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.

Reflecting Sage’s heritage in the accounting software industry, 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.

 

 

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office) - Job Cost
 
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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 8

124 Reviews of Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office)

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from AMG & Associates
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Sage 300 (Timberline) is the best

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Timberline is an excellent construction accounting product. I have extreme confidence using 300.

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Report writing could be more user friendly. Would like it to be easier to modify current reports and convert them to Excel as well.

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Do it. All modules are user friendly and the accuracy is excellent. We never have a problem with month end reconciliations.

 

from Commonwealth Fire Protection
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

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Flexibility of Inquiries and Reports; detail of entries.

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Contracts - no "previous" or "next" button
Purchasing/Inventory - integration is better but still freezes too many times
Job Cost - Change Order entry too rigid, need an undo button

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Maintenance and updates are a must.
Make sure you have a detailed implementation with a certified consultant.

 

from Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

The best construction software out there!!!

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Very sophisticated software. Extremely user friendly--our new employees are able to learn the system very quickly

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Nothing specific--there are a couple of cosmetic things but nothing functional

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Talk to other users...they are a better source than a salesperson

 

from Scartelli Construction services and General Contractors Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

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Geared toward construction businesses and is a well thought out program

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Takes a little time to learn but its worth it. The program has all the necessary components to fit a construction company's needs

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If you have a small midsize or large construction company this software works wonderfully and fits the needs of a construction firm

 

from Blahnik Construction Company
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Used this software since 1995.

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I like the way all the modules are fully integrated with each other.

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The migration process to new hardware is very difficult. If ends up being fairly expensive to hire a professional for the number of hours it takes to completer the process.

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The job costing and payroll are the two most important modules for us. Both of these modules have a wide variety of options to cover every situation you may encounter.

 

from CAR-MIN CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Sage 300 Rocks!!

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The support given for the software is awesome!!!! They have very helpful employees that will do what ever they need to to solve your issues!!!

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I can't think of anything at this time that I don't like.

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Look for not only a good product but the support you get long after the purchase to me is KEY!

 

from Wright Builders, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

I began using this product almost 16 years ago at another company.

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I really like how you can customize so many aspects of the program. Both screens for entering data and reports. Sage is great to work with, especially their help desk. The best support that I have ever experienced!

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I do feel that the yearly maintenance costs are a bit high, especially for smaller companies. Also, I have had co-workers tell me that they find this product to be a bit "user unfriendly" at times. Also, there are some issues that were supposed to be fixed years ago but never were. Minor issues, but annoying ones.

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Find others that use it who can show you how they use the product. Talk with your software vendor, explain how you do things and have them show you how Sage 300 can be tailored to your needs.

 

from Prestige Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Excellent experience

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Excellent accounts payable and estimating, support has been excellent

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Happy with modules we use, would like better purchase order options for custom home builder

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I compared the product against others available at the time, wanted software that didn't need to be replaced, so wanted reputable long term company

 

from Cothran Properties, LLC
Specialty: Real estate developer
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Excellent Product - Has Met All Of Our Needs

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Sage 300, along with the 3rd party Builder MT add on, was the only software solution on the market capable of meeting all of our needs as a Real Estate Development and Property Management company. The software has been a huge improvement over our previous system.

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The initial setup was time consuming and tedious at times. No major complaints now that the software is up and running.

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Take full advantage of the sage consultants and onsite visits during the initial setup. It is well worth the time and money invested.

 

from Schieler & Rassi Quality Builders, Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Very Capable Software with Tremendous Support

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By far the best thing about Sage 300 is the customer support. It is simply phenomenal. For whatever shortcomings the software has, it is made up in the ability to pick up the phone and directly contact Sage employees who speak our language, understand our concern, and our very knowledgeable of their product. You don't get the "run-around" when you call in. They are very willing to remote into your computer to explain and help with troubleshooting the problem or implementing the solution. They aren't perfect as some experiences have been disappointing, but many times as I conclude a customer support phone call I am reminded just how impressed and pleased I am with their service.

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Many of the user interfaces are somewhat archaic and not the easiest to work with. That said, there seems to be a modernization process underway that will be addressing this in future versions. There are minor quirks/irregularities with the software, but that is to be expected since it has so many capabilities and tries to fill diverse needs.

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Make sure you know what your needs are. It is a robust system for construction companies, but not all organizations have the same needs. There are many functionalities we simply do not need. Take into account also the level of customer support. No matter what solutions are employed, their will be issues and even simple questions. Having good customer service is worth a lot in the long run.

 

from Hedrick Brothers Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 51 to 100 users Portfolio size: 51 to 100 users

Sage CRE Project Management

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I like the support center. They speak English as a first language.

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The software is very dated. Field sizes are too small in many places. We have had to add custom fields and then pull those custom fields onto custom created Crystal reports.

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Make sure the canned reports do what you need them to do. If not then you will have to create your own Crystal reports or pay someone to customize them.

 

from THE I. GRACE COMPANY
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

love my Sage CRE 300

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it is comprehensive for the construction industry - thinking of every scenario. but it is also customizable.

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sometimes it is hard to implement changes in the system once it has been setup. It is important to have a good consultant when implementing the first time around to ensure that the processes will run smoothly for the life of the program's use.

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work closely with your consultant to customize the program to your specific processes.

 

from Engelman Construction Inc
Specialty: Concrete
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

20 Years+ using software

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Very adaptable. Whatever you need to do and track in construction, Sage 300 allows you to do it.

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The cost is prohibitive at start and as you add on different modules. They do offer different sales to offset cost.

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Only purchase the modules you need. We have a few modules that we hardly ever use because we thought we would expand but never did it.

 

from Bell Steel Co
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Can't imagine doing my job without Sage!

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Sage is very user friendly, easy to learn on top of meeting all the needs for our business.

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Some of the reports have such small print. It would be nice to be able to choose to have some reports print on legal paper just so the numbers would not be so small.

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Chose Sage....the software and support are amazing!

 

from Knowles Industrial Services Corporation
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Worked with all applications

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It is user friendly and the applications communicate with each other.

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Sometimes there is a slight "hiccup" in the program causing an unexplainable error.

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List your needs and then determine if this software fulfills most or all of your needs.

 

from GLH Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Sage Timberline support is fantastic!

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The best thing about Sage is their support! They have several different ways to get help. The help button on the system comes in quite handy.

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The conditions are hard to understand and learn. Even with knowledge with other construction accounting systems, the conditions still baffle me at times.

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This software program is a little bit more difficult to learn than some competitors but it is worth it if you take the time to learn because it does more.

 

from Two Plus Four Management
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Keeping our jobs on track and in line

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This piece of software helps to streamline our construction company with its many different jobs with federal funds. The ability to do requisitions and keep track of jobs with multiple funding sources that need different requisition sheets is great.

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We have had issues with rounding and other small quirks that are more the exception than the rule.

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Make sure you double check your requisitions and always be aware that sometimes small glitches can happen.

 

from Pinnacle/CSG
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

This best.... period!

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Sage 300CRE is the leading construction accounting software that has every functionality required to run a successful construction operation. The accounting portion allows you to use 3rd party solutions to enhance the the software. The payroll function is excllent along with General Ledger and Job Cost Sysytem

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Sage needs to improve on the user interface and start to build cloud solutions for their core product.

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Take advantage of you tube and search for Sage 300 CRE or Timberline and you will find a host of videos. Sage also provide training through sageu.com.

 

from Phoenix Builders, Ltd.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Why does this "review" require a title?

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Easy to use. I've worked with other programs such as this before, so my transition to this program was fairly easy.

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Sometimes the program "freezes" up or stalls. When printing, there is also a delay. And the # of tasks/options is ridiculous, with some duplicated or all the different options when running reports or viewing things can get quite time consuming to look at to see which one works best for what I need it for. Why are all of those necessary?

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It really is easy to use, and the program has the capability to customize your tasks for the links you use most frequently, because there are so many different tasks.

 

from A W Farrell & Son, Inc
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Size of portfolio: 100+ users Portfolio size: 100+ users

Best Specialty Contracting Suite

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As a specialty contractor, the suite of modules offers us the flexibility to expand as our business grows. It also gives us the breadth of tools we need to support that growth.

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The one thing that we've found challenging to work around is the Pervasive database engine. However, there are multiple solid options for doing so...

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The most important factor is to first identify the 'must haves, nice to haves and don't want' features / functions up front. Otherwise it becomes a never-ending, very costly search...

 
 
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