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.

Bid Recap
Bid Recap

Bid Recap

Item Database

Item Database

Journal Message Center

Journal Message Center

Phase Tree

Phase Tree

Quotes

Quotes

Takeoff Screen

Takeoff Screen

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8



18 Reviews of ConEst IntelliBid

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nicole from Vessel Electric LLC

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

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July 2018

N/A

Pros

The use of the product. The use of the product is pretty self explanatory. It is a good product to have.

Cons

Sometimes get stuck on certain pages. The employess within the office sem to like the product. We have been using it for quite some time.

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Michael from Massana Construction - Electrical

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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Value for money

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December 2017

Great software, easy to learn.

Overall, very positive experience.

Pros

Very intuitive. I had no previous estimating experience with software like this and while the learning curve has been steep, it has gone very smoothly. From first trial runs with the software to submitting complete bids within just a few short weeks.

Cons

Expensive. Could include more than just a few hours of training when paying this much for software. Only 4 hours of training included with the main software program.

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Steve from Bamford Electric Inc.

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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Value for money

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August 2017

Very satisfied with the program

Pros

Up to date program and easy to navigate after a few lessons. Makes the quoting easier and more professional

Cons

Adding additional licences is expensive , would like to have the ability to have the database shared remotely

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Mark from Bullseye Electrical Estimating

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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Value for money

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July 2017

One of the top 3 programs in the Country

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

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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Value for money

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June 2017

Fantastic

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

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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January 2017

Quality for all size projects

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.

Jonathan from Tric-City Mechanical

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

December 2016

Electrical Estimating Software

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.

Aric Bartlett from Wired AK, LLC

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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November 2016

ConEst IntelliBid

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

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2016

GREEDY!

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.

Tibin from Steel corp

Industry / Trade:  Engineer

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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November 2016

Great product for my work

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

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Ease-of-use

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April 2015

Very Good Tech Support to work with

Pros

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

Cons

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.

Daniel from Electrical Contractors

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Ease-of-use

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December 2014

Has good and bad points

Pros

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

Cons

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.

Kelley from Thomas Chipman Co Inc

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Ease-of-use

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October 2014

Overall a great product.

Pros

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

Cons

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

Brian from Static Electrical Contractors, LLC

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Ease-of-use

Customer support

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October 2014

Excellent Software

Pros

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

Cons

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

Jahmal from Haskell Company

Industry / Trade:  Design/build firm

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

September 2014

Great Product

Pros

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

Cons

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

JOHNNY from P. G. WELLS ENTERPRISES, INC.

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September 2013

ConEst is as close to my way of estimating as I could find, with much more information. I have been estimating for myself and others for over 32 years, and just purchased ConEst this year. The first test run compared my old spread sheet to ConEst's, and the amount of information was less than a 2% difference. I can't say enough about these guys, from purchase to support.

Paul from Diamond F Electric

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January 2013

There is so much I can say about ConEst IntelliBid and so much more to learn. I find that it saves time and money. Like most, in the beginning it was just paper and pencil, but now just a click and it's done. I have worked in the field for twenty plus years and knew nothing about computers. I have had one tranning class on the progam, and I learn new things all the time. I have yet to land a project, but I feel that I'm not far off. Again, I could say more, but work must be done and I believe it is a good program.

Don from TAG Electric of Houston

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September 2012

I have used ConEst IntelliBid for over sixteen years and continue to be amazed of the constant upgrades that keep this software at the top. From its smart substitution to the link with SureCount onscreen take off, this company continues to provide great innovation and support. The program has the flexibility for a small contractors to perform simple estimates for small projects, but the power for large contractors to perform detailed large estimates requiring labor adjustments based on schedule, building height, or other logistics. No matter how difficult the assembly, you can create it in Intellibid. Online and live training classes are available and will get you up and running.


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