ADVANTAGE vs. B2W Estimate

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 3.7 out of 10
N/A
ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
B2W Estimate
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
B2W Estimate is a construction and estimation software offering from B2W Software Inc.N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGEB2W Estimate
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGEB2W Estimate
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ADVANTAGEB2W Estimate
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
4.0
2 Ratings
66% below category average
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Dashboards4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports3.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability4.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
7.9
3 Ratings
6% above category average
B2W Estimate
8.1
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Photo documentation4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document sharing3.73 Ratings8.01 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders4.72 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
B2W Estimate
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGEB2W Estimate
Likelihood to Recommend
4.2
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGEB2W Estimate
Likelihood to Recommend
HomeTech Information Systems
Any integrated agency (more than just a single-discipline agency) that's looking for a one-stop shop to manage all aspects of running the business would do well to consider Advantage as the single-source tool to do it all. Single-discipline agencies could probably find a less robust tool that's equally as effective for tracking and reporting.
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B2W Software
We are long-term users of the B2W system. We believe it is the best choice for paving contractors. It is easy to learn and continues to offer even deeper ability as estimating prowess grows. The system allows us to update quotes that were given in the past and to stay on top of our costs as changes occur, so our data is up to date and accurate. Know your costs and you can make money!
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Media billing
  • PO Organization
  • Time Details on Billing
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B2W Software
  • Allows management to update costs for each individual item, equipment, labor, PR taxes, benefits, materials, etc.
  • Allows management to see how aggressive estimators have built an estimate to evaluate risk.
  • Allows monthly changes in fuel prices and liquid asphalt to quickly update the system for all.
  • Allows management to override margins for overhead and profit to match backlog and need for work versus budget.
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Cons
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Advantage is hugely cumbersome. There are hundreds of functions I will never use, and that I'm not sure anyone else in the organization uses.
  • The user interface could be better. Every time there's an update, there's a small but definitive learning curve.
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B2W Software
  • We request changes to the software as issues crop up and the B2W process changes as needed.
  • A time-out function should be added to knock dormant users offline and allow other users access to the limited number of licenses the company owns.
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Alternatives Considered
HomeTech Information Systems
We have also used BidClips. I find that Advantage gave us more flexibility with custom estimates & report tracking.
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B2W Software
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Return on Investment
HomeTech Information Systems
  • It keeps job time organized by job so we can bill properly for work
  • It keeps POs organized by job so that we can track easier
  • Provides reporting that gives insight into employee time and where it's spent
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B2W Software
  • We make money year after year by having accurate quotes and costs basis.
  • We have easily accessible records to look in the past at jobs won or lost.
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ScreenShots

B2W Estimate Screenshots

Screenshot of Custom DatabasesScreenshot of Item ListingScreenshot of Check WizardScreenshot of Bid PricingScreenshot of Bid FormsScreenshot of Sample Report