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Score 9 out of 100
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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

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating was initially created for the construction industry and many of its current users use it to estimate buildings, but it has adapted quite well for the oil and gas industry. If the user is willing to invest the time and energy to develop and maintain their database, I can see it working for any industry.It is very easy to adjust and adapt the database as estimating methods and project designs change. As an example, our accounting department sometimes changes the way projects are reporting in our accounting software. Because I can go through our 9000 line item database in a couple of days, I am always ahead of the curve and can report my estimates in the format they require.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

AccuLynx
9.0
Sage Estimating
5.0
Photo documentation
AccuLynx
10.0
Sage Estimating
Document sharing
AccuLynx
9.0
Sage Estimating
Collaboration & approvals
AccuLynx
9.0
Sage Estimating
5.0
Mobile app
AccuLynx
8.0
Sage Estimating

Estimating

AccuLynx
8.0
Sage Estimating
7.6
Job costing
AccuLynx
9.0
Sage Estimating
8.0
Cost calculator
AccuLynx
7.0
Sage Estimating
9.0
Takeoff tools
AccuLynx
Sage Estimating
3.0
Cost databases
AccuLynx
Sage Estimating
9.0
Bid creation
AccuLynx
Sage Estimating
9.0

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

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating is very good at providing the users (and eventually clients) with a clean, well broken down estimate of how we have come up with a specific bid amount. It allows consistency among our different precon managers in how they present the final numbers of a bid.
  • The way Sage Estimating presents itself to a precon manager/user allows ease of use from the very start such that someone can build a bid with very little training.
Anonymous | 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

Sage Estimating

  • Interface to other BIM applications
  • Reports are lacking
Robin Peterson | 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

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good product and meets all of our needs
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Sage's support of Estimating is adequate though frankly we rarely need it. Outside of more complex operations such as upgrades and installation problems the program itself is so straightforward that we do not usually have any "issues" and questions that are more about usability can easily be answered in online forums. We trust Sage's capability to answer these questions if needed but rarely use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AccuLynx

No answers on this topic

Sage Estimating

For our needs and after completing a valued score card SAGE has always exceeded our min. requirements
Robin Peterson | 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

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating software is superior in almost every way to using spreadsheets. I have used both methods to estimate projects and much prefer estimating software. Using this software I can estimate an entire compressor station in under an hour. It literally takes seconds to generate the estimate; and then I spend the rest of the time adjusting and reviewing it. This saves hours of time and allows me to produce hundreds of estimates a year.
  • We maintain a high level of accuracy by using Sage Estimating. While there are always outliers, most of our estimates fall well within the accuracy range of the class of estimate we produce. (Our accuracy ranges are based on AACEI guidelines.) Overall, our projects generally fall within +/- 5% of the budget.
  • The accuracy and quality of the estimate is only as good as the time and energy invested in maintaining the database. The database requires quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep it accurate. I spend perhaps 10% of my time working with the data.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Sage Estimating

Pricing Details

AccuLynx

General

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

Sage Estimating

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx
9.0
Sage Estimating
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx
9.0
Sage Estimating
9.0

Support Rating

AccuLynx
9.0
Sage Estimating
8.0

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