Contractor Foreman vs. Quick Bid

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Contractor Foreman
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Contractor Foreman is an online construction management software for contractors and boasts users among contractors in more than 75 countries.
$588
per year
Quick Bid
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Quick Bid is a construction and estimation software offering from On Center Software, Inc.N/A
Pricing
Contractor ForemanQuick Bid
Editions & Modules
Basic
$588
per year
Standard
$948
per year
Plus
$1,497
per year
Pro
$1,990
per year
Unlimited
$2,988
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Contractor ForemanQuick Bid
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlans are based on features and licenses needed. Plus, Pro, and Unlimited plans include a 100-day money back guarantee.
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Community Pulse
Contractor ForemanQuick Bid
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Contractor ForemanQuick Bid
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
7.7
15 Ratings
0% below category average
Quick Bid
7.8
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Employee demographic data7.63 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Employment history7.811 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.915 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.83 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Organizational charting7.43 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Organization and location management8.53 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)6.45 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
6.7
4 Ratings
12% below category average
Quick Bid
7.9
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Pay calculation6.33 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.54 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment4.51 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.63 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.82 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
7.7
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Quick Bid
8.0
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets7.72 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
8.7
21 Ratings
8% above category average
Quick Bid
8.0
2 Ratings
1% below category average
Dashboards8.920 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Standard reports8.720 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Custom reports8.518 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Data exportability8.617 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
8.7
21 Ratings
16% above category average
Quick Bid
7.8
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.15 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.912 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.519 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Photo documentation9.321 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.815 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Document sharing8.918 Ratings8.05 Ratings
RFI tools8.813 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals8.816 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Mobile app8.721 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.810 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Checklists8.919 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Meeting Minutes8.13 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Specifications7.54 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Change orders8.919 Ratings7.52 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
9.1
20 Ratings
11% above category average
Quick Bid
8.2
4 Ratings
0% above category average
Takeoff tools7.72 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Job costing9.419 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Cost databases9.315 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Cost calculator9.616 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Bid creation9.617 Ratings8.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
Contractor ForemanQuick Bid
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(24 ratings)
7.5
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(3 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Contractor ForemanQuick Bid
Likelihood to Recommend
Contractor Foreman
In this case, CF is the best of the 'OK so far' category in my mind. NONE of the software available today gets close to a truly effective, user friendly GUI and functionality set. I have used 7 different systems over the years, with the top 4 big names having the largest hours operating. Most have less functionality, others are severely overpriced and under featured. Still others are so complicated you need an entire IT department to implement them. Contractor Foreman does much of what it does the absolute best for the money, meaning this is probably the best value for construction management software I'm aware of. I believe I can say with confidence, that if CF does it, it strives to do it well, and continues to strive to get it better. Picking a feature or two that excels is rather pointless in a company with that outlook. THAT is a company I can get behind...
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ConstructConnect
This is more of an application for companies who are involved in mass bid submissions and do tenders for large scale construction works. In the scenarios of construction business the mass bidders can use this solution relly well. The calculations and reporting also helps with accurate estimations of tenders and bids
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Pros
Contractor Foreman
  • Estimates
  • Project management
  • Lead management - tracking where they are in the funnel and having web lead automatically pull into the system.
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ConstructConnect
  • allows users to divide the number of supplies by floor.
  • generates report after analysing risk factors.
  • provides support to contractors for making proper bid estimates.
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Cons
Contractor Foreman
  • Some of the modules like checklists and forms are confusing and hard to use
  • some of the training videos or versions of an old outdated version of the software
  • Would like to see a more efficent way of creating a submittal log generated from a specification book
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ConstructConnect
  • The initial setup of the database can take a fair amount of time to set up, but once complete it can be used for years with only small additions to fit the users' needs.
  • I have been waiting for the schedule of values option to be complete to help aid in billing. it was supposed to be released, but I have not seen it rolled out yet.
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Likelihood to Renew
Contractor Foreman
Eliminated the need for our team to log into multiple systems to do their jobs which aligns to our Lean approach
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ConstructConnect
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Support Rating
Contractor Foreman
I rarely give anyone a 9 or 10 rating for service. The main reason for this rating is Contractor Foreman's dedication to improvement. To be completely frank, CF has fallen down on their tech help with me several times, but I am an exceptionally difficult user to service as I tend to use a product up to it's limits and want more. CF has actually addressed these wants several times (after waits that seemed interminable, but were actually pretty damn fast in the reality of software development)
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ConstructConnect
Very quick response whenever help is needed
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Alternatives Considered
Contractor Foreman
I've used Buildertrend and Conconstruct near daily for a little over 10 years. They were both pretty solid. But the price kept going up without much value being added to the software. As they grew, they didn't upgrade with the growth, so the sites became slower. Contractor Forman has all the functionality of the others, and several other tools that they don't. There are several tools our company doesn't even use yet that look great. It's not perfect, and the learning curve due to its increased capability is a bit of a challenge. But overall, it is superior in every way that mattered to us, and more affordable.
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ConstructConnect
Due to the fact that our company is typically "late to the show" when it comes to new technology and programs, we have been using an outdated technique for estimating, tracking, and organizing projects. Excel does not compare at all against Quick Bid. There are numerous amounts of benefits that Quick Bid has over Excel.
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Return on Investment
Contractor Foreman
  • Contractor Foreman replaced 5 other apps we were using saving us money and centralizing everything
  • We are net positive day one with just the cost of the apps we didn't have to purchase
  • it has great documentation features so we don't make costly mistakes or miss details.
  • The overall savings has be significant
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ConstructConnect
  • Helps with mass bidding
  • Helps with estimations
  • Professional reports help too
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ScreenShots

Contractor Foreman Screenshots

Screenshot of The client portal that lets customers to stay in the loop and know what is going on during all phases of the project.Screenshot of The custom dashboard which allows users to see the data that matters most to them.Screenshot of Stats that keep users informed to help them make use of data.Screenshot of The lead manager, that helps close deals without letting leads fall through the cracks.Screenshot of the Files & Photos screen, where making up plans can be done with Contractor Foreman.Screenshot of Time Cards, that display who is where and what they are doing.