Methvin | Estimating

RATING:

4.6

(26)

About Methvin | Estimating

Methvin Estimating, a cloud-based construction estimating solution, caters to businesses such as civil and general contractors, and builders. Key features such as the estimating tool, take off tool, and project management tools, allow users to generate cost estimates, deliver estimates electronically and manage projects. Methvin Estimating online portal allows for both the submission and assessment of documents. The comparison of submitted pricing can be done on a line by line basis through an automated system powered by Java. Methvin Estimating offers workflow management by linking worksheets to multiple tasks, dividing tasks into sub-schedules and analyzing margins. A key feature of this Cloud solution is the inclusion of a notification feature that lets users co...

Methvin | Estimating Pricing

Single User Plan: Free Business Plan: $27.50/month - up to 5 users Enterprise Plan: $165.00/month - unlimited user accounts

Starting price: 

$27.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

Advanced estimating capabilities: Methvin's First Principles Estimating Software includes a variety of advanced estimating capabilities, such as the ability to estimate complex assemblies and the ability to account for risk and uncertainty.
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Methvin | Estimating Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Methvin | Estimating

1 - 5 of 26 Reviews

User Profile

John Dominic

Verified reviewer

Construction, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
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 May 2024

My Estimating Companion

It is a very good experience using this as my right-hand companion in all my construction bids.

PROS

What I like about it is the ease of use. It is very user-friendly for my team.

CONS

It would be good if they improved the area pricing/cost per item in the take-off which made it more of a modifier of the cost per area location all over the world.

Mary April

Construction, 1 employee

Used daily for less than 6 months

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

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed November 2022

METHVIN Take-Off Software Review

I can say that Methvin Software with minor fixings and update will surely be the most useful tool to all Stakeholders, Contractors and Subcontractors in the Construction Industry within a short time.

PROS

I found subscribing to Methvin is much easier. There’s not so many forms to fill and all information requirements are direct compared to other Software’s that requires irrelevant information and hard disk space to download before you can even start opening the drawings. Its Cloud-based feature gives Methvin the Software advantage that is truly what I need to keep up with the current fast phased construction industry requirement. Methvin Software is user friendly where Sample works can be easily access along with the very Clear HELP Feature whenever I needed training or I need to search for commands and procedures in the system. I observed that the Gant Chart export options to Excel, PDF, and MS Project is an excellent feature that is truly admirable in this software. I like that the Dashboard, Inbox, Apps, Project Management Resources (System, Incidents/Issues/ITP) and the inclusion of the Contract documents are added in Methvin functions which makes it comprehensively unique compared to other takeoff software.

CONS

I found that it easily uploads PDF files but has yet to improve the option of AUTOCAD File Uploading in their system, since upon trying to upload AUTOCAD Plans the result is Erroneous. I found that Methvin uses simple tools making it user friendly but apropos features such as pan and zoom function, full plan view function, measuring curvilinear lines, snap and ortho functions, ability to edit/add/delete points after measuring and the option to hide/show dimensions including measurement legends on plans has to be incorporated in order to maximize and efficiently measure all required data from plans. I noticed that the Measurement Report feature of letting me measure sub-rooms is quite nice but editing the descriptions are somewhat challenging specially that it does not show on the Excel Sheet after being exported.I observed that the Pages feature shows the full page but fails to show the highlighted/measured areas in the working drawing.Full View is not possible when measuring, Methvin will just show the full view upon opening the plan again. Upon exporting measurements to Excel, I noticed that the edited name descriptions replacing Zone/Phase does not show. Lastly I observed that Wall Area Measurement feature will only give the total linear meter and does not have the option to deduct openings that is essential to acquire the Net Wall Area per room, if Methvin can incorporate the option to deduct openings, surely Methvin will be a Hit

Reasons for switching to Methvin | Estimating

Price wise Methvin is cheaper but is also giving the same output as planswift.

Danica

Food Production, 1 employee

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed April 2024

Reviewing Methvin Estimating Based On Personal Use

PROS

What I like most about Methvin is that it’s very time efficient and reliable

CONS

What I least like about Methvin Estimating is that it can be a little confusing at first but you’ll get the hang of it eventually

Freddie

Construction, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2024

Hands down the best estimating software out there

Throughout my experience, I've utilized various estimating applications, ranging from high-cost options amounting to thousands of pounds annually to more budget-friendly alternatives priced in the hundreds per year. Methvin's functionality rivals that of its pricier counterparts, offering superior value at a more reasonable rate. Since implementation, it has significantly optimized both time and cost efficiencies, resulting in a substantial return on investment. The comprehensive breakdown provided in the bill of quantities enhances client confidence and greatly increases the likelihood of quote acceptance. Furthermore, [sensitive content hidden], the proprietor, delivers exceptional customer service unparalleled by any other provider in the industry.

PROS

Methvin's primary strength lies in its robust capabilities for estimating and generating reports within the construction industry. Once configured, its efficiency and precision in pricing various project items surpass those of its competitors. The level of detail assignable to each item far exceeds that of comparable applications in its price range. For instance, when estimating components such as a stud wall, users can accurately determine the quantities of timber, screws, plasterboard, plaster, angle beads, and even staples required. Moreover, Methvin facilitates the creation of comprehensive reports, allowing users to easily track labor hours allocated to each trade involved in a project. Additionally, users can monitor the consumption of materials throughout the project duration.

CONS

The initial setup process of Methvin may pose a learning curve for new users, as is typical with similar applications. While its takeoff function is effective, there is potential for enhancement through the addition of supplementary features.

Reasons for switching to Methvin | Estimating

Other products either too expensive or not able to do what I needed

User Profile

Damien

Verified reviewer

Construction, 10,000+ employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
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 March 2024

Metvin Magic: Unveiling the Power of Precision Estimation

PROS

Methvin's first principles estimating ensures accurate calculations, breaking down projects to their fundamental elements for meticulous cost analysis. The platform offers a transparent view of project costs, providing clarity on the factors influencing estimates and enhancing overall project management understanding. Methvin's agile approach allows for quick adjustments to changing variables, ensuring that estimates stay relevant in dynamic project environments. Leveraging advanced algorithms, Methvin enables data-driven decision-making, empowering users to make informed choices backed by reliable estimations. The platform efficiently handles large datasets, streamlining the estimating process and saving valuable time for project managers and teams. Methvin goes beyond mere estimation, providing strategic insights that contribute to effective planning, risk mitigation, and improved project outcomes. With a user-friendly interface, Methvin ensures ease of use, making it accessible to a wide range of users, from seasoned professionals to those new to project estimation.

CONS

Although Methvin Estimating Software is a powerful tool. The pre-built templates which are provided are robust and highly customisable, but a more extensive selection would be beneficial and add to the overall user experience.