Trimble

Accubid Classic


4.5 / 5
12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Electrical contractors


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Contact Trimble for pricing.
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Trimble
  • mep.trimble.com
  • Founded 1978
  • United States

About Accubid Classic

Trimble Accubid Classic is the original full featured electrical estimating software solution.


Accubid Classic Features

  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Customizable Templates
  • Historical Database
  • Project Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • What-if Analysis
  • Contractor Database
  • Insurance Tracking
  • License Tracking
  • Permit Tracking
  • Skills & Competencies
  • Task Management
  • Work Hour Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Commercial / Industrial
  • Contract Management
  • Customer Database
  • Electronic Signature
  • Mobile Access
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Scheduling
  • Time Tracking
  • Work Order Management
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Change Orders
  • Cost Database
  • Customer Management
  • Project Management
  • Quotes / Proposals
  • Scheduling
  • Takeoff

Accubid Classic Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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This program is a very powerful tool. It makes accounting for near-every facet of a job much easier.

Jan 23, 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: Accubid Classic makes it easy to organize estimated jobs in a way that puts the Estimator in control: it allows for budgetary allocations based on percentage, it makes it easy to break down a job to each key piece so as to see where the money is (or isn't), and therefore make it easier to find mistakes in the estimate if there are any. It makes it easy to look back inside of an estimate (if you set it up correctly in the beginning) and to do post-bid breakdowns and to and to set different breakdowns pre-bid so you can easily manage detailed proposals.

Cons: The price tag is significant, and unless you want to make a completely customized database on your own, it's only really useful to MEP disciplines.

Overall: It's made my job a lot easier, together with the Livecount Pro program. Taking off jobs and producing accurate estimates is now nearly an automated task for me.

Accubid has been a great help in our industry

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This program allows ease of use for all mathematical equations and gets away from using the calculator.

manipulating estimates for breakdowns to submit to clients is great.

Cons: The con for this is how the program is setup.

without been an Accubid Employee this creates huge headache to configure accubid to work 100% for each client.

The program should be setup alot easier so everyday user can configure the system per job if needed.

Overall: This benefits all the companies by allowing less paperwork, less time spent on crunching dollar amounts and of course the end result is a better estimate.

I have been using Accubid Pro for over 10 years for everything from small to very large estimates.

Nov 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a very solid software. Accubid Classic has been around a very long time and has become very stable and reliable. It has many features that can save time and help eliminate mistakes. The integration with Trade Service and Supplier Link are very helpful when maintaining database and project level pricing.

Cons: As a new user, the interface and features can seem less than intuitive. Without training, a user could operate the program for years and completely overlook major features of the program (I've seen it happen many times).

Best estimating program to date. Very functional for production estimating.

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Back end for estimate summaries and breakdowns is very good.

Assemblies are customizable and great for repetitive estimates.

Rarely any lost data on system crashes.

Easy adjusting.

Multiple job breakdown levels makes grouping easy.

Cons: Furnished assemblies a little lacking.

Cannot check out licenses or estimates.

One user in estimate at a time.

Overall: Much more productive during estimating. Eliminates math errors on summaries. Changes to estimate are easy to make. Unbelievable production when used with LiveCount.

Accubid is easy to learn.

Nov 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how you can sort the extension. The support is second to none and is very responsive with the questions/problems that we have.

Cons: Make the Classic Database easier to copy and paste. Make Accubid more customizable when it comes to how we use it every day. For example being able to move the takeoff line items up or down would be very helpful, instead of having to copy,delete then paste.

Overall: being able to bid project confidently without worrying that i missed a spreadsheet formula, etc.

User friendly but all dependent upon the set up of the program

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The search feature. I find that this is the most helpful especially to get around what I will be listing in the con section. I have difficulty finding the items sometimes in the data base but the item serach works great when that happens. Customer support is also wonderful.

Cons: Depending on the setup items may be a bit hard to find at time, or at least I have experienced that. We have learned it was due to setup which is on our end so we have made some changes which seem to be working well.

Overall: Makes takeoffs much faster. Especially time and material tickets

great product we use it every day

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the ability to make it a more user friendly estimating software for us to use when we are making our own common assemblies.

Cons: if we could have more on line video training available for the users that are paying the yearly fees for upgrades and tech support

Overall: live count link with the accubid classic is a great tool for our estimating team and the pricing function to link to our database and job folder

I migrated to Accubid from another Estimating Software. Easy transition. Comfortable with it now!

Nov 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that I can create custom assemblies that compliment the existing assemblies in the standard database. I also enjoy that I can break the jobs up in many ways, (add alternates, room by room, floor by floor,areas etc.) for evaluating our estimates on bid day.

Cons: I would like if the preloaded assemblies were to include more LED lighting, low voltage (V/D, ACS and CCTV) assemblies.

Overall: Better time management

Make electrical estimating consistent and and straight forward.

Nov 13, 2017
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: lots of ways to break down your bid. Assembly's are fast and complete. Branch or Feeder Wire is easy to take off, change and identify.

Cons: The short learning curve. It takes some training and some time using it to get the hang of it. the up fromt time is well worth it.

Overall: Speed of use

I love everything about Classic!

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is easy to use and manage. Also the ability to update pricing with Trade Service is invaluable and quick.

Overall great solution for electrical estimating.

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Can't say enough about the power built into Accubid that allows multiple breakouts for both bid breakdowns and job costing purposes. The ability to collaborate with Live Count is awesome.

Cons: Many of the integration features between Classic and Live Count have unnecessary steps required to set up takeoff and record back to estimating.

Overall: Accurate estimating data. The ability to more accurately forecast job costing well in advance of building the project.

very in depth program that allows for great turn over in to a tracking program for project managemen

Nov 08, 2017
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: The clarity of the estimate as a take off is done, it makes it easy for anyone to pickup an estimate and run through it to see where an estimator is at or left off.

Cons: due to the depth of the take off it is a length process and does not always allow a quick estimate and we find ourselves having to go back after award to redo a take off if things were needed to push through in a hurry. Hoping live take off helps us expedite this process

Overall: The amount of detail and the clarity of flow through an estimate is better than any software I have worked with.