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.

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.



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

Overall rating

4.05 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Catheryn from Terra Remote Sensing Inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

January 2019

Sage 300

It has been used for our payroll for sometime and does the job. Don't see alot of customer support from Sage so far for this product. It may be a product they are chosing to phase out since it is older technology.

Pros

since it is a licensed platform it is on my desktop and ready to use.

Cons

the reporting set ups are cumbersome. When you need to update the software, it won't work again until every license is updated here. It can be slow as well.

January 2019

lily from sss

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Mediocre construction software

This is not a program that is easy to learn or catch on. If you are not familiar with construction software, don't anticipate figuring out all out the right away.

Pros

The program has a lot of options and customization features. It is a great feature, but may be a little overwhelming at times.

Cons

The program is very complex and difficult at times. A lot of tasks are very tedious and things like creating a report require a lot of conditioning.

January 2019

Janet from BRW Construction Group, LLC

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

I am a CPA and have implemented this software in the last year with a large underground utility construction company.

In deciding to purchase this software, you need to determine your real commitment level. You can use an easily implemented software such as Quickbooks, but you'll need to manually enter a great deal of estimates and information. The implementation and training is costly - be sure and get the total price of all the software modules that you will need in addition to the estimated cost of implementation and training.

Pros

I like that in general you are able to import tables from other software or ones created in Excel rather than either not having history or having to manually enter it. There are many very sophisticated modules to help you manager your business. There are awesome video's with lessons that you can use (over and over) for a period of time to learn each module broken down step by step. The job cost is able to import estimates created in Timberline (SAGE) Estimating, another very sophisticated program. From those estimates you can actually create purchase orders for items estimated, and email them directly to your vendors. Very slick if the program is set up correctly.

Cons

This is a complicated system and not for the average AP person or Controller/Accountant. You will more than likely need to hire an expert to train and walk you through implementation. The reports are rarely exactly what you want, so you either have to pay the expert to change them or to learn to change them yourself. The whole implementation process is lengthy - there is a learning curve.

January 2019

James from ALLIED INDUSTRIAL SALES, INC.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Good but seeking for more

Pros

There is a lot of flexibility with this product, but in many cases it requires a Sage Expert or extensive training. With this product our company managed Industrial Construction Projects of various sizes and cost and utilized different project costing. Overall our experience was good.

Cons

Needs a nicer UI/UX for the consumer, the next generation of user is accustom to ease of use and a clean UI/UX. Give the consumer more control, create a solution that allows us the ability to manage our data, our way. Salesforce has a great solution for this, although not directly related their model for consumer control and product support is one of the best I have ever seen/used.

January 2019

Kari from Highmark

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Review

I feel our training completely lacked with what this program has to offer as well as having to pay for each user per module and the unlimited extra programs that you also have to pay for

Pros

The capability of the program is endless
The reports can be customized
making PO's and subcontracts in one platform is nice rather than going under each job

Cons

Purchase each user per module
Training was not good
ease of use is complex
closing out each month and posting to each module was not thoroughly explained and it seems to be an extremely important part of this program to work correctly as an accounting software
does not integrate with Builder Trend when it was a selling feature

January 2019

Sarah from Ace Carpentry, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

January 2019

Sage software is great for construction

Pros

I like that once you know how to work the program it works for what we need it for, I am not a high user on this program I just use minimal functionalities

Cons

Learning how to use this software isn't that easy; the time it takes to deal with issues. One of our employees is on a weekly call with a Sage Consultant which takes a lot of time and money.

December 2018

Rosemarie from Benchmark Real Estate Group

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

December 2018

Sage is archaic

I would never go back to using it. What I use now is lightyear's ahead of it.

Pros

Not a whole lot. It got the job done but once I got on a more updated software, I fully realized how un-user friendly Sage was.

Cons

Reports. I had to get I.T.'s help to figure out a lot of things and then even when they simplified it for me, I would still frequently need their help. It also would lose my settings often which was frustrating.

December 2018

jennifer from B&B Pools and Spas

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Review

Pros

Payable and receivable modules and the reports you can print in each.

Cons

The billing module is touchy when editing AIA's.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Talk about killing two birds with one stone...

Pros

It combines so many diff aspects of the business cycle into one.

Cons

There are so many features and tools. You sometimes feel overwhelmed when you come across something you don't know about.

December 2018

John from Infinigy

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

Timberline Customer Support

We are a $30M A&E/Construction company.

Pros

Decent functionality once you get it working. Price to function seems good. I have a hard time saying anything else good. If you can live with the cost of frustration, you will probably eventually say its worth it. I've used it for 10 years!

Cons

Sage provides almost "ZERO" support. Don't let them lie to you. I have used this product for over 10 years and my level of frustration remains very high. They will not support you after the software/conversion is done. You get pushed to a very few, custom Crystal Report writers who are incredibly overloaded. So all the promise of great dashboards, custom reports (which you have to have! For your own business!) is for naught. Just add 6 months to your process which is absolutely not an exaggeration. Let's just say it like it is. After the sale, Sage does not care about you.

December 2018

Maureen from Monogram International Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

sage 300...

i used it everyday for work task ... its pretty much is easy if you understand how to use it

Pros

I used this for work job at my office... need to like it because i used it for entering the order of my work duty

Cons

really need to understandable step by step to be able to use it...

December 2018

Davin from Replay Management Ltd.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

Accurate and Reliable with Minor Drawbacks

The software does what you need it to do for daily accounting functions with minimal crashes or delays. However, the reporting function needs to be updated to a usable format so that it takes the end user less time to gain the information needed.

Pros

The software is very reliable and there are very few hiccups in day to day use.
It's also very handy to have features such as:
- Attaching documents/invoices to an AP or Journal Entry
- Recurring journal entries
- Project Coding

Cons

I find the interface layout to be a little archaic. It is not very modern in comparison to other accounting software.
A troublesome area is when making entries in the General Ledger module, the entries are not reflected in the AP, Bank, or AR modules. However, making entries in the AP, Bank, or AR modules are transferred correctly in the GL.
Lastly, the reports that are generated by Sage 300 can be put into Excel 97-2003 only. Furthermore, the reports are generated in a very complex manner with poor formatting and many merged cells. Trying to manipulate and sort data can take a long time.
It would be very helpful to be able to search/filter through Sage by the invoice/document number. The only option to do this is to either export the data to Excel, or search by vendor.

December 2018

Michael from Colantonio Inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Sage 300 Construction, Good Product, Some Issues

Pros

Sage is an overall good product that can perform most if not all of the tasks required for a construction company

Cons

The product is slow and takes a long time to do simple tasks. It is not user friendly and customer service could be better

December 2018

Scott from Site Specific LLC

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

December 2018

Needs improvement

no

Pros

not much I like about this product except it is the tool our company uses for project financials

Cons

user interface is old and antiquated, needs a major upgrade for ease of use, need to better connect with the mobile construction world

December 2018

Aldrin from DMCI Homes

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Sage 300 offer best deals are perfect!

Pros

These are user friendly they have strong customer support and the customer relation and management is also available on this tools.

Cons

A little hard to start but once you know how it works it will be very easy and smooth. perfect for me. I love this tools.

December 2018

Diana Grace from DMCI Homes

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Best software CONSTRUCTION I had!!

Pros

One of the best recommend contractor out there. I love how the product works and also the support are great well. Very accommodating services!

Cons

Over all no cons because of the great platform and the service they have. Sometime a seconds before it ready but all of the software is the same issue. Great deals.

December 2018

James from DMCI Homes

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate had meet my expectation!!!

Pros

I been using this application since 2015 and it has a good feature that you can do.This product is very easy to use. I actually never see myself using another product.

Cons

The one I dislike is the extra layer of the support. But it's fine. I still love how it works. This one of the most user friendly.

November 2018

Nivaldo from NI Accounting Services

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Not that good

I don;t recommend, even that professionally it is a good program, on the productivity way is too complicated, to navigate between the program and tasks

Pros

I didn't notice too much pros so far, compared with other programs

Cons

It is a little bit complicated, it is difficult to reverse transactions, you need to go back to the main menu to change between accounts payable, and accounts receivable, even vendors and employees, other programs in the market are more easy and customer friendly

November 2018

IDr.Allan jomar from MESA Design Studio

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

the useful item ever at my life

this is very good app and anyone who want to try this app,you must try it beacuse it so helful and very useful in my life...

Pros

i like most about this product is like super easy upgrade from entry level like accounting applications...I don't know this product but when i try it,it's so very nice and very helpful at my life and i share it to my friend and he tells me it's so very useful....And he thank's me for saying this application....

Cons

i like least about this product is nothing...did anyone knows why beacause i don't have bad experience at this app...And my friends that i tell this app and she said ofcourse she have not bad experience at this app beacause this very useful and friendly app...

November 2018

Sherwin from DMCI Homes

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

"Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate this software helps us Manage my submission on time"

Pros

I can easily capture data anywhere. Using this software my everyday work is light and I can submit my project on time. This is one the best tools I use because of the easy mobile access.

Cons

Nothing I can share for the cons. With this product my imaginations come true, great feature and best recommended for business!