ConstructConnect Insight vs. FastPIPE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ConstructConnect Insight
Score 2.9 out of 10
N/A
ConstructConnect, the company resulting from the merger of four smaller companies (BidClerk, Construction Market Data (CMD), iSqFt, and Construction Data Company) offers Insight, a construction management platform meant to provide analytics, forecasting, intelligent leads, and integration with Salesforce, as well as Pulse, their goal-setting and performance tracking module to drive team performance.N/A
FastPIPE
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
FastPIPE is a construction and estimation software offering from FastEST, Inc.N/A
Pricing
ConstructConnect InsightFastPIPE
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConstructConnect InsightFastPIPE
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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Community Pulse
ConstructConnect InsightFastPIPE
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ConstructConnect InsightFastPIPE
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ConstructConnect Insight
7.0
2 Ratings
15% below category average
FastPIPE
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
ConstructConnect Insight
5.6
5 Ratings
28% below category average
FastPIPE
8.5
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing2.15 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing8.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
As-built drawings5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications3.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ConstructConnect Insight
-
Ratings
FastPIPE
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ConstructConnect InsightFastPIPE
Likelihood to Recommend
1.3
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ConstructConnect InsightFastPIPE
Likelihood to Recommend
ConstructConnect
I believe ConstructConnect's customer service is non-existence. In my experience, the cloud based software system never seems to be functioning at 100% and is usually a problem, like today. I feel they do a poor job updating projects and providing accurate construction schedule information; Most of it is dates given a inaccurate.
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FastEST, Inc.
It's absolutely well suited to anyone needing accurate piping takeoff and laboring estimates, with great reporting and up to date pricing. I love that I didn't need to spend time trying to update the price logs. It's easy to learn, and works well in a large or small environment, and lends itself to more than just estimating, but becomes a good project management tool as well. Fantastic software.
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Pros
ConstructConnect
  • I find it amazing how fast results come up when searching on a keyword
  • details, details, details.. again, marvelous.
  • filters work really well giving highly efficient results pointed at just what you want.
  • exporting to pdf with customizable flexibility, very useful giving all the details on a project or firm via attachments to emails.
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FastEST, Inc.
  • FastPIPE was very fast to learn, very straight forward and user-friendly. It's easy to use and teach new interns and project engineers how to quickly takeoff sections to backup change orders or assist in heavy bid load.
  • It's fantastic at keeping up to date on price changes. I'd get updates often, and they were usually within 2-3% of our discount prices with local vendors. In the few instances it wasn't, FastPIPE was very easy to adjust or factor for project costs.
  • Is great at being able to pull up reports and graphs and track different materials and labor costs for factoring. We bid on a lot of high rise residential buildings, so we do takeoff by floor. It would give detailed reports per page as opposed to just a lump sum. Very detailed so it was easy to adjust per our project approach.
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Cons
ConstructConnect
  • A comprehensive log of jobs in my area would be nice. We're located in Gainesville FL. There has been 10 jobs this month we're on because of our sub contracts. Not one of them made it on ConstructConnect. How many other jobs am I not seeing?
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FastEST, Inc.
  • It was a trick or two learning how to upload prints correctly, I think that interface could be a bit easier, but it's already better than most of the competition.
  • Might be nice to have easier labor factoring, in case we want to pre-load our own instead of MCA time factors for piping labor
  • It would auto update upon opening occasionally. It's fairly fast, but I prefer to OK that in case I just need to come up with something quickly and don't want to wait.
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Support Rating
ConstructConnect
They frequently check-in to make sure you are being properly helped and are quick with a response if you need something.
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FastEST, Inc.
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Alternatives Considered
ConstructConnect
We chose ConstructConnect as our main way for finding new and existing construction projects, as it overall had more up-to-date information available. It was also the most user friendly software of its type on the market. Furthermore, they have also been working with us closely to help us tighten our tracking of projects, products, and companies, which saves us a lot of time and money.
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FastEST, Inc.
I've used the quote soft piping takeoff as well, and it's just not as easy to use or update. Basic methodology and interaface is similar, but it's more 'clunky' to use, is harder to keep updated and to upload PDF's for takeoff, and it's just not as streamlined or user friendly. Akin to comparing driving a truck to a sports car. The Fast Pipe is really smooth and easy to function in.
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Return on Investment
ConstructConnect
  • Positive: Helps fuel the project pipeline
  • Positive: Helps identify key stakeholders
  • Negative: Inaccurate schedule information embarrasses me during project qualification process
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FastEST, Inc.
  • Best impact is time saved. It's so much faster to do bid takeoff and hit the ground running
  • Being able to 'draw in' on design-build and being able to print my takeoff has been helpful when turning the job over so the field install understands the approach taken to get the job.
  • Ease of use and learning has made it much more cost effective to bring new people up to speed.
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