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Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx

If you have a home exterior company this is the best software!! Especially roof, gutters & siding. If you run a different company like you only handle decks, landscaping or maybe drywall, etc. This would not be the software for you
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

WinEst

WinEst is truly built for everyone. Their assemblies/database linking is perfect for self perform and subcontractors while their database management and custom reporting is perfect for GCs. While Excel set the bar, WinEst is on another planet. With the immediacy required by today's markets, WinEst allows you to deliver a superior product while being more accurate.
Aaron Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

AccuLynx
9.9
WinEst
Plan distribution & viewing
AccuLynx
10.0
WinEst
Plan markups & sharing
AccuLynx
10.0
WinEst
Photo documentation
AccuLynx
10.0
WinEst
Document sharing
AccuLynx
9.8
WinEst
Collaboration & approvals
AccuLynx
9.8
WinEst
Mobile app
AccuLynx
9.6
WinEst

Estimating

AccuLynx
9.7
WinEst
8.6
Takeoff tools
AccuLynx
10.0
WinEst
3.0
Job costing
AccuLynx
9.8
WinEst
10.0
Cost calculator
AccuLynx
9.4
WinEst
10.0
Cost databases
AccuLynx
WinEst
10.0
Bid creation
AccuLynx
WinEst
10.0

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

WinEst

  • It's very flexible when building an estimate and selecting items to include. You can either click your way to the datebase or quickly copy and paste similar items.
  • The numerous ways to view and estimate whether it's by CSI, Uniformat, Master Format, or any view you'd like to see. One of ours is by program area, i.e. Sitework, Tower, Parking Deck, etc. After that, you can sort by Bid Package, CSI, etc. Quick buttons can be created far all the views you'd need which allows changing between views a breeze.
  • The visual interface is pleasing and easy to read.
  • It's easy to create your own database using Excel. Once you tag an item with unit costs, sort codes, etc., Winest will import it. You can also build it manually within the program but Excel was faster.
Andy Ruda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AccuLynx

  • Entering new leads - it would be nice if you could tab through the entire form, so you don't have to waste time using the mouse. Makes data entry so much faster.
  • More production reports.
  • Place to track material brands and colors of the different trades you complete, so you can run a report later and find all the jobs you installed Black shingles, etc.
  • More options to adjust user permissions.
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

WinEst

  • At times, WinEst controls feel counter intuitive. Also the tools available for actually developing the database can feel clunky. This means that if you do not take the time to create a robust import file, you will spend a serious amount of time fixing your errors.
  • WinEst is also an object based database which means that it is difficult to do mass dumps of information (mainly takeoff) into the program. While this is great for ensuring that everything is done purposefully, it does lead to extended hours of data entry
  • It takes hours upon hours of use before you begin to realize the true potential. The sheer number of tools is overwhelming and their help resources are very basic and only explain how to correctly enter the data but not the feature's best use cases.
Aaron Graves | 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

WinEst

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

WinEst

WinEst 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Doug Quinn was our trainer and travels all over the country. Whenever I have an issue I shoot him an email and he quickly responds as soon as his training gets a break.
Andy Ruda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AccuLynx

JobNimbus you have to customize it yourself and it's very time consuming to get it up and running efficiently and smoothly. AccuLynx is very intuitive and easy to use. This helps so much especially in the construction side. Also, AccuLynx can estimate easily which JobNimbus does not do at all. Buildertrend is good but really more for General Contractors who are builders. Not exterior remodelers.
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

WinEst

WinEst simply blows excel and Timberline out of the water. The shear depth of functionality is unparalleled. Not only does WinEst deliver a better product, it also shortens the amount of man hours required for each bid, alternate, pricing exercise, etc. On top of this, it has a number of redundant safeguards for catching errors that the others don't have.
Aaron Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AccuLynx

  • The software is expensive, but if everyone utilizes it to its capacity it's well worth it.
  • Less time is spent searching for information because it is all at your fingertips.
  • Increased productivity in the overall company, which means we can handle a higher work load = higher revenue.
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

WinEst

  • We've not measured the rate of return but WinEst has made us much more efficient and organized.
Andy Ruda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AccuLynx

General

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

WinEst

General

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

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