Your success depends on your ability to efficiently manage your operations, projects, and resources. Paper processes and outdated systems simply won’t cut it. Sage Field Operations for Sage Intacct Construction will help you complete projects on time and within budget.

By implementing this technology, you can maintain consistency in your business operations and ensure that your labor is productive and profitable.

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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:

•  Easily manage your leads and estimates from anywhere.

•  Save time by handling the entire bid process all in one place.

•  Improve profitability with project management and collaboration tools.

•  Get robust functionality at an affordable price.

•  Seamlessly integrate with existing tools.

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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Are you struggling to manage your projects, track bids, and log communications? 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: 
• Easily manage your leads and estimates from anywhere.
• Save time by handling the entire bid process all in one place.
• Improve profitability with project management and collaboration tools.
• Get robust functionality at an affordable price.
• Seamlessly integrate with existing tools.

Whether you’re a small contractor or a large construction firm, Sage Construction Management can help you achieve greater success. 

Don’t miss out! Register for the webinar today and take the first step towards a more efficient and profitable business. 

 

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Understanding the ins and outs of tax compliance can be tricky for even the savviest business. Knowing where you need to collect tax, collecting the correct amount, and properly documenting exempt sales are all key stages in the compliance process. If done manually, some steps often get overlooked or handled incorrectly – which can lead to serious penalties and fees.

Join us for the upcoming half-hour webinar where we’ll discuss the five steps you can take to avoid an audit.

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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.

 

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.

Welcome to Aktion! With the acquisition of United Solutions by Aktion Associates, we all want to assure you as previous USI customers that all of your Sage software sales and support needs will continue to be met. Aktion has been a Sage partner for over 30 years and has over 45 application consultants and engineers.

Please join us for a live webinar to introduce Aktion as your Sage partner and to discuss the additional resources and opportunities available to you with this acquisition. We also look forward to introducing some of the current Aktion leadership team to you.

More about us: Aktion Associates is a national ERP software reseller and IT infrastructure provider focused on the Architectural Engineering & Construction, Distribution and Manufacturing industries. Since 1979, more than 6,500 customers have chosen Aktion as their technology advisor. With a workforce of more than 200 professionals in application consulting, network and software engineering, these teams utilize proprietary lean implementation processes to help customers realize the value of their IT investment.

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Increase your business productivity and expedite cash collection from customers by optimizing your field operations. Our upcoming webinar will provide you with insights on how to improve your productivity and grow your business when you integrate Sage Field Operations (SFO) with your Sage 300 CRE software.

By implementing this technology, you can maintain consistency in your business operations and ensure that your labor is productive and profitable.

What you will learn:

Don’t miss this opportunity to drive business growth with effective field operations when combining SFO with Sage 300 CRE.

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Increase your business productivity and expedite cash collection from customers by optimizing your field operations. You can achieve this by integrating Sage Field Operations (SFO) with your Sage 100 Contractor software. Our upcoming webinar will provide you with insights on how to improve your productivity and grow your business.

By implementing technology, you can maintain consistency in your business operations and ensure that your labor is productive and profitable.

What you will learn:

Don’t miss this opportunity to drive business growth with effective field operations when combining SFO with Sage 100 Contractor.

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A simple yet powerful Project Cost Management platform, WorkMax helps businesses reach their full potential. Attend a webinar to learn how WorkMax modules allow you to track your mobile resources and manage project costs accurately.

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