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

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

 
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from Environmental Landworks Co., Inc.
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

One of those things you have to do. Not a thing I would choose.

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Take a step back to the days of DOS (well, almost.) That's what this software feels like to use. It needs serious investment in UX.
Copy/paste? Sometimes. Drag & drop? Sometimes.
Consistent cursor actions between cells? No. Sometimes it stops at the end of your text, sometimes it just blazes right through the cells.
Import data from a regular old spreadsheet? Not a chance.
How about changing the color of a cell (or mark it in any way) so you remember to come back to it? Get it right the first time.
How about defining templates for estimates to save data entry time? Nope.

Apparently, it's great for the accountants. Doesn't seem to do much to make my life as an Estimator easier.

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As a professional, I make do the best I can with the tools I'm given. That's the most "pro" thing about this software. The professional user and that user's quiver of workarounds to get work done.

Apparently, the software is widely used enough in the construction industry that it's pretty understood.

Cons

Zero intuitiveness. Clunky UI.

 
 

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

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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.

 
 

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

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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.

Pros

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.

 
 

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

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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.

 
 

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

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.

 
 

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

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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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Procore integration has been tricky.

 
 

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

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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

Cons

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

 
 

from Allen Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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Sage is a great program. The only issue that I've encountered is with pulling real-time data from Sage into excel. An additional module formatted to do just this within the program itself would be ideal.

 
 

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

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This is a challenging program to learn and the help topics are not helpful at all. I found it very time-consuming to try to locate a subject on my own.

Pros

Not sure on pros; hard program to learn.

Cons

The multiple steps it takes to set up a new job. Can take up to an hour to do a complete job set up.

 
 

from University of Texas at Arlington.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Everything but with a bit of complex interface.

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I think the software is pretty good. Just the drawback is too many options and difficult to find each one. I would say a change or reorganization in the options can help new learners understand and learn more quickly.

 
 

from DiMarco Constructors
Specialty: Real estate developer
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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Sage Timberline is a rather robust software for construction purposes. Offering Cash and Accrual options, you can have a wide array of companies or entities established in Timberline to fit your particular needs. For a Property Management Company, though, the features are lackluster. From amending units to specifying a tenant buildout, the features within Timberline fall short of what I would call "high quality".

Pros

Construction and Estimating modules
Event1 linking in excel.

Cons

Property Management, Report Design, Financial Statement Design.

 
 

from Allen Construction
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Archaic but powerful

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Sage 300 is a very powerful tool. Sage has integrated a lot of tools into the system. However, a lot of the integrations are patchwork and really "band-aid" fixes as there are many kinks along the way.

Pros

There are many useful tools like inquiries for reporting, or importing for journal entries.

Cons

Most of the modules don't communication well with the other modules. There is A LOT of duplication in entering information because of this, so it takes a very long time to get setup and causes a lot of headaches.

Advice to Others

Be extremely careful when originally setting up the modules. I would be careful to not overly customize your suite. It has great capabilities of customization, but down the road, you will most likely regret not making things standard as each customization causes an issue in another module.

 
 

from Ford Construction Company Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Sage 300 Real Estate & Construction

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I've been using this software since July 2013 and find it to be very user-friendly and the support services are excellent and extremely helpful.

Advice to Others

Check them out and see which product will work best for you and also purchase the FULL support plan annually for the BEST results.

 
 

from Shefchik Builders Inc
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

great at job costing

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This software is great at job costing. I wish the user interface was a bit more "modern." However, that is easy to get over once you get the hang of using the software.

Pros

Great at what it is designed for.

Cons

Interface could be better

Advice to Others

Don't get scared away by the interface.

 
 

from Pace Corporation
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Excellent software for the construction industry!

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Highly customizable and extremely powerful and flexible software! From Job cost and Payroll to A/R, A/P, & G/L Sage does it all!

 
 

from Southern Constructors, Inc
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Construction Software

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Sage works well for general contractors. Great for building work and some lump contracts, but we do some projects that have unit prices and it is difficult to change estimates/Budgets. We have customized job sheets in order to track changes in units based on bid time and final quantities. The system does not add dollar changes to prices in change orders/prices.

Pros

Job Cost is important for our financial means of to track costs. The payroll program works great for certified payrolls and paying different rates for job tasks. General Ledger produces easily readable FS/BS for yearly usage. Cash Management is a great tool for bank reconciliation. Accounts Receivables is great for tracking billings and payments on job contracts.

Cons

Customizing some reports have been a challenge.

Advice to Others

Talk to sales staff to see if the software will fit your company's needs

 
 

from Arlington Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I have always found Sage to be very pro-active when there are issues to solve. Anytime I have a question or need help, they are able to give me the correct person to direct me in solving my problem. They have support at every level, no matter how difficult the solution. I especially like the live chat. It saves me a time when I only have a question or small problem.

Pros

I like the Live Chat feature. Sage also offers many different modules.

Cons

Sometime the reports are difficult to read.

 
 

from Van Horn Construction Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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We have been a customer since 1996. Overall, the product meets our needs. The product is reliable and cost efficient.

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The product is cost efficient compared to other similar industry products. We are able to perform our day to day operations. Integration among modules is key.

Cons

Customer service has declined. Long wait times when calling in, first line support personnel are inadequately equipped to answer questions, and enhancement requests are ignored. The knowledge base used to be helpful but isn't as much anymore.

Advice to Others

If you are looking for a strong Project Management module, this may not be the software for you. If you need ease between Accounting modules with limited job cost and estimating integration, then it works fine.

 
 

from Jean Daoust Construction Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Sage 300 is Simple

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I have been using this product for 12 years and have been very satisfied with it. I had no previous experience with accounting software
and found it easy to pick up.The tutorials and help are excellent. Updates are easy to do and would advise getting one of the service plans.
They are a huge help for those little oops moments that occur as well as when you encounter issues that are out of the norm.
The CSR's are very helpful and will try and get you through your problem or find somebody that has encountered your issue. I've never
been stuck with a problem that can't be solved.
The modules integrate well from the construction aspects to the accounting side. After having used this product I was able to navigate
Simply Accounting rather seamlessly also. I would definitely recommend it.

Advice to Others

Definitely consider the gold service plan, it is of great use.

 
 

from Three Hammer Construction Inc.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Perfect software

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We have had Timberline/Sage software since 2000. It works perfectly for our construction business. Sage continually updates their software to make it even easier to use with more information.

Pros

Ease of use and how all modules are integrated.

Cons

Crystal reports. We don't have anyone trained on that or it would be great.

Advice to Others

Great program. Really, really consider it!!

 
 
 
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