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12 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 6.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SmartBid ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Construction Project & Field Management

9.8

SmartBid

98%
1.1

Trimble Accubid

11%
Trimble Accubid ranks higher in 10/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
1.1
11%
2 Ratings

Document sharing

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
1.2
12%
2 Ratings

RFI tools

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
1.1
11%
2 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.2
12%
2 Ratings

Mobile app

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Plan markups & sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
2 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
2 Ratings

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.2
12%
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

SmartBid

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

Trimble Accubid

100%
Trimble Accubid ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
4 Ratings

Job costing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Cost calculator

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

SmartBid

88%
5 Ratings
6.1

Trimble Accubid

61%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

9.6

SmartBid

96%
4 Ratings
7.1

Trimble Accubid

71%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

SmartBid

As mentioned before in some of the previous questions, the confidentiality agreement feature is extremely helpful. I have worked on several projects where it's so early in the design phase that the documents are considered confidential and we are required to get a signed NDA from every person who sees the documents. This feature makes it extremely painless. SmartBidNet is less appropriate if you're just doing a quick cost exercise where you might not need to contact several subs. It's easier to just use email and a cloud sharing program like Box or Egnyte.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trimble Accubid

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SmartBid

  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • Constant Reminders
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trimble Accubid

  • Depth of customization
  • Intergrations
  • Industry specific
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SmartBid

  • Ability to download all without having to be a zip file.
  • Provide a submittal board for questions and answers.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trimble Accubid

  • 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.
Jay Handleson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SmartBid

General

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

Starting Price

Trimble Accubid

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

SmartBid

SmartBid 9.6
Based on 4 answers
SmartBid has an excellent support team that is always at your service. Any problem I've had (when I've even had them) has been resolved almost immediately, along with tips on how to avoid them in the future. If you're looking for a program with excellent customer service, look no further than SmartBid.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trimble Accubid

Trimble Accubid 7.1
Based on 6 answers
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
Garrett Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SmartBid

  • Better ability for subcontractors to respond via program.
  • Simpler interface.
  • Easier note tracking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trimble Accubid

I was not involved in the decision-making process to purchase Accubid.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SmartBid

  • It is a big time saver compared to sending out individual emails.
  • It saves time in having multiple individual databases for company contact info.
  • It ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trimble Accubid

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Trimble Accubid

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