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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 1.9 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

TurboBid

TurboBid is well suited to serve as an on-premise estimating software solution for small and midsize contractors. The type of work associated with the project may include new residential, light commercial, remodeling, service work, flat-rate pricing, or just about any application! The software is less suited for large contractors that may wish to communicate information within a network domain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
TurboBid
7.7
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.4
TurboBid
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
TurboBid
8.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
TurboBid
9.0
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
TurboBid
10.0
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
TurboBid
1.0
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.6
TurboBid
8.0
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
TurboBid
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
TurboBid
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.8
TurboBid
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
TurboBid
9.0
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.6
TurboBid

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
TurboBid
3.8
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
TurboBid
2.8
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
TurboBid
2.0
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.0
TurboBid
10.0
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
TurboBid
2.0
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
TurboBid
2.0

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

TurboBid

  • Ability to sell their product
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

TurboBid

  • Slight learning curve for users.
  • Navigation through the program may not appeal to all.
  • The program can be pricey.
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

TurboBid

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

TurboBid

TurboBid 1.0
Based on 1 answer
I dealt with one individual and the owner. After making me feel stupid for not being able to get an up to date price list from my suppliers, they decided to try. There were unsuccessful as well. The right thing to do would have been to refund my money, but they refused to do that. I was lied to and basically called a liar on many occasions (including in emails). I have never had an experience like this with a company before. Most of the other companies guarantee their products and would refund your money if something was wrong, didn't work or you were unsatisfied. Not this company! They could care less once they have their money.
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

TurboBid

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

TurboBid

Turbo bid is perfect for small and midsize contractor users in need of estimating projects. The software comes with excellent customer service and is easy to understand program navigation within a short period of time. The program goes into extreme detail with many capabilities for accounting and estimating. For example, the software has the ability to calculate the material installation time, which not all program competition can do.
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

TurboBid

  • It cost me money for the software that I will never get back.
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

TurboBid

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
TurboBid
1.9

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
TurboBid

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
TurboBid

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
TurboBid
1.0

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
TurboBid

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