After the recent announcement that support for Sage Job Costing will be discontinued in September 2021, avid users are seeking a solution to replace it.
As Sage’s strategic partner in the construction industry, Eque2 is the market leader in the construction software industry across the UK and Ireland.
Find out below why hundreds of contractors are moving across from Sage Job Costing to our construction-specific job costing software.
Energy And System Technical Limited
EAST (Energy And System Technical Limited) provide electrical services throughout the United Kingdom. Based in Norfolk, EAST have an extensive portfolio; Specialising in Private Networks, Onshore and Offshore Wind Farms and Renewables, the company has developed and grown exponentially since its founding in 2009.
Before engaging with Eque2, EAST was using Sage Job Costing. However, due to limited functionality, they did not have access to live reporting capabilities, purchase ordering, or the ability to see what has been ordered but not invoiced.
Following the announcement of support being discontinued for Sage Job Costing, the business went out to market to seek an alternative solution to manage their construction-specific accounting processes.
After discovering Eque2’s Construct for Sage Accounts, the company decided to proceed with a demonstration of the solution. Throughout the demo, they saw how Eque2’s Construct for Sage Accounts integrated seamlessly with their current Sage Accounts solution and offered far more functionality than their existing Job Costing software, allowing them to handle applications and retentions to a granular level, alongside live reporting and purchase ordering.
Now, EAST will have the ability to generate performance against budget reports, produce applications and monitor retentions which will increase efficiency across their business.
CD Engineering Services Ltd
CD Engineering Services are electrical building and services contractors located just outside of Middlesbrough. CDE provide a wide variety of services and provide their expertise in the commercial, industrial, healthcare, educational and residential sectors.
Prior to discovering Eque2, CDE was using Sage Job Costing alongside Sage Accounts. However, they found themselves over-relying on their accounts team to produce detailed reports and handle a cumbersome amount of work alongside the solutions due to limited functionality.
The business required a solution that would provide better insight and control across their projects that would also reduce the amount of manual work required outside the software through various spreadsheets.
After getting in contact with the Eque2 team, a demo was soon arranged. CDE saw the power, accuracy and efficiency Eque2’s Construct for Sage offered. They saw the huge increase of visibility the solution provided, including better control over variations to track profits or losses and detailed live reporting across their projects.
CD Engineering Services were quickly impressed by Construct for Sage Accounts and have chosen to adopted the solution within their business.
CDE will now be able to:
- Automate the purchase invoice process with advanced functionality which will allow them to manage the full process from raising an initial purchase order through to the final reconciliation against an invoice.
- Review approvals for new or amended documents such as Purchase Invoices, Timesheets and Purchase Orders.
- Produce advanced live reporting in seconds to track the performance of their projects.
- User-defined and fully editable budget templates with cost codes.
- The ability to track jobs based on real-time progress.
With the discontinue date fast approaching, contractors are making the decision daily to switch to Eque2’s Construct for Sage.
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