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Feature Set Ratings

  • Bentley Navigator ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Construction Project & Field Management

6.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

65%
8.2

Bentley Navigator

82%
Bentley Navigator ranks higher in 10/10 features

Mobile app

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Plan distribution & viewing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Plan markups & sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Document sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.6

Benchmark Estimating Software

86%

Bentley Navigator

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Benchmark Estimating Software ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Job costing

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost databases

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Bid creation

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Benchmark Estimating Software is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

100%
2 Ratings
7.0

Bentley Navigator

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

90%
1 Rating

Bentley Navigator

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

95%
4 Ratings

Bentley Navigator

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

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.
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Bentley Systems

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.
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Pros

Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

  • Progress Claims
  • Standard quotes
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Bentley Systems

  • 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.
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Cons

Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

  • 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.
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Bentley Systems

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Benchmark Estimating Software

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Benchmark Estimating Software editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Bentley Navigator

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Bentley Navigator editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

      The support guys were always helping and sorted out issues we had very quickly.
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      Bentley Systems

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

      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.
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      Bentley Systems

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

      • Benchmark has created standardisation in quotes and tenders.
      • Created standard progress claims.
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      Bentley Systems

      • 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.
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