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Likelihood to Recommend

Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite is a very niche product, but for anyone who has ever dealt with the construction bidding process, you can understand the need for it. With Pipeline Suite, it is so easy to request bids, share documents and plans, and coordinate schedules for submittals. We are able to prequalify sub contractors and vendors at a faster pace as well with the product
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite
8.5
SmartBid
9.8
Plan distribution & viewing
Pipeline Suite
9.0
SmartBid
9.5
Plan markups & sharing
Pipeline Suite
9.0
SmartBid
Issue tracking & punchlists
Pipeline Suite
8.0
SmartBid
Photo documentation
Pipeline Suite
9.0
SmartBid
Jobsite reports
Pipeline Suite
8.0
SmartBid
Document sharing
Pipeline Suite
9.0
SmartBid
9.5
RFI tools
Pipeline Suite
8.0
SmartBid
10.0
Collaboration & approvals
Pipeline Suite
9.0
SmartBid
10.0
As-built drawings
Pipeline Suite
9.0
SmartBid
Mobile app
Pipeline Suite
7.0
SmartBid
10.0
Submittal design and management
Pipeline Suite
8.0
SmartBid

Estimating

Pipeline Suite
8.2
SmartBid
Takeoff tools
Pipeline Suite
8.0
SmartBid
Job costing
Pipeline Suite
9.0
SmartBid
Cost databases
Pipeline Suite
8.0
SmartBid
Cost calculator
Pipeline Suite
8.0
SmartBid
Bid creation
Pipeline Suite
8.0
SmartBid

Pros

Pipeline Suite

  • Sharing documents and plans with project stakeholders is a piece of cake.
  • The product makes tracking the status of bids so much easier.
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

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

Cons

Pipeline Suite

  • The onboarding process was difficult for us just because we had some pretty disorganized databases.
  • The product is pricey for small to medium sized firms.
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I have found that the customer support team has an understanding of the construction bidding process. They have been able to see issues through our eyes, so to speak, not just through the eyes of a software company. They have always been very timely in their responses and seem to go above and beyond to solve issues
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

I don't have a lot of personal experience with SmartBid, but from what I hear from other colleagues, Pipeline Suite makes it easier for subcontractors to access documents/plans and to respond to bids. The interface and design of Pipeline Suite is more modern and the user experience is a major upgrade from SmartBid
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartBid

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

Return on Investment

Pipeline Suite

  • We have been able to respond to more bids using Pipeline Suite.
  • Our proposals are more accurate and organized, which has made our projects come under budget more often.
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Screenshots

Pipeline Suite

Pricing Details

Pipeline Suite

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Pipeline Suite
8.0
SmartBid
8.6

Support Rating

Pipeline Suite
9.0
SmartBid
9.5

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