B2W Estimate

B2W Estimate


¿Quién utiliza este software?

Construction Companies Doing Street/Highway - Paving - Concrete - Grading/Excavation -Bridges - Water/Sewer - And More...


Valoración media

173 reseñas
  • 4.5 / 5
    En general
  • 4.5 / 5
    Facilidad de uso
  • 4.5 / 5
    Atención al cliente
  • 4.5 / 5
    Características
  • 4 / 5
    Relación calidad-precio

Detalles del producto

  • Versión gratuita
    No
  • Prueba gratis
    No
  • Implementación
    Instalado: Windows
  • Formación
    En persona
    En directo en línea
    Seminarios web
    Documentación
  • Asistencia
    En horario ininterrumpido (atiende un representante)
    Horas laborables
    En línea

Datos del proveedor

  • B2W Software
  • http://www.b2wsoftware.com
  • Fundada en 1993

Información sobre este software

B2W Estimate - Estimating & Bidding (Heavy/Civil Construction)

B2W Estimate provides centralized, up-to-date cost data and structures along with specialized functionality for heavy civil construction estimating and bidding. The intuitive, easy-to-use solution allows contractors to maximize accuracy and speed, focus more attention on strategy and win more bids at better margins.


Funciones de B2W Estimate

  • Creación de informes/análisis
  • Estudio de materiales
  • Gestión de proyectos
  • Gestión de subcontratistas
  • Historical Database
  • Integración contable
  • Modelos personalizables
  • Registro de auditoría
  • What-if Analysis
  • Base de datos de costes
  • Base de datos de productos de construcción
  • Control de versiones
  • Estudio de materiales
  • Gestión RFP
  • Gestión de licitantes
  • Gestión de ofertas
  • Gestión de subcontratistas
  • Presupuestos y estimaciones
  • Uso compartido de archivos

Las reseñas más útiles sobre B2W Estimate

  Traducir con Google
5/5
En general
5 / 5
Facilidad de uso
5 / 5
Características y funcionalidad
5 / 5
Asistencia al cliente
Relación calidad-precio

Comentarios: About a year ago, our company was still estimating with spreadsheets. Our system was effective for acquiring work, but didn't really allow for much integration with scheduling, project management, or accounting software. We also had problems with collaboration between estimators on a single estimate. Limitations with spreadsheets forced us to occasionally create multiple estimating files in order to allow more than one estimator to work concurrently on a single project. A more troubling problem was the increasing disparity in spreadsheets from different estimators. Personal preferences led to individual changes on each spreadsheet revision, in both appearance and function. This was problematic during file integration, but also through transitions among staff. Our project managers and superintendents struggled to coordinate projects between different estimators, who sometimes presented the same information in different formats. Realizing that the problems and flaws in our system were only going to get worse, we began to investigate potential software solutions. We decided to go with BID2WIN because the software addressed all our needs at a reasonable price point, and provided all the features of other systems as well as a lot more. We've been using BID2WIN for about a year now, so we're still newbies, and still finding new ways to harness its powerful tools to our advantage. Make no mistake, it IS a powerful tool, and the only regret I have is that we didn't make the move years ago. Implementation of BID2WIN Is not just "installation." It's a collaborative process that entails considerable effort from the client, and from different levels of the BID2WIN implementation and training team. They don't just dump the software on your server. They require considerable effort and involvement from you, the client, but the time and effort you invest into it will be returned many times over. BID2WIN Software had us up and running pretty quickly, and we immediately realized the savings in time. The import features, item and task templates, and RFQ process make building an estimate almost effortless. The process only gets faster and easier as we gain familiarity with the programs, and as our databases grow. The time we save in building estimates can now be utilized to learn the intricacies of the project, and fine tune our efforts accordingly. We don't get every job we bid with BID2WIN. That isn't a goal, and never was. What utilizing BID2WIN does do is lead to better cost accuracy - which, of course, is the single most important aspect of estimating, and the construction business as a whole. Anyone can be a low bidder. What's great is to be the low bidder, while knowing exactly what your margins are - and that's just for starters. BID2WIN addressed all of the issues we had with our spreadsheet estimating. The system allows multiple users to modify a single estimating file concurrently without the need for multiple bidding files, so true collaboration can take place. BID2WIN also immediately standardized our estimating process. These days, we can easily transfer project responsibility from any estimator to any project manager or superintendent, knowing that the information stays consistent in both content and presentation. But beyond that, BID2WIN's myriad reports allow people of different responsibilities to extract their information in virtually any form they want. BID2WIN effectively addressed our crucial need to standardize our process, but the tool also maintained the positive aspects of individualization. My favorite aspect of BID2WIN is the effortless and sleek integration it affords us. Once we are a successful bidder on a project, we can export BID2WIN files and load them into our accounting, project management and scheduling software programs. Within minutes, we have a resource-loaded schedule to hand off to the project manager and superintendent; cost estimates loaded into our job costing; and purchase orders and subcontracts printed, loaded into our accounting program, and ready to distribute to our vendors and subcontractors. There is no redundancy, duplication of effort, or clerical errors, and the task is done in minutes. It still amazes me. As a business owner, the old adage that "time is money" should be a mantra, and the time savings we have derived from the implementation of BID2WIN has already paid for its acquisition costs. With our ability to generate a larger volume of estimates, and with greater cost accuracy, we are also more profitable overall. Innovation is another aspect of BID2WIN that makes the company stand out. Many of the product updates and developments to the system come directly from end-user requests and suggestions. The software doesn't just add cosmetic bells and whistles. The developers collaborate with users to add useful tools that provide additional value, and make our jobs easier. BID2WIN has been everything we had hoped for, and more. We highly recommend this solution to anyone except our direct competition. We'd love to maintain the competitive advantage it affords us.

Bid2Win Estimating Software User Review

  Traducir con Google
4/5
En general
5 / 5
Facilidad de uso
Características y funcionalidad
5 / 5
Asistencia al cliente
Relación calidad-precio

Comentarios: Having used multiple estimating packages including Harddollar, HCS, Success, MCACES, and MCII, this program is by far the most user-friendly and feature-rich system in the commercial marketplace today, in my opinion. Additionally, the Bid2Win Software Engineers are eager to hear of user-identified feature requests and incorporate them into the software as new feature updates. We have used the system for 10 years, now, and have been very satisfied with the stability, speed, ease of use, minimal learning curve, and scalability of the program. I would give the software a 9.2 out of 10 and would raise the rating to 9.8 out of 10 if the Cons posted above were addressed.

Puntos a favor: Our company is a heavy/highway general contractor that self-performs removals, earthwork, bridges and retaining walls, underground utilities, asphalt paving and concrete paving. We investigated other options prior to commiting to the purchase of Bid2Win, choosing it because of its intuitive, tabbed user-interface and the ability to construct reusable task templates for any kind of work imaginable. The following bullets give an overview of the features available:
- User defined work categories / sub categories
- User defined labor classification / burden database
- User defined equipment classification / rates database
- Unlimited task template creation for repetitive work items
- Tabbed costing interface for calculating costs / markups / and bid pricing
- Markup distribution strategy tab for spreading costs to maximize project cash flow
- Automatic bond cost table
- Microsoft SQL server-based for unlimited concurrent user access (multiple estimators work at the same time)

Puntos en contra: - Weak export of costs and resources to Critical Path Method scheduling software (i.e. Export to Microsoft Project, not Primavera)
- Only basic implementation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) subcontractor assignments (still requires additional spreadsheet work outside of the program to get a complete analysis of DBE participation)