BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product vs. B2W Estimate

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Score 6.4 out of 10
N/A
BuildingConnected is an online preconstruction platform supporting communication and collaboration with contractors, subcontractors, and real estate owners. The platform supports bid management with cost tracking and analytics, relationship tracking, alerting, and unlimited bid invitations. BuildingConnected was acquired by Autodesk in 2018.N/A
B2W Estimate
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
B2W Estimate is a construction and estimation software offering from B2W Software Inc.N/A
Pricing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productB2W Estimate
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productB2W 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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Community Pulse
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productB2W Estimate
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productB2W Estimate
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.0
1 Ratings
3% above category average
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
2.5
3 Ratings
104% below category average
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Dashboards2.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports2.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports2.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability2.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
4.6
16 Ratings
47% below category average
B2W Estimate
8.1
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing3.815 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing3.511 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.06 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Photo documentation7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.13 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document sharing3.516 Ratings8.01 Ratings
RFI tools2.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals3.26 Ratings10.01 Ratings
As-built drawings2.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app1.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management3.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists2.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders6.92 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
6.5
13 Ratings
23% below category average
B2W Estimate
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Takeoff tools2.65 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Job costing7.06 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost databases6.04 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost calculator8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation8.912 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productB2W Estimate
Likelihood to Recommend
3.5
(16 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productB2W Estimate
Likelihood to Recommend
Autodesk
When receiving RFQ's from companies within a manageable distant from our location, it has been very helpfull. Receiving RFQ's for projects outside of our work area, it is just a waste of time. The projects available are well organized and give date due of proposal.
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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
Autodesk
  • Helps keep track of multiple jobs at once
  • Helps sort your bid invites into won/lost/pending/archived etc.
  • It is a central location where general contractors can put all their updated files and addendum
  • Lets you see which contractors are bidding the same job so you can coordinate your estimating
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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
Autodesk
  • There was a previous glitch where bid forms have been updated by subcontractors that have accessed a former version are not able to access the updated/new bid form.
  • I would like to see the ability for BuildingConnected to automatically send a bid reminder to bidders at a set amount of time prior to the bid date.
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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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Usability
Autodesk
Very easy to use.
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B2W Software
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Support Rating
Autodesk
Though I haven't had to utilize any live support at BuildingConnected, I know others at my company have and have had good success with them. They seem to be very responsive and since the software is so simple, there are not that many pitfalls or hurdles that you need to work through to accomplish your task.
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B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Autodesk
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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B2W Software
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Alternatives Considered
Autodesk
Have used BlueBook Construction, which has a smooth, quick search for local contractors. Still, they don't allow us the client project creation. I even had issues with them displaying proper project descriptions based upon was receiving inadequate and or erroneous bid proposals, and the engagement manager was not flexible in resolving the problem!
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B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Autodesk
  • Allows our company to accurately estimate the cost of a project.
  • Helps us to reach out to qualified subcontractors based on past experience and history with our company.
  • Contains bid leveling capabilities to ensure that all proposals cover a full scope of work.
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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