Steve Hare, CEO
Every new project comes with a new specification and relating challenges since all projects vary in different aspects. Like other trades, the construction and project management industry has to deal with its hurdles. Every decision-maker comes up with exclusive designs in mind, therefore making the project inimitably different. This can prove to be a considerable barrier for the estimators, as it requires them to precisely evaluate a project estimate and justify all the crucial activities of delivery. Sage provides every sized organization with a range of easy-to-use, online and cloud business management software and services and is the market leader in end-to-end construction and property management software.
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 has proven accounting and estimating applications, covering the entire project lifecycle. Integrated Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate product suites include accounting, estimating, procurement, production management, project management, property management, and service management applications as well as reporting and other tools. These products help construction and real estate professionals manage projects, run real-time reports, track costs, produce estimates, forecast cash flow, and evaluate properties.
Within its suite of estimating products, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate offers a variety of applications. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s Bid Management–offered in Standard and Extended versions–provides the tools to save substantial time through every phase of the invitation-to-bid process. A passwordprotected, central online solution allows anyone in an organization to easily create invitation-to-bid packages in minutes, and then efficiently distribute them to selected subcontractors via e-mail, by fax, or online. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s CAD Integrator speeds the estimating process by utilizing a standardized language to define CAD objects and their associated objects. Cut & Fill determines quantities at an accuracy level difficult to match using manual takeoff methods, and a more accurate earthwork estimate means less money wasted on costly mistakes. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s Database Editor provides a set of Windows-based tools for streamlined setup and easy maintenance of the estimating databases used with Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate estimating software. Digitizer allows to quickly and accurately generate linear, area, and counted takeoff in seconds. It’s the application to automate the entire digitizing process and reduce all manual spreadsheet and paper calculations. Connecting Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s estimating software with On Center’s On-Screen Takeoff” application, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate ePlan Takeoff generates counts and quantity takeoffs directly from electronic drawings for instant use in the estimates. ePlan Takeoff gives the ability to quickly transfer project dimensions, including lengths, areas, and volumes.
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate provides complete estimating software that works the way users want it to. Estimating Standard combines key estimating efficiencies with all the ease and intuitive point-and-click, drag-and-drop technology available. The software also serves as the foundation of more advanced Estimating Extended. Estimating Extended offers the most comprehensive package of advanced estimating tools.
The software starts with the power of Estimating Standard and adds even greater takeoff, analysis, and productivity capabilities. Aside from Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s core Estimating application, which includes sample databases with standard items and customizable estimating factors, users can also add industry-specific estimating databases. Estimating Explorer software provides the tools to organize, manage, and analyze hundreds of estimates with ease.
Estimating Report Manager simplifies the task of reporting on estimates that are produced with Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate estimating software. Estimating TRA-SER Integrator automates item pricing, offers the ability to import and update Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate database with item pricing from the i2 Technologies solution. With Estimating TRA-SER Integrator, users have direct access to i2 TRA-SER Pro software–pricing service software for electrical, plumbing, and HVACR components. Estimating Viewer makes it possible for anyone connected to the user’s network to view and print Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate estimates. Mobile Estimating offers a practical way to take estimating technology to the field. Designed for hand-held devices such as Palm Computing organizers, this application enables estimators to perform detailed takeoffs remotely and then transfer them into a Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate estimate for a detailed bid or change order. Model Estimating lets a user to create detailed conceptual estimates by answering a series of basic questions about a project. Scheduling Integrator gives instant access to labor and equipment details, material items, productivity factors, and estimator notes.
Within its suite of accounting products, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate offers a range of applications as well. Accounts Payable puts the user in charge of the entire payables process - from the minute invoices come in, through the approval process, payment selection, and check printing. Invoice entry is simple and efficient with a spreadsheet entry grid that can be navigated by keyboard or mouse. Payment selection is even easier with a process that can select invoices to pay by any criteria as defined by the user. Accounts Receivable gives the tools to stay in touch with clients and on top of receivables to proactively manage cash position. Solid accounting capabilities make it simple to process cash receipts accurately and quickly. With billing functionality, one can utilize Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s integration to automatically produce time-and-material, cost plus, lump sum, progress billing, and unit-priced invoices based on the contracts. Cash Management is an easy-to-use tool that allows viewing and tracking cash transactions generated in Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Accounts Payable, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Job Cost, and Property Management applications and reconcile them with client’s company’s bank statements and general ledger. Contracts application manages the details of customer agreements in one convenient location to drive billings, coordinate receivables processing, and enhance change order management.
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Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s fully integrated Equipment Cost module manages the details of equipment cost, revenue, and usage to help maximize return on investment. Financial Statement Designer allows to quickly and efficiently modify predefined financial statements or create custom statements from scratch. General Ledger is Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s storehouse for financial activity and history. Accounting information from other Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate applications flows seamlessly to General Ledger where it’s stored in an account format that users can customize to fit their business. Job Cost gives complete control over commitment and change order management. User can enter subcontracts and purchase orders directly into Job Cost, or import them from other programs, then track them against invoices for total control of committed costs. Payroll processes even the most complex construction payrolls automatically and information generated in Payroll flows throughout the user’s accounting for cost analysis. Remote Time Entry is an efficiency tool designed to enhance payroll productivity and labor cost management. Using Remote Time entry, labor information can be entered directly at the job site then transferred electronically to the home office for efficient posting to Payroll.
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Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate provides contractors, developers, and property managers with the most complete solution for managing the entire project or property lifecycle with confidence, precision, and efficiency. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is used by companies working in several different industries, including general contracting, real estate development, residential remodeling, and homebuilding. By integrating businesses at all levels and solving the construction and property management challenges a company faces, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate emboldens its users to achieve their financial and productivity goals.