Benchmark Estimating Software

Benchmark Estimating Software

4.5 / 5 8 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Delivering for Asphalt, Civil Contractors, Landscaping, Local Government, Rail, Road Authorities, Telecommunications and many more clients across the globe.


Average Ratings

8 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Benchmark Estimating Software
  • www.benchmarkestimating.com
  • Founded 1996
  • Australia

About Benchmark Estimating Software

Your complete front-end business solution including estimating, quoting, marketing, progress claims (valuations), variations, project reporting and job costing. Designed to suit varying requirements, specifications and operating environments across a wide spectrum of industries in both the public and private sectors. Delivering for Asphalt, Civil Contractors, Landscaping, Local Government, Rail, Road Authorities, Telecommunications and many more clients across the globe.


Benchmark Estimating Software 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

Benchmark Estimating Software Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Benchmark Estimating

Mar 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly. Easy to setup and build as you progress.

Cons: The excel reports is sometimes not very "edit" friendly

Overall: I have used a few estimating programs. Benchmark is definitely the best to use. Easy setup and change as you want to change things along the way.
Would like to work and see how to utilise the program in full, with a entity that really uses the program to it's full potential.

Recommendations to other buyers: A mobile feature to use the features/reports on the site by supervisors/project managers, to have a integrated process. Starting with estimate, right through to handover a completed project.

Great to ensure consistency across multiple users

Mar 07, 2017
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 libraries structure.
Easy to use
Good customer support

Overall: I find this software great for multi-user operating in an enterprise environment.
The resources library makes updating prices easy and ensures consistency of pricing across the organization.
The items library stores all our standard jobs in a clean and tidy place and it's fantastic for recurrent estimates.

Quadracon & Benchmark

Feb 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using Benchmark personally for close to 12 years, being introduced to it from Nigel Watts with a past Organisation when I was an Estimating Manager. The softwares high functionality, authority matrix and strong estimating capability has long been the lure for me. Benchmark was my first real investment when we started our own Building Business, and I would consider the software to be fundamental to our Business.

Marsupial Landscape Management Review

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User-friendly interface. Library data which is readily available. Library of quotes available at any time. It is a great Data library for estimating.

Cons: There is so much to learn!

Overall: Hi, I have been with Marsupial Landscape Management for just under a year now, upon commencing work I was introduced to Benchmark estimating software for the first time. My previous employer used a different estimating software that I grew to be fairly familiar with over time, however, after first opening Benchmark my first impression was how friendly the user interface projected! I was pleasantly surprised from the previous estimating software that I had been exposed to. This initial experience with Benchmark made me feel comfortable using the software from the start and I was always prompted to continue exploring the software on my own, being the sole user of the software at the time. I had no problem picking up the software and learning any new features with time. I have found it to be an efficient and powerful estimating tool, given the library, inputs are kept as true to the works that we had successfully done in the past. I would happily recommend Benchmark estimating software to companies of any size, from tier 1 to tier 3. I can see why it is as popular as it is, and I hope to learn more about Benchmark throughout my career.

Easy to Use and Great Support

Jan 31, 2017
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: Composite items, variables and the overall ease of navigation within an active project or browsing for previous projects

Overall: I have been using Benchmark since 1997 and from the beginning have found it very easy to use. It has evolved over the years through constant development to be very comprehensive estimating software. Benchmark has saved me significant time while improving accuracy and consistency.
Navigating through an estimate to review and revise production rates, crew composition and quantity calculations etc. is fast and simple. Anyone considering purchasing estimating software, should seriously consider Benchmark Estimating Software.

Great First Principal Estimating Software

Aug 03, 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: How simple it is - and how the software does the adding and subtotalling for you - no messy hand typed calculation lines.

Cons: Some of the standard reports need a good tweaking.

Overall: Started using this in 1999 - tried the others as well, but came back to Benchmark - it's so simple to use the Resources and Item libraries to quickly set up and price a set BOQ/SOR or make up your own from the library items.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you have a problem with understanding how Benchmark works for estimating - find and talk to your local professional estimator.

Vendor Response

by Benchmark Estimating Software on August 04, 2016

Thanks for your comment, Brian, and also for your feedback on the standard reports. We value customer feedback and we are actually in the process of tweaking some of our standard reports. We are also building on our suite of 160+ standard reports by developing new reports, and are developing an amazing new reporting module; this module will allow customers to create their own standard reports with security and flexibility. We hope this response is beneficial for you, and we are happy to hear too that you obtain great benefits from your Benchmark Estimating Software. We will also contact you direct to obtain more details on which standard reports you feel should be tweaked.

Simple straight forward and flexable

Apr 10, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Any person who takes over 3 months to learn this package after using another program should be re-trained in basic first principle estimating.
Benckmark is a simple set up which offers fast allocation or items or resources.

Long Process to Learn

Jun 19, 2015
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used Timberline before and learn how to use it in a couple of weeks. With Benchmark, still 3 months Im still on basic level