Subcontractors, General Contractors, and Builders

The way that a subcontractor might use an accounting software is likely to be significantly different than the way that a home builder would. A general contractor might be interested in completely different features than either of those groups.

Because of the diversity of this group, we wanted to take the time to address what each might be interested in as they make use of a Sage construction accounting software.


For subcontractors, Sage is a great solution because it does more than the average accounting software ever could. Unlike many of the other solutions out there, subcontractors have the ability to dispatch service team members right from the software.

At the same time, Sage is capable of managing everything you’d expect from one of the most robust software options out there. Sage allows your team to utilize multiple different types of billing as well as well as quotes and budgets for the work you’re costing.

If you’re in need of a construction-oriented accounting software that can also take on project management, scheduling, service dispatch, and more, consider Sage.

For subcontractors, we generally recommend considering Sage 100 Contractor.

General Contractors

In our experience, we’ve come across many general contractors who are interested in keeping their work moving quickly – on schedule and on budget. Sage 100 Contractor is designed to eliminate any of the guesswork that might exist on a typical job so that you can get projects done the right way.

Sage 100 Contractor allows you to create accurate estimates, but it also does so much more than that. From an estimate, you can export budgets, subcontracts, purchase orders, proposals, and more. When you use Sage, you don’t have to worry about data entry errors that used to cost you big. Instead, you can rest assured that a streamlined solution is keeping track of it all.

The reason we recommend Sage 100 Contractor for general contractors is all in the name. This software was built for contractors and its features are designed for this specific group of people and companies. To learn more about Sage 100 Contractor, feel free to check out the rest of the articles we’ve written about in our guide to choosing construction accounting software.


Where contractors can typically make better use of Sage 100 Contractor, we usually recommend that builders consider both Sage 100 C and Sage 300 CRE. In many cases, it’s the size of the firm that indicates which solution could be a better fit. The difference between the two is that Sage 300 CRE is built for lots of volume and transactions, it can handle various inter-company invoicing efforts with ease.

That said, both Sage 100 C and Sage 300 CRE are designed as all-in-one solutions to your construction accounting needs. They’re both capable of invoicing, job costing, and anything else you’d expect from a construction-oriented accounting software.

That said, they go a step beyond by offering you the ability to dispatch service, schedule your team, read customizable reports, and much more. For a software that goes beyond industry norms, consider either Sage 100 C or Sage 300 CRE. We expect that your firm would be increasing efficiency and improving profitability sooner than you’d ever dream.


If you’re still debating which construction accounting software to choose (or which Sage product to try) then we’d encourage you to click one of these buttons below to read on in our guide to choosing construction accounting software. Otherwise, our team is available to answer any questions that you may have, no matter where you are in the selection process.