SmartBid vs. TurboBid

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SmartBid
Score 8.8 out of 10
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SmartBid is a construction bid management software for general contractors. SmartBid provides a web-based and mobile platform to streamline their bid project data, documents, and subcontractor communications. It also supports user permissions control for data security.N/A
TurboBid
Score 8.7 out of 10
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TurboBid is a construction and estimation software offering from Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.N/A
Pricing
SmartBidTurboBid
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SmartBidTurboBid
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAs a cloud-based solution, our clients can scale their access annually depending on the number of users. Subcontractors invited to bid or prequalify in the system receive access at no cost.
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Features
SmartBidTurboBid
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
SmartBid
8.8
5 Ratings
15% above category average
TurboBid
9.9
3 Ratings
27% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing8.55 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document sharing9.05 Ratings10.02 Ratings
RFI tools8.04 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals8.53 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile app10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
SmartBid
-
Ratings
TurboBid
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
SmartBid
-
Ratings
TurboBid
10.0
3 Ratings
23% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
SmartBidTurboBid
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(4 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
SmartBidTurboBid
Likelihood to Recommend
ConstructConnect
SmartBid is also very useful for conducting sub-contracting analysis and management simulations in the didactic field. The procedures for sharing documents are helpful, but the graphic can be improved. Many forms can be pre-filled. This helps a lot in saving time and money! SmartBid is great for exporting and/or sending single or mass emails. However, as mentioned, it would be useful to simplify some pre-construction processes and improve the overall communication
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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
ConstructConnect
  • It's very easy to set up a job and manage who receives solicitations. You can also keep detailed notes on who've you contacted and see if they're actually downloading and reviewing the documents.
  • You can add a confidentiality agreement clause which they must accept before accessing the documents. It then stores this information if it ever needs to be accessed. This is much cleaner and easier then sending out a NDA form and having the subcontractor return it before actually sending drawings/docs.
  • You can send Invitations to Bid and set it up to continue sending these ITB's until the subcontractor responds. However, this can also be a negative point because once you set up a delayed ITB, it doesn't update as the subcontractors view and respond to the ITB's. So if a sub is "Not Responded" and you set up a delayed ITB to fire off every day for 5 days, and the sub responds after day 2, that sub will continue to receive ITB's for all 5 days.
  • Uploading drawings is quick and easy. It's especially convenient if you link to one of your cloud services such as Egnyte, Google Drive, etc.
  • The search tools are quick and easy and often very accessible from any page.
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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
ConstructConnect
  • We have seen intermittent problems with notes disappearing.
  • Ability to have more than one project bidding open at the same time/on multiple windows.
  • Mobile apps.
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • People skills
  • Honesty
  • Guarantee their product works
  • Unable to get an up to date suppliers price list
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Support Rating
ConstructConnect
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.
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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
ConstructConnect
SmartBid is used by more of the contractors that we happen to do lots of work with. It has basically the same features. However, SmartBid will let subcontractors view all the jobs a general contractor is bidding, even ones we were never invited to. So it has the potential to bring more opportunities.
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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
ConstructConnect
  • The Data mangement helped us a lot with project managment.
  • ROI is worth it because of the project managment is great
  • We only had positive feedback from the subcontractors.
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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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