ProEst Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

ProEst

Construction estimating software

3.76/5 (44 reviews)

ProEst Pricing

Starting from: $5000.00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Yearly subscription model includes all features and supports an unlimited number of users.

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ProEst Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • I have been using ProEst for the last year and have for the most part been very happy. The customer support has been very good.Seth W.Read the full review
  • Overall it is a great system, they have an awesome trainer that will work with you until you got it. Customer service is also real helpful.Helen M.Read the full review
  • I liked that this software is very simple and easy, and we had free training sessions which was very useful. I also find the take off system and tools very powerful and the database is huge.Hank A.Read the full review

Cons

  • Terrible schedule program; visually unable to have clients and vendors understand it.Brian S.Read the full review
  • I do have one complaint which may seem petty, but it is an annoyance.Seth W.Read the full review
  • Building an assembly from scratch is so difficult that they now have someone in house that does this for their customers because its so difficult, think about that.Brandon B.Read the full review
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13 reviewers had the following to say about ProEst's pricing:

Chad B.

ProEst Estimating Review

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-06-27
Review Source: Software Advice

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Clint C.

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 2017-04-18
Review Source: Software Advice

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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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Joseph P.

Proest

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-20
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Everything from start to finish can be done. A lot of different tools to use. The tech support is wonderful.

Cons
Was a little tough to learn. Pricing is a little expensive. Had to schedule training classes. I had to wait a few times for tech support to call me back.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Justin H.

Pro Est Estimating Software is a good deal for the money

Reviewed 2015-05-28
Review Source: Software Advice

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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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Paul B.

View on PROEST

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-23
Review Source: Capterra

Its easy to use but, the team has to improve lot of things to this software like it should work like Microsoft Excel

Pros
Its easy to use estimating software and saves our time in creating a price proposal to several customers of our company and easily keep track those at one place.

Cons
Its not compatible with accounting software and everyday you will find some problem with print, page setup and adding line items to the proposal.

Response from ProEst


Thank you, Paul, for taking the time to write a review. We're happy to hear our platform has saved you time on your estimates! If you're still experiencing issues integrating with your accounting software, please reach out to our support team (https://proest.com/submit-a-support-case/) or your account manager for assistance! ProEst integrates with various accounting software, including Foundation, Acumatica, and Quickbooks, and our team should be able to help you find a solution to your problem.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Brian S.

iICON Const Procore Revirew

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

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

Response from ProEst


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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Milan V.

Reviewed 2013-08-13
Review Source: Software Advice

I've have implemented this software in the residential home building industry. By estimating the budgets for newly designed product, it has literally saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. The estimates proved to be so accurate, we used the numbers from the trade budgets (42 trades) to negotiate contracts in our procurement process. The trade budgets generated provided final sales pricing with gross profit margins to our exact expectations. It all about how you set-up the software.

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Kirk K.

Ok but not great.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-07
Review Source: Capterra

So so.

Pros
Nothing stands out. The desktop version seemed more complete while the cloud based seems like it was rushed out, missing key features that the desktop version had. Disappointed.

Cons
Clunky, poor flow of program through estimates, reports etc. No material cost table like the desktop which is a major con. Submitted requests, never hear back from support. No updating option when exporting to accounting, a feature that was part of the desktop version.

Response from ProEst


Hi Kirk, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about ProEst. We're sorry to hear that you've missed some of the old features from before ProEst switched to the Cloud. We hope that our many product updates over the last several months have resolved some of your issues. We're constantly rolling out new features, but if you're still experiencing problems, please reach out to your account manager and they'll be happy to assist you.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Nate H.

Great potential, poor execution

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-05-10
Review Source: Software Advice

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 request. After purchase, the support was extremely lacking from the account management positions. Our trainer was showing us basic features that were explained many times in the purchasing process, and we were able to fully configure and understand the software without their help. The reason we will not be customers of this company is due to the absolutely disconnected support and development efforts. The company prides itself on it's future roadmap (including "AI"), but when confronted with low level usability issues (lack of keyboard shortcuts, copying data) they stated "it is not a priority... could be resolved in two weeks to six months". I have never had such a poor customer experience.

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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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Israel B.

ProEst Review

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-17
Review Source: Software Advice

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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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Michael G.

Liars

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-02-01
Review Source: Software Advice

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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ANIEL M.

The software is very comprehensive

Reviewed 2015-07-27
Review Source: Software Advice

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Michael C.

Decent Software for the Money

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-01-06
Review Source: Software Advice

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 takeoffs and apply a cost to them later. Proest can be as complex or as simple as you'd like for it to be and for the money, it's a pretty good program. It takes quite a bit of time to get acclimated to it and in my opinion as a GC it makes a bit more sense as an estimating platform for a specialty building subcontractor who is self-performing all of their work...ie concrete, masonry, framing/drywall, etc. than it does for a GC but you can make it work.

Pros
Bid day function.

Cons
Steep, steep, steep learning curve.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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