4 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
9 Ratings
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Score 4.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ConstructConnect Insight ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Reporting & Analytics

9.0

ConstructConnect Insight

90%

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ConstructConnect Insight ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Data exportability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

7.4

ConstructConnect Insight

74%
5.0

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

50%
ConstructConnect Insight ranks higher in 10/11 features

Plan distribution & viewing

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Jobsite reports

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

As-built drawings

5.1
51%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Submittal design and management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • ConstructConnect Insight is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ConstructConnect Insight

80%
3 Ratings
7.0

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

70%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

ConstructConnect Insight

90%
2 Ratings

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ConstructConnect Insight

It is very well suited for finding projects where your product is specified, and I just use my company name. but, for other keywords, great.. and then it highlights where you are on the document that comes up. Also, it tells you how many times in the specific project documents it is found so you can find all of them.Not sure, but we're not sure how legal, or ethical, it is for the database to show contact names, phone and email addresses. We don't believe those people appreciate unqualified inclusion in company databases for marketing communication.. ie e-newsletters, etc.
Woody Dickinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ConstructConnect Insight

  • My favorite part of ConstructConnect is the ability to have detailed specifications that are up to date. We have used other software in the past that sadly could not keep even 50% of posted specifications up to date.
  • The tracking process is great! I have 5-6 personal lists and lists that are created for our team by the ConstructConnect team that tracks different projects for different teams we have.
  • The user-friendly way to search for thousands of projects, products, and companies.
Gregory Palenschat | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Convenient estimating
  • Streamlines the price quotation process
  • Standard cost application
  • Overhead calculation and pplication
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConstructConnect Insight

  • Too many false positives.
  • Slow speeds on occasion.
Dustin Schemmel | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Only CSI construction cost database data
  • Only works with Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • The online help system has limited functionality
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ConstructConnect Insight

General

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

Starting Price

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Starting Price

Support Rating

ConstructConnect Insight

ConstructConnect Insight 9.0
Based on 2 answers
They frequently check-in to make sure you are being properly helped and are quick with a response if you need something.
Dustin Schemmel | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ConstructConnect Insight

don't know, haven't used or even courted anyone else for this purpose. Found Reed years ago at ASHRAE/AHR expo, and started it with their pitch then and their good assistance since then.
Woody Dickinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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.
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConstructConnect Insight

  • It's had a huge impact since we switched to it. I do not have exact numbers to share but I would say we have increased weekly leads significantly in the last three years.
  • The time it saves is great! I know that we can trust that 95% of the information we see on ConstructConnect is up to date. This typically will save me multiple calls/emails daily.
  • The only negative thing I can think of is we have fewer interactions with other people daily, whether that be face to face, by phone, or email.
Gregory Palenschat | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Allows us to quickly bid on small projects
  • Allows us to pay less for accounting / finance professionals
  • Allows us to standardize our cost structure
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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