About SharpeSoft Estimator

SharpeSoft Estimator is an on-premise cost estimating software for contractors and sub-contractors in the construction industry. Offered on a best-of-breed basis, SharpeSoft provides integrated tools for labor and equipment costing, contractor management, bid management, proposal generator and more.

SharpeSoft Estimator allows contractors to send bidding invitations to subcontractors, accept and shortlist bids received. The 'Item Master' allows businesses to save subcontractor details, compare bid proposals, group projects and more. Users can also automate the request-for-quote (RFQ) process, manage vendor bid pricing, calculate and load utility trench material quantities, and prorate costs to bid items.

SharpeSoft also offers functionality for projec...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8

12 Reviews of SharpeSoft Estimator

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.29 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(2)

2

4 stars

(8)

8

3 stars

(2)

2

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

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Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1 - 5 of 12 results

May 2019

Joel from Advanced Quality Plumbing

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2019

Saves lots of time on estimating

Pros

This helps us to save so much time on creating estimates. The fact we can have multiple people working on the same estimate at the same time helps us tremendously. Many times the owner and I are on a time crunch so we will need to get a bid out before the end of the day and he and I will be able to get it done twice as fast. Being able to save our bid items to use on future bids keeps us from having to recreate the same information repeatedly.

Cons

We have no complaints about the software at all as it performs as advertised.

June 2015

Myles from Franklin Construction, Inc.

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

June 2015

A great tool for estimating and project management

Pros

The product has a great ability to export to excel for bid/project analysis. As a vendor they are always available when technical assistance is needed and they have a quick turnaround for repairs.

Cons

I wish the product would breakdown man hours more effectively and give you more options when exporting data. Another issue I have ran into is when I copy a job all of the data that I have changed within a bid item detail reverts to its default price. No complaints with vendor.

Response from Brent

Replied September 2015

After receiving this review, we contacted Myles to point out the existing report that breaks down man hours that he was unaware of at the time. He is now able to use the report in exactly the way that he wants. We also let him know that, in the upcoming 2016 version of Estimator, the Bid Items export to Excel will also include both the Man Hours and Crew Hours fields, giving him even more functionality. We also pointed out an existing option to prompt him when he copies and pastes items to keep the previous price, rather than update it. He has now used that successfully and is very happy with it.

June 2015

Mike from Civil Engineering Construction, Inc.

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

3.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.5

June 2015

Long Term User

Pros

The ability to build crews and assemblies for recurring items of work.

Cons

Annual maintenance fees are too high. Item code field should be longer.

June 2015

James from JAW Excavation

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

June 2015

Great Product, Great service.

Pros

Once the program is set up its very easy to build a very small one day job as it is to build a 1 Million Dollar + project. The ease of building your specific crews and material lists and always having them at the ease of one click is extremely productive. I have trained several people on this system and they are usually up and running with in two to three days. As we know this is essential in the construction business.

Cons

As a small business owner I would not be honest if I didn't at least say the cost of the product is a substantial investment, and the yearly fee's need to be a budget item in over head.

August 2015

Michael from 5RMK Inc.

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

3.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

August 2015

SharpeSoft fits our business.

Pros

SharpeSoft facilitates accurate estimating and planning. Analysing changes and alternatives is quick and accurate. Easy to archive estimates for quick crew and cost retrieval. Good summary functions.

Cons

We would like to see more export to Excel spreadsheets. Especially Item and Sub-Item summaries, and materials, subcontracts, and Other resources similar to the Labor and Equipment export. We would also like to have easy merge of estimate items developed on separate stand-alone computers.