Why a growing construction business needs a strong software foundation 

Discover the benefits that the new Sage Construction Essentials package can have for you and your business.

It’s no secret that construction is a demanding and nuanced business. And if your growing company uses software with limited capabilities that makes daily construction operations difficult, you’ve got a recipe for stunted growth. While you may want to make a change, the cost of upgrading to a more sophisticated platform might seem out of reach.  

But it doesn’t have to be. You can explore a solution that alleviates these pain points without breaking the bank by choosing an application designed for smaller, growing companies.

For example, the new Sage Construction Essentials package unites our must-have software solutions so smaller builders can benefit from preconstruction, operations, and finance software that’s designed to handle the complexities of construction.  

“Sage is our platform for growth. It’s providing us with vastly improved  
accuracy, control, workflows, and collaboration.”  
—Chris Herak, director of finance, VFS Fire and Security Services 

How does it work? 

The Sage Construction Essentials package includes fundamental software that allows growing companies to manage every aspect of their business. Here’s a look at what’s included:  

Sage Construction Management: Preconstruction, project management, and finances are easily handled with our all-in-one construction management platform. Track leads and manage the entire bid process, deliver projects on-time and on-budget, reduce risk, and maximize profits. You can make quick and informed decisions with real-time project information, access the cloud-based platform anytime and from any device, and keep project teams—office staff, field teams, subcontractors, vendors, and more—working in sync. 

Sage Intacct Core Financials: Gain total control over the financial health of your projects and business. All your foundational accounting needs are covered. From a dimensional general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, balance sheet, and P&L statement, to automated revenue recognition that can handle basic or complex requirements, you’ll spend less time on administrative accounting tasks, and more time building with our cloud-based accounting software. 
Sage Intacct Construction Module: Stay on top of project finances in real-time with visibility into job costs, change orders, invoices, and more. You’ll get a clear picture of all the details including your labor, subcontractor, material, and WIP costs, and are set up to easily manage the construction billing process. Building on the foundation of Core Financials, the Construction Module offers the extra horsepower you need. 
Sage Intacct Interactive Custom Report Writer: Get on-demand reporting so you can measure project performance and easily compare metrics against historical data. With quick access to financial and operational metrics, you can make timely, data-driven decisions for budgets, job progress, staffing, subcontractors, and more with our Custom Report Writer. 
Sage University Learning: Access to Sage University will give you a full library of on-demand educational and training resources at your fingertips. Stay up to speed on the newest products and features, so you can get the most value from them.  

Download the package overview to learn more about Sage Construction Essentials.  

My construction business is growing—is it time for a software upgrade?  

We built the Construction Essentials package for smaller, growing construction companies who need more control over project management and whose generic accounting systems are no longer serving them.  

Signs of this may include significant time spent on manual processes, gaps in functionality—like critical job costing capabilities—and relying heavily on Excel and email, which drains productivity. Instead of continuing to invest in antiquated, on-premises systems, thriving businesses have turned to cloud-enabled software like Sage because they need a solution that can pull its weight.  

We know that budgeting wisely while preparing for growth is vital. While many construction finance and management solutions in the marketplace are priced out of reach for smaller companies, the Construction Essentials package is different. It’s priced competitively and transparently, delivering the software you need to improve project delivery and protect your profit, at a price you can afford. You can feel confident you’re investing in a platform that will scale with your business, using a vendor you can rely on. 

Grow faster with a partner you can trust  

Trusted by builders like you for over 50 years, we understand the issues that construction companies face today, and how to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. You want to grow fast, but taking the leap to invest in new software can feel overwhelming and you may be wondering how you’ll juggle the demands of your day-to-day while learning a new application. 

Our trusted partner network—the largest and most experienced in the construction industry—is key to ensuring your success. Sage experts will be by your side during your software transition, to help things run smoothly. They know construction inside and out and have worked with builders just like you.  

Learn more and join the 50,000 construction companies who trust and rely on Sage to help their businesses grow faster and deliver project excellence.