BuildTopia vs. Pipeline Suite

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
Pipeline Suite
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
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Pricing
BuildTopiaPipeline Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildTopiaPipeline Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BuildTopiaPipeline Suite
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildTopia
-
Ratings
Pipeline Suite
8.5
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
BuildTopia
-
Ratings
Pipeline Suite
8.2
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildTopiaPipeline Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildTopiaPipeline Suite
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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Pipeline Suite
Pipeline Suite is a very niche product, but for anyone who has ever dealt with the construction bidding process, you can understand the need for it. With Pipeline Suite, it is so easy to request bids, share documents and plans, and coordinate schedules for submittals. We are able to prequalify sub contractors and vendors at a faster pace as well with the product
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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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Pipeline Suite
  • Sharing documents and plans with project stakeholders is a piece of cake.
  • The product makes tracking the status of bids so much easier.
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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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Pipeline Suite
  • The onboarding process was difficult for us just because we had some pretty disorganized databases.
  • The product is pricey for small to medium sized firms.
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Support Rating
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
No answers on this topic
Pipeline Suite
I have found that the customer support team has an understanding of the construction bidding process. They have been able to see issues through our eyes, so to speak, not just through the eyes of a software company. They have always been very timely in their responses and seem to go above and beyond to solve issues
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Alternatives Considered
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
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Pipeline Suite
I don't have a lot of personal experience with SmartBid, but from what I hear from other colleagues, Pipeline Suite makes it easier for subcontractors to access documents/plans and to respond to bids. The interface and design of Pipeline Suite is more modern and the user experience is a major upgrade from SmartBid
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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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Pipeline Suite
  • We have been able to respond to more bids using Pipeline Suite.
  • Our proposals are more accurate and organized, which has made our projects come under budget more often.
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