From an electrical estimator's perspective
January 08, 2020

From an electrical estimator's perspective

Garrett Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Trimble Accubid

I use Accubid to help organize and produce electrical estimates for our company. While the options and granularity can appear overwhelming, they offer a lot of control and ways to analyze our costs. The learning curve can take a moment to overcome, but once you do, the tools given help produce estimates that allow me to feel more confident. That being said, there are still some tools that I feel are missing.
  • Allows for fine control of inputs and variables.
  • Gives a multitude of ways to analyze data.
  • While the tools provided are great, there could be more to allow more imaginative users to build their own.
  • The user interface is old and clunky.
  • Helps produce more accurate estimates.
  • Allows us to break scopes out without having to re-perform an estimate.
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.

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There are a lot of variables that need to be "built" and kept track of independently of one another in an estimate. Accubid gives me the tools to do as much. I can break out certain scopes of work apart from others, modify those specifically, and view the costs, material, labor, etc. associated with them.

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