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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

Bluebeam Revu

The program is great for editing construction drawings, stamping/approving official documents and overlaying revised documents to see design changes. You can use it as an estimating takeoff tool, estimating database, document control, cloud document storage, the list goes on! Bluebeam poses many applications for the user to utilize for the desired needs. There may be some other software that has one specific function that can perform the specific task better, but Bluebeam is a holistic program with many tools for use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
Bluebeam Revu
7.7
Mobile app
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
Bluebeam Revu
7.8
Plan distribution & viewing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bluebeam Revu
8.9
Plan markups & sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bluebeam Revu
9.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bluebeam Revu
7.8
Photo documentation
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bluebeam Revu
5.7
Jobsite reports
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bluebeam Revu
6.6
Document sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bluebeam Revu
8.5
RFI tools
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bluebeam Revu
7.6
Collaboration & approvals
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bluebeam Revu
7.8
As-built drawings
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bluebeam Revu
7.4
Submittal design and management
Benchmark Estimating Software
Bluebeam Revu
7.3

Estimating

Benchmark Estimating Software
8.6
Bluebeam Revu
8.8
Takeoff tools
Benchmark Estimating Software
7.0
Bluebeam Revu
8.7
Job costing
Benchmark Estimating Software
7.5
Bluebeam Revu
8.5
Cost databases
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Bluebeam Revu
9.0
Cost calculator
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Bluebeam Revu
9.6
Bid creation
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Bluebeam Revu
8.2

Pros

Benchmark Estimating Software

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

Bluebeam Revu

  • Once you set Bluebeam Revu as your default PDF handler, it launches immediately when clicking a PDF to open. The speed with which it opens documents is impressive.
  • Creating PDF's out of other documents, such as Word, Excel, JPG's, etc. is simple.
  • Digitally signing documents is a simple, secure process. You can keep your signature password-protected, yet still access it quickly.
  • The Bluebeam Revu mobile application ( I use the iOS version on an iPad Pro), is awesome. Not only does it handle PDF's like you would expect it to, it allows for effortless digital signing of documents on the fly. Nice to be able to quickly sign a document and email right back out from the tablet no matter where I am.
Tim Corbett | 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

Bluebeam Revu

  • If you have several tabs open and you try to drag one out for a side by side view then you do not have all the modification options and you have to combine them back together.
  • There is a lag time when hitting the print option.
  • There is also a lag time when opening files, sometimes I think the window is frozen.
  • I wish the basic version also had basic file editing, as in editing a document as Adobe does.
Heather MacLean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Estimating Software

Benchmark Estimating Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Bluebeam is a powerful PDF viewer and mark-up tool. We are more familiar with it than Adobe Acrobat Pro or other viewers, and it has more features geared towards construction document managers than Acrobat Pro does.
Michael Savala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Benchmark Estimating Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I'm constantly finding that Bluebeam Revu does more than I knew it could. And when I find something that it can't do, I've found that Bluebeam truly listens to its user base and will work to incorporate any good suggestion when feasible.
Ernest King | 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

Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu 8.3
Based on 12 answers
Its hard for me to give a rating on this one as we rarely have to use the support feature for Bluebeam. However, when we have used it, they have been ultra supportive in helping us get exactly what we needed. I know another engineer was trying to figure out a feature and the rep gave a detailed tutorial on how to complete the task
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Bluebeam Revu

We feel there is not another program out there that would compare to Bluebeam at this current time. Some of the other programs out there do not include studio or the overlaying process which is one of our main uses. The ease of hyperlinking makes this product stand out the most.
Anonymous | 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

Bluebeam Revu

  • A major positive aspect is being able to take your computer home without taking the entire set of paper drawings. They have made it so easy to navigate a set of drawings that I can work at home using only the digital drawings.
  • Collaboration with owners and architects has been a great feature. Setting up a Bluebeam studio and having everyone get in and mark things up, then having the architect be able to go in and see what markups have been added, has made the constructability review process much much better.
  • Even when not working on drawings, Bluebeam is a very good tool for working with standard PDF documents. The markup tools are very easy to use.
  • The negative aspect is the takeoff function because some people would like estimators to use the Bluebeam takeoff because it would make their job easier down the road; however, the actual act of doing a full scale takeoff in Bluebeam would require much more time.
Charlie Jewkes | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Benchmark Estimating Software

General

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

Benchmark Estimating Software Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Bluebeam Revu

General

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

Bluebeam Revu Editions & Modules

Edition
Revu Standard$3491
Revu CAD$4491
Revu eXtreme$5991
  1. per seat
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Estimating Software
10.0
Bluebeam Revu
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.0
Bluebeam Revu
10.0

Usability

Benchmark Estimating Software
Bluebeam Revu
8.0

Support Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Bluebeam Revu
8.3

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