One of my favorite Construction Software Tools to use, definitely the best out there for bid management
March 04, 2020

One of my favorite Construction Software Tools to use, definitely the best out there for bid management

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BuildingConnected

BuildingConnected is being used as our primary bid management software at a $500MM+ general contracting company. We use it to find and solicit bidders, manage trade packages, distribute and document drawing/specification issuance and at times to level/balance bids. It is used company-wide not just in our typical market location, but nationwide. Its most powerful tool is the ability to find qualified trade companies that are capable of doing work in the area of your project.
  • Finding/filtering subcontracting companies by discipline.
  • Managing bid lists (who is bidding, who is not bidding, who is undecided).
  • Distributing/managing documents and distributing them to potential bidders.
  • Exporting data to other programs.
  • Integrations with other construction project management software.
  • BuildingConnected has allowed us to reach new subcontractors in new locations that have helped us be more competitive on a project or a bid.
  • BuildingConnected has allowed us to track in note information about past projects and subcontractors - good or bad, that have helped us plan future endeavors.
  • BuildingConnected has helped us create new relationships with subcontractors that we otherwise would not have created.
BuildingConnected is one of my favorite bid management softwares because of its ease of use and simple interface. At a quick glance you can easily see where your project is, who is planning on bidding, and what values submitted bids equal out to. BuildingConnected makes it really easy to find and engage new subcontractors, and is very easy to use as a team.
Though I haven't had to utilize any live support at BuildingConnected, I know others at my company have and have had good success with them. They seem to be very responsive and since the software is so simple, there are not that many pitfalls or hurdles that you need to work through to accomplish your task.

Do you think BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product's feature set?

Yes

Did BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product again?

Yes

BuildingConnected is a great tool for construction managers and general contractors working over a wide area that rely on collecting multiple bids. BuildingConnected does a great job at presenting new contractors that may fit the bill for who you need to look at and price a job. Its simple interface allows you to easily see who the main point of contact is at a company, and place comments for your team to review after corresponding with these companies.

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
7
Plan markups & sharing
5
Document sharing
10
RFI tools
4
Collaboration & approvals
10
Job costing
9
Cost databases
6
Cost calculator
9
Bid creation
10