ADVANTAGE vs. TurboBid

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 3.7 out of 10
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ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
TurboBid
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
TurboBid is a construction and estimation software offering from Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGETurboBid
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGETurboBid
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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Community Pulse
ADVANTAGETurboBid
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
ADVANTAGETurboBid
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
TurboBid
-
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
TurboBid
-
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
4.1
2 Ratings
64% below category average
TurboBid
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Dashboards4.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports4.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports3.52 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data exportability4.82 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
TurboBid
9.9
3 Ratings
29% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Photo documentation4.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document sharing3.83 Ratings10.02 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders4.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
TurboBid
10.0
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGETurboBid
Likelihood to Recommend
4.3
(3 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGETurboBid
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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
It is very adaptable to our business plan. Also, it is very cost-effective than any other software I used while working with previous companies. Also, as previously mentioned it helps a lot with our takeoffs, customers know what the job consists of, and what our costs are, and make it easy to pass on job management items to others.
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Media billing
  • PO Organization
  • Time Details on Billing
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • Allows for the creation of customization reports and bid packages.
  • Users can generate formal proposals.
  • The program also has quantity take-off capabilities.
  • Estimating, needless to say.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • People skills
  • Honesty
  • Guarantee their product works
  • Unable to get an up to date suppliers price list
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Support Rating
HomeTech Information Systems
No answers on this topic
Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
I dealt with one individual and the owner. After making me feel stupid for not being able to get an up to date price list from my suppliers, they decided to try. There were unsuccessful as well. The right thing to do would have been to refund my money, but they refused to do that. I was lied to and basically called a liar on many occasions (including in emails). I have never had an experience like this with a company before. Most of the other companies guarantee their products and would refund your money if something was wrong, didn't work or you were unsatisfied. Not this company! They could care less once they have their money.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
We selected TurboBid because it was very cost-effective. The adaptability to use this program is also very easy and guidable. The database has a very large capacity. Along with the accuracy of the program as well. As you can see there are many reasons to go with TurboBid as it delivers to the contractors with ease.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • Evaluated the costs associated with a project.
  • Determine the profitability of a project.
  • Compare bid proposals to understand which subcontractor is best suited for the project.
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