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Feels dated, but is functional with quirks.We use Sage for our Project Management, Costing, and Finance (AP, AR, GL) modules. We recently moved away from using their payroll module.,Accounts Payable invoicing. Accounts Receivable tracking. General ledger.,Payroll. All aspects of reporting, including the ability to export in various formats. User interface.,6,Positive from an accounting perspective. Negative from payroll and reporting standpoint.,ConnectWise Manage,ADP Workforce Now, ProcoreSage 300: Frustrated UserWe have three operators using it every day to prepare construction estimates. We put in material and labor take-offs as well as subcontractor and supplier bids. Then we send the budget to the accounting software where we can run our purchase orders, track our labor hours, do our billings, and pay our suppliers.,Once you get it set up with all the vendors and cost codes, it works okay to manage all the transactions. It is made for construction, tailored for the way we use it. Flexible, you can modify every input and make it the way you want it.,They have never dramatically changed the software in the last 20 years. The format could be improved. Very expensive. Pay every year for upgrades that don't really change anything. Need to pay for each user. Really hard to set up correctly. New users need to spend a month of labor getting all the cost codes in there and all the vendors in the system. The system crashes a lot, you'll be working along and then you get a critical error and need to restart it.,2,We could have invested in something much lower cost and saved ourselves a lot of money. Probably would have been happier in the long run.,ComputerEase Construction SoftwareSage 300: a good construction suiteSage 300 is currently being utilized for accounting, billings, budgeting, payroll and meeting minutes.,Ease of use Flexibility to add jobs and users Ability to write custom reports for end users and clients,Creation/improvement of a mobile app Price for support is quite high Support is not available 24/7,9,Sage acts almost like a single pane of glass, you can do many things within the suite. Very data heavy so it is difficult to run remotely on slower network connections. A mobile app would make field staff more productive.,Powerful but the UI makes it a mediocre product.It is used across the entire organization between Heavy Job and Sage 300, it is implemented by the field, the cost department, and the executives. We do change management, cost coding, cost reports, field reports, and revenue recognition. Essentially every facet of our business is carried out through Sage 300. Although it can be clunky at times, as an organizational tool it exceeds our expectations, but it has a lot of room for improvement, especially pertaining to the user interface.,Sage 300 does a wonderful job in change management. Trying to manage a $90M job is difficult enough, but having over 60 change requests makes it essentially impossible if it wasn't for this module. Summary Reports. This module is the only way to get a true litmus test of the job. We use this during every monthly meeting and would probably be lost as to the status for the job without it. Transmittals are a masterpiece on Sage. I don't say this too lightly, but by all means it is an absolute masterpiece. When we have all different PMs doing all different transmittal, it's wonderful to see them all in one place following one template. No more trying to collaborate people's emails into a folder hoping they all are formatted the same way. This is a completely underappreciated facet of Sage 300.,The user interface is not good, flat out. The style in which you access the information looks like a primitive version of Microsoft. In addition, there is a lack of congruence between certain screens. With some modules, you press the 'X' in the top right exit, with some you have to press a 'cancel' button, and then another cancel located elsewhere. To be honest a majority of the issues I experience can be correlated to the user interface. It is by far the worst aspect of Sage 300. With all due respect, Sage has a wonderful product that needs a new coat of paint. I'm hoping with the future updates they will take examples from other organizations in order to bring the UI into the 21st century, because their format is simply archaic.,6,Sage has completely changed our culture at my company. At first, our field reports were not detailed, as they were not giving us quantities to actually track the job. We had no clue what the progress of activities was, because it was a general 'How are things going?' "Good" conversation. Now we track our progress quantitatively. We have been able to track and organize our change events to actually recognize revenue on particular jobs. We had so many Change events being lost and this simplified that. It allows us to pursue these events and actually recognize revenue. Overall this is an amazing benefit of Sage. As an organization, we have been able to identify losing bid items and avoid those in the futures.,Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Procore,Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Procore, HCSSWould you implement Sage 300?We use Sage 300 as our ERP system. It is mainly used by the accounting department as a GL and reporting system. We have added Timberscan to Timberline as a conduit to approve invoices and load the backup into the Timberline Sage 300 system. The system is our single source of truth.,All the backup is saved in the system. Job costing module is helpful for the business. Bank reconciliations done on the system. The AP Module is great to track invoices.,Reporting can be improved. A running total on the GL can be beneficial. Integration with Microsoft products for reporting will be beneficial.,5,The ERP system is our single source of truth Better reporting will be ideal Helped immensely with expense management,Sage ERP X3,QuickBooks Pro, Excel4apps, Salesforce Analytics Cloud
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Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
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Glen Gehrkens, PHR, SHRM-CP profile photo
February 12, 2019

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Review: "Feels dated, but is functional with quirks."

Score 6 out of 10
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We use Sage for our Project Management, Costing, and Finance (AP, AR, GL) modules. We recently moved away from using their payroll module.
  • Accounts Payable invoicing.
  • Accounts Receivable tracking.
  • General ledger.
  • Payroll.
  • All aspects of reporting, including the ability to export in various formats.
  • User interface.
Works well for project costing and tracking. The general ledger feature is solid. It is not a very intuitive user interface. It almost feels like a version of AOL from the late '90s. They have a long way to go compared to their competitors in this area.
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February 01, 2019

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate: "Sage 300: Frustrated User"

Score 2 out of 10
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We have three operators using it every day to prepare construction estimates. We put in material and labor take-offs as well as subcontractor and supplier bids. Then we send the budget to the accounting software where we can run our purchase orders, track our labor hours, do our billings, and pay our suppliers.
  • Once you get it set up with all the vendors and cost codes, it works okay to manage all the transactions.
  • It is made for construction, tailored for the way we use it.
  • Flexible, you can modify every input and make it the way you want it.
  • They have never dramatically changed the software in the last 20 years. The format could be improved.
  • Very expensive. Pay every year for upgrades that don't really change anything. Need to pay for each user.
  • Really hard to set up correctly. New users need to spend a month of labor getting all the cost codes in there and all the vendors in the system.
  • The system crashes a lot, you'll be working along and then you get a critical error and need to restart it.
Only works for construction but I believe there are a lot better systems out there.
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July 11, 2019

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Review: "Sage 300: a good construction suite"

Score 9 out of 10
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Sage 300 is currently being utilized for accounting, billings, budgeting, payroll and meeting minutes.
  • Ease of use
  • Flexibility to add jobs and users
  • Ability to write custom reports for end users and clients
  • Creation/improvement of a mobile app
  • Price for support is quite high
  • Support is not available 24/7
In the construction environment, Sage is one of the leaders as it has many features that are needed to run a small to medium-sized business. Creating a portal for customers to be able to access documents would be a real plus.
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January 12, 2019

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Review: "Powerful but the UI makes it a mediocre product."

Score 6 out of 10
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It is used across the entire organization between Heavy Job and Sage 300, it is implemented by the field, the cost department, and the executives. We do change management, cost coding, cost reports, field reports, and revenue recognition. Essentially every facet of our business is carried out through Sage 300. Although it can be clunky at times, as an organizational tool it exceeds our expectations, but it has a lot of room for improvement, especially pertaining to the user interface.
  • Sage 300 does a wonderful job in change management. Trying to manage a $90M job is difficult enough, but having over 60 change requests makes it essentially impossible if it wasn't for this module.
  • Summary Reports. This module is the only way to get a true litmus test of the job. We use this during every monthly meeting and would probably be lost as to the status for the job without it.
  • Transmittals are a masterpiece on Sage. I don't say this too lightly, but by all means it is an absolute masterpiece. When we have all different PMs doing all different transmittal, it's wonderful to see them all in one place following one template. No more trying to collaborate people's emails into a folder hoping they all are formatted the same way. This is a completely underappreciated facet of Sage 300.
  • The user interface is not good, flat out. The style in which you access the information looks like a primitive version of Microsoft. In addition, there is a lack of congruence between certain screens. With some modules, you press the 'X' in the top right exit, with some you have to press a 'cancel' button, and then another cancel located elsewhere.
  • To be honest a majority of the issues I experience can be correlated to the user interface. It is by far the worst aspect of Sage 300. With all due respect, Sage has a wonderful product that needs a new coat of paint. I'm hoping with the future updates they will take examples from other organizations in order to bring the UI into the 21st century, because their format is simply archaic.
If you work in construction, need to track documents, cost, revenue, submittals, timecards, finances, change management, equipment, labor, and run multiple analytics on these entries, then this product should be on your computers. If I'm being completely honest, this is not the best product in the realm of 'Construction Management'. There are a lot of different companies that do a much better job organizing the information, running custom reports, and especially as far as user interface/customization.
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August 23, 2017

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Review: "Would you implement Sage 300?"

Score 5 out of 10
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We use Sage 300 as our ERP system. It is mainly used by the accounting department as a GL and reporting system. We have added Timberscan to Timberline as a conduit to approve invoices and load the backup into the Timberline Sage 300 system. The system is our single source of truth.
  • All the backup is saved in the system.
  • Job costing module is helpful for the business.
  • Bank reconciliations done on the system.
  • The AP Module is great to track invoices.
  • Reporting can be improved.
  • A running total on the GL can be beneficial.
  • Integration with Microsoft products for reporting will be beneficial.
The Sage 300 product is well designed for construction and real estate companies where the job costing module is very beneficial for the business. Other industries can also use Sage 300, however, there might be more appropriate systems that can be better suited for some industries. The reporting modules need improvement.
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