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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Revit

Revit is well suited for creating collaborative projects that are fully integrated into the design and construction document process. We work a lot with engineering firms who also use Revit and the program allows us to fully integrate and coordinate our models together to make sure that everything is correct. I can see where my electrical engineer has placed lighting into the model and same with my mechanical engineer and their HVAC equipment
Taylor Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

AccuLynx
9.9
Revit
7.8
Plan distribution & viewing
AccuLynx
10.0
Revit
7.4
Plan markups & sharing
AccuLynx
10.0
Revit
8.2
Photo documentation
AccuLynx
10.0
Revit
7.2
Document sharing
AccuLynx
9.8
Revit
7.7
Collaboration & approvals
AccuLynx
9.8
Revit
8.2
Mobile app
AccuLynx
9.6
Revit
7.4
Issue tracking & punchlists
AccuLynx
Revit
7.1
Jobsite reports
AccuLynx
Revit
8.9
RFI tools
AccuLynx
Revit
8.1
As-built drawings
AccuLynx
Revit
8.9
Submittal design and management
AccuLynx
Revit
7.3
Checklists
AccuLynx
Revit
8.3
Meeting Minutes
AccuLynx
Revit
7.3
Specifications
AccuLynx
Revit
7.4
Change orders
AccuLynx
Revit
7.7

Estimating

AccuLynx
9.7
Revit
7.4
Takeoff tools
AccuLynx
10.0
Revit
7.2
Job costing
AccuLynx
9.8
Revit
7.5
Cost calculator
AccuLynx
9.4
Revit
6.8
Cost databases
AccuLynx
Revit
8.5
Bid creation
AccuLynx
Revit
7.2

Human Resource Management

AccuLynx
Revit
6.7
Employee demographic data
AccuLynx
Revit
6.7
Employment history
AccuLynx
Revit
7.0
Job profiles and administration
AccuLynx
Revit
6.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
AccuLynx
Revit
7.0
Organizational charting
AccuLynx
Revit
6.3
Organization and location management
AccuLynx
Revit
7.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
AccuLynx
Revit
6.7

Payroll Management

AccuLynx
Revit
8.1
Pay calculation
AccuLynx
Revit
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
AccuLynx
Revit
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
AccuLynx
Revit
9.0
Benefit plan administration
AccuLynx
Revit
7.7
Direct deposit files
AccuLynx
Revit
6.3
Salary revision and increment management
AccuLynx
Revit
9.0
Reimbursement management
AccuLynx
Revit
9.5

Asset Management

AccuLynx
Revit
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
AccuLynx
Revit
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

AccuLynx
Revit
7.8
Dashboards
AccuLynx
Revit
7.3
Standard reports
AccuLynx
Revit
7.7
Custom reports
AccuLynx
Revit
9.0
Data exportability
AccuLynx
Revit
7.3

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

Revit

  • 3D Models - It's kind of a no brainer, but the key benefit of Revit is its ability to model in 3D. It's a somewhat complex modeling environment, however, it's not impossible to learn and I have seen users from a range of abilities to effectively model content in Revit.
  • Schedules - 3D is great, but the ability to quantify your geometry is contains valuable data if modeled correctly. If you model how you will build it, Revit has the ability to give very accurate schedules which includes quantities, and any data you would like to incorporate into your model.
  • Industry Standard - Revit is the industry standard. With that being said, it really help to use software that is compatible with other agencies for collaborative model review.
Forrest Huff | 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

Revit

  • There are often several ways to draw certain things, but the object will have different capabilities based on the way it is drawn. This can be confusing when trying to use the object.
  • The way objects are drawn is not always user-friendly. This program would be difficult for someone to figure out on their own without having any Autodesk background.
  • There should be a better way to track changes in the model. Often times the architect will not share a model during construction to avoid sending changes that aren't finalized or complete.
Teresa Fechtel | 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

Revit

Revit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We will almost certainly be renewing all of our current seats of Revit and will likely be adding seats as we look to get more and more of our staff trained and using Revit. The software is starting to become the standard for our projects as we move forward as more and more of our clients are requesting or accepting use of it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AccuLynx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is a professional environment, but far from easy and overly complex in many places. The system is often too deep in settings and overrides (see Visibility/Graphics in combination with linked files, filters, color overrides and view templates).I don't really like the dialog-in-dialog interface and its spartan looks. But it works well overall if you know what you are doing.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AccuLynx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Revit seems to always be available when I need it. I have not experiences an outage. There are occasions where we need our internal IT department to trouble shoot a file on our Revit dedicated server and that sometimes causes a delay however that is not a software access issue
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AccuLynx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Revit is a fairly graphics heavy piece of software. It is powerful in its capabilities but as a result it takes a lot of the graphics card, the memory, etc. For all that it can do and the specs of my computer I find it pretty good from a performance standpoint
Anonymous | 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

Revit

Revit 7.7
Based on 12 answers
Autodesk has always had a good support system in place. There is a massive user base for Revit, and there are thousands of forum threads and other discussions online about any and every problem that you could ever run into. For being such a large program with so many different options, there aren't many roadblocks or pitfalls that users can fall into.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

AccuLynx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The training was Revit Essentials and it was very beneficial. I would say that it is best to get the training right before you know you will be using Revit as learning the basis then applying what you learned immediately is the most effective and best value for your money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

AccuLynx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 5.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training is hit or miss. I feel that its better to be live to be able to pace and ask questions to a live person as you are learning hwo to do things. Its not natural to learn Revit especially if you know AutoCAD so my suggestion is the live training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

AccuLynx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementing Revit as your main drafting software (i.e. moving to BIM from CAD) may be a tough decision if you have learned drafting. It is a different way to approach and think about developing a project. However, if you are able to adapt to a new way of thinking and get used to it by working through a few projects than it is as efficient as CAD in most areas in general and will also be both better/worse in some areas
Anonymous | 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

Revit

Revit like AutoCAD can produce both a 3d model & 2 dimensional drawings such as plans, elevations & sections which are required for any design project to be communicated on paper for construction. But unlike AutoCAD, Revit's focus is to build a 3d model that contain smart information for construction. So for Revit the 2 dimensional drawings becomes a byproduct. In addition to the required drawings needed on paper to communicate the design, Revit offers so much more information in the model for all engineering disciplines.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

AccuLynx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
While I am not directly involved with the deployment of Revit, it seems that our internal IT department has appreciated the ability to increase or decrease the number of seats. I have never had an issue with the deployment if and when needed, especially regarding the availability of a set
Anonymous | 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

Revit

  • It's positive. It saves quite a bit of field time when used correctly, and lets us make sure we have proper room for all equipment and ductwork.
  • Helping minimize field 'thinking' time is an immediate add to the bottom line. 1 guy designing on the front side saves down time of 5-10 guys waiting in the field. Cost savings on labor is apparent.
  • Coordination time is also cut down, saving on office time. It's easy to spell out what your plan of attack is. All these savings directly add to bottom line profit by not expending labor.
Mike Petrich | 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

AccuLynx Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Revit

General

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

Revit Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly$3051
1-Year$2,4252
3-Year$6,5503
  1. per month
  2. per year
  3. per 3 years
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing available for monthly, annual, or 3-year subscriptions. Longer subscriptions offer greater discounts.

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