Estimating Link

RATING:

4.9

(37)

About Estimating Link

Estimating Link software is designed specifically for heavy civil construction estimating and bidding. This easy-to-use program helps you centralize your data, increase your speed & accuracy, and increase profit margins. Estimating Link allows users to create and re-use task data from previous jobs and scale tasks to the appropriate amount of work being done. The solution features subcontractor/material and rate table comparisons as well as a fuel worksheet that automatically recalculates the appropriate resources. It also offers the ability to move revenue sources in order to take advantage of quantity overruns or underruns. Users can check their bids for possible errors and the program will report potential pitfalls and oversights. Estimating Link integrates with D...

Estimating Link Pricing

Starting price: 

$1,995.00 per year

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

The Bid Sheet is your dashboard of Items/Tasks for your Estimate.  The Bid Sheet automatically calculates your unit and lump sum pricing for each item.  Markup and Finalization of your bid (moving money, rounding, etc) are managed from the bid sheet.
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Estimating Link Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Estimating Link

1 - 5 of 37 Reviews

Jason

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2024

Heavy what!

After many years working with more expensive platforms I found TCLI and have no desire to go back. Powerful and professional software, easy to use and learn, superb customer support. Give this program a try! You will not be disappointed!

PROS

Easy to use, easy to learn. Similar to other more expensive platforms. Customer support is second to none, always available, and always helpful. Import and export features work seamlessly. Reports/Proposals are professional and easily modified. Previous work, crews, and assemblies can be copied into new proposals so no need to reconstruct your work every job.

CONS

I honestly have no cons at this time! Estimating Link has proven to be exactly what I was looking for in a construction estimating software.

Vendor Response

Hi Jason - Thank you for your outstanding review! We're thrilled to hear how well Estimating Link has integrated into your workflow, providing all the functionalities of pricier platforms without the high cost. Our software is designed to make estimating both accessible and efficient, with features like easy import/export, customizable reports, and the ability to reuse previous work—saving you time and effort. If you're considering a switch from other platforms, or if you're new to estimating software, we invite you to see how Estimating Link can enhance your business. With our top-notch customer support, you’re always well-assisted. Contact us or request a demo to discover what Estimating Link can do for you. You won't be disappointed!

Replied April 2024

Javier

Construction, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2023

Cutting-Edge Software Solutions and Exceptional Support from The Construction Link, Inc.!

I recently had the pleasure of utilizing the estimating software provided by The Construction Link, Inc., and they have truly impressed me with their innovative approach, reliability, and impeccable customer support. Their software has revolutionized how we manage our construction projects, making our workflows more efficient and our collaboration seamless.The estimating software offered by The Construction Link, Inc. is exceptional. Their team has put great thought and expertise into developing a comprehensive suite of tools that cater specifically to the needs of the construction estimating industry.What sets The Construction Link, Inc. apart from other software providers is its commitment to staying at the forefront of technology and affordability. Their solutions are built with the latest advancements in mind, ensuring that users have access to cutting-edge features and functionalities. This forward-thinking approach has allowed our team to streamline our estimating processes, reduce errors, and ultimately deliver more estimates efficiently.Additionally, the customer support provided by The Construction Link, Inc. is unparalleled. Their friendly and knowledgeable team is always available to address any concerns or questions. They go above and beyond to ensure we receive prompt assistance and guidance, making us feel valued as their customer.

PROS

User-friendly interface. Even for those who may not be tech-savvy, the software is intuitive and easy to navigate. It offers a seamless user experience, allowing us to quickly adapt to the platform and maximize its potential without a steep learning curve.

CONS

No Cons to report!No issues, The estimating software is working perfectly.

Reason for choosing Estimating Link

The Construction Link, Inc.'s software has improved our operations. It has not only saved us time and resources but has also enhanced our overall productivity and collaboration. Their commitment to delivering exceptional software solutions and comprehensive support is truly commendable.

Vendor Response

Javier - Thank you so much for the beautifully articulated, 5-Star review! We promise to always stay cutting-edge and offer exceptional support!

Replied March 2024

Rodney

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2021

Estimating Link user, since 1989

Dealing with the CLI team over the years has been a pleasure. There are few businesses left, (and I know of no software firms) where, when you call technical support, you are just as likely to speak to the company [SENSITIVE CONTENT] and software developer, as you are a technician. Over the years, I have called and spoken directly to CLI's [SENSITIVE CONTENT] and developer, [SENSITIVE CONTENT] about issues, (generally the importing of data from various DOT's early internal electronic bidding system) or to kick around ideas for what I thought might make the estimating and bidding process more fluid. Most of the issues that we have experienced, that required a call to technical support, were resolved in less than 4 hours. To have the ability to speak directly to a programmer, has in some instances allowed issues to be resolved in a 5 minute phone call, followed by an email containing a "patch" to use, until the permanent fix is incorporated into the next update. Updates containing the permanent repair would often show up within a couple of business days.

PROS

From my very first use of the old .dos program in 1989, Construction Link has been very ease to use, easy to learn, (program updates and applications) and easy to teach, (new employees).

CONS

I would like to see the ability to vary the margin of markup to certain subcontractor quotes. Preferably on the Markup Summary page. But maybe even on the individual SMC tables. There are certain subcontract scopes that are inevitably either high risk or high maintenance from a prime contractor, GC stand point.

Barron

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2024

Time is valuable

The support is the best I have worked with, and I have used a lot of estimating services. Lance, Kathleen, and team are all class acts. TCLI has not stopped at good enough. They are continually improving the user interface. I've been using the service for 8 years and I find little carrots all the time I did not know were in the program.

PROS

Overall, the ease of use is the best feature of TCLI. The better your database and resource library gets, the easier it gets. The level of dedicated support is outstanding. We've all had those late nights wrapping up an estimate and got hung up on something, but that deadline doesn't budge. The TCLI support team has NEVER failed to be there for us, day or night.

CONS

I wish there was a feature in Rate Tables to sort 'utilized' or 'employed' items that are in your bid, with 'quantities employed' and 'rates' columns. I know you can run a report for this, but it would be nice to see it on the screen and click on a unit price for a quick change. Now you have to go back and forth between the rate tables and the pay item or sub-level, searching for the next employed resource. Also, it asks you to post after every change, I wish it would only be required when you exit the Rate Tables and post all changes at once. It just seems like there is a little time wasted there that shouldn't have to be.

Vendor Response

Thank you for the phenomenal review! We love hearing how easy Estimating Link is to use, how dedicated our Customer Support Team is, and that the innovation we implement is appreciated! Our promise is to keep delivering on all three of these aspects, as they are The Construction Link, Inc.'s core competencies. Thank you for the feedback and feature requests. These requests will benefit all users and we plan to have them in a future release. Thanks again Barron and happy estimating!

Replied February 2024

Mike

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2024

Great Software even for beginners

this is my first experience using an estimating software, i use to use just a calculator but would take forever. i've personally have been using estimating link for 6-8 years now and its been great.

PROS

Customer Support - Very helpful with any questions. "Knowledge Link" is very helpful as well. Time Saver - you can create your library and input whatever you'd like and keep it in there so you can take it from job to job

CONS

I'm pretty excited to see the next update coming to a web browser.

Vendor Response

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you've found our software to be a great fit for beginners and experienced users alike. Our team takes great pride in providing exceptional customer support, and it's wonderful to know that our "Knowledge Link" and the ability to create and carry your own library have significantly contributed to making your estimating process more efficient. We're just as excited to bring it to you the next version and I'm glad you got to see it in action. It's inspiring to hear about your transition from using a simple calculator to adopting our estimating software. We're honored to have been a part of your journey for the past 6-8 years and to have made such a positive impact on your workflow. Thank you again for your support and feedback Mike!

Replied March 2024