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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Buildertrend

I believe for anyone with residential remodeling or new home construction projects, BuilderTrend is the best software application I've found that keeps customers and subcontractors informed and keeps almost all of your project information organized in one location
John Struckmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating was initially created for the construction industry and many of its current users use it to estimate buildings, but it has adapted quite well for the oil and gas industry. If the user is willing to invest the time and energy to develop and maintain their database, I can see it working for any industry.It is very easy to adjust and adapt the database as estimating methods and project designs change. As an example, our accounting department sometimes changes the way projects are reporting in our accounting software. Because I can go through our 9000 line item database in a couple of days, I am always ahead of the curve and can report my estimates in the format they require.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Buildertrend
9.1
Sage Estimating
5.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Buildertrend
9.6
Sage Estimating
Plan markups & sharing
Buildertrend
9.3
Sage Estimating
Issue tracking & punchlists
Buildertrend
8.4
Sage Estimating
Photo documentation
Buildertrend
9.6
Sage Estimating
Jobsite reports
Buildertrend
9.0
Sage Estimating
Document sharing
Buildertrend
9.3
Sage Estimating
RFI tools
Buildertrend
9.2
Sage Estimating
Collaboration & approvals
Buildertrend
8.9
Sage Estimating
5.0
As-built drawings
Buildertrend
8.3
Sage Estimating
Mobile app
Buildertrend
8.9
Sage Estimating
Submittal design and management
Buildertrend
9.2
Sage Estimating

Estimating

Buildertrend
8.0
Sage Estimating
7.6
Takeoff tools
Buildertrend
9.4
Sage Estimating
3.0
Job costing
Buildertrend
7.7
Sage Estimating
8.0
Cost databases
Buildertrend
7.7
Sage Estimating
9.0
Cost calculator
Buildertrend
7.7
Sage Estimating
9.0
Bid creation
Buildertrend
7.3
Sage Estimating
9.0

Pros

Buildertrend

  • BuilderTrend is a true all-in-one solution. Other programs such as JobNimbus are extremely basic and claim they provide the same features BuilderTrend provides. In a way they do, but it's not seamless. It creates more work when the goal is to simplify redundant processes so everyone will want to participate.
  • The price point is affordable for everyone.
  • Their team works daily to make improvements based on their clients' requests.
Andrew Lascano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating is very good at providing the users (and eventually clients) with a clean, well broken down estimate of how we have come up with a specific bid amount. It allows consistency among our different precon managers in how they present the final numbers of a bid.
  • The way Sage Estimating presents itself to a precon manager/user allows ease of use from the very start such that someone can build a bid with very little training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Buildertrend

  • Honestly, none that I can see at this time, being fairly new with the product all of my needs have been addressed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

  • Interface to other BIM applications
  • Reports are lacking
Robin Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Buildertrend

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good product and meets all of our needs
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Buildertrend

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Sage's support of Estimating is adequate though frankly we rarely need it. Outside of more complex operations such as upgrades and installation problems the program itself is so straightforward that we do not usually have any "issues" and questions that are more about usability can easily be answered in online forums. We trust Sage's capability to answer these questions if needed but rarely use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Buildertrend

The program has outstanding customer service. With project scheduling, project management, financial management, customer management, and service management capabilities in a single suite, there's really not much this program can't do! Owners generally love the use of this software as well, giving them the ability to view daily logs, photos, schedules, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

For our needs and after completing a valued score card SAGE has always exceeded our min. requirements
Robin Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Buildertrend

  • It's been well worth the money and probably saves me at least one full-time person in the office every year.
John Struckmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating software is superior in almost every way to using spreadsheets. I have used both methods to estimate projects and much prefer estimating software. Using this software I can estimate an entire compressor station in under an hour. It literally takes seconds to generate the estimate; and then I spend the rest of the time adjusting and reviewing it. This saves hours of time and allows me to produce hundreds of estimates a year.
  • We maintain a high level of accuracy by using Sage Estimating. While there are always outliers, most of our estimates fall well within the accuracy range of the class of estimate we produce. (Our accuracy ranges are based on AACEI guidelines.) Overall, our projects generally fall within +/- 5% of the budget.
  • The accuracy and quality of the estimate is only as good as the time and energy invested in maintaining the database. The database requires quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep it accurate. I spend perhaps 10% of my time working with the data.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Buildertrend

General

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

Sage Estimating

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Buildertrend
9.7
Sage Estimating
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Buildertrend
Sage Estimating
9.0

Support Rating

Buildertrend
Sage Estimating
8.0

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