EstimateOne vs. RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
EstimateOne
Score 9.3 out of 10
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EstimateOne is where the Australian commercial construction industry meet during tender time. The vendor boasts being the biggest public tender noticeboard in Australia. EstimateOne aims to help subbies find and manage upcoming work opportunities that are relevant for their trade. On the other side of the fence, they help builders distribute and manage large volumes of drawings and documents, across multiple projects.N/A
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Score 10.0 out of 10
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RSMeans data, from Gordian (formerly Costworks) is a construction and estimation software offering acquired by the Gordian Group in 2014. It includes cost books and construction project estimating software tools.N/A
Pricing
EstimateOneRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
EstimateOneRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
EstimateOneRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Top Pros
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Features
EstimateOneRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
EstimateOne
7.1
7 Ratings
7% below category average
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
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Ratings
Document sharing7.26 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications7.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
EstimateOne
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Ratings
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
7.8
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
EstimateOneRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(7 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(2 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
EstimateOneRSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Likelihood to Recommend
Estimateone
EstimateOne is well suited for subcontractors or builders alike to streamline the process of tendering on projects. It is a fantastic platform for anyone really, whether you are starting your business and need to build a client base or have an already established business and want to find more projects to tender on. It can be difficult at times to know where you stand after submitting a price, a strong follow up process or CRM is something you should consider before using the platform to keep track of key contacts and jobs you have priced.
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The Gordian Group, Inc.
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.
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Pros
Estimateone
  • Document access to projects on tender.
  • Easy access to tenders and all commercial projects and their status.
  • Good communication details with estimators.
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The Gordian Group, Inc.
  • 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.
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Cons
Estimateone
  • 5 free passes for $10,000,000 opportunities as a further way for members to experience what they will receive in the next level up.
  • Option to submit video testimonials.
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The Gordian Group, Inc.
  • small project costs where labor is a bigger portion than materials on cost
  • markup factors on governmental projects
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Usability
Estimateone
EstimateOne is easy to use, the user interface is designed to be simple yet functional - many other platforms I have used are much more cumbersome to navigate and don't offer as much functionality. Everything has been thought out well with EstimateOne - it seems to have been designed by people who have worked in the industry.
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The Gordian Group, Inc.
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Support Rating
Estimateone
Abby Tuong is an incredible employee who is EstimateOne. Her proactiveness, willingness to listen and help, and customer focus is second to none. With that level of support, it is no wonder EstimateOne has such rave reviews and is clearly the choice in the market.
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The Gordian Group, Inc.
I've never had the need to discuss CostWorks with a vendor.
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Alternatives Considered
Estimateone
I think EstimateOne may have a broader database (not sure); but certainly I feel it is very thorough in the searchability for suitable projects
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The Gordian Group, Inc.
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.
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Return on Investment
Estimateone
  • We are hoping for a positive impact and positive ROI since Covid-19 has effectively stopped our personal engagement opportunities with builders and architects
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The Gordian Group, Inc.
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

EstimateOne Screenshots

Screenshot of Main Interface of Noticeboard