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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage Estimating ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Asset Management
  • TurboBid ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Reporting & Analytics, Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Human Resource Management

8.6

Sage Estimating

86%
5.6

TurboBid

56%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

7.0
70%
1 Rating
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Employment history

7.0
70%
1 Rating
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

9.0
90%
1 Rating
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

8.3

Sage Estimating

83%
6.4

TurboBid

64%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Asset Management

9.0

Sage Estimating

90%
6.4

TurboBid

64%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

9.3

Sage Estimating

93%
9.5

TurboBid

95%
TurboBid ranks higher in 3/4 features

Dashboards

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Data exportability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Construction Project & Field Management

9.2

Sage Estimating

92%
9.5

TurboBid

95%
TurboBid ranks higher in 12/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Photo documentation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Jobsite reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Document sharing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

RFI tools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

As-built drawings

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Mobile app

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Submittal design and management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Checklists

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Specifications

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Change orders

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.6

Sage Estimating

86%
9.6

TurboBid

96%
TurboBid ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.6
96%
4 Ratings

Job costing

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.6
96%
4 Ratings

Cost databases

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.6
96%
4 Ratings

Bid creation

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.6
96%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sage Estimating is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • TurboBid is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Sage Estimating

80%
5 Ratings
9.0

TurboBid

90%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Sage Estimating

90%
1 Rating

TurboBid

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Sage Estimating

80%
2 Ratings
1.0

TurboBid

10%
2 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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.

It is very adaptable to our business plan. Also, it is very cost-effective than any other software I used while working with previous companies. Also, as previously mentioned it helps a lot with our takeoffs, customers know what the job consists of, and what our costs are, and make it easy to pass on job management items to others.
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Pros

Sage

  • Same format Spreadsheet
  • Ability to adjust by percentages
  • Ability to separate phases into categories
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.

  • Allows for the creation of customization reports and bid packages.
  • Users can generate formal proposals.
  • The program also has quantity take-off capabilities.
  • Estimating, needless to say.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.

  • Migration with 3rd party softwares
  • Enhancements for Tree List
  • Amount of discount
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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

    TurboBid

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    TurboBid 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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      Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.

      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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      Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.

      I dealt with one individual and the owner. After making me feel stupid for not being able to get an up to date price list from my suppliers, they decided to try. There were unsuccessful as well. The right thing to do would have been to refund my money, but they refused to do that. I was lied to and basically called a liar on many occasions (including in emails). I have never had an experience like this with a company before. Most of the other companies guarantee their products and would refund your money if something was wrong, didn't work or you were unsatisfied. Not this company! They could care less once they have their money.
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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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      Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.

      We selected TurboBid because it was very cost-effective. The adaptability to use this program is also very easy and guidable. The database has a very large capacity. Along with the accuracy of the program as well. As you can see there are many reasons to go with TurboBid as it delivers to the contractors with ease.
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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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      Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.

      • Evaluated the costs associated with a project.
      • Determine the profitability of a project.
      • Compare bid proposals to understand which subcontractor is best suited for the project.
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