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20 Ratings
12 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 6.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage Estimating ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management
  • Trimble Accubid ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating

Construction Project & Field Management

5.0

Sage Estimating

50%
1.0

Trimble Accubid

10%
Trimble Accubid ranks higher in 14/15 features

Collaboration & approvals

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.1
11%
2 Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Document sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
2 Ratings

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
2 Ratings

Checklists

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Meeting Minutes

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Specifications

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Change orders

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Estimating

7.4

Sage Estimating

74%
10.0

Trimble Accubid

100%
Trimble Accubid ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Job costing

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Cost databases

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Cost calculator

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Bid creation

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sage Estimating is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Sage Estimating

70%
4 Ratings
6.0

Trimble Accubid

60%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Sage Estimating

90%
1 Rating

Trimble Accubid

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Sage Estimating

80%
2 Ratings
7.1

Trimble Accubid

71%
6 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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Trimble

We use Trimble Accubid to do detailed cost estimates for larger jobs. If a job has a set of blueprints, the software is designed to go through each page systematically to aggregate a bid. Where it is less appropriate are for smaller service jobs. It takes a lot of setup for a new job there are other solutions better suited for service work.
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Pros

Sage

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

  • Depth of customization
  • Intergrations
  • Industry specific
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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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Trimble

  • Needs to update a data base for new emerging markets in energy.
  • Separation of some supporting materials into more relevant categories would eliminate number of required click through actions.
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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

    Trimble Accubid

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Trimble Accubid 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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      Trimble

      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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      Trimble

      Accubid can sometimes fall short when it comes to CS. The correct departments aren't always properly delineated, making it difficult to get ahold of the individual most appropriate for your issue. To that end, it has been outsourced to people with accents sometimes difficult to understand. This is my biggest critique
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      Alternatives Considered

      Sage

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

      I was not involved in the decision-making process to purchase Accubid.
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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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      Trimble

      • reduced estimating cost vs pen and paper
      • because it's a widely used platform it's easy to recruit estimators to the platform
      • works well in a multi estimator environment
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