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Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Estimating Software

I have used it for bulk earthworks, for roadworks, stormwater drainage, sewer reticulation, water reticulation, and associated works. It's easy to use a process called subcontractor manager to get multiple sub-contractor prices into your estimate for quick comparison, then pick the one that you really want to use in the estimate. It also has a process called auto allocation which can almost fully automate your estimating process, bringing in Items from the library that match the items in your bid. Haven't found a scenario that it's less appropriate, it all comes down to how detailed you set up your initial item library and resource library.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

I think the complexity and cost of the program make it particularly useful, in situations where: the project is relatively large, with a wide variety of specialties that interact and depend on one another, and with specialists who are not physically together and whose communication and understanding is vital for the proper development of the project.If the project does not meet these characteristics, it is preferable to use less complex tools, cheaper, and that require less effort training the staff to use the software in question.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
Bentley Navigator
8.2
Mobile app
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
Bentley Navigator
8.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bentley Navigator
7.0
Plan markups & sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bentley Navigator
7.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bentley Navigator
9.0
Photo documentation
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bentley Navigator
8.0
Jobsite reports
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bentley Navigator
10.0
Document sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bentley Navigator
9.0
RFI tools
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bentley Navigator
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bentley Navigator
7.0
As-built drawings
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bentley Navigator
9.0

Estimating

Benchmark Estimating Software
8.6
Bentley Navigator
Takeoff tools
Benchmark Estimating Software
7.0
Bentley Navigator
Job costing
Benchmark Estimating Software
7.5
Bentley Navigator
Cost databases
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Bentley Navigator
Cost calculator
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Bentley Navigator
Bid creation
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Bentley Navigator

Pros

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • Progress Claims
  • Standard quotes
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

  • It allows the different specialists or users, to make virtual and quick analyzes that have been translated into the rapid resolution of problems.
  • Bentley Navigator allowed me to incorporate and manage important amounts of information that were key in the design phase, and that being inputs for different areas could be a source of conflict. The conflicts that have been generated are much smaller than those seen in similar projects previously carried out without the help of this tool.
  • Allowing the visualization of the information in 3D models, added to its capacity to export 3D models as PD files, has allowed to increase the fluidity and communication of information with the client, which has translated into a reduction of the hours invested by the technical manager in that activity.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • I haven't found anything yet. Benchmark is constantly evolving and adding new processes, I believe it keeps up to date with what it's users want.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

  • It could give alert messages warning that the information that is of shared use, has the latest version, with all the updated modifications.
  • The information contained in the visual reports currently generated by the software could be expanded.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software

Benchmark Estimating Software 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The support guys were always helping and sorted out issues we had very quickly.
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Benchmark Estimating Software

I have always found that Benchmark allows for a more rapid compilation of the estimate through the library system. It can also allow for easy duplication of an estimate for a second stage etc, using the original rates in the resources, or at a click of a button, reverting to updated resources from the library. I have found that other systems rely on a great number of spreadsheet type operations that can easily be changed in the estimate and can lead to errors if copied to another estimate.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

The tools and functionalities that have been used previously, are not commercial software, they have been software developed internally, of course much simpler and less functional than commercial software such as Bentley and its competition. This fact clearly obeyed a guideline of the organization that aimed to minimize the costs associated with the acquisition of software such as the Bentley.
As you learn from the experience and mistakes, once you lost a lot of time and money because you did not have the necessary tools to guarantee the timely flow of information, between personnel who were physically distant from each other but who needed of a very high technical interaction. As a result of this fact, the use of tools such as this was proposed as a test, in order to evaluate its real usefulness over time.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • Benchmark has created standardisation in quotes and tenders.
  • Created standard progress claims.
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

  • The frequency and quality of information flow between field and office staff has improved.
  • The costs for cellular use concepts associated with the sharing of information associated with the projects where the software has been used have been reduced compared to projects where more traditional control tools have been used.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Bentley Navigator

Pricing Details

Benchmark Estimating Software

General

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

Bentley Navigator

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Estimating Software
10.0
Bentley Navigator
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.0
Bentley Navigator

Support Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Bentley Navigator

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