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Tired of battling manual spreadsheets? See why these contractors selected Construct for Sage job costing software

May 13, 2019

In this article, we take a look at some of the reasons why a few of our new customers decided to implement Eque2’s construction job costing software for Sage Accounts. Read below to discover why more and more contractors throughout the UK and Ireland are moving to modern software to help support growth, protect margins and streamline processes which are otherwise managed in manual spreadsheets and multiple systems.

Read below to learn how our solutions could help you and your business save time, limit duplication and ensure both your commercial and accounts team work in sync. Discover how you can also gain business insight from accurate real-time reports that are construction-specific.


Beattie Passive Build System Limited

Beattie used Sage 50 Accounts for its accounting needs alongside manual spreadsheets for all its job costing requirements. The businesses main issues stemmed from manual and lengthy reporting, difficulty tracking retentions and manually handling CIS. With the business wanting to centralise its job costing and accounting processes into one system to limit duplication and staff time reconciling data, Beattie called in Eque2. After viewing a demo of Construct for Sage, Beattie quickly recognised how Construct could help the business save time, protect margins, and limit duplication. Beattie will now begin to use Construct to manage subcontractor compliance and CIS, and to track plant, retentions and variations in one fully integrated system through to final accounts.

Camilleri Construction

Prior to implementing Construct, Camilleri Construction used Xero for the businesses accounting needs alongside manual spreadsheets, which it was forced to use as there was no ability to extract any type of job costing information in Xero. In addition to this, the business also could not extract construction-specific reports, such as work in progress reports. Camilleri also struggled to manage plant hire and subcontractors, and also retentions and applications, which were all completed outside of the system. Selecting to move their accounts processes back to the familiar Sage Accounts, Camilleri decided to implement Construct to provide one seamless integrated solution. The business aims to use the new system to limit duplication, manage and track its subcontractors, and gather accurate reporting insights at the click of a button, allowing the business to gain a clearer picture of where the business stands and where it is performing on its projects.

Composite Profiles UK Limited

Composite Profiles used Sage 50 Accounts for their accounting processes, alongside manual spreadsheets for the business job costing needs. The businesses main challenges stemmed from not being able to job cost to the particular level of detail the business required, not having the ability to part pay subcontractors, and slow inaccurate reporting. After receiving a demo of Construct, Composite Profiles made the decision to implement the solution. The business now looks forward to being able to part pay subcontractors, which eradicates a big headache the business had. Composite also look forward to using and benefiting from the built-in instant reports, managing and tracking variations, and the ability to 3-way match invoices against budgets and actuals.

Eque2 look forward to working with and supporting all our new customers 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.

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