Sage 300 for Construction and Real Estate
Since 1971, Sage Software has offered leading edge, scalable and customizable business products and services that support numerous industries, including construction, distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate.
Sage 300 for Construction and Real Estate, formerly Timberline Office, is a fully integrated construction management system that offers functionality for construction accounting, document management, project management, estimating, procurement and service management. The system also offers reporting and mobile computing tools. Another Sage Construction and Real Estate strength is its accounting flexibility. Users can customize many data fields and edit field names, and the software provides many user-defined fields.
Because Sage Construction and Real Estate can be tailored to each user’s individual requirements, setup can be complex. This puts a premium on the experience and competence of the reseller whose guidance is a critical part of the process. When evaluating Sage Construction and Real Estate, be aware that the tradeoff for receiving a structured accounting environment with flexibility is the setup. Sage is aware of the need for training and assistance, and has made a number of services available to help. When comparing Sage 300 Real Estate and Construction to other solutions, construction software buyers should factor in staff time for training, the cost of that training and the cost of a Sage Construction and Real Estate certified consultant to assist in the setup and customization. But the same could be said for many systems.
Its strongest application is accounting. Its project management and service management are capable but not outstanding.
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Software Highlights:
- Sage Construction and Real Estate has the horsepower to provide a solid accounting and project management backbone for contractors with revenues of $10M+ and staff that have strong accounting and computer skills
- Exceptionally strong for subcontractor management and complex payroll situations
- Sage Construction and Real Estate is a good fit for general contractors and companies working in the real estate development, home building and residential remodeling markets
- Setup and training can be complex and expensive; however, Sage has taken steps to ease the learning curve by introducing new features based on the best practices of Sage Timberline Office customers, including Setup Central, Workflow Centers and Job Central
Sage 300 Software Updates and News
sage 300 is integrated with Sage Intelligence (7.6), and Sage CRM (7.3), allowing your Business Intelligence and bustomer feedback to inform your manufacturing business decisions.You can also post and report invoices, receipts, adjustments, refunds, and more directly from data entry screens for GL, AP, AR, and Bank Reconciliation. In addition, Sage 300 has the Sage Intelligence Report Designer to streamline report creation.
New application Sage 300c enhances mobility and the ability or small businesses to connect via Sage across multiple locations, offering users access from anywhere at any time from any device..
–January 2015 Payroll Tax Updates are now available along with Sage 300 ERP 2014 Product Update 2.
–The expected launch date for the new Sage CRM 7.3 integration with Sage 300 ERP 2014 is March 31, 2015.
–Starting with Sage 300 ERP product update 3 (PU3), Sage will separate downloads and installs. Sage will no longer release Sage 300 ERP Intelligence Reporting as part of Sage 300 ERP product updates.
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is now integrated with Sage Payment Solutions. Now contractors using Sage 300 can accept checks, credit cards, debit cards, and mobile payments and process them within their system via Sage Payment Solutions. There is no need for double entries or extra processing time and confusion.
Watch out for the upcoming release of a new version of Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate in the very near future.
Sage 300 Online is now available by subscription. This cloud-based system is intended to medium sized businesses trying to speed up business processing and the flow of information, and have access from anywhere.
Sage 300 Online will cost $69/month for subscribers.