BuildTopia vs. iTWO costX

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuildTopia
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems headquartered in Markham offers BuildTopia, an integrated residential construction managment platform providing scheduling & estimating, sales management and CRM, accounting, and BI.N/A
iTWO costX
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
CostX is a construction and estimation software offering from Exactal Technologies Pty Ltd.N/A
Pricing
BuildTopiaiTWO costX
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildTopiaiTWO costX
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is determined by a number of factors. For example, would you want to use BIM or just 2D? Do you need estimating spreadsheets and report generation? Would you want to buy 100 copies or just one? If you send in a sales enquiry to sales.int@rib-software.com, we’ll be able to send you through a quote that will meet your requirements.
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Features
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Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BuildTopia
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Ratings
iTWO costX
8.7
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Standard reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildTopia
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iTWO costX
9.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
BuildTopia
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iTWO costX
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildTopiaiTWO costX
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildTopiaiTWO costX
Likelihood to Recommend
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
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
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RIB Software SE
Easy to use, one-stop for all construction-related tasks. The best thing is the split-screen, during the Bill of Quantity verification users can see for what part of the design Bill of Quantity is generated. Auto-updating of Design is another good feature.
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Pros
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
  • 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.
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RIB Software SE
  • Allows multiple users to work on the same estimate at once. This is huge!! Not only can we team up on a project that has a quick deadline but we can also simultaneously collaborate on database updates.
  • Performs your takeoff on CAD drawings or vector PDFs. Your typical takeoff software does takeoff on an unintelligent PDF. I say unintelligent because the process you go through is simply to trace the boundaries of your shape. This is time-consuming and can lead to mistakes. With CostX your cursor will stick to the line lines and takeoff the exact measurement. This has cut our takeoff time by 75%. The best part is that this is done in the same software as your estimating software. There are a few software's that have takeoff and estimating in one but CostX is the only one the provides CAD smart takeoff.
  • CostX is a lot like Excel. You have the flexibility to set up your workbooks the way your project team thinks. For example, ours is set up to evaluate labor in two ways; productivity (man-hours per widget) or crew hours (3 guys for two days for a given activity).
  • Reports are very flexible and the report writers is much easier than Crystal reports.
  • If you subscribe to the full version of CostX this provides the most powerful feature of them all......Auto-Revisioning. This function will compare two sets of drawings, identify the changes on a color coded drawing, ask for you to approve the changes and then update your estimate and takeoff. You can even use this to produce custom print outs for RFI's show your design team what changed.
  • Your estimating workbooks are live-linked to your takeoff. As you make adjustments to your takeoff your estimate updates accordingly. The workbook has color coded text to hep your team understand whats behind your estimate; Black = manually input, Blue = rates linked to database, and Green = quantity linked to take-off.
  • Full integrated subcontractor comparison. We use to do this in excel to compare multiple bidders across every division.
  • This is also color coded for a streamlined review process; green = quote, blue = estimate, purple = plug, and orange = other.
  • Built in error checking notifies you if you forgot to normalize an item on your subcontractor comparison.
  • In the near future the software will be available online allowing you to use remotely.
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Cons
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
  • 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.
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RIB Software SE
  • iTwo Costx has 3D features that may require enhancement in terms of Look and feel perspective.
  • The eye Function section view feature may require enhancement. But I am not sure how much more we can bring it to scale
  • Not seen Cloud base service. So that easy to use from any where.
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Alternatives Considered
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
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RIB Software SE
We are not aware of another software that has fully integrated take-off, subcontractor comparison, estimating and reporting besides CostX.
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Return on Investment
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
  • 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.
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RIB Software SE
  • Easy to Collaborate Between the Team members. Saves a lot of work
  • Integrate with multiple types of data drawing which saves efforts in converting the design.
  • Bill of Quantity export can be done based on the Design section and can share with contractors for Quotes. Instead of just downloading the whole report and then editing for the required pack.
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ScreenShots

iTWO costX Screenshots

Screenshot of BIM takeoff in iTWO costXScreenshot of A modern and user-friendly interface.Screenshot of Live-linked workbooks in iTWO costXScreenshot of 2D takeoff in iTWO costXScreenshot of Customizable report writer in iTWO costXScreenshot of Interoperable with many platforms and file types