Mobile Field Service for Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate

Sage Service Operations (SSO) is a web-based service management solution for Sage Construction software. Your field technicians access the information they need and push data to your back office Sage Construction accounting system.

With Sage Service Operations you...

  • Put timely and relevant information in front of your techs in the field.
  • Complete work orders on the first visit.
  • Get rid of expensive and time-consuming data entry.
  • Quote directly from the field so a call to the office isn't needed every time...even collect credit card payment if needed.
  • Can get a self service portal for your customers to view current and past work orders on demand.
  • Get integration with Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate or Sage 100 Contractor.

The video below is specific to the functionality with Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate.

Contact Alliance Solutions Group to learn more at 888-559-9540.

Recorded May, 2018

Cloud-based Project Management and Bid Management Integration

Sage Construction Project Center and Sage Bid Management Now Integrate with Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate!

Sage is pleased to announce the integration (Phase I) between Sage Bid Management, Sage Construction Project Center and Sage 300 Construction. We are ready to take your orders!

Bid Management now integrates with Sage Construction Project Center and Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate to improve subcontract management, billing, and overall project collaboration.

Once a project is awarded to a subcontractor, estimators can share specific information with Sage Construction Project Center and Sage 300 to keep the job moving. The smooth integration improves collaboration and the overall workflow process.

Sage Construction Project Center Integrates with Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate to improve cost tracking from initial bid through accounts payable (AP) processing.
Customers can use Sage Construction Project Center with Sage 300 and experience seamless integration with Job Cost. They’ll share basic information such as extras, cost codes, and categories as well as project information including estimates, commitments, costs, and revenue.

Contact Alliance Solutions Group to learn more at 888-559-9540.

Announcing Sage Service Operations

The Construction and Real Estate Division recently announced the release of Sage Service Operations. It is a field service solution that integrates with both of Sage's construction ERP systems, Sage 100 Contractor and Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate.

With Sage Service Operations you...

  • Put timely and relevant information in front of your techs in the field.
  • Give customers what they ask for: "yes" to answers and "no" to delays.
  • Complete work orders on the first visit.
  • Get rid of expensive and time-consuming data entry.
  • Turn service calls into predictable cash flow.

Contact Alliance Solutions Group to learn more at 888-559-9540.

Construction Software Forecast - Cloudy

hostingIn construction, clouds can be good and bad. Weather clouds could mean some shade out of the hot sun, or they could mean that bad weather is rolling in potentially causing project delays and overtime.

What I'd like to focus on is the other type of cloud: the technology and software cloud. Many contractors are already utilizing the cloud, but not to the fullest extent. Reasons vary and it's up to each individual business on how much cloud to use.

Construction businesses use the internet and cloud apps just like non-construction businesses for weather, email, file sharing, and maybe even CRM. Construction software developers have been leveraging the cloud to help contractors solve specific issues such as time collection, paperless document approval systems, report sharing, and more. You can even have your software installed on a cloud server and access it from anywhere.

The point is that the cloud is here and it's only going to become more prevalent. No umbrella required.

To learn more about construction software and the cloud, please contact Alliance Solutions Group.

BuilderMT is excited to announce that WMS Version is now available for customers to download!

New features contained in this release include:

Added the ability to select Branch Suppliers in Scheduling and send scheduling notifications to the scheduling contacts listed for the Branch.

Trade Supplier Assignment
The ability to copy Trade Suppliers from one Area to another has been added to the Trade Supplier Assignment screen. The Trade Supplier assignments will be copied provided the Supplier exists in the accounting database that is assigned to the Division of the destination Area.

In the Purchasing Activities screen, when assigning a scheduling activity linked to a purchasing activity, now only scheduling activities that belong to the current division or the company default division appear in the drop-down list. The scheduling activities for all divisions were included in this list previously. Any Scheduling Activities currently assigned to Purchasing activities in other divisions won't be impacted by this change, but they won't be available to be selected any longer.

Bid Management: When exporting Bids to Excel or CSV format, the Bid Request now always exports items in Phase Code/Item sequence, regardless of the current sort of the columns in the Bid Request screen.

Superintendent Portal
Added the ability to post a scheduling activity note to the supplier. Builder now has a choice of adding an Internal Note and/or Note to Supplier via the Schedule-Job tab's Activity hyperlink. The Schedule-Job grid indicates whether the activity has a Note to Supplier or not, and the Note to Supplier also appears in the Schedule-Supplier grid.

Trade Portal
Added "Note" column to schedule grids in Schedule View and Schedule by Job tabs. This is a scheduling activity note from the builder to the supplier.

VPO Standard Process
Added new input options to the "Select Division and Area" sections. This allows the user to enter/select a specific job address as an alternative to selecting the Division and Area.

Added "Allow Remember Me" option to project properties, configurable during product installation. If this is disabled, it will automatically remove any existing cookies when the user next logs in. The Remember Me checkbox on the login form is shown or hidden based on this property (True/False).

The "Use Individual Thresholds" property can be configured so that the requestor's approval limit can be enabled/disabled (True/False) during product installation. When enabled, the system will go through a two-step verification-firstthe requestor's threshold and then the global threshold.

Sage CRE 300 Integration
Sage 300 CRE version 13.1 Rev 4 Update 4 compatibility

Purchasing - PO Pending Approval Report with prompt (BMT). This report is the same as the PO Pending Approval report which runs as a workflow report in Approve POs for Payment. However this report can be run from the Reports menu and prompts to print by either Supplier or Job.

Sales Pricing
Models and Options by Community: This screen now supports the 'Global' scope on Models which have been flagged in Manage Master Models and Options. These 'Global' Models no longer display in the Manage Community Models and Options Screen, allowing the screen to load much faster, especially when multiple 'Global' Models are used.

Models and Options by Community: Improved the performance of selecting an assembly in Assembly Takeoff when there are Models assigned to Communities in the Models and Options By Community screen.

And Much More... For additional information on added functionality and enhancements, please read the release notes.

Release notes click here

Alliance Solutions Group is an authorized BuilderMT partner.

Release of Time Entry Module in Sage Construction Anywhere

Available now, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (Timberline) users can take advantage of Sage Construction Anywhere. It is a cloud-based solution that connects everyone in your organization (field and office) to the construction data they need.

There are currently 3 functions (more are planned) of Sage Construction Anywhere: Reports, Project Files, and Time.  “Reports” allows users to request reports from your back office data using web enabled devices (PC, tablet, smart phone) and have them available on the cloud. “Project Files” provides an online location to share project files, images, documents in one location so they can be shared with everyone who should be involved.

The recently released “Time” functionality enables field staff, payroll clerks, and management to enter/approve time remotely for themselves and/or others. The summer release has some great enhancements in Time Entry that will expand the functionality that will meet and exceed the needs of Sage 300 and Sage 100 construction software users.

Sage Construction Anywhere is scheduled to be released this summer for Sage 100 Contractor (Master Builder).