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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 4.6 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

Jonas Enterprise

If you are looking for several features under one roof, this is your place. No need to try to integrate third-party applications for the most part. If you are a construction company with job costing and/or a service department, I can't think of a reason that it would not be appropriate. If you are primarily retail then I think another software would be more appropriate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
Jonas Enterprise
8.4
Mobile app
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
Jonas Enterprise
Plan distribution & viewing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Jonas Enterprise
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Jonas Enterprise
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Benchmark Estimating Software
Jonas Enterprise
9.0
Photo documentation
Benchmark Estimating Software
Jonas Enterprise
8.0
Jobsite reports
Benchmark Estimating Software
Jonas Enterprise
8.0
Document sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Jonas Enterprise
8.5

Estimating

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

Pros

Benchmark Estimating Software

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

Jonas Enterprise

  • Payroll - upload Union reports are quick and easy saving time with manual calculations
  • Service Billing - create service calls and invoice direct from module, saving duplicate data entry
  • Job Cost - Tracks costs and revenues for analysing departments, project managers and techs
Kelly Wenzel | 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

Jonas Enterprise

  • Contact management. Clumsy and not user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Benchmark Estimating Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jonas Enterprise

Jonas Enterprise 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I think it depends on how much you want to put into it. It is a very powerful program, but sometimes learning everything is overwhelming. There are hidden tricks that you learn when you attend webinars and conferences.
Kelly Wenzel | 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

Jonas Enterprise

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

Jonas Enterprise

I feel Jonas was more equipped to handle multi-state, multi-union payroll as well as multi-jurisdiction sales tax. I wasn't interested in third-party support.
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

Jonas Enterprise

  • We saved a lot of time processing payroll and union reporting.
  • Went from manually entering AR invoices to automated with Jonas. Save duplicate entry and a lot of time.
  • Invoices and statements now sent via email instead of mailing. Cost savings for both postage and person stuffing envelopes etc.
Kelly Wenzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Jonas Enterprise

Pricing Details

Benchmark Estimating Software

General

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

Jonas Enterprise

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
Jonas Enterprise
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.0
Jonas Enterprise

Usability

Benchmark Estimating Software
Jonas Enterprise
8.0

Support Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Jonas Enterprise

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