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Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx

AccuLynx is well-suited for pretty much everything we do. We can go back to scanned documents of service tickets, orders, maps, contract proposals, pictures or any other details of the job. I'm not sure where it would be less appropriate. To do accurate job costing we need to grab time on our T-Sheets program and job cost on the QuickBooks side to manage true job costing.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

I have used it for bulk earthworks, for roadworks, stormwater drainage, sewer reticulation, water reticulation, and associated works. It's easy to use a process called subcontractor manager to get multiple sub-contractor prices into your estimate for quick comparison, then pick the one that you really want to use in the estimate. It also has a process called auto allocation which can almost fully automate your estimating process, bringing in Items from the library that match the items in your bid. Haven't found a scenario that it's less appropriate, it all comes down to how detailed you set up your initial item library and resource library.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

AccuLynx
9.0
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
Photo documentation
AccuLynx
10.0
Benchmark Estimating Software
Document sharing
AccuLynx
9.0
Benchmark Estimating Software
Collaboration & approvals
AccuLynx
9.0
Benchmark Estimating Software
Mobile app
AccuLynx
8.0
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5

Estimating

AccuLynx
8.0
Benchmark Estimating Software
8.6
Job costing
AccuLynx
9.0
Benchmark Estimating Software
7.5
Cost calculator
AccuLynx
7.0
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Takeoff tools
AccuLynx
Benchmark Estimating Software
7.0
Cost databases
AccuLynx
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Bid creation
AccuLynx
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5

Pros

AccuLynx

  • AccuLynx has an unending back end database that can be customized for every item that you put into an estimate. We can make proposals extremely detailed and perform tasks was in the estimate to limit information or expand all information.
  • AccuLynx transfers all the estimated material to the order then within the order process you can alter, add, or delete any item with a few clicks.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • Progress Claims
  • Standard quotes
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AccuLynx

  • Pricing in the database for each item is done manually due to the merger of two large suppliers nationally who decided to write their own database and estimating program and disconnect themselves from AccuLynx that had the ability to automatically update pricing. I feel that was a huge mistake on the part of the supplier. AccuLynx is trying to rectify that relationship.
  • It's unfortunate that the only calendaring option is Google Calendar. We are very tied to Outlook which we feel is more user-friendly and we know it well.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • I haven't found anything yet. Benchmark is constantly evolving and adding new processes, I believe it keeps up to date with what it's users want.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx

AccuLynx 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Until someone shows me something more efficient or has features that are more streamlined and time is saved by all then I am all ears and ready to listen to that presentation. I wouldn't care at this point if I had to abandon QB if the system had it's own integrated accounting system otherwise it has to be able to do all and more of the features of QB and the CRM side also has to have/do more than AccuLynx features.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

Benchmark Estimating Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

AccuLynx

AccuLynx 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They can always improve and we are very successful when calling support. I would suggest they keep their support technicians available later for the west coast contractors who need help at the end of the day. We've come to know many of the techs because we call to offer suggestions but there's a process for us to follow for that.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

Benchmark Estimating Software 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The support guys were always helping and sorted out issues we had very quickly.
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AccuLynx

No answers on this topic

Benchmark Estimating Software

I have always found that Benchmark allows for a more rapid compilation of the estimate through the library system. It can also allow for easy duplication of an estimate for a second stage etc, using the original rates in the resources, or at a click of a button, reverting to updated resources from the library. I have found that other systems rely on a great number of spreadsheet type operations that can easily be changed in the estimate and can lead to errors if copied to another estimate.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AccuLynx

  • AccuLynx has been growing and improving since we started with then 6+ years ago. IT's been great to see the changes and the suggestion center where we give feedback has been listened to.
  • Negative would be the cost of course, but if I think about it, manual record-keeping would be ridiculous to try to manage outside of AccuLynx with spreadsheets and servers for pictures. One tool does it all in my mind serves us better.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • Benchmark has created standardisation in quotes and tenders.
  • Created standard progress claims.
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Benchmark Estimating Software

Pricing Details

AccuLynx

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Benchmark Estimating Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx
9.0
Benchmark Estimating Software
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx
9.0
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.0

Support Rating

AccuLynx
9.0
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5

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