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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

FotoNotes

Any scenario where you are managing off-site work tasks, especially if those work tasks involve virtual verification and media.
Mitch Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
FotoNotes
Mobile app
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
FotoNotes

Estimating

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

Pros

Benchmark Estimating Software

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

FotoNotes

  • Creating products that are highly configurable for the user.
  • Creating API integrations.
  • Understanding and adapting to mobile user needs.
Mitch Davidson | 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

FotoNotes

  • Industry/market specification.
  • Expansion and scale.
  • Look and design.
Mitch Davidson | 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

FotoNotes

No score
No answers yet
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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

FotoNotes

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Benchmark Estimating Software

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

FotoNotes

  • Reduced our labor spend due to integration and automation.
  • Reduced subcontracting burdens due to advanced mobile features (i.e., eliminated the need for homework, uploading, and transcription after job completion).
Mitch Davidson | 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

FotoNotes

General

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

FotoNotes Editions & Modules

Edition
FotoNotes$200.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Estimating Software
10.0
FotoNotes
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.0
FotoNotes

Support Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
FotoNotes

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