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Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering select Construct for Sage job costing software

December 5, 2019

In this article, we will be exploring the reasons why Northern Irish electrical contractor, Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering Ltd, have recently selected Construct for Sage as their purpose-built Sage job costing solution specifically designed for those in the construction industry.

Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering Ltd (ASEE) has been operating since 1993 and have a long-established reputation in building large computer-dependent data centres across Europe. With a strong emphasis to continue their growth in 2019, ASEE has focused on larger projects across the UK and Europe. As a result of the increased administrative work being generated, ASEE had recently expanded their Accounts team considerably.

Prior to selecting Construct for Sage as their job costing solution, ASEE were reliant on manually filling out spreadsheets alongside Sage. This process was proving to be highly time-consuming and leading to cost inefficiencies as their records had to be duplicated between their Sage system and various spreadsheets without a way for them to generate job cost reports at the speed they required on their projects.

ASEE were initially considering multiple job costing solutions, however, they were certain that Eque2’s Construct for Sage was the solution for them following a live demonstration of how the software’s capabilities could aide their own job costing processes. They were impressed by how their invoices could be managed in Construct for Sage’s ordering process and quickly understood how Construct for Sage would enable them to cut out the time involved in duplicating data between their spreadsheets and Sage.

ASEE were eager to bring in a new job costing system that could enable them to track ordering costs for materials, hired plant and subcontractors.  As their projects often rely on hired plant, ASEE were highly interested in being able to see what plant is on each of their sites and to off-hire plant as soon as it’s no longer required.

Using the Construct Mobile Delivery Notes app, ASEE are now able to join up their on-site team with the back office to consistently achieve a three-way match between the purchase orders raised, the goods delivered on-site and the invoices received.

Eque2 look forward to working with and supporting all our new customers on their exciting journey. If you would like more information on how Eque2’s construction-specific job costing software could help your business, please get in touch to arrange your free non-obligatory demo by calling us on 0161 939 0111 or by emailing us at

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