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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Reporting & Analytics

8.4

Autodesk Bim 360

84%

Sage Estimating

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data exportability

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

8.3

Autodesk Bim 360

83%
5.0

Sage Estimating

50%
Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 15/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.0
80%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.4
84%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Photo documentation

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Jobsite reports

7.9
79%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

8.4
84%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

RFI tools

8.8
88%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.9
89%
10 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

8.5
85%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

7.1
71%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Submittal design and management

7.9
79%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Checklists

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

8.0

Autodesk Bim 360

80%
7.6

Sage Estimating

76%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 4/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cost databases

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Bid creation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Bim 360 is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Sage Estimating is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Autodesk Bim 360

80%
11 Ratings
7.0

Sage Estimating

70%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Sage Estimating

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

6.9

Autodesk Bim 360

69%
4 Ratings
8.0

Sage Estimating

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Bim 360

Autodesk Bim 360 is well suited to the majority of construction projects in my opinion. On the construction side I could see how the straightforward nature of the platform would be well liked. The new update with the widgets is a great touch and allows for ease of site visits by showcasing good to know info like project location on a map and the local weather. You can also customize the "widgets" as you see fit to add more information if necessary to the home screen. From my experience as a LEED consultant, Bim 360 does not differ much from other platforms used for submittal review like Procore. It is easy enough to search for what you want but searches do take a while and you need to move the cursor over every time you search and do not find what you're looking for, which seems very unnecessary. Overall it is fine for reviewing documentation but isn't anything extraordinary.
Laura Samoisette, LEED AP, WELL AP | 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

Pros

Autodesk Bim 360

  • Live updates between design teams. This keeps the team up to date for quicker design and frees up personnel from having to do file transfers.
  • The cloud-based platform gives your company a little bit of a break on computer requirements.
  • Allows multiple offices and/or cloud-based consultants to collaborate on a design as if they are one office or one company.
Anonymous | 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

Autodesk Bim 360

  • Bim360 is extremely unintuitive and frequently confusing to end users.
  • There are multiple avenues of sharing and collaboration for models and information. The advantages/disadvantages of each and how to perform even the most basic of tasks requires extensive training and mentoring for even the most advanced of users.
  • There are many enormous limitations and constraints to BIM 360 that are not immediately obvious and even contrary to published marketing materials and even product naming.
  • Development cycles of the product are seemingly monthly, but incredibly minor. This makes the desperately-needed and glaringly obvious massive usability, capability, and performance improvements into deal-breakers and hair pulling events. Change cannot come fast enough.
  • There are no integrations into Microsoft's Azure AD SSO or other 3rd party SSOs available for SMBs. This makes the provided MFA a huge headache for all SMBs.
  • There are no integrations into the Microsoft 365 ecosystem for SharePoint/OneDrive or Outlook. This is desperately needed for most organizations using Bim360.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

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

Pricing Details

Autodesk Bim 360

General

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

Starting Price

$480 per user/per year

Autodesk Bim 360 Editions & Modules

Edition
Autodesk Bim 360$480.001
  1. per user/per year
Additional Pricing Details

Sage Estimating

General

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

Starting Price

Sage Estimating Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Bim 360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Autodesk Bim 360

Autodesk Bim 360 6.9
Based on 4 answers
AutoDesk support is slow and if you are not an enterprise customer they will likely tell you to go to forums and post for help pushing the support on the high-level end-users (some of which are AutoDesk employees). I haven't actually had issues requiring support with docs altough there are some features I wish it had
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Autodesk Bim 360

The saving in reduced field changes/mistakes quickly paid for the license plus some. The software allows for easy data collection, especially at project completion for field software by checklist creation. Furthermore, the internal punch-list tracking, tracking completion lists and punch lists created for us by others is optimal compared to the competition. We chose Bim360 over other options due to its ability to import out of other software programs directly into the system, adding reports in one location and then distributing it to subcontractors and internally from there to fix deficiencies. It does the tracking, importing, markups of pictures and document viewing well and fulfills our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Autodesk Bim 360

  • Positively we use for all safety items, so its potential to save money is really something cannot be quantified. It has helped document trends, big items leading trends and odd ball cases which overall helps perfecting process to eliminate those trends and save time.
  • Negative impact is we need to pay for another program to handle budget, submittals and bidding so we are paying for two systems and paying for all employees to learn each system and possible make errors since there are differences in the systems.
Anonymous | 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

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