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Likelihood to Recommend

BuildTopia

BuildTopia is ideal for bringing all components of the sales and construction process together for any homebuilder. If you're looking for a platform that also incorporates a robust CRM component, which is key for strong sales efforts, you'll likely need to utilize another platform in conjunction with BT for the best results
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eTakeoff

eTakeoff for Multinational Construction companies has a challenge to overcome with the communication of package between shared resources, shared folders that came from the Server Solutions and also to declare new information without disrupting the pace of work from one to other estimator. Needs to cover the compression format view for Terminal Server users
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildTopia
eTakeoff
7.2
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildTopia
eTakeoff
7.2
Plan markups & sharing
BuildTopia
eTakeoff
6.8
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildTopia
eTakeoff
8.0
Photo documentation
BuildTopia
eTakeoff
7.0
Jobsite reports
BuildTopia
eTakeoff
8.0
Document sharing
BuildTopia
eTakeoff
5.6
RFI tools
BuildTopia
eTakeoff
7.0
Collaboration & approvals
BuildTopia
eTakeoff
7.0
As-built drawings
BuildTopia
eTakeoff
8.0
Mobile app
BuildTopia
eTakeoff
7.0

Pros

BuildTopia

  • BuildTopia excels at contract management. Every part of the contract process is able to be managed electronically from initial signing to closing, and can even handle more special cases like contingencies.
  • BuildTopia manages all of our construction efforts well. All of our floorplans are pre-build in the system, so all we have to do is go in an build out the construction schedule from a pre-made template, and make any alterations from there.
  • The selections process is always a headache, but BuildTopia makes it pretty painless. Everything is loaded right in to the system while making selections with the client, and more detailed things, like non-standard options, are easy to load in and process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eTakeoff

  • Organize measures of a project.
  • Create formula to measure various items including pitch and board sizes.
  • It can connect to estimating software like Sage.
Nelson David Sanchez Villasmil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BuildTopia

  • Requests for platform enhancements, while easy to submit and get approved, are slow to be turned around...often a year or more passes before they're implemented.
  • BuiltTopia, while good for sales and construction, is missing one large thing...a CRM component. The system allows you to manage clients and prospects, but options for email marketing and other CRM-related efforts are lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eTakeoff

  • eTakeoff for Construction companies that work with client-server architecture the experience for the end user can be rush between lag or slowness to access to the shared folder resources within WAN access, VPN SSL or IPSEC connections
  • eTakeoff can presents several tips and tricks to share project traces, common access for all the estimators can be overwhelming in case that the main shared folder is not set.
  • eTakeoff requires at least 100 Mbps for remote branch office to connect to Terminal Server station. The format and consult method of shared configurations and footprints can drain the network bandwidth.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BuildTopia

No answers on this topic

eTakeoff

eTakeoff is a software with only one basic function which is project measures and this is a prominent differentiator. Taking measures in Revit it requires a lot of more steps, so eTakeoff is a single task software, that performs it's single task really well.
Nelson David Sanchez Villasmil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BuildTopia

  • Overall, our company has saved money by being able to shut down all the various platforms we were using for different departments and transition to just BuildTopia.
  • Company efforts are more efficient, with all pertinent information being in one place and able to be viewed by everyone as needed.
  • Efforts of the sales team are better able to be managed and reviewed from afar whereas we only had physical paper trails before.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eTakeoff

  • I strongly recommend to declare a design and scaling plan before making the purchase the eTakeoff Basic license has several limitations that will drive you to make a forced upgrade before even kicking out the app for the estimators
  • Affordable at a regular cost considering that Autodesk Solutions like Revit will be a much higher fee per services.
  • The ROI can be achieved after the first 6 months of the initial set up of traces, custom settings and list of items to be used on the construction project.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildTopia

General

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

eTakeoff

General

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

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