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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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is well suited include:
  • Small to medium sized contractor who typically works on small to medium sized projects with limited complexity
  • Contractors who value low prices over full functionality (this software application is very affordably priced)
  • A new contractor or new contracting accounting / finance professional who would appreciate the specific limitations imposed by the software
Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is not well suited include:
  • Larger contractors who think about and price projects in line with typical commercial design and construction
  • Residential projects (the software is much better suited for commercial lease buildouts, for instance)
  • A contractor whose finance department already uses full-suite accounting software
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

AccuLynx
9.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
Photo documentation
AccuLynx
10.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Document sharing
AccuLynx
9.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Collaboration & approvals
AccuLynx
9.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Mobile app
AccuLynx
8.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Plan markups & sharing
AccuLynx
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
RFI tools
AccuLynx
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0

Estimating

AccuLynx
8.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Job costing
AccuLynx
9.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Cost calculator
AccuLynx
7.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Convenient estimating
  • Streamlines the price quotation process
  • Standard cost application
  • Overhead calculation and pplication
Jeff Looby, CPA | 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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Only CSI construction cost database data
  • Only works with Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • The online help system has limited functionality
Jeff Looby, CPA | 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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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Alternatives Considered

AccuLynx

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GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is cheaper, easier to use, more streamlined and is easily installed and up and running. The flip side to the ease of use is the limited functionality, somewhat outdated cost bucketing profile and general lack of sophistication. The add-in also does not talk with full suite accounting software which requires additional reconciliations if used within a large organization.
Jeff Looby, CPA | 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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Allows us to quickly bid on small projects
  • Allows us to pay less for accounting / finance professionals
  • Allows us to standardize our cost structure
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Pricing Details

AccuLynx

General

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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx
9.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx
9.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Support Rating

AccuLynx
9.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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