e-Builder vs. TurboBid

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
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
TurboBid
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
TurboBid is a construction and estimation software offering from Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderTurboBid
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderTurboBid
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
e-BuilderTurboBid
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
e-BuilderTurboBid
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
TurboBid
9.9
3 Ratings
26% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.510 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.610 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.811 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Photo documentation5.010 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.810 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document sharing7.811 Ratings10.02 Ratings
RFI tools7.28 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.211 Ratings10.01 Ratings
As-built drawings7.79 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile app5.77 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
TurboBid
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
TurboBid
10.0
3 Ratings
23% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderTurboBid
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(3 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderTurboBid
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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
It is very adaptable to our business plan. Also, it is very cost-effective than any other software I used while working with previous companies. Also, as previously mentioned it helps a lot with our takeoffs, customers know what the job consists of, and what our costs are, and make it easy to pass on job management items to others.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • Allows for the creation of customization reports and bid packages.
  • Users can generate formal proposals.
  • The program also has quantity take-off capabilities.
  • Estimating, needless to say.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • People skills
  • Honesty
  • Guarantee their product works
  • Unable to get an up to date suppliers price list
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
I dealt with one individual and the owner. After making me feel stupid for not being able to get an up to date price list from my suppliers, they decided to try. There were unsuccessful as well. The right thing to do would have been to refund my money, but they refused to do that. I was lied to and basically called a liar on many occasions (including in emails). I have never had an experience like this with a company before. Most of the other companies guarantee their products and would refund your money if something was wrong, didn't work or you were unsatisfied. Not this company! They could care less once they have their money.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
We selected TurboBid because it was very cost-effective. The adaptability to use this program is also very easy and guidable. The database has a very large capacity. Along with the accuracy of the program as well. As you can see there are many reasons to go with TurboBid as it delivers to the contractors with ease.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • Evaluated the costs associated with a project.
  • Determine the profitability of a project.
  • Compare bid proposals to understand which subcontractor is best suited for the project.
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