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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

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

Trimble Accubid

Trimble Accubid is incredible for when you need to take your time and get a bid out for a job. It allows you to create templates and reuse a lot of information for future work. However, sometimes for a smaller job, it can be a lot of information to enter, which becomes time-consuming when on short time frames.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
Trimble Accubid
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
Trimble Accubid
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
Trimble Accubid

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
Trimble Accubid
Task management
Cosential
7.0
Trimble Accubid
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
Trimble Accubid

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
8.7
Trimble Accubid
Forecasting
Cosential
6.0
Trimble Accubid
Pipeline visualization
Cosential
10.0
Trimble Accubid
Customizable reports
Cosential
10.0
Trimble Accubid

Customization

Cosential
7.5
Trimble Accubid
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
Trimble Accubid
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
Trimble Accubid

Security

Cosential
10.0
Trimble Accubid
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
Trimble Accubid
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
Trimble Accubid

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
Trimble Accubid
Social data
Cosential
5.0
Trimble Accubid
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
Trimble Accubid

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
Trimble Accubid
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
Trimble Accubid

Platform

Cosential
7.0
Trimble Accubid
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
Trimble Accubid

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
Trimble Accubid
6.9
Plan distribution & viewing
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
7.0
Plan markups & sharing
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
4.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
4.0
Document sharing
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
9.0
RFI tools
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
7.0
Collaboration & approvals
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
9.0
Submittal design and management
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
8.0

Estimating

Cosential
Trimble Accubid
9.4
Takeoff tools
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
8.7
Job costing
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
9.4
Cost databases
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
9.4
Cost calculator
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
10.0
Bid creation
Cosential
Trimble Accubid
9.6

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

Trimble Accubid

  • Provides accurate NECA labor units for materials.
  • Keeps accurate costs of materials through regular updates.
Jay Handleson | 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

Trimble Accubid

  • While the tools provided are great, there could be more to allow more imaginative users to build their own.
  • The user interface is old and clunky.
Garrett Gill | 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

Trimble Accubid

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

Trimble Accubid

Trimble Accubid 6.8
Based on 6 answers
The training packets are thorough and they are easy to understand. Live support is harder to come by, however, I haven't had any major problems that I have needed to overcome. The best support is not needing to have support in the first place. Ease of use makes this mostly not an issue.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Trimble Accubid

McCormick is an accurate estimating solution, but is far too bulky too compete with Accubid. Pricing reports and breakout options in Accubid are far superior to McCormick. McCormick's on-screen take off may be a benefit to some, but not worth the trade off of Accubid's robust suite.ViewPoint is a small contractor solution that cannot compete on the scale of Accubid.
Jay Handleson | 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

Trimble Accubid

  • Helps produce more accurate estimates.
  • Allows us to break scopes out without having to re-perform an estimate.
Garrett Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

Trimble Accubid

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
Trimble Accubid
8.7

Usability

Cosential
8.0
Trimble Accubid

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
Trimble Accubid
6.8

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