Buildertrend vs. Trimble SysQue

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buildertrend
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
BuilderTrend is a construction management system. It includes functionality for pre-sale, project management, financial management, and customer management processes. It also provides mobile accessibility.
$299
per month
Trimble SysQue
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Trimble SysQue is a software design software which enables designers and contractors to design in Autodesk Revit with real-world, manufacturing-specific MEP content that is ready for fabrication.N/A
Pricing
BuildertrendTrimble SysQue
Editions & Modules
Core
$299
per month
Pro
$499
per month
Premium
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildertrendTrimble SysQue
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPremium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.
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Features
BuildertrendTrimble SysQue
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
-
Ratings
Trimble SysQue
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Data exportability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
-
Ratings
Trimble SysQue
9.4
3 Ratings
23% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings9.73 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
-
Ratings
Trimble SysQue
9.3
3 Ratings
13% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildertrendTrimble SysQue
Likelihood to Recommend
2.9
(8 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildertrendTrimble SysQue
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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Trimble
For drawing plumbing where you are usually not needing any kind of taps it does really well. Once you become familiar with it, you can draw underground really quickly. Their water closet carrier families are great! Being able to draw a restroom skid with such a high level of detail is a definite plus. Also, being able to create point files easily since their hangers, floor drains, and cleanouts have the points embedded in them. For a small BIM department I think Trimble SysQue is a good option. They manage the database and you can send a request in for more content if it is needed. For larger BIM departments or people that are doing cloud spooling with Stratus or MSuite it becomes more problematic especially on the mechanical side with needing to use taps and the functionality of them being less than stellar. Larger BIM departments are usually able to have a person manage their database internally and that helps keep the content parameters consistent. Most MEP Fabrication content that I have used does very well with taps and the piping is able to be run quickly and does not need to be processed.
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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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Trimble
  • It allows Contractors to use Revit with Spooling functions.
  • The database of millions of native Revit Families.
  • Excellent support from Trimble.
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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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Trimble
  • The ability to erase points that have been written to a TFL file would be a great addition.
  • Fitting to fitting placement can act up from time to time.
  • I think that the spooling can continue to improve.
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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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Trimble
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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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Trimble
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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Trimble
Benchmark Fabrication MEP
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Return on Investment
Buildertrend
  • The prior year cost me roughly $4300, which was barely reasonable for my volume. Some clients liked the format, some hated it and didn't participate. In my experience, few subcontractors or suppliers embraced the program, severely limiting the effectiveness.
  • For the coming year the fees would have exceeded $17,000, far too much for a program with limited client, employee, and subcontractor appeal with as small a volume as I have.
  • Honestly, for the last year, I feel they've been a burning tire hung around my neck and I regret not cancelling them in early 2019, I'd have $10,000 more in my pocket and no significant negative impact.
  • I did appreciate the daily log as a way to report on progress, but less than half my clients made use of this option.
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Trimble
  • It has allowed us to produce high level detailed models
  • It gives us the ability to produce point files that aid in a speedier layout process for the field.
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ScreenShots

Buildertrend Screenshots

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