Methvin Reviews & Product Details

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What is Methvin?

Methvin is a construction management Suite. It includes the following applications 1: Project Management designed for Construction managers. Using an Agile platform to build and manage project timelines will bring a customer co-operative methodology to all your projects. This platform will allow more flexibility and deliver transparent accountability for tasks. 2: Bid Manager: Build your tender, publish them, pull responses together and award work. 3: Estimating software. Pricing with variables is the smartest way to ensure your margins, profitability and business continuity is not left to chance. Methvin provides a cloud based solution that will allow you to price across your organisation on the same project at the same time. Share and collaborate in real time. 4: Gantt Scheduler: A waterfall process to highlight the critical path and resource planning from start to finish in all your projects. 5: Takeoff tool: This simple tool will allow you to measure and generate a schedule of quantities. Load any drawings in all major formats.

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Methvin is an online estimating application that allows you to generate quality cost estimates and winning bids allowing you to link worksheets to multiple tasks, set variables and to break tasks into sub schedules for pricing.


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Methvin
Company Website
Year Founded
2005
HQ Location
Albany, New Zealand
LinkedIn® Page
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5 employees on LinkedIn®
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Financial Advisor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I really like how easy the takeoff software is to use. When I'm asked about a certain section of a project, I can quickly use Methvin to get the numbers and quantities to the guys out in the field. It is very accurate once you get a good ruler set and this allows me to trust my numbers and not waste time double checking. I have not really got into the other things they offer such as pricing and gantt charts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I'm still fairly new to the software, but I do not believe it allows for a "backspace" while measuring something. You can move your polygon and length measures after you're done measuring, but I would like to be able to make a change while measuring. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Before this product, I was measuring everything by a ruler and I would forget if I had measured something already or not. I would also forget where I came up with some of my numbers. Now I color code and label different things and can easily show others in the office where exactly my numbers are coming from. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The on-planned measurement tool, and materials measurement option. Compatibility with MS excel. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The fact that I am unable to copy the existing measurement structure, including captured constants and material name descriptions as well. Every time I start a similar measurement I have to rewrite the the whole material structure which is time-consuming.

The on plan measurement accuracy would improve if it could identify corners and ends of dimension end.

When I mistakenly captured a point and want to cancel a few points backwards it totally cancels the whole measuring, which is time-consuming as well.

Gantt chart and other programmes should improve drastically. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is the most convenient/smart tool to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Taking offs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Contracts Administrator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

What I like best is its ability to touch various stages of construction, right from tendering, up to the execution phase, and definitely even until the closeout of a construction project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The Gantt scheduler needs to be a little more developed so that it can cater to all possible types of construction projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For now, this is best applicable to single users who intend to provide ease in their own construction-related tasks. The simplicity and functionality of this software can amaze you more than what you expect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I was able to utilize it properly in its platforms in project management and estimating. I realized that I can be able to effectively address my tasks using this software without the need for more elaborate or pricey applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Residential & Commericial Estimator/Cost Planner
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It helped me uploading drawings quickly and doing take-offs. I liked user interface and and measurement tools available. It gives me option to export data in to PDF and excel formats. Resource and pricing module is best to workout labour, material and preparing rate analysis. And best thing is it is all integrated across its all features. Good to do cost control and agile management using project dashboard. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Overall it is good software. I would like to see more option for formatting takeoff measurements like line formats, colours. Also would like to see a combine dashboard for takeoff and pricing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommend and endorse this product. user friendly . cost effective. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

able to do quick takeoff. Accessing project data on cloud from anywhere. No need to install software and carry your laptop everywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Manager - Infrastructure
Construction
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Take off tool Big advantage over others. Linking the tasks for similar items, any change made in one worksheet changes all others Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing in particular. It is a work in progress and with the right level of investment and effort the software is certainly going to help estimators across the world. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Have a look at the various options tools and create few jobs before fully implementing it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Quick solution to pricing similar items from library Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I being a Lead Quantity Surveyor of a Small Team of QS this is great for taking off. It allows me to share work with my team members. In this way I was able to work more efficiently and review the work done by the team members. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I just started using it, didn't find anything to comment about yet. Although there were some times it didn't respond properly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its a good application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Currently only for on-screen taking off. By utilizing the on screen taking off application I was able to distribute the work load with my team and review efficiently it also allowed me to improve the accuracy of the taking off. I may expand in the future for estimating as well if this proves to be useful in the long run. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Methvin Software is Very easy understand and to enter information and easy to learn.

It is very Useful with construction and civil engineering people often not so "computer friendly".

Best part of this software is that it’s easy to install and run there are simple features which we can use to take-off, pricing and more. It’s fun to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The takeoff tool can respond slow in some pdf drawings Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Start to use Methvin, it is very useful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Easy take-offs and scheduling makes is fast to do the job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I like how multiple people can access a price build up simultaneously and make live changes. It makes it a powerful estimating tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It was not more widely used amongst the Downer estimating team which hindered the ability to get increased experience on using the package. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Methvin is definitely an intuitive system which is user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I have used in conjunction with an estimator to review bids. It is easy to drill down and see how crew costs or certain rates have been built up Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Great web based analog of Bluebeam or Procore, that you can access from any your device.

Found a lot pros. here is some of them:

- Easy to study and switch from other similar desktop apps

- Built-in samples to check the functionality

- Import local files, ex. MS Projects

- Export to Excel, PDF, MS

- online collaboration with teammates

- Reads DWG, DXF

- Free version is enough for individuals

- Ganth project management tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- Some features are under development right now Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Easy to take off drawings, create pricing with any imperial and metric system. Also, all info is stored in the cloud so can be accessed from any location any time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Being a quantity surveyor, estimates and takeoffs are my main tool in doing my job. What I like about this tool is it is user friendly and can be easy to learn. Also I like the graphics resolution. The best part of this is you can access your projects anytime, anywhere you want even if you don’t bring your PC's or laptops and you can share your work with your team Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. Maybe a few tweaks like if you can show the data you takeoff on the same screen like Planswift, but over all this is a great tool that you can use on all your projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great value for your money. This is a superb online takeoff tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Quantity takeoffs/material estimates that are needed on for bidding works or current projects. The benefit of this is that you don't need to install this for each every computer. You just need to purchase the number of users at very reasonable amount. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr. Quantity Surveyor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Very easy to work out estimates by using this software. This is by far the easiest estimating program I have used. I like the way my colleagues and I can work simultaneously on a project, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The takeoff tool can respond slow in some pdf drawings Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Recommendations to other buyers: This is an ideal product for small and medium sized construction companies. If you want a competitively priced program with a quick learning curve Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I have found the takeoff and estimating modules quick and easy to get started with. The examples helped me understand the application's functionality Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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MEP Estimator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

No installation required. You can work anywhere, anytime. This is great. One plaatform lot of benefit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Take-off tools need to be more user-friendly. Also, need to add more tools like snap, Auto count, color marking, magnifying tools. More project sample needs to be added for smooth use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You won't be disappointed using Methvin. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

MEP or Building services part need to be added more user-friendly. More sample project needs to be added. I realized the great benefit is online estimating tools is more convenient to use like Methvin. The great benefit is no installation is required. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Quantity Surveyor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I was looking for a powerful software that I could use to build a system for my freelance estimating process. Methvin was exactly what I was looking for. I'm very happy with my choice. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have done a small project for painting using Methvin software. My client are so happy, he got accurate quantity. I like it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please use it, feel more confident. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I think it's great for using without activation key and possible only take off without any cost. Costing also little for more users if needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mechanical Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Easy and quick software. Great access for any project cause is based on the cloud. Let to make takeoff and them use these info to make a cost estimate after, using formulas. Finally, i consider usefull could use a Gannt Chart to calculate the project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I will like to use the software outline. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Start to use Methvin Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I had make estimations for MEP projects. That reduces the time of work Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Jr.QS/Estimator(Internship)
Construction
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Best part of this software is that it’s easy to install and run there are simple features which we can use to take-off, pricing and more. It’s fun to use . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lot of details, once learned then its easy to rock. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Easy take-offs and scheduling makes is fast to do the job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Estimating Manager
Construction
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Easy to modify variables and to update values Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Takes a litle bit of time to get familiar with formulas but when you get there is easy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Easy to bring previous activities and modify Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Customer Service Specialist
Construction
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Installation and start-up was simple and straightforward. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It seemed to cause a bit of a slow-up for my PC systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take your time learning the software. It'll take a little getting used to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

It made delegating costs and breakdowns of billing much easier, and more clear and concise. It felt far more professional. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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