D4COST Review - why 4.2 stars?

D4COST Review
ITQlick Score: 89/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.2/5)
Pricing: 5.8/10 - average cost
Category: Construction Estimating -> D4COST
Ranking:Ranked 7 out of 72 Construction Estimating systems
Company: DC&D Technologies
Pricing: starts at $20 per year
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop
Links: D4COST pricing, D4COST alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 21, 2020

We publish unbiased reviews, our opinions are our own and are not influenced by payments from advertisers. Learn more in our advertiser disclosure.

What is D4COST?

D4COST is a cloud-based Construction Estimating software that allows builders to validate initial construction costs and feasibility and conduct valuation studies. It also enables Appraisers to manage conceptual estimating through a library of real completed building projects. These features allow Building Firms and contractors to improve their subsequent estimates using data from past projects.

The software highlight features include E-Z Database Searches, Multiple Project Averaging, Custom Data Templates, and unit cost calculators. D4COST is a product of BNi Building News, a privately-owned Construction company that started operations in 1946; It has its headquarters in Vista, California, USA, and currently has between 10 and 50 employees.

What is D4COST rating? ()

The rating of D4COST is 4.2 stars out of 5 and the total score is 89 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are D4COST's typical customers?

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

Is D4COST the best Construction Estimating?

D4COST is ranked 7 out of 72 software in their category (Construction Estimating systems).

What are D4COST's pros? (4 Pros)

  • The software can generate formal reports
  • D4COST takes little time to build cost models
  • Users can store their project records in a central location
  • It adds comments to models

What are D4COST's cons? (2 cons)

  • The software is not deployable on Android/iOS
  • It is not capable of an Audit trail function as of yet

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to D4COST: TurboBid, Fast Track Estimating, BIDBUILDER, Craftsman Site License, Red Rhino, B2W Estimate - Estimating & Bidding, Takeoff Plus, QuoteSoft, eTakeoff, Bluebeam Revu. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of D4COST?

The cost of license starts at $20 per year. 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 5.8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for D4COST

What should you ask DC&D Technologies during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with D4COST and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching D4COST in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Is it the right software for you?

The software is suitable for large, medium-sized, and small businesses, primarily in the Construction and Engineering Industry. Furthermore, Design-Build firms, Insurance Companies, Consulting firms, and Subcontractors would find D4COST useful for their project needs. D&A Architects, Arbour Construction Management Inc., Walnut Creek Consulting Group, and Flintco Inc. are some of the customers to which the software caters.

D4COST's list of categories:

Construction
Construction Accounting & Job Costing
Construction Estimating

D4COST Vs. Alternatives

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
Compare
D4COST
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
89/100
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
5.8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$20 per year
Functionality
3
Review
Compare
TurboBid
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
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
Functionality
12
Fast
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
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
3.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$295 per license
Functionality
3
Review
Craftsman
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
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
Functionality
3
BIDBUILDER
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
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
Functionality
3
Author
Shlomi Lavi - admin

Shlomi Lavi

Website Linkedin Facebook Twitter

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.