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Likelihood to Recommend

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Any scenario where you are managing off-site work tasks, especially if those work tasks involve virtual verification and media.
Mitch Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trimble GC WinEst

WinEst is truly built for everyone. Their assemblies/database linking is perfect for self perform and subcontractors while their database management and custom reporting is perfect for GCs. While Excel set the bar, WinEst is on another planet. With the immediacy required by today's markets, WinEst allows you to deliver a superior product while being more accurate.
Aaron Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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Trimble GC WinEst
8.6
Takeoff tools
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Trimble GC WinEst
3.0
Job costing
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Trimble GC WinEst
10.0
Cost databases
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Trimble GC WinEst
10.0
Cost calculator
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Trimble GC WinEst
10.0
Bid creation
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Trimble GC WinEst
10.0

Pros

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  • Creating products that are highly configurable for the user.
  • Creating API integrations.
  • Understanding and adapting to mobile user needs.
Mitch Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trimble GC WinEst

  • It's very flexible when building an estimate and selecting items to include. You can either click your way to the datebase or quickly copy and paste similar items.
  • The numerous ways to view and estimate whether it's by CSI, Uniformat, Master Format, or any view you'd like to see. One of ours is by program area, i.e. Sitework, Tower, Parking Deck, etc. After that, you can sort by Bid Package, CSI, etc. Quick buttons can be created far all the views you'd need which allows changing between views a breeze.
  • The visual interface is pleasing and easy to read.
  • It's easy to create your own database using Excel. Once you tag an item with unit costs, sort codes, etc., Winest will import it. You can also build it manually within the program but Excel was faster.
Andy Ruda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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  • Industry/market specification.
  • Expansion and scale.
  • Look and design.
Mitch Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trimble GC WinEst

  • At times, WinEst controls feel counter intuitive. Also the tools available for actually developing the database can feel clunky. This means that if you do not take the time to create a robust import file, you will spend a serious amount of time fixing your errors.
  • WinEst is also an object based database which means that it is difficult to do mass dumps of information (mainly takeoff) into the program. While this is great for ensuring that everything is done purposefully, it does lead to extended hours of data entry
  • It takes hours upon hours of use before you begin to realize the true potential. The sheer number of tools is overwhelming and their help resources are very basic and only explain how to correctly enter the data but not the feature's best use cases.
Aaron Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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Doug Quinn was our trainer and travels all over the country. Whenever I have an issue I shoot him an email and he quickly responds as soon as his training gets a break.
Andy Ruda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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Trimble GC WinEst

WinEst simply blows excel and Timberline out of the water. The shear depth of functionality is unparalleled. Not only does WinEst deliver a better product, it also shortens the amount of man hours required for each bid, alternate, pricing exercise, etc. On top of this, it has a number of redundant safeguards for catching errors that the others don't have.
Aaron Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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  • Reduced our labor spend due to integration and automation.
  • Reduced subcontracting burdens due to advanced mobile features (i.e., eliminated the need for homework, uploading, and transcription after job completion).
Mitch Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trimble GC WinEst

  • We've not measured the rate of return but WinEst has made us much more efficient and organized.
Andy Ruda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

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General

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

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Edition
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Additional Pricing Details

Trimble GC WinEst

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Trimble GC WinEst Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

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10.0
Trimble GC WinEst
10.0

Support Rating

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Trimble GC WinEst
10.0

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