A construction management software, formerly Corecon, designed for contractors, developers, and construction firms of all sizes.
Corecon was acquired by Sage in May of 2023 and Sage has rebranded the product to Sage Construction Management. Sage plans to keep the software technology agnostic allowing it to integrate with existing accounting software as well as Sage Intacct Construction, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate, and Sage 100 Contractor.
Sage Construction Management, is a web-based software suite designed for efficient project management, spanning from preconstruction to project closeout. It leverages modern web technology to enhance productivity and profitability, offering professionals in architecture, engineering, contracting, and real estate convenient access to crucial project data. The software encompasses modules for business development, estimating, project management, job cost control, scheduling, and collaboration.
Sage Construction Management enables construction project teams to collaborate remotely. It connects businesses with customers, partners, and employees, facilitating access to project documents, contracts, and budgets through a web browser or mobile devices including Palm, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, or Apple iPhone.
Sage Construction Management integrates collaboration across its estimating and project management modules, allowing external team members to engage with various project aspects, such as bid requests, change proposals, and other key documents.
Sage Construction Management offers comprehensive tools for project correspondence and documentation, accessible both on-site and remotely. Features include Daily Logs, Journals, Issues, Meeting Minutes, RFIs, Submittals, Punch Lists, and Work Orders. The TeamLink Portal allows external team members to respond directly to correspondence, providing real-time updates and reducing the need for emails or calls. Additional features like the Document Calendar and Alerts help track urgent materials and remind staff of pending tasks.
The software’s estimating capabilities handle complex bids and maintain consistency using industry-standard or custom databases. It supports Work Breakdown Structures for organizing estimates and allows detailed markup applications. Multiple users can collaborate on the same estimate, and a large network of subs and suppliers can contribute pricing via the TeamLink Portal. Bid analysis tools facilitate competitive proposal creation.
For firms needing advanced job costing and project financial management, Sage Construction Management offers robust features including contract administration, procurement, time tracking, and executive dashboards. It provides detailed reports and analytics for project monitoring and integrates seamlessly with accounting software like QuickBooks or SAP Business One. It can also come with accounting functionality if you want to replace your current accounting software with an all-in-one system.
Sage Construction Management addresses scheduling challenges by enabling distributed teams to manage project tasks from any location. It supports multiple schedules per project, task assignments to resources, and email notifications. The software is compatible with Microsoft Excel or Project for schedule importation.
When we demod Corecon it seemed like a pretty good fit but it was a bit too much learning for our team. They also were not standard for our specifc industry (roofing) so we ended up looking at other options.
Streamlined system that works well with QuickBooks
Was too much of a learning curve
Very Intuitive, well thought out product, has been a game changer for us. Cloud based so start up costs are low and most importantly I don’t need to buy any hardware. Very affordable and there is a great mobile app too.
There is a customer/subcontractor portal that makes communication and statuses a snap
Eventhough integration with Quickbooks and Quickbooks online is good, I wish Corecon had it’s own self contained accounting package.