The Consensus is …Benchmark Estimating Software is a Winner!

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Our customers realise the value of our software, our team are fully committed to further developing its potential and now the experts agree. We are proud to announce that Benchmark Estimating Software is the winner of the Consensus Software Awards 2016, awards which identify the most innovative software, designed and developed in Australia and New Zealand.


Julian Day (Founder & CEO of the Consensus Group), The Hon. Ed Husic MP (Member for Chifley, Shadow Spokesperson for Innovation) and Nigel Watts (Product Development Manager of Benchmark Estimating Software).

The winners of the ‘World’s Most Successful Awards’ were presented by The Hon. Ed Husic MP, Member for Chifley, Shadow Spokesperson for Digital Innovation and Startups at a gala ceremony dinner on Tuesday 14th June at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel in Sydney.

In accepting the award, Rob MacDonald, founder and director of Benchmark Estimating Software said, “As an Australian owned company, we are particularly proud of being recognised by such a leading award. It was a pleasure to present to the judges what we have already developed and what plans we have to grow our business internationally.” 


The Consensus Software Awards are endorsed and supported by Austrade, NZ Trade & Enterprise, the Australian Computer Society and the NZ Computer Society and judged by a panel of independent judges who chose the winners based upon the three main criteria of Innovation, Performance and Potential.

The judges were particularly impressed with “Benchmark’s innovative combination of estimation rules, process templates and data sets to create an intuitive application for estimating a wide range of different types of jobs. The flexible nature of the design allows the software to be easily adapted to a wide range of uses.”


Nigel Watts, Product Development Manager of Benchmark Estimating Software, accepts the award trophy on behalf of the company.

Nigel Watts, Product Development Manager of Benchmark Estimating Software, accepts the award trophy on behalf of the company.

Benchmark Estimating Software is suitable for both large corporations as well as government agencies across the globe. Suitable for all types and stages of projects, the software makes estimating and bidding processes easier, more consistent and much quicker.

It is also transferrable across many industries including asphalt, civil construction, landscaping, mining, construction, facilities management, telecommunications and water.

While Benchmark Estimating Software is currently already used by more than 3000 users in over 20 countries and has been translated into 11 different languages, the company has ambitious expansion plans.

“Preparing for the awards gave us the opportunity to reflect on what makes our software and its unique features truly innovative,” Rob MacDonald explained. “Benchmark Estimating Software helps businesses increase their productivity and efficiency and creates a real business advantage for them, by changing the way they operate.”


Benchmark Estimating Software works closely with their clients to establish a dedicated software solution for their business. This enables them to win more tenders, obtain more accurate budgets and generate higher-quality reporting, reduce human error, and are able to focus on winning the right projects at the right price.


“Benchmark’s innovative approach has led to great features, which now have the potential to take this Australian software across the world. Winning the Consensus Software award proves this and we are very excited for our journey ahead,” Rob said.


Thumb_AwardProving to the judges the enormous potential that Benchmark Estimating Software has in the global market, places the business in the esteemed company of previous winners such as Atlassian Software Systems, winner of the 2004 Consensus Software Award for its issue tracking application JIRA 2.6.

The win is a significant milestone for Benchmark Estimating Software as a major platform to further expand operations on a global basis.


‘Independent analysis of the Winners since 1999 shows that 90% of the winners have gone on to be extremely successful world-wide. The Judges have got it right 9 times out of 10, year on year, on year, on year!’ – Consensus Group website.


The directors and staff of Benchmark Estimating Software extend sincere thanks to our valued customers, who, by choosing our software, have been instrumental in our continued drive to innovation excellence.


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