BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product vs. TurboBid

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
BuildingConnected is an online preconstruction platform supporting communication and collaboration with contractors, subcontractors, and real estate owners. The platform supports bid management with cost tracking and analytics, relationship tracking, alerting, and unlimited bid invitations. BuildingConnected was acquired by Autodesk in 2018.N/A
TurboBid
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
TurboBid is a construction and estimation software offering from Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.N/A
Pricing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productTurboBid
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productTurboBid
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productTurboBid
Considered Both Products
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

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TurboBid
Chose 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 …
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productTurboBid
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.0
1 Ratings
3% above category average
TurboBid
-
Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
3.1
3 Ratings
90% below category average
TurboBid
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Dashboards2.72 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports3.43 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports3.43 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data exportability3.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
5.1
16 Ratings
37% below category average
TurboBid
9.9
3 Ratings
29% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing4.915 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing4.511 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.06 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Photo documentation7.08 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.23 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document sharing4.516 Ratings10.02 Ratings
RFI tools3.68 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals4.16 Ratings10.01 Ratings
As-built drawings3.46 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile app1.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management4.15 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Checklists3.43 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders6.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
6.6
13 Ratings
21% below category average
TurboBid
10.0
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Takeoff tools3.25 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job costing7.06 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Cost databases6.04 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Cost calculator8.05 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Bid creation8.812 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productTurboBid
Likelihood to Recommend
4.5
(16 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(7 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productTurboBid
Likelihood to Recommend
Autodesk
When receiving RFQ's from companies within a manageable distant from our location, it has been very helpfull. Receiving RFQ's for projects outside of our work area, it is just a waste of time. The projects available are well organized and give date due of proposal.
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
It is very adaptable to our business plan. Also, it is very cost-effective than any other software I used while working with previous companies. Also, as previously mentioned it helps a lot with our takeoffs, customers know what the job consists of, and what our costs are, and make it easy to pass on job management items to others.
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Pros
Autodesk
  • 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
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • Allows for the creation of customization reports and bid packages.
  • Users can generate formal proposals.
  • The program also has quantity take-off capabilities.
  • Estimating, needless to say.
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Cons
Autodesk
  • 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.
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • People skills
  • Honesty
  • Guarantee their product works
  • Unable to get an up to date suppliers price list
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Usability
Autodesk
Very easy to use.
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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Support Rating
Autodesk
Though I haven't had to utilize any live support at BuildingConnected, I know others at my company have and have had good success with them. They seem to be very responsive and since the software is so simple, there are not that many pitfalls or hurdles that you need to work through to accomplish your task.
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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.
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Implementation Rating
Autodesk
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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Alternatives Considered
Autodesk
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!
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
We selected TurboBid because it was very cost-effective. The adaptability to use this program is also very easy and guidable. The database has a very large capacity. Along with the accuracy of the program as well. As you can see there are many reasons to go with TurboBid as it delivers to the contractors with ease.
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Return on Investment
Autodesk
  • 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.
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • Evaluated the costs associated with a project.
  • Determine the profitability of a project.
  • Compare bid proposals to understand which subcontractor is best suited for the project.
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