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Likelihood to Recommend

B2W Estimate

For larger-scale projects, using estimating software like B2W is perfect. The way you can break down your bid into multiple WBS levels helps organize everything in a structural way. You can see where the money is going to in certain buckets, and make adjustments accordingly to that specific line item.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FastPIPE

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.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
8.5
Plan distribution & viewing
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
10.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
Jobsite reports
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
RFI tools
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
Submittal design and management
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
Document sharing
B2W Estimate
FastPIPE
8.0

Estimating

B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
10.0
Takeoff tools
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
10.0
Job costing
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
10.0
Cost databases
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
10.0
Cost calculator
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
Bid creation
B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE

Pros

B2W Estimate

  • B2W helps with organizations.
  • Very user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FastPIPE

  • 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.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

B2W Estimate

  • Better integration.
  • Crashes here and there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FastPIPE

  • 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.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

B2W Estimate

B2W Estimate 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Whenever an issue comes up, the B2W support team is there to help answer questions and resolve the issues as soon as they can.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FastPIPE

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

B2W Estimate

No answers on this topic

FastPIPE

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.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

B2W Estimate

  • Used company-wide.
  • User-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FastPIPE

  • 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.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

B2W Estimate

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

FastPIPE

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE
10.0

Support Rating

B2W Estimate
10.0
FastPIPE

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