e-Builder vs. SharpeSoft Estimator

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 7.1 out of 10
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e-Builder is a cloud-based construction program management solution that manages capital program cost, schedule, and documents. It allows owners to measure and manage the capital project delivery process from planning, design, procurement, construction and operations.N/A
SharpeSoft Estimator
Score 5.2 out of 10
N/A
SharpeSoftEstimator is a construction and estimation software offering from SharpeSoft.N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderSharpeSoft Estimator
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderSharpeSoft Estimator
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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e-BuilderSharpeSoft Estimator
Top Pros
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Features
e-BuilderSharpeSoft Estimator
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
7.2
11 Ratings
5% below category average
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation4.910 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing7.811 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.111 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings7.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app5.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.5
1 Ratings
9% below category average
Standard reports00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.8
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Job costing00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderSharpeSoft Estimator
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderSharpeSoft Estimator
Likelihood to Recommend
Trimble
Well suited for the owner's side of managing multiple projects as it allows for all aspects of a project from development to closeout to be managed on one platform. Not as appropriate for a general contractor as there is better software out there. e-Builder's app is not as effective as others.
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SharpeSoft
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.
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Pros
Trimble
  • Provide a document structure that is easy to navigate. All documents, even within a process, are stored in the document structure and easily accessed by those with the correct permissions.
  • Scheduling, especially with the new module is easy. It is helpful with a large organization where many hands touch projects to be able to forecast workloads (we have an in house engineering team who reviews all projects during their design phase)
  • Allows for easy interface with contractors and makes the submittal process more straightforward.
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SharpeSoft
  • 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.
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Cons
Trimble
  • The restrictions in formatting, and sorting of information rendered, in a way, affects the reporting output.
  • At certain times of day, e-Builder traffic causes the loading of filtered searches to take a while. This is probably common regardless of the site or software used.
  • More complicated reporting has some limitation, though the program is highly efficient in assisting with simple format reports.
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SharpeSoft
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Trimble
Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
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SharpeSoft
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Usability
Trimble
Simple, because have a used it for the past two years, so i'm very familiar with the particular aspects of its program that I need to accomplish my tasks.
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SharpeSoft
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Support Rating
Trimble
Again, because our technical support is great. He doesn't always answer the phone but he definitely responds to emails fairly quickly. In addition, I like that he actually resolves an issue and I have yet to encounter the same issue twice. Actually, I haven't encountered many issues at all in the two years I have used the software.
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SharpeSoft
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Implementation Rating
Trimble
1. Set up the time to get training on the sytem before you go all in.
2. Listen, ask questions and actually practice using the tools and features while in class. It helps tremendously with becoming comfortable and remembering how things work.
3. Don't be afraid to mess up. They are helpful and will help resolve your issue in a timely manner
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SharpeSoft
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Alternatives Considered
Trimble
We have not compared other plans since the boss prefers this program from personal experience. But from using this program for 2 years I can see why we don't need to compare. Why fix something that isn't broken? It gets the job done, yes we might run into some issues but I feel like with all companies that can happen
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SharpeSoft
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.
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Return on Investment
Trimble
  • Has added extra steps to processes that were previously easier. And I work for a university that complicates everything
  • Has more than cut in half the time it takes to generate reports about project status
  • Has made project management more efficient
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SharpeSoft
  • 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
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