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Score 9.4 out of 100
10 Ratings
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Score 9.1 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

Trimble Accubid

Trimble Accubid is incredible for when you need to take your time and get a bid out for a job. It allows you to create templates and reuse a lot of information for future work. However, sometimes for a smaller job, it can be a lot of information to enter, which becomes time-consuming when on short time frames.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
Trimble Accubid
6.9
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Trimble Accubid
7.0
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
Trimble Accubid
4.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Trimble Accubid
4.0
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Trimble Accubid
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Trimble Accubid
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Trimble Accubid
9.0
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
Trimble Accubid
7.0
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Trimble Accubid
9.0
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.8
Trimble Accubid
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Trimble Accubid
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Trimble Accubid
8.0

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
Trimble Accubid
9.4
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Trimble Accubid
8.7
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Trimble Accubid
9.4
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.9
Trimble Accubid
9.4
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Trimble Accubid
10.0
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
Trimble Accubid
9.6

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

Trimble Accubid

  • Provides accurate NECA labor units for materials.
  • Keeps accurate costs of materials through regular updates.
Jay Handleson | 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

Trimble Accubid

  • While the tools provided are great, there could be more to allow more imaginative users to build their own.
  • The user interface is old and clunky.
Garrett Gill | 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

Trimble Accubid

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

Trimble Accubid

Trimble Accubid 6.8
Based on 6 answers
The training packets are thorough and they are easy to understand. Live support is harder to come by, however, I haven't had any major problems that I have needed to overcome. The best support is not needing to have support in the first place. Ease of use makes this mostly not an issue.
Gavin Scott-Miller | 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

Trimble Accubid

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

Trimble Accubid

McCormick is an accurate estimating solution, but is far too bulky too compete with Accubid. Pricing reports and breakout options in Accubid are far superior to McCormick. McCormick's on-screen take off may be a benefit to some, but not worth the trade off of Accubid's robust suite.ViewPoint is a small contractor solution that cannot compete on the scale of Accubid.
Jay Handleson | 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

Trimble Accubid

  • Helps produce more accurate estimates.
  • Allows us to break scopes out without having to re-perform an estimate.
Garrett Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

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

Trimble Accubid

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
Trimble Accubid
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
Trimble Accubid

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Trimble Accubid

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
Trimble Accubid
6.8

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Trimble Accubid

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