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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    6.5

    Benchmark Estimating Software

    65%

    QuoteSoft

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Benchmark Estimating Software ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile app

    6.5
    65%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Estimating

    8.6

    Benchmark Estimating Software

    86%

    QuoteSoft

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Benchmark Estimating Software ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job costing

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost databases

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bid creation

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Benchmark Estimating Software is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Benchmark Estimating Software

    100%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    QuoteSoft

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Benchmark Estimating Software

    90%
    1 Rating

    QuoteSoft

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.5

    Benchmark Estimating Software

    95%
    4 Ratings

    QuoteSoft

    N/A
    0 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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    Quote Software

    Quotesoft again is very well suited to any estimating department. I recommend a large screen monitor, but it's far more convenient than the old quick pen table or other methods. It's been great for jobs post mortem as well, we'll go back over as builds and make sure we captured and adjust estimates or change orders. It's also great for illustrating changes, and having all be very accurate.
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    Pros

    Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

    • Progress Claims
    • Standard quotes
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    Quote Software

    • Once you're over the learning curve, it's fantastic at getting accurate material takeoff. Because one is working off the real PDF prints of the project, it's very easy to get a good material list and takeoff.
    • Excellent for giving options of transitions and allowing the user to account for the actual 3rd dimension of the project by being able to click and add the sections needed to transition between floors.
    • The speed in which the user is able to takeoff is so much faster than traditional methods, and more accurate and easier to use than the other options on the market. Prints out great reports showing materials and hours, and lets you color code the systems while estimating so you know you aren't duplicating efforts.
    • Very flexible as far as how it adjusts for your desired estimate. You can identify per floor, side of the building, system, etc.
    • Allows for fast on the fly adjustments of sizes, materials and types of transitions with ductwork.
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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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    Quote Software

    • I'd prefer an 'all in one' as opposed to modules. I believe it's offered in that fashion but it was a touch more expensive. I was able to negotiate a footage takeoff tool for piping, to make it easier and more economical to our specific use, which is 95% dry side hvac estimating.
    • Would be great if it could be preloaded with Smacna or MCA factors for labor, and also would be great if there was a faster way to update material costs. You do need to stay on top of your material factors and make adjustments per the price of steel and other consumables. The industry has been stable lately, but if for some reason you were lax in updating labor and material factors, you could be off on the estimate. That's true of ANY software or even standard old school estimating approach.
    • It does require a dongle and a per seat license. The one drawback I don't care for, in a small company with tight cash flow, I do have estimators sharing the seat and scheduling takeoff around each other. Pretty standard though.
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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

      QuoteSoft

      Starting Price

      $0

      Editions & Modules

      QuoteSoft 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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        Quote Software

        No answers on this topic

        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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        Quote Software

        We were looking at this, as well as quick pen, and other industry standard programs like Wendes. QuoteSoft was far more versatile, user friendly and has proven to be the right choice. No specific equipment outside of a bigger monitor, ease of use, and tech support as well as the online training aspect was fantastic. Felt well supported while we rolled it out.
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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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        Quote Software

        • First positive impact is time saved. We're able with our small team to estimate..ACCURATELY far more projects, thus winning more projects.
        • Accuracy once we had our factors programmed is fantastic. It's tightened up our material and labor hours and made us more competitive
        • Definitely has had a great return on investment. Helping to land more projects out of the sheer amount of available time to bid more, as well as being more confident in material costs.
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