Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office)


 

Sage 300 Online is a web-based financial accounting and business management solution that provides access to financials, operations, inventory and customer orders from anywhere at any time.  Best suited for companies growing beyond a basic accounting software package, the system provides traditional business management features along with the flexibility of the cloud.

With Sage 300 Online, users can process financial and business transactions, collaborate with colleagues and between departments, and have the transparency and visibility necessary to make accurate, data-driven decisions. Sage 300 Online also gives users more control, provides bank-level security, and eliminates the complexity of maintaining business software for compliance as Sage automatically updates and backs up the program for all clients. Users gain a complete and real-time picture of their financial health, including cash balances, service and landed costs. Sage 300 Online also provides reports on any critical aspect of business, like Financials, Sales and Inventory, with intuitive dashboards and customized templates. Information can be sent to colleagues, business partners or accountants in readable formats so they can provide added value or help make informed decisions in minutes.

We especially like how users can make customer order commitments and access inventory levels, costs, prices and returns from the cloud. Any staff member with a login ID can access complete, up-to-the-minute information to answer customer questions, such as the availability of specific items, customer and quantity pricing, or specific customer credit limits.

Sage 300 Online is an affordable financial and business management solution. Server costs are eliminated because it lives in the cloud, and daily backups and disaster recovery are included.

 

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

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

 

from Metropolitan Building Services LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Sage 300 Construction Review

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What I like best about the software is that it's easy to use.

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I don't have any dislikes about the software/product.

Recommendations

I would recommend implementing lien waivers on Sage 300 construction on the job cost module.

 

from Oxford Properties LLC
Specialty: Real estate developer
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

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I like the ease of use best.

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New update insurance compliance doesn't stay updated

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I haven't found another software as user-friendly in this industry.

 

from The Crom Corporation
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

It is nice to have a product that integrates all modules

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I like that the modules all seamlessly integrate and work with each other. Adding Aatrix has helped with the tax preparation in payroll.

Likes Least

Sometimes, support is spotty. For example, when there is an Aatrix problem, Sage may tell you to call Aatrix, but when you call Aatrix, they tell you to call Sage. That doesn't help.

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Make sure you understand all the modules; there are some we didn't even know about.

 

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

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It has worked get for us for over 10 years. We continue to add products as we grow.

Likes Least

Sometimes, the cost for every little thing is what I like least. It would be nice if some classes were free.

Recommendations

Ask questions about products you have that might integrate with Sage.

 

from Metropolitan Building Services
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Excellent Tracking

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The customer service is very good with very knowledgeable representatives. The software has excellent controls for tracking contracts and invoices.

Likes Least

The software could be more user-friendly. They have been updating the software to be more comparable with general Windows functionality.

Recommendations

Note the positives, while also acknowledging the frustrations.

 

from Oxford Properties LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

My experiences using Sage construction products have been very good.

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It's very user-friendly, the customer services are good, and the knowledge base is very helpful.

Likes Least

There's nothing really bad about the products. I would just like to suggest they fix some of the deficiencies with version 13.1, such as how the assign total + and - options don't automatically appear.

Recommendations

Utilize the customer services and knowledge base. When purchasing users for various modules, make sure to purchase enough so the users will not need to log out and then log back in to let someone else work.

 

from York Constructors, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Sophiscated yet easy to use

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I like the ease of use and the way each module interfaces with each other behind the scenes. The platform is very stable, and you can create any report you want from the report writer module.

Likes Least

It is a little pricey, but you pay for what you get, as they say.

Recommendations

You will not find a better product out there for reliability or ease of use, and it is so easy to tailor it to your business needs.

 

from Ryan Iron Works, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

We use the Construction / Real Estate software by SAGE

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I like the ability to set each module up so it posts automatically to the General Ledger.

Likes Least

Accounts Receivable and Contracts modules do not allow you to change items or values once the contract has been accepted, and until the Contract is accepted, nothing will post to that job in Job Cost - not Payroll, Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable.

Recommendations

I no longer print and fill binders with Accounts Payable and Payroll reports; they are kept in files on the server. This helps keep Paper and Binders from overpowering the office space and storage space. Any research is easily found by date, module, and individual application within the module.

 

from Avtec Homes Inc
Specialty: Home builder - production
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Sage 300 Construction Review

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I use Sage 300 Construction everyday. It makes my life so much easier. It is very user-friendly.

Likes Least

Everything there is an update. I have to reset my default reports back to how I like them.

Recommendations

I don't really. Tell how much you love or don't love this product.

 

from McLean Taylor Construction Limited
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Canadian Construction Software

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The software has been dependable. It doesn't crash. The support is usually excellent.

Likes Least

The payroll upgrades using a third party service were not tested one year.

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I think this is an excellent product with outstanding support available.

 

from Rush Properties, Inc.
Specialty: Building owner
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Review

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The product is very stable and solves our business needs. Also, the vendor's customer support is second to none.

Likes Least

I would like to see more frequent updates. Other than that, I have been very satisfied with the product and the vendor.

Recommendations

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is a proven product with a large user base. It is now supported by Sage Software and not some company that might not be around tomorrow to support it.

 

from Arctecon, LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Sage 300 performs great.

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The Sage 300 product provides a comprehensive solution for construction companies who are interested in combining their estimating, project management, and accounting into one product.

Likes Least

My wish list for the Sage 300 has two items:
1. I wish it could function as a web-based product so that we could share its Project Management capabilities with our Subcontractors and the Owners of our projects.
2. I wish its interface was a lot more user-friendly such as the Sage 100 products ability to interface with Excel and easily produce PDF documents from any report.

Recommendations

I would recommend that others first determine the key components that they want from their construction software and at what level of sophistication that they are trying to achieve. Then see if the Sage 300 product fulfills their needs. Perhaps the Sage 100 product would be a better option?

 

from Terracon Underground Ltd.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Meets construction needs

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This is great software for construction. There are a lot of specific financial needs for construction that don't apply in other fields, and this software is tailored for those specifications. Other software systems require many tweaks and customizations to make it work for construction.

Likes Least

My biggest issue with this software is being able to find specific reports and information. I often waste too much time trying to customize my own reports to pull out of the information I need. The recent addition of the inquiry tool is fantastic; however, it can be majorly improved upon by allowing us to sort and customize with one or two clicks.

Recommendations

Many things can be made easier by making your own customizations to suit your needs. The software isn't easy to navigate, so I suspect many people don't know that things can be customized.

 

from Wesley Barton Const Inc
Specialty: Concrete
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Complete accounting

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I like the integration between applications. It saves me time being the only user and a one-person office.

Likes Least

It needs a few options for turning features off and on.

Recommendations

Give it time, especially if you're new to accounting software.

 

from Old North State Masonry, LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Powerful Platform

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I have used this product for many years throughout my career and have found this product more than adequate and always on the cutting edge of technology. It exceeds all of our expectations and can be customized easily by myself and/or other users inside our company.

Likes Least

In all honesty, I don't have any negative comments about this platform.

Recommendations

Make sure you contact an existing user, as they will be the best help in helping you evaluate this platform.

 

from Amelie Construction & Supply, LLC
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Survey 2015

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I like the ease of use and the support when needed.

Likes Least

Some modules have been neglected when updates have been done.

Recommendations

Make sure that you are comfortable with using the software and that the tech support is there when you need it!

 

from Patriarch Management LP
Specialty: Building owner
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Review of Timberline (now Sage) software

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I like the ability to start small and add more users. We also like the ability to pick which modules are best for us.

Likes Least

I would like the product to be web/cloud-based. If we could get a web/cloud-based solution, it would help help a lot. We would no longer have to maintain software or back it up. I would also like to access software from a Mac.

Recommendations

For the price, this a very powerful suite of software, and it can be configured to do many things.

 

from Mann Construction Group
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Enjoy using SAGE 300 CRE

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I like being able to do accounting data entry for all of our companies using one screen. Unlike QuickBooks, I don't need to close down the application for each company.

Likes Least

AP and Billing modules don't link. I create internal billing for our sister companies using Quick Bill and then have to manually enter into AP for each company.

Recommendations

Maybe create a link between AP and billing for internal companies. I'm not sure if this is possible.

 

from Shefchik Builders Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Does job cost well

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It does job cost well and is easy to understand. It's one of the better products I have used.

Likes Least

The look and feel is "old school," but it's getting better.

Recommendations

Think about the power of the system. It can do so much for you in terms of efficiency!

 

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

Sage 300 CRE Review

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The product covers the basics well and provides flexibility in reporting. The vendor's support is excellent.

Likes Least

Customized reports occasionally have to be reprogrammed after upgrades are installed.

Recommendations

Use the product video demonstrations in addition to the sales presentation to determine which modules you really need.

 
 
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