BuildingConnected Pro Reviews & Product Details

BuildingConnected Pro Overview

What is BuildingConnected Pro?

Find the best sub for the right project General contractors can find the right subcontractor for the right project by collaboratively managing the bidding process to choose the best bidder. They can maintain accurate vendor info, review proposals, and collaborate at scale.

BuildingConnected Pro Details
Product Description

Find the best sub for the right project General contractors can find the right subcontractor for the right project by collaboratively managing the bidding process to choose the best bidder. They can maintain accurate vendor info, review proposals, and collaborate at scale.


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Seller
Autodesk
Ownership
NASDAQ:ADSK
Company Website
Year Founded
1982
HQ Location
San Rafael, CA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$3,274
Twitter
@autodesk
287,040 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
12,960 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

Autodesk software has helped designers, engineers, visual artists, students and makers imagine, design and create a better world. Advances in accessible 3D design and fabrication technology are disrupting the design, engineering and entertainment professions as we know them.


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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I really enjoy the robust access to subcontractors and the bid leveling feature. The ability to access many different reports. The ability to see the analytics of each project my company bids helps with assessing future opportunities. I really enjoy the ability to add new subcontractors to my bid list. I also like the ability to add unsolicited bids when leveling my bids. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I honestly don't have many dislikes about this program. I guess the one gripe I have is the ability to update invalid emails for subcontractors. The companies that do not have valid emails should be purged from the system until the email is updated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would challenge anyone to provide a more robust bid management program than BuildingConnected Pro. The features provided by BuildingConnected Pro are not offered by anyone else that I have been able to research. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem I am solving with BuildingConnected Pro is the ability to organize and efficiently level my bids. The benefits have been the reports that I am able to access through BuildingConnected Pro. Recently I had a negotiated project and the bidder lists and bidder response analytics helped with the trust between us and the client. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I am the Project Administrator for both of our NJ & NY Teams , so here are a list of things I love about this project :

- The ease to be able to set up projects.

- Being able to upload all files, so our subs can have easy access to view and download files.

- A Wide variety of subs based on trades / location of project.

- Able to upload / update files quickly and send an message to all bidders.

- We are able to view whom has opened/viewed project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Subcontractors - don't update their information and unable to update completely.

The program freezes and then kicked me out. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The program allows us to access a wide variety of subs that we didn't have access to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I like how it integrates a lot of our precon - Solicitation, communicating to trades, bid forms, check-outs & qualification of trade partners with TradeTapp. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not having complete control over Bid Forms after submitting them to the trade partners. The Bid Form needs work in general, but it works since it's all in the same platform as our ITB's. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to do work in one platform has been advantageous for us. We have seen efficiencies using bid forms and have created standard processes for bid forms and pre-qual/qualifications of trade partners. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Ability to have all bids in one place. Ability to split up scopes to individual team member. Ability to send ITB's out in one place. Ability to keep messages, files, and bids all organized. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At times search doesn't pull up correct subs that are already in the system. GC is not able to change/correct sub contact information. ITB's tend to be lost in sub junk mail. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is super easy to use - "user friendly"! As the only Estimating Coordinator at my company keeping bids organized is so important. Building Connected makes that possible! I also love the ability to assign different leads on specific scopes within the same project, being able to send out messages to full project or targeted scopes or subcontractors, and keeping all of the files organized in one place for easy access to the subcontractors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to keep everything organized in a clean professional way. Ability to send out ITB's, messages, and files/plans to all subs or targeted subs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The grouping for the trades and how easy it is to send out a massive email solicitation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some companies that dont do certain type work i am looking for sometimes group in with the mass emails. Then they respond with we do not do this work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a shot you are going to like it. It is quick easy and a very useful tool for us as a small business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We sometimes do not have many subs in some categories this gives us access to many more for price comparison. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The ITBs are so efficient, fast, and trackable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The Qualification process is incomplete. It is missing the ability to filter by all fields to determine contractor steps in the process to make it convenien to follow up on requests to subs/vendors and there is no final communication to vendors when they have qualified. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Streamlines bidding. Working on the qualifying process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Individual bid packages and search features to find sub coverage Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No smartphone/mobile capability. I wish I could update items from my mobile phone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a delight. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Changing the bid date but only for certain bid packages, it was explained to me how to do this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Bid Leveling and historical data for quotes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

when bid leveling it does not have an included in other ability Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to look back find quotes and provide operations with a complete electronic version of all the quotes for each project Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Streamline on how information is released to subcontractors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lack of personal options to modify areas Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it out. It takes longer to get invites out but speeds up the bidding process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Can view when files are accessed by subcontractors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Simple intuitive user interface that is easy for subcontractors and new users to adopt Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The search feature is not always helpful. There have been times when subcontractors do now show up in an area, despite being in the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The bid forms allow us the ability to show subcontractors how we would like to see bids submitted and makes it easy for them to do so online Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

very easy to use. great to populate scope sheets, etc

Reports are excellent Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not that i dislike, but the document management could include a "slip sheeting" function so multiple document issuances can be organized more efficiently Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

much better way to issue, track bid invites and responses Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

automation of messages and distribution of docs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

some of the reporting is not accurate but that is primarily due to over all particiapation of subs, GC , and vendors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

N/A Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

for me none. I am able to work with crude/basic resources at the same pace. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Building Connected is a great program I am disappointed that we didn't start using it sooner. Superuser friendly and keeps me much more organized than I was before. It allows us to bid on jobs that we may not have had access to otherwise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Seriously no complaints. We had absolutely no experience with this platform and when I hopped on I was using it in minutes with no difficulties. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try I assure you won't be disappointed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Organization of bidding and tender documents as well as drawings. It's hard to email these things back and forth - so much nicer to just download directly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Construction
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like this because it organizes and manages your bidders list, giving you flexibility to duplicate lists, and pull data from other bids. Saves time, versus having to enter the contacts over and over again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I'm not so crazy about the lack of information I can provide when entering each subs' profile. Would like more access to info fields prior to the sub accepting an invite. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is very user friendly, I was able to jump right in and start learning how to use it without any formal training. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Efficiency and sharing contacts across our company and departments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's easy to get a snapshot of where you are in the bidding process. In a few clicks you can understand how many bidders you have for a particular package, interest in packages, and submitted bids. It's very easy to upload and distribute additional content to bidders that they need to incorporate into their bid. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes BuildingConnect sends out too many automated emails. For example, if you are in charge of the architectural packages that are out to bid, your email inbox might still get blown up by correspondence that has to do with structural, civil, or MEP packages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Implement into your project early on, and stick with it throughout the bid process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Bid management between different teams with various experience and backgrounds. It's very easy to share the overall status of the project with executives that are not day to day involved with the project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Project invitations from multiple general contractors are all in one place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is limited functionality in the free version (That is to be expected) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is simple to create and submit proposals and it is great for tracking submissions. Each project can also be assigned a custom number. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

BuildingConnected allows you to organize bids in effective and easy manner. You can add drawings, specs, and documents without problems.You can also search for subcontractors to add to your scopes. Not only can you search subcontractors but their employees and their titles. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Each individual person has to have their own log in. While this can be nice, having one log in for an estimated department could be easier to share/ take over work. Could improve the email function. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for bidding jobs. Sending subcontractor bid documents and receiving their bids back. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

A decent website with a way to view plans, upload bids and acquire job information all in one place Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I really don't love uploading my quotes to the website but I think most people are after that these days. I'd prefer to just send it out at one time in an email Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do like the features of all the plans and contact info in one source site Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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