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

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

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from Westbank Projects
Specialty: Real estate developer
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

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Sage 300 CRE does a decent job with project costing, but not as good on just about every other aspect

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Not intuitive (steep learning curve), user interface hard to understand, doesn't report taxes consistently, integration between accounting and project management not that good

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consider solutions with better dashboards and better integration

 

from SOLD, Inc
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Sage 300 Construction Review

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Great customer service support. Setup was somewhat cumbersome, but the Customer Service number was very helpful every time we had to call for help.

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Nothing of note, but the cost of the product is higher than others that compete with this one.

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Use of a third party consultant for setup may be something worth considering in your budget.

 

from Ecker Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Just what we need!

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The software is easy to use. It meets our company's needs in project management and accounting.

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It locks up quite a bit. It might just be my computer, but when I'm running reports, it locks up and I have to end the program.

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Give it a try and ask questions if you don't understand a function.

 

from Horizon retail construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Future is optimistic

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Works great for construction industry
Fits how we do business as a retail construction company

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No mobility
On pervasive SQL
Requires old addins
Causes issues with excel, outlook, word
No plan to love to Sql

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Do your due diligence
POC is will all of your data and users accessing it

 

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

Perfect tool for construction management

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It helps me on Asset Management a lot. Exceptionally strong for subcontractor management and complex payroll situations.

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No simple way to extract the data you need. It's also a lit bit slow to setup. It also take you a long time to be proficient on it, but once you are good on it, it's really a good tool.

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For a small construction company looking for decent job cost and payroll functions, as far as canned programs go, it's as good as anything else out there.

 

from Next Century
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Good software

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Our current Sage/timberline is very user friendly. The cost is reasonable and affordable. For small construction firms it works as good as other software out there. Its features including accounting, production management, project management, procurement, and reporting and other tools.

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It's a good software in the states but can be hard to use in other countries because some of the consultants might be expensive including reports and source deduction. The reports. You can filter on anything which is nice but you can’t add any row (easily).

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It is an easy transitional program but might be difficult to use without any training or help from a professional.

 

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

BEST FOR ACCOUNTING SERVICES

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IT'S VERY EASY. BETTER THAN OTHER PROGRAMS I HAVE USED. I USE THIS FOR ACCOUNTING NEEDS, IT IS PERFECT

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SOMETIMES IT DOES FREEZE. BUT WHAT PROGRAM DOESN'T?

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IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS CONTACT THE COSTUMER SERVICE TEAM. THEY ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL.

 

from Jensen technology group
Specialty: Architect
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Great product, but let's do something with the back end

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It's very pervasive in the construction space so it's easy to find integration products.

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The back end database is a limiting factor, and they need to move to the cloud.

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In its space it has the best functionality for job cost.

 

from Genesis Behavioral health
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

It worked easily and it was not hard to learn to use.

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The product was worth the money. It worked as explained. Easy and quick reference guides. It was easy to access and I cannot complain.

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I really can't find anything to complain about. I suppose if I had to say what I liked least it would be the time it took to install this product.

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Try it out for further review. I would highly recommend this product. I use it often.

 

from Ecker Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Used it for years

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Sage 300 is useful for all aspects of construction, from accounting to project management.

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Sometimes the help feature (knowledge base) leaves a little to be desired.

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Using as much of the program as possible will allow for a more efficient use of your money.

 

from Real Estate Developer
Specialty: Building owner
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Construction Project Manager

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The information that can be made available to you is very inclusive and detailed, and is relatively easy to access. The customization of reports and features is also very useful.

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The least appealing characteristic to Sage 300 is it's user interface. It is dated and difficult to navigate for a novice.

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Become trained in the program prior to using it. Will save a lot of time vs. self-discovery.

 

from Bureau of Engineering, the City of Los Angeles
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

This tool makes project management a lot easier

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Sage (Timberline) saves a lot of time and paperwork for contractors to deal with change orders, submittals, RFIs, etc. Its accounting function is well designed for management of projects of construction and real estate.

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Reporting and printing system are not even polished. For accounting and financial record keeping, tons of improvement are definitely in need.

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Please continue to focus on providing the updates which make it easier and more effortless to use and more customizable. The user interface can be also improved and more support from the company is needed.

 

from LRC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

It's a great product and it helps tremendously

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It's pretty easy to use. It takes you through the steps. I enjoy working with the software.

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A little tricky to get used to but like anything it's learn able

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Definitely do your research , shop around, and check all your options.

 

from AWL Industries INC
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Good more a medium to small size company

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The suitable for business like us, we are Contractors so need to do lot to Change orders, Submittals etc., Sage CRE gives us the option get to most out of our business.

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Interface has not been changed from years, its still the same as it was 10-12 years back. The database is very primitive.

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Please change the database. better need to move to more robostic one.

 

from New York Con asso
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Timberline feed back

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don't like anything about it, the program is slow and not really made for a construction company, more for a acct function

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consistent, put info in/it comes out, anybody can put info in, as long as the info is correct it works

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do not use timberline/sage- its slow and take a long time to work, its not really made for a construction company

 

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

Sage Timberline Estimating Review

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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

Sage Estimating Review

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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.

 
 
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