Released in September of 2017 Ei Dynamics' Procore Connector for Sage 100 Contractor is the first and original connector between Procore and Sage 100 Contractor.
It also remains the most comprehensive synchronization solution for Procore Construction Management Software and Sage 100 Contractor accounting software.
In November 2018 Procore announced the release of their own proprietary connector for Sage 100 Contractor.
Click Here for a list of frequently asked questions regarding the differences between our connectors and why one may benefit you better than the other.
Most extensive set of integration points compared to any other accounting integration tool built for Procore
Ability to schedule synchronizations to be run automatically at timed intervals
Ability to process synchronizations on demand for immediate/real-time communication between Procore and Sage 100 Contractor
Flexible configuration options to adapt to virtually any Sage 100 Contractor or Procore configuration
Robust mapping features and tools to make the initial mapping and fixing of synced data easy
The Procore Connector is an on premise solution that is typically installed on the same server where Sage 100 Contractor is installed. The Procore Connector is developed on top of the Ei Dynamics BPM platform. Ei Dynamics is a business process management and workflow solution.
A limited licensed copy of Ei Dynamics is included with the Sage Connector.
Sage 100 Contractor version 20.5 or higher
Windows Server 2012 R2 or higher
Minimum of 16GB of RAM on the server
Minimum of 2 processors
SQL Server 2008 or higher (the Sage Connector requires its own SQL Database)
IIS7 or greater
Ei Dynamics' Connector vs Procore's Connector FAQ's
Why did Procore build their own connector and not partner with you?
The short answer is we've never really been given a straight answer to date. In 2016 Procore approached us and asked us to build a connector for Sage 100 Contractor.
We saw a market opportunity and had the expertise with both Procore's API and Sage 100 Contractor so we decided to take on the challenge. We worked
closely with their team for nearly a year and then in 2017 just when we were ready to release our software, all of the members on the Procore team that we had cultivated a
relationship with either left the company or transferred to other groups. After a couple months of trying to reestablish a point of contact, we eventually reconnected
and soon thereafter we were given the news that they decided to build their own and use the same partner who built their Sage 300 CRE connector. Part of the reason
is that during those few months of silence Procore was re-engaging with Sage and thawed their relationship and Sage offered them the support and resources they lacked previously
to help them build their own. Ultimately, it probably came down to politics and the financial opportunity to generate more revenue for themselves but this is purely speculation.
If we buy your connector can Procore prevent us from using it?
We were given assurances that they would not prevent us from continuing to sell our connector or stop existing clients from using it. They even acknowledged that
their connector may not meet everyone's needs and there may be customers who would be better served to use our connector.
We are an authorized vendor in their App Marketplace (https://support.procore.com/integrations/ei-dynamics) and we've complied with all of the requirements to be a listed
vendor. Finally, as a Procore customer your license provides you access to Procore's API and at least for now there are no restrictions on what types of apps you
can develop or hire someone to develop that use their API to access your own data. So at least for now there are no concerns.
Why is Procore's connector priced so much higher than yours when your solution seems to be more robust?
Our connector is currently priced on a subscription basis at $3,900 per year. Our pricing was set long before Procore decided to develop their own connector.
We feel our connector is fairly priced for the value driven and the market being served. Sage 100 Contractor is a moderately priced construction accounting solution
and we feel our pricing fits comfortably around what companies pay for that software in terms of initial purchase price and annual support and maintenance.
Procore has said that we have to change some things in Sage such as our cost codes to make it compatible with their connector and Procore, is that the
same with your connector?
No, we've built our connector to support virtually any existing setup in Sage 100 Contractor. It's part of the reason it took so long for us to release our solution but we
wanted to build a solution that could accommodate companies who may have been using Sage 100 Contractor for years and can't easily just change the way things were originally
setup. Our connector is very flexible with many different options and features to help accommodate the many ways people have setup and are using Sage 100 Contractor.
Procore is a large company can you provide the same level of support as them?
It is true that we are much smaller than Procore but we've been in business since 2007 and we have over 250 customers. We pride ourselves on building solid bug free software which
greatly reduces our support calls. We're also dedicated to keeping our knowledge base updated so that as we solve a problem for one customer we document the solution
so that when other customers have the same question or problem they can independently find answers on their own or call us and we can help them find answers quickly and
efficiently. We don't feel bigger is better and also the bigger you are the more customers you have and the smaller you are the less customers you have so
the support requirements probably even themselves out. Either way we are comfortably staffed to handle the volume of calls we receive in a timely manner, almost always the same day and
often times immediately and generally within 1-2 hours of a support ticket being submitted.
Any other reason why we might choose your connector over Procore's
We're a small business staffed by a handful of highly educated professionals who take our craft and business seriously. Collectively we've been providing technology solutions to the construction
and real estate industry for over two decades and we understand our customers and we appreciate and treat them with the same respect that we would want to be treated with ourselves.
We're not a massive venture capital funded company laser focused on increasing revenue to drive insane profits to a handful of already wealthy investors. When you purchase our
software and services you're directly helping us to support our individual families, our churches, our local schools and our communities.