About DESTINI Estimator

DESTINI Estimator is an on-premise solution designed to help businesses from the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry manage estimation data and teams for streamlining preconstruction processes. Key features include what-if analysis, accounting integration, building information modeling and a historical database.

Teams using DESTINI Estimator can create as well as sort fields based on individual requirements for improving operational efficiency. The solution supports 2D takeoff, enabling enterprises to import data from 2D files and determine costs. Additionally, it lets organizations generate reports for comparing current projects and estimates with previous ones to facilitate decision making.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 10

20 Reviews of DESTINI Estimator

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.35 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(10)

10

4 stars

(7)

7

3 stars

(3)

3

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

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Showing 1 - 5 of 20 results

August 2020

Carlos from Denark Construction

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2020

Destini Estimator

Great Service, they need more program developers

Pros

The features are very good, it has great reporting features and different ways of presenting the cost, for much easier analysis. Great 3D takeoff features but if you are in early stages of design you can't only rely on BIM models. You can't allow your estimate to be as good as your BIM model

Cons

Implementation needs to be more standardized, the support and implementation teams have done everything they can but the development of the program is lagging. 2D takeoff must be greatly improved. There has to be a simpler way to build assemblies. No available online tutorials. Need realistic set in stone dates for releases of required updates

Reasons for Choosing DESTINI Estimator

Easyof bid analysis, reporting cpavilities and 3D take off

Reasons for Switching to DESTINI Estimator

Reporting capbilities

Response from Beck Technology

Replied March 2021

Carlos, Thank you for the 5 star review of DESTINI Estimator. We are glad to hear that you've enjoyed the service from our team and 3D takeoff in DESTINI Estimator! We've relayed your feedback to our implementation team. Also, the upcoming version release of DESTINI Estimator will include major enhancements to our 2D takeoff capabilities. Stay tuned for more information! -Beck Technology Team

August 2020

Jan from Beckenhauer Construction, Inc

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2020

Leading Edge Estimating

Implementation takes time. They don't offer a canned out of the box database for costs or assemblies. So be ready to bring your own or build from scratch.

Pros

Beck-Tech has a tremendous support team to help with issues, bugs and general how-to's. The flexibility of the software allows the user to bend it to his/her will. We especially enjoy having all our estimates in a single database for quick resourcing of historical costs and enterprise level collaboration.

Cons

Not sure it's a Con so much as a point to before purchasing: because Beck-Tech is a leading edge software developer changes in the software are frequent (2-3 times per year). This means your team had better be comfortable with adaptation and pushing the limits of software.

Reasons for Choosing DESTINI Estimator

Flexibility, Level of Service and direct access to development team for special cases.

Reasons for Switching to DESTINI Estimator

Sage wasn't keeping up, didn't offer a solution that would accomplish what we needed to going forward as a company.

Response from Beck Technology

Replied March 2021

Jan! We appreciate your review of DESTINI Estimator! It's great to hear that you've found lots of value and help from our support team. Continuously innovating our product is a goal of ours and we appreciate the feedback on how to enhance the process on the customer side! -Beck Technology Team

July 2019

Blake from The Beck Group

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2019

Estimator Review

I think estimator is a great program that will be great once certain features are introduced to assist overall workflow.

Pros

I like that it has estimating capabilities incorporated into the program. Took me awhile to figure out how to connect costs, but once I did it was helpful.

Cons

There are several features missing that would create an easier workflow. I would like to see the program include a drop-down list of some kind for organizing drawings and be able to click on them and jump directly to pages. It would also be helpful to have some sort of indication next to the pages that shows which have takeoff in them. It would also be nice to have some sort of shared file storage so that a network of people could have access to projects and be able to work and see a variety of projects. Another feature that would be helpful is to have a way to turn layers on and off to eliminate clutter in the takeoff sheet. Maybe be able to turn bid tab's on and off.

Response from Beck Technology

Replied March 2021

Blake, Thank you for leaving us a review! DESTINI Estimator now supports multiple people working in the same project at the same time. The DESTINI Estimator two major integrations with Procore. The document management integration enables teams to centrally locate and version drawings as well as have access to these drawings inside DESTINI Estimator for the purpose of takeoff. The second integration with Procore Financials enables final preconstruction costs to be pushed into Procore Financials as the budget for the construction buyout. Estimator's filter tree enables the user to configure filters for both estimating (typical filters include Bid Package, Masterformat, Uniformat, etc.) and for takeoff (typical filters include takeoff condition type, takeoff condition name, bid package, etc.). If you have more questions please reach out to us at support@beck-technology.com! -Beck Technology Team

June 2019

Rob from Harper Corporation

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2019

Great product & great team!

We have streamlined a previously disconnected process.

Pros

This brought all of our estimating functions into one software package.

Cons

Takeoff tool could be better. They have committed to upgrading.

Reasons for Switching to DESTINI Estimator

Timberline did not show much interest in updating/upgrading the software.

Response from Beck Technology

Replied March 2021

Rob, Thank you for the 5-star rating! Significant enhancements are coming soon for the 2D quantity takeoff feature inside DESTINI Estimator! Keep an eye out on our Beck Technology Community Page. Your feedback is incredibly valuable in making DESTINI Estimator the best preconstruction estimating software. -Beck Technology Team

June 2019

Melissa from Sundt Construction

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2019

Sundt Construction's Review

Our overall experience with Beck has been fantastic. We started using DProfiler about 10 years ago and have worked closely with the company to develop the features within Estimator. They are a company who listens to their costumers needs and have dedicated themselves to further enhancing the software.

Pros

The greatest pro of Estimator is the ability to easily sort and display pricing, allowing for changes and updates to made easily. The database our company works with includes preset coding for CSI, Procurement Packages, Systems Format, etc. to allow an Estimator to quickly export information into whatever format an Owner or team member may prefer. This preset ability to sort line items, also allows an Estimator to easily access any project within the company and have the ability to easily sort or find information to their preference.

Cons

A con would be the updating of software. This con comes with a pro, in the sense that Beck Tech has listened to the market and our needs and are frequently updating the software to meet the ever-changing market and technology upgrades. However, the added con is the updating of unit pricing and database information as well as someone managing the software updates to be able to use the software to its fullest potential.

Response from Beck Technology

Replied March 2021

Melissa, Thanks for the review of DESTINI Estimator. We are glad to hear that your team has enjoyed all of our products. Like you mentioned, at Beck Technology we truly care and hear when our customers have feedback in order to make our product great! If you reach out to us at support@beck-technology we would love to hear how we can make the new version releases more efficient + maximize its use for you and your team. -Beck Technology Team