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Likelihood to Recommend

iSqFt

iSqFt is very helpful for both contractors and subcontractors. You are able to easily access the project information such as plans and specifications. We are a specialty subcontractor and we like that we are able to access what electricians are interested in the project so we know who to send our bids to.
Tammy Gutierrez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

As mentioned before in some of the previous questions, the confidentiality agreement feature is extremely helpful. I have worked on several projects where it's so early in the design phase that the documents are considered confidential and we are required to get a signed NDA from every person who sees the documents. This feature makes it extremely painless. SmartBidNet is less appropriate if you're just doing a quick cost exercise where you might not need to contact several subs. It's easier to just use email and a cloud sharing program like Box or Egnyte.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

iSqFt
8.2
SmartBid
9.8
Plan distribution & viewing
iSqFt
8.5
SmartBid
9.5
Plan markups & sharing
iSqFt
9.4
SmartBid
Issue tracking & punchlists
iSqFt
7.0
SmartBid
Photo documentation
iSqFt
8.9
SmartBid
Jobsite reports
iSqFt
9.9
SmartBid
Document sharing
iSqFt
9.4
SmartBid
9.5
RFI tools
iSqFt
8.9
SmartBid
10.0
Collaboration & approvals
iSqFt
8.9
SmartBid
10.0
As-built drawings
iSqFt
8.9
SmartBid
Mobile app
iSqFt
1.0
SmartBid
10.0
Submittal design and management
iSqFt
8.9
SmartBid

Estimating

iSqFt
10.0
SmartBid
Takeoff tools
iSqFt
10.0
SmartBid
Job costing
iSqFt
10.0
SmartBid
Cost databases
iSqFt
10.0
SmartBid
Cost calculator
iSqFt
10.0
SmartBid
Bid creation
iSqFt
10.0
SmartBid

Pros

iSqFt

  • Addendum Notifications
  • Project Details (Address, GC, Owner, Architect)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • Constant Reminders
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

iSqFt

  • The formatting and sizing of the font can be a little clunky at times. The main tabs at the top (Home, Projects, Prequalification, Administration) are rather large while the tabs within the project (Dashboard, Details, Bidder/Packages, etc..) are a little small. For those engineers who spend all day looking at computers and have failing eyesight, this can get to be a pain since the format is also spread out while being small font. If you zoom in to read, it cuts out a lot of the other sections you'd like to see.
  • Things are only updated on the project details if they are manually entered. If the company that enters the project into the system only fills out the minimum amount of detail, some of the function of the detail tab is rendered useless. Some of these inputs include value range, number of building, number of stories, total area, etc. which is used by some subcontractors for budget purposes and internal statistics on jobs that are bidding. So what you get out of this section is all that the owner of the projects wants to put in.
  • There is a button to submit an RFQ or general question but you must be a subscriber to the software to enter a question. Otherwise it's a long process of going up the chain of command to submit. This makes it confusing for the team fielding the questions since they are coming from different chains of communication. I've had jobs where my questions were completely missed because of this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

  • Ability to download all without having to be a zip file.
  • Provide a submittal board for questions and answers.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

iSqFt

iSqFt 10.0
Based on 4 answers
I rarely have to call support, but when I do, they are great! Very knowledgeable and friendly!
Tammy Gutierrez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

SmartBid 9.5
Based on 4 answers
SmartBid has an excellent support team that is always at your service. Any problem I've had (when I've even had them) has been resolved almost immediately, along with tips on how to avoid them in the future. If you're looking for a program with excellent customer service, look no further than SmartBid.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

iSqFt

iSqFt is the better choice over Procore, iSqFt is a lot better than Procore all the way around even with its slow download speed.
Steve Cole | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

  • Better ability for subcontractors to respond via program.
  • Simpler interface.
  • Easier note tracking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

iSqFt

  • More Opportunities
  • Better Organization
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

  • It is a big time saver compared to sending out individual emails.
  • It saves time in having multiple individual databases for company contact info.
  • It ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

iSqFt

General

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

SmartBid

General

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

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