ADVANTAGE vs. QuoteSoft

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 3.8 out of 10
N/A
ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
QuoteSoft
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
QuoteSoft is a construction and estimation software offering from Quote Software.N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGEQuoteSoft
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGEQuoteSoft
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
ADVANTAGEQuoteSoft
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
QuoteSoft
-
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
6% above category average
QuoteSoft
-
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
4.4
2 Ratings
58% below category average
QuoteSoft
8.5
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Dashboards4.32 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Standard reports4.32 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Custom reports3.82 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data exportability5.02 Ratings8.01 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
QuoteSoft
8.8
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Photo documentation4.32 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document sharing4.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Change orders4.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
QuoteSoft
8.2
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
QuoteSoft
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGEQuoteSoft
Likelihood to Recommend
4.5
(3 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGEQuoteSoft
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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Quote Software
Quotesoft again is very well suited to any estimating department. I recommend a large screen monitor, but it's far more convenient than the old quick pen table or other methods. It's been great for jobs post mortem as well, we'll go back over as builds and make sure we captured and adjust estimates or change orders. It's also great for illustrating changes, and having all be very accurate.
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Media billing
  • PO Organization
  • Time Details on Billing
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Quote Software
  • Once you're over the learning curve, it's fantastic at getting accurate material takeoff. Because one is working off the real PDF prints of the project, it's very easy to get a good material list and takeoff.
  • Excellent for giving options of transitions and allowing the user to account for the actual 3rd dimension of the project by being able to click and add the sections needed to transition between floors.
  • The speed in which the user is able to takeoff is so much faster than traditional methods, and more accurate and easier to use than the other options on the market. Prints out great reports showing materials and hours, and lets you color code the systems while estimating so you know you aren't duplicating efforts.
  • Very flexible as far as how it adjusts for your desired estimate. You can identify per floor, side of the building, system, etc.
  • Allows for fast on the fly adjustments of sizes, materials and types of transitions with ductwork.
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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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Quote Software
  • I'd prefer an 'all in one' as opposed to modules. I believe it's offered in that fashion but it was a touch more expensive. I was able to negotiate a footage takeoff tool for piping, to make it easier and more economical to our specific use, which is 95% dry side hvac estimating.
  • Would be great if it could be preloaded with Smacna or MCA factors for labor, and also would be great if there was a faster way to update material costs. You do need to stay on top of your material factors and make adjustments per the price of steel and other consumables. The industry has been stable lately, but if for some reason you were lax in updating labor and material factors, you could be off on the estimate. That's true of ANY software or even standard old school estimating approach.
  • It does require a dongle and a per seat license. The one drawback I don't care for, in a small company with tight cash flow, I do have estimators sharing the seat and scheduling takeoff around each other. Pretty standard though.
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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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Quote Software
We were looking at this, as well as quick pen, and other industry standard programs like Wendes. QuoteSoft was far more versatile, user friendly and has proven to be the right choice. No specific equipment outside of a bigger monitor, ease of use, and tech support as well as the online training aspect was fantastic. Felt well supported while we rolled it out.
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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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Quote Software
  • First positive impact is time saved. We're able with our small team to estimate..ACCURATELY far more projects, thus winning more projects.
  • Accuracy once we had our factors programmed is fantastic. It's tightened up our material and labor hours and made us more competitive
  • Definitely has had a great return on investment. Helping to land more projects out of the sheer amount of available time to bid more, as well as being more confident in material costs.
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