SOURCE: Sage North America

Sage North America

November 29, 2010 09:00 ET

Fatboy Construction Selects Sage Master Builder for Accurate Job Costing Data and Robust Reporting Capabilities

After Being Audited, Construction Company Owner Turned to Sage for Trustworthy Construction-Specific Software Solution

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - November 29, 2010) - Sage North America, a provider of business management software and services to more than three million small and midsized businesses in Canada and the United States, today announced that Fatboy Construction, based in Steilacoom, Washington, has selected Sage Master Builder as its construction software solution. Fatboy Construction converted to Sage Master Builder from a former QuickBooks accounting system.

Sage Master Builder is a construction-specific business management system that makes it easy to track and manage every aspect of a job, such as producing accurate estimates, managing vendors and subcontractors, monitoring cash flow and job costs, and tracking equipment and inventory.

"Due to the non-industry specific software system we were using, Fatboy Construction endured a grueling audit by the State Department of Revenue," said Mike Boyle, owner, Fatboy Construction. "I couldn't get the reports the auditors asked for, and there were no audit trails to validate transactions. I felt like I was hung out to dry."

Once Boyle implemented Sage Master Builder, he had a comprehensive estimating, job costing and accounting solution that could be relied on for accurate estimates analysis of each job's profitability, and tracking change orders. Sage Master Builder's powerful reporting tools helped Fatboy Construction to accurately track its expenses compared to its estimates, and gave Boyle visibility into each facet of his business.

"Even with the downturn in construction, it was an easy decision for me," says Boyle.
"I trust my numbers now and know precisely how each job is doing compared to my estimate. I know how much we have billed and how much remains to be billed. As a result, I can invoice more quickly and improve my cash flow."

Sage's construction and real estate products include Sage Timberline Office, Sage Timberline Enterprise, Sage Master Builder, and Sage Peachtree software that are industry-tailored to help companies optimize financial and operational performance. With over 35 years in the industry and more than 20,000 construction and real estate customers, Sage product lines have been recognized as the most widely used applications for construction estimating, job costing, accounting, payroll, and project management in the mid-market, according to the Construction Financial Management Association's (CFMA) 2010 Information Technology Survey for the Construction Industry.

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About Fatboy Construction
Mike Boyle founded Fatboy Construction, Inc. in 2001. The son of a Tacoma building contractor, he grew up in the construction industry where he developed a passion for fine craftsmanship. Fatboy Construction is the culmination of his dream to do work that he loves and to provide personalized service with the highest quality and integrity. Fatboy Construction is the winner of numerous industry awards, including 2010 Award for Best Residential Kitchen Remodel and 2010 Award for Best Addition by the Master Builders Association of Pierce County.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at

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