Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate vs. SkySlope

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is an end-to-end construction and property management product.N/A
SkySlope
Score 9.2 out of 10
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SkySlope, from the company of the same name in Sacramento, is a real estate software application designed to streamlines the transaction process, enabling brokers to focus on growing their business.N/A
Pricing
Sage 300 Construction and Real EstateSkySlope
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 300 Construction and Real EstateSkySlope
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
User Ratings
Sage 300 Construction and Real EstateSkySlope
Likelihood to Recommend
6.3
(14 ratings)
8.4
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(9 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 300 Construction and Real EstateSkySlope
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
Sage is not at all well suited for small companies who want an agile, nimble setup for quick moving situations and mobile use. These type of companies should look elsewhere such as a SaaS offering from another vendor. In addition Sage is very expensive both in its initial outlay and ongoing support. Medium and larger sized companies benefit from a Sage install much more than the smaller constructor. Having the modules all work in unison is important when a company is of a certain size as is having the long tenured support structure. In addition Sage requires the terminals services setup to use it remotely and the larger companies are more likely to have the infrastructure and support for that type of setup
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SkySlope
SkySlope is most suited for real estate firm document management. I cannot think of another industry that it would be suited for; it is pretty specific. If you have less than 20-30 transactions a year, it wouldn't probably be worth the money versus just scanning. Our company does ~150 per year, and it saves me so much time. It is great for managing brokers of any sized firm with a fair number of transactions.
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Pros
Sage
  • There are a lot of ways to drill down into information. The ability to run inquiries that can be easily exported into Excel is incredibly useful.
  • The help desk is very helpful. There are multiple ways to get a hold of someone and it is extremely useful.
  • The knowledgebase articles are very helpful and provide a lot of great detail.
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SkySlope
  • Broker compliance checklists
  • Email to upload documents
  • Emailing documents out of system
  • eSignature
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Cons
Sage
  • Lack of data validation and controls
  • Extremely limited report configuration without significant customization
  • Too many arbitrary limits like vendor name that forced partial names into the address
  • Very outdated UI
  • Very siloed forcing users to open different applications for different functions
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SkySlope
  • Their task manager is not good at all. It is clunky and not very intuitive. In principle, I like the ability to assign tasks to new transactions, but overall this functionality lacks.
  • If a file is created, it canNOT be deleted. This is very annoying in the case of accidental file creation; it jumbles the archive. Seems like a very easy thing to implement, but support said there isn't currently a way.
  • The quick audit function is great when files are new, but it is not available for completed files to do the final review. Again an easy implement you would think, but not having this makes reviewing files in the final stages very clunky. It takes forever. Support gave me a workaround, so that helps.
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Usability
Sage
Sage is somewhat easy to use as far as its simplicity, however, when I first started using it I really wished there were more training materials available. As I did research to figure out what resources were there to learn how to use the paid software, all I found were courses you have to pay for. In my personal opinion, I don't think you should have to pay to learn how to use a software you bought.
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SkySlope
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Support Rating
Sage
They have a very quick, responsive team that assists. They also have great higher-level engineers who assist in more complicated matters and all in all, you need a support team that is quick to respond when you are in the middle of business crises.
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SkySlope
They have always been quick to respond to any potential issues I may be having.
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Alternatives Considered
Sage
We currently have Sage in place which handles the majority of our business needs on the back end, but compared to some others that are on the market like Builder Trend, it does lack the client facing side of the house. To make it a better product, a client facing portal would be best so they can be up to date.
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SkySlope
SkySlope just has a lot more functionality over this software. All three have a comparable digital signature and templating capabilities. but SkySlope has many additional purposes. I have not found another software like it. Other software I demo-ed was not even close, so SkySlope seems to have the market cornered, but I haven't evaluated again for a couple of years.
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • The accounting functions (AP, AR, GL) are mature so it does a great job with core financials. The reports are flexible so it does a good job of providing flexibility in report writing. The application is written for a workgroup so multiple people can use it at the same time. The transaction detail is strong so that a transaction can be rolled back if necessary.
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SkySlope
  • Positive as its ease of use has allowed us to scale back hiring to realize more profits.
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