Buildsoft Global vs. FastPIPE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buildsoft Global
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Buildsoft headquartered in Sydney offers Global, a construction estimating and job analysis software tool. Buildsoft is a MiTek Australia company.N/A
FastPIPE
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
FastPIPE is a construction and estimation software offering from FastEST, Inc.N/A
Pricing
Buildsoft GlobalFastPIPE
Editions & Modules
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Buildsoft GlobalFastPIPE
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Buildsoft GlobalFastPIPE
Human Resource Management
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Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
FastPIPE
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Employee demographic data10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
FastPIPE
-
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Pay calculation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
FastPIPE
-
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Tracking of all physical assets10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
FastPIPE
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Dashboards10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
FastPIPE
8.5
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
RFI tools10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
FastPIPE
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Takeoff tools10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job costing10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cost databases10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cost calculator10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Buildsoft GlobalFastPIPE
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buildsoft GlobalFastPIPE
Likelihood to Recommend
Buildsoft
Customer service is the main target for organisations where Buildsoft global is the perfect software. I am totally amused by this software. Cost accounting of the organisation can be easily done which is helping most. Sometimes it is lacking some criteria. With this software, we can not enter the total journal entries which are making some problems. However, it is great software.
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FastEST, Inc.
It's absolutely well suited to anyone needing accurate piping takeoff and laboring estimates, with great reporting and up to date pricing. I love that I didn't need to spend time trying to update the price logs. It's easy to learn, and works well in a large or small environment, and lends itself to more than just estimating, but becomes a good project management tool as well. Fantastic software.
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Pros
Buildsoft
  • Cost accounting
  • Customer service
  • Displays the job at a glance
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FastEST, Inc.
  • FastPIPE was very fast to learn, very straight forward and user-friendly. It's easy to use and teach new interns and project engineers how to quickly takeoff sections to backup change orders or assist in heavy bid load.
  • It's fantastic at keeping up to date on price changes. I'd get updates often, and they were usually within 2-3% of our discount prices with local vendors. In the few instances it wasn't, FastPIPE was very easy to adjust or factor for project costs.
  • Is great at being able to pull up reports and graphs and track different materials and labor costs for factoring. We bid on a lot of high rise residential buildings, so we do takeoff by floor. It would give detailed reports per page as opposed to just a lump sum. Very detailed so it was easy to adjust per our project approach.
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Cons
Buildsoft
  • Dates using is having some lackings
  • Can not enter multiple invoices
  • Can not enter journal entries
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FastEST, Inc.
  • It was a trick or two learning how to upload prints correctly, I think that interface could be a bit easier, but it's already better than most of the competition.
  • Might be nice to have easier labor factoring, in case we want to pre-load our own instead of MCA time factors for piping labor
  • It would auto update upon opening occasionally. It's fairly fast, but I prefer to OK that in case I just need to come up with something quickly and don't want to wait.
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Alternatives Considered
Buildsoft
First, I want to share my feelings about this software. I am totally amused by this software because I can do my job in a perfect way. Cost accounting can be done easily by this software. The software can done its works very smoothly better than any software. It is a great software to me.
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FastEST, Inc.
I've used the quote soft piping takeoff as well, and it's just not as easy to use or update. Basic methodology and interaface is similar, but it's more 'clunky' to use, is harder to keep updated and to upload PDF's for takeoff, and it's just not as streamlined or user friendly. Akin to comparing driving a truck to a sports car. The Fast Pipe is really smooth and easy to function in.
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Return on Investment
Buildsoft
  • Best customers service
  • Perfect cost accounting
  • Imperfect match
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FastEST, Inc.
  • Best impact is time saved. It's so much faster to do bid takeoff and hit the ground running
  • Being able to 'draw in' on design-build and being able to print my takeoff has been helpful when turning the job over so the field install understands the approach taken to get the job.
  • Ease of use and learning has made it much more cost effective to bring new people up to speed.
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