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

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

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from Hamilton Electric Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

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I like the security that Sage offers as well as being able to export to Excel.

Likes Least

The inability to print financial or payroll reports outside the calendar year. For example: my workers comp policy runs from June - June. I have to go into the previous year and print from June - Dec; then in the current year I print from Jan - May. If I do not close out my books I can print my reports within the same company file, but if I have closed my books for the year I have to print from 2 different company files.

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If you desire security within your company I highly recommend Sage 100 Contractor as your financial software. This program offers many report options, the ability to modify reports, create your own reports and queries, schedule reports, and email within the program. You will always have an accurate picture of your job costs, payroll costs, AR, & AP.

 

from Syncon LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Excellent choice for small to mid size contractors

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User Friendly, Initial Cost and Annual Maintenance cost. This software is extremely easy to set up and use. Program is written with flexibility for various trades and general contractors

Likes Least

Report writer is a little hard to master. But it can be figured out and reports without a lot of detail can be figured out ease.

Recommendations

When comparing software always make sure it integrates easily with Microsoft Office products. And always look at your annual support fees and what exactly you are getting for that cost. While other software's like ComputerEase are approximately the same purchase price. The cost for set up and support adds up quickly.

 

from Abrahamse & Co. Builders
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Overall Sage 100 is a really solid product!

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Easy to use and a very good job costing. Our project managers can use without a lot of guidance.

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Support often has really long wait times. In addition, there have been techs who can be less than friendly or helpful. The updates we receive are good and easy to install.

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Accounting software should be easy to use. It does not have a complex base (such as Deltek), that need outside consultants on a regular basis. I also out performs off the shelf software!

 

from Swimming Pool Contractors LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Best accounting package I've used.

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Full integration between modules, excellent flexibility in reporting and in completing any transaction. Partner Aatrix for tax reporting and tax payments is outstanding.

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Nothing major. I think training should be extremely reasonable (lower price).

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I'm a CPA and Financial System Project Manager for over 30 years, best financial suite I've ever used.

 

from George R Cairns and Sons Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Sage 100 Contractor

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THe software is very in depth. Reports on all the information.

Likes Least

Can't correct certain Comp Codes without deleting the original entry!! Too much room for error.

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Better help guides within the product. Not sure what I could recommend at this time.

 

from Jud Construction, LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Sage 100 Contractor Clerical Review

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I use Sage 100 Contractor on a daily basis and am pleased with the ease of use of the program.

Likes Least

Occasional glitches in the program that kick me out of the program.

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This program is user friendly and similar to working with Microsoft Excel. The program encompasses all aspects of the business from payroll, AP, AR, GL, estimating, and scheduling.

 

from Dude Electrical Testing, LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

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The merge of project management and accounting in one system

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Reporting could be more intuitive, easier to modify.

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Make sure it fits for your business. Make sure you have plenty of training including year end procedures.

 

from DSI Holdings Corporation
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Sage 100 Contractor Review

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The ability to copy information from one screen to another.

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The reporting. It seems like most of the reports we need have to be custom built which slows down our work flow process.

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Make sure you know what reports it can run and what reports you'll need to have custom built.

 

from Pelican Builders, Inc.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Very Useful but Needs Improvement

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I really appreciate the time Sage takes to help their customers with their product. This makes it very easy if a user has received no training. We were so happy to attend classes for Sage 100 at this years TUG conference. It is very easy to manage the purchase orders.

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There are just some minor things that Sage doesn't do but if it did, would help eliminate a lot of time consuming spreadsheets. For instance, including the address in the vendor feature so we can use the same vendors in each company. I have found the Sage staff to be extremely helpful, patient and kind. It does usually take awhile to solve a problem 45min-1.5 hours on the phone, but I've always been able to get the help I need. And it seems it only takes this long because each customer gets the quality attention they need.

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Simple answer, ask what the users are using the software for and see which areas need improvement.

 

from Timberwood Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Very pleased with this software!

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The fact that it is all integrated. The information flows seamlessly, and the ability to cost track a project so efficiently is great.

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If I have to pick something, I guess it would be the cost, but even that seems to be fair compared to other software systems out there

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Take the time to go through the tutorials. The software has so many different capabilities and if you don't take the time to really learn it, you will miss out on how much it can do for you.

 

from Jud Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Master Builder Software - User Friendly & Meets our Needs

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It is very similar to Excel and therefore user friendly. The fact that we can export into Excel also is very beneficial. The estimating portion is easy to use and works wonderfully in exporting into the job costing. All of the modules work well together.

Likes Least

Occasionally it has some glitches that we can't seem to get fixed in the updates provided.

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When looking at software that encompasses every aspect of your business, estimating, payroll, AP, AR, financials and job costing it is important that they all work well and that they are easy to use and understand. Master Builder is exactly that. Our sales representatives, clerical, and accounting staff all use the software daily.

 

from DOLI Construction Corporation
Specialty: Utility contractor
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

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So far it has seemed very easy to use; and most reports are easy to find.

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There are some basic reports that are not available as far as I can tell. When setting up wage increases for prevailing wage jobs; there should be an "Effective Date" option. When on-line on the knowledge base; search option is quick; but then to view the document results; it takes forever to see the document

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Make sure that it meets the needs of your company.

 

from AJ Sheet Metal Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

AJ Sjeet Metal Inc

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The program is very user friendly and helps with excel programs

Likes Least

Inventory has to have alphabet instead of numerical numbers

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The tech support is awesome and they always can fix the problem..

 

from GTG Construction, LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

My 3 years with Sage 100

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You can talk to a real person when you need help. Unfortunately they are on West Coast time zone.

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Report writing. Wouldn't it be great if you could write something in Word and import it. ComputerEase has this feature.

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We tried ComputerEase for 8 months. Never got the hang of it. If you needed tech support you'd send them an email and they'd get back to you within 24 hours.

 

from Fullford Electric Inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

This software makes accounting with job costing so easy.

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The best thing is easy job costing. Labor and materials are expensed to jobs with a few keystrokes. Once entered, you can pull accurate job cost reports with ease.

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The only draw back is that if there's not already a canned report for what you're looking for, you can't always make one. In most areas (i.e. payables, payroll, receivables) you can make your own reports to pull data the way you want to see it, but if you want a report that pulls from all of these areas, you may need help. The good thing is, they have people to help and they are wonderful.

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Don't be afraid to experiment. If you're new to the software and you're not sure how something is going to work, experiment in the Sample Company or make a copy of your company data and try it there. If it works, you're on your way. If it doesn't, you can delete the copy (no harm done) and contact your partner, advisor or Sage support and they will always have an answer.

 

from Environmental Fabrics, Inc.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Not sure how I could manage all my project info without Sage 100.

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The product is supported and updated as needed. Every so often an easy to install update is sent out that offers fixes and usability features that are beneficial.

Likes Least

I wish form writing was a bit easier and that I could integrate electronic time keeping and payroll/check processing in without using a 3rd party.

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I don't know the product's competition or what they offer, but there has not been much I ran into while using Sage that made me stop and reconsider why I use it.

 

from Faith Enterprises Incorporated
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Always happy with Sage Master Builder

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I really love the adaptability of Sage Master Builder for reporting and as our business has grown, Sage has always been the right product. It is very flexible and can do more than we usually need.

Likes Least

I do not like the access to customer service. I do not prefer to "chat" when I have questions or concerns. My issues are rarely solved this way. I do not like the knowledge base. I find it difficult to find what I am looking forward to. I do not like the typically long hold times on the main customer service line. Additionally I do not like that many forms are not able to be modified.

Recommendations

Take your time. Make use of all sample companies to play around. Request to sit in on a few basic training webinars to see the product in action.

 

from Robinson Excavating, Inc.
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

For how I use it, it is very good & I can generate reports as needed.

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The product can be adapted to meet our needs. Overall vendor has been very helpful.

Likes Least

The product is fine, but Software Consultants assigned us to a CPA for training/mentoring. I believe a trainer that was more "contractor oriented" would have been a better match.

Recommendations

Try it and ask lots of questions. Remember, no question is "dumb".

 

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

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I think Sage 100 is a very powerful accounting software for a small to medium sized contractor. I liked the fact that Sage is continuously investing resources to improve the product.

Likes Least

It would be nice if we could print out actual AIA documents.

Recommendations

Consider what features of the accounting software that you think that you will actual use so that you don't pay for a software package with "bells & whistles" that you will never use. Also consider the ease of implementation.

 

from Z B Z & Associates, Inc.
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Works a breeze

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It is user-friendly and links all jobs aspects together. Whenever I have an issue I can call or go online and get help. I like that the Sage knowledge people are always friendly and can take control of my system and fix my problem. I can look at any aspect of a job to determine costs by account.

Likes Least

Querying invoices. I know it is there but have difficulty finding where to do.

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We used a Sage partnering firm to help set up all general ledger accounts, etc. Also we pay for the yearly maintenance contract.

 
 
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