Buildsoft Global vs. GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buildsoft Global
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Buildsoft headquartered in Sydney offers Global, a construction estimating and job analysis software tool. Buildsoft is a MiTek Australia company.N/A
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Score 5.4 out of 10
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GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is a construction and estimation software offering from CPR, Inc.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Buildsoft GlobalGeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
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 GlobalGeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
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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
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
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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
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
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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
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
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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
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing10.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools10.01 Ratings5.01 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
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
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Ratings
Takeoff tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Buildsoft GlobalGeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buildsoft GlobalGeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
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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CPR, Inc.
Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is well suited include:
  • Small to medium sized contractor who typically works on small to medium sized projects with limited complexity
  • Contractors who value low prices over full functionality (this software application is very affordably priced)
  • A new contractor or new contracting accounting / finance professional who would appreciate the specific limitations imposed by the software
Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is not well suited include:
  • Larger contractors who think about and price projects in line with typical commercial design and construction
  • Residential projects (the software is much better suited for commercial lease buildouts, for instance)
  • A contractor whose finance department already uses full-suite accounting software
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Pros
Buildsoft
  • Cost accounting
  • Customer service
  • Displays the job at a glance
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CPR, Inc.
  • Convenient estimating
  • Streamlines the price quotation process
  • Standard cost application
  • Overhead calculation and pplication
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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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CPR, Inc.
  • Only CSI construction cost database data
  • Only works with Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • The online help system has limited functionality
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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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CPR, Inc.
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is cheaper, easier to use, more streamlined and is easily installed and up and running. The flip side to the ease of use is the limited functionality, somewhat outdated cost bucketing profile and general lack of sophistication. The add-in also does not talk with full suite accounting software which requires additional reconciliations if used within a large organization.
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Return on Investment
Buildsoft
  • Best customers service
  • Perfect cost accounting
  • Imperfect match
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CPR, Inc.
  • Allows us to quickly bid on small projects
  • Allows us to pay less for accounting / finance professionals
  • Allows us to standardize our cost structure
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