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ProEst
3.6
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ProEst Features

Features Summary

Functionality

3.4

/5

50

Total features

37

4 categories

ProEst features

Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Assembly Takeoff
Audit Trail
Bid Management
Built-In Database
CRM
Change Order Management

Common features of Construction Estimating software

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
BIM Modeling
Bid Management
Calendar Management

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Functionality

3.4

/5

50

Price starts from

5000

Per year

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Total Features

37

Unique features

  • Built-In Database

  • Customizable Reports

  • Real Time Reporting

  • Audit Trail

Functionality

4.3

/5

2.5K

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Total Features

119

Features in Common

25

Unique features

  • RFI & Submittals

  • Mobile Access

  • Version Control

  • Rescheduling

Functionality

4.3

/5

1.5K

Price starts from

99

Per month

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Total Features

105

Features in Common

18

Unique features

  • Supplier Management

  • Portfolio Management

  • Scheduling

  • Work Order Management

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Brian S.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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iICON Const Procore Revirew

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall experience - I would rate the product 8 of of 10 for user capabilities. The scheduling program lacks tremendously; the estimating and couple other modules are completely unused, otherwise very capable program for managing vendors and clients. One of the better systems I have used (JE Edwards, Sage, Premivera, ect)

Pros

Vendor management, budgets, change events, change management, cost integration, document management, submittal processes, RFI processes

Cons

1, excessive separate modules rather than single page options as was 2017 version 2, lacks home page full client contact, lists only project info not people or their contact info 3, excessive message 404 errors and too much downtime on system 4, terrible schedule program; visually unable to have clients and vendors understand it

Vendor response

Thank you, Brian, for taking the time to review ProEst! We appreciate your feedback.

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Israel B.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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ProEst Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

My company has recently purchased the Enterprise Version of ProEst. We have only started learning the system but have so far been very impressed with the functionality, ease of use and product value. The ability to do digital takeoff straight from the program, as well as the flexibility to edit / modify just about every piece of information on the system gives it an advantage to other programs i have used.

Pros

This is by far the easiest estimating program i have used thus far. Other pros include - Flexibility to edit almost everything; the large cache of report templates; the large database and pre-built assemblies; the built in digital takeoff; the bid day summary to use for sub-contractor bid tabulation

Cons

The preset costs are very generic (i.e. labor costs) - for large projects with heavy labor, this could throw off the labor estimate. In addition, the digital takeoff module, albeit very handy, is somewhat limited. It would be nice to have more flexibility to manually manipulate takeoffs, even after associating it with a digital takeoff. It would also be nice to be able to switch between different forms of measurement, right now you are only limited to the unit of measure determined by the line item for which you are taking off.

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Manuel G.

Design,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Estimating Software build from the point of view of the contractor

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

The software is easy to understand and it truly meets and exceeds all of our expectation when it came time to turn in a bid . We are a building and design firm, the range of the work we bid goes from electrical, plumbing, HVAC to complete turn key. We appreciate the fact ProEst is constantly improving its functionalities and overall performance.

Cons

The issues we had over the years are the same issues we get with other software in our systems, updates sometimes fix one program but conflicts with others. Happy to said the issues were not critical nor catastrophic in our daily use of the program nor cause major delays in our bidding process.

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Nate H.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Great potential, poor execution

Reviewed 4 years ago

Our experience with ProEst started good, and went downhill quickly. The salesman attached to our account was helpful and able to demonstrate the product well, but did not fully address any limitataions of the product he was selling, even after we described our intended use case. The big red flag was, when asked to be able to trial the software for a week (or less!), they were not able to honor that...

Pros

Our company is transitioning from self hosted, installed software to cloud SaaS products. This is one of the few estimation softwares that is completely cloud based. The ability to route estimations through workflows, maintain a shared cost database, and produce good looking reports from the system were all high points. Even the user interface was clean and uncluttered.

Cons

The software lacks KEY features that limit it's usability. Our core issue was the inability to copy takeoff or assembly information from one page of a drawing to another. 100% of multifamily developments have shared elements between levels of the building, and to recreate these from scratch every time instead of copying them from another page wiped out all the time savings of assemblies and workflows. There is NO other estimation/ takeoff tool that lacks this functionality. Additionally, there are no keyboard shortcuts (... in 2019). This is a significant slowdown when estimating large projects.

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Travis M.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Overall good for the money

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Ease of use Reporting Predefined database's to fit specific company needs Onscreen takeoff and estimating software in one Cloud or Desktop

Cons

No live tech support or chat support. Must submit a support ticket and wait for a call back. No way to change database and have it reflect on templates without updating templates individually Training is not free

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Michael C.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Decent Software for the Money

Reviewed 6 years ago

Proest is software that has a fairly steep learning curve but when mastered is pretty powerful. It requires the building of all of the assemblies that you, as a builder or subcontractor, actually need. If you buy the database of assemblies you'll at least have those to start with. Building the formulas behind the assemblies can make you want to cry. However, if you like you can use simple unit...

Pros

Bid day function.

Cons

Steep, steep, steep learning curve.

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Mike S.

Construction,

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Support is excelent

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

The customer support is outstanding. Training was good.

Cons

It cannot share data bases. i.e. piping, electrical, and civil are separate files that must be added together outside the software. Add features to allow the exporting of database to other software, so it can be manipulated. Or add the tools to the software. I would like to add much of the existing excel files to the data base.

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Jonathan M.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent Software

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Very user friendly. Helps you make take-off easily.

Cons

Would like the reporting process to be more customizable to be able to implement on our companies document control.

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ANIEL M.

Construction,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The software is very comprehensive

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

The best part about the software is the depth at which you can estimate especially with all the factors that you can take into account, whether you are using existing ones or custom ones. That, coupled with the extensive cost database makes for a solid package of available information where you can track costs not only in terms of material, labor, equipment but according to divisions, assemblies, or even at a per room level. The software provides a good deal of flexibility in being able to create and customize the data to fit your work needs.

Cons

It was surprising that it wasn't as similar to excel as I expected. Although the layout is similar, manipulating columns,rows and data is different. Once you're familiarized with the tools and order of operations for the different tasks it becomes a very useful tool.

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Clint C.

Construction, 11-50 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Initial walk through was well done. Purchase was easy and the turnaround was same day. Had a few problems getting installed but turned out to be my computer not the product. Six trianing courses were included in purchase so we are still going through thos

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Ease of takeoffs and assemblies are plenty detailed RS Means cost data embedded in the program makes pricing/budget very easy Multiple ways to view information in reports Customer service

Cons

Install was a little tricky Missing a few assemblies I would like to have (minor issue) learning curve at the very beginning, but became very proficient after a few trial and error moments

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Michael G.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Liars

Reviewed 5 years ago

They are not truthful in their abilities and they sold us a server based version which when they started training they wouldn’t give us and wanted us on the cloud which has very little functionality. Had to fight with them for a month to get the server base and they said they wouldn’t support in the near future plus they never gave us the databases that they claim to have. They are a rip off artist so avoid at all cost.

Pros

There is absolutely nothing we liked about this product or company except the sales pitch and presentation.

Cons

If you are an mep contractor this is not the software for you. They say they have their on databases but after many request they could never provide them. They wanted us to build all databases from scratch which would require a full time person about 6 to 8 months due to the number of databases you would need. They don’t listen to the customer and we finally just uninstalled the software and broke off communication with them

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Stephen B.

Construction,

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Poor Takeoff Software

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Prompt customer support - unfortunately, there wasn't much they could do about the poor operation of the software

Cons

Constant glitches in the userface. This takeoff software is not at all a polished finished product. I'm sure the Project Management integration is great, but we only needed the takeoff software, and it's been a huge letdown. Takeoff layers & text arbitrarily fall behind each other, text size can be huge or tiny & you can't change it. If the scale is metric you are forced to use metric takeoff numbers - it's the little things that make you fiddle around & waste a lot of time. This product feels unfinished - not 40 yrs old. (using a PC by the way - don't blame it on me)

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Justin H.

Construction,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Pro Est Estimating Software is a good deal for the money

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

Excellent customer service. In the rare events when we have questions or issues, customer service usually returns calls within 1 hour.

Cons

Easy on screen take off. Unit prices are fairly reliable and based on RS Means data.

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Chad B.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ProEst Estimating Review

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The larger Data Base makes takeoffs easy

Cons

Material Pricing, They can't set average cost due to the every changing market.

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Alejandro G.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great Software for Estimating and Controlling

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The software lets you link up with a payroll/scheduling software to give you an all-around control of your estimates directly on to your projects.

Cons

It is an activity database, you have to build your database first while you're doing your estimates, you'll reach full operational capability once you have a concise database of activities that will let you speed up the estimating process.

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Grant R.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Did not perform they way it was sold to us

Reviewed 6 years ago

We wanted an estimating software that would be for a general contractor and therefore not so detailed. We also needed it to function with our virtual server. the sales people said it could accomplish all of these goals only to find out once we purchased it and started training that it did not do any of these things. We canceled our order after 2 weeks and they would not refund any of our fees.

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