Are you struggling to manage your contacts, track leads, create estimates, and collect vendor bids?  Join us for a webinar to learn how Sage Construction Management can help you streamline your operations and maximize the efficiency of your company.  This new solution was built to handle pre-construction, project management, and finances for construction companies large and small.

With Sage Construction Management, you can:

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn more about how you can improve job profitability with real-time data from the field or office.


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Labor costs typically account for a significant portion of a construction project’s budget, and any cost overruns in this area can quickly derail the project’s financial viability.

Talk about scary.

An important part of effective construction cost management is having clear (digital) documentation of your workers’ time, location, and cost coding. Without this, it’s difficult to ensure accuracy and predict the costs of future projects.

Join our partners Arcoro and ExakTime on Oct. 31 to learn how to effectively capture and leverage time tracking data to drive better cost management.

During our Halloween webinar, you’ll hear real contractor stories and learn more about:

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Experience the seamless integration of Asite and Acumatica, empowering you with complete command over your project data, documents, and workflows. Achieve unparalleled transparency as you gain real-time visibility into every aspect of your construction projects, including progress tracking and identifying potential challenges.

Reduce project chaos with improved collaboration among your project teams, paving the way for enhanced construction project management. Join us to see this revolutionary approach to construction project management through the integration of Asite and Acumatica’s Construction Edition.

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We are pleased to announce our first Sage Intacct User Forum. Now that you are using Sage Intacct Construction, we want you to stay up-to-date on its features and functions.

This first User Forum session will highlight what’s new in the 2023 R3 release. There are some exciting features in store for you that focus on ease of use, extended functionality, and control. We will discuss the latest features and upgrades now available.

Join us for this webinar to be sure to get the most out of your Sage Intacct software.

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This webinar demonstrates how migrating to Sage Intacct Construction can improve your business performance. We will walk you through some of the key differentiators between the legacy Sage Construction systems and the next-generation cloud-based system – Sage Intacct for Construction.

During this session, attendees will not only see how moving to the cloud can save you money by eliminating the on-premise costs but also time with powerful reporting tools and dashboards.

With Sage Intacct Construction, you get:

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During this session we will review 5 ways that Sage Intacct Construction can save you not only time, but money. Attendees will learn how to create personalized dashboards with drill down capability, run consolidation reports and more, all while being on a true cloud-based platform.

With Sage Intacct Construction, you get:

If you’re considering making the move to a next-generation solution, we invite you to join us for this informative session.

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Retain the people you need to drive financial and project success when you combine Arcoro and Sage

With material and bid prices decreasing and infrastructure spending accelerating, the construction outlook for 2023 remains positive.  Companies that are nimble, tech savvy and strategically focused are continuing to implement productivity increasing software to find better profitability and operational scale to account for persistent workforce shortage.

With open construction jobs surpassing 2019 levels, contractors are doing what they can to combat workforce issues and grow engagement with HR technology. Better learning, training and performance management tools lead to higher retention and easier compliance.

Join Sage and our partner Arcoro to learn how integrating your accounting software with HR technology can help you retain the people you need to drive financial and project success.

During this Lunch N’ Learn you’ll learn more about:

Stay for the whole session and lunch is on us!

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Why is real-time data so important in today’s construction industry?

In today’s fast-paced construction industry, a modern financial management system will almost always mean cloud-based financials. It’s tempting to put off change, to stay with the systems that your teams are comfortable with using. However, that approach may come with some risk. As systems become outdated, they require investment – time, money and skill – to maintain. Internal teams may not be connected and working with real-time information, management is unable to make decisions with accurate data.

To stay competitive, construction and real estate companies’ technology strategies are evolving. The real-time data trend has been studied by industry leaders, which is telling for the future. Forward-thinking businesses are architecting a modern technology strategy that includes cloud accounting financials. A recent Deloitte study discusses both these technology strategies and other construction industry trends to keep on your radar.

Here are my top three signs it’s time to move to cloud-based financials: 

  1. Frequent revisions and changes to budget and timelines are the norm now. You aren’t meeting your customer’s expectations if it takes too long to respond to a requested change. When the act of data retrieval is laborious, you often can’t trust the numbers in front of you.
  2. A disconnect within the solutions your company uses creates time-consuming and error-prone overlaps in efforts. Many contractors use separate systems for payroll, project management and financials. If anyone is reentering data into one system that was already entered elsewhere, you’re falling for the adage that time is money, and it’s not on your side.
  3. It’s easy to miss warning signs that a project is in trouble when you don’t have current and accurate data. Project managers should have a comprehensive and constant view of the health of their projects, but they also need the ability to report back to investors and the accounting team from the field.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of real-time data access that you’ll find in cloud-based financials. One single source of truth gives people in the office and field the ability to view job costing, tools and equipment allocations and overall project status updates. Quick and easy reporting makes it much less likely that you’d miss warning signs that a project is losing money or going to take longer than projected.

Contractors who adopt a cloud-based platform that meets all their needs report that they immediately see improvements in workflows and communication. These forward-thinking business leaders have recognized the risk of delaying change and the advantages that a cloud financial system brings to their business.

Aktion Associates has teams of experts who understand the construction industry’s unique demands. We are ready to review your business needs and determine which cloud platform will fit you best. One popular and powerful choice among our customers is Sage Intacct Construction. Because Sage Intacct was born in the cloud, the accessibility and scalability are unrivaled in the construction industry.

Contact us today to begin your journey towards cloud-based financials, real-time data and position your company for growth.


The use of data can help secure the best construction project results. Construction is a complex process. Managing each project well requires access to large amounts of information. Smart leaders know exactly what kinds of data they need so they can see what is working and what is not. They know how to capture that data and analyze it, in pieces and as an integrated whole. They share that data with the appropriate decision-makers across the business. Armed with that knowledge, those decision-makers can take action to fix problems and get each project back on the path to optimal profitability.

Even as many contractors embrace the power of data, others remain stuck in the past. For example, these firms use manual, paper-based activities to track project governance and risk controls. This approach does not provide analysis and reporting in real-time. Each project may only be reviewed retrospectively, or after the fact.

The three greatest barriers to profitability in construction are financial difficulties, insufficient labor productivity, and improper planning. All three of these issues can be effectively addressed when firms implement and leverage analytics technology. Firms that invest in this technology can stay on top of each project in real-time, enabling leaders to react, course-correct, achieve utmost profitability and produce the best construction project results possible.

Here are a few of the benefits you can reap when you learn to create, store and integrate data:

Want to learn more about how to gain more insight into your operations and deliver your best financial results? An investment in the right technology is the first step. Sage Intacct Construction software is a flexible financial management solution that adapts to your workflows and reporting requirements. It gives you real-time visibility with built-in and adaptable dashboards, reports, graphs, and charts. Multidimensional reporting and dashboards provide faster and deeper insights into accounts, helping your teams work faster and smarter.

You’re welcome to complete Aktion’s Contact Us form to have an industry expert reach out to learn more about the right technology for your construction business.

Tracking the productivity of construction labor takes effort, but when it’s done right, the payoff for contractors is significant. Below you’ll learn more about  how contractors gather and act on performance data to reap meaningful gains in profitability.

For many contractors, labor is the biggest cost. That is why so many construction owners devote the time and resources to measure the productivity of every type of labor that goes into a job.

How to Measure Labor Costs:

This will enable you to calculate team performance on each task. Having this data will help you in real time (on each current project), and in the future when you bid for and take on new jobs.

The Importance of Job Costing Visibility

On each project, job costing provides visibility into how labor productivity measures up to the estimated budget, and helps you identify areas that need attention. Here’s another real-time bonus to productivity tracking: when an unforeseen event occurs, such as a pandemic or disruptive weather, you have the data you need to make your case for a change order.

Once you have a storehouse of reliable productivity data, that data becomes an asset for every future project you bid on. Your data will inform every facet of your business. It will give you a benchmark for estimating, budgeting, and scheduling, as well as for performance-based bonus programs. Each step in the process relies on the prior one: estimating informs your budgeting, scheduling, and then labor on the job. Your data can make your bids more competitive – and insulate your profits.

In Summary

An investment in the right construction technology is step one in mastering how to track your labor productivity. If you have just recently started looking at your software options, Sage Intacct Construction software is a flexible financial management solution that adapts to your workflows and reporting requirements. This next-gen cloud platform gives you real-time visibility with built-in and adaptable dashboards, reports, graphs, and charts. Multidimensional reporting and dashboards provide faster and deeper insights into accounts, helping to save hours per month.

You can learn more about how to avoid unexpected cash flow issues by governing your spending against a budget here. Interested in learning more about using data to maximize your profitability, job after job? Take the first step by talking with Aktion Associates to find the best technology solution for your unique needs.