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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    8.7

    Cosential

    87%

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow management

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Territory management

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Channel / partner relationship management

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    7.5

    Cosential

    75%

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email marketing

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Task management

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    8.7

    Cosential

    87%

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pipeline visualization

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customization

    7.5

    Cosential

    75%

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Custom fields

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom objects

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    10.0

    Cosential

    100%

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social CRM

    5.0

    Cosential

    50%

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social engagement

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    5.0

    Cosential

    50%

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Marketing automation

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform

    7.0

    Cosential

    70%

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    75%
    SharpeSoft Estimator ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Data exportability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Construction Project & Field Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.0

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    10%
    SharpeSoft Estimator ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Photo documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Estimating

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    88%
    SharpeSoft Estimator ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Cost databases

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cosential and SharpeSoft Estimator are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Cosential

    100%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    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

    Pricing Details

    Cosential

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

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