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Score 10 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 9.8 out of 100

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

Esticom

I would think that any service or construction outfit could utilize this software effectively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
Esticom
9.4
Mobile app
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
Esticom
Plan distribution & viewing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Esticom
9.5
Plan markups & sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Esticom
9.3
Issue tracking & punchlists
Benchmark Estimating Software
Esticom
7.0
Jobsite reports
Benchmark Estimating Software
Esticom
10.0
Document sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Esticom
9.7
Collaboration & approvals
Benchmark Estimating Software
Esticom
10.0
As-built drawings
Benchmark Estimating Software
Esticom
10.0
Submittal design and management
Benchmark Estimating Software
Esticom
9.5

Estimating

Benchmark Estimating Software
8.6
Esticom
9.3
Takeoff tools
Benchmark Estimating Software
7.0
Esticom
10.0
Job costing
Benchmark Estimating Software
7.5
Esticom
9.7
Cost databases
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Esticom
8.1
Cost calculator
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Esticom
9.0
Bid creation
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Esticom
9.7

Pros

Benchmark Estimating Software

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

Esticom

  • Helps create design drawings for clients.
  • Helps quickly and effectively estimate equipment needed for projects.
Anonymous | 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

Esticom

  • I use just part of the software, and they frequently enhance the software so I really have no additional needs at this time.
Noel Pennington | 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

Esticom

Esticom 9.4
Based on 5 answers
I would give it a ten, but I had a bad experience with a support person the last time I called, so I'm lowering it to 67%. I am 100% satisfied 2/3rds of the time when I contact support
Erin Lawwill | 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

Esticom

I believe Bluebeam Revu has several more bells and whistles compared to Esticom. However I believe the simplicity of Esticom was its biggest selling point to me. It is extremely easy to use and even easier to train others on how to use it. I also believe it has a better price point.
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

Esticom

  • It has allowed us to adjust any aspect of a quote and thus become more profitable.
  • This platform is far more organized than we previously were.
Anonymous | 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

Esticom

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
Esticom
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.0
Esticom

Support Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Esticom
9.4

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