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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

eTakeoff

eTakeoff for Multinational Construction companies has a challenge to overcome with the communication of package between shared resources, shared folders that came from the Server Solutions and also to declare new information without disrupting the pace of work from one to other estimator. Needs to cover the compression format view for Terminal Server users
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
eTakeoff
7.2
Mobile app
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
eTakeoff
7.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Benchmark Estimating Software
eTakeoff
7.2
Plan markups & sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
eTakeoff
6.8
Issue tracking & punchlists
Benchmark Estimating Software
eTakeoff
8.0
Photo documentation
Benchmark Estimating Software
eTakeoff
7.0
Jobsite reports
Benchmark Estimating Software
eTakeoff
8.0
Document sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
eTakeoff
5.6
RFI tools
Benchmark Estimating Software
eTakeoff
7.0
Collaboration & approvals
Benchmark Estimating Software
eTakeoff
7.0
As-built drawings
Benchmark Estimating Software
eTakeoff
8.0

Estimating

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

Pros

Benchmark Estimating Software

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

eTakeoff

  • Organize measures of a project.
  • Create formula to measure various items including pitch and board sizes.
  • It can connect to estimating software like Sage.
Nelson David Sanchez Villasmil | 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

eTakeoff

  • eTakeoff for Construction companies that work with client-server architecture the experience for the end user can be rush between lag or slowness to access to the shared folder resources within WAN access, VPN SSL or IPSEC connections
  • eTakeoff can presents several tips and tricks to share project traces, common access for all the estimators can be overwhelming in case that the main shared folder is not set.
  • eTakeoff requires at least 100 Mbps for remote branch office to connect to Terminal Server station. The format and consult method of shared configurations and footprints can drain the network bandwidth.
Victor Arana | 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

eTakeoff

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

eTakeoff

eTakeoff is a software with only one basic function which is project measures and this is a prominent differentiator. Taking measures in Revit it requires a lot of more steps, so eTakeoff is a single task software, that performs it's single task really well.
Nelson David Sanchez Villasmil | 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

eTakeoff

  • I strongly recommend to declare a design and scaling plan before making the purchase the eTakeoff Basic license has several limitations that will drive you to make a forced upgrade before even kicking out the app for the estimators
  • Affordable at a regular cost considering that Autodesk Solutions like Revit will be a much higher fee per services.
  • The ROI can be achieved after the first 6 months of the initial set up of traces, custom settings and list of items to be used on the construction project.
Victor Arana | 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

eTakeoff

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
eTakeoff
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.0
eTakeoff

Support Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
eTakeoff

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