Sage 300 Construction

Construction management

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Sage 300 Construction Overview

What is Sage 300 Construction?

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate helps you define the risk management process for all of your vendors and subcontractors, gain timely insights for better decision making, control better all your documents and improve communication with your customers and suppliers.

Sage 300 Construction Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

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Sage 300 Construction Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English, French

Media

Sage 300 Construction desktop
Sage 300 Construction project preview
Sage 300 Construction Real Estate controller
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Sage 300 Construction Reviews

Sage 300 Construction Reviews

Overall rating
4,1
/
5
Excellent
181

Very good
129

Average
55

Poor
23

Terrible
5

Value for Money
3,8
Features
4
Ease of Use
3,7
Customer Support
4,1
79% recommended this app
Victor A.

Sage 300 Construction for Real State and much more!


Mark S.

Bang up Piece of Software

I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to take their accounting system to the next level


Nathan M.

I have used Sage 300 since 2010 and have found it the most troubling accounting software I have encountered. It has the capability to do a lot, but the product is so difficult to use that it makes doing a lot impractical, at least for a smaller company.

Sage acquired Master Builder in around 2008 and has yet to implement many of the "smart" features I had expected after they bought it from Intuit in that acquisition. In Master Builder/Sage 100, you can drill down on just about any field or report for more data. This drill down does not exist in Sage 300. The built-in calculator in Sage 100 is so handy; it does not exist in 300. The feature to advance the date using the + and - keys in 100 does not exist in 300. The feature to verify successful check runs through a certain check number does not exist in 300.

The use of non-accounting terms intermixed with accounting terms is frustrating to me. When looking at the Cash Management Module, it refers to Debits and Credits as Additions and Subtractions. It posts certain entries as a Negative Debit instead of a Credit or vice-verse. GL is driven by the modules and never the opposite. In 100, you can enter accounting entries and have the job costs updated, but not in 300. If you have to enter a GL transaction that will affect job costs, you have to then go into the job cost module and enter a direct job cost and debit and credit the same account for a net zero GL affect.

It can only print one thing at a time. Let me clarify; you open one report, an AP aging. You realize you paid a vendor more than you thought. You then run an open invoice list for that vendor. You realize they haven't been paid on a draw that they should have. You then decide to print the Open Invoice list to give to the PM, Controller, etc., but you can't. The first report that is open gets the print priority. Then if you try to close your AP aging to print your Invoice list, you can't. When you opened the second report, apparently the first report tells the second that it is not allowed to print. You then have to close the second report and re-run it.

My biggest issue with 300 is that it is extremely prone to being out of balance with itself. That phrase may not make sense to most accounting users. I am referring to the concept of the GL not matching the AP, AR, Cash, etc modules. I have had so many instances of something being off; most recently, certain sales accounts were showing a previous balance after closing the fiscal year. This required manually changing the previous year account balance on the sales account and changing the retained earnings by the same amount. These sort of internal errors are very scary to me because Sage doesn't know why they happen, and if it can happen in one place, it can happen just about anywhere, I would think.

Sage support is decent; they are all pretty used to the odd quirks and defects of the program, so they seem to be able to get these problems solved.

If you are a daily user of the software, I would recommend not getting Sage 300.


Matt A.

Great for Accounting and Job Cost Function; Not so much for Project Management


James H.

Good but seeking for more


Victor A.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Sage 300 Construction for Real State and much more!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/05/07
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

Reliable software with an outstanding and solid support team. Sage is one of the top industry leader for the construction software field, intermediate complexity level to integrate with third party apps makes this software an a remarkable solution for those companies that already have their Master set well defined within construction standards,

Cons

Total cost of ownership can be overwhelming without the proper capacity assessment. Sage University to train your Admins and staff can raise up the bar of the investment. Custom features requires special attention from specialized consultants.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Mark S.
Industry: Accounting
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Bang up Piece of Software

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/01/09
Review Source: Capterra

I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to take their accounting system to the next level

Pros

I would highly recommend this software for any large sized (5 million and above) construction business. It tracks your fixed assets, as well has a variety of other strong accounting functions.

Cons

This isn't exactly the most user friendly software, and alot of the times it will be people switching from Quickbooks to this software. It may have a steep learning curve.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Nathan M.

Reviewed on 2013/11/06
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

I have used Sage 300 since 2010 and have found it the most troubling accounting software I have encountered. It has the capability to do a lot, but the product is so difficult to use that it makes doing a lot impractical, at least for a smaller company.

Sage acquired Master Builder in around 2008 and has yet to implement many of the "smart" features I had expected after they bought it from Intuit in that acquisition. In Master Builder/Sage 100, you can drill down on just about any field or report for more data. This drill down does not exist in Sage 300. The built-in calculator in Sage 100 is so handy; it does not exist in 300. The feature to advance the date using the + and - keys in 100 does not exist in 300. The feature to verify successful check runs through a certain check number does not exist in 300.

The use of non-accounting terms intermixed with accounting terms is frustrating to me. When looking at the Cash Management Module, it refers to Debits and Credits as Additions and Subtractions. It posts certain entries as a Negative Debit instead of a Credit or vice-verse. GL is driven by the modules and never the opposite. In 100, you can enter accounting entries and have the job costs updated, but not in 300. If you have to enter a GL transaction that will affect job costs, you have to then go into the job cost module and enter a direct job cost and debit and credit the same account for a net zero GL affect.

It can only print one thing at a time. Let me clarify; you open one report, an AP aging. You realize you paid a vendor more than you thought. You then run an open invoice list for that vendor. You realize they haven't been paid on a draw that they should have. You then decide to print the Open Invoice list to give to the PM, Controller, etc., but you can't. The first report that is open gets the print priority. Then if you try to close your AP aging to print your Invoice list, you can't. When you opened the second report, apparently the first report tells the second that it is not allowed to print. You then have to close the second report and re-run it.

My biggest issue with 300 is that it is extremely prone to being out of balance with itself. That phrase may not make sense to most accounting users. I am referring to the concept of the GL not matching the AP, AR, Cash, etc modules. I have had so many instances of something being off; most recently, certain sales accounts were showing a previous balance after closing the fiscal year. This required manually changing the previous year account balance on the sales account and changing the retained earnings by the same amount. These sort of internal errors are very scary to me because Sage doesn't know why they happen, and if it can happen in one place, it can happen just about anywhere, I would think.

Sage support is decent; they are all pretty used to the odd quirks and defects of the program, so they seem to be able to get these problems solved.

If you are a daily user of the software, I would recommend not getting Sage 300.

Rating breakdown

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Customer Support

Matt A.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great for Accounting and Job Cost Function; Not so much for Project Management

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

You're able to have custom reports associated with cost reporting for projects.

Cons

The Project Management software needs some work to be integrated and functional. The user interface is basic and could be updated to be more user friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

James H.
Industry: Oil & Energy
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Good but seeking for more

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/08
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
7,8/10
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Sage 300 Construction Pricing

Sage 300 Construction Pricing

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Value for Money
3,8/5
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Sage 300 Construction Features

Sage 300 Construction Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management
Third Party Integration
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Additional information for Sage 300 Construction

Additional information for Sage 300 Construction

Key features of Sage 300 Construction

  • Accounting
  • Billing accuracy
  • Business visibility
  • Certified reports
  • Document management
  • Highly customizable
  • Insurance certificates
  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • Project management
  • Real estage managemet
  • Risk management
  • Service management

Benefits

  • Business Visibility: Make better decisions.
  • Document Management: Get a better control of your documents and a clean audit trail.
  • Project Management: Identify issues before they become real problems and increase project profitability.
  • Service Management: Delight your customers with a great customer service.
  • Real Estate Management: Stay on top of all details and focus only on keeping your properties occupied.

  • Sage 300 Construction FAQs

    Sage 300 Construction FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Sage 300 Construction.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Sage 300 Construction offer?

    Sage 300 Construction offers the following pricing plans:

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Check Sage 300 Construction website to view our pricing plans.

    Q. What are the main features of Sage 300 Construction?

    Sage 300 Construction offers the following features:

    • Accounting
    • Billing accuracy
    • Business visibility
    • Certified reports
    • Document management
    • Highly customizable
    • Insurance certificates
    • Operations
    • Procurement
    • Project management
    • Real estage managemet
    • Risk management
    • Service management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Sage 300 Construction?

    Sage 300 Construction has the following typical customers:

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    Q. What languages does Sage 300 Construction support?

    Sage 300 Construction supports the following languages:

    English, French

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Sage 300 Construction offer?

    We do not have any information about what Sage 300 Construction pricing plans

    Q. Does Sage 300 Construction support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Sage 300 Construction supports

    Q. What other apps does Sage 300 Construction integrate with?

    Sage 300 Construction integrates with the following applications:

    Archdesk, AvidXchange, BuilderMT WMS, CIS Configurator, Nexus, Pepperi, Procore, Project-SalesAchiever, ServiceTrade Commercial, SpendMap

    Q. What level of support does Sage 300 Construction offer?

    Sage 300 Construction offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support