B2W Estimate vs. e-Builder

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
B2W Estimate
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
B2W Estimate is a construction and estimation software offering from B2W Software Inc.N/A
e-Builder
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
e-Builder is a cloud-based construction program management solution that manages capital program cost, schedule, and documents. It allows owners to measure and manage the capital project delivery process from planning, design, procurement, construction and operations.N/A
Pricing
B2W Estimatee-Builder
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
B2W Estimatee-Builder
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Features
B2W Estimatee-Builder
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
8.1
1 Ratings
7% above category average
e-Builder
7.3
11 Ratings
4% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.01 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.01 Ratings8.610 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists6.01 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Jobsite reports8.01 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Document sharing8.01 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.01 Ratings7.211 Ratings
Change orders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings5.010 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings7.28 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings7.79 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings5.77 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
8.5
1 Ratings
7% above category average
e-Builder
-
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 Estimatee-Builder
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
B2W Estimatee-Builder
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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Trimble
Well suited for the owner's side of managing multiple projects as it allows for all aspects of a project from development to closeout to be managed on one platform. Not as appropriate for a general contractor as there is better software out there. e-Builder's app is not as effective as others.
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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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Trimble
  • Provide a document structure that is easy to navigate. All documents, even within a process, are stored in the document structure and easily accessed by those with the correct permissions.
  • Scheduling, especially with the new module is easy. It is helpful with a large organization where many hands touch projects to be able to forecast workloads (we have an in house engineering team who reviews all projects during their design phase)
  • Allows for easy interface with contractors and makes the submittal process more straightforward.
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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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Trimble
  • The restrictions in formatting, and sorting of information rendered, in a way, affects the reporting output.
  • At certain times of day, e-Builder traffic causes the loading of filtered searches to take a while. This is probably common regardless of the site or software used.
  • More complicated reporting has some limitation, though the program is highly efficient in assisting with simple format reports.
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Likelihood to Renew
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Trimble
Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
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Usability
B2W Software
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Trimble
Simple, because have a used it for the past two years, so i'm very familiar with the particular aspects of its program that I need to accomplish my tasks.
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Support Rating
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Trimble
Again, because our technical support is great. He doesn't always answer the phone but he definitely responds to emails fairly quickly. In addition, I like that he actually resolves an issue and I have yet to encounter the same issue twice. Actually, I haven't encountered many issues at all in the two years I have used the software.
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Implementation Rating
B2W Software
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Trimble
1. Set up the time to get training on the sytem before you go all in.
2. Listen, ask questions and actually practice using the tools and features while in class. It helps tremendously with becoming comfortable and remembering how things work.
3. Don't be afraid to mess up. They are helpful and will help resolve your issue in a timely manner
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Alternatives Considered
B2W Software
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Trimble
We have not compared other plans since the boss prefers this program from personal experience. But from using this program for 2 years I can see why we don't need to compare. Why fix something that isn't broken? It gets the job done, yes we might run into some issues but I feel like with all companies that can happen
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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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Trimble
  • Has added extra steps to processes that were previously easier. And I work for a university that complicates everything
  • Has more than cut in half the time it takes to generate reports about project status
  • Has made project management more efficient
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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