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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage Estimating ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Reporting & Analytics, Construction Project & Field Management
  • SharpeSoft Estimator ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating

Human Resource Management

8.6

Sage Estimating

86%

SharpeSoft Estimator

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.3

Sage Estimating

83%

SharpeSoft Estimator

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

9.0

Sage Estimating

90%

SharpeSoft Estimator

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

9.3

Sage Estimating

93%
7.5

SharpeSoft Estimator

75%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Data exportability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Construction Project & Field Management

9.2

Sage Estimating

92%
1.0

SharpeSoft Estimator

10%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 15/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Photo documentation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

RFI tools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

As-built drawings

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Submittal design and management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Checklists

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

8.6

Sage Estimating

86%
8.8

SharpeSoft Estimator

88%
SharpeSoft Estimator ranks higher in 3/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job costing

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Cost databases

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Bid creation

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • SharpeSoft Estimator is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Sage Estimating

80%
5 Ratings
10.0

SharpeSoft Estimator

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Sage Estimating

90%
1 Rating

SharpeSoft Estimator

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Sage Estimating

80%
2 Ratings

SharpeSoft Estimator

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage

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.
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SharpeSoft

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.
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Pros

Sage

  • Same format Spreadsheet
  • Ability to adjust by percentages
  • Ability to separate phases into categories
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SharpeSoft

  • 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.
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Cons

Sage

  • The program has a fairly antiquated user interface such that someone working in it may not feel like they are working with advanced software.
  • Sage Estimating has absolutely no remote access capability outside running it in a Citrix/RDP environment so users have to be using a fat/full client vs. any hopes of access on a mobile device.
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SharpeSoft

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Sage Estimating

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Sage Estimating editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SharpeSoft Estimator

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    SharpeSoft Estimator editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Sage

      It is a good product and meets all of our needs
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      SharpeSoft

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Sage

      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.
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      SharpeSoft

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Sage

      For our needs and after completing a valued score card SAGE has always exceeded our min. requirements
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      SharpeSoft

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      Sage

      • Manupulation of existing data is very user friendly thanks to "Database Manager".
      • A bit pricey
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      SharpeSoft

      • 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
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