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Score 9.4 out of 100
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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

BuildTopia

BuildTopia is ideal for bringing all components of the sales and construction process together for any homebuilder. If you're looking for a platform that also incorporates a robust CRM component, which is key for strong sales efforts, you'll likely need to utilize another platform in conjunction with BT for the best results
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
BuildTopia
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
BuildTopia
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
BuildTopia
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
BuildTopia
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
BuildTopia
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
BuildTopia
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
BuildTopia
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
BuildTopia
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
BuildTopia
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.9
BuildTopia
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
BuildTopia
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
BuildTopia

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
BuildTopia
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
BuildTopia
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
BuildTopia
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.9
BuildTopia
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
BuildTopia
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
BuildTopia

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

BuildTopia

  • BuildTopia excels at contract management. Every part of the contract process is able to be managed electronically from initial signing to closing, and can even handle more special cases like contingencies.
  • BuildTopia manages all of our construction efforts well. All of our floorplans are pre-build in the system, so all we have to do is go in an build out the construction schedule from a pre-made template, and make any alterations from there.
  • The selections process is always a headache, but BuildTopia makes it pretty painless. Everything is loaded right in to the system while making selections with the client, and more detailed things, like non-standard options, are easy to load in and process.
Anonymous | 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

BuildTopia

  • Requests for platform enhancements, while easy to submit and get approved, are slow to be turned around...often a year or more passes before they're implemented.
  • BuiltTopia, while good for sales and construction, is missing one large thing...a CRM component. The system allows you to manage clients and prospects, but options for email marketing and other CRM-related efforts are lacking.
Anonymous | 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

BuildTopia

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

BuildTopia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

BuildTopia

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

BuildTopia

No answers on this topic

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

BuildTopia

  • Overall, our company has saved money by being able to shut down all the various platforms we were using for different departments and transition to just BuildTopia.
  • Company efforts are more efficient, with all pertinent information being in one place and able to be viewed by everyone as needed.
  • Efforts of the sales team are better able to be managed and reviewed from afar whereas we only had physical paper trails before.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

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

BuildTopia

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
BuildTopia
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
BuildTopia

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
BuildTopia

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
BuildTopia

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
BuildTopia

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