B2W Estimate vs. Buildertrend

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
B2W Estimate
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
B2W Estimate is a construction and estimation software offering from B2W Software Inc.N/A
Buildertrend
Score 6.2 out of 10
N/A
BuilderTrend is a construction management system. It includes functionality for pre-sale, project management, financial management, and customer management processes. It also provides mobile accessibility.
$299
per month
Pricing
B2W EstimateBuildertrend
Editions & Modules
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Core
$299
per month
Pro
$499
per month
Premium
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
B2W EstimateBuildertrend
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPremium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.
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Features
B2W EstimateBuildertrend
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
8.1
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Buildertrend
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Buildertrend
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
B2W EstimateBuildertrend
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
3.2
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
B2W EstimateBuildertrend
Likelihood to Recommend
B2W Software
We are long-term users of the B2W system. We believe it is the best choice for paving contractors. It is easy to learn and continues to offer even deeper ability as estimating prowess grows. The system allows us to update quotes that were given in the past and to stay on top of our costs as changes occur, so our data is up to date and accurate. Know your costs and you can make money!
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Buildertrend
Buildertrend was made for a specific industry (building) and so I would recommend it to anyone in that industry, with the exception of Sales and Marketing. But for everything else from the financing to the permitting to the construction and all else, Buildertrend is exactly what our team has used and will ALWAYS use. Even with our decision to use other systems for Sales and Marketing, we have never given one thought to taking Buildertrend out of our process. We will always be with Buildertrend.
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Pros
B2W Software
  • Allows management to update costs for each individual item, equipment, labor, PR taxes, benefits, materials, etc.
  • Allows management to see how aggressive estimators have built an estimate to evaluate risk.
  • Allows monthly changes in fuel prices and liquid asphalt to quickly update the system for all.
  • Allows management to override margins for overhead and profit to match backlog and need for work versus budget.
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Buildertrend
  • Manages in one place - crucial for organization.
  • Professional, across the board it provides companies with a seamlessly organized and flawless presentation - to subs/vendors/owners/etc.
  • Time Saver - you don't have to dig around through files/create templates/flip through your contact binder - it's all there.
  • Practical tools- designed for contractors. You get what you need - period.
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Cons
B2W Software
  • We request changes to the software as issues crop up and the B2W process changes as needed.
  • A time-out function should be added to knock dormant users offline and allow other users access to the limited number of licenses the company owns.
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Buildertrend
  • I think that the CRM component could use some development.
  • I think that tracking "tasks" or "to do's" could use some development.
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Usability
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Buildertrend
Fantastic usablity. Buildertrend is an amazing tool that offers superior customer service and attention to detail that is unmatched. I will continue to use them for years and I know they will make growing my company a possibility. I highly recommend for companies that want to streamline their business.
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Support Rating
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Buildertrend
I highly recommend. The only suggestion I have would be to offer a free trial. They do offer a 30 day money back guarantee. The price point isn't daunting if you have had a 100 % no strings attached/no effort to cancel or try to remember to get your money back - no strings attached chance to try out the product. Especially for such a big purchase decision, I think Buildertrend would see an incredible increase in sales. They have the value and companies just need a chance to see it first hand.
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Alternatives Considered
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Buildertrend
BuilderTrend allows me to see a full view of all my jobs in one place. I picked it for this reason. I wanted a solution that subcontractors would be able to use without having to do anything except open their email to get the information they needed to get the job done on time. I've made it so simple that everyone I work with wants to use BuilderTrend. In fact, most of the subcontractors I work with have implemented BuilderTrend because they saw how easy my day to day operations are.
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Return on Investment
B2W Software
  • We make money year after year by having accurate quotes and costs basis.
  • We have easily accessible records to look in the past at jobs won or lost.
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Buildertrend
  • The prior year cost me roughly $4300, which was barely reasonable for my volume. Some clients liked the format, some hated it and didn't participate. In my experience, few subcontractors or suppliers embraced the program, severely limiting the effectiveness.
  • For the coming year the fees would have exceeded $17,000, far too much for a program with limited client, employee, and subcontractor appeal with as small a volume as I have.
  • Honestly, for the last year, I feel they've been a burning tire hung around my neck and I regret not cancelling them in early 2019, I'd have $10,000 more in my pocket and no significant negative impact.
  • I did appreciate the daily log as a way to report on progress, but less than half my clients made use of this option.
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ScreenShots

B2W Estimate Screenshots

Screenshot of Custom DatabasesScreenshot of Item ListingScreenshot of Check WizardScreenshot of Bid PricingScreenshot of Bid FormsScreenshot of Sample Report

Buildertrend Screenshots

Screenshot of Homeowner PortalScreenshot of Summary PageScreenshot of Schedule // Gantt ChartScreenshot of Photos