Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office)


 

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate, formerly Sage Timberline Office, is part of Sage’s line of construction and real estate solutions. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is a construction management system that offers functionality for takeoff, cost estimating, project management, document management, service management, service operations and accounting.

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate provides a deep level of accounting functionality. Buyers can expect to find usual accounting modules such as accounts payable, general ledger, accounts receivable, and payroll processing, alongside more industry-specific capabilities. Users within construction companies are able to access functions for materials management, job costing, AIA/item billing, and subcontractor compliance.

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is used by companies working in several different industries including general contracting, real estate development, residential remodeling, and home building.

 

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Kevin from Camson Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

A total solution for any Commercial Construction company that is easy to use!

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Overall, this product is very easy to use. There are several products that interface with the main product. The parts or modules that we use include Job Cost, Payroll, GL, AR, AP, Contracts, Project Management, and Billing. I also have an internal report designer and inquiry designer along with Crystal Reports that can be used to create some powerful reports. There are other document management, CRM, HRMS, and many other third party tools and software that interface with this product that just expand the power of the software solution.

Pros

Very easy to use including designing your own reports and inquiry screens. AIA Bills are easy to do

Cons

Some of the Screen interfaces need updating - They have an old look to them, similar to the text or green screen interfaces. Job Setup is one area that has been updated with a more modern/windows look.

 
 

Kristin from ARC Building Concepts, LLC (ARC Design Builders)
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Sage is complex, amazing and expensive.

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If I wasn't working such long and demanding hours, I would like to look into Sage University educational opportunities...as I do believe many questions I STILL have, could be answered there. ONE THING that would be useful, IMHO, would be a detailed listing of the online classes/tutorials that are available, and the list of topics/subjects that they deal with.

Pros

Sage is an amazing product, with so MANY complex programs and modules. There are (literally) dozens of reports and functions that I still know little to nothing about (after 3 yrs of working with the product). It's got everything a general contract would ever need, and then some. Customer support (GOLD) is awesome (tho expensive) . 99% of the time, I have had pleasant, knowledgeable, helpful, experienced assistance from Customer Support. The individuals who work in Customer Support helped me make it that first year, and there is no question of that. Their patience and their availability (and their sense of humor) helped me retain my sanity, that first year (04/14 - 04/15)....hands down.

Cons

The complexity of it....each module is multi-faceted and highly complex (and complicated). If a person comes on the scene (such as myself) with no prior construction experience, it's very difficult to simply "pick it up". Also, In order to have Gold Support (a genuine necessity, unless the office employee has a degree in accounting...OR...10 years of prior construction experience) is very expensive. We are a small construction company, and the thousands of dollars we pay, each year, for Gold Support, is not an easy check to write.

 
 

Marlene from Marick Inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great product but needs some more evident enhancments

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Value for Money

Overall I think Sage 300 is the best software in the JC accounting area that there is.

Pros

most of the time it is very self evident about how to get around the software and how to use. The menus are easy to follow and the support from the consultants, TUG and Sage is very helpful to the user.

Cons

Need so have some better enhancements to AR ( Zero Deposits) some things that are so easy in other software programs seem so hard to complete in Sage 300

 
 

Evan from THS Constructors
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Needs improvement

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Sage needs to update their services. They are dated, cumbersome and not mobile-friendly.

Pros

Decent value for the money

Cons

Poor ease of use

 
 

Kim from Lebolo Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great product easy to use

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Pros

all functions in one place and very easy to navigate. I like that it has user friendly icons that make it easier to get to the specific area of work

Cons

I didnt find any aspects that I did not like. I used this product for over 2 years and it did all the functions that I needed

 
 

John from Quanta Technology
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Experience

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I find the software extremely easy to use and manipulate. Doing "what if scenarios" is a snap. Sage provides a permanent record for estimating which is repeatability, assemblies and models that provide fast and accurate results, and data that is not easily corrupted. The software is so much easier to maintain than most other electronic estimating methods that I have used; namely, Excel.

 
 

Jason from Yellowridge Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Gets the Job done, but has some issues

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From the accounting standpoint, Sage 300 offers everything you would need to get the job done at a basic level from a general contractor's standpoint. However, the adaptability of the software is very poor and there are features that have been locked in which either do not make sense or make reconciling or reviewing your work extremely difficult (more than necessary).

Pros

Has Progress Billing capabilities

Cons

Doesn't have much else

 
 

JASVIN from University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Best software to own

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I have been using this software since previous January and I have been used to it in just within a week. It is a user-friendly software which I think had made my scheduling and dispatch work easier.

Pros

User-friendly
Best
Accurate in calculation

Cons

its background screens

 
 

Hannah from Melchior Building Company
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Lots of function, not user friendly

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Value for Money

Pros

Attractive presentation, icons, etc. Not too many updates to make the software confusing, once you learn how to do things, they pretty much stay where they've always been.

Cons

Can be pricey depending on the type of package purchased, number of users or version of software. Not as user-friendly as some other software out there.

 
 

Melissa from TLS Companies
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Sage 300

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N/A

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate provides accounting functionality.

Pros

Accounting modules such as accounts payable, general ledger, accounts receivable, and payroll processing, alongside more industry-specific capabilities

Cons

Could be a little more user friendly.

 
 

Samuel from Qualico Commercial
Specialty: Real estate developer
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Terriffic

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Value for Money

You could say it's the right tool for the job. Works well and looks good.

 
 

Anamaria from Marwest
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Facelift expected...

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Functionality

Product Quality

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N/A

We were impressed by what Sage 300 CRE can offer and we consider that it is a reliable software, however, compared to other software solutions on the market, it doesn't look user-friendly which would make it difficult to implement and work with.

Pros

This software has almost all of the features we were looking for, with project management and accounting integrated which was one of our main requirements.

Cons

They have to update the look of their dashboard and all related screens, including the accounting part.
Fairly expensive as well.

Advice to Others

It is definitely a software worth considering,

 
 

Raj from Empire Management Inc
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Sage 300 Review

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Coming from Simply and QuickBooks this software take you way beyond their functionality. Highly recommend for any construction companies to take this software on as it really goes above and beyond allowing you to track multiple projects, invoice using different products. The app entry allows such variations including Manual Cheque, E-transfers, Credit Card (entry by a vendor) and regular cheque runs. As a company we want to streamline double payments and this system allows us to catch many duplicate submissions. I can't say enough of how happy I am that it integrates with Excel and if you don't want to invest in excel custom reports if your accountant uses ODBC at all they can extract the information easily.

Pros

AP system (easy of entry, avoid duplicates
Job Cost (track multiple projects, ensure they are invoiced, reports by vendor, by code)
Cash Management System(reconcile your statements so easily, transfers between companies are so simplified, make an entry on the fly)
GL (reports ...allow you to analyze your accounts)

Cons

Financial Reporting (out of the box reports are functional but not friendly to them eye comparable to simply/QuickBooks) but they do the job but would be nice to have better out of the box reports. That being said you can also order customer reports if that is what you are looking for.

Advice to Others

You can't go wrong if you are having a hard time tracking costs and staying on top of things in construction this is the product for you.

 
 

Aaron from The Beaver Excavating Company
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Accounting and Project Management software

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Value for Money

Very useful Accounting and Project Management software. Very large and cumbersome at times but helps with every aspect of the accounting, purchasing, subcontracts, and project management.

 
 

Michelle from DiMarco Group
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Needs Review and Improvement

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N/A

Timberline is a fairly good tool for construction type accounting such as estimating and job costing. However, for general accounting and bookkeeping, the program definitely lacks some functionality. I use Quicken at home for my own business and I feel that I have much more functionality and reporting capabilities than I do with Timberline. Timberline has a lot of reporting options but it's far from user-friendly.

 
 

Paige from Pacific
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

SAGE Review

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This program is easy to use. Everything is pretty self explanatory once you are familiar with what it has to offer. I haven't been using the program very long but very easy to learn and become a pro!

 
 

kush from university of texas at arlington
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Worth it

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Sage 300 Construction and real estate software is user-friendly, multiple options are available, almost everything can be evaluated and estimated related to construction industry.

 
 

Karim from AWL Industries INC
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Not a bad one to move over

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We have been using Sage 300 for almost 12 years, and there has been no change since we started.

Pros

Never crashed unless any network issues.

Cons

Interface has not changed and not friendly for new users. Modules do not communicate with each other mostly

 
 

Mina from J.Floris Construction LTD
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

overview of Sage300

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I have 4.5 years of experience with Sage 300 using AP, AR, PR,GL,CM,JC,PJ and it did require a few months to get used to all these modules and be able to proficiently use the system. I have found unlimited customer service as my major lifeline and learning avenue as every problem I solved was a learning experience and without this hands on I find there is no other way.

Pros

It has the ability to give detailed reporting, accurate reporting, and allows for data comparison for valuable decision making.

Cons

You have to have the proper report setup in order to get the information requested. If the reports are not setup with correct fields this will not allow the reports to be generated properly.

Advice to Others

SAGE300 is a great product to work with --It needs a lot of training as it is quite detailed however once one is proficient with the system this allows for data to be converted to valuable information.

 
 

Amanda from Dennis Anderson Construction Corporation
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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Value for Money

Dennis Anderson Construction Corporation began using this software in 2005 when the product was called Timberline; however, at that time we only utilized some of its many functions, such as Accounts Payable, Payroll and General Ledger. In 2013, we decided to extend our contract with Sage and to take advantage of some of the other functions that we had not previously been using, such as Project Management, Billing, and Contracts, in hopes of tying all of our project information together into one software.
Personally, I have only been using Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate for about five years but I utilize this software multiple times every day. It is my opinion that Sage 300 CRE is a user-friendly software (for the most part) and the modules we utilize capture all of the information exactly how we want it.

Pros

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate support are PHENOMENAL! Whether it be through a live chat or a phone conversation, Sage support is always very helpful and they always show such care and concern in making sure your issue is resolved.

Cons

Year-End Support is very slow (1 hour + wait time) due to the high volume of customers in need of support. I would recommend that Sage hire additional support members to assist customers with Year End issues.

Advice to Others

I would recommend anyone who is new to Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate purchase a package that allows them unlimited support. Although Sage CRE provides Help Topics and Knowledgebase articles to assist with most issues, it gives great peace of mind to have that extra support, especially if you are a new user.

 
 
 
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