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Feature Set Ratings

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

Construction Project & Field Management

6.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

65%
8.4

Raken

84%
Raken ranks higher in 15/15 features

Mobile app

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
9.6
96%
6 Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
4 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
6 Ratings

Jobsite reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
6 Ratings

Document sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Checklists

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Meeting Minutes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Specifications

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Change orders

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.6

Benchmark Estimating Software

86%
7.9

Raken

79%
Benchmark Estimating Software ranks higher in 3/5 features

Takeoff tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Job costing

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Cost databases

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Bid creation

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Human Resource Management

Benchmark Estimating Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

Raken

81%
Raken ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

Benchmark Estimating Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Raken

82%
Raken ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Asset Management

Benchmark Estimating Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Raken

82%
Raken ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

Benchmark Estimating Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Raken

84%
Raken ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Data exportability

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
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
9.0

Raken

90%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

90%
1 Rating

Raken

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

95%
4 Ratings
9.0

Raken

90%
8 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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Raken

Easy sub-contractor management ability, time tracking, resource planning and the easy tracking of project equipment using Raken is even enjoyable. Team coordination and project comments and recording sharing among the team members, this is a great tool for that.
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Pros

Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

  • Progress Claims
  • Standard quotes
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Raken

  • Great iPhone application - The application makes reporting and adding photos very easy.
  • It's easy to navigate different days and reports. Or to find keywords or subcontractors and when they performed work.
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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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Raken

  • Sometimes the app will run slow or crash on the guys in the field. It doesn't happen too often though.
  • An easier way to download all project Daily Reports at one time.
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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

    Raken

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Raken 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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      Raken

      Raken has an excellent support team. Raken are pretty prompt with getting back to you. Raken also has a convenient chat feature on their website. All their support members are friendly and are good at helping you understand and resolve your 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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      Raken

      Vista is TTI's accounting software program. It is extremely well suited for the construction projects. Team, which is similar to Raken, is more advance however the program is also more expensive.
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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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      Raken

      • Less need to travel to each job site.
      • Automated emailed reports to clients reduces the number of meetings/conversations about what is happening on the project.
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