Using the Full Power of Your Contractor Software

Investing in the right contractor software is a big decision for any company, and many choose to do so because of the key features these packages have to offer. From accounting to analytics, project management and more, there are a wide range of tools in software like Sage that you can use to your advantage.

It all comes down to knowing how to use and employ them. Some of the powerful features that contractor software brings to your business include:

Accounting and Financial Planning

Whether you have a solid background in construction accounting basics or are entirely lost when it comes to the numbers, Sage’s accounting capabilities are there to help keep your books in order. From accounts payable to accounts receivable, payroll management, and general ledgers, every bit of financial strategy and management you need is wrapped up into a single package.

Accounting software can help you avoid accounting errors that construction companies make, taking a load off your mind and allowing you to focus on winning new projects for your business.

Estimating Tools

Using the estimating capabilities of the right piece of software, you can increase your revenue stream through simple organization.

Sage software packages make it easy to create databases that are industry specific, rich in data and streamlined so that every figure is easily accessed by the users. These capabilities will allow your team to compile data on your current and future projects in order to generate budgets, new contracts and schedule tasks.

Proper estimation tactics can help you to avoid costly errors that prevent your company from taking on new contracts.

Project Management Solutions

The benefits of project management are well known, and using the right piece of software can help you to expedite work on your current projects by outlining timetables, assigning crew members and machinery and drafting deadlines.

Using Sage, you can easily take control of and organize current and future projects. You can also set schedules that keeps teams on track and include automatic billing to finish jobs sooner (which reduces labor costs and potential overages).

Superior Reporting and Analysis

When the data recorded by your contractor software is properly leveraged, it can become the most powerful tool you have at your disposal. Having accurate financial reporting on current and past jobs can help you with future estimates and budgets. It can also allow you to identify variations in your industry. Learning these trends can help your team make adjustments in the future that can boost sales and increase savings.

Get the Right Software

At Techware, we are committed to providing you with a software solution that is tailored to your needs as a company. Along with the packages that we sell, we also offer training and support for those who are new to the world of contractor software. To find a solution that is right for you, contact us today.

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Testimonials

“We originally approached Techware due to their knowledge with the Sage 100 product we currently use. They provided outstanding support and training as needed. Techware assisted me many times by listening to our needs and coming up with product solutions we weren’t using at the time and also informed me of products we currently had, yet weren’t utilizing. Another thing I like is the offsite seminars they offer which allow me to meet other users in the area, and also learn of the new products that are currently offered. Working with the staff at Techware has been beneficial for our organization. I would recommend Techware because they are reliable and can help other companies become more efficient with software needs.”

-Paige Brosseth, Operations Accountant, Loeffler Construction & Consulting

“We interviewed several different IT companies, we selected Techware because of their expertise in Timberline and because of their trainers, who came highly recommended. I worked side by side with the trainer in the installation and training of our new software, I have not regretted my decision once. I highly recommend spending the time and money on trainers, it will make your life easier in the long run.”

“I highly recommend Techware for your IT needs, they have been responsive to our companies needs, in fact, we had a recent meeting with several of our partners, and Steve Pierce (owner) not only was present, but he included his entire team, the meeting was a success!
Thank you Techware!”

-Debra Hansen, Vice President, Greiner Construction

“When we first got Timberline I worked with Lila.  Lila is patient and knows Crystal Reports extremely well.  What I love about Lila is her willingness to teach me as she worked on the form because I want and need to learn Crystal Reports so that I could at least adjust the less complicated forms as necessary.  As Lila became more and more busy I was introduced to her new assistant Dan.  I was a little hesitant at first because Lila and I had such a good working relationship.  However, Dan has well proven he can handle quite complicated projects.  What he doesn’t know he will research and figure it out.  Dan and I have worked on equally complicated forms as I did with Lila, and Dan has completed everything we have asked of him.  As far as communication goes, I can most always get a hold of them in one call.  If not, they call or e-mail me back promptly.  I love working with them both.  The forms that they have made/adjusted for us are used each and every day and we are very thankful to have them.”

-Carol Brinkman – MB Companies, LLC

“I think that the easiest thing I have ever done is work with Lila Brown and could go on and on.  I would like to take a minute and share with you my experience.  Lila was so knowledgeable that writing our custom reports was a fast, simple and a pleasurable experience.  I will be honest with you; I was not looking forward to the down time that writing a custom report might entail.  To my surprise the process was painless.  Lila’s skills are such an asset to the procedure.  The reports were produced to my satisfaction including multiple changes after the fact, which were smooth and immediate.  I will highly recommend Lila Brown’s aptitude, professionalism, knowledge and ability; it was a great learning venture.”

-Cheryle L. Berg – Marathon

“I have no problem referring Lila as she was great and I really enjoyed working with her.  She is very friendly and easy to communicate with so it was easy to relay to her exactly what I wanted in my reports and that is what I got!  I would recommend her to anyone!”

-Monica Hlavac – Lovegreen

“Mr. Jim Hoeppner demonstrated his personal and professional qualities to be above reproach during our purchase, training and implementation of the Timberline Estimating Software package.  Mr. Hoeppner provided us with the detailed presentations, proposals and the support we were looking for during our initial product review. We purchased the software package in the fall of 2007. One of the options we wanted with the agreement was that he would provide on-site training to implement the software with our Civil, Mechanical and Electrical estimating departments. Mr. Hoeppner’s understanding of the Timberline Estimating Software product line was obvious during our on-site training. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and patient with our various disciplines and network implementation. Mr. Hoeppner worked around our schedule and was always available for a quick response if we had any issues when he was not on-site. He led our product implementation and was the force we needed to push us to use and understand the abilities of the software.  We currently (and have for some time now) used Timberline Estimating daily on all of our bid packages.  If you are looking for the support behind a product, you will not be disappointed if you get a chance to work with Mr. Hoeppner. His attitude was always upbeat and his rapport with our estimating team was excellent.  I would highly recommend Mr. Hoeppner, if you are considering implementing an estimating software package or looking for additional training.”

-Bruce Langseth – Fagen, Inc.

“Jim Hoeppner is the greatest!  As you know he has worked with us for several years helping us to learn the Timberline systems.  Not only does he know all about the Timberline systems but he seems to really understand our business as well and has taught us the way to use this software best for our organization.  We are very pleased with his style and availability when we have a problem.  Needless to say we highly recommend him to your future customers.”

-John Boyer – Boyer Building Corporation

“Steve, I have really enjoyed working with Kathy and she has done a tremendous job tackling, troubleshooting and being assertive getting solutions for me.  She really knows her stuff and always seems to “go the extra” and not afraid to avenue issues we haven’t done yet!!  Thank you for her!  I just think sometimes you have to know about it.”

-Charlee Anderson – MG McGrath

“Kathy knows the Timberline Accounting Software inside and out!  She is so knowledgeable in accounting and bookkeeping.  Our business is a small family owned and operated business.  I have complete trust in Kathy that all of our business matters are confidential and know that she is always looking out for the best interest for us and our business.  She has helped me so much in the past ten years.  I tell her every time she assists me, that she can never ever retire.  I would be lost without her!  I cannot say enough nice things about Kathy and how valuable her help and knowledge has been to me and our business.  I am so thankful she was sent my way.”

-Erin and Jason Kusske – Kusske Construction Company

Your team players are 100% rock stars!!! You and your team have been great to me for the past decade and it doesn’t go unnoticed. I appreciate Techware as a SERVICE provider because you guys are just so great. If you EVER need a recommendation on Techware, please put me at the top of your list.

-Robert M. Scott Vice President of Finance THOR Construction Inc. USA

We have worked very hard over the last year to develop and implement our Sage 300 (PE) Estimating system. Techware consultant Jim Hoeppner was instrumental in assisting us develop our database, assemblies and estimating system. We are now moving ahead at full speed using the entire system, including the Buyout on all new products. We look forward to our continued good relationship with Techware.

-Michael R. Roebuck Vice President Ron Clark Design & Construction Edina, MN

In our competitive industry, all the help you get to stay on top of the process and progress of a project can become life and death to a contractor. Sage 300 Construction Software and Real Estate Software is a great tool that has all the key elements that any construction company needs to be productive, efficient, and cost effective in the complete process from the notification stage to the final job stages.

Techware – what a great group of service providers; they are just a phone call away and always willing to help and find an answer to the important questions.

-Robin Peterson Business Systems Manager United Properties LLC Bloomington, MN