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

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

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from DTE Energy
Specialty: Building owner
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

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I like the sorting mechanism, I can sort my estimate in in way I want as long as the activating are assigned per the WBS

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There isn't undo button, I cant display mathematical equations in the cells so I can refer to it at anytime. I cant have a protection on my estimating file.

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use the soft ware at least for a month before you write any evaluation.

 

from DTE Energy
Specialty: Building owner
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Very capable, but can be intimidating if not an advanced user

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Timberline is a robust estimating software if it is correctly set up and optimized for your business. The assembly function is quite strong and can be created in a customized way for your needs. The ability to quickly change the WBS layout and export to different file types is nice as well.

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The user interface is in my opinion too complicated for what it needs to be, and especially when you consider the competition. The lack of a "back" button is unfortunate, as this is used many times when using excel. The pricing is higher than some others and the program generally feels "outdated." Cannot use offline.

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Figure out what is most important to you and your business needs. Create a weighted scorecard and review multiple software systems that are available. Ensure you have the time and resources to properly spend some time to get the software set up and to gain familiarity with it.

 

from Investel Harbor Resorts LLC
Specialty: Building owner
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

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Best accounting system with good construction & real estate project management software

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Layout of software. It seems like an unfinished program and creates confusion for new users

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How is the software friendly for new users, customer services/back-end support, software integration, documents storage, cloud security

 

from Level 10 Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

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If managed well the database and assemblies can be very powerful. Very easy to switch between work breakdown structures. Multiple estimators can work in the same estimate rather easily.

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No customization whatsoever. Printing is a constant frustration. No direct link to 2D or 3D takeoff software. Every option is a large cost upgrade that doesn't come standard.

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Do your homework. If you have someone that can build assemblies and constantly manage the database this can be very useful. I don't think this software has been updated in many years and I'm not sure if it ever will again.

 

from DiMarco Group
Specialty: Real estate developer
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Good for construction, needs work for accounting

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The software is meant for construction type industries and is pretty useful for job costing and reporting purposes. If you're simply using if for development and construction type records, I would be more likely to recommend it.

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There are quite a few issues with reporting and the ability to get exactly what you want out of one single report. For the purposes of accounting and financial record keeping, there are definitely things that need drastic improvement.

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Make sure when determining whether or not to use this software, that you keep in mind the limitations for certain aspects of record keeping and financial documentation.

 

from DTE Energy
Specialty: Building owner
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Sage Estimating - Utility industry

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Fully customizable. Great Database capabilities and modeling creation. Consultant support is more personalized that working with the developer.

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User interface not friendly. No search function on item takeoff. No "back" button. Crystal Reports.

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Estimator new to software may be intimidated by the user interface.

 

from Level 10 Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

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The database capabilities are extensive. The ability to show estimates in different sorts is a benefit.

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Difficult to use and implement. It doesn't internal takeoff components . Difficult to print reports.

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Review other software as well and review the process for implementation and expected use of the software.

 

from DiMarco Constructors
Specialty: Real estate developer
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

So so with some normal issues

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Job cost tracking capabilities, event1 linking capabilities

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deleting or reversing entries makes reports look terrible

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option for pure deletion and reversal of entries for job cost and gl

 

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

Sage 300 Review

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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

 
 
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