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SmartBid

Construction bid management for general contractors

4.4/5 (57 avis)

SmartBid - Présentation

SmartBid is a construction bid management software designed to help general contractors simplify the preconstruction process, as well as enhance subcontractor communication, through a range of features including invitations to bid, subcontractor management and project document management, plus prequalification management and subcontractor bid comparisons. SmartBid also supports compliance tracking technology, native mobile apps, reporting capabilities, and a set of integrations and add-ons.

Bid invitation technology allows users to organize bid project details, and send invitations to bid, while document management tools give users quick and central access to all project files. SmartBid ensures secure document management with customized access and editing permissions. With SmartInsight construction network integration, SmartBid helps users find the most qualified subcontractors. Integrated ConsensusDocs 721 standard forms, and a custom form builder, help users manage subcontractor prequalification conveniently online.

Subcontractor data management tools allow users to manage subcontractor information easily through a centralized contact database, while subcontractor bid comparison technology enables users to consolidate, calculate and compare subcontractor bid proposals accurately. SmartCompliance integration helps users track subcontractor compliance according to project or company regulatory requirements.

With native mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, SmartBid grants users the flexibility to monitor subcontractor responses and bids, and access plan rooms, anywhere, anytime, via any mobile device. Reporting capabilities help give users actionable insight into project performance, while project management and ERP integrations, plus integrated plan room estimating and takeoff, cloud storage solutions, risk analysis reports, and more, serve to streamline construction bid management processes.

Prix

À partir de
$600/année
Types de licence
version d'essai gratuite
Abonnement
Rapport qualité-prix

Appareils

Type d'entreprise

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Disponible dans les pays suivants

Canada, États-Unis

Langues

anglais

SmartBid - Avis

Note globale
4.4/5
95% d'avis positifs
24
Excellent
30
Très bien
3
Moyen
0
Médiocre
0
Horrible
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Publié le 03/09/2011
Provenance de l'avis : SoftwareAdvice

JE Dunn Construction is an ENR top 20 General Contractor with offices from Charlotte, NC to Seattle, WA. We have been using SmartBidNet nationally since March of 2010 and regionally in the Southeast for another year prior to that. Before using SmartBidNet, we used iSqFt for several years and several other systems including Pipeline and BidFax.

SmartBidNet is the right bid management software package for our organization for a multitude of reasons, several of which are:
- Flexibility and customization of the system set-up
- SmartBidNet's commitment to adopting current technologies
- Ease of use for subcontractors

The SmartBidNet system can be configured to accommodate firms ranging in size from only a couple of users to the largest multi-divisional, multi-office organizations. We currently have a total of 431 users across 20 different offices. SmartBidNet allows us to configure our system so that we can group our internal users, projects, and subcontractors by office and our offices by regions so that we can tailor the access of our users to fit what those users should be working on. We can limit or allow access to projects and subcontractor records by user, by proficiency, by office, by region, or by function (preconstruction, operations, accounting, HR, etc.). As an administrator, this flexibility is invaluable and crucial in maintaining security and accuracy of our information.

The directors at SmartBidNet have adopted a shrewd practice of releasing new versions of their software about once a month. All subscribers to the system automatically get these new releases by virtue of the system being web-based. In these releases, SmartBidNet will implement (usually) small changes. Users benefit from this methodology by not having to go through extensive training following the typical 'Major Product Release' pattern of most software vendors. This method also allows SmartBidNet to run a continually changing list of product development activities and can more quickly adapt to incorporate newer technologies into their system. This has been particularly important to us as an organization as we have begun to integrate our custom in-house software applications with SmartBidNet in various ways. SmartBidNet offers a refreshingly open policy of allowing our internal systems to push or pull information directly to / from the SmartBidNet system, commenting to us at one point, "It's your data, you can do whatever you want with it".

The last item I want to highlight speaks for itself. SmartBidNet leads the industry in ease of access and ease of use for subcontractors. One button access of project information was pioneered by SmartBidNet. Their commitment to a simple subcontractor interface is second to none.

SmartBidNet has allowed us to pull together all of the offices for our entire company into a cohesive, well-organized, properly restricted system for the first time ever. This has allowed us to capitalize on many of the synergies that a multi-office general contractor should have in regards to shared resources and shared contacts. It has been a major improvement over previous systems.

Note détaillée

Simplicité d'utilisation
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There are more affordable options

Logiciel utilisé tous les jours pendant plus de deux ans
Publié le 28/08/2017
Provenance de l'avis : Capterra

It did get us out in touch with the trades, but the coverage was week.

Avantages

I do like the way a project is created and the publishing features. I do feel that it was advantageous in the way we were able to take a project that we were going to bid and get the information out to the trades

Inconvénients

I hated the fact that their database is so out of date. Many times our bid invite was going out to the wrong person or that person was no longer with the company. The software needs some form of check and balance to ensure that the information is accurate and that companies are keeping thier information correct.

Réponse de JBKnowledge

Hi Todd,

Thank you for your review!

In SmartBid, clients primarily rely on results from their own private database, which they alone maintain.

Use of our SmartInsight database of contractors is included with SmartBid as an additional resource for those situations where you will need additional subcontractor coverage, and is especially helpful when you find that you're bidding in a market that you're new to.

It's a very large database, and as with any database, the maintenance of those records to keep them updated is a full-time job. People come and go, businesses shut down, etc. and naturally they don't notify us. :)

Because of this we work hard to make those records as reliable as possible. Last week for example, 2,000 records deemed as invalid were purged from the system.

Overall, this free resource offers a lot of value and we will continue to work hard to make it as reliable as possible!

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Probabilité de recommander le produit

3.0/10
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Very effective bidding tool!!

Logiciel utilisé tous les jours pendant plus de deux ans
Publié le 04/05/2018
Provenance de l'avis : Capterra

Saved time (which equals $$$) and now we have a great place to store our bid documents, and easily distribute them to all of our subcontractors and suppliers!!

Avantages

As a general contractor/construction manager firm, we use SmartBid on almost all of our projects. It's a great tool to let our subcontractors and suppliers know what projects we're bidding on, and ensure we have proper coverage for the scope of work involved. I was part of the initial setup when our company first began using SmartBid. We used to make a "call list" and someone would actually call up to a few hundred subs and suppliers for every project we bid. WOW. I can't believe we wasted so much time! Now, just a few clicks of a button and all of our bidding documents are in one, easily accessible place, and all the appropriate subs and suppliers are notified! Amazing!

Inconvénients

The initial setup was a bit time-consuming. This was partly due to our own company's massively outdated subcontractor and supplier list. Most of our time was spent "trimming the fat" and updating old contact information. There are also limited user profiles, when it would be nice to have more people in our company be able to interact with SmartBid.

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Probabilité de recommander le produit

10.0/10
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Smartbid- Great for general contractors!

Logiciel utilisé tous les jours pendant plus de deux ans
Publié le 19/03/2018
Provenance de l'avis : Capterra

The benefits included are ease of access, multi user capability, subcontractor functions, and the blast emailing projects out to get the project to as many subcontractors as possible. We like the fact that it is cost efficient and allows our subcontractor pool to benefit from the program as well. You can also import public data agency information that includes new subcontractors.

Avantages

I enjoy that smartbid streamlines the bidding process in construction. It allows you to upload drawings & specifications, as well as selecting trades to solicit to easily. Most bidding softwares are too complex for small subcontractors to understand and easily access documents. Smartbid offers ease of use for these subcontractors as well as allowing subcontractors to benefit the way the general contractor is. Having the availability to create takeoffs in Smartbid for the subcontractors you invite is so important.

Inconvénients

The only thing I struggle with for Smartbid is the options to having subcontractors change their information within the program. We would like to see that subcontractors can update their license information as well as contacts for their company. Hopefully changes will be made in the future to allow these features to be utilized.

Note détaillée

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Simplicité d'utilisation
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Probabilité de recommander le produit

8.0/10
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Powerful bid management software

Logiciel utilisé tous les jours pendant plus de deux ans
Publié le 05/06/2018
Provenance de l'avis : SoftwareAdvice

Avantages

It gives you all you need to manage a bidding process.
- multiple divisions
- pick the trades based on so many items, like area code, location, division and etc.
- track who has been reviewing the document, who is interested who is not and etc
- customised tender packages
And lots of other features

Inconvénients

Weak in searching- you should know how exactly the trade has been saved, otherwise you should try multiple entries.
It’s tricky to add new contacts to the trades and send the invitation for a recent tender
It is not that much user friendly and needs time to be expert

Note détaillée

Simplicité d'utilisation

Probabilité de recommander le produit

8.0/10

SmartBid - Prix

À partir de
$600/année
Types de licence
version d'essai gratuite
Abonnement
Rapport qualité-prix

Contact SmartBid for detailed pricing information.

SmartBid - Fonctionnalités

  • API
  • Estimation
  • Fonctionnalité de recherche
  • Gestion des offres
  • Importation et exportation de données
  • Outils de collaboration
  • Rapports personnalisables
  • Stockage de documents
  • Suivi des activités
  • Suivi des statuts
  • Tableau de bord d'activités

  • Estimation des coûts
  • Estimation des projets
  • Feuilles de temps
  • Gestion de projets
  • Gestion des ordres de changement
  • Gestion des sous-traitants
  • Mises à jour en temps réel
  • Projections
  • Suivi du temps des projets

Plus d'informations sur SmartBid

SmartBid - Principales fonctionnalités

  • API access
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity tracking
  • Automated renewal requests
  • Bid invitations
  • Bid management
  • Bid solicitation tracking
  • Bidder management
  • Bidding status tracking
  • Bulk update
  • Certifications management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Company financial information management
  • Custom form builder
  • Custom reports
  • Customizable dashboard
  • Customizable environment
  • Data export
  • Data filtering
  • Data integration
  • Document communication management
  • Document storage
  • Document/photo management
  • Email communications
  • Estimates
  • File management
  • File sharing
  • Integrated risk analysis reports
  • Knowledge management
  • Mobile app for iOS & Android
  • Notes
  • OCR technology
  • Online plan room
  • Permission management
  • Personalized user interface
  • Prequalification with ConsensusDocs 721
  • Preview functionality
  • Proposal management
  • Quote management
  • RFI management
  • Real time data
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Side by side subcontractor comparisons
  • SmartInsight contractor network & public agency integration
  • Subcontractor & supplier search
  • Subcontractor compliance tracking
  • Subcontractor data management
  • Subcontractor database management
  • Subcontractor management
  • Subcontractor performance
  • Subcontractor registration management
  • Takeoff
  • Template management
  • Third party integration
  • Upcoming & past project information management

Avantages

  • Users have quick and secure access to all subcontractor data through a private online contact database.

  • SmartInsight integration helps users find and connect with more qualified subcontractors and suppliers, as well as increase bid coverage.

  • SmartBid’s invitation to bid tools allow users to send customized bid invites and monitor progress simply and effectively.

  • Native mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone give users the flexibility to monitor subcontractor responses and bids, plus access plan rooms on the go.

  • Supports integration with apps designed to streamline construction bid management, such as Procore, Autodesk, Stack estimating/takeoff software, and more.

  • SmartBid - FAQ

    Voici quelques-unes des questions fréquentes sur SmartBid.

    Q. Quels sont les types de licence disponibles pour SmartBid ?

    Types de licences disponibles pour SmartBid :

    À partir de: $600/année

    Type de licence: Abonnement

    version d'essai gratuite: Disponible

    Contact SmartBid for detailed pricing information.

    Q. Quelles sont les principales fonctionnalités du logiciel SmartBid ?

    Fonctionnalités du logiciel SmartBid :

    • API access
    • Activity dashboard
    • Activity tracking
    • Automated renewal requests
    • Bid invitations
    • Bid management
    • Bid solicitation tracking
    • Bidder management
    • Bidding status tracking
    • Bulk update
    • Certifications management
    • Collaboration tools
    • Company financial information management
    • Custom form builder
    • Custom reports
    • Customizable dashboard
    • Customizable environment
    • Data export
    • Data filtering
    • Data integration
    • Document communication management
    • Document storage
    • Document/photo management
    • Email communications
    • Estimates
    • File management
    • File sharing
    • Integrated risk analysis reports
    • Knowledge management
    • Mobile app for iOS & Android
    • Notes
    • OCR technology
    • Online plan room
    • Permission management
    • Personalized user interface
    • Prequalification with ConsensusDocs 721
    • Preview functionality
    • Proposal management
    • Quote management
    • RFI management
    • Real time data
    • Reporting & statistics
    • Side by side subcontractor comparisons
    • SmartInsight contractor network & public agency integration
    • Subcontractor & supplier search
    • Subcontractor compliance tracking
    • Subcontractor data management
    • Subcontractor database management
    • Subcontractor management
    • Subcontractor performance
    • Subcontractor registration management
    • Takeoff
    • Template management
    • Third party integration
    • Upcoming & past project information management

    Q. Qui utilise SmartBid ?

    Utilisateurs habituels du logiciel SmartBid :

    Grandes entreprises, Entreprises de taille moyenne, PME

    Q. Dans quelles langues SmartBid est-il disponible ?

    Langues dans lesquelles SmartBid est disponible :

    anglais

    Q. Quels sont les types de licence disponibles pour SmartBid ?

    Types de licences disponibles pour SmartBid:

    Abonnement

    Q. SmartBid prend-il en charge les appareils mobiles ?

    Appareils pris en charge par SmartBid :

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. Avec quelles applications SmartBid peut-il s'intégrer ?

    Applications s'intégrant à SmartBid :

    Alfresco One, BIM 360, Box, Egnyte, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Procore, Procore, ShareFile, SharePoint

    Q. Quelles sont les ressources d'aide disponibles pour SmartBid ?

    Ressources d'aide disponibles pour SmartBid :

    FAQ, Forum, Support en ligne, Support téléphonique, Tutoriels vidéo