pipelineSuite Review

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Last updated: Sep 01, 2020

pipelineSuite Review

ITQlick rating
(4.7/5)

Starting from $450 per year

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Shlomi Lavi / updated: Sep 01, 2020

What is pipelineSuite Used For?

PipelineSuite is a web based construction management software solution for your business. The software was designed and launched by Online Building Products, Inc. headquartered in California, United States. It provides online plan rooms, bid solicitation and other solutions for your construction operations.

Average Rating -

The rating of pipelineSuite is 4.7 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

The software is best for small and medium business ventures and projects whose budget does not exceed $100 million. It is mainly deployed in infrastructure, energy and resource industries.

Intended users of PipelineSuite include general contractors, specialty contractors and managers working on construction projects. Plumbing and HVAC trades also find this software useful. The software offers online deployment model for internet based operations.

The clients of PipelineSuite mainly come from construction and infrastructure industries. Some noteworthy clients include Burke Construction, Eastern Building & Restoration, Interstate Construction Group Inc., and IEI General Contractors, Inc.

Features

PipelineSuite offers a relatively narrow set of features which mainly deal with the preconstruction phase of the project. The three modules featured on this software solution are project management, estimating and integration.

In the project management module, PipelineSuite offers the features of bidding, document management, and RFIs. The estimating module offers the sole feature of takeoff. Finally, the software offers integration with Microsoft Excel for the purpose of report creation and manipulation.

PipelineSuite is a software-as-a-service solution where the responsibility of storing and maintaining data resides with the service provider. This means that you don’t have to worry about the safety of the data and can focus on more important aspects of the business. You are regularly kept updated with the latest advancements as the software is updated twice a month.

The CSI code of the software can be customized according to the most recent naming conventions and requirements of the project.

pipelineSuite 5 Pros

  • The software is web browser based which means that you can use it anywhere in the world if the internet is available.
  • Certifications available on the software are highly customizable which means that you will not be restricted to a narrow set of certifications.
  • The software allows you to access and download plans free of any cost. You can also access bid information without any payment.
  • The CSI codes on the software can be customized according to the particular semantics requirements.
  • PipelineSuite can be integrated with Microsoft Excel for the purpose of report creation and manipulation.

pipelineSuite 2 Cons

  • The software offers a relatively limited set of features and does not have any modules for accounting and service management.
  • In the project management module, the software does not offer the features of cost and contract management, facility management, scheduling etc.

Competitors & Alternatives

The main competitors for Pipeline Suite are SmartBidNet and BidTracer.

SmartBidNet is a solution that manages the submission of requirements and request for bids for new projects. The product’s features include a requirements builder with an option to invites bidders, an online portal for bidders to review requirements and access project information, as well as a subcontractor module to handle pre-qualification of vendors. The product is web-enabled and supports mobile devices as well, with integration options to a variety of complementary applications.

Pipeline Suite’s solution operates along the same lines, but supports customization to meet the specific process requirements of construction companies. There is also a documentation system to manage all project related information which can be intelligently linked to both project requirements and bid templates. The product can also be integrated with the company’s website for provision of an online supplier portal and it is available as a web-based application as well.

Then there is BidTracer which offers additional features such as a cost estimation module, and a collaboration platform to enable suppliers to connect and engage with the bid requestors in an online forum. The product also integrates with Outlook to handle email communications which can be linked to bid information, and provides auditing tools to track and validate the bidding process to ensure transparency and prevent fraud.

Pipeline Suite supports most of these features and is also available as a web-enabled application. Additionally it provides a reporting system with dashboards to monitor bid performance and an integrated calendar to manage bid requirements posting & submission dates.

pipelineSuite Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $450 per year. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed pipelineSuite pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 3 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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pipelineSuite Categories

Construction
Construction Apps

Specifications

Company:
Address: USA
Website:https://pipelinesuite.com/
Customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

pipelineSuite Features

Bidding
Document Management
RFIs/Submittals

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