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Score 7.5 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

QuoteSoft

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.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
QuoteSoft
Mobile app
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
QuoteSoft

Estimating

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

Pros

Benchmark Estimating Software

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

QuoteSoft

  • 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.
Mike Petrich | 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

QuoteSoft

  • 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.
Mike Petrich | 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

QuoteSoft

No score
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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

QuoteSoft

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.
Mike Petrich | 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

QuoteSoft

  • 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.
Mike Petrich | 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

QuoteSoft

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Estimating Software
10.0
QuoteSoft
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.0
QuoteSoft

Support Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
QuoteSoft

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