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

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

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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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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.

Recommendations

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.

 

from Murphy Quigley Company, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Our company has been using the Sage 300 Construction for over 20 years

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We have found this construction accounting to be extremely adaptable to many levels of detail depending on what we need. I can customize reports to show exactly what I need in any given situation.

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The rare occasion that I cannot edit a previous entry when an error is discovered. The need for reversing entries as opposed to editing an entry can sometimes lead to multiple entries that just clutter up my reporting.

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The level of detail that can be extracted it invaluable. It takes a detailed amount of data entry but that soon becomes automatic upon continued use. If time is taken to set up each module, much of the data entry prefills. I just love the instant availability of detailed information!

 

from Freehold Capital Management
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Easy out of the box implementation

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The product is very flexible and was quick and relatively painless to implement. Add-ons like TimberScan and Office Connector are well worth the price of admission.

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The report designer is not as intuitive as I would like, but a significant number of base reports make for a good starting point.

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Make sure you have an experienced implementation consultant. They make all the difference.

 

from North Country Concrete Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Controller with 3 1/2 yrs exp with this product

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The software is easy to learn and use. Help line is excellent. Calls are answered right away and tech help is very knowledgeable. usually issues are solved in one call. Plenty of add-ons to assist with almost any situation.

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Reporting has been as issue, BUT mostly because I didn't have a report writer and was trying to use canned reports with the exception of a few custom reports that were created before I took over. With either Crystal Reports or Report Writer you can get pretty much anything you need.

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This software has met our needs as a specialty subcontractor, not too big and overwhelming and not too small. I haven't run into an issue yet where it cannot perform a function we need. This product handles Union and Certified Payrolls smoothly which can be difficult with out the right set up.

 

from Emory Electric Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Sage 300 CRE

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Sage keeps up with the changes of the industry and they value the customer's needs.

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Year end procedures! It is always such a big deal with the year end updates, the tax changes for payroll, and the time it takes to get all of that done.

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In my opinion it is the best software available for the construction industry.

 

from Softer Lite Window Company
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Great Product

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Product has the versatility to be set up any way you want. Support is awesome!

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Due to the ability to change set-up, things can work very differently.

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Great product- takes a lot of precision to get the product set up and functioning correctly.

 

from Corn States Metal Fabricators,
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Sage is a great customizable tool for your business.

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I like that I can customize the software as I need.

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I would like for them to have more local vendors. Our original vendor is the only one available in our area. They helped us when we originally purchased the software long ago. There are things I would have set up differently had it been explained thoroughly to me. I will not use my local vendor.

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It can take time to get it set up as you need it. Take your time, ask questions, ask for a reference of a company similar to yours that may be willing to answer questions.

 

from Avtec Homes Inc.
Specialty: Home builder - production
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

I love Sage

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I've been using Sage for several years and it is so easy to use. I've used other software with different companies and this one is the best by far in my opioion.

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When there is an update, my standard reports that I use need to be re-adjusted to the way I like them.

Recommendations

If you have a problem that you can't fix on your own after trying more than an hour, call tech support. They are quick to help you.

 

from Basser Kaufman Inc.
Specialty: Real estate developer
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Review of Sage Timberline 7-29-15

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Easy to use and the various modules interact well.

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At times there are issues with the software that Sage is aware of but the issues are not resolved forquite some time.

Recommendations

Definitely try to work hands on with the product before committing to any conversion from your present software.

 

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

Sage 300 Construction Review

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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.

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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.

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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

Controller-Real Estate Developer

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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 Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Sage 300 CRE overview

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They have great support and are very helpful when there is a problem.

Likes Least

Sometimes, the third party products don't do everything in TL.

Recommendations

Just make sure to do your homework on every software available and what works best for your company & business.

 
 
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