J Greenwood Builders Limited (J Greenwood) are building contractors based in the Greater Manchester area and have a long-established reputation serving the public, health, leisure, commercial and social housing sectors.

In this article, we will be exploring the key reasons why J Greenwood selected Construct for Sage construction job costing software and moved away from using the Sage Job Costing module.

J Greenwood were previously using the Sage Job Costing module alongside their Sage 50 Accounts in order to help them keep better track of the costs incurred on their projects. As Sage Job Costing integrates with Sage 50 Accounts, J Greenwood saw some benefit in being able to create sales and purchase invoices and have the transaction automatically appear in the customers and supplier’s activity windows.

Following the appointment of a new Managing Director in April, J Greenwood began to look for a new job costing software. Having used a construction-specific job costing software while working for a previous employer, the newly appointed MD recognised that the Sage Job Costing module did not go far enough to fully control the costs and values on their projects if they were to minimise their costs and protect margins.

As the Sage Job Costing module has not been updated since 2002 and is no longer supported by Sage, it became clear that J Greenwood required a modern construction job costing software that would be able to work in conjunction with their Sage 50 Accounts package.

Whilst considering the different construction accounting software available in the market for Sage users, J Greenwood reached out to Eque2 for more information regarding our market-leading job costing software in the UK construction industry, Construct for Sage. After a free online consultation to ensure we fully understood J Greenwood’s requirements, the MD was shown how Construct for Sage would enable them to manage their retentions, CIS, sales applications, payment certifications, cumulative billing and job costing on their projects all in one place. J Greenwood greatly saw the benefits of using Construct for Sage as it would allow them to control plant, subcontractors, and material costs at a far greater level of detail than was previously possible on Sage Job Costing.

Eque2 look forward to working with and supporting J Greenwood 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 [email protected].