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Likelihood to Recommend

CostWorks

Well Suited:Construction cost estimates for new larger projects where the construction will start within the next 6-9 months. Budgetary estimates for future buildings through its square foot models. Not Well Suited:Not accurate enough on small projects where labor, travel to sites, and OH&P are a higher percentage of unit costs than on larger projects where these costs are spread out across more units.
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Premier Construction Software

Jonas is well suited for the construction industry and for trades that work in construction. The functionality and features are set up to streamline the processes that take place daily, weekly, and monthly. You are also able to manage the big picture and track your company's information for multiple years, making it a scalable software. Our administration and project managers can streamline work from the field to the office through Jonas and we feel that is one of the biggest benefits to Jonas
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

CostWorks
7.8
Premier Construction Software
7.0
Takeoff tools
CostWorks
6.0
Premier Construction Software
Job costing
CostWorks
9.0
Premier Construction Software
7.0
Cost databases
CostWorks
9.0
Premier Construction Software
Cost calculator
CostWorks
8.0
Premier Construction Software
Bid creation
CostWorks
7.0
Premier Construction Software

Reporting & Analytics

CostWorks
Premier Construction Software
7.8
Dashboards
CostWorks
Premier Construction Software
10.0
Standard reports
CostWorks
Premier Construction Software
10.0
Custom reports
CostWorks
Premier Construction Software
5.0
Data exportability
CostWorks
Premier Construction Software
6.0

Construction Project & Field Management

CostWorks
Premier Construction Software
9.5
Document sharing
CostWorks
Premier Construction Software
8.5
Collaboration & approvals
CostWorks
Premier Construction Software
10.0
Change orders
CostWorks
Premier Construction Software
10.0

Pros

CostWorks

  • CostWorks is very good at generating quick and valid estimates for standardized facilities such as office buildings, schools, etc. It allows you to validate other cost estimates at the UniFormat level when doing an estimate validation.
  • CostWorks' database of detailed line-items is a very resourceful asset when it comes to finding a very specific line-item. Sometimes, when using Success or MII, I will have CostWorks open on the other screen so I can find an item that the other softwares just don't have and build it into the other software from the CostWorks entry.
  • CostWorks does a very good job of generating reports that are both well-developed and have enough detail at the summary level to be able to sit with a client or a project manager and have them follow along and understand without being overwhelmed with detail and numbers.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Premier Construction Software

  • Job Dashboard gives you a great summary of that job at a glance. I can even pull direct reports based on the fact that there are drill-downs.
  • I can go right to the receipt with the GL report drill-down capabilities.
  • Workflows make the product accessible from anywhere for approval when I have people on the road.
  • Dragging and dropping reports to in AP will then go to documents under the job it is attached to.
Judy Lubben | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CostWorks

  • small project costs where labor is a bigger portion than materials on cost
  • markup factors on governmental projects
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Premier Construction Software

  • We would love to see the interface continued to be improved visually and made more customizable.
  • We would like a reporting feature for the Sub Pay App automatic email delivery. This will help us keep track of links that are not getting to our subcontractors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CostWorks

CostWorks 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had the need to discuss CostWorks with a vendor.
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Premier Construction Software

Premier Construction Software 10.0
Based on 3 answers
They are always quick to answer, and if they can't solve it, they explain why.
Judy Lubben | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CostWorks

CostWorks is a unique software for estimating as compared to the other softwares I have listed above. PACES is mostly used for federal modeling and really cannot be compared to Costworks. It has its own developed modeling database and has its own quirkiness and issues.MII has been developed for the USACE and utilized a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. I use CostWorks along side this software to find line-items that are not in the MII RS Means Database.Success has been developed for NAVFAC and again, utilizes a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. When I use this software, I ALWAYS have CostWorks open on the other screen as Success' RS Means database is extremely lacking when it comes to the number of detail line-items.Timberline is by SAGE and I use it mostly for DOS and FAA work. Of the 3 RS Means Database softwares, this one has the most detailed database for reference, however, there are times when I do have to look up an item that Timberline does not have and the first software I open is CostWorks.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Premier Construction Software

We came away from Sage 100. We looked at Computerease and Foundation among a few others. These two were looked at most seriously.
Judy Lubben | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CostWorks

  • I don't really see any "negative" impacts on my business or my ROI by purchasing CostWorks. It's a valuable tool that we use, however, some of my colleagues do not use it or use it very infrequently.
  • I find it well worth the cost even though we don't develop complete estimates in CostWorks due to client dictated softwares.
  • It has provided very quickly-built estimating models that let our team and project managers know that the RFP or the task that they are contemplating bidding on or starting to work on is actually feasible to construction given the budget and directive.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Premier Construction Software

  • Jonas has positively impacted our Accounts Payable and Receivable department by making tracking and processing organized and streamlined. Previously we were having to track invoices and payments through emails and various formats. We are now able to connect each AP or AR invoice to the job and subcontractor, keep track of the billing due dates, and have all the paperwork generated from Jonas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

CostWorks

Pricing Details

CostWorks

General

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

CostWorks Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Premier Construction Software

General

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

Premier Construction Software Editions & Modules

Edition
Concurrent User License$1991
  1. /user/month
Additional Pricing Details
Our pricing is very straight forward - we only charge you for the initial training fee and the subscription fee. No other hidden fees. We hold ourselves accountable to what we promise, therefore we offer 30 day money back guarantee so you can trial our software at no risk.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CostWorks
9.0
Premier Construction Software
9.0

Support Rating

CostWorks
5.0
Premier Construction Software
10.0

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