B2W Estimate vs. Trimble SysQue

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
B2W Estimate
Score 8.7 out of 10
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B2W Estimate is a construction and estimation software offering from B2W Software Inc.N/A
Trimble SysQue
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Trimble SysQue is a software design software which enables designers and contractors to design in Autodesk Revit with real-world, manufacturing-specific MEP content that is ready for fabrication.N/A
Pricing
B2W EstimateTrimble SysQue
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
B2W EstimateTrimble SysQue
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 EstimateTrimble SysQue
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
Trimble SysQue
9.4
3 Ratings
23% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Change orders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings9.73 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Trimble SysQue
9.3
3 Ratings
13% above category average
Takeoff tools8.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job costing8.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cost databases8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Bid creation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
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Ratings
Trimble SysQue
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Data exportability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
B2W EstimateTrimble SysQue
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
B2W EstimateTrimble SysQue
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
For drawing plumbing where you are usually not needing any kind of taps it does really well. Once you become familiar with it, you can draw underground really quickly. Their water closet carrier families are great! Being able to draw a restroom skid with such a high level of detail is a definite plus. Also, being able to create point files easily since their hangers, floor drains, and cleanouts have the points embedded in them. For a small BIM department I think Trimble SysQue is a good option. They manage the database and you can send a request in for more content if it is needed. For larger BIM departments or people that are doing cloud spooling with Stratus or MSuite it becomes more problematic especially on the mechanical side with needing to use taps and the functionality of them being less than stellar. Larger BIM departments are usually able to have a person manage their database internally and that helps keep the content parameters consistent. Most MEP Fabrication content that I have used does very well with taps and the piping is able to be run quickly and does not need to be processed.
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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
  • It allows Contractors to use Revit with Spooling functions.
  • The database of millions of native Revit Families.
  • Excellent support from Trimble.
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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 ability to erase points that have been written to a TFL file would be a great addition.
  • Fitting to fitting placement can act up from time to time.
  • I think that the spooling can continue to improve.
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Alternatives Considered
B2W Software
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Trimble
Benchmark Fabrication MEP
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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
  • It has allowed us to produce high level detailed models
  • It gives us the ability to produce point files that aid in a speedier layout process for the field.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Custom DatabasesScreenshot of Item ListingScreenshot of Check WizardScreenshot of Bid PricingScreenshot of Bid FormsScreenshot of Sample Report