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Score 7 out of 100
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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

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

ConstructConnect Insight
8.8
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
Plan distribution & viewing
ConstructConnect Insight
8.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Plan markups & sharing
ConstructConnect Insight
10.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
Document sharing
ConstructConnect Insight
10.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
As-built drawings
ConstructConnect Insight
7.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
RFI tools
ConstructConnect Insight
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0

Pros

ConstructConnect Insight

  • Great for large amounts of data.
  • Has great filters.
Dustin Schemmel | 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

  • I would like to see the Listing date for a project in the exported excel sheet
  • I don't know where to find it, but make available and easy to find and reference the search rules.. like using the AND, OR.. type of functions.
  • I don't like it that when you open up insight it defaults to an Updated Within level. I always have to remember to turn that off before I run my searches.
Woody Dickinson | 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

Support Rating

ConstructConnect Insight

ConstructConnect Insight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

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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 has given us more sales leads.
  • Direction for reps.
Dustin Schemmel | 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

Pricing Details

ConstructConnect Insight

General

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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConstructConnect Insight
7.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
7.0

Support Rating

ConstructConnect Insight
9.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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