ConstructConnect Insight vs. RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ConstructConnect Insight
Score 2.9 out of 10
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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
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Score 10.0 out of 10
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RSMeans data, from Gordian (formerly Costworks) is a construction and estimation software offering acquired by the Gordian Group in 2014. It includes cost books and construction project estimating software tools.N/A
Pricing
ConstructConnect InsightRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
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ConstructConnect InsightRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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ConstructConnect InsightRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Top Pros
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Features
ConstructConnect InsightRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ConstructConnect Insight
7.0
2 Ratings
15% below category average
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
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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
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
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Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing2.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.02 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
Specifications3.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ConstructConnect Insight
-
Ratings
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
7.8
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ConstructConnect InsightRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Likelihood to Recommend
1.3
(7 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ConstructConnect InsightRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
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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The Gordian Group, Inc.
Well Suited: Construction cost estimates for new larger projects where the construction will start within the next 6-9 months. Budgetary estimates for future buildings through its square foot models. Not Well Suited: Not accurate enough on small projects where labor, travel to sites, and OH&P are a higher percentage of unit costs than on larger projects where these costs are spread out across more units.
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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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The Gordian Group, Inc.
  • CostWorks is very good at generating quick and valid estimates for standardized facilities such as office buildings, schools, etc. It allows you to validate other cost estimates at the UniFormat level when doing an estimate validation.
  • CostWorks' database of detailed line-items is a very resourceful asset when it comes to finding a very specific line-item. Sometimes, when using Success or MII, I will have CostWorks open on the other screen so I can find an item that the other softwares just don't have and build it into the other software from the CostWorks entry.
  • CostWorks does a very good job of generating reports that are both well-developed and have enough detail at the summary level to be able to sit with a client or a project manager and have them follow along and understand without being overwhelmed with detail and numbers.
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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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The Gordian Group, Inc.
  • small project costs where labor is a bigger portion than materials on cost
  • markup factors on governmental projects
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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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The Gordian Group, Inc.
I've never had the need to discuss CostWorks with a vendor.
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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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The Gordian Group, Inc.
CostWorks is a unique software for estimating as compared to the other softwares I have listed above. PACES is mostly used for federal modeling and really cannot be compared to Costworks. It has its own developed modeling database and has its own quirkiness and issues. MII has been developed for the USACE and utilized a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. I use CostWorks along side this software to find line-items that are not in the MII RS Means Database. Success has been developed for NAVFAC and again, utilizes a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. When I use this software, I ALWAYS have CostWorks open on the other screen as Success' RS Means database is extremely lacking when it comes to the number of detail line-items. Timberline is by SAGE and I use it mostly for DOS and FAA work. Of the 3 RS Means Database softwares, this one has the most detailed database for reference, however, there are times when I do have to look up an item that Timberline does not have and the first software I open is CostWorks.
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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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The Gordian Group, Inc.
  • I don't really see any "negative" impacts on my business or my ROI by purchasing CostWorks. It's a valuable tool that we use, however, some of my colleagues do not use it or use it very infrequently.
  • I find it well worth the cost even though we don't develop complete estimates in CostWorks due to client dictated softwares.
  • It has provided very quickly-built estimating models that let our team and project managers know that the RFP or the task that they are contemplating bidding on or starting to work on is actually feasible to construction given the budget and directive.
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