B2W Estimate Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

B2W Estimate

Heavy civil construction estimating software for contractors

4.52/5 (186 reviews)

B2W Estimate Pricing

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B2W Estimate Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • The product is user friendly. My rep was wonderful in helping us set it up and to troubleshoot.Sue M.Read the full review
  • The ability to customize the product for our needs and the willingness of the B2W employees to help with it. Also the tracking and reporting we can get from it.John C.Read the full review
  • Overall a great experience. Enjoyed the interactive classes and found it very helpful.Karrie S.Read the full review

Cons

  • A more troubling problem was the increasing disparity in spreadsheets from different estimators.Mark H.Read the full review
  • One problem we come across when using B2W is if you accidently change a production rate or cost, there is no back button to undo the error.Shakotah K.Read the full review
  • However, when you mess up, you have to redo the whole thing since there is no undo button. We have the maximum number of users for the base level but are reluctant to add more due to cost.James D.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about B2W Estimate's pricing:

Timothy L.

CB, Inc. - B2W Estimate Overview

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-16
Review Source: Software Advice

We went from Excel/ Pen and paper to using a standardized database that will integrate with out new Viewpoint Vista Accounting package.

Pros
Best ease of use cost to price Construction Estimating Product out there. Best bang for the buck. If familiar with cost coding, production rates, cost to price estimating; the setup and go live can be achieved in a relatively short time span. Being able to have a standard with the entire team (Estimating, Project Management, Accounting, & Field personnel) is worth the purchase alone.

Cons
MSA and Blanket contracts are challenging to build in Estimate.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Billy C.

B2W Drives our Business

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-08-03
Review Source: Capterra

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. It is very easy to use and helps control our costs.

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kirk A.

Pros & Cons of the B2W Estimate Software

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-23
Review Source: Software Advice

We are solving every estimator utilizing company wide set parameters for labor cost versus the old method of each estimator generating what they believed to be the overall burden cost for internal labor. It also helps create historical cost for ease of reference for future projects.

Pros
The features that I like the most are the ease to create task templates and save them for later recall and use in different bids. These helps cut down on the time needed to put together an estimate / pricing for a project enabling you to bid more projects.

Cons
When a user is just starting to utilize the software it can be a little intimidating since there are so many options and features to customize your estimate. The very specific detail for a new user would be the biggest draw back that I could see but it is easily overcome by time using the software, as well as, the additional help provided by B2W.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Rich F.

B2W Estimating is straight forward, user friendly, great reports

Reviewed 2015-06-01
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Easy to implement with new estimating staff. Tech training is effective.

Cons
I wish it was more cost effective in a cloud based software, but I do know that the privacy of our pricing needs to be protected.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Doug T.

BID2WIN / BUILD2WIN reviews

Reviewed 2010-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

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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Rich M.

Still Integrating

Reviewed 2016-03-07
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It's pretty user friendly and easy to understand for the average estimator.

Cons
Certain feature requests not available yet like "unit" sale pricing on the WBS/Item Pricing tab

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Bill S.

B2W - Just Starting Out

Reviewed 2016-03-08
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
We purchased Estimate to streamline and add consistency to our bidding process. We are in the implementation process and excited to see the results. B2W as a company has worked with us to put together a schedule to move thing along quickly.

Cons
What's there not to like! The products are not the cheapest on the market.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Bryce D.

Great Bidding Software

Reviewed 2015-03-24
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Bid2Win makes it relatively easy to produce quality bids in a short amount of time. We value the ability to distribute indirect costs and make specific adjustments. Also the ability to adjust costs globally is of great value.

Cons
It has been somewhat of a learning experience to export bid estimates to our accounting and job costing software. I'm sure if we were to work with support on this we could figure it out better.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Laverne E.

Great product backed by an awesome team

Reviewed 2015-02-25
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Comprehensive solutions that integrate well among themselves and other software. Great support team.

Cons
The price is high, but the returns are worth it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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nicole b.

An in depth software geared towards professional construction

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-28
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Estimate provides multiple levels of items and tasks, including labor, materials and trucking. This makes it extremely simple as a business to break down all of your costs and make sure you are pricing out jobs accordingly.

Cons
The method of emailing an estimate recently changed and now does not allow you to copy other employees.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mike F.

Earthwork Estimates

Reviewed 2014-12-18
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The software is easy to use and is very functional. Most of the features I look for in putting together a bid are included in the software.

Cons
There is one issue I have with the vendor management. It is difficult to spread my HDPE pipe fittings out among different items. The software works, but the way we price and spread our fitting cost generates a lot of custom material codes within the resources. Another item that would be nice would be to be able to use formulas in some of the cells in the same way you can use formulas to calculate quantities in Excel.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Randall R.

Bid2Win Estimating Software User Review

Reviewed 2010-09-29
Review Source: Capterra

Having used multiple estimating packages including Harddollar, HCS, Success, MCACES, and MCII, this program is by far the most user-friendly and feature-rich system in the commercial marketplace today, in my opinion. Additionally, the Bid2Win Software Engineers are eager to hear of user-identified feature requests and incorporate them into the software as new feature updates. We have used the system for 10 years, now, and have been very satisfied with the stability, speed, ease of use, minimal learning curve, and scalability of the program. I would give the software a 9.2 out of 10 and would raise the rating to 9.8 out of 10 if the Cons posted above were addressed.

Pros
Our company is a heavy/highway general contractor that self-performs removals, earthwork, bridges and retaining walls, underground utilities, asphalt paving and concrete paving. We investigated other options prior to commiting to the purchase of Bid2Win, choosing it because of its intuitive, tabbed user-interface and the ability to construct reusable task templates for any kind of work imaginable. The following bullets give an overview of the features available: - User defined work categories / sub categories - User defined labor classification / burden database - User defined equipment classification / rates database - Unlimited task template creation for repetitive work items - Tabbed costing interface for calculating costs / markups / and bid pricing - Markup distribution strategy tab for spreading costs to maximize project cash flow - Automatic bond cost table - Microsoft SQL server-based for unlimited concurrent user access (multiple estimators work at the same time)

Cons
- Weak export of costs and resources to Critical Path Method scheduling software (i.e. Export to Microsoft Project, not Primavera) - Only basic implementation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) subcontractor assignments (still requires additional spreadsheet work outside of the program to get a complete analysis of DBE participation)

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Dylan F.

Excellent bid platform and training

Reviewed 2014-12-18
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
B2W Estimate is a great resource organizing from top-level bid items down to the materials that the crews require to get the job done.

Cons
For material and equipment, it would be nice if B2W estimate had a platform where material vendors and equipment rental houses could submit an Excel spreadsheet that could be imported in order to update pricing information for materials.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Terry R.

B2W Estimate: a Great and Valuable Tool from Small to Large Estimates

Reviewed 2014-10-22
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The software is easy to learn and use. The vendor provides good support. I like the ability to build crews and standard work items in the database and then customize them to each individual estimate. I also like that fuel prices can be constantly updated to keep hourly equipment costs current.

Cons
I have always had good support and a good experience using this software, so I don't have any real negatives. Some of the search functions could be more user-friendly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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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.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-10
Review Source: Software Advice

I think it is the best available estimating software for site work contractors (although any contractor or subcontractor can use it). It can handle very large projects and has many elements that make it so useful, especially for Unit Price projects. It is clean and simple to use considering how robust it is. 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
Not as "smart" as I hoped (e.g., 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)

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jeremy C.

BTW estimate is by far the most useful and user-friendly program

Reviewed 2015-02-28
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The tech support is alway quick and well versed. It's very user-friendly.

Cons
Not being able to print a detail billable report, like the cost detail.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Peter C.

Ease of use & error checking

Reviewed 2014-05-29
Review Source: Capterra

Ability to know cost and budget. Building estimate costs is great and very easy to use.

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Justin H.

Excellent Program & Excellent Customer Service.

Reviewed 2016-03-28
Review Source: Capterra

Estimate is the industry standard for bidding. The software allows you to put pricing together efficiently, and it with the structure it helps eliminate errors in the bidding process. I have been a "user" for the past 10 years and have always loved the progression. With any program there will always be something that needs "fixed" or that you need help with a task, but with the support teams at B2W it is a painless process.

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Ramakrishna S.

This software helps the contracting companies to prepare the winning bid.

Reviewed 2009-09-28
Review Source: Capterra

THe product is very good and relevant, it provides the opportunity for software developers, resellers, trainers and users. It creates 4-win situation.

Pros
I am retired Government Engineer and I have started a consulting company positioned to offer consultancy services in the bid preparation. I want to become reseller of this product and enhance my training opportunities. I see great opportunity to sell the software to contracting companies.

Cons
I am considering the product has a got great value and it can be sold to all real estate companies who are developers cum real estate agents. The construction comapnies who bid for contracts.

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Jeffery M.

A Great Time Saver

Reviewed 2015-04-01
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Product: The time saving elements of putting an estimate together. Vendor: Our vendor rep is always available and knows B2W form top to bottom. At this point in my career, I wouldn't consider going back to pencil and paper.

Cons
Not being able to change font or highlight while typing up terms & conditions. Not being able to sort quickly by category. B2W does not like to work with negative values (Scrap credit on demolition projects)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mazen Z.

Estimation & Biding got Better

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-12
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Reliable Software, provides all requirement for a successful & wining Bid preparation and cost estimation, it helps to get your business bigger

Cons
Nothing much, small adjustment might provide more efficiency and allow to have a better biding results, by taking into consideration all risk factors

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Lars H.

User friendly with great support

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-01-13
Review Source: Software Advice

We bought the software 4 months ago and it has been a very easy process to set up and start bidding with the program. We paid for the onsite training and while expensive was well worth the money.

Pros
I really like the ease of globally editing the material costs, labor costs, crews, production rates, etc with the global editing feature.

Cons
I haven't been using it long enough to have any real complaints about the product but it would be nice to have some sort of undo button.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Joe P.

B2W is Great

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-08-03
Review Source: Capterra

B2W is great, and has saved us time and allowed us to bid more projects, thus making more money each year. It also helps a new hire or intern understand the construction process by showing labor and equipment for each task.

Pros
Setting up and bidding a project is much easier now that we have B2W. Before we used spreadsheets with formulas to calculate production and pricing. B2W does all of that for us, especially when your resources are set up correctly to your needs. I can auto populate items with tasks that have all formulas built in, so all I need is the takeoff area or volume. Setting bond, profit, overhead and labor burden is a breeze with B2W.

Cons
Integrating with Spectrum accounting software is still a bit of a challenge. We have to export to excel and spend about an hour or two to prepare a budget so it will upload correctly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Matt P.

New user of enterprise level B2W

Reviewed 2015-03-03
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
I like the ability to detail out cost and keep one central database to review of other bids. I also like RFQ's and vendor management.

Cons
So far our offsite connections have been slow. I think that is more a problem on our end though.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mark H.

Reviewed 2011-07-08
Review Source: Software Advice

About a year ago, our company was still estimating with spreadsheets. Our system was effective for acquiring work, but didn't really allow for much integration with scheduling, project management, or accounting software. We also had problems with collaboration between estimators on a single estimate. Limitations with spreadsheets forced us to occasionally create multiple estimating files in order to allow more than one estimator to work concurrently on a single project. A more troubling problem was the increasing disparity in spreadsheets from different estimators. Personal preferences led to individual changes on each spreadsheet revision, in both appearance and function. This was problematic during file integration, but also through transitions among staff. Our project managers and superintendents struggled to coordinate projects between different estimators, who sometimes presented the same information in different formats. Realizing that the problems and flaws in our system were only going to get worse, we began to investigate potential software solutions. We decided to go with BID2WIN because the software addressed all our needs at a reasonable price point, and provided all the features of other systems as well as a lot more. We've been using BID2WIN for about a year now, so we're still newbies, and still finding new ways to harness its powerful tools to our advantage. Make no mistake, it IS a powerful tool, and the only regret I have is that we didn't make the move years ago. Implementation of BID2WIN Is not just "installation." It's a collaborative process that entails considerable effort from the client, and from different levels of the BID2WIN implementation and training team. They don't just dump the software on your server. They require considerable effort and involvement from you, the client, but the time and effort you invest into it will be returned many times over. BID2WIN Software had us up and running pretty quickly, and we immediately realized the savings in time. The import features, item and task templates, and RFQ process make building an estimate almost effortless. The process only gets faster and easier as we gain familiarity with the programs, and as our databases grow. The time we save in building estimates can now be utilized to learn the intricacies of the project, and fine tune our efforts accordingly. We don't get every job we bid with BID2WIN. That isn't a goal, and never was. What utilizing BID2WIN does do is lead to better cost accuracy - which, of course, is the single most important aspect of estimating, and the construction business as a whole. Anyone can be a low bidder. What's great is to be the low bidder, while knowing exactly what your margins are - and that's just for starters. BID2WIN addressed all of the issues we had with our spreadsheet estimating. The system allows multiple users to modify a single estimating file concurrently without the need for multiple bidding files, so true collaboration can take place. BID2WIN also immediately standardized our estimating process. These days, we can easily transfer project responsibility from any estimator to any project manager or superintendent, knowing that the information stays consistent in both content and presentation. But beyond that, BID2WIN's myriad reports allow people of different responsibilities to extract their information in virtually any form they want. BID2WIN effectively addressed our crucial need to standardize our process, but the tool also maintained the positive aspects of individualization. My favorite aspect of BID2WIN is the effortless and sleek integration it affords us. Once we are a successful bidder on a project, we can export BID2WIN files and load them into our accounting, project management and scheduling software programs. Within minutes, we have a resource-loaded schedule to hand off to the project manager and superintendent; cost estimates loaded into our job costing; and purchase orders and subcontracts printed, loaded into our accounting program, and ready to distribute to our vendors and subcontractors. There is no redundancy, duplication of effort, or clerical errors, and the task is done in minutes. It still amazes me. As a business owner, the old adage that "time is money" should be a mantra, and the time savings we have derived from the implementation of BID2WIN has already paid for its acquisition costs. With our ability to generate a larger volume of estimates, and with greater cost accuracy, we are also more profitable overall. Innovation is another aspect of BID2WIN that makes the company stand out. Many of the product updates and developments to the system come directly from end-user requests and suggestions. The software doesn't just add cosmetic bells and whistles. The developers collaborate with users to add useful tools that provide additional value, and make our jobs easier. BID2WIN has been everything we had hoped for, and more. We highly recommend this solution to anyone except our direct competition. We'd love to maintain the competitive advantage it affords us.

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