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In this article, we look at how a selection of construction businesses are taking proactive action as the ‘lockdown’ eases and more projects become available for tender, to ensure they have tighter controls in place to manage their projects. In particular, being able to track committed costs and report quickly on profitability.

 

T&N Gilmartin select the ‘Rolls Royce’ of construction job costing software

T&N had been using Sage Projects with manual spreadsheets to manage its construction processes alongside Sage Accounts for accounting purposes. The business recognised its incumbent solution was no longer suitable, having had several issues with data in particular data crashes, lack of accuracy and data corruption.

With many sites coming to a pause during the UK ‘lockdown’ period, T&N thought this was a good opportunity to ensure they were ready to efficiently and proactively resume business once ‘lockdown’ easing begun. The business received a 1:1 demo for Construct for Sage Accounts, after which, the decision to go ahead became an easy decision to make.

With the assurance of Construct being built on a modern SQL database platform, combined with the additional functionality Construct offers construction companies such as tracking plant hire, managing CIS and subcontractor relationships including applications for payment and certificates, retentions, valuations and much more. T&N unanimously opted to implement Construct and even labelled it as ‘the Rolls Royce of construction-specific software’.

 

Topek seeks and finds modern ‘cradle to grave’ solution to manage its entire project lifecycle.

Topek also used a Sage product, Sage 500 alongside manual spreadsheets for its contract job costing processes. As a fast-growing business in the external cladding & curtain walling industry, the board recognised the need to implement not just a new accounting platform but a construction-specific solution to help support manage the entire project lifecycle from estimate through to final accounts.

After reviewing the market and Eque2’s bespoke 1:1 demo, the board decided not to move away from Sage Accounts, but to move ahead with Eque2’s proposed solution including Construct, EValuate for estimating and Sage 50 Accounts, for a turnkey solution to provide clearer visibility of all contracts from cradle to grave.

Topek looks forward to managing its construction projects all in one integrated solution, cutting out both duplication and disparate systems, whilst streamlining all its construction-specific processes.

 

Stephens & Stephens adopt Construct for Sage Accounts to keep tighter control on projects after go-ahead on new development

Whilst enjoying a period of growth, Stephens & Stephens initially began their search for a modern contract job costing solution in 2019, however, opted to put their project on hold due to economic uncertainty. The business had looked at a range of solutions but wished to remain using its incumbent accounts package from Sage.

With the ‘lockdown’ easing, the business quickly recognised the need for a modern solution to help with controlling project costs now more than ever. After recently receiving the go-ahead for a new development based in Cornwall, combined with the easing of lockdown measures which had kept employees away from the site, the business made a quick decision to implement Construct for Sage Accounts and are looking forward to their implementation moving ahead at speed, to help manage all projects and to keep tighter control over costs and subcontractor packages.

 

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 Sage job costing software could help your business moving forward, request a demo today by calling us on 0161 939 0111 or by emailing us at [email protected].