ConstructConnect Insight vs. iTWO costX

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ConstructConnect Insight
Score 2.8 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
iTWO costX
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
CostX is a construction and estimation software offering from Exactal Technologies Pty Ltd.N/A
Pricing
ConstructConnect InsightiTWO costX
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConstructConnect InsightiTWO costX
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is determined by a number of factors. For example, would you want to use BIM or just 2D? Do you need estimating spreadsheets and report generation? Would you want to buy 100 copies or just one? If you send in a sales enquiry to sales.int@rib-software.com, we’ll be able to send you through a quote that will meet your requirements.
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Community Pulse
ConstructConnect InsightiTWO costX
Top Pros
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Features
ConstructConnect InsightiTWO costX
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ConstructConnect Insight
7.0
2 Ratings
13% below category average
iTWO costX
8.7
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Dashboards8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports7.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Custom reports7.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data exportability6.02 Ratings9.01 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
iTWO costX
9.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing2.15 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.02 Ratings9.01 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
Specifications3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ConstructConnect Insight
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Ratings
iTWO costX
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ConstructConnect InsightiTWO costX
Likelihood to Recommend
1.2
(7 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ConstructConnect InsightiTWO costX
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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RIB Software SE
Easy to use, one-stop for all construction-related tasks. The best thing is the split-screen, during the Bill of Quantity verification users can see for what part of the design Bill of Quantity is generated. Auto-updating of Design is another good feature.
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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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RIB Software SE
  • Allows multiple users to work on the same estimate at once. This is huge!! Not only can we team up on a project that has a quick deadline but we can also simultaneously collaborate on database updates.
  • Performs your takeoff on CAD drawings or vector PDFs. Your typical takeoff software does takeoff on an unintelligent PDF. I say unintelligent because the process you go through is simply to trace the boundaries of your shape. This is time-consuming and can lead to mistakes. With CostX your cursor will stick to the line lines and takeoff the exact measurement. This has cut our takeoff time by 75%. The best part is that this is done in the same software as your estimating software. There are a few software's that have takeoff and estimating in one but CostX is the only one the provides CAD smart takeoff.
  • CostX is a lot like Excel. You have the flexibility to set up your workbooks the way your project team thinks. For example, ours is set up to evaluate labor in two ways; productivity (man-hours per widget) or crew hours (3 guys for two days for a given activity).
  • Reports are very flexible and the report writers is much easier than Crystal reports.
  • If you subscribe to the full version of CostX this provides the most powerful feature of them all......Auto-Revisioning. This function will compare two sets of drawings, identify the changes on a color coded drawing, ask for you to approve the changes and then update your estimate and takeoff. You can even use this to produce custom print outs for RFI's show your design team what changed.
  • Your estimating workbooks are live-linked to your takeoff. As you make adjustments to your takeoff your estimate updates accordingly. The workbook has color coded text to hep your team understand whats behind your estimate; Black = manually input, Blue = rates linked to database, and Green = quantity linked to take-off.
  • Full integrated subcontractor comparison. We use to do this in excel to compare multiple bidders across every division.
  • This is also color coded for a streamlined review process; green = quote, blue = estimate, purple = plug, and orange = other.
  • Built in error checking notifies you if you forgot to normalize an item on your subcontractor comparison.
  • In the near future the software will be available online allowing you to use remotely.
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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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RIB Software SE
  • iTwo Costx has 3D features that may require enhancement in terms of Look and feel perspective.
  • The eye Function section view feature may require enhancement. But I am not sure how much more we can bring it to scale
  • Not seen Cloud base service. So that easy to use from any where.
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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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RIB Software SE
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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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RIB Software SE
We are not aware of another software that has fully integrated take-off, subcontractor comparison, estimating and reporting besides CostX.
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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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RIB Software SE
  • Easy to Collaborate Between the Team members. Saves a lot of work
  • Integrate with multiple types of data drawing which saves efforts in converting the design.
  • Bill of Quantity export can be done based on the Design section and can share with contractors for Quotes. Instead of just downloading the whole report and then editing for the required pack.
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ScreenShots

iTWO costX Screenshots

Screenshot of BIM takeoff in iTWO costXScreenshot of A modern and user-friendly interface.Screenshot of Live-linked workbooks in iTWO costXScreenshot of 2D takeoff in iTWO costXScreenshot of Customizable report writer in iTWO costXScreenshot of Interoperable with many platforms and file types