Sage Estimating Software

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About Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating, the most widely used cost estimating solution in the construction industry, is more than just software. Together with an experienced partner network, Sage extends our estimating offering to include integrated BIM, project history and benchmarking, and electronic takeoff capabilities. Sage Estimating offers a variety of takeoff methods that can be used to pull individual or group item details from industry specific databases directly into the bidding sheet. Users can manually enter the dimensions of the site or use several integrated electronic takeoff solutions to pull the dimensions of the site automatically. Sage Estimating also helps in forecasting the labor, materials, and other overhead costs, which helps estimators prepare precise, accurate b...
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Sage Estimating User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4

Customer support

4

Functionality

4

Showing 1 - 5 of 79 reviews

John

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Oil & Energy

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

September 2021

Estimate Management

Overall Sage SQL Estimating is a very stable and robustly powerful estimating tool.

Pros

One of the best things about Sage SQL Estimating is the ability to breakdown an estimate into an unbelievable number of different ways allowing both company standard breakdowns and complex bid form breakdowns at the same time. This also allows standard estimate formatting across all different divisions of our company while working together to complete very large estimates.

Cons

The two most limiting drawbacks of this software is the inability to create a specification driven takeoff system. The second drawback is the ability to error check the takeoff against a specification to make sure the entry is conforming to the specification and/or is correctly entered. Some of this can be done through assemblies, but not all of this can be done and is why this is very limited for the use of Process Piping System.

Reasons for choosing Sage Estimating

Sage SQL Estimating was the most flexible, customizable and reliable of all other products that we had reviewed. The support team at Sage has been the most responsive of all other software's that we have used over the years.

Reasons for switching to Sage Estimating

Standardization of estimate formats, breakdowns and costing.

Ray

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

March 2021

My Timberline Accessment

It saves overall time in lieu of using an excel estimate.

Pros

I've used it in the past when it was simply Timberline (both DOS and Windows versions) with other companies. It is easy to use

Cons

Don't care much for the yearly cost as it seems excessive. Would like to see in lieu of monthly free webinars that cater more for new or potential buyers, webinars for how to utilize the software to its maximum potential.

Reasons for choosing Sage Estimating

Used it in the past and was comfortable with it. Less of a learning curve.

Reasons for switching to Sage Estimating

Needed something to minimize our overall production of estimates.

Response from Sage

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your business and look forward to helping drive your continued success in construction and real estate.

Replied May 2021

Ashley

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

Extremely Robust Estimating Software

You are unlikely to find a more robust estimating software. The integration with Sage 300 CRE is very strong and allows you to import your original estimate into Job Cost and any changes into Project Management, which saves you from large amounts of duplicate entry and the potential errors that come with it. The functionality for creating granular or broad markups can't be matched. It is unfortunate that it is an on-premise software that requires a VPN and Remote Desktop to access it from outside the office unless you are going to pay another party to host it in the cloud. They really need to look at modernizing to a cloud environment.

Pros

One of the best features that I use in my role is the integration with Sage 300 CRE. We can export an estimate directly to Job Cost in Sage. You can also import an estimate directly into a change request in Sage Project Management. There are many ways to set and calculate add-ons, which doesn't seem to be the case with other software. You can have multiple tabs to see different views of the estimate and highlight different information. You can customize both the on screen views and the printouts for your needs.

Cons

It isn't cloud based, so you either have to have it hosted in the cloud or you have to VPN in and use Remote Desktop if you want to access it outside the office. For a construction software, where many people are located on jobsites, that isn't ideal.

Tien

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

July 2021

Simple & Effective

Overall satisfied with SAGE products, reliable and affordable

Pros

Easy to use, friendly interface with custom view Flexible reports in multiple forms (datasheet, pdf, document, etc.) Compatible with SAGE Contractor

Cons

Too many columns, convoluted and unnecessary Material waste check box should be set as default value of CHECKED, or remove completely to avoid missed calculation on waste Need add more columns for add-on breakdown (OH&P, tax)

Susan

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

3.5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3.5

Customer support

out of 5
3.5

Functionality

out of 5

May 2015

Estimating with Sage/Timberline

Pros

I know that the spreadsheet adds up correctly. This is key when it comes to bidding work. We have built our own databases, and use them quite a bit for concrete, masonry, and drywall.

Cons

Upgrades with pervasive can be cumbersome. It would be useful if the download was something that could be pushed down to users. Granted right now I am behind on my upgrades because our IT department does not like to deal with the upgrades.

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