WinEst Review

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Last updated: Sep 15, 2019

WinEst Review

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

Small business, Medium business, Large business

WinEst is an on-premise construction estimating solution designed to help estimators across a wide range of industry verticals. The primary solution features include estimating, reporting, construction takeoff ...

  • Categories (4/10):

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Cost analysis
    • Construction
    • Construction Estimating

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Sep 15, 2019

What is WinEst?

WinEst is an on-premise construction estimating solution designed to help estimators across a wide range of industry verticals. The primary solution features include estimating, reporting, construction takeoff and audit trails. It helps the user manage as well as integrate the project estimates by using the management of the cost-knowledge to increase productivity and to tailor the essential documents.

It allows the user set-up project estimates from scratch or using a project-type template that follow the corporate principles for general conditions to the estimate. The user can filter the entire estimate to deliver a final alerts review. The database structure lets the audit trail tracking for changes to the estimate.

The solution also enables the user to come up with a “what-if scenario” by generating scenarios like a surveillance system, landscaping, a sound system, and a flagpole. The solution integrates with various third-party apps like accounting, project management, project scheduling, and CAD solutions. The supported OS includes Windows 8, Windows 10 and the web browser (OS agnostic).

Average Rating -

The rating of WinEst is 4.3 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

Customers of the software include businesses of all sizes and a variety of types. Major industries and domains where it can be used include computer system design, engineering and construction, architecture, electronic power generation, and others. Some notable clients of the software include General Growth Properties, CCC Group Inc, and US Army etc.

Features

The software offers project management services of bidding, cost management, document management, and scheduling. Its estimating capabilities include “what-if” analysis, bid comparison, BIM integration, conceptual estimates, cost database, digitizer integration, item list, and takeoff management. Integration is offered with popular third party systems including Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and Primavera, in addition to integration with CAD solutions.

WinEst offers various customizable tools for accurate and reliable cost estimates. The software also features Modelogix 3 which is one of the most advanced cost-modeling solutions of industry. Other important capabilities include MS SQL Server, cost-history data, workflow management, call management, customizable reporting, and others.

Competitors & Alternatives

The two main competitors of WinEst include RedTeam and TurboBid. RedTeam is cloud-based construction management whereas WinEst is an on-premise construction management solution. RedTeam is a product of RedTeam Software which was founded in 2006 and based in the United States whereas WinEst is a product of Trimble General Contractors.

WinEst offers support online, during the business hours and via a 24/7 live rep whereas RedTeam offers support online and during the business hours. WinEst offers training via documentation, live-online, webinars and in-person but RedTeam offers training via documentation, webinars, and live-online.

Both TurboBid and WinEst are on-premise construction estimation software solution. WinEst vendor is Trimble General Contractors while TurboBid is a product of Advanced Electrical Technologies which was founded in 1991 in the United States.

TurboBid offers support online and during the business hours whereas WinEst offers support online, during the business hours and via a 24/7 live rep. TurboBid offers training via documentation and live-online whereas WinEst offers training via documentation, webinars, live online and in-person.

WinEst Pricing Information

The experts at ITQlick has reviewed WinEst pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 5 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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Is it the right software for you?

WinEst is ideal for general contractors, remodelers, builders and supervisors. It caters to any business size including small, midsize and large enterprises. It provides to businesses in different industry verticals including the commercial, residential and remodeling construction and more.

WinEst Categories

Accounting & Finance
Cost analysis
Construction
Construction Estimating
Takeoff
Document Management
Scheduling
Project Management
Job cost control
Bid Management

Specifications

Company:
Address: Sunnyvale, California 94085
Customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

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