15 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
10 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100

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

Perfect for General Contractor's and subcontractor's that want to be a leader in their industry. Sure, you can limp along without a management system but you won't be able to take your business to the next level in most cases. If you are small enough and only doing one maybe two jobs at a time and you are good at keeping every single detail in your head and don't have any issues with schedule or timeframes then you may not need this. However, I have not been in a situation where software like Buildertrend didn't/couldn't add significant value and a need in my company
Cherith DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
Buildertrend
9.7
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.4
Buildertrend
9.8
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
Buildertrend
9.8
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Buildertrend
9.7
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Buildertrend
9.8
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Buildertrend
9.7
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.6
Buildertrend
9.8
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
Buildertrend
9.7
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Buildertrend
9.7
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.8
Buildertrend
8.7
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Buildertrend
9.7
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.6
Buildertrend
9.7

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
Buildertrend
9.8
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Buildertrend
9.9
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Buildertrend
9.8
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.0
Buildertrend
9.8
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Buildertrend
9.8
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
Buildertrend
9.8

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

  • The subcontractor PO management area makes managing the scope of work and payments for each subcontractor extremely easy and is well organized.
  • The material selections section also greatly simplifies and organizes a somewhat challenging aspect of remodeling.
  • The ability for customers to view the total project cost and make payments online is a major time saver and improves our cashflow.
John Struckmann | 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

  • Onsite consultants. There is a demand for this service that is great enough to allow outside BuilderTrend Super-Users like me to partner with BuilderTrend and make this a reality.
  • As their company grows, their support needs to grow as well.
  • Provide incentives for Super Users that are helping BuilderTrend acquire new business. Advocates should be their best friend.
Andrew Lascano | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

I am still very new with using BuilderTrend but enjoy using the application. When we have an issue or a feature addition the BuilderTrend team is very responsive to help or point us to where we may seek an answer.
Anonymous | 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

  • Staying on schedule.
  • Establishing, analyzing and not exceeding the budget.
  • Coordinating information throughout team members.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

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

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

Buildertrend Editions & Modules

Edition
Core$2991
Pro$4991
PremiumContact for quote
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Premium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Buildertrend
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
Buildertrend

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Buildertrend
10.0

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
Buildertrend
10.0

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Buildertrend

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