19 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 6.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management
  • Trimble Accubid ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating

Human Resource Management

8.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

80%

Trimble Accubid

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%

Trimble Accubid

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

7.7

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

77%
1.1

Trimble Accubid

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

Plan distribution & viewing

8.1
81%
13 Ratings
1.1
11%
2 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
1.1
11%
2 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.1
81%
6 Ratings
1.1
11%
2 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.2
72%
8 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Document sharing

8.2
82%
14 Ratings
1.2
12%
2 Ratings

RFI tools

7.1
71%
6 Ratings
1.1
11%
2 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
1.2
12%
2 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Mobile app

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
1.2
12%
2 Ratings

Checklists

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Meeting Minutes

6.0
60%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Specifications

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Change orders

6.0
60%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.6

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

86%
10.0

Trimble Accubid

100%
Trimble Accubid ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
4 Ratings

Job costing

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Cost databases

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Bid creation

8.1
81%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

82%
14 Ratings
6.1

Trimble Accubid

61%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

90%
1 Rating

Trimble Accubid

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
1 Rating

Trimble Accubid

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

89%
14 Ratings
7.1

Trimble Accubid

71%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
2 Ratings

Trimble Accubid

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

Trimble Accubid

We use Trimble Accubid to do detailed cost estimates for larger jobs. If a job has a set of blueprints, the software is designed to go through each page systematically to aggregate a bid. Where it is less appropriate are for smaller service jobs. It takes a lot of setup for a new job there are other solutions better suited for service work.
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

Trimble Accubid

  • Depth of customization
  • Intergrations
  • Industry specific
Gavin Scott-Miller | 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

  • Needs to update a data base for new emerging markets in energy.
  • Separation of some supporting materials into more relevant categories would eliminate number of required click through actions.
Jay Handleson | 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

Trimble Accubid

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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

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 7.1
Based on 6 answers
Accubid can sometimes fall short when it comes to CS. The correct departments aren't always properly delineated, making it difficult to get ahold of the individual most appropriate for your issue. To that end, it has been outsourced to people with accents sometimes difficult to understand. This is my biggest critique
Garrett Gill | 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

I was not involved in the decision-making process to purchase Accubid.
Gavin Scott-Miller | 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

  • reduced estimating cost vs pen and paper
  • because it's a widely used platform it's easy to recruit estimators to the platform
  • works well in a multi estimator environment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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