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Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

Great for medium and large construction companies that have a specific salesforce.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

iTWO costX

We are not aware of another software that has fully integrated take-off, subcontractor comparison, estimating and reporting besides CostX.
Joshua Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Cosential
8.7
iTWO costX
Customer data management / contact management
Cosential
10.0
iTWO costX
Workflow management
Cosential
6.0
iTWO costX
Territory management
Cosential
9.0
iTWO costX
Opportunity management
Cosential
10.0
iTWO costX
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Cosential
10.0
iTWO costX
Interaction tracking
Cosential
9.0
iTWO costX
Channel / partner relationship management
Cosential
7.0
iTWO costX

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
iTWO costX
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
iTWO costX
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
iTWO costX

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
iTWO costX
Task management
Cosential
7.0
iTWO costX
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
iTWO costX

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
8.7
iTWO costX
Forecasting
Cosential
6.0
iTWO costX
Pipeline visualization
Cosential
10.0
iTWO costX
Customizable reports
Cosential
10.0
iTWO costX

Customization

Cosential
7.5
iTWO costX
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
iTWO costX
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
iTWO costX

Security

Cosential
10.0
iTWO costX
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
iTWO costX
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
iTWO costX

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
iTWO costX
Social data
Cosential
5.0
iTWO costX
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
iTWO costX

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
iTWO costX
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
iTWO costX

Platform

Cosential
7.0
iTWO costX
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
iTWO costX

Pros

Cosential

  • Inputting of companies and leads who may become prospects.
  • Creating specific opportunities for construction projects.
  • Tracking opportunities through the entire sales cycle.
  • Inputting detailed notes and activity by the Sales team.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

iTWO costX

  • 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.
Joshua Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cosential

  • The open software is somewhat difficult to master as an administrator.
  • Report writing could be more intuitive.
  • The company seems to cater to larger users.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

iTWO costX

  • Display your cost element summary(labor, material, sub, equipment, other) before you get to reporting.
Joshua Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cosential is very intuitive for the AEC industry and has the ability to be customized for your specific needs. The reports are especially helpful, with good visual dashboards.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

iTWO costX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
My original trainer / implementation specialist was fantastic. That relationship has continued, even though I have been officially handed off to the customer service side. The customer service side seems to have higher turnover than normal, but in general they are also very supportive, although not as responsive as I might like.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

iTWO costX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cosential

Cosential is specific to the A/E industry and is the most intuitive software we found for construction.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

iTWO costX

We are not aware of another software that has fully integrated take-off, subcontractor comparison, estimating and reporting besides CostX.
Joshua Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cosential

  • Allowed for common tracking by business developers in different regions.
  • Helped us quantify effort.
  • Provides great reports for management.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

iTWO costX

  • The software is a better value compared to Timberline & On-Screen Take-off combined. We are calculating a 6 year ROI.
Joshua Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

iTWO costX

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
iTWO costX
10.0

Usability

Cosential
8.0
iTWO costX

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
iTWO costX

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