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CoConstruct

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Likelihood to Recommend

CoConstruct

CoConstruct allows users to work with ease regarding project estimates, specifications, selections, bids, change orders, budgets, etc. with no double entry. A subscription includes the fully integrated financial system for streamlining scheduling, communication, client and subcontractor portals, files, photos, to-dos, time clock, job log, warranty, and more. The construction industry requires detailed attention to both the office and job-site. Users can easily schedule, organize and maintain information throughout the construction process. Subcontractors may require some training or orientation if they are not familiar with the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

As mentioned before in some of the previous questions, the confidentiality agreement feature is extremely helpful. I have worked on several projects where it's so early in the design phase that the documents are considered confidential and we are required to get a signed NDA from every person who sees the documents. This feature makes it extremely painless. SmartBidNet is less appropriate if you're just doing a quick cost exercise where you might not need to contact several subs. It's easier to just use email and a cloud sharing program like Box or Egnyte.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

CoConstruct
8.0
SmartBid
9.8
Plan distribution & viewing
CoConstruct
8.2
SmartBid
9.5
Plan markups & sharing
CoConstruct
7.3
SmartBid
Issue tracking & punchlists
CoConstruct
8.6
SmartBid
Photo documentation
CoConstruct
9.1
SmartBid
Jobsite reports
CoConstruct
8.7
SmartBid
Document sharing
CoConstruct
7.2
SmartBid
9.5
RFI tools
CoConstruct
7.9
SmartBid
9.9
Collaboration & approvals
CoConstruct
8.6
SmartBid
10.0
As-built drawings
CoConstruct
7.1
SmartBid
Mobile app
CoConstruct
7.5
SmartBid
10.0
Submittal design and management
CoConstruct
8.2
SmartBid

Estimating

CoConstruct
7.2
SmartBid
Takeoff tools
CoConstruct
5.7
SmartBid
Job costing
CoConstruct
7.9
SmartBid
Cost databases
CoConstruct
6.4
SmartBid
Cost calculator
CoConstruct
7.6
SmartBid
Bid creation
CoConstruct
8.3
SmartBid

Pros

CoConstruct

  • The integration of all aspects needed to run a remodeling company efficiently: project scheduling and management, financial planning and customer service. Since it’s an all-in-one suite and cloud-based, it enables our team to keep track of all our projects in real-time. Communication breakdown is the last thing we want, so being on the same page is not only desirable but makes for the best possible relationship with our clients.
  • Product education - We like how CoConstruct helps new users and get them to start using the tool right away. The dashboard resource materials are incredibly useful. We don’t have to spend a lot of time training new hires on the system and onboarding new clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • Constant Reminders
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CoConstruct

  • Internal Communication - CoConstruct lacks the ability to tag-team members for internal communication using @mentions or any other means. This has been crippling for us and forced us to use alternative software for communicating among our team members.
  • Pipeline Management - CoConstruct's lead-tracking system feels clunky and hard to navigate and doesn't provide a pipeline view that's easy to navigate. We have moved our Pipeline Management outside of CoConstruct to make it easier for our sales team to track leads.
  • CRM - CoConstruct doesn't offer anything for customer follow-up after projects are completed. This, in addition to the lack of an effective pipeline system, has led to our decision to use Hubspot as our CRM. Moving projects into CoConstruct for Design and back our after Production.
Alison McLennan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

  • Ability to download all without having to be a zip file.
  • Provide a submittal board for questions and answers.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CoConstruct

CoConstruct 9.8
Based on 10 answers
The support staff is brilliant; they don't operate on Australian time, so you can't just dial up support when you need it. The response times are quick, and the staff is knowledgeable. They are also well versed in most of the differences between buildings in the US and the building in Australasia. Despite their funny accents and strange use of the English language, we get by just fine!
Craig Jolly | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

SmartBid 9.5
Based on 2 answers
SmartBid has an excellent support team that is always at your service. Any problem I've had (when I've even had them) has been resolved almost immediately, along with tips on how to avoid them in the future. If you're looking for a program with excellent customer service, look no further than SmartBid.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CoConstruct

We utilize CoConstruct because it doesn't forget the close relationship with a client. Other software performs well in project management, but so often they epitomize the adversarial relationship in construction between the contractor and the client. CoConstruct tries to put all the players on the same team. However, remember that CoConstruct may not be the right fit if you are a large enterprise and are looking to connect multiple pieces of software together.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

  • Better ability for subcontractors to respond via program.
  • Simpler interface.
  • Easier note tracking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CoConstruct

  • CoConstruct has reduced our time spent estimating.
  • CoConstruct has increased profitability by capturing communication details and preventing important items from being overlooked.
  • CoConstruct has led to more referrals, as customers are pleased with the software and the way it helps them stay informed about their project.
Alison McLennan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

  • It is a big time saver compared to sending out individual emails.
  • It saves time in having multiple individual databases for company contact info.
  • It ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CoConstruct

General

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

SmartBid

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoConstruct
9.2
SmartBid
8.5

Support Rating

CoConstruct
9.8
SmartBid
9.5

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