B2W Estimate Features

B2W Estimate

Heavy civil construction estimating software for contractors

4.52/5 (186 reviews)

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Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Bid Management
Bidder Management
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CRM
Change Order Management
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Cost Database
Cost Estimating
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
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Historical Database
Job Costing
Plumbing Estimating
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Subcontractor Management
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Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Bid Management
Bidder Management
Building Product Database
CRM
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Cost Database
Cost Estimating
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Electrical Estimating
Estimating
File Sharing
For AEC Industry
Historical Database
Job Costing
Plumbing Estimating
Project Estimating
Project Management
Projections
Proposal Generation
Proposal Management
Quotes/Estimates
Reporting/Analytics
Subcontractor Management
Takeoff
Third Party Integrations
What-if Analysis
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B2W Estimate Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about B2W Estimate's features:

Sean S.

Great Estimating Software

2016-11-22

Bids can be shared in real time among multiple users.

Pros

It takes time to build activities and crews, but once done, they can be copied with no effort.

Cons

The program automatically saves and there is no undo button, so make sure you think of this ahead of time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

If you work remotely, you have to check out a license before leaving the office. Don't forget on a weekend, or you'll be driving back to the office!

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Kevin A.

Neutral to Neutral

2014-11-06

Pros

I like the sub management best.

Cons

Since B2W doesn't use a numbering system, reports are very cumbersome.

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Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

Compare, compare, compare. If you are more of a bottom line person, it's great. If you like a lot of analysis, get out your pencil and paper.

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Luis R.

B2W Estimate - Earthwork Bidding

2014-10-09

Pros

I like the supplier and vendor management. Bid reports are available.

Cons

It's not easy to review a bid with out of office personnel.

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Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

Software is better suited to repeatable work tasks.

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Doug S.

Overall it is great software riddled with terrible reporting and some ease of use issues

2018-06-19

Pros

Document management is okay.

Cons

Sub Payable is terrible. works fine as long as you don't make a mistake or need to add anything on the fly. Reporting is terrible.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

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Curtis J.

Hit the ground running

2015-03-02

Pros

You can click and drag from one area to another and have global estimate controls.

Cons

The print window can not be expanded to show the full names of print reports.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

It's easy to use and drag and drop without recoding the estimate detail.

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Ricardo N.

B2W is helping us to make a long overdue transition

2015-03-02

Pros

I like the data management, database, and structure in general.

Cons

What I like the least is management reports and some screen visuals.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

Consider how much executive support you have to make the change. What hardcore talent do you have in your estimating team to make this change? You will need a culture of deadlines to make this happen. How will you manage resistors at all levels to make the change?

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Sean S.

Good estimating software with many tools

2017-11-10

This program works very well with Viewpoint and makes setting up a job in Viewpoint much easier.

Pros

The vendor and subcontractor RFQ is a great feature that makes analysis much easier.

Cons

It is somewhat laborious to set up an estimate, a drag and drop feature of tasks or components would speed things up greatly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Alex K.

Easy to use and very comprehensive program

2014-10-27

Pros

It intergrates very well with B2W Track, which is also very user-friendly.

Cons

Attempting to create in-house reports can become time-consuming and a bit cumbersome.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

In order to get a good feel for the program, create the most complicated estimate that you have to get a good feel for the power of the program.

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Ed K.

B2W Estimate was easy to set-up and very simple to customize based on our way of doing business.

2016-03-24

-Very customizable -Simple to set-up -Easy to send budgets into View Point -Great reports for analysis -Good service and trainings (both online and in person) -The only thing I'd like is the ability to have the trucking calculator within each material item within the Vendor Management Overall it's a great product I've been using and teaching for years.

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Anonymous
(Construction company, 51-200 employees)

Continues to perform as expected. Easy to navigate around after becoming familiar with interface.

2018-06-21

Also provides place for easy review of bids at all levels of management in various locations across the group of companies.

Pros

Level of control over all aspects of the bids.

Cons

The user may have remained logged in even though they are not using the software preventing others ability to access.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Harvey A.

I was B2W when it was still Bid2Win.

2015-07-30

Pros

One of the things I like best is the vendor/subcontractor management system.

Cons

Exporting budgets to our accounting software is awkward, but this has more to do with our accounting software than B2W.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

Give it a try. Interview other current users. Make sure B2W will export budgets easily and correctly into your accounting software. Don't trust blanket promises.

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Matt P.

Project Management

2015-04-07

Pros

Multiple estimators in one bid, global edits, export capability, customer service, programming issues

Cons

trucking calculator doesn't link to resources, large task templates extremely slow system and/or crash system, cost groups with large task templates extremely slow system and/or crash system, custom reports need to be constructed by B2W

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Alicia M.

Estimate and Track

2016-09-07

Pros

Their customer service is excellent! Very helpful and get back to you right away. We have used the product for a couple of years now and really like it. It's very user friendly and helpful with the information you are able to get from it.

Cons

I wish you were able to customize reports more especially in Track.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

For track, depending on the amount of users do your homework before getting tablets or iPads. We purchased tablets and are now converting them all over to iPad because of speed issues.

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John C.

Estimate Review

2016-03-07

Pros

Also the tracking and reporting we can get from it.

Cons

I wish there were more selection of custom reports. We utilize some of the reports but it would be beneficial to be able to run more custom (specific) reports of what we are looking for with in estimate.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

We have really benefited from the product and got a lot of valuable information from it.

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Doug T.

BID2WIN / BUILD2WIN reviews

2010-08-23

GREAT PRODUCTS.!.

Pros

BID2WIN is superior to all systems I've been exposed to. Price is steep, but customer support is worth the price.

Cons

Both Build2Win and Bid2Win could use some reporting upgrades in terms of ability to modify BID FORM REPORTS and Foremen's weekly production graphs for a particular foreman from any computer for any time period.

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Diana G.

Very long process to get an estimate

2014-11-19

Pros

I like that the software is very user-friendly and pretty straightforward.

Cons

Most of the reports are confusing, and when presenting the estimate to upper management, it is always hard to explain that it is that way in the reporting, but if you do a multiplication for example, that is the correct number.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

4/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

There is a lot of extra work that is required to be done outside of B2W before the data can be entered in the software. Sometimes, it feels it would be faster to just create a spreadsheet and work from it.

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Jessica S.

Great Product!!!!

2015-03-24

Pros

The ease of creating a bid for multiple users. The data is clean and allows us to bid more projects due to the time it saves.

Cons

It is not 100% customizable. I think there should be more options for the users to change to organize the data as needed.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

Look deeply into the software. It is a great product that is compatible for many different exports as needed.

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Brian Y.

Effective software

2015-03-02

Pros

I really like the communication between the vendor/subcontractor links and the bid estimate.

Cons

There is no way to create company specific reports and imports.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

Create a junk estimate and just explore as much as you can. Don't be afraid to call help desk.

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Bill T.

Overall a great product

2015-07-30

Pros

Lets you spend more time breaking down a job and less time building a estimate.

Cons

Wish I could create my own reports. this would make it easier for me to find what I am looking for faster.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

Try them all out equally, you will find that B2W will be the most user friendly and comprehensive software out there for the price

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Brad M.

Overall, the project has helped BCI increase the speed, efficiency and quality of our estimating.

2016-04-01

There needs to be a way to simply choose data field you want to print and allow you to organize them on the page.

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Karrie S.

Overall a great experience. Enjoyed the interactive classes and found it very helpful.

2018-06-15

Pros

I am intrigued by all of the different reports that it can generate.

Cons

I find at times the software can be slow. A feature that would be nice is for it to have a multi-delete function (rather than only being able to delete one item at a time).

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Tyler F.

B2W Estimate

2015-03-24

Pros

Custom Reporting feature made it possible to customize the reporting and views to the old way we were used to seeing it.

Cons

Sometimes on larger bids with hundreds of bid items that are very complex it seems to have a slight lag when doing data entry. That could also be part technical on our side as well.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

Trial and error, You will be able to demo the software and have there staff walk you through the "how to's" on using the software before you actually purchase a license. Get your feet wet and just start producing better complete bids more efficiently.

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Shane A.

B2W is very professional and customer focused, and the software is robust and easy to use, although it is still a legacy product in many ways.

2018-07-10

Adding some workflows, checklists, custom fields and making it web-based eventually would be great.

Pros

Easy to learn Logical process flow for the most part Stable Saves time once you get some data accumulated RFQ module works well

Cons

., work flows, checklists, custom fields, etc) Not web-based Lots of mouse clicks required Legacy elements (e.g., search functions not as robust as modern web-based software)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Billy C.

B2W Drives our Business

2021-08-03

I have used several other software platforms and always go back to B2W for its user friendly package and customer support.

Pros

B2W provides real time cost and equipment resources that benefit our company daily.

Cons

I would like to have the option of dictating the exact price of an estimate.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Nick G.

Review of bidding software

2015-04-17

Pros

Ability to match our old accounting system's layout with custom reports.

Cons

Quite a bit of IT issues working with Citrix client.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering B2W Estimate

Check on what the system support is and how accessible support is. Look for user friendly platforms, Bid2Win is much more user friendly than others.

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