The 10 Most Popular Construction Estimating Software

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on January 29, 2016

Note: This content was published in January 2016.

With so many construction estimating software products on the market, many buyers often wonder which products are used most often by their peers.

To answer this question, we ranked the top 10 most popular construction estimating software products by overall popularity.

This will help buyers can see which estimating applications are used across a range of business models and sizes:


 
 Adoption rate    Online searches for brand   
Rank
Product
Combined Score
 
  • 1
    4.8
    5.0 
    4.4 
    3.6 
    • 13%
      Adoption rate
    • 3,600
      Online searchers for brand
    • 928
      Facebook followers
    • 2,193
      Twitter followers
    • 2,931
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 2
    4.1
    4.6 
    1.6 
    3.6 
    • 12%
      Adoption rate
    • 110
      Online searchers for brand
    • 936
      Facebook followers
    • 1,327
      Twitter followers
    • 3,874
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 3
    3.9
    4.2 
    2.4 
    3.6 
    • 10%
      Adoption rate
    • 260
      Online searchers for brand
    • 936
      Facebook followers
    • 1,327
      Twitter followers
    • 3,874
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 4
    3.7
    3.8 
    2.4 
    4.8 
    • 7%
      Adoption rate
    • 260
      Online searchers for brand
    • 369,867
      Facebook followers
    • 23,500
      Twitter followers
    • 71,204
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 5
    3.5
    3.5 
    4.6 
    1.9 
    • 6%
      Adoption rate
    • 4,400
      Online searchers for brand
    • 3,435
      Facebook followers
    • 7
      Twitter followers
    • 173
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 6
    3.3
    3.5 
    3.4 
    2.1 
    • 6%
      Adoption rate
    • 880
      Online searchers for brand
    • 73
      Facebook followers
    • 719
      Twitter followers
    • 644
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 7
    2.5
    2.7 
    2.2 
    1.7 
    • 4%
      Adoption rate
    • 210
      Online searchers for brand
    • 165
      Facebook followers
    • 227
      Twitter followers
    • 174
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 8
    2.3
    1.5 
    4.2 
    5.0 
    • 2%
      Adoption rate
    • 2,400
      Online searchers for brand
    • 725,417
      Facebook followers
    • 212,000
      Twitter followers
    • 138,757
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 9
    2.2
    1.5 
    4.6 
    3.4 
    • 2%
      Adoption rate
    • 4,400
      Online searchers for brand
    • 1,639
      Facebook followers
    • 1,438
      Twitter followers
    • 1,194
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 10
    2.0
    2.3 
    0.2 
    2.4 
    • 3%
      Adoption rate
    • 10
      Online searchers for brand
    • 316
      Facebook followers
    • 667
      Twitter followers
    • 703
      LinkedIn followers
     

To arrive at the rankings above, we analyzed vendors according to the following metrics:

Adoption rate: This factor reflects the number of people using the product on at least a weekly basis. We conducted an original survey of software users to gather this data. We weighted user adoption level the most in calculating overall scores for products.

Online searches for brand: This factor reflects the number of times the product name and related phrases are searched in Google per month. We weighted this factor more than social followers, but less than user adoption.

This factor reflects the number of people who’ve “liked” or “followed” the accounts of the vendor on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. We weighted this factor significantly less than the other two factors.

This popularity ranking includes those products that have both a wide range of functions and a strong presence in the market. However, since popularity is a vague term, we came up with a methodology for assessing it.

The most important factors in our popularity score are:

  • Number of users
  • Search traffic
  • Social followers

Based on Number of Users: Top 10 Construction Estimating Products

 

Based on Monthly Search Volume: Top 10 Construction Estimating Products

 

The Top 10 Construction Estimating Vendors by Number of Social Followers

 

Autodesk 1,076,174
Sage 464,571
Bentley Systems 163,288
Oracle Primavera 44,559
AccuLynx 16,810
Bluebeam 14,332
Corecon Technologies 10,167
Clarizen 8,553
Viewpoint 6,137
HCSS 6,052

If you have comments or would like to obtain access to any of the charts above, please contact janna@softwareadvice.com.

For more details on how we arrived at these findings, see our methodologies page.

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