IntelliBid Software

IntelliBid Software

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About IntelliBid

Conest Software Systems' 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 fo...
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Intellibid Takeoff Screen

IntelliBid User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4

Showing 1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Larry

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Time used: Less than 6 months

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

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.

Jay

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
1

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

February 2022

Our experience after six Month of use

The system is not at all user friendly and none of my estimators like to work with it.

Pros

The Technical Support is second to none. The selection of already built assemblies is great.

Cons

The system is to cumbersome, it takes way to many clicks to find and get an item ready to count. The constant switching between phases during a take off is not really helping to get a speedy takeoff done.

Reasons for choosing IntelliBid

The video demonstration made it look very efficient and fast, which is not the case when you have to do take off in the real world on drawings that are not nice and clear like the ones used in the demonstration.

Reasons for switching to IntelliBid

The estimating department was expanding and EBM seemed to get overloaded.

Matt

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Time used: Less than 6 months

2

Ease-of-use

out of 5
1

Value for money

out of 5
1

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

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.

Mark

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Time used: More than 2 years

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

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.

Steve

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

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