15 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 9.4 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

SharpeSoft [is] designed to be a day-to-day hard-bid estimating program. It is easy to learn and use, yet very powerful. I would not recommend this product to hourly service providers.
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.4
SharpeSoft Estimator
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
SharpeSoft Estimator
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
SharpeSoft Estimator
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.6
SharpeSoft Estimator
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
SharpeSoft Estimator
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.8
SharpeSoft Estimator
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
SharpeSoft Estimator
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.6
SharpeSoft Estimator

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.8
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
SharpeSoft Estimator
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.5
Standard reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Data exportability
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.0

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Handles complex bid formats and bid submittal structures such as using bid alternates and non-tax bid schedules.
  • This software is one of the easiest programs to learn and effectively use.
  • This software is reasonably priced, but very powerful.
  • Project support is timely, intimate, local and professional.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • They need to put a search bar in the item master list so you can easily find work items.
  • They could make the alternate package easier to use.
  • The should find a way to allow the user to define at least one cost type in the program.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

I think SharpeSoft is the best estimating product on the market for our type of work. It is reasonably priced and is very reliable. We have had very few problems with the software and the upgrades and support staff and reliable.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Using SharpeSoft has grown our business by allowing us to accurately bid more projects.
  • The ease of use allows estimators of all ages to quickly become skilled at consistently bidding work
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
SharpeSoft Estimator

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

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