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Score 8.6 out of 100
13 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Reporting & Analytics

9.0

ConstructConnect Insight

90%

SmartBid

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%
9.8

SmartBid

98%
ConstructConnect Insight ranks higher in 8/12 features

Plan distribution & viewing

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

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
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

As-built drawings

5.1
51%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

5.0
50%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

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
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • SmartBid is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ConstructConnect Insight

80%
3 Ratings
8.8

SmartBid

88%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

ConstructConnect Insight

90%
2 Ratings
9.6

SmartBid

96%
4 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

SmartBid

As mentioned before in some of the previous questions, the confidentiality agreement feature is extremely helpful. I have worked on several projects where it's so early in the design phase that the documents are considered confidential and we are required to get a signed NDA from every person who sees the documents. This feature makes it extremely painless. SmartBidNet is less appropriate if you're just doing a quick cost exercise where you might not need to contact several subs. It's easier to just use email and a cloud sharing program like Box or Egnyte.
Anonymous | 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

SmartBid

  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • Constant Reminders
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConstructConnect Insight

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

SmartBid

  • Ability to download all without having to be a zip file.
  • Provide a submittal board for questions and answers.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ConstructConnect Insight

General

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

Starting Price

SmartBid

General

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

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

SmartBid

SmartBid 9.6
Based on 4 answers
SmartBid has an excellent support team that is always at your service. Any problem I've had (when I've even had them) has been resolved almost immediately, along with tips on how to avoid them in the future. If you're looking for a program with excellent customer service, look no further than SmartBid.
Anonymous | 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

SmartBid

  • Better ability for subcontractors to respond via program.
  • Simpler interface.
  • Easier note tracking.
Anonymous | 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

SmartBid

  • It is a big time saver compared to sending out individual emails.
  • It saves time in having multiple individual databases for company contact info.
  • It ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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ConstructConnect Insight

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