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Feature Set Ratings

  • FastPIPE ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Construction Project & Field Management

8.1

B2W Estimate

81%
8.5

FastPIPE

85%
B2W Estimate ranks higher in 5/8 features

Plan distribution & viewing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Jobsite reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.5

B2W Estimate

85%
10.0

FastPIPE

100%
FastPIPE ranks higher in 3/4 features

Takeoff tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Cost databases

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Bid creation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • B2W Estimate and FastPIPE are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

B2W Estimate

100%
1 Rating
10.0

FastPIPE

100%
1 Rating

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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FastEST, Inc.

It's absolutely well suited to anyone needing accurate piping takeoff and laboring estimates, with great reporting and up to date pricing. I love that I didn't need to spend time trying to update the price logs. It's easy to learn, and works well in a large or small environment, and lends itself to more than just estimating, but becomes a good project management tool as well. Fantastic software.
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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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FastEST, Inc.

  • FastPIPE was very fast to learn, very straight forward and user-friendly. It's easy to use and teach new interns and project engineers how to quickly takeoff sections to backup change orders or assist in heavy bid load.
  • It's fantastic at keeping up to date on price changes. I'd get updates often, and they were usually within 2-3% of our discount prices with local vendors. In the few instances it wasn't, FastPIPE was very easy to adjust or factor for project costs.
  • Is great at being able to pull up reports and graphs and track different materials and labor costs for factoring. We bid on a lot of high rise residential buildings, so we do takeoff by floor. It would give detailed reports per page as opposed to just a lump sum. Very detailed so it was easy to adjust per our project approach.
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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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FastEST, Inc.

  • It was a trick or two learning how to upload prints correctly, I think that interface could be a bit easier, but it's already better than most of the competition.
  • Might be nice to have easier labor factoring, in case we want to pre-load our own instead of MCA time factors for piping labor
  • It would auto update upon opening occasionally. It's fairly fast, but I prefer to OK that in case I just need to come up with something quickly and don't want to wait.
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Pricing Details

B2W Estimate

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

B2W Estimate editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    FastPIPE

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    FastPIPE editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      B2W Software

      No answers on this topic

      FastEST, Inc.

      I've used the quote soft piping takeoff as well, and it's just not as easy to use or update. Basic methodology and interaface is similar, but it's more 'clunky' to use, is harder to keep updated and to upload PDF's for takeoff, and it's just not as streamlined or user friendly. Akin to comparing driving a truck to a sports car. The Fast Pipe is really smooth and easy to function in.
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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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      FastEST, Inc.

      • Best impact is time saved. It's so much faster to do bid takeoff and hit the ground running
      • Being able to 'draw in' on design-build and being able to print my takeoff has been helpful when turning the job over so the field install understands the approach taken to get the job.
      • Ease of use and learning has made it much more cost effective to bring new people up to speed.
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