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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • InEight ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management
  • Benchmark Estimating Software and InEight are tied in 1 feature set: Estimating

Construction Project & Field Management

6.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

65%
8.7

InEight

87%
InEight ranks higher in 15/15 features

Mobile app

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
10 Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
14 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
14 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
13 Ratings

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
12 Ratings

Jobsite reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
6 Ratings

Document sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
16 Ratings

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
13 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
14 Ratings

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
14 Ratings

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
10 Ratings

Checklists

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
9 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
10 Ratings

Specifications

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
9 Ratings

Change orders

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
9 Ratings

Estimating

8.6

Benchmark Estimating Software

86%
8.6

InEight

86%
Benchmark Estimating Software ranks higher in 4/5 features

Takeoff tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Job costing

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
8.8
88%
11 Ratings

Cost databases

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
12 Ratings

Bid creation

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
12 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

Benchmark Estimating Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

InEight

87%
InEight ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
10 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
10 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
11 Ratings

Data exportability

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
10 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Benchmark Estimating Software is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

100%
2 Ratings
8.8

InEight

88%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

90%
1 Rating
6.4

InEight

64%
1 Rating

Usability

Benchmark Estimating Software

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

InEight

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

95%
4 Ratings
8.2

InEight

82%
29 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

InEight

55%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

Benchmark Estimating Software

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

InEight

64%
9 Ratings

Product Scalability

Benchmark Estimating Software

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

InEight

91%
1 Rating

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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InEight

InEight is an excellent platform for large and small projects. The difficulty comes when bidding work based on the department of transportation specifications to the CSI divisions 0-46. There is no one size fits all, so you find a butting of heads in working with a transportation estimator and industrial estimator. Both see the other as useless divisions, often resulting in a tangled mess of a bid if a senior individual is not running lead. As for the size of projects, the system is excellent for thousand-dollar change orders to billion-dollar projects. The outputs can be as detailed or rolled up as necessary so as not to overwhelm clients or management.
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Pros

Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

  • Progress Claims
  • Standard quotes
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InEight

  • Ease of tracking cost throughout the estimate - The software enables the user to quickly pull up reports and verify, crew hours, equipment hours and the total cost of these items. We can look at our labor and equipment budget on a project in a matter of seconds.
  • Pay item and Proposal Screen columns - This enables the user to quickly look at the overall estimate from a cost and margin standpoint. There are a lot of features to choose from in the columns which give the user choices to share in a group setting when reviewing the final bid proposal. some key elements that we like to use are: Total Cost, Margin, Forecast Qty, Subtotal Amount, Subtotal Description, Lock Price, and Rounding Precision.
  • PBS Screen - This screen is a great resource for quick snapshots at direct and indirect costs on a project. We also use subcontractor and vendor status frequently.
  • Job Properties - This is ultimately one of the best features in the software, it lays the groundwork for each project and gives any user the background for the project.
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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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InEight

  • The import/export buttons are exactly the opposite of what you would expect. not intuitive and the logos for these should be swapped.
  • The software is hard to train users upon. New users require 3-6 months of use before getting proficient. I think this is because many of the best features are buried in menus, three clicks deep.
  • The claiming exports immediately default partial claim items to the user who claimed previously. You need to update your name every time you update a partial claim line item.
  • There are many add-ins that should just be included with InEight Standard, instead of having to install extras to make the software usable.
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Pricing Details

Benchmark Estimating Software

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Benchmark Estimating Software editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    InEight

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    InEight 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

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      Likelihood to Renew

      Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

      No answers on this topic

      InEight

      Some features with InEight's TeamBinder are worthy of single use, however the review feature and subsequent revision and version numbering could be improved. We will be aiming to roll out the package to encompass our internal documentation in the near future and will be in a better position to judge the usability after that point in time.
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      Usability

      Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

      No answers on this topic

      InEight

      InEight's TeamBinder is a cloud based service and is therefore accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. All staff members are able to perform any duties required from the office or at home, in the review workflow to get documents to clients and ensuring that the document meets our internal standards for document presentation.
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      Support Rating

      Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

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

      Support is active, responsive and always there for their customers. Although the first setting of the product is not that complicated, technical team is available to help if any issue detected and if any implementation guidance required. The support interaction with customers is excellent allowing the user to feel free asking anything regarding the InEight functionalities.
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      Implementation Rating

      Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

      No answers on this topic

      InEight

      Since the original inception, I have been required to overhaul the system so that it is more user friendly and combines both aspects of our business, documentation and drawings. Being able to control revision and version numbering has been a key struggle that only staff training has been able to mark this as complete.
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      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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      InEight

      The platform has great and responsive features, which are even quite simple to customize. The overall quality of the InEight services is the best on any Construction or Engineering projects. The InEight deployment is wide and available through many different environments and is a very effective tool for project financial transactions management.
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      Scalability

      Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

      No answers on this topic

      InEight

      Been using this with remote workers for years. It's excellent, and the changes are traceable.
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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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      InEight

      • the positive impact is that it has helped us better gauge staffing and staff jobs appropriately
      • negative impact is that it takes a lot of time for new users to learn the software
      • the positive impact is that many of our clients use it, making collaboration easier with them
      • positive impact is that we can see our percent complete easier
      • positive impact is that it is easier to share documents to our team internally
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