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Score 9 out of 100
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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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

Well Suited:Construction cost estimates for new larger projects where the construction will start within the next 6-9 months. Budgetary estimates for future buildings through its square foot models. Not Well Suited:Not accurate enough on small projects where labor, travel to sites, and OH&P are a higher percentage of unit costs than on larger projects where these costs are spread out across more units.
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Plan distribution & viewing
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Plan markups & sharing
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Issue tracking & punchlists
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Jobsite reports
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
RFI tools
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Collaboration & approvals
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Submittal design and management
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

Estimating

B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
7.8
Takeoff tools
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
6.0
Job costing
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
9.0
Cost databases
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
9.0
Cost calculator
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
8.0
Bid creation
B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
7.0

Pros

B2W Estimate

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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

  • CostWorks is very good at generating quick and valid estimates for standardized facilities such as office buildings, schools, etc. It allows you to validate other cost estimates at the UniFormat level when doing an estimate validation.
  • CostWorks' database of detailed line-items is a very resourceful asset when it comes to finding a very specific line-item. Sometimes, when using Success or MII, I will have CostWorks open on the other screen so I can find an item that the other softwares just don't have and build it into the other software from the CostWorks entry.
  • CostWorks does a very good job of generating reports that are both well-developed and have enough detail at the summary level to be able to sit with a client or a project manager and have them follow along and understand without being overwhelmed with detail and numbers.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

B2W Estimate

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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

  • small project costs where labor is a bigger portion than materials on cost
  • markup factors on governmental projects
Robert Bass | 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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks) 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I've never had the need to discuss CostWorks with a vendor.
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

B2W Estimate

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RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

CostWorks is a unique software for estimating as compared to the other softwares I have listed above. PACES is mostly used for federal modeling and really cannot be compared to Costworks. It has its own developed modeling database and has its own quirkiness and issues.MII has been developed for the USACE and utilized a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. I use CostWorks along side this software to find line-items that are not in the MII RS Means Database.Success has been developed for NAVFAC and again, utilizes a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. When I use this software, I ALWAYS have CostWorks open on the other screen as Success' RS Means database is extremely lacking when it comes to the number of detail line-items.Timberline is by SAGE and I use it mostly for DOS and FAA work. Of the 3 RS Means Database softwares, this one has the most detailed database for reference, however, there are times when I do have to look up an item that Timberline does not have and the first software I open is CostWorks.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

B2W Estimate

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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

  • I don't really see any "negative" impacts on my business or my ROI by purchasing CostWorks. It's a valuable tool that we use, however, some of my colleagues do not use it or use it very infrequently.
  • I find it well worth the cost even though we don't develop complete estimates in CostWorks due to client dictated softwares.
  • It has provided very quickly-built estimating models that let our team and project managers know that the RFP or the task that they are contemplating bidding on or starting to work on is actually feasible to construction given the budget and directive.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

Pricing Details

B2W Estimate

General

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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
9.0

Support Rating

B2W Estimate
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
5.0

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