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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

WinEst

WinEst is truly built for everyone. Their assemblies/database linking is perfect for self perform and subcontractors while their database management and custom reporting is perfect for GCs. While Excel set the bar, WinEst is on another planet. With the immediacy required by today's markets, WinEst allows you to deliver a superior product while being more accurate.
Aaron Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

B2W Estimate
10.0
WinEst
8.6
Takeoff tools
B2W Estimate
10.0
WinEst
3.0
Job costing
B2W Estimate
10.0
WinEst
10.0
Cost databases
B2W Estimate
10.0
WinEst
10.0
Cost calculator
B2W Estimate
10.0
WinEst
10.0
Bid creation
B2W Estimate
10.0
WinEst
10.0

Pros

B2W Estimate

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

WinEst

  • It's very flexible when building an estimate and selecting items to include. You can either click your way to the datebase or quickly copy and paste similar items.
  • The numerous ways to view and estimate whether it's by CSI, Uniformat, Master Format, or any view you'd like to see. One of ours is by program area, i.e. Sitework, Tower, Parking Deck, etc. After that, you can sort by Bid Package, CSI, etc. Quick buttons can be created far all the views you'd need which allows changing between views a breeze.
  • The visual interface is pleasing and easy to read.
  • It's easy to create your own database using Excel. Once you tag an item with unit costs, sort codes, etc., Winest will import it. You can also build it manually within the program but Excel was faster.
Andy Ruda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

B2W Estimate

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

WinEst

  • At times, WinEst controls feel counter intuitive. Also the tools available for actually developing the database can feel clunky. This means that if you do not take the time to create a robust import file, you will spend a serious amount of time fixing your errors.
  • WinEst is also an object based database which means that it is difficult to do mass dumps of information (mainly takeoff) into the program. While this is great for ensuring that everything is done purposefully, it does lead to extended hours of data entry
  • It takes hours upon hours of use before you begin to realize the true potential. The sheer number of tools is overwhelming and their help resources are very basic and only explain how to correctly enter the data but not the feature's best use cases.
Aaron Graves | 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

WinEst

WinEst 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Doug Quinn was our trainer and travels all over the country. Whenever I have an issue I shoot him an email and he quickly responds as soon as his training gets a break.
Andy Ruda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

B2W Estimate

No answers on this topic

WinEst

WinEst simply blows excel and Timberline out of the water. The shear depth of functionality is unparalleled. Not only does WinEst deliver a better product, it also shortens the amount of man hours required for each bid, alternate, pricing exercise, etc. On top of this, it has a number of redundant safeguards for catching errors that the others don't have.
Aaron Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

B2W Estimate

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

WinEst

  • We've not measured the rate of return but WinEst has made us much more efficient and organized.
Andy Ruda | 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

WinEst

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
WinEst
10.0

Support Rating

B2W Estimate
10.0
WinEst
10.0

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