Shannonside Civil Engineering Ltd (Shannonside) is a West Midlands based Groundworks and Civil Engineering contractor operating within the residential and commercial sector. Shannonside offer a wide range of services spanning from Site Clearances, Infrastructure and Surfacing through to Basements and Plant Hire. The business currently works with leading UK main contractors such as Wates, CALA, Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Homes and Persimmon.
Prior to selecting Eque2’s Construct for Sage 50 Accounts job costing solution, Shannonside used Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50 CIS alongside multiple manual spreadsheets for its contract job costing needs.
The business’ main issue stemmed from not being aware of when they were exceeding budget on their projects, which made it difficult for the business to determine when and where its margins were coming from, and how it was performing on each of its projects.
This challenge was due to the business having no integration between their accounts and job costing processes, having to manually enter data between Sage Accounts and spreadsheets was extremely time consuming and prone to manual error, which often made reporting difficult and inaccurate.
Shannonside also thoroughly reviewed RedSky, however, after a demo of Eque2’s Construct for Sage 50 Accounts, Shannonside quickly recognised the importance of a centralised job costing and ordering system. The business recognised how duplication could be eliminated and how internal processes could be far more streamlined.
Shannonside is confident the new system will provide them with greater visibility over their projects by alerting them at the first sign of overspend making sure they never go over budget again, on any of their projects. Shannonside is also looking forward to using Eque2’s Construction Intelligence Analysis tool (ICA) for their reporting needs, helping to pull detailed reports at the click of a button, aiding business decisions far quicker than ever before.
Additional benefits Shannonside will benefit from include being able to manage and track hired and owned plant hire and effectively manage subcontractor CIS processes. The business is confident that moving to one fully integrated solution will allow them to save time and improve accuracy whilst also providing the business more time to focus on other areas.
Eque2 look forward to working with and supporting Shannonside on this exciting journey. If you would like more information on how Eque2’s construction-specific job costing software could help your business or a friend, please get in touch for your free non-obligatory demo by calling us on 0161 939 0111.