Sage Estimating Reviews & Product Details

Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The estimating database functionality is really useful for assembling comprehensive construction estimates. Our company uses Sage Accounting software, and the transition between the two pieces of software within our company workflow is nearly seamless. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve to really use the software to its full capability is daunting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Assembly and tracking of multi-division construction estimates. Access to historic data on construction costs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sage Estimating Overview

What is Sage Estimating?

Sage Estimating is a software solution designed for the construction and real estate industries that provides electronic takeoff, cost database, job costing, project scheduling, and more.

Sage Estimating Details
Product Description

Sage Estimating is a software solution designed for the construction and real estate industries that provides electronic takeoff, cost database, job costing, project scheduling, and more.


Seller Details
Seller
Sage Software
Ownership
SGE.L
Company Website
Phone
+1 (866) 996-7243
Year Founded
1981
HQ Location
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$1,936
Twitter
@sageuk
46,687 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
15,062 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

Sage provides software in accounting, ERP, CRM, and more across industries and available for entrepreneur, small, midsized, and larger businesses.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

Sage can allow you to document quantities in all different organizational formats from being the project/area type (new, remodel, etc.) to uniformat or masterformat division organization. It has it's own database that can be helpful at times and includes a lot of items that can be documented accurately for each project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sage does not have a system for actually doing the quantity takeoffs, so my company uses other PDF readers to count the items, then transfers the information into Sage. If you can imagine, this is a long process and can be fixed by incorporating a system like OST or Bluebeam into the program. It also doesn't look visually appealing, compared to other programs it is lacking a few years.

The program visually doesn't have much variation for tracking quantities. Everything is simply black and white with some teal highlighting. This can be changed but it is a hassle that Sage should work on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It definitely get's the job done, but you have to be willing to have multiple programs in addition open to help you get that success. It takes time to get used to the program and its quirks, but once you have it, it is very effective. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As noted above, since we cannot use Sage as a quantity take-off program, we have to incorporate other programs which after a while of getting used to, works pretty efficiently. The benefits of Sage is the knowledge and database of prices of all kinds of items in the construction industry. It is very lenient with units of measurement that you're using. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Sage is easy to manage, has everything you need to scheduling, keeping subcontractor info and preparing estimates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At times, Sage can be very slow when it comes to printing contracts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sage benefits my company by saving us time when it comes to making contracts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the best for this software is very smart it can adapt any format of bid breakdown any type of bid set up is adaptable and easy to used Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no undo unlike other software you can undo your work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to use and very flexible Estimating Software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sage Estimating can easy to identify any thing you want to shown up on your bid. You can use also your format to other bid. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Estimator
Architecture & Planning
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I enjoy the level of detail that Sage Estimating allows me to engage in. I love the ability to store the historical data and I am able to draw the information to include in my current estimates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It takes too much time to set up a project. I felt the interface is very clunky and could use some improvement to stream line the project set up. I have to create reports to get the data I need. The template reports are too bulky and don't provide the narrow results that I need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a good software to use when providing a bid to a client. It is very helpful if you are using the accounting feature from Sage, as it interfaces with the estimating module. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The software allowed me to quickly provide estimates for bidding purposes. I was able to quickly learn the program and able to teach the program to others on my team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Estimator
Construction
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Building an estimate framework is quick and easy. Database can be tailored to suit the needs of your specific niche or core work type. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We are a relatively small company with an emphasis on renovations and remodels. In our model we don't use a vast majority of the horsepower behind Sage 300. So...I guess this isn't a knock on the software so much as it's a statement about it's usefulness in a given application. My advice to a company looking at estimating software would be to assure that Sage is congruent with your need....because they'll sell it to you whether it is or not. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to run job cost reports showing actual costs versus estimated costs is a great tool for staying on budget. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Sage is a great software to pull together a Construction estimate. I heard they are working on some great updates that allow it to be more user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to have a fully integrated takeoff feature that is linked to the database. A complete turnkey software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get the most updated version and stay up with them Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows you to do comparison reports which helps identifys the difference between two types of estimates whether it’s conceptual or construction. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Cheif Estimator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like that you can build a database of items with cost of materials/labor Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have had a hard time with my program crashing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is an easy way to put together an estimate and it equals a fast turn around of estimates to client Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ability to combine both accounting and estimating together Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Honestly not a whole lot, but sometimes there will be lockups or shutdowns on it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be sure you know what you are wanting and speak clearly and Sage will help make it happen Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a construction company and use it a lot for our projects as we estimate them and send them out, but what's nice is if we are awarded a bid, we can transfer the info into our accounting side without any hang-ups Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Timberline is a very good data manager that allows us to sort and categorize our proposals in many different ways to accommodate management and our clients Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Out of the box database leave a lot to be desired, especially in the mechanical and electrical disciplines. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Walk before you run. To implement this product to your corporation successfully you will experience some pain. With time, 2 to 3 years, you will be completely satisfied. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having the ability to sort to the detail that is required allows us as a business to analyze our proposals in depth from a variety of angles. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

once set up integration worked well with our job costing reports - easy to understand and read Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

had to input way to many list and items, very time consuming and some items had to be done more than once Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

end of job costing - helps show what you estimated and what you actually used Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy of use. Managing the program has been good.sad Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A lot of glitches in it. Freezes often in the middle of process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None at the moment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Sage does everything! I love being able to do what I need in one program. The estimates I've used a few times, but it's very much like the rest of the options sage provides. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It took me a while to get the hang of the program and it's niches. It's not quite like the stuff I've used in the past. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you send out lots of estimates to different clients, I recommend this program. It was very helpful and saved me lots of time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The company I worked for sent out estimate on a weekly basis. Sage kept everything organized and easy to access for references or to resend clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy place to store all estimates & billing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a bit outdated compared to other similar software I've used Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to look up past accounts Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Oil & Energy
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Robust, easy to support, powerful logic in Assemblies and Models. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Designed for contractors, can be difficult to build databases. No Excel import. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Needed a total estimating solution that encompasses both manufacture and install of large scale electrical gear. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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