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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

WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax is very well suited for a business that wants to track time billed by project, to have an easy way to generate invoices for those projects, and to keep track of overall productivity and invoice status. I imagine it can also be adapted to different types of businesses that deal in goods rather than services and time. I am not sure for which scenarios or businesses the program is not appropriate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
WorkflowMax
Mobile app
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
WorkflowMax

Estimating

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

Project Management

Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
6.9
Task Management
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
8.0
Resource Management
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
3.0
Scheduling
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
7.0
Workflow Automation
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
8.0
Team Collaboration
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
7.0
Document Management
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
7.0
Email integration
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
7.0
Mobile Access
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
3.0
Timesheet Tracking
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
7.4
Budget and Expense Management
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
8.0

Professional Services Automation

Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
9.3
Quotes/estimates
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
10.0
Invoicing
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
9.0
Project & financial reporting
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
9.0
Integration with accounting software
Benchmark Estimating Software
WorkflowMax
9.0

Pros

Benchmark Estimating Software

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

WorkflowMax

  • Allows for fairly simple or elaborate project forecasting depending on the complexity of the job. This allows us to track time by a single project or multiple phases.
  • Time keeping and coordination with invoicing software has increased our firm's ability to issue timely and accurate invoices to clients. Has ability to break down projects in numerous ways to meet the needs of our various clients. This means we can invoice by project, phase, milestone, or dollar increments.
  • Interface is clean and easy to follow. The easier it is to use the fewer mistakes that are made when entering information. This is greatly appreciated.
Anonymous | 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

WorkflowMax

  • When looking at the job distribution it isn't to scale and it isn't printable.
  • Sometimes it is confusing as to where you might find something until you realise there are multiple points of access.
  • When a job is assigned the whole task is assigned and if you work on it before the task is allocated to you, it isn't possible to enter those hours. It would be better if the employee could choose the task they did and enter the hours and then it sent back to an approver to have it added.
Caroline Laredo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Estimating Software

Benchmark Estimating Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because we can't imagine being without it!
Lindsay Simpson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Benchmark Estimating Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to use and provides me with instant online access to the management of my business whether I am at my desk or overseas
Anonymous | 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

WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The support team are excellent. The only downside is that you can't phone them!
Mary Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Decide how to breakdown your ongoing jobs - are they monthly recurring or annual broken into chunks?What are you going to give clients i.e. how will your proposals and invoices look?
Mary Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WorkflowMax

Loan Assistant is a virtual business, entirely operated in the cloud. We do not have an office. Team members are located in diverse locations such as Munich, Canada and Sri Lanka as well as various locations in Australia. WorkflowMax is what ties us together. The fact that the billing is so tightly integrated into the workflow is a great strength. At this time we have been using Max for 6 years and plan on keeping using it. We have evaluated Slack but it didn't work for us.
Janette Fairleigh | 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

WorkflowMax

  • Biggest impact has been automation of client invoicing. Prior to using WorkflowMax, invoices were generated in Word, usually a template from a prior invoice to that client. Now the invoice is generated in WorkflowMax, saved as a draft, exported to Word, uploaded to Microsoft SharePoint, then shared with the invoice author. This has cut down on mistakes and unnecessary admin time.
Nadine Haines | 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

Benchmark Estimating Software Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

WorkflowMax

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

WorkflowMax Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$201
Premium$701
  1. per month
Modules
Lead Manager Module$15/month
WorkflowMax Premium$50/month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Benchmark Estimating Software
    10.0
    WorkflowMax
    10.0

    Likelihood to Renew

    Benchmark Estimating Software
    9.0
    WorkflowMax
    9.0

    Usability

    Benchmark Estimating Software
    WorkflowMax
    9.0

    Support Rating

    Benchmark Estimating Software
    9.5
    WorkflowMax
    7.0

    Implementation Rating

    Benchmark Estimating Software
    WorkflowMax
    9.1

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