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
    Job Cost
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office) - Estimating
    Estimating
  • 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

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

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from Boyd Jones Construction Co
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

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Software is powerful. However it is not friendly to use. I struggle with report writing, OBDC. Presentations of results however using Access and OBDC has helped with the report writing.

Likes Least

Limited on presentation of reports and had to find the information to design the reports. Hard to figure out the tables to use. More education in this area would be useful.

Recommendations

I would recommend Timberline to construction companies. Getting sufficient training is important. The TUG user group has been a great resource to us with online classes.

 

from Crystal Beach Development
Specialty: Real estate developer
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

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Best construction software on the market. Has a good property management module.

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Updates and IT issues of how it runs on our server. It doesn't download to excel very easily without buying third party software.

Recommendations

Talk to users within your industry to make sure you can consolidate all of your activities/entities.

 

from Alecta Real Estate Investment, LLC
Specialty: Real estate developer
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Long Time 25 Year user of Sage

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I like the flexibility of the software and great service plans.

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If I had to pick one, it would be the report output being less fancy than other products, but it all meets my needs.

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If you are looking for a flexible solution that is supported and been around for decades, this product is for you!

 

from Tri-State Utilities Co.
Specialty: Utility contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

19 Year User

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Sage (or Timberline as it will always be to me!) has done a good job keeping up with the fast pace of technology and integrating with awesome 3rd party vendors.

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The Knowledge Base has not been very user friendly, but with my newly discovered existence of Sage City I believe the ability to connect with other users for solutions will be a big benefit.

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Sage 300 CRE (Timberline) is a very thorough and involved software. My big recommendation is that smaller and/or less complex companies look at some of the other Sage products available.

 

from J.H.Fitzmaurice, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Big Brother/Sister

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user friendly, professional and VERY helpful. Regardless of the situation I can count on either a report previously set or revamp or a quick call to the department to help me through the problem.

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I wish I had someone in the office with me 24/7 :)

Recommendations

be specific in what you want and it can be tailored to fit. User friendly. Help Topics are easy to understand, if more needed the customer service is very knowledgeable. Since 1984 we have updated along with Timberline with ease. Even with the hardware changes, Timberline works really well, especially in Windows.

 

from Engelberth Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

Used it for years

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Used it long enough to know who to call for issues and know they will help

Likes Least

Work in progress on some of the programs but they are working!

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Stay with it. It's a great product and has served us well for a lot of years.

 

from Montgomery Brinkman, LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Used in 1980's and now again since 2009. I set up & use the program

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reliability of the product and customer service that is in the United States and easy to get to

Likes Least

that SM is not fully integrated and does not work 100% like the other modules.

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Utilize the consultant for setup cus not possible without it and pay for full annual maintenance because we still call in for help

 

from Hoyt, Brumm & Link, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Easy to use and understand

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Very easy to use and understand. Has great reports.

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Having to depend on fixes being done by support, not being able to be trained to do them.

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Be sure and know exactly what you want and need. And look at all the reports.

 

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

Timberline -- my choice

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The software is a very user friendly system that you can customize for the way you run your business. I developed the software that why I want to do things for my business.

Likes Least

Project management is a module that seems to be the least worked on - although it is getting some improvements. It does run slow

Recommendations

If you are looking for a great job costing system that integrated all aspects of job costing and accounting this is the system you want

 

from Monroe Roadways Contractors
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Over 20 year user

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Easy to learn how to use. The software leaves a great audit trail. It's easy to find things because every transaction is assigned to a batch.

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Enhancements should be more frequent. It seems like the updates are bug fixes more than anything else.

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Should have an in house accountant. Make sure that the consultant sets up all the interfaces correctly.

 

from Kennedy Restoration
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Started using this product in 1986 when it was a DOS version.

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Easy to modify the cells and customize reports for your needs.

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Archiving old jobs is a bit cumbersome. Only one user can perform this function and other users must be out of the software to complete the process

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We love the job costing functions. The individual accounting modules all talk to Job Cost.

 

from TDS CONSTRUCTION
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

SAGE REVIEW 2015

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Excellent support and user friendly applications. Ability to set up system to your specifications and needs. Customize your work grids and reports. Ability to set up several different Entities in same program.

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CA time zone to our FL time sometimes delays access to support.

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Again, excellent support and updates to keep software current.

 

from Tricon Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 51 to 100 users Portfolio size: 51 to 100 users

A satisfied 30 year user of Sage

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Stability, applicability and multi-faceted applications. Support plans are also an excellent option and we use it extensively.

Likes Least

Report Designer. Would like to see if better developed. Not too thrilled with Crystal Reports (too complicated). Also PO will be better once it is integrated and not dependent on import/export.

Recommendations

Purchase a support plan that best fits the number of modules and licenses you have. Support is a very valuable and time-saving option that should not be overlooked. Additionally, invest in IT equipment that will allow you to gain and maintain the utmost in performance and availability.

 

from Wasatch Commercial Builders
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Timberline user for over 10 years

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For mid-size construction we have found nothing better.

Likes Least

the website support still needs to be more user friendly

Recommendations

Talk to companies that are listed in the TUG user group, get advise from REAL users

 

from Forcum Lannom Contractors LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Responsible for original setup and training of employees.

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Support is great. Every problem I've had they have been able to walk me through the steps to fix. The integration of all the modules eliminates duplicate entry (except as detailed below). Ability to customize fields and use the Desktop to customize My Tasks.

Likes Least

Some areas need definite improvement - Address Book! No easy way to access or send emails to groups. Address Explorer (an Add-on) helps connect to Outlook, but lots of room for improvement. Sage Construction Anywhere should connect to Address Book. You have to manually add contacts to the companies to be able to give them access to the software, even though they are already set up in Sage Address Book. Some fields are too short to enter all the information needed.
Flexibility with documents - Most are created in Crystal and hard to customize. Hopefully the new Word Integration program in development will solve this problem.

Recommendations

Be sure you know exactly what your end product should look like. Plan your wants and needs before your evaluation and determine how each software stacks up to your requirements. Only purchase what you need and you can always add users and modules later.

 

from Russell-Filand Builders, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

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I like how the software is integrated and very user friendly. The reports you can create that are specific to your needs are extremely helpful and useful. when talking to anyone about the software we use, I would definitely recommend anyone in construction to sue Sage Software.

Likes Least

The support you get when I do have to call into the support center, they refer you to the web support every time. Obviously, it's something I have already done and is why I resorted to calling in. I hate having to call for any type of support because I know more then the support people do. Frustrating! I have worked with Sage/Timberline/Medallion for over 20 years!

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It's definitely very valuable in construction, I would recommend them to learn Crystal Reports to be able to create custom reports.

 

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

Timberline -- my choice

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When I first started my position as Controller for a drywall company it was my decision on which accounting/job cost system to purchase. For me it was a no brainer to choose Timberline which has now evolved into Sage 300 Construction. The ease of this project and everything it can do really amazes me. We had a great team to help us implement our new system.

Likes Least

Project Management has come a long way but to run anything in it still takes forever

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If you want a system that is really customizable this is the product for you

 

from Marsh Creek, LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

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It's flexible and does pretty much everything we need it to.

Likes Least

The ability to post between closed modules and accounting periods in AP and AR

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Compare it's flexibility and ability to interact with other software

 

from Phoenix Pipelines Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Good software for construction company!

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Job cost, PO and Project management model. AR model is ok too.

Likes Least

Billing model and report design model, also the annual renewal license fees is very high for a small company

Recommendations

Very good software for construction company to manage and control their project cost and budget.

 

from Mechanical Contractor
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

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I like how easily and completely this software helps me do my job. I also love how it incorporates Aatrix, what a great product for tax filings.

Likes Least

Longer wait times when calling support, it seems they have let many employees go.
No Icloud platform, still server based.
Need third party vendors software for service mgmt. mobility.

Recommendations

Great software, Sage remains a top choice and top product amongst other software products for construction.

 
 
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