Since there is so much being published nowadays comparing cloud vs. on-premise for contractor software, I thought I would revisit some of the topics for clarification purposes. Here are some significant comparison points that many people miss due to misinformation by some vendors.
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The customer may say a few mildly negative things such as they don’t like the purchase order or the way some job cost accounting reports are formatted. But they are not going to slam the product. The reasons are simple. Customers have already agreed to be a reference and they don’t want to get in trouble with the vendor. Aside from this there are many reasons why customer testimonials maybe worthless or even misleading.
Sage 100 Contractor, formerly called Master Builder, has been busy upgrading its product. At one time it was only recommendable for custom home builders but it has gone way past that now as a solid contractor solution for specialty contractors and GCs.
You cannot expect a gift from heaven to create the right contractor software work environment: as the owner/user you should have a long term vision of what will be needed and spend adequate time planning implementation.
Unfortunately, many contractors do not achieve some of the key benefits from new construction accounting software due to staff reluctance to give up the spreadsheets they have always relied on for various reporting and job tracking data. This is a tendency that contractors need to outgrow.