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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

SharpeSoft [is] designed to be a day-to-day hard-bid estimating program. It is easy to learn and use, yet very powerful. I would not recommend this product to hourly service providers.
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
SharpeSoft Estimator
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Task management
Cosential
7.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
8.7
SharpeSoft Estimator
Forecasting
Cosential
6.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Pipeline visualization
Cosential
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Customizable reports
Cosential
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Customization

Cosential
7.5
SharpeSoft Estimator
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Security

Cosential
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Social data
Cosential
5.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Platform

Cosential
7.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.5
Standard reports
Cosential
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Data exportability
Cosential
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.0

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0
Photo documentation
Cosential
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0

Estimating

Cosential
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.8
Job costing
Cosential
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Cost databases
Cosential
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0
Cost calculator
Cosential
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0
Bid creation
Cosential
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Handles complex bid formats and bid submittal structures such as using bid alternates and non-tax bid schedules.
  • This software is one of the easiest programs to learn and effectively use.
  • This software is reasonably priced, but very powerful.
  • Project support is timely, intimate, local and professional.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • They need to put a search bar in the item master list so you can easily find work items.
  • They could make the alternate package easier to use.
  • The should find a way to allow the user to define at least one cost type in the program.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

I think SharpeSoft is the best estimating product on the market for our type of work. It is reasonably priced and is very reliable. We have had very few problems with the software and the upgrades and support staff and reliable.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Using SharpeSoft has grown our business by allowing us to accurately bid more projects.
  • The ease of use allows estimators of all ages to quickly become skilled at consistently bidding work
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0

Usability

Cosential
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

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