DESTINI Estimator Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

DESTINI Estimator

Construction estimating and takeoff management solution

4.43/5 (14 reviews)

DESTINI Estimator overview

What is DESTINI Estimator?

DESTINI Estimator is a cloud-based and on-premise solution designed to help construction businesses streamline processes related to pre-construction estimating, cost comparison, data management, and more. The platform comes with a sorting tool, which enables users to create and categorize estimates data using customizable fields.

DESTINI Estimator includes 2D and 3D takeoff modules, which allow organizations to determine costs, track changes, and update projects using vector PDFs and conceptual modeling functionalities. Key features of the solution include building information modelling, 'what-if' analysis, bid codes, and a historical database. The built-in comparison reporting functionality lets administrators compare projects and estimates data, to manage resources and improve decision making across the pipeline.

DESTINI Estimator enables managers to import drawings and documents from Procore construction management software, facilitating version tracking and financial data uploading for budgeting. Plus, the system supports integration with various third-party applications, such as Autodesk BIM 360, Power BI, Navisworks, Microsoft Excel, and more.

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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DESTINI Estimator reviews

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Jeff Caffery

Great Commercial Contracting Estimating Software

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-06-25
Review Source: Capterra

Great, we are very pleased with Destini Estimator.

Pros
-Easy to use, intuitive -Constantly updated & improved -Customization -Accurate -Targeted to preconstruction, not a suite of software products -Good customer service & training

Cons
-Involved software setup period -User interface can be tricky sometimes

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Melissa Love

Sundt Construction's Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-27
Review Source: Capterra

Our overall experience with Beck has been fantastic. We started using DProfiler about 10 years ago and have worked closely with the company to develop the features within Estimator. They are a company who listens to their costumers needs and have dedicated themselves to further enhancing the software.

Pros
The greatest pro of Estimator is the ability to easily sort and display pricing, allowing for changes and updates to made easily. The database our company works with includes preset coding for CSI, Procurement Packages, Systems Format, etc. to allow an Estimator to quickly export information into whatever format an Owner or team member may prefer. This preset ability to sort line items, also allows an Estimator to easily access any project within the company and have the ability to easily sort or find information to their preference.

Cons
A con would be the updating of software. This con comes with a pro, in the sense that Beck Tech has listened to the market and our needs and are frequently updating the software to meet the ever-changing market and technology upgrades. However, the added con is the updating of unit pricing and database information as well as someone managing the software updates to be able to use the software to its fullest potential.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jason Cagle

Experienced User

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-25
Review Source: Capterra

I have a background as an extensive MC2 and Timberline user. Estimator seems to have the ease of use and robust sorting capabilities of MC2, which I have really enjoyed. Adding/creating line items is easy. My experience with the 2D takeoff tool is that it's not robust enough for me to use on a regular basis and needs significant improvement to be a contender with OST, especially for larger projects that require QTO to be broken out into different zones. I have extensive experience creating takeoff assemblies inside the program and have been pleased with the ease with which it can be done. Creating reports seems non-user friendly. However, that was a challenge in MC2 as well with its Crystal Reports plug-in. Timberline isonly slightly easier in that respect.

Pros
The ease of creating WBS codes and the user friendliness of sorting estimates is its strongest attribute. The ability to program assemblies is also strong. The ability to link the estimate directly to quantity takeoff can be beneficial.

Cons
The 2D takeoff tool lacks some critical functionality that keeps me from using it as my primary takeoff tool. (zones/layers) I'm accustomed to using a QTO tool as a record of an estimator's takeoff that can be accessed by others. The Estimator 2D takeoff tool doesn't seem to allow that functionality.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Blake Shrauner

Estimator Review

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-07-01
Review Source: Capterra

I think estimator is a great program that will be great once certain features are introduced to assist overall workflow.

Pros
I like that it has estimating capabilities incorporated into the program. Took me awhile to figure out how to connect costs, but once I did it was helpful.

Cons
There are several features missing that would create an easier workflow. I would like to see the program include a drop-down list of some kind for organizing drawings and be able to click on them and jump directly to pages. It would also be helpful to have some sort of indication next to the pages that shows which have takeoff in them. It would also be nice to have some sort of shared file storage so that a network of people could have access to projects and be able to work and see a variety of projects. Another feature that would be helpful is to have a way to turn layers on and off to eliminate clutter in the takeoff sheet. Maybe be able to turn bid tab's on and off.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Rob Major

Great product & great team!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-06-17
Review Source: Capterra

We have streamlined a previously disconnected process.

Pros
This brought all of our estimating functions into one software package.

Cons
Takeoff tool could be better. They have committed to upgrading.

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DESTINI Estimator pricing

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DESTINI Estimator features

Data Import/Export
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking

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Bid Management (43 other apps)
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Document Management (46 other apps)
Document Storage (42 other apps)
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Additional information for DESTINI Estimator

Key features of DESTINI Estimator

  • 2D/3D Modeling
  • 3D View
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Cost Database
  • Cross Section Creation
  • Electronic Plans
  • Error Checking
  • Historical Database
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Takeoff
  • Visual Assemblies
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Regions
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