ConEst IntelliBid Estimating Software


 

ConEst IntelliBid is a job cost estimating system designed specifically for commercial, industrial and residential electrical contractors. At its core, IntelliBid is a bid management and cost estimating system that helps contractors to calculate labor and material requirements and create bids and quotes. Intellibid's Journal Message Center gives companies a centralized, accessible solution to store all job-related data, including contracts and other job documents.

The estimating module is full-featured with a proposal generator, visual assemblies and "what-if" analysis. Intellibid also includes an updated cost database with over 125,000 electrical and low voltage material items including more than 500,000 pre-built installation material assemblies for rapid takeoff. The material price lists can be updated from various international sources such as NetPricer, Tra-Ser and EPIC.

IntelliBid can be used by any size contractor for any type of electrical project including commercial, residential and industrial wiring, high voltage, low voltage, data cabling and telecom, CCTV, fire, security, solar and more.

 

ConEst IntelliBid - Takeoff Screen
 
  • ConEst IntelliBid - Takeoff Screen
    Takeoff Screen
  • ConEst IntelliBid - Bid Recap
    Bid Recap
  • ConEst IntelliBid - Item Database
    Item Database
  • ConEst IntelliBid - Journal Message Center
    Journal Message Center
  • ConEst IntelliBid - Phase Tree
    Phase Tree
  • ConEst IntelliBid - Quotes
    Quotes
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8

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Mark from Bullseye Electrical Estimating
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

One of the top 3 programs in the Country

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall my choice as the best program available.

Pros

The auto labor feature taking into consideration many aspects of the installation...

Cons

The amount of yearly fees are an issue. Trying to get Support on weekends is tough and we work a lot of weekends.

 
 

Ken from Sun Mine Energy Ltd
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Fantastic

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

They are always reminding me that I have training hours. I can't find the time to sit down and take the training, but I will soon

 
 

Larry from ADVEL Electrical Estimating Service
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

January 2017

January 2017

Quality for all size projects

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Started using ConEst directly from ESTMAT 2000. Since I developed a database for Est2000 it was very easy for me to make the transition to ConEst. Great experience especially for all size projects.

Pros

The flexibility to create assemblies catered to the way I estimate is the best feature for my method developed over the last 50+ years. Adding items to the database is a feature I appreciate and it appears there might be an unlimited amount of data that could be added.

Cons

I am a little piqued about the support charges also. Maybe there could be an adjustment since it appears several users are upset about the charges where it seems to be more economical to purchase the system again instead of paying for the support over several years time. However, due to the intricacies of the system the, maybe once the user gets it setup to suit their requirements there would be no need to update unless there is a failure in the operating system.

Advice to Others

Start with the best you can afford or build the components as required. The basic system works for me for all size projects 16mil is the largest this one guy has put thru ConEst. Very pleased.

 
 

Jonathan from Tric-City Mechanical
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Electrical Estimating Software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The software works very well and has the Industrial data base I was looking for!

Pros

The commercial data base i'm used to from other software witht he addition of the industrial components.

Cons

I will have a small learning curve with the new software.

Advice to Others

Get it a try. Awesome product.

 
 

Aric Bartlett from Wired AK, LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

ConEst IntelliBid

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Been using the software for 10 years now, and couldn't be happier.

Pros

Easy to use for all types of projects and items can be modified very easy to fit the application.

Cons

SureCount could be changed

 
 

Matt from KE Industrial LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

GREEDY!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

This company is the poster child of the lackluster customer service that exists with many software companies that exploit a revenue with perpetuity business model. They want to sell you the software to install locally on your computer, then they want to sell you a subscription based "support and upgrades" package for each 12 month period following. If you let the subscription lapse and then intend to renew, they will not adjust the end date on the support... instead they expect you to pay full price for less than a year's worth of support. Nevermind the fact that you received absolutely no benefits during the lapsed period, they will constantly remind you that their software team didn't stop working during that lapse period, as well as how unfair any concessions might be to other customers that pay the same price with no lapsed periods. They clearly don't understand the notion of overhead or their own ability to build in average lapsed periods into their support pricing. They are greedy, greedy people, whose only goal is to sell you on the software upfront. Once you are a customer, you can forget about ever being treated with value and respect again.

Advice to Others

Don't purchase.

 
 

Tibin from Steel corp
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great product for my work

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I really like this product, really comes handy when working on my projects. Really like the auto labor factoring feature.

Pros

Easy to use

 
 

John from Tag Companies
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

April 2015

April 2015

Very Good Tech Support to work with

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

The tech support is among the best of all the different technology companies I work with.

Likes Least

I'm the IT Guy who supports the product, so I have very little experience with the actual utilization of the product and no real comment.

Recommendations

Call their support team - they are very easy to work with and pleasant.

 
 

Daniel from Electrical Contractors
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

December 2014

December 2014

Has good and bad points

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

It has additional software you can add for many functions. Customer service has always been quick and knowledgeable.

Likes Least

You must keep an annual contract or they will not support your software. If you cancel and do not take support and want to join and upgrade the software, they make you buy every year you did not pay for the support. I did not understand this at all when I purchased the software. For the costs for three licenses, it's just not worth the price. You also do not get very accurate pricing. Some items are extremely high and others low. If you want this software assemblies to be material that most contractors use, you have to completely rebuild every assembly in the software. I have not found one single assembly that you can purchase the material straight from the list of parts it puts in for estimating.

Recommendations

Look at the starting price, and ask about updates and annual fees. This has a large learning curve for all the functions. We have went back to only using the software for quick estimates and generating material list. We no longer are using the many functions, because they are just too time consuming and the material costs and labor times are not accurate enough for us to use.

 
 

Kelley from Thomas Chipman Co Inc
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

October 2014

October 2014

Overall a great product.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

The vendor is very helpful, and the product is intuitive.

Likes Least

No complaints. Both ConEst and Software Advice were very helpful.

Recommendations

Check them all out.

 
 

Brian from Static Electrical Contractors, LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

October 2014

October 2014

Excellent Software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

The program is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. ConEst has an exceptional customer service program.

Likes Least

It took a while to figure out how to add an item to the library.

Recommendations

There are so many layers to this program; make sure they are all explored.

 
 

Jahmal from Haskell Company
Specialty: Design/build firm

September 2014

September 2014

Great Product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

This product was easy to learn, and the vendor offered plenty of support.

Likes Least

I can't find anything at this time that I don't like.

Recommendations

Great software. I don't have any recommendations at this time.

 
 

JOHNNY from P. G. WELLS ENTERPRISES, INC.

September 2013

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Paul from Diamond F Electric

January 2013

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Don from TAG Electric of Houston

September 2012

Date: September 2012