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

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

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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

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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: More than 100 users Portfolio size: More than 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...

 

from WAVCO
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

LOOONNNGGGG Time User

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I like the way you can get a report of about anything you want. If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, you can always design your own report pulling whatever fields you need. I also like that you get all the tax updates and form updates each year. It helps to easily stay on top of tax reporting.

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The yearly maintenance fee to keep the updates is quite expensive.

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Weigh your options. Sage is a complete program offering a lot of flexibility. Evaluate the cost vs needs. I feel I could get by with a cheaper program, but I have been using Timberline/Sage so long it's worth it to stick to what I know!!

 

from Aliana Development Company
Specialty: Real estate developer
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

5 year Sage User

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Vendor is very responsive and customer service is knowledgeable. Also several methods available to look for answer to your questions.

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Hard to figure out how to write reports to meet our business needs. Or report can't pull all the information together in one spot. Took report write courses but still had to contract with outside business intelligence service to pay them to write our custom reports and information "digestion". Also the fact that you cannot access information older than a few years is a huge drawback to a company like ours that develops land projects over 10 or 15 years. And finally I have had a lot of trouble trying to do a live a chat or even get into some of the customer service portals so there is something in Sage there that does not "talk" to our servers.

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No recommendations at this time. I inherited this software when I took the job so not sure what other choices there were available.

 

from R. D. Lambert & Son, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Excellent software

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Software is user friendly, and when there is a problem tech support always is helpful in finding solutions to even the craziest problem!

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The only thing I can even think of is the fact I would love to have a local person for face to face questions and problems. I do have to say my experience with tech support has been wonderful. They are able to log on and see what I am trying to explain. it is the next best thing to face to face help.

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We have used this software for over twenty years, what more can I say?

 

from Associated Brigham Contractors Inc.
Specialty: Concrete
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

CFO's Recommendation for a Comprehensive Accounting System

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Versatility and stability. It does almost every thing we need and we are not even utilizing 25% of its capacity. Whenever we have come up with a new need, we have been able to utilize the system a little bit differently to accomplish our goal. I have had to tweak the Billing module in many ways, but have always been able to get our complex invoices out in a format our clients like.

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There is no HR functions in the P/R module forcing us to use ABRA and a third party (BAS) conversion of data.

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Make good use of the consultants that are available.

 

from Lovegreen Industrial Services INc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Sage is Great

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Sage 300 takes care of all of our needs.
The updates address all of the changes that we wish for.

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I really can't think of anything negative at this time.

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Sage 300 is a very adaptable software. Our industry is not one of the common ones that use this software, but we have been able to make it our own.

 

from Service Engineering Repair Company
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Sage Software is an excellent product for Construction Accounting

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Easy to use and they have the most up to date software for the ever changing IRS requirements

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Phone support. It depends on which CSR you are speaking with what kind of response and effective help you may receive. I have experienced good phone support and also phone support where the person I am speaking with is not helpful and seems irritated by the call.

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They reports offered saves you a lot of time, they are always up to date on all federal and state requirements and are very easy to use. I have been using the software for over 14 years now

 

from Southern Constructors, Inc
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Works well for our construction company

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integration of different programs...payroll, general ledger, job costs and accounts payable

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hard to customize reports without using a consultant in report writer..have had some issues with different printers when printing AP checks.

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Make sure it can perform the task needed to do what your company goals are for example ..do payroll in house, create financial statements instead of using outside sources that add costs to your bottom line...

 

from Empire Arch Metal & Glass Corp
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

solid software with litte issues

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Ease of use, Tech support and customization of software to suit needs

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everyone needs to get out of software when doing updates & connecting w/Tech support can take a while over phone

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Change update format so users do not have to exit program better response time on Tech-support

 

from Henegan Construction Co., Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

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Generally, customer support is positive, the application does provide a level of reporting that is better than average

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Sage can be more proactive with customer wants and needs. The perception of simple modifications to the program are not dealt with to the customers satisfaction

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Ensure that you really test the critical components of your process. Especially review the project management module before purchasing to ensure that it meets your needs.

 

from Graves Environmental
Specialty: Utility contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Been a happy user for 17 years

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We have 5 construction companies that share employees and overhead. The software makes the intercompany accounting virtually seamless. The support you receive with Sage is awesome. I always get to talk to a person quickly, and they are all knowledgeable and can help me, or can get me to someone who can help me, and quick! I love that I can dump almost anything from Sage directly into Excel with just a click.

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I wish the reports were easier to customize. This issue may be that I have not spent a lot of time using the report designer and should.

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Check out Sage first, you may not need to look further.

 

from Service Glass Industries, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Powerful Software for Construction Companies

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The software can pretty much handle any situation you can think of with construction accounting from certified payrolls to joint checks and lien releases. Tax updates are done timely for payroll. We also use contract billings with AIA documents.

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reports are NOT user-friendly - most of the time, we must use conditions and/or ranges to get what we need - we have tried several times to get our PM's to run their own reports but they are too complicated. I bought the Report Writer - but again, not easy to use and I simply don't have time to set up new reports and teach others how to use them. Also it waste ALOT of paper - the whole report-writing functions just need to be updated - in every single module.

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All software will have negatives and positives. Sage 300 delivers a good bang for the buck and runs smoothly from one module to another. It continues to evolve and add new features.

 

from Phoenix Builders, Ltd
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Sage 300 Constr awesomeness

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It a very easy system to use and train workers on it have look up features that can help when you forget how to do something

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Project management module runs slow, trying to run reports takes forever

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For job costing great software to get what information you need for each project

 

from Freehold Capital Management LLC
Specialty: Real estate developer
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Great software, offers versatility.

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The software itself is relatively straight forward to use. It offers a lot of reporting and inquiry function, as well as the ability to customize reports. The vendor has a great customer service center with live chat and phone support, as well as the website which contains many help articles. The versatility of the software from the various modules that are available is great, as we can pick and choose what we need, and what we dont.

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Specific tasks, such as refunds from vendors or changing lines on a commitment with an already-paid invoice, involve a long and time consuming process. The wait times for Sage support can get very long as well, and when we have an issue that needs resolution quickly, that can be a challenge.

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Take the time to learn about all of the functionality of the modules.

 

from Union Engineering
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Good program

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Easy to track job costs. AP and PR modules were great. Job cost tracking is good

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Accounts Receivable is cumbersome. Cash management takes some getting used to but it's ok.

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I bought the program because the AP and PR modules were great. Job cost tracking is good.

 

from Schneider Electric of Jefferson City, LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Sage 300 Construction

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Great Product and the Vendor is willing to go above and beyond!

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Training cost a lot....one you buy the product I wish training was not as expensive.

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Buy it, we have been using it for over 10 years and are still learning something new every day.

 

from DMP DEVELOPMENT CORP. INC.
Specialty: Home builder - production
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Excellent Accounting Package

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Ease of use, limitless reporting capabilities and immediate customer support in the event of a problem.

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We have been using Sage 300 for over 8 years and have yet to find a downside to this software.

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If you need a construction accounting package with a high level of reporting options, Sage 300 is for you.

 

from McMahan Construction Co., Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

I have used Timberline/Sage for 20 years and still love it!

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This is the most user friendly construction software I have ever used. That makes easy to train new employees as well as day to day use.

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I really haven't seen a downside? If I have run into issues support quickly addresses the problem.

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Choose wisely and listen to what actual users are saying about the software you are considering.

 
 
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