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Overview

Quick Bid is a construction estimating software for a variety of trades that helps contractors minimize data-entry mistakes...

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Clear Estimates is an online tool for construction professionals to create estimates and proposals by using pre-defined templates...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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User reviews

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96%
would recommend this app

Pros

This software is a good tool to aid in estimating. Lots of useful tools and accurate, with various costs being consolidated in a timely fashion.
The ability to produce estimates much more accurately and quickly has been useful.
Customer service is awesome. After getting the proper training it is easier to use and there are plenty of videos to help if a problem arises.

Pros

The customer service is outstanding. I had a one-on-one call with CSR to help with a few questions I had, and he was extremely helpful - patiently explaining those things I was confused about.
Keep up the great work and customer service I appreciate it. It has made my business more profitable.
I was a fairly smooth transition, As Clear Estimates is very easy to use. In reference to how the estimating function works it is fantastic.

Cons

You only get one license, it is very confusing if there is no training, it is not user friendly, the cost is very high and to maintain the software up to date is costly.
Back up service in Australia is poor referring you to a contact in Brisbane which is pretty useless when your in Perth.
Fairly dumb program in that to do a complete build up estimate you Either have to pay another 4K for quick bid or develop a excel spreadsheet and live link the data which is sometime temperamental.

Cons

Lack of Flexibility causing time to be wasted.
In the desktop software I used to be able to put a negative sign in front of a number (-10.00 for example) and it would subtract from the total.
Some of the categories use the wrong labor code so I have to pay attention, but that is relatively a small deal.
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  • Last review4 years ago
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  • Last reviewa year ago

Key features

  • Total features20
  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Change Order Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Estimating
  • For AEC Industry
  • Historical Database
  • Job Costing
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Residential
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • What-if Analysis
  • Total features27
  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Change Order Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Estimating
  • For AEC Industry
  • Historical Database
  • Job Costing
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Residential
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • What-if Analysis

Integrations

  • Total integrationsN/A
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Construction Cloud
  • Box
  • DocuSign
  • Dropbox Business
  • FOUNDATION
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • OneDrive
  • ProEst
  • Procore
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • Revit
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations1
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Construction Cloud
  • Box
  • DocuSign
  • Dropbox Business
  • FOUNDATION
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • OneDrive
  • ProEst
  • Procore
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • Revit
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
  • Xero
  • Zapier

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Has really speeded up our activities

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The ability to produce estimates much more accurately and quickly has been useful

Cons

Some team members found it took them a while to adapt

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Clear Estimates

Very helpful for bidding jobs!

Reviewed 5 years ago

Accurate job estimates with detailed pricing and flexibility. Up to date pricing info. Professional estimates.

Pros

The constantly updated materials and labor costs based on my geographical area is invaluable! I also like the flexibility to adjust pricing.

Cons

Can be a bit time consuming putting all the bid pieces together. Would also like to see an invoicing option based on the bid.

Vendor response

Hi Eric. Thanks for taking the time to write this. We're thrilled to hear our up to date pricing is helping you win bids. It's also nice to hear that you have been able to customize bids to fit each specific project. Just a few weeks ago, we did release a Pro version of Clear Estimates. Pro allows you to invoice for each bid you create. We would be happy to enroll you in a free trial of Pro should you be interested. Thanks again, Eric. Take care! - The Clear Estimates Team

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Clear Estimates

Great Value

Reviewed 2 years ago

Our team is going to use it more in the new year so we'll let you know then.

Pros

Lots of features for the price and relatively intuitive to use.

Cons

Estimate/bid forms are difficult to format. We are unable to make them look the way want them to look.

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Clear Estimates

Great platform that makes bidding quick and easy.

Reviewed 5 years ago

We secured a couple jobs with it. The program makes bidding quick and easy

Pros

Great value for the money. They are very helpful in getting you set up with "how to" videos and support.

Cons

This is great for those bidding frequently. If I were to make a suggestion, it would be to have a pay-per-bid option for people who only do 3-4 bids a month.

Vendor response

Hi Jason! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do our best to update and rethink our tutorial videos focusing on getting users familiar with Clear Estimates quickly. We're thrilled to hear Clear Estimates has help make bidding quick and easy. Thanks for the suggestion. That is definitely something I will run by our team. Thanks again for your time with us! - The Clear Estimates Team

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Clear Estimate Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

We were looking for a software package that would enable us to bid on larger, more substantial construction projects. We also needed to be able to customize the pricing and other options available for each customer. Clear Estimates met our specific needs and is easy to use.

Pros

Flexible easy to use.

Cons

Similar project parts - difficult to tell difference.

Vendor response

Hi Robert, We are glad Clear Estimates has turned out to be a flexible program for your needs. We understand every business is different, so the option to edit and change line items is vital. Thanks again for the feedback! - The Clear Estimates Team

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Clear Estimates

Well-Designed Estimating Software for Small to Mid-Sized Construction Businesses

Reviewed 2 years ago

Clear Estimates has saved me countless hours over the past few months. I used Contractor Foreman previously and Clear Estimates may not include as many project management-related features, but it is far and away the better choice for putting together estimates, quotes, and project proposals.

Pros

Once you modify the provided tasks to fit the projects you do and the way you bid your work, Clear Estimates allows you to bid out the standard components of a project by the piece or by area. If you track the actual time and materials required to complete a particular component over many jobs and get an accurate figure for the per piece or per square foot cost, this method of bidding can save you a huge amount of time by allowing you to extrapolate from the number of pieces/area of the installation to an accurate estimate of the time and materials required. Once the library of pieces has been built out or adapted, you can create a finished estimate in a few minutes.

Cons

The system for adding sales tax to a proposal is a little clunky, but if you're familiar with the various tax rates in your work area, it's only a minor inconvenience.

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Clear Estimates

Great product.

Reviewed 8 years ago

I have been using this product for at least 3 years now and do enjoy using it. it has won many a bid. It does lack pricing on impact windows , and pricing on roof trusses are off. there are some small items that i have had to add myself to the list but it was easy to do.

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Vendor response

Ray, thank you for the kind words. We're so happy Clear Estimates has helped you win a number of bids. Keep up the good work! - The Clear Estimates Team

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Fast setup, Easy to use, great support

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have used this software online with 5 different companies including my own its very easy to swap back and forth between companies.

Pros

Sign up, you online quickly and its super easy to setup and if you have a question you get an answer and you get it quick.

Cons

could use some more localized things added as different regions have different things they do due to weather for example.

Vendor response

Hi Jarad! We appreciate your review. It's great to hear that our team has answered all of your questions as they come up. We're glad Clear Estimates has been useful for all of your business estimating needs. As far as local items, we'll will have a member of our team reach out to see if you have any suggestions for your specific area! - The Clear Estimates Team

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Raise your profit margins with Clear Estimates

Reviewed 6 years ago

I was a little skeptical about switching to a new estimating software program but I am glad I did. This software is everything a contractor could every want and everyone needs.

Pros

The best things about this software is the quick learning curve, faster estimating, and detail estimates for you and your customers. The monthly fee is well worth the value and more for this software.

Cons

I wish this software could sync between other software systems but there are ways to work around that.

Vendor response

Brian, so glad you decided to switch over to Clear Estimates! We pride ourselves on being a simple and easy to use software and are excited you have found it to be just that. Thanks for the kind words. - The Clear Estimates Team

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Clear Estimates Game Changer

Reviewed 6 years ago

I run a small construction company with the estimating program it makes my business look very professional. The proposal print out at the end of the bidding process is very detailed oriented which the customers love. I like everything about it. Quick, easy to work with and very professional.

Pros

It's easy to use.

Cons

Have to add parts on my own for certain jobs this program does not incorporate

Vendor response

Hi Sam, Thanks for the review. We're happy our proposals increase your professional appearance. Our goal is to help you win bids, when you're doing so, we are happy! Thanks again, The Clear Estimates Team

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Clear Estimates

Perfect Answer to Estimating

Reviewed 4 years ago

Been with them from the start up , great customer service and always striving to make things better for remodeling estimating . We searched and tried many other software options for estimating our large projects , maintenance , and repairs and were pleased to find CE nailed it for quoting everything we do and almost instantly made our estimating chore quick and painless.

Pros

User Friendly / Excellent adjustable database / Easy to make proposal changes for re-submittal /Proposals that Clients Complement Every time

Cons

No Cons with this software , we adjusted to fit our needs .

Vendor response

Hi Mark! Thank you for taking the time to write this. We've appreciated your support over the years. It means a lot to us to know that Clear Estimates has been a helpful solution for your estimating needs. We do our best to continually update the program based on customer feedback. We hope you are enjoying the new changes! - The Clear Estimates Team

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Clear Estimates

Big relief if you need quick estimates

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I always believe estimating software cannot make decent estimates, but I am wrong this time. Clear estimates give you better understanding of estimates and generates one at simple couple of clicks. A quick customized estimate is the only thing that a small contractor would need. This is neat and reliable. Would recommend to all estimators

Cons

Once a labour portion is added to your master database it uses it for all of the project created from that time on wards. Perhaps I am not getting it right, or may be its my limitations to use it, but if different labour rates for different projects in specific town could be added, it would be much helpful.

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Clear Estimates

Great Software

Reviewed 6 years ago

I use Clear estimates for all my bids and find it is extremely helpful in saving time on my bids. Not only can I use the pricing built in to the software, but if I have something a bit more custom I need to price, I can customize as needed. Whenever I've had questions, they've always been quick to respond and very helpful in bringing me up to speed.

Pros

ease of accessibility from any device

Cons

limited descriptions of work or material items (parts)

Vendor response

Hi Brad, Thanks for the feedback. We very happy to hear Clear Estimates has been a useful tool for your company. Thank you for you continued support! - The Clear Estimates Team

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Clear Estimates

Good value, helps reduce overexposure to poor bidding

Reviewed 5 years ago

Good value for those with constant sales revenue and estimating needs. Some integration could use a boost, and it would be nice to be able to import product catalogues. The customer service is responsive but web based. Sometimes a phone number would be nice to call. With that being said I never waited more than overnight for an answer, they are pretty quick. Use this software to reduce the amount of estimating errors and standardize your processes.

Pros

Pricing in line with industry standard easy to use somewhat mobile friendly Can update and make your own templates

Cons

Does not integrate with CoConstruct Templates can be a burden to adjust brands, would be nice if some pre loaded appliance and cabinet brands where in the estimating software i.e. Ikea, Bridgewood, GE, Kitchenaid etc.

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Only great experiences using Clear Estimates!

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've been a Clear Estimates subscriber for several years now and couldn't imagine what I'd do without the program.

Pros

I'm not very technologically advanced and struggle greatly with estimates as well. Clear estimates was as easy to work with as possible and the real selling point for me is their amazing customer service. I will never be great at using any software but several times I have emailed questions or called their customer support and I have always been able to speak with a live person who smoothly assists me through my issues. The quick response time is amazing and I have grown to count on their availability to help me with any issues and they have never let me down.

Cons

If I had to choose I guess I'd like it to be a bit cheaper but in all honesty it is a really good value and worth every cent. But who doesn't want everything a bit cheaper?

Vendor response

Hi Zack! We appreciate you taking the time to write this. It's our priority to familiarize you with the program and to help you resolve any issues should they come up. It's great to hear our support staff has been helpful in doing so. Thank you for taking the time to write this and know that we will continue to provide you with the best tool we can. - The Clear Estimates Team