B2W Estimate vs. Newforma Project Center

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
Newforma Project Center
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Newforma Project Center is web-based construction project information management software for collaboration. Users can access a drag and drop interface, relate emails to documents, markup and review designs, track meeting minutes and action items, and search across projects. It has mobile accessibility.N/A
Pricing
B2W EstimateNewforma Project Center
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
B2W EstimateNewforma Project Center
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
B2W EstimateNewforma Project Center
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
Newforma Project Center
7.8
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.01 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.01 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists6.01 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Jobsite reports8.01 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Document sharing8.01 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.01 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Change orders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Newforma Project Center
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Takeoff tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing8.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cost databases8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Newforma Project Center
6.0
1 Ratings
25% below category average
Employment history00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Newforma Project Center
6.0
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Newforma Project Center
7.5
1 Ratings
7% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
B2W EstimateNewforma Project Center
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
B2W EstimateNewforma Project Center
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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Newforma, Inc.
Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
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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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Newforma, Inc.
  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
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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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Newforma, Inc.
  • I have found it difficult to locate audits.
  • Some users have issues while uploading project data.
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Support Rating
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Newforma, Inc.
While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.
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Alternatives Considered
B2W Software
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Newforma, Inc.
A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
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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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Newforma, Inc.
  • Newforma makes it easy to transfer, share, archive, and search extensive data sets in a single GUI
  • For it to be effective, all users in a team must receive a basic training and use it consistently
  • Adoption in the industry is good (A/E); many teams use it consistently. Learning to use it once produces time-saving in subsequent projects
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ScreenShots

B2W Estimate Screenshots

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