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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management
  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product and Benchmark Estimating Software are tied in 1 feature set: Estimating

Human Resource Management

8.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

80%

Benchmark Estimating Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 1/1 features

Job profiles and administration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

7.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

70%

Benchmark Estimating Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 3/3 features

Standard reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Data exportability

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

7.8

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

78%
6.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

65%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 15/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.2
82%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

7.9
79%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.1
81%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.4
74%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Jobsite reports

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

8.4
84%
14 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

RFI tools

7.2
72%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
6.5
65%
2 Ratings

Submittal design and management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Checklists

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

8.6

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

86%
8.6

Benchmark Estimating Software

86%
Benchmark Estimating Software ranks higher in 3/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Job costing

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Cost databases

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

8.3
83%
11 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Benchmark Estimating Software is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product and Benchmark Estimating Software are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

84%
14 Ratings
10.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

90%
1 Rating
9.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

90%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
1 Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

89%
14 Ratings
9.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

95%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
2 Ratings

Benchmark Estimating Software

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected is a great tool for construction managers and general contractors working over a wide area that rely on collecting multiple bids. BuildingConnected does a great job at presenting new contractors that may fit the bill for who you need to look at and price a job. Its simple interface allows you to easily see who the main point of contact is at a company, and place comments for your team to review after corresponding with these companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

I have used it for bulk earthworks, for roadworks, stormwater drainage, sewer reticulation, water reticulation, and associated works. It's easy to use a process called subcontractor manager to get multiple sub-contractor prices into your estimate for quick comparison, then pick the one that you really want to use in the estimate. It also has a process called auto allocation which can almost fully automate your estimating process, bringing in Items from the library that match the items in your bid. Haven't found a scenario that it's less appropriate, it all comes down to how detailed you set up your initial item library and resource library.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • 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
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • Progress Claims
  • Standard quotes
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • 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.
Melanie Dodson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • I haven't found anything yet. Benchmark is constantly evolving and adding new processes, I believe it keeps up to date with what it's users want.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

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

Starting Price

Benchmark Estimating Software

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 8.9
Based on 14 answers
They are constantly reaching out to see if there is anything they can teach us. It can be a bit aggravating when it is constant, but I know that they have our best interest at heart. They also had all of us do multiple Skype meetings with a support rep to make sure we understood the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

Benchmark Estimating Software 9.5
Based on 4 answers
The support guys were always helping and sorted out issues we had very quickly.
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

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!
Marcel Cicort | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

I have always found that Benchmark allows for a more rapid compilation of the estimate through the library system. It can also allow for easy duplication of an estimate for a second stage etc, using the original rates in the resources, or at a click of a button, reverting to updated resources from the library. I have found that other systems rely on a great number of spreadsheet type operations that can easily be changed in the estimate and can lead to errors if copied to another estimate.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • Benchmark has created standardisation in quotes and tenders.
  • Created standard progress claims.
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

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BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

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