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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating was initially created for the construction industry and many of its current users use it to estimate buildings, but it has adapted quite well for the oil and gas industry. If the user is willing to invest the time and energy to develop and maintain their database, I can see it working for any industry.It is very easy to adjust and adapt the database as estimating methods and project designs change. As an example, our accounting department sometimes changes the way projects are reporting in our accounting software. Because I can go through our 9000 line item database in a couple of days, I am always ahead of the curve and can report my estimates in the format they require.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharpeSoft Estimator

SharpeSoft [is] designed to be a day-to-day hard-bid estimating program. It is easy to learn and use, yet very powerful. I would not recommend this product to hourly service providers.
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Sage Estimating
5.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0
Collaboration & approvals
Sage Estimating
5.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Photo documentation
Sage Estimating
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0

Estimating

Sage Estimating
7.6
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.8
Takeoff tools
Sage Estimating
3.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Job costing
Sage Estimating
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Cost databases
Sage Estimating
9.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0
Cost calculator
Sage Estimating
9.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0
Bid creation
Sage Estimating
9.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Sage Estimating
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.5
Standard reports
Sage Estimating
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Data exportability
Sage Estimating
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.0

Pros

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating is very good at providing the users (and eventually clients) with a clean, well broken down estimate of how we have come up with a specific bid amount. It allows consistency among our different precon managers in how they present the final numbers of a bid.
  • The way Sage Estimating presents itself to a precon manager/user allows ease of use from the very start such that someone can build a bid with very little training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Handles complex bid formats and bid submittal structures such as using bid alternates and non-tax bid schedules.
  • This software is one of the easiest programs to learn and effectively use.
  • This software is reasonably priced, but very powerful.
  • Project support is timely, intimate, local and professional.
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sage Estimating

  • Interface to other BIM applications
  • Reports are lacking
Robin Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • They need to put a search bar in the item master list so you can easily find work items.
  • They could make the alternate package easier to use.
  • The should find a way to allow the user to define at least one cost type in the program.
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good product and meets all of our needs
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharpeSoft Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Sage's support of Estimating is adequate though frankly we rarely need it. Outside of more complex operations such as upgrades and installation problems the program itself is so straightforward that we do not usually have any "issues" and questions that are more about usability can easily be answered in online forums. We trust Sage's capability to answer these questions if needed but rarely use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharpeSoft Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Sage Estimating

For our needs and after completing a valued score card SAGE has always exceeded our min. requirements
Robin Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharpeSoft Estimator

I think SharpeSoft is the best estimating product on the market for our type of work. It is reasonably priced and is very reliable. We have had very few problems with the software and the upgrades and support staff and reliable.
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating software is superior in almost every way to using spreadsheets. I have used both methods to estimate projects and much prefer estimating software. Using this software I can estimate an entire compressor station in under an hour. It literally takes seconds to generate the estimate; and then I spend the rest of the time adjusting and reviewing it. This saves hours of time and allows me to produce hundreds of estimates a year.
  • We maintain a high level of accuracy by using Sage Estimating. While there are always outliers, most of our estimates fall well within the accuracy range of the class of estimate we produce. (Our accuracy ranges are based on AACEI guidelines.) Overall, our projects generally fall within +/- 5% of the budget.
  • The accuracy and quality of the estimate is only as good as the time and energy invested in maintaining the database. The database requires quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep it accurate. I spend perhaps 10% of my time working with the data.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Using SharpeSoft has grown our business by allowing us to accurately bid more projects.
  • The ease of use allows estimators of all ages to quickly become skilled at consistently bidding work
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage Estimating

General

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage Estimating
7.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Sage Estimating
9.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Support Rating

Sage Estimating
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

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