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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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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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

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Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate provides accounting functionality.

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

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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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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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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.

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 
 

Louise from Starplex Corporation
Specialty: Government - state & local
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Corporate Human Resources Payroll Manager

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The payroll system is a little cumbersome to use. Not enough information in one place.

 
 

tony from AMG & Assoc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (Formerly Timberline)

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Sage 300 is a great product. I have been using it for 20 years. As a controller, the software provides the confidence managers look for. The accounts payable and job cost modules provide a wealth of information with just a click and they provide the necessary safeguards as well.

Pros

Great technical support.

Cons

If the report writing was more user-friendly I would rate Sage 300 a "10".

Advice to Others

Invest in it.

 
 

Rhonda from Larry L. Vaught Roofing, Inc.
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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Our company has been using Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate since 2000. We like that the different applications work so well together and cover the needs of our business for Job Cost, Accounts Payable, Cash Management, Payroll, Inventory, Purchasing, Billing and Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger. There are other applications such as Estimating, Equipment, Contracts, Document Management, My Assistant, Report Designer, etc., that are available as well. It includes Security Administration so that tasks are allowed to certain users or certain roles. The Payroll can handle multiple states, unions and certified payroll. The applications are flexible and offer a variety of ways they can be setup so they may be customized to your business needs. The support is great and Sage continues to meet the changing needs of the times, such as the recent ACA reporting requirements and new operating systems.

Pros

We really like Report Designer which allows us to modify the "canned reports" or create our own reports in a format we'd like to see.

Cons

It's expensive to purchase, but over the long run, it's been worth it. Not crazy about Desktop.

Advice to Others

If you have the opportunity to test the package with Sage's Sample Data, give it a try. The investment is worth it over the long run.

 
 

Susan from Lashins Realty Services
Specialty: Real estate developer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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I have had a terrific experience with all the people who are the support staff at Sage/Timberline. Everyone has been very knowledgeable and easy to work with each and every time I've had to call to resolve issues.

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Support staff is more than courteous and helpful along with being knowledgable about your product.

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The only negative is the wait time on the phone. if you're someone like me who needs to actually speak to a person it's a little long but always worth the wait.

 
 

Marie from Dyches Construction & Realty
Specialty: Building owner
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great Customer Support

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We started using Sage Software in 1999 (we knew it then as Timberline). We have grown as a property management company and the software has helped us every step of the way. Customer service has always been quick with helping us through any issues we have had.

 
 

Maureen from Core Homes LLC/Phoenix Developers LLC
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

BEST CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE AROUND

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I have been a faithful Sage user since it was DOS based in the 80's. The software is easy to use and to understand. The help guide and knowledge base are fantastic.

Pros

All of it.

Cons

Uses a lot of paper, but if you send your file to a pdf folder you are not forced to print all the journals upon entry.

Advice to Others

Don't be too quick to judge the product until you know your way around the software.

 
 

B from Allen Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Sage 300 review

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Challenging. And all of us know if we have a problem, it means hours on the phone with tech support.

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I now work mostly in AP, and it works just fine.

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Tech support
Procore integration has been tricky.

 
 

Tomas from Allen Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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Initially, I was a little intimidated by the number of reports and options available but after 6 months, I not only feel confident in finding the report I need but also get excited about inquiries and the information they can generate.

Pros

Inquiries

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Sometimes it can be hard to build an inquiry due to the amount of choices and the similarities between them.

Advice to Others

Make a note of the path when doing inquiries so you remember how to do them in the future

 
 
 
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