B2W Software

B2W Estimate

4.5 / 5 173 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

173 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • B2W Software
  • www.b2wsoftware.com
  • Founded 1993
  • United States

About B2W Estimate

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.


B2W Estimate Features

  • Bidder Management
  • Building Product Database
  • Cost Database
  • File Sharing
  • Proposal Management
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • RFP Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • Version Control
  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Customizable Templates
  • Historical Database
  • Project Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • What-if Analysis

B2W Estimate Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Jul 08, 2011
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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

Sep 29, 2010
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: 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)

Cons: - 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)

Overall: 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.

Because I'm happy...

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: First, I like how responsive this vendor is towards user concerns and input towards a better product. Each employee is very willing to help and answer questions, or record any input to be evaluated for future updates. Second, I like how much this product continues to evolve. When I started using the software three years ago, I only used the estimate portion. Now we have evolved to using it for job cost tracking, dispatch, forms, etc., it is much more convenient being able to use one software to handle a lot of our needs.

Cons: The only thing I do not like is not having an "undo" button, one like those seen on the Microsoft office softwares. I greatly appreciate the recycle bin feature to help restore items that I've deleted, but I also make many small mistakes or changes that I would easily like to undo.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would tell others to remember the ease of functionality with this program. Make sure to remember all of the different features and options that the program offers (estimate, dispatch, track, wbs, etc), and how encompassing everything into one program is a great relief. Instead of having three different programs to handle operations within the company, B2W has allowed us the luxury of only needing to use one.

Jul 07, 2011
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Romero is a certified SDB General Construction Corp. specializing in: design-build, general contracting, fine grading, aggregate placement, asphalt paving, concrete paving, curb & flatwork, aggregate crushing/recycling, based in the northern San Diego, California area. Prior to BID2WIN we were using customized Excel spreadsheets on an ad hoc basis. What compelled us to switch to BID2WIN was the ability to have a centralized database on which all of our estimators could draw. That, and the fact that BID2WIN keeps our resources and our bids organized. We were very impressed with BID2WIN's customer service and the fact that we can call them up anytime and have one of their support reps log on to our computers and fix a problem. The company wants to go in the direction of the consumer; they're willing to customize the package to our operations and they want to implement it the best way they can to benefit us. One of the biggest reasons we went with BID2WIN is there support department. Whenever we call up they are like bull dogs; they get on a question and they wont let go until it's solved. BID2WIN saves our company time and money in several regards. First, it has standardized our estimating and bidding. Our estimators are all using the same program. Our bid proposals all look the same and there's no opportunity for anyone to be using an incorrect cost with any of our resources. Also, BID2WIN's built in error checking lets us quickly determine if we've omitted any costs or missed any aspects of the bid. My favorite feature is the ability to update a bid globally when we have material changes or labor or equipment rate changes. We can go into a very large bid and make the update and have it take effect everywhere. We use Maxwell's StreetSmarts and the integration with BID2WIN almost saves us a body at the office. Right from BID2WIN I can export my budget, cost codes, purchase orders ¿ everything we need to set up the job. I would definitely recommend BID2WIN to some of our colleagues in the field. In fact, we've done so in the past!

B2W Estimate

Mar 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Custom Reporting feature made it possible to customize the reporting and views to the old way we were used to seeing it. It does a really good job of computing all the numbers in a bid item fashion. Tons of ways you can tackle different tasks or multiple items within one parent bid item, phases, alternates, etc. The subcontractor compare tab is a great way to compare item by item, apples to apples of multiple sub quotes. Then with a click of a button it will push them in to your actual bid. Huge time saver!

Cons: Sometimes on larger bids with hundreds of bid items that are very complex it seems to have a slight lag when doing data entry. That could also be part technical on our side as well. But I need to address this. I guess I'm always shooting for "Very Efficient" in everything I do.

Recommendations to other buyers: Trial and error, You will be able to demo the software and have there staff walk you through the "how to's" on using the software before you actually purchase a license. Get your feet wet and just start producing better complete bids more efficiently.

Capterra-loader

Solid tool with an ever growing list of valuable features

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I truly appreciate the integration among the entire product line. It truly streamlines our approach to doing business

Cons: While I enjoy the integration, I do feel it could be better, the limited functionality of certain parts of the programs limit its full potential.

Overall: We are able to drive our goal of industry leader with the tools being afforded to us by B2W. We find new ways of use daily, we are able to get information to our field personnel quickly. Responding in minuets to issues not days and weeks. it is a platform we plan on building upon aggressively for a long time.

Makes closing a tender a breeze.

Jun 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The flexibility. I have three estimators who utilize the functionality that allow them to work in their own unique ways. It's intuitive, uses windows-like logic. The 'crew based', subcontractor based, vendor based, systems allows for quick tendering.

Cons: The system requires annual maintenance fees that are somewhat costly. I am utilizing the system to the maximum amount of users (paid for) and would have pay more if I were to add more users.

Overall: Increased success in obtaining work and peace of mind.

Great Estimating Software

Nov 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This is a great program for estimating. It can be customized with activities, crews, etc that can be used over and over. Bids can be shared in real time among multiple users. It also exports into multiple programs (Excel, Viewpoint) which makes the transition into a project easier.

Pros: It takes time to build activities and crews, but once done, they can be copied with no effort. There's multiple reports (material, labor, equipment) that is really helpful if the bid is successful. There is effort to learn the software, but it is straight forward. There are simple but effective features like the subcontractor and vendor management that allows you to create groups that then apply throughout the bid - for example, you can make a subcontractor group for concrete and enter the separate contractors and pricing. Choosing a contractor in this group then applies to all concrete items throughout the bid. It makes the work easier, but also helps to avoid missing an item.

Cons: The program automatically saves and there is no undo button, so make sure you think of this ahead of time.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you work remotely, you have to check out a license before leaving the office. Don't forget on a weekend, or you'll be driving back to the office!

I am new to the product, but it seems like a good software program.

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and functionality. I like the various windows for different functions, and the icons are getting better to differentiate various functions. I do like how I am able to have many number of tasks in a tree, in lieu of only having the ability to have 3 or 4 tasks per item.

Cons: Lacks some features I am used to. I am not a huge fan of the different reports, but we are working with B2W about customizing various reports to suit our company needs. I am also not a fan of how slow the inputs can be. We are working off an off-site server, and sometimes in can bog down.

Overall: It's easy to use as an estimator.

Experience using B2W has been phenomenal and useful.

Jun 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: B2W ease of use and ability to update costing on materials, labour and equipment simply.

The Item history lookup option on an item is an effective tool.

Cons: It's in ability to create phases within phases on B2W estimate.

When it crashes it crashes numerous times that day. Does not happen very often, but when it does, it does not simply crash one time.

Overall: I am able to easily and effectively perform my job as an estimator.

Continues to perform as expected. Easy to navigate around after becoming familiar with interface.

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Level of control over all aspects of the bids. Also the ability to break down information in various formats for easy review and analysis. Conditional formatting allows to catch anything that may be an issue at a quick glance. Numerous reports built in to cover a lot of aspects of the bids.

Cons: Inability to create custom reports in house. Also with concurrent licenses not having the ability to pull a license back from a user has been a challenge. The user may have remained logged in even though they are not using the software preventing others ability to access.

Overall: Standardized bidding and job set up process across the company. Also provides place for easy review of bids at all levels of management in various locations across the group of companies.

Bid2Win Construction Estimating Software

Aug 19, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: With the Enterprise version, the software has the ability to utilize multiple databases for use with multiple companies, yet be maintained from a central location. Within the Sherwood organization, we have eight companies; each with their own location, identity, resources, wage schedules, equipment rates, etc. The system's flexibility, ease of use, and multiple database capabilities were exatcly what we needed.

Data migration for system implementation was greatly simplified by way of spreadsheet style templates that were used to pre-populate the program's data tables within each database. WIth the pre-poulated data, the system was ready to use, almost virtually out of the box.

Seemless integration with MS Office products and exports available for multiple other software products, including accounting systems, reduces time and effort.

We were bidding with the system the day after training.

Cons: There aren't any cons that I can think of. After using the system for four months, I have only called tech support once. It was for something that I could have taken care of with another few minutes of thinking. If you pay attention during the training and are somewhat computer literate, the systems intuitiveness takes care of the rest.,

Overall: Highly recommended.

B2W is very professional and customer focused, and the software is robust and easy to use, although it is still a legacy product in many ways.

Jul 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I think it is the best available estimating software for site work contractors (although any contractor or subcontractor can use it). It can handle very large projects and has many elements that make it so useful, especially for Unit Price projects. It is clean and simple to use considering how robust it is. Adding some workflows, checklists, custom fields and making it web-based eventually would be great.

Pros: Easy to learn Logical process flow for the most part Stable Saves time once you get some data accumulated RFQ module works well

Cons: Not as "smart" as I hoped (e.g., work flows, checklists, custom fields, etc) Not web-based Lots of mouse clicks required Legacy elements (e.g., search functions not as robust as modern web-based software)

An in depth software geared towards professional construction

Mar 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Estimate provides multiple levels of items and tasks, including labor, materials and trucking. This makes it extremely simple as a business to break down all of your costs and make sure you are pricing out jobs accordingly.

Cons: The method of emailing an estimate recently changed and now does not allow you to copy other employees.

Overall a great experience. Enjoyed the interactive classes and found it very helpful.

Jun 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Overall I find the program to be very user friendly. I am intrigued by all of the different reports that it can generate.

Cons: I find at times the software can be slow. A feature that would be nice is for it to have a multi-delete function (rather than only being able to delete one item at a time).

Always making life simpler!

Jul 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The ease and functionality of the program. The way in which it is built makes bids a breeze. The vendor is great because of their service. When you do come upon a road block, they always have an answer for you, and the answer is always to your favour (it's never that they can't not figure out how to help you).

Cons: Nothing comes to mind! I honestly can't think of a time when I've thought anything other than positive thoughts about this program and vendor.

Recommendations to other buyers: Attend a user conference, call the help line. These things help you to gain new experiences with the program and will make the bidding process much more efficient once you learn the little tricks and tips of what the program can do.

Used Estimate (formerly Bid2Win) for more than 10 years. Very pleased.

Apr 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Support is very good. Friendly and knowledgeable. And prompt! Usually you can talk to a support rep right away and get your issue resolved right then and there which is critical when closing a bid.

Cons: Because we have been so pleased with Estimate / Bid2Win, I have not personally used other estimating software for more than ten years so I cannot personally provide a detailed comparison to other currently available estimating software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Talk to others in your industry niche. Join user groups. Find a non-competing company in the same business and discuss their experience. Go to trade shows and get hands-on with other software. Ask for trial versions and do some test bids.

Bid2Win

Aug 23, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Support is second to none. Available 24/7. Never have they failed to answer question or solve problem within minutes. Never on hold, never have to wait for a callback.

Product allows you to bid the way you want, how you are used to bidding. I've never had a situation that could not be handled easily and efficiently by B2W.

Effortlessly send RFQ's to subs and vendors via email or fax in a readable and understandable format, along with the ability to send attachments to any or all on your list.

Mark Up and Bid Closings methods are outstanding. The ability to spread and distribute mark ups in infinite combinations assure that you won't get burned by a crazy bid form.

Simple phase and alternate creation and management allows you to match any bid form.

Multiple layer work-breakdown structure allows all items to be bid so that your costs are always accurate, you never have to resort to "close enough for now"

Estimate Check - fantastic, assures complete estimate

Cons: I should have bought it much sooner.

Overall: I've used and reviewed other systems, nothing can compare to B2W.

Good estimating software with many tools

Nov 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: This program works very well with Viewpoint and makes setting up a job in Viewpoint much easier.

Pros: The program is straight forward to learn, however, there are many features so there is a learning curve. The vendor and subcontractor RFQ is a great feature that makes analysis much easier. There are many reports available. Very helpful software.

Cons: There is no undo button, so be very careful before you take action. It is somewhat laborious to set up an estimate, a drag and drop feature of tasks or components would speed things up greatly.

A Great Time Saver

Apr 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Product: The time saving elements of putting an estimate together. Vendor: Our vendor rep is always available and knows B2W form top to bottom. At this point in my career, I wouldn't consider going back to pencil and paper.

Cons: Not being able to change font or highlight while typing up terms & conditions. Not being able to sort quickly by category. B2W does not like to work with negative values (Scrap credit on demolition projects)

Recommendations to other buyers: You need to be familiar with both your historical and current costs. Keep your database current. Be very careful when using the DELETE button. Use common sense when reviewing your estimate.

Very helpfull business tool

Jul 30, 2015
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I have been using B2W for five years now, and it was very easy to learn. It is a powerful tool when setting up consistent, precise bids. Every year we get better at using it and the updates always seem to make the product better and more user friendly.

Cons: One problem we come across when using B2W is if you accidently change a production rate or cost, there is no back button to undo the error. There is only the audit view and it would just be easier if there was an undo.

Recommendations to other buyers: Evaluators need to use the product for a year or more to understand the full potential of the estimating tool.

Overall it is great software riddled with terrible reporting and some ease of use issues

Jun 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Document management is okay. Could use some better tagging

Windows interface is user friendly. user folders are a great benefit to organize information

Cons: Sub Payable is terrible. works fine as long as you don't make a mistake or need to add anything on the fly.

Reporting is terrible.

Its user friendly, the program gets better as data basis are built for functionality for our use

Jun 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once the data basis is built with tasks and material it will be easier to build an estimate quicker, this will take time. It's hard to accomplish through the season now, we will be working on it through the winter months.

Cons: It would be nice to see within the estimate that you are working on that will show you all of the material you have imported for your estimate in one screen whit a push of a button.

Overall: Estimate quality, functional bid quotes

B2W Excellent Estimating Software

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software has the ability to hold a great volume of customers and estimates without the system getting bogged down.

Cons: It would be nice if it had a scheduling feature within the same program to allow for ease of job progression from quote to finished product.

Great Bidding Software

Mar 24, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Bid2Win makes it relatively easy to produce quality bids in a short amount of time. We value the ability to distribute indirect costs and make specific adjustments. Also the ability to adjust costs globally is of great value.

Cons: It has been somewhat of a learning experience to export bid estimates to our accounting and job costing software. I'm sure if we were to work with support on this we could figure it out better.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure the software fits what your end goal is. The software should make your job more feasible.

It works well for it's purpose.

Jun 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I think the building of crews and layout is easy to understand. The RFP process is very functional and easy to use.

Cons: It doesn't work well for mechanical takeoff. Also, the building of resources can be clunky. I also would like to see a feature where you can award a scope of work to a sub or supplier as "FREE" for comparison purposes.

Overall: I think it helps provide more accurate and competitive estimates.

Estimate and Track

Sep 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Their customer service is excellent! Very helpful and get back to you right away. We have used the product for a couple of years now and really like it. It's very user friendly and helpful with the information you are able to get from it.

Cons: I wish you were able to customize reports more especially in Track.

Recommendations to other buyers: For track, depending on the amount of users do your homework before getting tablets or iPads. We purchased tablets and are now converting them all over to iPad because of speed issues.

Very long process to get an estimate

Nov 19, 2014
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like that the software is very user-friendly and pretty straightforward.

Cons: A lot of data entry is required for the estimates. Even if you link an Excel spreadsheet to the estimate, the process of adding a comment for each cell you want to link is tedious, and it doesn't really work for a lot of things, like the equipment quantity. Also, I am not a big fan of the reporting. Most of the reports are confusing, and when presenting the estimate to upper management, it is always hard to explain that it is that way in the reporting, but if you do a multiplication for example, that is the correct number. I just think the reports should show the actual numbers, or maybe we are just using the wrong product for the kind of work we do, and that is why the reporting in the software does not meet out needs.

Recommendations to other buyers: There is a lot of extra work that is required to be done outside of B2W before the data can be entered in the software. Sometimes, it feels it would be faster to just create a spreadsheet and work from it.

I was B2W when it was still Bid2Win.

Jul 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: B2W does everything HeavyBid does but does it better and in a more user-friendly way. Also, the reports are easier to read. One of the things I like best is the vendor/subcontractor management system.

Cons: Exporting budgets to our accounting software is awkward, but this has more to do with our accounting software than B2W.

Recommendations to other buyers: Give it a try. Interview other current users. Make sure B2W will export budgets easily and correctly into your accounting software. Don't trust blanket promises.

Great Program

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is very easy to use and the staff at B2W offer great support throughout the integration process and afterwards with any advice you may require. Once integration is complete, B2W sends someone to your office to help train at your own pace in a one on one environment for your company.

Cons: I do not have anything bad to say about the product or vendor.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you get a program that can adapt to your needs. This software definitely has that capability.

Estimate Review

Mar 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The ability to customize the product for our needs and the willingness of the B2W employees to help with it. Also the tracking and reporting we can get from it.

Cons: I wish there were more selection of custom reports. We utilize some of the reports but it would be beneficial to be able to run more custom (specific) reports of what we are looking for with in estimate.

Recommendations to other buyers: We have really benefited from the product and got a lot of valuable information from it.

B2W Estimate - overall product review

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It is very versatile with what you can do with the program. Also, it is very user-friendly, which makes it easier to train new estimators. B2W is also constantly listening to their customers and upgrading the product continually, which is addressing the customer ideas

Cons: I'm still waiting on a couple of recommendations, but I realize it takes time to produce and implement them.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is an excellent product, which we have been using for 10 years.

Powerful and Functional

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is one of the best estimating software specifically for heavy-civil, large scale projects. Ability to identify and manage a resource file, transferring the WBS from excel to the software and utilizing the best reporting system to come up with the cost breakdown based on labor, equipment and material are some pros of this software.

Cons: Considering the cost of the software, it fits the large-scale projects. It doesn't seem, it can be a right choice for small-size projects or buildings.

B2W is helping us to make a long overdue transition

Mar 02, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the data management, database, and structure in general. B2W is helping us to make a transition to where we need to be in terms of estimating.

Cons: What I like the least is management reports and some screen visuals. The way the information is arranged is not friendly to first users. "Hide zeros" is not established across all menus.

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider how much executive support you have to make the change. What hardcore talent do you have in your estimating team to make this change? You will need a culture of deadlines to make this happen. How will you manage resistors at all levels to make the change?

Best In Class. First Rate Customer Service.

Apr 01, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Estimate off and on for nearly a decade. I have demo'd countless competitors programs and I know two things to be true there is no solution that is perfect to every companies specific situation however, B2W's Estimate is the best in the class. The Ease of Use of software is relative to the commercial category for which its application is being used. Civil and Heavy Highway Estimates are difficult and complex undertakings in a lot of cases so while Estimate is not intuitive, none are, the use of Estimate in our company has increased the amount of work we bid, by nearly 40% compared to our previous Excel based system. More accurately, Estimate Check Wizard is an amazing feature. I cant say that it has made us more profitable but it has eliminated human error that would of resulted in losses. Additionally I haven't had a single dealing with any employee that hasn't gone out of there way to answer any question I have I had. Lastly, B2W's tech support is unrivaled you won't know that until you need them but you will after.

It is very comparible to HCSS.

Mar 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This is very comparible to HCSS (the Cadillac of estimating softwares) but much more user friendly.

Cons: I cannot honestly think of what I like least. This software is easy to use.

Recommendations to other buyers: In construction, HCSS is considered the estimating software to have. But I have used HCSS for over 10 years and in the nearly 3 years I've been using B2W, to me, it performs the same task but on a easier to use platform.

Overall a great product

Jul 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Lets you spend more time breaking down a job and less time building a estimate. Vendor always has an answer right away when there is a problem

Cons: Wish I could create my own reports. this would make it easier for me to find what I am looking for faster.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try them all out equally, you will find that B2W will be the most user friendly and comprehensive software out there for the price

I have used B2W Estimate since 2003.

Mar 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I had previous experience with crew/production based estimating prior to starting with B2W Estimate 13 years ago so the concepts were easy to pick up. The way we use Estimate has evolved over the years to help integrate the project budgets into our accounting and production tracking systems. B2W Support has been helpful when we needed to resolve issues. The software is flexible and adaptable to our needs. The 4 stars for ease of use is only because B2W has so many features packed into the system. I'm sure it does things that we don't even know we need. The Best Practices sessions at UC16 were very informative. Working through a sample estimate with a trainer and then discussing "tips and tricks" with other users is of great value to be able to use the software to its fullest potential. We are looking forward to the enhancements coming in future releases. B2W is to be commended for the culture of always wanting to improve the product--and basing those improvements on the needs and desires of their customers.

Project Estimator

Jul 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The ability to assemble accurate and complete bids in a short amount of time. B2W Estimate is such a universal tool and can do anything that is required of it.

Cons: The feature that we are not in love with on this product is the trucking modular and its function in the estimate.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are looking for a solid investment this is hands down the best tool to have.

Review of B2W estimate

Apr 17, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The product is very user friendly, when we have used customer support, for the most part they have been very helpful.

Cons: We use custom reports that always seem to be a problem with updates to the software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure to look at all the software options. Do not by the software with the most bells and whistles, but the one that is going to be most user friendly to your business.

Estimate and Track

Sep 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product is user friendly. My rep was wonderful in helping us set it up and to troubleshoot.

Cons: We seem to have the tablets lock up when trying to submit their job sheets; currently one of the newer ipads will not let you copy.

Recommendations to other buyers: Helps to standardize the bidding process. Can monitor bids won and loss. The reports are very informative.

Project Management

Apr 07, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Multiple estimators in one bid, global edits, export capability, customer service, programming issues

Cons: trucking calculator doesn't link to resources, large task templates extremely slow system and/or crash system, cost groups with large task templates extremely slow system and/or crash system, custom reports need to be constructed by B2W

Signed up with this product a couple years ago. Love it. Keep it up

Mar 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The support staff is great. It's very simple and easy to use software. It's the way estimating should be.

Cons: I didn't like that it was developed without spellcheck, but that is resolved. We need a takeoff software in bid 2 win.

Recommendations to other buyers: Know how they want to job cost their jobs before building a database (as well as build the database correctly). Keep it simple.

B2W is great

Mar 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the ease of use and strength of the program. The support is unmatched.

Cons: I have no real complaints. There will always be little things that you wished were different. However, I like this program.

Recommendations to other buyers: Put a lot of thought into how you develop your resources. I had to rebuild mine after I fully understood the program.

I have been using estimate for the last 10 years

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This software is easy to learn and very functional in Earthwork and Utility work. The support group is both timely and knowledgeable and eager to hear the customer's opinion.

Cons: I am colorblind and have a difficult time seeing the red text.

Recommendations to other buyers: The more you utilize it, the easier your bidding becomes!

New user of enterprise level B2W

Mar 03, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the ability to detail out cost and keep one central database to review of other bids. I also like RFQ's and vendor management.

Cons: So far our offsite connections have been slow. I think that is more a problem on our end though.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's worth the money to spend a little more for the enterprise version.

B2W Estimate

Jun 06, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Streamlined system for estimating. The technical ability to control certain key portions of an estimate, with as much detail as I want.

Cons: The initial screen for creating a new job estimate. I would prefer one screen with all the questions.

Recommendations to other buyers: The task and crew templates save much time and effort.

Earthwork Estimates

Dec 18, 2014
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is easy to use and is very functional. Most of the features I look for in putting together a bid are included in the software.

Cons: There is one issue I have with the vendor management. It is difficult to spread my HDPE pipe fittings out among different items. The software works, but the way we price and spread our fitting cost generates a lot of custom material codes within the resources. Another item that would be nice would be to be able to use formulas in some of the cells in the same way you can use formulas to calculate quantities in Excel.

Recommendations to other buyers: There are features in the software that you don't even know you need until you find them. I felt our old pricing software was complete, but this goes well beyond and does everything very efficiently and effectively. I would highly recommend B2W to others.

B2W Estimate

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I am able to estimate projects the way I think, support is second to none, and it's always evolving and improving based on the user's feedback.

Cons: They don't have software for everything we do, simply because they do it so well.

Recommendations to other buyers: Talk to actual users, and they will tell you how good it is.

Caveman. For 20 years, I used a pencil and a estimating work sheet.

Mar 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The ease of use use once the concept was only somewhat understood. I have been using B2W for close to two years now and enjoy working with it every day, because I learn something new every day.

Cons: When I work up cost groups and want to view my crew days, I need to count them. Unlike a task when all you have to do is click on the task and your total crew days are shown.

Recommendations to other buyers: Since I'm fairly new to the program, my only recommendation is to use it.

B2W Estimate is the best!

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Windows-based. Ease of use. Updated and enhanced features 2-3 time per year. Always evolving

Cons: I love everything about the software. There are no negative statements I could make regarding the software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take the time to talk to other users! They will all talk up the support and ease of use.

It is the best!

May 12, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: B2W is very user friendly. I love the reports and the way it allows you to set your bid up different ways.

Cons: I wish there was a way to globally change the trucking rates.

Recommendations to other buyers: I recommend getting this software. I have worked with a few other competitors, and B2W definitely is the best I have used.

Hit the ground running

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's easy to use from the start. You can click and drag from one area to another and have global estimate controls.

Cons: The print window can not be expanded to show the full names of print reports.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's easy to use and drag and drop without recoding the estimate detail.

User friendly with great support

Jan 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We bought the software 4 months ago and it has been a very easy process to set up and start bidding with the program. We paid for the onsite training and while expensive was well worth the money.

Pros: I really like the ease of globally editing the material costs, labor costs, crews, production rates, etc with the global editing feature.

Cons: I haven't been using it long enough to have any real complaints about the product but it would be nice to have some sort of undo button.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be prepared to spend some time setting it up but it will be worth it in the long run.

Review of bidding software

Apr 17, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ability to match our old accounting system's layout with custom reports.

Cons: Quite a bit of IT issues working with Citrix client.

Recommendations to other buyers: Check on what the system support is and how accessible support is. Look for user friendly platforms, Bid2Win is much more user friendly than others.

Government and Private Estimates

Mar 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Subcontractor and Vendor RFQs and management The professionalism of cover page

Cons: No undo function Alternates on cover page can't be manually placed in order of how you want

Recommendations to other buyers: Excellent way to review and manage bidding opportunities

Still Integrating

Mar 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's pretty user friendly and easy to understand for the average estimator.

Cons: Certain feature requests not available yet like "unit" sale pricing on the WBS/Item Pricing tab

Recommendations to other buyers: Research several different softwares before deciding

Estimation & Biding got Better

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Reliable Software, provides all requirement for a successful & wining Bid preparation and cost estimation, it helps to get your business bigger

Cons: Nothing much, small adjustment might provide more efficiency and allow to have a better biding results, by taking into consideration all risk factors

BTW estimate is by far the most useful and user-friendly program

Feb 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The tech support is alway quick and well versed. It's very user-friendly.

Cons: Not being able to print a detail billable report, like the cost detail.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at B2W Estimate, and you will want to buy it. It's definitely worth the price.

B2W Review

Nov 07, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: B2W is very easy to learn and use. Estimators that have field experience but limited experience with B2W can quickly and easily learn MHR production rates simply by looking at the crew size and duration and then comparing that with the associated production rate.

Cons: If I have to say something, it would be helpful if you could adjust the font and color of bid items, tasks, and crews at all levels.

Recommendations to other buyers: The ease of use needs to be a consideration. There may be other estimating software on the market that has a lot of unique takeoff features, but these features can be very cumbersome and, for the most part, aren't even utilized. B2W gives you the necessary tools to compile estimates in a quick and organized fashion that is very easy to learn and use.

Project Manager/Estimator

Mar 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the ability to bid, win, and track all features as an estimate.

Cons: I don't like the fact that there is no undo button. Plus, the idea that we are unable to take subcontracted items and cross compare them between industries, for example a landscaper does the same work an excavator does.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is simple software to use once set up. I highly recommended it.

Peter Baker Review

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's easy to use. It allows you to get as detailed or as simple as you want.

Cons: Maybe be able to enlarge the fonts in estimate detail.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would say B2W is at the leading edge of bidding software.

Swiss Army Knife of estimating

Mar 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We are Mining & tunneling contractor, this software adapts readily to our unique bidding styles and forms

Cons: Some of the help items are not so helpful. It takes time to sift through the items. They are not always clearly defined.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you can customize it to you business. We are a specialty contractor and our bid forms are typically one offs.

Never go back.

Mar 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Using B2W Estimate is a must for me now. I'd never go back to using Excel and manually doing bids. When we first started using B2W Estimate, we were actually running bids both in Excel and B2W. I found a few mistakes that would have never made it through the bidding process while entering a couple bids into B2W after the fact. I found a couple formulae errors in Excel which cost us quite a bit of money. It is much easier to reorganize your bid, or make changes in B2W than Excel as well. Alternate bids, which we are requested to do sometimes, are a lot easier to do by just duplicating the bid and re-organizing it.

The tools incorporated into B2W to check the bid for errors are very useful as well. With large bids the Estimate Check Wizard is a must.

I can't think of any reason not to use B2W.

We have used B2W Estimate exclusively since 2010.

Oct 10, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: The product is extremely easy to use and customizable to meet all of our needs. You are not restricted by the product limitations. B2W is constantly upgrading to based on customer feature requests.

Cons: There is nothing I do not like about this product. It works as advertised and is constantly upgraded by the manufacturer. I have this software open at least 10 hours per day and am usually on at least 4 open estimates at any time. Crashes are not existent.

Recommendations to other buyers: Definitely give this estimating software a try. There is no limitation to the different ways estimates can be configured. Add in the ability to create tasks with related workbooks and the time savings are incredible for repetitive pay items.

B2W Review

Feb 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the abilities it has for importing and exporting. The ease that it allows for importing into P6 is really nice.

Cons: I dislike the little quirks that will hold a file from being exported.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at the whole picture. This software incorporates several processes seamlessly behind the scenes that would be very tedious if you had to do them separately every time.

Excellent bid platform and training

Dec 18, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: B2W Estimate is a great resource organizing from top-level bid items down to the materials that the crews require to get the job done.

Cons: For material and equipment, it would be nice if B2W estimate had a platform where material vendors and equipment rental houses could submit an Excel spreadsheet that could be imported in order to update pricing information for materials.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't let yourself get discouraged when first evaluating this software. As with everything else, practice makes perfect. Attend some webinars and conferences to learn some of the tricks that the vet's use, and with every bid, you will become more and more confident in the software's abilities.

Time saving when setting up similar bids week in week out.

Mar 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It used to take me a day or two to set up a new bid now I can have it done in about and hour.

Cons: I wish sometimes there was a back button like in excel so if changes were made accidentally then they could easily be corrected.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would like to see this program run on the Mac platform in the future.

Effective software

Mar 02, 2015
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I really like the communication between the vendor/subcontractor links and the bid estimate.

Cons: There is no way to create company specific reports and imports. Also, not being able to back up an estimate.

Recommendations to other buyers: Create a junk estimate and just explore as much as you can. Don't be afraid to call help desk.

A great product overall

Mar 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use and versatility. Reports are very useful. Ability to save tasks and use them from one estimate to another.

Cons: Not being able to save views without buying the upgrade.

Recommendations to other buyers: If considering the entire suite, start with only Estimate to begin, and then add others as necessary about one year later.

B2W Estimate: a Great and Valuable Tool from Small to Large Estimates

Oct 22, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is easy to learn and use. The vendor provides good support. I like the ability to build crews and standard work items in the database and then customize them to each individual estimate. I also like that fuel prices can be constantly updated to keep hourly equipment costs current.

Cons: I have always had good support and a good experience using this software, so I don't have any real negatives. Some of the search functions could be more user-friendly.

Recommendations to other buyers: In any new software evaluation, keep an open mind, make lots of notes, and don't be afraid to ask questions or for repeated demonstrations.

Powerful software with great features

Mar 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: B2W Estimate is the best bidding software for site contractors. It allows you to be as simple or as detailed as you want to be. The software is featured packed and yet easy to use. With a press of a button, we can find out information about a bid that would have taken hours to calculate. Integration with accounting or other software was very easy, especially with the help of the support team. On the rare occasion we have a glitch with the software, the support team gets the issue resolved quickly and is very knowledgeable about the software. I would highly recommend the software to any site contractor looking to streamline their bidding process and more accurately estimate their cost and profits.

Overall, the project has helped BCI increase the speed, efficiency and quality of our estimating.

Apr 01, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros - Fairly easy to use and quick to get new users trained to a productive level. Flexibility is great as the software allows the estimator to organize estimates in a way that is either consistent with a corporate strategy or unique to his own needs.

Cons - There is a lack of user customization of reports. B2W will tell you that you can use Crystal Reports to generate custom reports but that is too cumbersome and time consuming. There needs to be a way to simply choose data field you want to print and allow you to organize them on the page. Also, after 6+ years with the software, we have found that customer service is great but B2W is very slow to implement fixes or modifications.

It's an Estimate pro !!

Dec 13, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Initial training for the software is not that good! It would be better if the initial trainers had better practice before training somebody! Otherwise, the software is amazing!

Pros: The changes made in the Estimate will not affect your template or the resources...!

Cons: The service aspects has to be improved

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't expect to learn in a go., it takes a while to get to know what it is !!

B2W Estimate review

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's easy to implement and very customizable. It's very user-friendly.

Cons: It's very pricey and the add-on components do not meet the same quality standards of Estimate.

Recommendations to other buyers: Figure out if you need the power of this program. If yes, this is a great product.

We don't have a comparison, so it is tough to be fair.

Aug 14, 2014
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's sure easier than using Excel. We haven't used another bidding program, so we have no comparison.

Cons: There is no documentation on how to enter ID codes. For someone like us, we haven't a clue, and the support told us to use the codes in our accounting program, but we have no codes there, so we have no codes entered in Estimate yet. We have spent weeks researching and reading about ID codes and according to what we've read, other programs explain ID codes and where to enter them.

Recommendations to other buyers: Talk to users in a similar industry and find out what they like and what they don't.

This software helps the contracting companies to prepare the winning bid.

Sep 28, 2009
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I am retired Government Engineer and I have started a consulting company positioned to offer consultancy services in the bid preparation. I want to become reseller of this product and enhance my training opportunities. I see great opportunity to sell the software to contracting companies.

Cons: I am considering the product has a got great value and it can be sold to all real estate companies who are developers cum real estate agents. The construction comapnies who bid for contracts.

Overall: THe product is very good and relevant, it provides the opportunity for software developers, resellers, trainers and users. It creates 4-win situation.

Easy to Use and Powerful

Mar 02, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I found this program to be very easy to learn with just the smallest amount of training.

Cons: It can be easy to miss selecting Subcontractors or Vendors, but that is fixed by the Check Wizard Feature. It also has a habit of crashing.

Recommendations to other buyers: This software is very simple to use and has the ability to do so many different things. It also works hand in hand with other B2W products to help utilize the software to its full extent.

I used B2W Estimate daily for the past 5 years and really enjoy it!

Mar 25, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I like the updates that consistently take place with B2W, I enjoy the ease of use and like all features within B2W, I would like to see a few more export features that included taking any typical estimate and export out by pay item for import in a scheduling software. I use this program every day and have for the past 5 years and I believe this is easier to use than others and continue to improve. I would like to have a simpler way to enter a material calculation factor. Overall very pleased with the use of B2W and would recommend when updates are created a short video be posted to the B2W website showing the features and how to utilize them.

Fast, easy, accurate, and reliable

Feb 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The customer support is great if we ever need help.

Cons: I don't have any complaints. Good product and great service.

Recommendations to other buyers: Having a system to take your information from the bid, to the build, and beyond in construction is a huge advantage.

B2W Software - Great Estimating Software

Oct 23, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software does what was promised it would do and integrates well with accounting programs. Ease of use is also a big factor. We have been with them since 2002, and the customer support has always been exceptional.

Cons: There's nothing to complain about. The upgrades and new software lines they have added have not taken away from their estimating software.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's easy to use and has a very quick learning curve, even for people without too strong of computer skills. Also, it's easy to customize it to the style you are used to preparing your bids.

B2W Review 4-25-15

Apr 25, 2015
3/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Provides a complete orderly bid with minimal effort.

Cons: Difficulty syncing program with printers and devices.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do a lot of research on the front end. It is very hard to change once you have begun using a program.

Bid2Win Estimate

Nov 06, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: The software is easy to use for anyone who is familiar working with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft products. They are constantly updating and adding features based on user feedback.

Cons: Resource databases can get flooded with too many versions of the same item based on slight differences in the way they are entered. A feature that notifies you of a similar entry prior to creating a new one would help solve this issue.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ask Bid2Win to include helping you set up your databases so that you are starting off on the right foot.

Great Product!!!!

Mar 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The ease of creating a bid for multiple users. The data is clean and allows us to bid more projects due to the time it saves.

Cons: It is not 100% customizable. I think there should be more options for the users to change to organize the data as needed.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look deeply into the software. It is a great product that is compatible for many different exports as needed.

Works great but still need to get the most out of it

Mar 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Support and how easy it is to navigate the software.

Cons: Compared to what we used to have, there is really nothing not to like.

Recommendations to other buyers: Once you tailor it to your needs, it will speed up estimating twentyfold.

I've only been using the software for 5 months, but have found it very easy to navigate and use.

Mar 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Have not had much training other than trail and error. But is fairly user friendly and easy to learn. Having a user guide or someother training guide for first time users would be helpfull. One of my first estimates I thought I had made a duplicate copy but did not change the name so I had deleted most of the items to create a sub quote and when I went back to find original it was gone. But after a call to help desk we learned about the recycle button. Great feature was able to get original bid back one item at a time. Took some time but, save hours of rebuilding bid the night before bid was due.

Top Notch Customer Service

Mar 28, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The systems work very well, this should be no surprise in this day and age of technology. The Estimating to Construction transfer works as well as other programs. The main advantage to the systems is having the knowledge, support and friendly service that you receive from the entire B2W Staff. This is priceless, and after 25 years in the Construction Industry, have never encountered this type of customer service. No matter what you need when you need it, B2W is always a phone call away and minutes from a phone or web connection to help solve a problem. Truly Amazing!

Estimates with ease

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The software is easy to use. All you have to do is set up your area that you work in. Put in the info you looking for and it gives you back an average of what it goes for in your area.

Pros: It's easy to understand set up guide

Cons: I love everything about it

Recommendations to other buyers: Get this product to save time with estimates

B2W Estimate Review

Oct 08, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is so user-friendly, and if you do have questions, there are help menus. Also, the B2W support team is only a call or email away. If you are having issues, they can log right onto your computer and see what you are dealing with.

Cons: I've sat here for a while thinking about this, and I can't think of anything that I don't like!

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are looking for a great estimating software, don't look any further. Our company has been using it since its creation and wouldn't change.

Easy to use

Mar 03, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's easy to use, and there are minimal steps to get the end results. It's one program for multiple purposes.

Cons: There's lots of background set up. However, it leads to a better result, so it's not really a bad thing.

Recommendations to other buyers: Spend as much time as you can setting up your database - garbage in, garbage out. Stay on top of it.

Best streamline bidding & business management software out there

Sep 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like to workflow from start to finish. By having the workflow laid out it prevents mistakes from happening

Cons: There are some glitches and small interface issues but other than that its a great program

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend that you full understand this software before you can really evaluate it

I was skeptical at first, but after trying it, I like it.

Oct 09, 2014
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Compared to the competition, B2W support is very easy to get along with and helpful. The software itself is a little different, but after learning how it works, it is actually easier to use for many features.

Cons: There are still a few features that I do not understand. Probably more training on my part would relieve most of this.

Recommendations to other buyers: Really give B2W a chance and try it. It does work, and you can do most of the things that other software can do, but it may just be a little different.

First time user

Mar 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I'm new to the product and I don't have experience with other bidding software, so it's hard for me to say what I like best about the product. What I can speak to is the experience I've had interacting with the crew at B2W. They have been nothing short of amazing!

Cons: What I like least about this product is the Estimate Tree View. It's not easy to visually discern two different tasks quickly. I'd like to see the ability to highlight different items/tasks in different colors.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you think there is some function that is missing, give support a call. It's probably there somewhere. If it's not there, the folks at B2W will be receptive to any suggestions for improvement.

All i can say is wow!

Aug 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The speed in which I can prepare and send out proposals.

Cons: It took a little searching to find the icons I needed after the newest update was installed.

Recommendations to other buyers: Give it some time, don't give up on it too soon. Give yourself enough time to get acquainted with all of it's features.

New software user

Mar 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: What I like the most about the product is the interface, how intuitive and easy of use it is,, about the vendor, the customer service.

Cons: What I like least was the drag and drop capability, but here at the UC 2016 I just learned you can copy and paste between items just like in any other windows based program.. About vendor, I have a suggestion on coming conferences, you should maybe use one of those programs that helps you follow the cursor when you are watching software tutorials on a screen.

Recommendations to other buyers: The customer service for this software is second to none. And in comparison to other softwares, this is super friendly.

The Greatest

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like the easy setup and the quick way someone can understand the fluid process.

Cons: The lack of keyboard shortcuts to navigate through the software.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend that keyboard shortcuts be implemented in the software to make the estimator more efficient.

User friendly from day 1

Mar 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Very user friendly. It is essentially point and click. The ability to export and then track your field log quantities versus bid quantities is probably one our most informative and useful functions of this software. Let alone, the costs and burdens that are built directly into our bid items. Couldn't be any simpler and , if it can be simpler, B2W would figure out and implement with just a call or email suggestion. The customer service that we receive is second to none.

We have been very pleased with the ease of using this software and the documents that are produced.

Mar 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We love the ability to build templates for items that are routinely used. This saves a lot of time when preparing the estimates/bids.

The customer service and online help menus are amazing. Everyone is willing to work with us to generate specific reports based on our company needs.

There is a wide variety of tools available. Each portion of the software works well with each other and we are constantly surprised by the new releases and features available.

Excellent Review

Nov 11, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the ease of use and the flexibility it has for different types of projects. I also like being able to replicate new estimates from old estimates easily and quickly.

Cons: There really isn't much I do not like about Bid2Win. After using various other programs, this is by far the one I like the most.

Recommendations to other buyers: Strongly consider Bid2Win before making a decision. Analyze everything that it can offer.

Using B2W Estimate has made my job more efficient

Mar 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Coming from spreadsheet estimating to B2W Estimate has been a very smooth transition. The ability to manipulate an estimate in many ways gives me the ability to find multiple cost savings on projects. B2W Estimate has saved me so much time!! The initial building of the database has been fairly difficult but the support of the B2W staff is second to none. I would recommend this software to anyone who wants to greatly impact their bottom line!