TrustRadius Top Rated
Today, we awarded the 2019 TrustRadius Top Rated badges for Construction Software. The TrustRadius Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are an unbiased reflection of customer sentiment, based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. Top Rated awards are the voice of the market and are not influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s company size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer.
Construction software manages the different steps of the construction process. Professionals use these products to plan, manage, and execute construction projects. One thing to note about construction software is that some products will focus on one area of the construction process, such as takeoff and estimating, bid management, project design, project management and scheduling, cost accounting, field services, or on the job safety and reporting. Other products may cover multiple steps in the construction process. Large construction software platforms are often capable of handling entire projects from start to finish. Common features of these platforms include plan distribution and viewing, document sharing, timecard systems, building information modeling (BIM), issue tracking, jobsite reporting, and job costing. Alternatively, point-solution products offer tools designed for specific phases in the construction process.
Buyers considering construction software should have a clear idea of which step in the construction process they are looking to purchase software for. Since the proper flow of information is critical to successful construction projects, it’s also important to consider how well each product will integrate with existing software tools.
Here are the winners:
Bluebeam Revu is a PDF markup and collaboration solution designed for construction professionals. Construction teams can use Bluebeam Revu’s markup tools to make and share detailed notes on PDFs. It also includes PDF conversion tools, revision comparison, measurement tools, and batch processing features. Real-time collaboration and document management systems help teams share information and work together across locations. The majority (56%) of Bluebeam Revu customers on TrustRadius are from midsize companies. Reviewers highlight Bluebeam Revu’s robust markup capabilities, revision overlay feature, and quick document sharing tools.
“Bluebeam is our go-to PDF viewer and editor and it is used for RFIs and submittals as well as contract viewing and marking up. I have never used a PDF viewer and editor that does as much as Bluebeam or does what it does half as well.”
– Christian Maxwell | Project Engineer | Construction Company
PlanGrid is a construction project management and collaboration tool designed for blueprint sharing. Through a desktop or mobile app, users can mark up blueprints with symbols and attached photos, mark the location of issues, overlay blueprint versions, and view revision history. PlanGrid also includes a task list, submittals management tools, reporting capabilities, and an administrative dashboard for managing teams and projects. Employees from midsize companies make up a majority (63%) of PlanGrid users on TrustRadius. Reviewers comment that PlanGrid improves team coordination, saves money by reducing printed materials, and helps keep their documents organized.
“Plangrid is the best SaaS I have seen for ease of uploading construction plans and automated organization of those plans…Plangrid saves a tremendous amount of time when it comes to onsite plan viewing. With a tablet, someone can walk the site and have all plans at their fingertips without the need to return to a trailer for reviewing plans or markups.”
– Jeffrey Rudacille | IT Manager | Construction Company
Revit is BIM software that offers architectural, structural, MEP, and construction modeling capabilities. Designers can create, edit, annotate, and track changes to building models with Revit. Multiple users can make changes to their local designs, then resolve their changes with the master file. Revit also includes materials estimation, linking of elements between files, an API with a graphics-based programming option, and design analysis tools. A large portion (48%) of Revit users on TrustRadius are from midsize companies. Revit’s reviewers value its support for simultaneous users, its ability to generate materials schedules from designs, and the real-world accuracy of its 3D models.
“Revit’s 3D Application allows us to solve problems in design that normally wouldn’t be caught until construction. It forces you do design based on how things are actually built instead of just making it look good on construction documents.”
– Verified User | Project Manager | Civil Engineering Company
Procore is a cloud-based construction management suite. Its products offer a broad range of features, including blueprint and planning tools, punch lists, jobsite reporting, photo documentation, bid management, submittals, budgeting, and timecards. Procore also offers administrative tools for performance management, task assignment, email tracking, and field productivity. A mobile app helps construction teams and onsite supervisors view and manage plans, update punch list items, and report progress and safety issues. Users from midsize companies make up about half (50%) of Procore reviewers on TrustRadius. Reviewers appreciate Procore’s digital archiving system for documents and photos, efficient subcontractor management tools, and overall ability to keep office employees and onsite teams in sync.
“Procore is a huge help when it comes to keeping our projects organized. The submittal portion of the software is amazing. When I look at the directory of all the subcontractors it speeds up my day and I don’t have to go through Excel any longer on my larger projects…Procore [opens] doors and keeps all lines of communication open.”
– Amber Tanner | Project Management Administrator | Construction Company
Congratulations to the winners of the Top Rated Construction Software Award!
Top Rated Criteria
Products included in the 2019 Top Rated Construction Software list must have been in the top tier of their category TrustMap as of March 15th, 2019. To qualify for the Construction Software Top Rated Award, products must have at least 10 reviews written within the past year, a TRScore of at least 7.5 out of 10, and must receive at least 1.5% of the traffic in their category. Every reviewer is verified and every review is vetted before publication. Products are plotted on the TrustMap based on end-user data, including users’ likelihood to recommend scores as well as buyer research patterns. To learn more about TrustMaps and Top Rated methodology, check out this page.