BuildingConnected Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

BuildingConnected

Bid tracking and management for construction contractors

4.58/5 (176 reviews)

BuildingConnected Pricing

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

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BuildingConnected Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • File sharing is really easy and the ability to add team members to the group with a click is great. Being able to message between team members is a useful feature.Bruce C.Read the full review
  • The ease of use for both the GC and our subcontractors. Like that as a team we can view bids as they are submitted as well as see questions and the appropriate person is then able to respond quickly.Angela W.Read the full review
  • I like how user friendly it is. I also really like that each user controls their account but if I notice it's not up to date, I can make a suggestion.Akasha H.Read the full review
Cons
  • Can be frustrating when information changes and I cannot change it but must rely on the sub or supplier to update their information which many times they do not.Dave G.Read the full review
  • The communication tends to come across to the contractors like a spam email and is ignored. I find myself needing to always follow up with a company email to get any real traction in communication.Kamen S.Read the full review
  • It is not a con towards the software, rather what I dislike is that certain subcontractors do not have building connected.Alberto G.Read the full review
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15 reviewers had the following to say about BuildingConnected's pricing:

James Conlow

It works

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-08-25
Review Source: Capterra

It works for the purpose we use it. The subcontractors in our region are willing to use it. Our information seems safe.

Pros
It streamlines subcontractor communication/management during project pricing.

Cons
Sending docs to the correct person within an organization. The right person is often not listed.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Aaron Heywood

Great software for receiving bids.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

Smoother bids days and was of communicating with my sub contractors.

Pros
The added value to communicate with all my sub contractors at one given time in one specific scope of work is priceless. I have been using this for over a year and have grown to love all its free features and the paid version is even better. Being able to price check all the bids side by side.

Cons
Getting everyone on board to use the software. Sometimes that is the only challenge that I have. But when everyone is on board man do bid days go so smooth.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Andi Almasi

Better than most

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

Very practical software to use, almost critical in my role

Pros
Ease of use, having all subs in one place to communicate to, documentation/file sharing

Cons
Bid leveling feature, subcontractors pricing are not apple to apple 99% of the time, so leveling tool needs improvement

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Nathan Rodgers

BuildingConnected

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-31
Review Source: Software Advice

Needed an easy to use, easy to implement bidding tool to distribute RFP's and build smart bidding lists. Building Connected so far is keeping up with my needs and is so much better than the other tool we were using.

Pros
Price, usability, easily implemented and I can access from anywhere. I prefer web access and some online tools seem to be trying to hard, but this one fits in nicely and responds well as an interface.

Cons
In estimating, you are only as good as people who use the tool, and if a vendor is old school (most are), they won't always interact and respond through the system. Getting vendors in through the gateway is hit and miss, but this isn't a fault, per say, of the tool.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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James Cobb

Solicit & Communicate Efficiently

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

Top notch product with excellent customer support that improves our ability to win work.

Pros
BuildingConnected provides users an intuitive interface to organize and solicit subcontractors and vendors on construction projects large & small. The project information tab has the ability to capture an convey general project information both internally and externally feeding into the strong analytical tools. The files tab allows for user customization to project specific documents and requirements. I have not run into a situation where the information could not be organized and presented the way I wanted it to. The bid packages tab is really where the program shines. Packages can be created based upon specific project needs, bidders added efficiently and accurately, subcontractor action tracked and monitored, costs tracked, and costs forecasted. The remainder of the resources and information only serves to complement the core components and solicitation requirements of the tabs above.

Cons
Webpage is not optimized for mobile devices. Analytics do not allow for individual projects to be excluded which diminishes the value of the reporting.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Nick Wellman

Possibly the best Bid Invitation Software available.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

We wanted a bid invitation solution that our subcontractors liked, were familiar with, and we wanted a long term partner. So far the relationship with BC has been great. I wish the pricing was a little lower and more comparable to other softwares out there as that would allow me to not have to review other competitor products upon renewal.

Pros
The user-friendly interface allows us to issue bid invitations in a matter of minutes.

Cons
I dislike that you have to use the software to obtain quotes. I wish direct emails were possible without having to go through the web.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Stephen  Olawale joseph

GREAT TOOL FOR PRILIMINARY STAGE OF CONTRACT

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-06-08
Review Source: Capterra

very good for storing project information , keeping track of all bids and sub-contractors made easy

Pros
Bidding is what we do at the preliminary stage of a contract, this product gives us the privilege to organise and gather contractors information, review and preview their bids, in other to make a perfect selection base on excellence and their presented cost feasibility, we also use the product for estimating new project cost.

Cons
the problem of getting sub-contractors on board to know how to use the product to submit their bids, and keeping companies information updated ones submitted seems to be impossible

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Sitlalic Aguilar

Building Connected Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

I've been using building connected for two years and its been great. It is very easy to use not only for the estimating team but also for our subcontractors. If the project if awarded to our company we then invite the project management team to the project. They download all the bid forms submitted to an excel document that is later used during scoping meetings.

Pros
Easy to use Communication with subcontractors is very easy Can add notes Very easy to upload bid forms and scope description Easy to see who has submitted bids and identify low bidder immediately Easy to download bid form for additional scoping

Cons
One of the things I like the least about the software is that when we have to send bid invites to only specific subcontractors we have to go through the entire list and uncheck the ones we don't want to invite. This can be a little time consuming when we have to delete 20 or more subcontractors from our work package. The only other thing that could be improved is better identification of union vs non-union subcontractors.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Derek Teigen

BuildingConnected for Bid Management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like the number of subcontractors that are within the database and also how easy it is for new subs to sign up if they are not already. I also value their customer support team, as they are always available when I need their support.

Cons
The ability to save or export messages sent and received in BuildingConnected.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Chuck Bunn

It doesn't get any easier

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2020-09-01
Review Source: Capterra

All of my experiences with Building Connected have been nothing but pleasant. Their staff is friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable.

Pros
Ease of use, I wish all products and platforms were as easy to use.

Cons
Cost is likely prohibitive. As with many companies, we are under strict budgetary discretions at the moment and need to be fiscally conscious. Hopefully this is something I can present without too much sticker shock.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ben Sanderson

Great product, best on the market

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-09-01
Review Source: Capterra

We have been more than pleased, it has been a good purchase for us without a doubt.

Pros
Document control and ease of use. The document management has paid for the cost of the software by documenting who has accessed documents and when they were accessed. Also, the ease of use has significantly decreased the amount of time that we spend assisting subcontractors and vendors in pre-construction.

Cons
It would be great to be able to view a document rather than having to download the file first. There should also be some flexibility in formatting, data selection for reports.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Good Product for Large Company

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It's a powerful tool that has thus far proved to be an improvement over our previous software. It has helped us to consolidate multiple tools and streamlined our processes.

Cons
Implementation across our company wasn't as smooth as we would have hoped. Training people to use it took some time. Also, limited licenses (due to cost) has forced us to be selective about who uses the product.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Morgan Stearn

We Choose to Build with Building Connected!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-11
Review Source: Software Advice

We use the integration with Building Connected to Procore, which simplifies the process of turning a bid into a contract or purchase order. If you use both or one of these systems, we definitely recommend using them as a pair.

Pros
The ability to track and store all of our bids in one place. We can run reports and review previous bids for estimating new projects, pre-qualify our subcontractors with a customized questionnaire, and store templates for bid contact lists separated by cost code/bid package and organized by locations, type of project, category, or really anything we need!

Cons
We cannot edit the sub's contact information, and companies are not the best at keeping emails and company information up to date in the system. If the company is not in the system, then we can add them with email, but can't store any of their company info (name, address, etc).

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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David Vise

Could be better

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-25
Review Source: Capterra

If the problems shown above are corrected I would describe as good.

Pros
Allows us to send bids in our area to many subcontractors.

Cons
1) Impossible to use in iPhone. 2) Comments are not valued by Buildingconnected Management 3) Mixes apples and oranges when it comes to UNION versus OPEN SHOP Subs, it needs serious revamping. 4) Ditto regarding the mix of subs, painters show under electrical subs. This needs a complete revamp, as well. 5) The selection of dates is cumbersome as the calendar "moves" up and down instead of being located in the same place when changing months. 6) During the set up of project one cannot pick a date for the RFI date. 7) The cursor does not automatically go to the proper location to start typing, instead it necessitates the use of the mouse to move the cursor there. This should be for ALL cases where one needs to type information. 8) There is too many BAD EMAIL ADDRESSES identified in the database that NEVER get corrected. There needs to be an earnest effort coming from the very top to keep the DATABASE in ship shape. We pay WAY TOO much money for this to be the case. 9) There needs to be more refinement within the categories available to pick subs from the standard 16 CSI divisions. For instance, there is a huge difference between a sub who makes and installs the coolers and freezer boxes and those who do the refrigeration for them, such difference is not considered in the options.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Anonymous

My, how you've grown!

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2018-12-20
Review Source: Capterra

As a trade contractor doing about $5 million a year I've been getting plans and proposals from GC's via BuildingConnected's 'Private plan room' for several years now. I've noticed recently the change in GUI and functionality and investigated. I wound up with a few days to test drive the full product and liked it quite a bit. Unfortunately I'm not convinced of the day to day justification for the high entry costs. It seems they are being stingy with features here under the misconception that trade contractors either aren't sophisticated enough or not large enough or don't have subcontractors of their own. While using the test membership, I did the research and background work that I would normally do to decide if we will take on a new contractor on one that I found through the search engine on BuildingConnected. I found one in a few hours, one that we don't normally do business with but regularly does the $1 million pus jobs we normally do. I was surprised when they then responded a few days later with an Invitation to Bid (based they said on their research) on a project that was exactly the kind of project we find profitable, though not quite as large as we normally prefer. we could not do it, because it conflicted with another project we had on the schedule. Even if I had WON this job, the additional profit from it would have in large part gone to pay for the first year of membership. If the software DID MORE OR COST LESS we would have already purchased it....

Pros
The ability to find those GC's that are bidding on the same projects (why not submit your proposal to all bidders?) easily and accurately. The almost infinitely customizable search interface. Finding new GC's in regional markets and being able to research them and their projects BEFORE I ask to be included in ITB's! Integration with my current 'free' account.

Cons
Not an even rudimentary ability to manage MY subcontractors and vendors! They offer this feature in a richly granular way in the product they market to GC's, put a stripped down version HERE if you REALLY want to attract trade contractors!! Probably too costly for the returns for many trade contractors, yet not feature rich enough to appeal to larger trade contractors.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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