Accubid Anywhere

Estimating, takeoff, and change management platform

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Accubid Anywhere Overview

What is Accubid Anywhere?

Accubid Anywhere by Trimble is a SaaS hosted estimating software for businesses within the manufacturing and construction industries. The platform provides features for estimating, change management, pricing, submittal management, takeoffs, and more. Accubid Anywhere is fully hosted in the cloud and server infrastructure, backups, and updates are managed by Trimble.

With Accubid Anywhere, businesses can create estimates for clients based on flexible specifications with multiuser and multi-branch support, custom takeoff attributes, and utilization of real-time material, labor, and vendor industry pricing. Users are able to customize attributes such as type of project, materials used, and size of conduit in order to create job-specific estimates. Businesses can use their custom labor productivity units or utilize standard industry labor rates.

Accubid Anywhere also facilitates takeoff management through integration with LiveCount. Businesses can benefit from takeoff features including filtering, auto counts, drawing tools, version control, and more. The change management features within Accubid Anywhere allow businesses to track the status of all changes at-a-glance, ensure consistent pricing, manage multiple pricing methods, and more.

Accubid Anywhere Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
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Value for money

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Accubid Anywhere Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
Supported Languages
Dutch, English, French, German

Media

Accubid Anywhere takeoff management
Accubid Anywhere custom drawings
Accubid Anywhere estimating workflows
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Accubid Anywhere Reviews

Accubid Anywhere Reviews

Overall rating
3,8
/
5
Excellent
21

Very good
21

Average
14

Poor
4

Terrible
4

Value for Money
3,1
Features
3,8
Ease of Use
3,5
Customer Support
4
66% recommended this app
Christian B.

Great Program for any size contractor!

After six months of exploring the estimating software products available on the market, my company chose Trimble's Accubid. This product outshines the competition in many ways. The main ways are the fully customizable database, integrated supplier pricing module, multi user capabilities and the live update feature that transfers from takeoff to extension to labor makeup and topsheet tabs. The reporting module is great in that it looks very professional and allows the user to analyze data taken from the entire project. The integrated supplier pricing module is invaluable for larger companies in that its an extreme time saver and gives the user certainty on their materials or commodity pricing. If your company uses external bidding tools as well, the Accubid data can also be exported to predefined templates easily. I would definitely recommend Accubid to another contractor or colleague. We are very happy with our purchase!


Dan F.

I am a DB Manager and very experienced formula writer. Ken Brooks and I share techniques...

The time frame to train new employees in Accubid Enterprise is drastically reduced from the previous Accubid Classic. True Multi-User mode within an estimate is a great advantage too, I can problem solve remotely, without a streaming interface. The instant availability of price updates and assembly changes is also a huge help. There's no more after-hours updates, only to have one person not log out and waste my efforts.


Jeff S.

Field Electrician for 15 years. Estimator for 10 years. Expeditor for 2 years.

Ability to quick change conduit & cable sizes, quantities & types.


Charles R.

Electrical estimating company we have been using AccuBid and Enterprise since 2006.


Ryan S.

I use Enterprise on a Daily Basis for Electrical Estimating.

Completing Accurate, quick estimates with very little effort needed into data entry.


Christian B.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great Program for any size contractor!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/11/14
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

After six months of exploring the estimating software products available on the market, my company chose Trimble's Accubid. This product outshines the competition in many ways. The main ways are the fully customizable database, integrated supplier pricing module, multi user capabilities and the live update feature that transfers from takeoff to extension to labor makeup and topsheet tabs. The reporting module is great in that it looks very professional and allows the user to analyze data taken from the entire project. The integrated supplier pricing module is invaluable for larger companies in that its an extreme time saver and gives the user certainty on their materials or commodity pricing. If your company uses external bidding tools as well, the Accubid data can also be exported to predefined templates easily. I would definitely recommend Accubid to another contractor or colleague. We are very happy with our purchase!

Pros

Fully customizable database, Supplier pricing modules, live takeoff, multi user interface.

Cons

The standard "out of the box" reporting styles could be a little less cumbersome. they have columns that you wouldn't normally use and the columns would extend onto more than one page. We customized our report style and it works fine. It could have been more intuitive but in the end the product is great!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Dan F.

I am a DB Manager and very experienced formula writer. Ken Brooks and I share techniques regularly.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/10/05
Review Source: Capterra

The time frame to train new employees in Accubid Enterprise is drastically reduced from the previous Accubid Classic. True Multi-User mode within an estimate is a great advantage too, I can problem solve remotely, without a streaming interface. The instant availability of price updates and assembly changes is also a huge help. There's no more after-hours updates, only to have one person not log out and waste my efforts.

Pros

My favorite part about Accubid Enterprise is the extreme customization. I can tailor the user experience to the specific needs of my colleagues. The flexible way that assemblies can be built allows me to future-proof my work so that one seemingly minor request doesn't balloon into two 40hr weeks of copy/paste/rename.

Cons

Despite the flexibility in customizing the user experience, there are quite a few instances where a feature seems like it wasn't properly beta-tested. For example, there is no such thing as a template estimate. There are estimates we call "Template", however there is no functional difference between and Estimate and a Template Estimate. I have to leave my "Template" vulnerable to someone changing something in it, in order for it to be copied from. Another example is; Specifications reside in jobs and cannot "Retain Database Version". If I make a change to an assembly that requires a corresponding Specification change, I have to do a whole host of things to prevent existing jobs from breaking. This creates instability for your clients, particularly newer clients with limited overall database experience.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jeff S.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Field Electrician for 15 years. Estimator for 10 years. Expeditor for 2 years.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/10/11
Review Source: Capterra

Ability to quick change conduit & cable sizes, quantities & types.

Pros

Substituting material, changing conduit & cable sizes & types. This software has great potential, but in my opinion is still a work in progress.

Cons

Resolving issues. For someone who doesn't use the software everyday, it can be a challenge. I sit down with our superintendents, who have gone through the class, and reteach them how to put together an estimate. Glad to do it, but that was not the case with Accubid Pro. But my biggest complaint about Enterprise is not being able to see Material & Labor $ after each line of take-off without having to calculate labor & material values. There has to be away this can be automatically calculated without bogging the system down. It worked in Accubid Pro. Most of my projects are not "cookie cutters". I need to know those values immediately after take-off. Highlighting and clicking on "calculate labor & material values" after every take-off is a pain. Something else that could be made easier is setting up projects in "Change Management". Way too many steps. I have done it several time over the past two years and still need to refer to the tutorial one of our administrators put together. Glad he did. Like I stated in the Pros, this software has great potential, but in my opinion is still a work in progress.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Charles R.

Electrical estimating company we have been using AccuBid and Enterprise since 2006.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/10/10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We have four offices across the southeast.
able to maintain one database while allowing each office to have their own assemblies and pads.
We have estimated projects with 157 breakdowns with no problem using AccuBid Enterprise.
Being able to do Unit prices with ease.

Cons

The reporting is to complicated to get a hard report if you need one.
when doing project breakdowns do not have a way to see percentages material and labor the way we use to be able to see it in AccuBid.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Ryan S.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 51-200 Employees

I use Enterprise on a Daily Basis for Electrical Estimating.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/10/09
Review Source: Capterra

Completing Accurate, quick estimates with very little effort needed into data entry.

Pros

The Design and Ease of use with the database and the customization ability of assemblies and takeoff pads makes doing takeoffs a breeze. Very little drill downs to find parts or piece you need. Build takeoff pads per system and that is almost all you need to get all your parts and pieces.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
7,1/10
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Accubid Anywhere Pricing

Accubid Anywhere Pricing

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Value for money

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Value for Money
3,1/5
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Accubid Anywhere Features

Accubid Anywhere Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management
Third Party Integration
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Additional information for Accubid Anywhere

Additional information for Accubid Anywhere

Key features of Accubid Anywhere

  • Bid Management
  • Job Costing

Accubid Anywhere FAQs

Accubid Anywhere FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Accubid Anywhere.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Accubid Anywhere offer?

Accubid Anywhere offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact Trimble for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of Accubid Anywhere?

Accubid Anywhere offers the following features:

  • Bid Management
  • Job Costing

Q. Who are the typical users of Accubid Anywhere?

Accubid Anywhere has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Accubid Anywhere support?

Accubid Anywhere supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German

Q. What type of pricing plans does Accubid Anywhere offer?

Accubid Anywhere has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Accubid Anywhere support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Accubid Anywhere supports

Q. What other apps does Accubid Anywhere integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Accubid Anywhere has

Q. What level of support does Accubid Anywhere offer?

Accubid Anywhere offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base