and have been able to adapt Sage 100 to handle both. The integration of all facets of construction does take some time to understand and utilize but it is worth it.

 

from Prescott Construction Company
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

13 Years and Going Strong

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It is very easy to navigate and understand. Updates come regularly and new modules are offered keeping up with the everchanging technical world.

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There's really nothing we don't like about this product. We would have changed a long time ago if it did not measure up to our standards.

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We recommend it to other contractors who are small to medium companies like ours. Has everything financially to estimating to billing that you need.

 

from DM Bekus Construction Services
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

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price is reasonable for small/medium company. Covers most aspects needed, not to difficult to learn.

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maybe they have started it already, but could use mobile connectivity.

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Lots of software available from many companies, check them all, look for best fit

 

from R.B. Mac Construction Co., Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Great Product for Construction Companies

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Easy to deal with, learn and run a business with. The job costing part of Sage is awesome for construction projects and making sure all costs are accounted for correctly and efficiently.

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It can sometimes be difficult to get a customer service rep on the phone during busy times of business year!

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Research & Learn the different aspects of all products out there and decide which one fits your company best!

 

from Freel Insulation, Inc.
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Best accounting software I have used!

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User-friendly, easy to understand, great customer support and always up-to-date. Awesome product! I wish they made a non-profit accounting software for my other job.

Likes Least

Not knowing how to build my own reports. Need a tutorial on how to use the report writer and queries.

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Do some comparison shopping, but in the long-run, if you pick Sage 100 Contractor, you will not be disappointed.

 

from McGuirk Sand-Gravel, Inc
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Great Software!!

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So many options as far as custom reporting and built in reports.

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Sage is very complex. Simple minded people have a difficult time comprehending it all

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Take your time training in Sage. Do not give up. Once you master Sage 100 you wont regret it. It has every feature we could need and many more

 

from Sequoia General Contracting Corp
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

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We are a general contractor and Sage lets us track jobs from beginning estimating to end of job including job costs, insurance certificates, change orders ect

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Going through Sage technical support is extremely easy

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Look at all that you need the software to do for you.

 

from SP White Construction Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

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Module integration makes running your business more efficient and with less chance of error. We have used Sage 100 since it was MB7 and the software has definitely improve over the years and I am confident that it will continue to improve. The technicians are knowledgeable and they speak English. It is nice to not have to deal with non English speaking technicians. It is extremely user friendly and I love how you can be reviewing one report and click on the transaction or record number and it will take you to where the data generated from without having to go out of that screen.

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The annual maintenance fees are pretty expensive and although they have several levels of service to choose from, the lowest service fee is still pretty expensive. We also encounter errors and when trying to work with our IT department, one blames the other so the errors have never been fixed and I am always being thrown out of the program.

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Every level of construction modules are available to purchase.

 

from Remsing Construction Co., Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Sage 100 Contractor is easy to implement and to use

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Ease of use. The drop down features help even inexperienced users

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The Sage knowledge base is often difficult to find answers

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Compare Sage to out of the box software. Sage may be more expensive, but often you get what you pay for.

 

from The Aleco Corporation
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

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The product is very user friendly and the customer support team is extremely knowledgeable about their product.

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Would like personalized reports a little easier to create

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Seriously consider this software, it has full functionality for managing projects in the construction field.

 

from Pecora Flooring, Inc.
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

A Construction Business Lifesaver!

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The flexibility of the product is what sold us. We have a unique 'commercial-only' flooring business. At first, I thought Sage 100 would be too much software for our company (learning curve and all). However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the flexibility of the software allows it to be a perfect accounting / project management solution for companies of all sizes. Bye bye Quickbooks, hello Sage 100!

Customer service and support is excellent! We tried one other vendor before going with Sage and there's absolutely no comparison. It's definitely a first-rate company to deal with.

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The setup and learning curve can be extensive and a bit time consuming but that's probably true for most other similar software packages. No complaints about customer service and support.

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Don't be intimidated by the software's capabilities. It can handle many different functions or scaled back to handle just what you need. However, even for a small company you know that it can grow with you.

 

from March-Westin Company, Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

Good software from a reliable vendor

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As the systems administrator I like the flexibility of the product. The report writer isn't the most friendly, but it definitely gives a lot of flexibility in creating any reports you need. Sage updates the product regularly, and over the last few years has added many useful features. Soon they will be migrating to a new database format as well.

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I very much dislike that when help is needed with creating a custom report, you get referred to your reseller. Then they just want to up-sell you on everything and never really deliver on the promises.

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The accounting portion of this software is very strong. Scheduling not so much. There are many useful add-ons from Sage, that enhance the software, but cost more money. However, overall, this is a great software for General Contractors or large Subcontractors.

 
 
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