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Why Construction Companies on Sage 300 CRE Upgrade to Acumatica

Why Construction Companies on Sage 300 CRE Upgrade to Acumatica

Sage 300 CRE Upgrade to Acumatica to Increase Profitability

Competition in the Construction industry is at a fever pitch. Construction companies have a lot to get right to be successful and compete. They must respond to RFIs, create reliable quotes, comply with regulations and all the required paperwork, hire vendors and subcontractors, and manage project change orders. These are just a few activities your construction management software should perform efficiently to be profitable. In recent years, customers of Sage 300 CRE (Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate) have been looking into what software will propel their business forward. It's no surprise that many companies are switching to Acumatica's Construction Edition to take advantage of the benefits of a modern cloud ERP. They realize it's time to stop spending money on a product that won't keep up with the future.

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It's Time to Leave Sage 300 CRE

If you had to work with Sage 300 CRE, you probably know it's a sustainable choice for your company's future. It's a legacy solution with the same old architecture that cannot meet today's digital demands. Also, the feedback from new users is that it could be more intuitive and easy to learn, and longtime users are frustrated with its limitations. As a result, Sage is gradually abandoning several legacy systems and encouraging Sage 300 CRE customers to move to Sage Intacct Construction for a cloud solution. The Acumatica Construction Edition is a great alternative to avoid messing around with Sage anymore.

Here are the top reasons Sage 300 CRE customers move to another solution. 

  • On-premise systems are expensive to maintain
  • The old architecture makes it difficult to integrate
  • Upgrades often break the fragile integrations
  • No access for remote workers in the field
  • Lack of software enhancements based on customer feedback

Acumatica is Designed for Construction Companies

Sage 300 CRE has the features to assist with most construction activities. You can manage and document project changes and get basic reporting and collaboration across staff members. However, glaring limitations prevent Sage 300 CRE from being a solution to help your business continue to grow. There is no embedded CRM or native integration with MS Office. Sage 300 CRE lacks multi-language capabilities and has limited financials and document management. You can only make informed decisions with the ability to track key performance indicators (KPIs) with projects.

The Acumatica Construction Edition includes powerful project management, comprehensive financials, role-based dashboards, document management, and robust reporting. Dashboard drill-down reports identify real-time changes in project scopes, labour, materials, and equipment, resulting in more informed decisions, tighter project controls, and more significant returns. Native CRM and Field Services modules allow construction companies to manage opportunities and project bids and see important prospect and client information without leaving the application. Keep compliant with lien waivers, safety notices, OSHA compliance, insurance policies, AIA bills and reports. Leverage best practices from embedded CFMA benchmarks within the Acumatica system.

  • Job Cost Accounting Certified Payroll
  • AIA Reporting & Billing CFMA Benchmarking
  • Built-In CRM
  • Complete Project Management Available Field Services Inventory Management
  • Compliance Management, Contract Management, Daily Field Reports, 
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For over 40 years, Sage 300 CRE has served small and mid-sized construction companies. Sage 300 CRE has allowed the business to compete effectively in yesterday's construction businesses. However, today's construction companies need better reporting and collaboration across departments, remote access and the ability to outperform the competition. Acumatica has the functionality to support contractors, home builders, sub-contractors, and land developers—and many features are unmatched by Sage 300 CRE.

Acumatica's Customer-First Commitment

Sage 300 CRE gets less care and attention than Sage's newer, cloud-based applications. Sage's R&D investments, reselling partners, and third-party developers have shifted their focus to cover Sage Intacct and Sage X3. As a result, your maintenance and support dollars get diverted to other products, with little investment in the ERP platform you use to manage your business today. Sage encourages Sage 300 CRE users to migrate to Sage Intacct Construction, which has inferior capabilities.

The appeal of modern platform technologies and robust, connected application suites has value-added resellers rounding out their software portfolio with competing products. More products mean less focus on you, the partners' existing customer base. The market appeal of cloud-native ERP systems is also a strong signal that legacy software is on borrowed time.

Meanwhile, the Acumatica licensing model, data policies, and support mechanisms are designed to meet the needs of customers, not shareholders, and are unrivaled in the industry. Acumatica's "Customer Bill of Rights" is a commitment to providing fair, respectful, and mutually advantageous policies to every customer, unique among ERP vendors.

Reach Your Profit Potential with Acumatica

Acumatica Construction Edition is the choice for growing construction companies that want to run their businesses effectively and gain operational efficiencies for profitability and growth. It includes certified payroll, project management, compliance management, robust financials with job cost accounting, document management, industry reporting, and native CRM.

Sage 300 CRE has outlasted its useful life, especially as Sage turns its attention to its cloud-based portfolio. The time is now to consider modern solutions to help your construction business grow. Eliminate data silos, capture data faster, and increase collaboration between the job site and office. Connect to top-tier construction management and estimating programs for best-in-class functionality in a cohesive platform configured to meet your organization's needs.

Designed for mobile accessibility anytime, anywhere, on any device, Acumatica provides the construction industry with the tools to navigate its complex business needs and thrive in the new digital economy.

Trust an Acumatica Expert

At Aqurus, we know how valuable Acumatica ERP software is for businesses – especially those in Manufacturing, Distribution, eCommerce, and the retail industry. If you're interested in how Acumatica's Cloud ERP Software can boost your business, the Aqurus team is passionate about smooth implementation and ongoing support.

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