SmartBid

Category: Financials & Budget Planning
Works With: Docs
What the SmartBid Integration Does
  • Helps general contractors centralize their project files and synchronize their plan room
  • Specific SmartBid project Plan Rooms can be connected to specific Autodesk BIM 360 Docs projects
  • BIM 360 Docs plans are visible & files are imported into the SmartBid plan room & project area
  • Centralize, manage and distribute project files from one online plan room
  • Allow your subcontractors to view enhanced project plan room & files in one centralized-location
  • Security can be placed over plans, requiring a confidentiality agreement or prequal to access
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Integration Details

The BIM 360 Docs integration with SmartBid, enhances the experience of users of both systems by facilitating project document distribution and management through plan room synchronization and the BIM 360 plan viewer. Keep project materials organized, without breaking the bid management flow.

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Love the Ease of Access
Anonymous
What do you like best?
SmartBid is extremely user-friendly and has made my job as an estimator much easier.
What do you dislike?
SmartBid's website is a bit bland, but I still believe it's resources trump that.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Make sure to always remember your access key!
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
SmartBid makes it very easy for an estimator to get his questions answered.
Strong ITB System
Aaron G. – Power Construction
What do you like best?
SmartBid has all the bells and whistles of the other bid systems but is much more user friendly for your average user. The ability to quickly organize your sub lit, add new trades and bidders, make no...
SmartBid has all the bells and whistles of the other bid systems but is much more user friendly for your average user. The ability to quickly organize your sub lit, add new trades and bidders, make notes and discretely track what scope a sub is submitting a proposal for is unparalleled. SmartBid also offers extremely easy and powerful templates that allow your team to ensure coverage and coordinate efforts. Another understated feature is the ability to track sub activity throughout your company, allowing you to see who is the most active sub contractor for a trade.
What do you dislike?
Few complaints - would love to see them develop a way to mass update MBE/WBE/DBE certifications. It would also be great to be able to interface with business emails as a plugin to batch release emails with scope sheets (outside of the standard templates)
Recommendations to others considering the product:
For best use, set up SmartBid with one to two administrators who are in charge of making the necessary changes to your contact list. This will greatly increase accuracy as every company flows through the same set of standards.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Bid management, sub contractor engagement, proposal/budget tracking
Well Organized and Well Designed
Anonymous
What do you like best?
Web-based so no additional software installation is required and all updates happen in real-time so all users can be presented with the latest information. Subcontractor data is also easy to manage an...
Web-based so no additional software installation is required and all updates happen in real-time so all users can be presented with the latest information. Subcontractor data is also easy to manage and keep track of. Formal distributions present projects with a professional appeal.
What do you dislike?
Auto-generated emails that are sent can appear to be spam or impersonal which can result in decreased engagement with target subcontractors.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Relatively intuitive product to use that is fairly straight forward once the basic setup on the website is understood. It is important that all subcontractors and projects are set up properly to ensure that consistency can be achieved and the product can be used at its highest potential. Overall, the product is very well organized and helps to save time and money in the bidding process.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Estimating functions and management of large number of potential subcontractors is valuable in saving time during time-limited projects.
About SmartBid

SmartBid is the leading construction bid management software for general contractors worldwide. With SmartBid, GCs can access a secure web-based and mobile platform to streamline their bid invitation, document management & subcontractor communications during the preconstruction process.