Craftsman Site License - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Dec 06, 2021

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There are many alternatives and competitors to the construction and estimation software solution Craftsman Site License such as Autodesk Construction Cloud, QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise, and HeavyBid, and there is a long list. Let us discuss these upon the following parameters.
  • FUNCTIONALITY: Autodesk Construction Cloud is a could based software, and it offers storing and retention of the data, whereas Craftsman only allows users to print the data. Other features that Autodesk offers and Craftsman do not are bid management, order management, billing and invoicing, tracking, commenting, and noting, and the list is further longer. Compared to Craftsman Site License, Autodesk is cloud-based, making it easier for you to access it from anywhere at any time.

    QuickBooks offers subcontractor management and project management. It runs reports, tracks expenses, and customizes invoices in one place. Moreover, you can integrate QuickBooks with other tools to have a complete business flow under a single tool. It stores the data in the cloud, which allows you to move your business on Mac, tablet, phone, or PC. However, there is also a Desktop version as well.

    HeavyBid is scalable bidding and estimating software that is a lifesaver for all contractors. It offers DOT import, Multi-level breakdown, proposal creation, project estimating, and accounting integration. Compared to Craftsman Site License features, HeavyBid offers multi-user support and customized documentation.
  • SCALABILITY: As mentioned above, Craftsman Site License is not cloud-based, and it does not offer any android or IOS version or application. However, QuickBooks is both cloud-based and web-based. Furthermore, QuickBooks is also compatible with Linux and Mac, unlike Craftsman, which only offers compatibility with Windows. Other than these, Autodesk is also cloud-based, and it offers android and IOS applications.
  • CUSTOMER SUPPORT : For training and customer support, there are videos and tutorials available for the users of Craftsman Site License. It also offers physical and online technical support. The other software solutions like Autodesk and HeavyBid offer more rigorous support by FAQs, forums, phone calls, and webchat. Training options like webinars and in-person are far better. Moreover, with easy documentation and webinars, it also reduces the strain on the customer support to answer basic queries.

2021's Top Craftsman Site License Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Craftsman Site License that are worth checking out: TurboBid for SMBs, Fast Track Estimating for large size business, eTakeoff for growing companies, and Cleopatra Enterprise for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, 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
Review
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Craftsman
ITQlick rating
3.2/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$78.50 per license
Functionality
3
Best for SMBs
TurboBid
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
12
Best for Enterprise
Fast
ITQlick rating
3.4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
3.4/10
License pricing
$295 per license
Functionality
3
Review
Growing
eTakeoff
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$190 per user/year
Functionality
11
Free version
Cleopatra
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
84/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
Has a free version
Functionality
30

1. TurboBid - Best for SMBs

TurboBid is an alternative Construction Estimating software, TurboBid installed on-premises, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. TurboBid, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

TurboBid is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (TurboBid offers 12 main features). compare head to head: TurboBid Vs Craftsman Site License

2. Fast Track Estimating - Best for Large Business

Fast Track Estimating is an alternative Construction Estimating software, Fast Track Estimating installed on-premises, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. Fast Track Estimating, with a pricing score of 3.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

Fast Track Estimating is rated 3.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Fast offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Fast Track Estimating Vs Craftsman Site License

3. eTakeoff - Best for Growing Companies

eTakeoff is an alternative Construction Estimating software, eTakeoff installed on-premises, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. eTakeoff, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

eTakeoff is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (eTakeoff offers 11 main features). compare head to head: eTakeoff Vs Craftsman Site License

4. Cleopatra Enterprise - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Cleopatra Enterprise is an alternative Construction Estimating software, Cleopatra Enterprise installed on-premises or used cloud based, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. Cleopatra Enterprise, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

Cleopatra Enterprise is rated 5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Cleopatra offers 30 main features). compare head to head: Cleopatra Enterprise Vs Craftsman Site License

5. BIDBUILDER

BIDBUILDER is an alternative Construction Estimating software, BIDBUILDER installed on-premises, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. BIDBUILDER, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

BIDBUILDER is rated 3.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (BIDBUILDER offers 3 main features). compare head to head: BIDBUILDER Vs Craftsman Site License

6. Red Rhino

Red Rhino is an alternative Construction Estimating software, Red Rhino installed on-premises or used cloud based, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. Red Rhino, with a pricing score of 4.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

Red Rhino is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Red offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Red Rhino Vs Craftsman Site License

7. B2W Estimate - Estimating & Bidding

B2W Estimate - Estimating & Bidding is an alternative Construction Estimating software, B2W Estimate - Estimating & Bidding installed on-premises or used cloud based, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. B2W Estimate - Estimating & Bidding, with a pricing score of 7 is considered more expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

B2W Estimate - Estimating & Bidding is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (B2W offers 11 main features). compare head to head: B2W Estimate - Estimating & Bidding Vs Craftsman Site License

8. Takeoff Plus

Takeoff Plus is an alternative Construction Estimating software, Takeoff Plus installed on-premises, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. Takeoff Plus, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

Takeoff Plus is rated 3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Takeoff offers 6 main features). compare head to head: Takeoff Plus Vs Craftsman Site License

9. QuoteSoft

QuoteSoft is an alternative Construction Estimating software, QuoteSoft cloud, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. QuoteSoft, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

QuoteSoft is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (QuoteSoft offers 5 main features). compare head to head: QuoteSoft Vs Craftsman Site License

10. D4COST

D4COST is an alternative Construction Estimating software, D4COST installed on-premises, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. D4COST, with a pricing score of 5.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

D4COST is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (D4COST offers 3 main features). compare head to head: D4COST Vs Craftsman Site License

11. Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu is an alternative Construction Estimating software, Bluebeam Revu installed on-premises or used cloud based, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. Bluebeam Revu, with a pricing score of 5.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

Bluebeam Revu is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Bluebeam offers 10 main features). compare head to head: Bluebeam Revu Vs Craftsman Site License

12. PlanHub

PlanHub is an alternative Construction Estimating software, PlanHub installed on-premises or used cloud based, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. PlanHub, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

PlanHub is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (PlanHub offers 4 main features). compare head to head: PlanHub Vs Craftsman Site License

13. Simsol Software

Simsol Software is an alternative Construction Estimating software, Simsol Software used on the cloud, Craftsman Site License can be used on-premises. Simsol Software, with a pricing score of 3.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Craftsman Site License with a score of 5.

Simsol Software is rated 3.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Simsol offers 4 main features). compare head to head: Simsol Software Vs Craftsman Site License

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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.