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Sage Paperless vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud

  • 1.  Sage Paperless vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud

    Posted 01-07-2020 10:15
    Good morning:

    We are a Sage 300 CRE user and are looking to implement a more automated workflow process.  I was wondering if anyone had any general thoughts on the pros & cons of the following two solutions: (1) Sage Paperless Construction vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud?

    Specifically, has anyone vetted both and if so, why did you choose the one you did?  The primary drivers for us will be ease of use, cost and accessibility remotely.  If anyone has any general thoughts, please let me know.

    Thanks!

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    Neal Wise
    CFO & General Counsel
    Atwood Fence Company
    Kosciusko MS
    (662) 289-6338
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  • 2.  RE: Sage Paperless vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud

    Posted 01-07-2020 11:22
    Neal,

    I work with both.  My personal opinion is I prefer Timberscan by Core for the following reasons;
    • Ease of use during data entry - same as in Sage AP.  No learning curve.
    • Approving invoice much easier - all the information on one screen.  No need to click on additional buttons to see distribution details. 
    Both Products do almost exactly the same thing. there are a few differences, but ease of use is a big one for me.

    Look at both and then decide.  Good luck.

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    William Kormoski
    President, Sage 300 CRE Consultant
    Kormoski & Associates LLC
    Mount Juliet TN
    (615) 351-4953
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  • 3.  RE: Sage Paperless vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud

    Posted 01-08-2020 11:57

    Hi, Neal.  We have been using TimberScan for six years and we have been very happy with it.  It frankly revolutionized our accounts payable process.  Great product.  And the Core Associates people are great to work with. 

     

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    Ted Hoffman






  • 4.  RE: Sage Paperless vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud

    Posted 01-08-2020 08:55
    Neal,
    We have used both and I prefer Timberscan as well.   I agree with the points that Mr. Kormoski made.   The only drawback is that Timberscan does not integrate with Service Management yet.

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    Ledna Jackson
    Chief Internal Operations Officer
    Del-AIr Mechanical Contractors Inc.
    Kodak TN
    (865) 525-4119
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  • 5.  RE: Sage Paperless vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud

    Posted 01-14-2020 11:49
    Ledna, we use Timberscan with Service Management.  Invoices are matched with imported AP and routed for approval.  The invoices images and logs are visible with AP and Timberscan, but not service management.

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    Terry Parkyn
    Controller
    Jackson Properties, Inc.
    Sacramento CA
    tparkyn@jacksonprop.com
    (916) 381-8113
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  • 6.  RE: Sage Paperless vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud

    Posted 01-08-2020 16:01
    We have been with Timberscan since 2014. We considered switching to Paperless recently, but then decided against it when we realized it would add numerous steps to our approval process. At this point, we view Timberscan as the lesser of 2 evils due to its outdated architecture and requirement to be machine-based. We're extremely interested in our project teams being 100% cloud-based. Right now, Timberscan is the only thing that ties them to the office. hh2 has a web-based product that integrates with Sage. There are a few reporting features we would like to see improved before considering the switch. We use hh2 for time entry and HR. We've been pleased with both of those products, so I expect them to come through with the AP product.

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    Emily Ellis
    Controller
    C. T. Wilson Construction Company, Inc.
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  • 7.  RE: Sage Paperless vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud

    Posted 01-08-2020 16:35

    Hi, Emily.  Have you tried TimberScan GO?  It works with TimberScan (you use the same login), but it enables your approvers to approve invoices via a mobile app or via a browser/website.  The TimberScan people (Core Associates) have been selling it since 2019.

     

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    Ted Hoffman






  • 8.  RE: Sage Paperless vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud

    Posted 01-08-2020 17:04
    Emily,

    I concur with Ted Hoffman.  Timberscan GO is the best option.
    https://www.core-assoc.com/products/timberscango/

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    William Kormoski
    President, Sage 300 CRE Consultant
    Kormoski & Associates LLC
    Mount Juliet TN
    (615) 351-4953
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  • 9.  RE: Sage Paperless vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud

    Posted 01-09-2020 10:15

    Neal,
    After reading all of the other replies, I figured I would chime in on this thread.   Both Sage Paperless and TimberScan have been in the business for 15 years now.  Both have a large following.  It really depends on what you are looking for.   Some people have commented that it "takes more steps" in Sage Paperless than TimberScan.  Well, that depends on how your routing rules are setup.  Sage Paperless has a much more "robust" routing system which allows you to route invoices based on many more criteria than the simple routing found in TimberScan.  Sage paperless has a desktop approval module as well as a cloud based ePortal.  You can use the desktop module to approve your invoices or you can approve your invoices on the ePortal from a remote browser, tablet or even your smart phone.  There are additional apps that allow you to capture AP receipts, receiving tickets and even AP invoices from your smart phone.  If electronic forms are needed, they have an app for that.  And, if you use Service Management, Sage Paperless does integrate with that module.

    There are 2 main reasons to choose Sage Paperless over TimberScan:
    1.  For document management, Sage Paperless is far superior than TimberScan.  If you want a paperless solution that takes not only takes care of your AP routing and document storage, but goes beyond that to provide a full content management system for ALL of your company departments (HR, Equipment, AR, Payroll, etc.), then Sage Paperless is the best solution.
    2. It's FREE.  By having the Sage 300 CRE accounts payable module, you have access to the Sage Paperless APFlow Basic program with as many seat licenses as you have for the Sage 300 AP Module.  With this, you can route your invoices for approval and seamlessly post them into your Sage 300 CRE AP module.  Contact your Sage business partner to get started.



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    Seth Dawson B.S. Accounting, CPA, CIA
    President - CEO
    Paperless Environments, LLC
    Baton Rouge LA
    (225) 218-4768
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  • 10.  RE: Sage Paperless vs. Timberscan/Core Cloud

    Posted 01-13-2020 18:33
    Neal,

    Also, I forgot to mention;

    • Timberscan Go is included with Timberscan at no additional charge for the application or its usage
    • eForms is also included with Timberscan and provides an unlimited number of electronic forms accessible from a mobile app


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    William Kormoski
    President, Sage 300 CRE Consultant
    Kormoski & Associates LLC
    Mount Juliet TN
    (615) 351-4953
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