ConstructConnect Insight vs. GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ConstructConnect Insight
Score 2.6 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
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Score 5.3 out of 10
N/A
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is a construction and estimation software offering from CPR, Inc.N/A
Pricing
ConstructConnect InsightGeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConstructConnect InsightGeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
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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Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
ConstructConnect InsightGeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ConstructConnect Insight
7.1
2 Ratings
13% below category average
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability6.12 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
30% below category average
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing2.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications3.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ConstructConnect InsightGeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Likelihood to Recommend
1.4
(6 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ConstructConnect InsightGeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
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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CPR, Inc.
Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is well suited include:
  • Small to medium sized contractor who typically works on small to medium sized projects with limited complexity
  • Contractors who value low prices over full functionality (this software application is very affordably priced)
  • A new contractor or new contracting accounting / finance professional who would appreciate the specific limitations imposed by the software
Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is not well suited include:
  • Larger contractors who think about and price projects in line with typical commercial design and construction
  • Residential projects (the software is much better suited for commercial lease buildouts, for instance)
  • A contractor whose finance department already uses full-suite accounting 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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CPR, Inc.
  • Convenient estimating
  • Streamlines the price quotation process
  • Standard cost application
  • Overhead calculation and pplication
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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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CPR, Inc.
  • Only CSI construction cost database data
  • Only works with Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • The online help system has limited functionality
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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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CPR, 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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CPR, Inc.
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is cheaper, easier to use, more streamlined and is easily installed and up and running. The flip side to the ease of use is the limited functionality, somewhat outdated cost bucketing profile and general lack of sophistication. The add-in also does not talk with full suite accounting software which requires additional reconciliations if used within a large organization.
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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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CPR, Inc.
  • Allows us to quickly bid on small projects
  • Allows us to pay less for accounting / finance professionals
  • Allows us to standardize our cost structure
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