Sizebreed Construction is a specialist building company, focused on providing the highest levels of quality, service and value to private clients with prime residences in London and the South of England.
The business was facing a number of challenges around the way finances were being tracked – using only Microsoft Excel to track applications, retentions and subcontractor certificates was creating many inaccuracies, including incorrect and late payments. There was a real need for a software package to help streamline processes and manage projects effectively, allowing potential cost issues to be spotted before they materialise.
In 2011, Sizebreed made the decision to implement Construction for Sage 50 Accounts into the business. Sharon Rose, Accounts Manager, says “As a user of Sage 50 Accounts, it was important to implement a solution that fully integrated with this finance system; one that is user-friendly and intuitive to use, allowing smooth adoption by users. We could not have been more impressed with the look and feel of Construction for Sage 50 Accounts. The user interface, similar to Sage 50 Accounts, enabled us to quickly get to grips with the software, while the integration between the packages is seamless – we don’t have to spend time re-keying information.”
Construction for Sage 50 Accounts has allowed Sizebreed to overcome many challenges within their business. In particular, effectively tracking payment certificates, applications and retentions has helped the business to maintain margins. Sharon explained, “We now have a software package in place that allows us to effectively track our projects and the costs associated with them. This has saved the business so much time and money because there is no room for error. The software alerts us to any overdue payments and also ensures all costs are accurate, meaning no money needlessly escapes from the company. The reporting module is also a huge benefit to us – we can tailor reports to provide relevant information, and generate these at the click of a button.”
Sizebreed has been extremely impressed with the support received from Eque2. Sharon comments, “The support is wonderful and the team is so friendly and helpful. When I’ve been in touch, issues have been resolved very quickly and professionally.
“Construction for Sage 50 Accounts makes our company; without it we wouldn’t be able to operate as efficiently, and since implementing the software it has saved me and others in the business a substantial amount of time. I would recommend the software to anyone in the construction industry.”