Advanced Electrical Technologies

TurboBid

5 / 5 12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Electrical and plumbing contractors that perform new residential, commercial, remodeling and/or service work.


Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,395.00/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    A $99 monthly subscription and a 4-payment plan are available.
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Advanced Electrical Technologies
  • www.turbobid.net
  • Founded 1991
  • United States

About TurboBid

TurboBid is an electrical and plumbing estimating software program for all types of work such as new residential construction, commercial, industrial, multi-family, remodeling, service work, flat rate, etc. Labor hours are quickly adjusted to reflect the type of work. TurboBid includes tens of thousands of items and pre-built assemblies, including material prices and labor units. Generates professional bid packages as well as flat rate price books for service work. Mike Holt Approved.


TurboBid Features

  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Calculators
  • Change Orders
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Database
  • Customer Management
  • Job Costing
  • Price Data / Price Books
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial / Industrial
  • Cost Database
  • Data Import / Export
  • Fitting Management
  • For General Contractor
  • Overhead Costs Estimating
  • Prebuilt Assembly
  • Quotes / Proposals
  • Takeoff

TurboBid Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Amazing software!!I would recommend this to any estimator

Jun 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Turbobid is a very logical step by step estimating process. Has a lot of cool features and report generating capabilities.

Cons: I don't really have anything negative to say.

Very satisfied with Turbo Bid

Jan 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Step By Step.

Cons: Can't print the bid price detail, or I don't know where to print it.

Overall: I now have used Turbo Bid for our company for the past month. I scheduled my second meeting to go to the next level of my training. For me, this biding software is easy to use, easy to learn, very user-friendly, and a good step by step process. I was wanting to learn a more advanced level of Knowledge on this software, and that is what I received. Thanks Bill for going above and beyond on this training for me.

Recommendations to other buyers: I get lost on how the pricing appears, or I don't know what price to send to the customer.

Turbo bid

Nov 17, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Comments: It has good customer service but some of the prices dont add up. For example 1/2" emt is more expensive than 3/4" emt

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: price differences

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure all prices are right

Vendor Response

by Advanced Electrical Technologies on November 29, 2016

Hi Alfredo. I would just like to address your comment about our material pricing being inaccurate. When you purchased TurboBid, you were prompted to update the database that was included in your free trial. It appears that by your comment, you did not do this. In your example, you stated that ½¿ EMT is more expensive than ¾¿ EMT. I have sent you some screen shots of these items via email. The screenshots show the pricing for July 2016 and October 2016. In both cases, ½¿ EMT was cheaper than ¾¿ EMT. When TurboBid is installed, a copy of our SQL database is installed on the user¿s local computer. We maintain TurboBid¿s master database on our server in the clouds. We update the material prices every month. We revise the material item¿s data as needed, such as the UPC #, Catalog #, Labor Unit, etc. We also add new items and assemblies to this master database on a regular basis. TurboBid users have access to this updated database through our award winning TurboCloud database maintenance feature. TurboCloud can be used to update their local material prices every month. It can be used to update their local material item¿s data to reflect any revisions. It can also be used to add new items and assemblies to their local database. In other words, it keeps their local database accurate and up to date with the click of a button. Please let us know if you would like a free month of TurboCloud. This will allow you to add all of the new items and assemblies that we¿ve added since you bought TurboBid, as well as to update your material prices to current levels. Best Regards, TurboBid Support

Awesome product.

Nov 02, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Comments: After a couple of webinars and some videos it becomes second nature to put estimates together.

Pros: They have thought of everything and the creater was my teacher during the webinar.

Cons: Pricing was not close during the initial estimate but that was easily correctable.

Project Manager

Nov 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Comments: Turbo bid estimating software has forces myself and my employees to be more organized and most importantly profitable! What a difference! It's cut my time spent on estimates to a fraction of the time it used to take and has won us more bid by being so complete.

Great Software

Oct 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Comments: I love the flexibility in templating the process from start to finish. It's not just a pricing software but a complete package.

Pros: Templates, ease of use. design.

Cons: You have to buy a 3rd party software to take off directly from digital plans.

Recommendations to other buyers: I've tried about all of them from Power Estimating to McCormick. Turbo Bid is a great value and gets more done than the rest.

Turbo Bid free Trial

Oct 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: My first impression of Turbo Bid is excellent. As I said, I'm still in the trial phase but the estimating program is easy to learn and the customer support has been great.

Vendor Response

by Advanced Electrical Technologies on October 24, 2016

We're really glad to hear that you're enjoying your free trial Ben! If you ever have any questions, or need absolutely anything at all, please just let us know. We're always more than happy to help. Thanks so much for the awesome review, we really look forward to working with you!

Turbo Bid the bidding software which is easy to use

Oct 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Comments: I'm very happy with this software so far. I'm in the beginning stages of this product but I'm really comfortable and its easy to use.

Very detailed and useful!

Jul 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: The detail in which program has. There are so many hidden company expenses a company has that Turbo Bid brings to light and allows you to account for in estimating. Also the ease of making a fast estimate through the material assemblies. Also, Turbo Cloud enables you to get updated pricing and updated assemblies.

Overall: I'm beginning my own electrical business as a Master Electrician. I purchased Turbo Bid because I needed to accurately estimate new residential and commercial projects. With direction from Bill Ruffner and Andrew Ruffner, I was able to very quickly learn how to use their program and navigate through their software program. I'm very happy with how easy it is to learn and with the customer service they provide.

Recommendations to other buyers: There is a learning curve, just like any other program. If you are not a everyday computer person and have never worked on a estimating software program, take your time and schedule a 45 minute call with Bill Ruffner to help explain the program. He does an EXCELLENT job in explaining his masterpiece!

Vendor Response

by Advanced Electrical Technologies on July 19, 2016

Thank you Michael. It's always a source of satisfaction on our part when we can help someone in your position improve your business whereas you can provide a better quality of life for your family, as well as bring balance back into your life.

Good program for quick bids.

Jan 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: It gives you start ups that are easily customizable to your scope of work, making unlimited assemblies for everything.

Cons: It can be a resource hog; having good processing power is a plus.

Recommendations to other buyers: Customization can be tedious but worth it in the end.

From Guesstamator To Estimator

Oct 01, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: It's user-friendly, with videos to guide you step by step. The owner is approachable and knowledgeable about his product and estimating. I also like how professional my bid packages are and how you are in control of your estimating software.

Cons: That I did not purchase this estimating software years ago.

Recommendations to other buyers: This product is worth its price. I crank out estimates faster than before. I would recommend buying the maintenance plan; it will save you time if you get stuck with a technical issue.

Sep 18, 2012
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I began using TurboBid's new Flat Rate feature the moment it was uploaded and I made our first Flat Rate book to distribute to the residential service crew. I just plugged in our rates and it was ready. The most useful feature is the estimate pricing detail in proposals. It¿s simple to use and is exactly what my customers have been asking for in a proposal format. I can create a quick accurate proposal for small service jobs with every task already broken out. They don¿t have to call back and ask for a breakdown. This has already saved me time and the tedious task of defending the total job price. They see from the start what the job will require. TurboBid is the best system I have seen. It allows complete customization. I don¿t feel like I have to give up my manual take-off experience and let a machine do it as many claim a software requires. It just has sped up every estimating task with greater accuracy and consistency. I have made believers out of the old guys who never trusted the other systems. I¿m now quoting jobs with much less headaches.