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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

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.
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

ConstructConnect Insight
8.8
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Plan distribution & viewing
ConstructConnect Insight
8.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Plan markups & sharing
ConstructConnect Insight
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Document sharing
ConstructConnect Insight
10.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
As-built drawings
ConstructConnect Insight
7.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

Estimating

ConstructConnect Insight
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
7.8
Takeoff tools
ConstructConnect Insight
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
6.0
Job costing
ConstructConnect Insight
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
9.0
Cost databases
ConstructConnect Insight
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
9.0
Cost calculator
ConstructConnect Insight
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
8.0
Bid creation
ConstructConnect Insight
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
7.0

Pros

ConstructConnect Insight

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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

  • 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.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | 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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

  • small project costs where labor is a bigger portion than materials on cost
  • markup factors on governmental projects
Robert Bass | 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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks) 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I've never had the need to discuss CostWorks with a vendor.
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

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.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConstructConnect Insight

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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

  • 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.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ConstructConnect Insight

General

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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConstructConnect Insight
7.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
9.0

Support Rating

ConstructConnect Insight
9.0
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
5.0

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