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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SmartBid ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Human Resource Management

8.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

80%

SmartBid

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%

SmartBid

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%
9.8

SmartBid

98%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 11/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.2
82%
13 Ratings
9.6
96%
3 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
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

RFI tools

7.2
72%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

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%

SmartBid

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job costing

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost databases

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Bid creation

8.3
83%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SmartBid is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

84%
14 Ratings
8.8

SmartBid

88%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

90%
1 Rating

SmartBid

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
1 Rating

SmartBid

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

89%
14 Ratings
9.6

SmartBid

96%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
2 Ratings

SmartBid

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

SmartBid

As mentioned before in some of the previous questions, the confidentiality agreement feature is extremely helpful. I have worked on several projects where it's so early in the design phase that the documents are considered confidential and we are required to get a signed NDA from every person who sees the documents. This feature makes it extremely painless. SmartBidNet is less appropriate if you're just doing a quick cost exercise where you might not need to contact several subs. It's easier to just use email and a cloud sharing program like Box or Egnyte.
Anonymous | 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

SmartBid

  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • Constant Reminders
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

SmartBid

  • Ability to download all without having to be a zip file.
  • Provide a submittal board for questions and answers.
Matthew Smith | 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

SmartBid

General

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

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

SmartBid

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

SmartBid

SmartBid 9.6
Based on 4 answers
SmartBid has an excellent support team that is always at your service. Any problem I've had (when I've even had them) has been resolved almost immediately, along with tips on how to avoid them in the future. If you're looking for a program with excellent customer service, look no further than SmartBid.
Anonymous | 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

SmartBid

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

SmartBid

  • Better ability for subcontractors to respond via program.
  • Simpler interface.
  • Easier note tracking.
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

SmartBid

  • It is a big time saver compared to sending out individual emails.
  • It saves time in having multiple individual databases for company contact info.
  • It ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

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