19 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating
  • Buildertrend ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Human Resource Management

8.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

80%

Buildertrend

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%

Buildertrend

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%
8.6

Buildertrend

86%
Buildertrend ranks higher in 9/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.2
82%
13 Ratings
9.4
94%
6 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

7.9
79%
9 Ratings
8.7
87%
7 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.1
81%
6 Ratings
7.2
72%
8 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.4
74%
8 Ratings
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Jobsite reports

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
7 Ratings

Document sharing

8.4
84%
14 Ratings
8.8
88%
8 Ratings

RFI tools

7.2
72%
6 Ratings
8.7
87%
6 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
9.4
94%
7 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Mobile app

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Submittal design and management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
6 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%
7.4

Buildertrend

74%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 4/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Job costing

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
8.7
87%
6 Ratings

Cost databases

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
6 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
6.4
64%
7 Ratings

Bid creation

8.3
83%
11 Ratings
5.2
52%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Buildertrend is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product and Buildertrend are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

84%
14 Ratings
8.4

Buildertrend

84%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

90%
1 Rating

Buildertrend

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Buildertrend

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.9

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

89%
14 Ratings
10.0

Buildertrend

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
2 Ratings

Buildertrend

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

Buildertrend

Buildertrend was made for a specific industry (building) and so I would recommend it to anyone in that industry, with the exception of Sales and Marketing. But for everything else from the financing to the permitting to the construction and all else, Buildertrend is exactly what our team has used and will ALWAYS use. Even with our decision to use other systems for Sales and Marketing, we have never given one thought to taking Buildertrend out of our process. We will always be with Buildertrend.
Joey Harman | 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

Buildertrend

  • Manages in one place - crucial for organization.
  • Professional, across the board it provides companies with a seamlessly organized and flawless presentation - to subs/vendors/owners/etc.
  • Time Saver - you don't have to dig around through files/create templates/flip through your contact binder - it's all there.
  • Practical tools- designed for contractors. You get what you need - period.
Cherith DuBois | 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

Buildertrend

  • I think that the CRM component could use some development.
  • I think that tracking "tasks" or "to do's" could use some development.
John Struckmann | 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

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Buildertrend

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Buildertrend Editions & Modules

Edition
Core$2991
Pro$4991
PremiumContact for quote
  1. per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
Premium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

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

Buildertrend

Buildertrend 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Fantastic usablity. Buildertrend is an amazing tool that offers superior customer service and attention to detail that is unmatched. I will continue to use them for years and I know they will make growing my company a possibility. I highly recommend for companies that want to streamline their business.
Cherith DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Buildertrend

Buildertrend 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I highly recommend. The only suggestion I have would be to offer a free trial. They do offer a 30 day money back guarantee. The price point isn't daunting if you have had a 100 % no strings attached/no effort to cancel or try to remember to get your money back - no strings attached chance to try out the product. Especially for such a big purchase decision, I think Buildertrend would see an incredible increase in sales. They have the value and companies just need a chance to see it first hand.
Cherith DuBois | 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

Buildertrend

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

Buildertrend

BuilderTrend allows me to see a full view of all my jobs in one place. I picked it for this reason. I wanted a solution that subcontractors would be able to use without having to do anything except open their email to get the information they needed to get the job done on time. I've made it so simple that everyone I work with wants to use BuilderTrend. In fact, most of the subcontractors I work with have implemented BuilderTrend because they saw how easy my day to day operations are.
Andrew Lascano | 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

Buildertrend

  • Reporting on the costing of bids that have turned into jobs
  • Release notes on what is changing for features or different services that Buildertrend is now supporting.
  • I really enjoy seeing how your platform has changed for the better over the last two years
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

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