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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx

If you have a home exterior company this is the best software!! Especially roof, gutters & siding. If you run a different company like you only handle decks, landscaping or maybe drywall, etc. This would not be the software for you
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

Great for medium and large construction companies that have a specific salesforce.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

AccuLynx
9.7
Cosential
Plan distribution & viewing
AccuLynx
10.0
Cosential
Plan markups & sharing
AccuLynx
10.0
Cosential
Photo documentation
AccuLynx
10.0
Cosential
Document sharing
AccuLynx
9.6
Cosential
Collaboration & approvals
AccuLynx
9.6
Cosential
Mobile app
AccuLynx
9.2
Cosential

Estimating

AccuLynx
9.4
Cosential
Takeoff tools
AccuLynx
10.0
Cosential
Job costing
AccuLynx
9.6
Cosential
Cost calculator
AccuLynx
8.7
Cosential

Sales Force Automation

AccuLynx
Cosential
8.7
Customer data management / contact management
AccuLynx
Cosential
10.0
Workflow management
AccuLynx
Cosential
6.0
Territory management
AccuLynx
Cosential
9.0
Opportunity management
AccuLynx
Cosential
10.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
AccuLynx
Cosential
10.0
Interaction tracking
AccuLynx
Cosential
9.0
Channel / partner relationship management
AccuLynx
Cosential
7.0

Marketing Automation

AccuLynx
Cosential
7.5
Lead management
AccuLynx
Cosential
10.0
Email marketing
AccuLynx
Cosential
5.0

CRM Project Management

AccuLynx
Cosential
8.0
Task management
AccuLynx
Cosential
7.0
Reporting
AccuLynx
Cosential
9.0

CRM Reporting & Analytics

AccuLynx
Cosential
8.7
Forecasting
AccuLynx
Cosential
6.0
Pipeline visualization
AccuLynx
Cosential
10.0
Customizable reports
AccuLynx
Cosential
10.0

Customization

AccuLynx
Cosential
7.5
Custom fields
AccuLynx
Cosential
9.0
Custom objects
AccuLynx
Cosential
6.0

Security

AccuLynx
Cosential
10.0
Single sign-on capability
AccuLynx
Cosential
10.0
Role-based user permissions
AccuLynx
Cosential
10.0

Social CRM

AccuLynx
Cosential
5.0
Social data
AccuLynx
Cosential
5.0
Social engagement
AccuLynx
Cosential
5.0

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

AccuLynx
Cosential
5.0
Marketing automation
AccuLynx
Cosential
5.0

Platform

AccuLynx
Cosential
7.0
Mobile access
AccuLynx
Cosential
7.0

Pros

AccuLynx

  • AccuLynx has an unending back end database that can be customized for every item that you put into an estimate. We can make proposals extremely detailed and perform tasks was in the estimate to limit information or expand all information.
  • AccuLynx transfers all the estimated material to the order then within the order process you can alter, add, or delete any item with a few clicks.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

  • Inputting of companies and leads who may become prospects.
  • Creating specific opportunities for construction projects.
  • Tracking opportunities through the entire sales cycle.
  • Inputting detailed notes and activity by the Sales team.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AccuLynx

  • Entering new leads - it would be nice if you could tab through the entire form, so you don't have to waste time using the mouse. Makes data entry so much faster.
  • More production reports.
  • Place to track material brands and colors of the different trades you complete, so you can run a report later and find all the jobs you installed Black shingles, etc.
  • More options to adjust user permissions.
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

  • The open software is somewhat difficult to master as an administrator.
  • Report writing could be more intuitive.
  • The company seems to cater to larger users.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx

AccuLynx 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Until someone shows me something more efficient or has features that are more streamlined and time is saved by all then I am all ears and ready to listen to that presentation. I wouldn't care at this point if I had to abandon QB if the system had it's own integrated accounting system otherwise it has to be able to do all and more of the features of QB and the CRM side also has to have/do more than AccuLynx features.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

AccuLynx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cosential is very intuitive for the AEC industry and has the ability to be customized for your specific needs. The reports are especially helpful, with good visual dashboards.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AccuLynx

AccuLynx 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They can always improve and we are very successful when calling support. I would suggest they keep their support technicians available later for the west coast contractors who need help at the end of the day. We've come to know many of the techs because we call to offer suggestions but there's a process for us to follow for that.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
My original trainer / implementation specialist was fantastic. That relationship has continued, even though I have been officially handed off to the customer service side. The customer service side seems to have higher turnover than normal, but in general they are also very supportive, although not as responsive as I might like.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AccuLynx

JobNimbus you have to customize it yourself and it's very time consuming to get it up and running efficiently and smoothly. AccuLynx is very intuitive and easy to use. This helps so much especially in the construction side. Also, AccuLynx can estimate easily which JobNimbus does not do at all. Buildertrend is good but really more for General Contractors who are builders. Not exterior remodelers.
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

Cosential is specific to the A/E industry and is the most intuitive software we found for construction.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AccuLynx

  • The software is expensive, but if everyone utilizes it to its capacity it's well worth it.
  • Less time is spent searching for information because it is all at your fingertips.
  • Increased productivity in the overall company, which means we can handle a higher work load = higher revenue.
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

  • Allowed for common tracking by business developers in different regions.
  • Helped us quantify effort.
  • Provides great reports for management.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AccuLynx

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cosential

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx
9.6
Cosential
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx
9.0
Cosential

Usability

AccuLynx
Cosential
8.0

Support Rating

AccuLynx
9.0
Cosential
8.0

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