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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Buildertrend ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management
  • SharpeSoft Estimator ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating

Construction Project & Field Management

8.3

Buildertrend

83%
1.0

SharpeSoft Estimator

10%
Buildertrend ranks higher in 11/11 features

Plan distribution & viewing

9.2
92%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

6.3
63%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.8
78%
8 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

8.5
85%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

RFI tools

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

9.2
92%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.7
87%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

7.8
78%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Submittal design and management

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

6.6

Buildertrend

66%
8.8

SharpeSoft Estimator

88%
SharpeSoft Estimator ranks higher in 3/5 features

Takeoff tools

7.8
78%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job costing

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Cost databases

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

5.1
51%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Bid creation

3.5
35%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

Buildertrend

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

SharpeSoft Estimator

75%
SharpeSoft Estimator ranks higher in 2/2 features

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Data exportability

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • SharpeSoft Estimator is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Buildertrend

81%
8 Ratings
10.0

SharpeSoft Estimator

100%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

Buildertrend

100%
1 Rating

SharpeSoft Estimator

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Buildertrend

100%
1 Rating

SharpeSoft Estimator

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Buildertrend

Buildertrend was made for a specific industry (building) and so I would recommend it to anyone in that industry, with the exception of Sales and Marketing. But for everything else from the financing to the permitting to the construction and all else, Buildertrend is exactly what our team has used and will ALWAYS use. Even with our decision to use other systems for Sales and Marketing, we have never given one thought to taking Buildertrend out of our process. We will always be with Buildertrend.
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SharpeSoft

SharpeSoft [is] designed to be a day-to-day hard-bid estimating program. It is easy to learn and use, yet very powerful. I would not recommend this product to hourly service providers.
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Pros

Buildertrend

  • Manages in one place - crucial for organization.
  • Professional, across the board it provides companies with a seamlessly organized and flawless presentation - to subs/vendors/owners/etc.
  • Time Saver - you don't have to dig around through files/create templates/flip through your contact binder - it's all there.
  • Practical tools- designed for contractors. You get what you need - period.
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SharpeSoft

  • Handles complex bid formats and bid submittal structures such as using bid alternates and non-tax bid schedules.
  • This software is one of the easiest programs to learn and effectively use.
  • This software is reasonably priced, but very powerful.
  • Project support is timely, intimate, local and professional.
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Cons

Buildertrend

  • I think that the CRM component could use some development.
  • I think that tracking "tasks" or "to do's" could use some development.
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SharpeSoft

  • They need to put a search bar in the item master list so you can easily find work items.
  • They could make the alternate package easier to use.
  • The should find a way to allow the user to define at least one cost type in the program.
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Pricing Details

Buildertrend

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Buildertrend editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Core$2991
Pro$4992
PremiumContact for quote3

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Premium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.

SharpeSoft Estimator

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

SharpeSoft Estimator 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

    Usability

    Buildertrend

    Fantastic usablity. Buildertrend is an amazing tool that offers superior customer service and attention to detail that is unmatched. I will continue to use them for years and I know they will make growing my company a possibility. I highly recommend for companies that want to streamline their business.
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    SharpeSoft

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Buildertrend

    I highly recommend. The only suggestion I have would be to offer a free trial. They do offer a 30 day money back guarantee. The price point isn't daunting if you have had a 100 % no strings attached/no effort to cancel or try to remember to get your money back - no strings attached chance to try out the product. Especially for such a big purchase decision, I think Buildertrend would see an incredible increase in sales. They have the value and companies just need a chance to see it first hand.
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    SharpeSoft

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Buildertrend

    BuilderTrend allows me to see a full view of all my jobs in one place. I picked it for this reason. I wanted a solution that subcontractors would be able to use without having to do anything except open their email to get the information they needed to get the job done on time. I've made it so simple that everyone I work with wants to use BuilderTrend. In fact, most of the subcontractors I work with have implemented BuilderTrend because they saw how easy my day to day operations are.
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    SharpeSoft

    I think SharpeSoft is the best estimating product on the market for our type of work. It is reasonably priced and is very reliable. We have had very few problems with the software and the upgrades and support staff and reliable.
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    Return on Investment

    Buildertrend

    • Reporting on the costing of bids that have turned into jobs
    • Release notes on what is changing for features or different services that Buildertrend is now supporting.
    • I really enjoy seeing how your platform has changed for the better over the last two years
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    SharpeSoft

    • Using SharpeSoft has grown our business by allowing us to accurately bid more projects.
    • The ease of use allows estimators of all ages to quickly become skilled at consistently bidding work
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