Beck Technology

DESTINI Estimator


4.5 / 5
6 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Commercial general contractors and construction management firms. Ideal for companies building vertically who may be doing 2D and/or 3D takeoff. Understands the need and purpose of a cost database.


Average Ratings

6 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Beck Technology
  • www.beck-technology.com
  • Founded 1996
  • United States

About DESTINI Estimator

Construction estimating platform with 2D and 3D takeoff, integration with Autodesk's BIM 360, fully customizable filtering, data shaping and analysis, and unlimited sort capabilities. Estimator reduces the amount of tech needed to get the job done, provide data clarity, quickly updates and filters, and reduces headaches.


DESTINI Estimator Features

  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Customizable Templates
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • What-if Analysis
  • 3D View
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Cross Section Creation
  • Electronic Plans
  • Elevation Checking
  • Error Checking
  • Site Balancing
  • Slope Routines
  • Subcontractor Management

DESTINI Estimator Reviews Recently Reviewed!


DEstimator Review

Apr 05, 2019
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: DEstimator has been a great tool for us in our estimating process. Great sorting and filtering functions, 2D and 3D takeoff capabilities, estimate comparisons, etc. all have helped make us a more efficient estimating team. Another great pro is the support staff from Beck Technologies -- the best customer service I have ever had from a software company.

Cons: Don't really have any, just the internal struggle to keep up with their releases. Because they listen to their customers, they are constantly testing and releasing new features, which can be hard to keep up with if your internal IT processes aren't as agile.

Timesaver

Apr 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Transfer from D-Profiler.

WBS codes, flexibility.

Transition to excel bid tab spreadsheet is seamless, resulting in a powerful tool to analyze bids and ensure a complete estimate. Best estimating software I've ever seen and I've used them all.

Cons: Screens are actually a bit complicated to open and arrange.

Loses the quantity formulas that originated from D-Profiler.

Overall: We have been able to seamlessly transition to a location/component segregated bid tab excel spreadsheet that the entire staff can use.

Forward-Thinking

Apr 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Estimator is built around feedback from the industry. The functionality continues to evolve with each new version based on input from its users, which is relatively rare as far as estimating software goes.

Cons: Creating assemblies is cumbersome - too many clicks and inputs to achieve the outputs.

Overall: We have a great working relationship with Beck Technology. They have Best-In-Class customer service, and are willing to help us long after we have "gone live" with the product.

The rocketship to the future.

Jan 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: DESTINI Estimator helps our business work more efficiently and effectively. We've been doing estimates in much of the same manner for close to 60 years. DESTINI brought our business into the 21st century. We are now quicker and more accurate with our bids.

Cons: Due to the range of options for each aspect of a bid, it takes a little work to understand. The training time for each employee has ranged from 8-30 hours based on their knowledge of computers and how bids are put together.

Review

Mar 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Flexibility in switching between cost codes / WBS's

Integrated Takeoff within suite

Cons: Can be a bit overwhelming at first, I anticipate there will be a learning curve for newer users

New Estimating Software

Mar 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very intuitive to use. Much more flexible than many of the legacy software systems we have used in the past.

Cons: None thus far. Great gains in productivity in the department