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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Trimble Accubid

Trimble Accubid is incredible for when you need to take your time and get a bid out for a job. It allows you to create templates and reuse a lot of information for future work. However, sometimes for a smaller job, it can be a lot of information to enter, which becomes time-consuming when on short time frames.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Sage Estimating
5.0
Trimble Accubid
6.9
Collaboration & approvals
Sage Estimating
5.0
Trimble Accubid
9.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Sage Estimating
Trimble Accubid
7.0
Plan markups & sharing
Sage Estimating
Trimble Accubid
4.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Sage Estimating
Trimble Accubid
4.0
Document sharing
Sage Estimating
Trimble Accubid
9.0
RFI tools
Sage Estimating
Trimble Accubid
7.0
Submittal design and management
Sage Estimating
Trimble Accubid
8.0

Estimating

Sage Estimating
7.6
Trimble Accubid
9.5
Takeoff tools
Sage Estimating
3.0
Trimble Accubid
8.7
Job costing
Sage Estimating
8.0
Trimble Accubid
9.5
Cost databases
Sage Estimating
9.0
Trimble Accubid
9.5
Cost calculator
Sage Estimating
9.0
Trimble Accubid
10.0
Bid creation
Sage Estimating
9.0
Trimble Accubid
9.6

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

Trimble Accubid

  • Provides accurate NECA labor units for materials.
  • Keeps accurate costs of materials through regular updates.
Jay Handleson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sage Estimating

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

Trimble Accubid

  • While the tools provided are great, there could be more to allow more imaginative users to build their own.
  • The user interface is old and clunky.
Garrett Gill | 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

Trimble Accubid

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

Trimble Accubid

Trimble Accubid 7.0
Based on 6 answers
The training packets are thorough and they are easy to understand. Live support is harder to come by, however, I haven't had any major problems that I have needed to overcome. The best support is not needing to have support in the first place. Ease of use makes this mostly not an issue.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Trimble Accubid

McCormick is an accurate estimating solution, but is far too bulky too compete with Accubid. Pricing reports and breakout options in Accubid are far superior to McCormick. McCormick's on-screen take off may be a benefit to some, but not worth the trade off of Accubid's robust suite.ViewPoint is a small contractor solution that cannot compete on the scale of Accubid.
Jay Handleson | 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

Trimble Accubid

  • Helps produce more accurate estimates.
  • Allows us to break scopes out without having to re-perform an estimate.
Garrett Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage Estimating

General

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

Trimble Accubid

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage Estimating
7.0
Trimble Accubid
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Sage Estimating
9.0
Trimble Accubid

Support Rating

Sage Estimating
8.0
Trimble Accubid
7.0

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