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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

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

QuoteSoft

Quotesoft again is very well suited to any estimating department. I recommend a large screen monitor, but it's far more convenient than the old quick pen table or other methods. It's been great for jobs post mortem as well, we'll go back over as builds and make sure we captured and adjust estimates or change orders. It's also great for illustrating changes, and having all be very accurate.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
QuoteSoft
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
QuoteSoft
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
QuoteSoft

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
QuoteSoft
Task management
Cosential
7.0
QuoteSoft
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
QuoteSoft

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
8.7
QuoteSoft
Forecasting
Cosential
6.0
QuoteSoft
Pipeline visualization
Cosential
10.0
QuoteSoft
Customizable reports
Cosential
10.0
QuoteSoft

Customization

Cosential
7.5
QuoteSoft
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
QuoteSoft
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
QuoteSoft

Security

Cosential
10.0
QuoteSoft
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
QuoteSoft
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
QuoteSoft

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
QuoteSoft
Social data
Cosential
5.0
QuoteSoft
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
QuoteSoft

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
QuoteSoft
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
QuoteSoft

Platform

Cosential
7.0
QuoteSoft
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
QuoteSoft

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

QuoteSoft

  • Once you're over the learning curve, it's fantastic at getting accurate material takeoff. Because one is working off the real PDF prints of the project, it's very easy to get a good material list and takeoff.
  • Excellent for giving options of transitions and allowing the user to account for the actual 3rd dimension of the project by being able to click and add the sections needed to transition between floors.
  • The speed in which the user is able to takeoff is so much faster than traditional methods, and more accurate and easier to use than the other options on the market. Prints out great reports showing materials and hours, and lets you color code the systems while estimating so you know you aren't duplicating efforts.
  • Very flexible as far as how it adjusts for your desired estimate. You can identify per floor, side of the building, system, etc.
  • Allows for fast on the fly adjustments of sizes, materials and types of transitions with ductwork.
Mike Petrich | 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

QuoteSoft

  • I'd prefer an 'all in one' as opposed to modules. I believe it's offered in that fashion but it was a touch more expensive. I was able to negotiate a footage takeoff tool for piping, to make it easier and more economical to our specific use, which is 95% dry side hvac estimating.
  • Would be great if it could be preloaded with Smacna or MCA factors for labor, and also would be great if there was a faster way to update material costs. You do need to stay on top of your material factors and make adjustments per the price of steel and other consumables. The industry has been stable lately, but if for some reason you were lax in updating labor and material factors, you could be off on the estimate. That's true of ANY software or even standard old school estimating approach.
  • It does require a dongle and a per seat license. The one drawback I don't care for, in a small company with tight cash flow, I do have estimators sharing the seat and scheduling takeoff around each other. Pretty standard though.
Mike Petrich | 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

QuoteSoft

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

QuoteSoft

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

QuoteSoft

We were looking at this, as well as quick pen, and other industry standard programs like Wendes.QuoteSoft was far more versatile, user friendly and has proven to be the right choice. No specific equipment outside of a bigger monitor, ease of use, and tech support as well as the online training aspect was fantastic. Felt well supported while we rolled it out.
Mike Petrich | 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

QuoteSoft

  • First positive impact is time saved. We're able with our small team to estimate..ACCURATELY far more projects, thus winning more projects.
  • Accuracy once we had our factors programmed is fantastic. It's tightened up our material and labor hours and made us more competitive
  • Definitely has had a great return on investment. Helping to land more projects out of the sheer amount of available time to bid more, as well as being more confident in material costs.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

QuoteSoft

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
QuoteSoft
9.0

Usability

Cosential
8.0
QuoteSoft

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
QuoteSoft

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