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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dashpivot - By Sitemate

We are in Construction, but I recommended Dashpivot to my IT guy this morning. I could see a million ways that it could be used by anyone in just about any industry. We have just set up a template to track a specific (very large) variation. Each time spoil is taken from the site, the tonnes, docket number, date, time and rego number of the vehicle are recorded. The Site Manager is also taking a photo of the truck docket and attaching it. We can use the analytics function to track the progress and amounts as we go along. When it came time to bill, all the information will be right there at my fingertips. We are using Dashpivot for Site Diaries, Purchase orders, EOT's, RFI's, Concrete pour checklists, toolbox talks, variation requests, and the lists goes on.... the ONLY thing that our Site Manager has said it is not really suitable is the sign-in sheet. He said that really need to be something that the site visitors and Sub Contractors physically sign. Might work with Dashpivot is we had a "sign on Ipad" or something, but at this point, it is being done manually.
Lyndall Dordevic, JP | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is well suited include:
  • Small to medium sized contractor who typically works on small to medium sized projects with limited complexity
  • Contractors who value low prices over full functionality (this software application is very affordably priced)
  • A new contractor or new contracting accounting / finance professional who would appreciate the specific limitations imposed by the software
Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is not well suited include:
  • Larger contractors who think about and price projects in line with typical commercial design and construction
  • Residential projects (the software is much better suited for commercial lease buildouts, for instance)
  • A contractor whose finance department already uses full-suite accounting software
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

Dashpivot - By Sitemate
7.6
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Automated workflows
Dashpivot - By Sitemate
7.6
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Construction Project & Field Management

Dashpivot - By Sitemate
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
Plan markups & sharing
Dashpivot - By Sitemate
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
RFI tools
Dashpivot - By Sitemate
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0

Pros

Dashpivot - By Sitemate

  • Site induction works well to capture all the information live from taking photos of the white card, licence and relevant certificate. Now with the new touchless system this will work even better.
  • I have found doing daily site diary is so easy to do now. To be able to capture progressive photos on the go. Also to list problems, track plant and equipment hire is a very good tool.
  • The site Safety template also works well as a quick way of capturing things and helps follow up on your own internal audits.
Darren Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Convenient estimating
  • Streamlines the price quotation process
  • Standard cost application
  • Overhead calculation and pplication
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dashpivot - By Sitemate

  • Development Wait Times - While happy to develop and update their products to suit customer needs there can be a waiting list for features to be developed if they aren't part of the platform already. If you are in a rush and a feature you need isn't available on the app then it may not be the best choice.
Daniel Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Only CSI construction cost database data
  • Only works with Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • The online help system has limited functionality
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dashpivot - By Sitemate

Dashpivot - By Sitemate 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I could NEVER go back to life before Dashpivot.
Lyndall Dordevic, JP | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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Usability

Dashpivot - By Sitemate

Dashpivot - By Sitemate 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It is so simple. I put off getting an online system for sooooo long because I dreaded the thought of getting a new system, having to set it all up and having to teach everyone how to use it. I also envisaged me being the port of call every time it stopped working or people didn't know what they were doing. I now wish I had done it a long time ago. The set up was so basic. I had 45 minutes of training over the phone in front of my PC and I was set to go! By the end of the day, I had already gone from "I'm just going to start off with Site Diaries and implement everything else gradually" to "this is bloody amazing, everything is now on Dashpivot and everyone is using it!" We converted our entire site and internal systems over to Dahpivot by Site Mate in the space of a day! True story.
Lyndall Dordevic, JP | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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Support Rating

Dashpivot - By Sitemate

Dashpivot - By Sitemate 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Customer support has been amazing. Every time I've even had a question it is resolved very quickly either through the live chat function or a phone call to their friendly team. A lot of companies strive to have good customer service most of the time. In my experience, Dashpivot has great customer service every time I need it.
Daniel Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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Implementation Rating

Dashpivot - By Sitemate

Dashpivot - By Sitemate 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Implementation was super easy and dare I say fun! I thoroughly enjoyed the implementation process. We all got excited coming up with suggestions and ideas for what we could implement next.
Lyndall Dordevic, JP | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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Alternatives Considered

Dashpivot - By Sitemate

I don't think I have used a product like Dashpivot before. There have been times and projects where I've used different types of online databases but none were as flexible and as well suited to our needs as Dashpivot has been. Being able to adapt to situations we use it for and willing to further develop the app for situations that we desire to use it for in the future makes this one of, if not the best construction-related app that I have used.
Daniel Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is cheaper, easier to use, more streamlined and is easily installed and up and running. The flip side to the ease of use is the limited functionality, somewhat outdated cost bucketing profile and general lack of sophistication. The add-in also does not talk with full suite accounting software which requires additional reconciliations if used within a large organization.
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dashpivot - By Sitemate

  • Dashpivot helps keep track of the resources and finances being used in a project making it easy for us to make well-informed decisions.
  • It usually would take a day to get the report to the Project Engineer, but with the Dashpivot the reports are almost instant with a good internet connection.
Cema Talei | TrustRadius Reviewer

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Allows us to quickly bid on small projects
  • Allows us to pay less for accounting / finance professionals
  • Allows us to standardize our cost structure
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Dashpivot - By Sitemate

General

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

* Setup required

Dashpivot - By Sitemate Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$0.001
Standard$20.002
Pro$30.002
  1. Number of templates and projects
  2. per user
Additional Pricing Details

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

General

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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dashpivot - By Sitemate
8.8
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dashpivot - By Sitemate
9.1
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Usability

Dashpivot - By Sitemate
9.1
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Support Rating

Dashpivot - By Sitemate
9.1
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Implementation Rating

Dashpivot - By Sitemate
9.1
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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