Hands down the best construction cradle to grave platform.
August 06, 2022

Hands down the best construction cradle to grave platform.

Dick McElligott | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Planning, Scheduling and Risk – Schedule (Basis)
  • Field Execution Management – Plan, Progress and Compliance (Inspect)

Overall Satisfaction with InEight

JWF is in the heavy civil construction market specializing in large diameter underground utilities, transportation, industrial treatment, trenchless, and port facilities. InEight is used daily for the cost estimating and feasibility analysis of hard bid and alternative delivery projects ranging from $1 million to $400 million. With InEight, JWF can easily coordinate multiple users in different locations throughout the world to review, estimate and complete a complex bid, all while maintaining a database that is uniform with a real-time review of the changes. It also provides the flexibility to conform to less robust platforms (Sage/Timberline, HeavyBid).

Pros

  • Tagging segments of work.
  • User defined views and descriptions for all screens.
  • Customizable ribbons to provide an efficient use of the software.
  • Multiple layers/dependents to allow for an extreme drill down of the work and the ability to roll up to a more useful level for upper management review.
  • You can bid the work as you would build it, in detail.

Cons

  • Tie into QTO software such as blue beam or Planswift.
  • Better training of users and continuing education.
  • Links to plan sheets for CBS lines for reference.
  • Ability to have pdf link in assemblies for basis of assembly.
  • less cumbersome copy and paste issues in the CBS
  • Better tax structure to allow certain line items or resources to be taxed in an estimate. Washington state uses a very complex tax structure that can be daunting to cover taxes on mixed projects for first-time users.
  • More detailed estimates for projects and alternative deliver partners.
  • Able to reduce estimating time entry time on projects with assemblies allowing for more review of plans and specifications.
  • Excellent tool for remote estimates allowing for more involvement from field construction personnel.
More detailed estimates with a uniform database.
Because I've used several other platforms, and they suck when it comes to drilling down.
Been using this with remote workers for years. It's excellent, and the changes are traceable.

Do you think InEight delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with InEight's feature set?

Yes

Did InEight live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of InEight go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy InEight again?

Yes

InEight is an excellent platform for large and small projects. The difficulty comes when bidding work based on the department of transportation specifications to the CSI divisions 0-46. There is no one size fits all, so you find a butting of heads in working with a transportation estimator and industrial estimator. Both see the other as useless divisions, often resulting in a tangled mess of a bid if a senior individual is not running lead. As for the size of projects, the system is excellent for thousand-dollar change orders to billion-dollar projects. The outputs can be as detailed or rolled up as necessary so as not to overwhelm clients or management.

InEight Feature Ratings

Change orders
Not Rated
Job costing
10
Cost calculator
10
Bid creation
10
Dashboards
10
Standard reports
10
Custom reports
10
Data exportability
7

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