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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

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

Quick Bid

Quick Bid is the perfect choice for anyone that wants to put together detailed estimates in a very efficient manner. We price out jobs, including everything needed, down to the screws. It allows you to be very detailed if necessary, or very general by just adding man-hours or allowances.
Ted Jarosh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

CostWorks
7.8
Quick Bid
9.8
Takeoff tools
CostWorks
6.0
Quick Bid
10.0
Job costing
CostWorks
9.0
Quick Bid
10.0
Cost databases
CostWorks
9.0
Quick Bid
10.0
Cost calculator
CostWorks
8.0
Quick Bid
9.5
Bid creation
CostWorks
7.0
Quick Bid
9.5

Construction Project & Field Management

CostWorks
Quick Bid
4.2
Plan distribution & viewing
CostWorks
Quick Bid
3.0
Plan markups & sharing
CostWorks
Quick Bid
5.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
CostWorks
Quick Bid
2.0
Photo documentation
CostWorks
Quick Bid
1.0
Jobsite reports
CostWorks
Quick Bid
7.5
Document sharing
CostWorks
Quick Bid
9.0
RFI tools
CostWorks
Quick Bid
2.0
Collaboration & approvals
CostWorks
Quick Bid
2.0
As-built drawings
CostWorks
Quick Bid
2.0
Mobile app
CostWorks
Quick Bid
8.0

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

Quick Bid

  • We can put together assemblies that give a true representation of our costs.
  • It allows us to dial in markups in certain areas and in the project overall.
Anonymous | 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

Quick Bid

  • Would like it to be a little more user friendly at startup.
  • Would like to have more support from the software customer service to see how we can use it in different departments within our company.
  • Better short-cut keys for quicker tasks.
Emilio Armenta | 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

Quick Bid

Quick Bid 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The customer support has been great. They have helped us work through any issues that have come up.
Ted Jarosh | 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

Quick Bid

We stopped using ProEst because it was going to cloud-based storage, was getting real buggy. It was also bogging down our servers.
Anonymous | 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

Quick Bid

  • Savings in time.
  • Savings in human error mistakes.
  • Ability to organize information fairly easy for internal tracking purposes.
Emilio Armenta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CostWorks

General

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

Quick Bid

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CostWorks
9.0
Quick Bid
9.5

Support Rating

CostWorks
5.0
Quick Bid
10.0

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