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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    Service Management
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 8

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

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from Miller Blaker, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Step back in time.

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The product is stable. We have very few problems with crashes or corrupted data.

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It has the general look, feel and functionality of a program written in 1986. I have been been using this software for over 20 years and it hasn't changed much. Very simple things that you would expect will get improved never happen. I've even seen changes that make the software more difficult to use. Obviously the people managing the development this software don't actually use it. I really don't understand how they get away charging so much for a program with such poor functionality this all these years.

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I haven't investigated other software because we're too entrenched in Timberline to easily switch, so I can't recommend anything. My advice is that you keep looking keep looking.

 

from Paganini Companies
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Overall Sage 300 is a user-friendly program.

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It's user-friendly. After set-up, things falls in places easily. At the same time, the program constantly changing to better suit our needs.
It has a good support system, from easy solutions to anything this is technical. I know where to turn to and where I can get help when I need it. It is very important to us.

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The product itself can be less rigid in report design. For instance, not all the data files are linked; don't know when I have to use the function "LookUp". If it's more aligned with Excel, and more reports can be exported to Excel, it will help a lot.

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(It would be the same as "like least about this product" above. Please refer) Thank you.

 

from AMG & Associates
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Sage 300 - Timberline

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300 is great software. I have been using it for more than 15 years. Executive management is confident with the Company's financials. All of the modules consistently tie out.

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A few more canned reports and/or ease of creating reports would be helpful.

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Commitment control and accounts payable control is essential. Evaluate the modules thoroughly.

 

from Singleton Electric Co., Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Sage 300 CRE Outdated

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Interface with Crystal and MS Access allows me to get reports/data I need not supplied by the software.

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NO customer support. Outdated software. Payroll system nowhere near adequate. Database slow and poorly designed. Response by company to complaints/concerns nonexistent. No response from Sage as to future direction they plan to take with this software.

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Find other software. This is old, outdated and the support from the company is terrible. Why they are still so highly rated is a mystery.

 

from Retail Property Group
Specialty: Real estate developer
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Excellent Product

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Very flexible, and well thought out. Some of the procedures are a bit involved, and not necessarily intuitive, but it all comes together quite nicely.

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It can be somewhat daunting to get all the nuanced details of some of the procedures.

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Don't overlook it because it seems to complex or above the head of staff (as a previous CFO did).

 

from jarvis construction
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

GREAT PRODUCT

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SAGE customer support is very knowledgable and always willing to help.

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if I had to say anything it would be that the modules are not consistent with one another. some are from older version or add on programs and they don't look and feel the same

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may not be the cheapest but it has so many great features

 

from Cambridge Swinerton Builders, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

The Cadillac of Construction Accounting Software

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The customer support is hands down the best experience you can have even if you are setting up databases or reconfiguring old ones, or need a simple solution for an issue.

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Sage has gotten better over the last few years with the easy of export functions into excel, but this was previously one of the issues I did not like. It is still very difficult to build reports that cross reference transaction files from different modules. I would like to see a less complicated way to build reports within the software.

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Make sure the software you pick allows you to manage all of the aspects of your business as Sage does and not just parts of it.

 

from Ramada Conference Center
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Used for Hotel & Restaurant Business

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Easy to understand and use product. Company is fantastic, service is excellent.

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Training is far away from where we are located. Webinars would be nice.

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I would not use anything else. Software has a lot of options, flexibility, creativity. I can always get what I need. If I need help, there is always someone who can guide me through.

 

from Triangle Pump Service Limited
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Great software but its the customer service that really makes it!

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The customer service team is phenomenal. They are willing to spend as much time as it takes and walk you through the whole process while thoroughly explaining everything and reasoning behind it.

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More integration with the bank account such as automated Bank Reconciliation

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Id recommend Sage to anyone thinking about a new accounting software

 

from RLM
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Held Hostage by Sage

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This product has features for construction accounting that Q Books doesn't have.

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Cost to maintain the software is outrageous for a business of our size. Sage jambs a maintenance increase down our throat every year.

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Be sure and understand the ongoing cost. Once your resources have been expended to implement they can the maintenance cost can become outrageous.

 

from Forward Development
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

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The Estimating program and the ability to push the estimate into the accounting program.

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That you cannot buy product or support directly from Sage and have to go through independent vendors

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Must be staffed amply to manage the software. Not for the small contractor without accounting staff

 

from Homes By Dickerson, Inc.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Very conssistent accounting software

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Very stable, efficient accounting software that is intuitive to use.

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Needs a bit more reports and 'dashboard' capabilities.

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You can trust what Sage tells you they can or cannot do. Very clear communication and support

 

from Seacrest Developers
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Sage/Timberline Job Costing

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I have been using Sage/Timberline accounting software since 1989. I find it user friendly. I like that I am able to have custom reports that show the information that I need in the format that I want to see. Not that I use it very often, but I have found the Sage/Timberline customer service the best of any company I have ever worked with. My very picky IT person has never had a complaint about the customer service and has actually complimented it, which, for him, is unusual.

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the software can be picky about being on a server with other software.

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Try it. I've been exposed to other construction accounting software over the years, but none have been as good as Sage/Timberline. The company I work for is a General Contractor specializing in high end custom homes, so Job Costing is very important to be able to pull up at a moments notice for our clients. This software's ability to track commitments by job is the best.

 

from Nurminen Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Overall a solid product

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Lots of configuration options, very customizable to each company's process.

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Some modules don't get any improvements. SM, for example, was a third party product that had some integration coded in, but it really has not gotten any improvements over the years, and it definitely could use them. Even some of the built in functionality really doesn't work as it is written now. DM is another module. We just dropped it, as they are now apparently replacing it with something else, which means it's not going to get any enhancements going forward.

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Look at competing products as well, like Spectrum, it does many things I wish Sage 300CRE would do. (but I'm sure it does some things worse, in fairness) Timberline's user fees are cheaper as it is based on concurrent use per module.

 

from Kelsey Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

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Ease of use and support. Especially support, they answer promptly with friendly people with correct responses

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Wish it were easier to import to/from Excel. At times, the backup and restore functions are confusing. Sometimes the move to history is confusing; i.e. which files to move first

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Check out ease of report writing and financial statement creation. Get into the details with trainers

 

from AMG & Associates
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Sage 300 (Timberline) is the best

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Timberline is an excellent construction accounting product. I have extreme confidence using 300.

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Report writing could be more user friendly. Would like it to be easier to modify current reports and convert them to Excel as well.

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Do it. All modules are user friendly and the accuracy is excellent. We never have a problem with month end reconciliations.

 

from Commonwealth Fire Protection
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Commonwealth Fire Protection

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Flexibility of Inquiries and Reports; detail of entries.

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Contracts - no "previous" or "next" button
Purchasing/Inventory - integration is better but still freezes too many times
Job Cost - Change Order entry too rigid, need an undo button

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Maintenance and updates are a must.
Make sure you have a detailed implementation with a certified consultant.

 

from Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

The best construction software out there!!!

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Very sophisticated software. Extremely user friendly--our new employees are able to learn the system very quickly

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Nothing specific--there are a couple of cosmetic things but nothing functional

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Talk to other users...they are a better source than a salesperson

 

from Scartelli Construction services and General Contractors Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

user friendly

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Geared toward construction businesses and is a well thought out program

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Takes a little time to learn but its worth it. The program has all the necessary components to fit a construction company's needs

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If you have a small midsize or large construction company this software works wonderfully and fits the needs of a construction firm

 

from Blahnik Construction Company
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Used this software since 1995.

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I like the way all the modules are fully integrated with each other.

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The migration process to new hardware is very difficult. If ends up being fairly expensive to hire a professional for the number of hours it takes to completer the process.

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The job costing and payroll are the two most important modules for us. Both of these modules have a wide variety of options to cover every situation you may encounter.

 
 
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