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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Benchmark Estimating Software ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating
  • Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Construction Project & Field Management

6.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

65%
8.5

Pipeline Suite

85%
Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 11/11 features

Mobile app

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Plan distribution & viewing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Plan markups & sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Document sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.6

Benchmark Estimating Software

86%
8.2

Pipeline Suite

82%
Benchmark Estimating Software ranks higher in 3/5 features

Takeoff tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Job costing

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost databases

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bid creation

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Benchmark Estimating Software is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

100%
2 Ratings
8.0

Pipeline Suite

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

90%
1 Rating

Pipeline Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

95%
4 Ratings
9.0

Pipeline Suite

90%
2 Ratings

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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Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite is a very niche product, but for anyone who has ever dealt with the construction bidding process, you can understand the need for it. With Pipeline Suite, it is so easy to request bids, share documents and plans, and coordinate schedules for submittals. We are able to prequalify sub contractors and vendors at a faster pace as well with the product
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Pros

Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

  • Progress Claims
  • Standard quotes
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Pipeline Suite

  • Sharing documents and plans with project stakeholders is a piece of cake.
  • The product makes tracking the status of bids so much easier.
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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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Pipeline Suite

  • The onboarding process was difficult for us just because we had some pretty disorganized databases.
  • The product is pricey for small to medium sized firms.
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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

    Pipeline Suite

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Pipeline Suite 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

      Support Rating

      Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

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

      I have found that the customer support team has an understanding of the construction bidding process. They have been able to see issues through our eyes, so to speak, not just through the eyes of a software company. They have always been very timely in their responses and seem to go above and beyond to solve issues
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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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      Pipeline Suite

      I don't have a lot of personal experience with SmartBid, but from what I hear from other colleagues, Pipeline Suite makes it easier for subcontractors to access documents/plans and to respond to bids. The interface and design of Pipeline Suite is more modern and the user experience is a major upgrade from SmartBid
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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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      Pipeline Suite

      • We have been able to respond to more bids using Pipeline Suite.
      • Our proposals are more accurate and organized, which has made our projects come under budget more often.
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