BIDBUILDER Review - why 3.6 stars?

BIDBUILDER Review
ITQlick Score: 92/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.6/5)
Pricing: 6/10 - average cost
Category: Construction Estimating -> BIDBUILDER
Ranking:Ranked 4 out of 72 Construction Estimating systems
Company: Digital Canal
Pricing: starts at $1,295 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop
Links: BIDBUILDER pricing, BIDBUILDER alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 15, 2020

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What is BIDBUILDER?

BidBuilder software is an on-premise Construction Estimating Software created to serve builders and remodelers. It is a spreadsheet interface that is integrated with a database power. BidBuilder software is a product of Digital Canal Company founded in 2001 in the US.

The core features of BidBuilder software include Accounting Integration, Audit Trail, Historical Database, Reporting/Analytics, and Subcontractor Management among others. The database comprises of labour and material pricing and is scalable and easily customized.

It offers 50 pre-designed reports, QuickBooks direct link, as well as a custom proposal designer that helps the users to remain ahead. BidBuilder gives user training through Documentation, Webinars, In Person, and Live Online. It also offers user support through online channel and during Business Hours.

What is BIDBUILDER rating? ()

The rating of BIDBUILDER is 3.6 stars out of 5 and the total score is 92 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are BIDBUILDER's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is BIDBUILDER the best Construction Estimating?

BIDBUILDER is ranked 4 out of 72 software in their category (Construction Estimating systems).

Who are their main alternatives?

The two main competitors of BidBuilder software include Procore and e-Builder software. Procore software is a cloud-based construction management platform provides firms with streamlined documentation and project communication whereas BidBuilder software is an on-premise Construction Estimating Software created to serve builders and remodelers.

BidBuilder software is an invention of Digital Canal Company while Procore is a product of Procore Technologies. Procore software offers Online, Business Hours, and 24/7 (Live Rep) support but in comparison, BidBuilder offers user support through online channel and during Business Hours.

BidBuilder supports Mac and Windows devices while Procore software supports Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac, and Web-based platforms. e-Builder software is a cloud-hosted construction program management platform designed to serve capital projects and provide performance data during the project lifecycle while BidBuilder software is an on-premise Construction Estimating Software.

BidBuilder software is an invention of Digital Canal Company whereas e-Builder is built by e-Builder Company. Both e-Builder and BidBuilder solutions offer training via Documentation, Webinars, Live Online, and In Person. Whereas BidBuilder Software provides online and Business Hours support, e-Builder offers 24/7 (Live Rep) support only.

What is the cost of BIDBUILDER?

The cost of license starts at $1,295 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 6 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for BIDBUILDER

What should you ask Digital Canal during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with BIDBUILDER and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching BIDBUILDER in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Is it the right software for you?

BidBuilder software is designed to offer Construction Estimating Software solutions to builders and remodelers. Also, BidBuilder is created to also suit the construction needs of Framers, Manufacturers, Wall Floor & Roof Panelizers, and Log Homes & Pole Barns. The platform is ideal for small businesses, medium firms and enterprises.

BIDBUILDER's list of categories:

Construction
Bid Management

BIDBUILDER Vs. Alternatives

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BIDBUILDER
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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92/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$1,295 per license
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TurboBid
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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94/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$995 per license
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12
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ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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92/100
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3.4/10
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$295 per license
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ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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92/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$78.50 per license
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ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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91/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4.8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$59.50 per month
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.