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Sage 300 CRE vs Sage Intacct Construction

Sage 300 CRE and Sage Intacct Construction Comparison Chart

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (CRE) and Sage Intacct Construction are two robust software solutions designed to meet the financial and operational management needs of construction companies. In this comprehensive comparison, we’ll delve into their unique technology, features, functionalities, and benefits to help you select the solution that best matches the unique needs and growth goals of your construction business.

Basic Facts

Sage 300 CRE

Sage Intacct Construction


  • On-premises solution
  • Installed on local servers
  • Requires in-house IT maintenance and physical security measures
  • Cloud-based solution

  • Hosted on Sage remote servers with SOC1 and SOC2 compliance

  • Sage-managed IT maintenance and security measures

Data Access

  • Data access limited to physical location(s)

  • Limited remote collaboration

  • Local backup solutions required

  • Real-time data access at anytime and anywhere with an internet connection

  • Facilitates remote collaboration

  • Built-in data backup and recovery

System Updates

  • Longer release cycles

  • Requires manual installation of software and hardware upgrades

  • Quarterly releases
  • New updates and features automatically installed

Cost Structure

  • Traditional perpetual license where software can be used until your business outgrows it

  • Annual maintenance and additional modules sold on subscription-basis

  • Subscription-based license where your business pays an annual subscription fee

  • All updates and hosting included in subscription


Sage 300 CRE

Sage Intacct Construction


  • Electronic import of payroll data via integration platform tools
  • Includes a robust standard payroll module
  • Seamless integration with Sage Intacct Payroll by ADP, which can handle complex construction-specific tasks, including union reporting and certified payroll 
  • Integration with industry-leading construction payroll solutions, such as Miter and Penta 
  • Includes a robust standard payroll module


  • Report Writer 

  • Dashboards via Crystal Reports 

  • Inquiries 

  • Excel Integration 

  • Interactive Dashboards 

  • Interactive Custom Report Writer  

  • Open APIs for integration of third-party business intelligence tools  

  • Excel Integration 

Job Cost

  • Vast library of existing reports and queries available, including cost projections
  • Interactive Dashboards and standard reports available
  • Forecasting application coming soon 


  • Basic customizable reports using Financial Report Writer 
  • Office Connector generates financial statements in Excel, utilizing Sage 300 CRE Data 
  • Customizable financial dashboards offer flexibility by using dimensions to focus on various aspects such as business entities, job types, markets, etc.
  • Seamlessly integrated with Excel

Payments Compliance

  • Comprehensive feature for recording subcontractor agreements, managing subcontractor change orders, handling lien waivers, certificates of insurance, and retention
  • Flexible and customizable subcontract agreement workflows with change management
  • Native vendor compliance with Sage Intacct Smart Rules


  • Standard
  • Standard with increased workflow flexibility

AIA Billing

  • Standard
  • Standard with enhanced billing capabilities

& Project Management

  • Seamlessly integrates with Sage Estimating
  • On-premises project management capabilities for RFIs, submittals, and meeting minutes
  • Integration with Sage Construction Management, a comprehensive cloud-based full-cycle pre-construction project management solution, with tools for lead tracking, estimating, drawing management, document control, field management, contract administration, QC & Safety, scheduling, and more 


  • Limited integrations

Choosing The Right Tools for your business

Determining the right software solutions with the features and benefits to meet your organizational needs is Accordant’s goal. We know software, we know construction, and we know how to keep your business ahead of the curve. Contact us for a personalized product demo of Sage 300 CRE and Sage Intacct Construction.

Sage Intacct vs Sage 300 CRE

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