pipelineSuite Vs BuildCircle (Mar 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Mar 16, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - pipelineSuite or BuildCircle?

pipelineSuite is more expensive to implement (TCO) than BuildCircle, BuildCircle is rated higher (82/100) than pipelineSuite (80/100). BuildCircle offers more features (5) to their users than pipelineSuite (3). There is a clear winner in this case and it is BuildCircle!

Looking for the right Construction Bid Management solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How PipelineSuite compares with BuildCircle?

PipelineSuite: The roots of pipelineSuite come from its parent company Online Building Products, Inc. which was founded in 1998 to develop new technology software applications for the building industry. By 2000, it had developed a web-based e-Commerce system for building material suppliers, followed by a bidding and sales automation system for subcontractors and ...

BuildCircle: BuildCircle is a centralized online platform for contact, document and communications management which increases workflow efficiency and effectiveness for construction companies.

Who's more expensive? pipelineSuite or BuildCircle?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Construction Bid Management software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for pipelineSuite and BuildCircle.

pipelineSuite price starts at $450 per year , on a scale between 1 to 10 pipelineSuite is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Construction Bid Management software. BuildCircle price starts at $75 per month , when comparing BuildCircle to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Construction Bid Management software cost.

Bottom line: pipelineSuite cost is around the same cost of BuildCircle.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared pipelineSuite Vs. BuildCircle based on some of the most important and required Construction Bid Management features. pipelineSuite: Bidding, Document Management, RFIs/Submittals. BuildCircle: Accounting Management, Bidding, Contract Management, Project Management, Construction.

Target customer size

The software is best for small and medium business ventures and projects whose budget does not exceed $100 million. BuildCircle is specifically designed for commercial and industrial construction companies with multiple subcontractors and estimators.

pipelineSuite

ITQlick rating
(4.7/5)

starts at $450 per year

General Contractors use pipelineRFQ bid invitation software to email or fax bid invitations and addenda to their subs, and can upload plans and specs into their pipelineOPR Online Plan Room for subs to download...

Categories: Construction, Construction Apps.

BuildCircle

ITQlick rating
(2.8/5)

starts at $75 per month

BuildCircle’s cloud-based software is easy to use, easy to setup and makes your entire bid management process more productive! Keep all your contacts in one place; Browse through them with quick and easy filter...

Categories: Construction, Construction Apps.

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pipelineSuite: 3 Features

Bidding
Document Management
RFIs/Submittals

BuildCircle: 5 Features

Accounting Management
Bidding
Contract Management
Project Management
Construction
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
Software review
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pipelineSuite
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$450 per year
Functionality
5
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BuildCircle
ITQlick rating
2.8/5
Score
82/100
Pricing
2.2/10
License pricing
$75 per month
Functionality
7
ContractComplete
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$199 per month
Functionality
4
BuildingConnected
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
76/100
Pricing
2.2/10
License pricing
Has a free version
Functionality
5
BidBook
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
67/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$55 per user/month
Functionality
5
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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.