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Aconex

6 Ratings

Procore

Top Rated
557 Ratings

Aconex

6 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Procore

Top Rated
557 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aconex

[It is] well suited to large scale complex construction projects with many participants. Aconex requires patience and training and, although it's good, it could be better. Short duration, small projects probably aren't a good fit.
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Procore

As a main contractor, Procore is a great for us to manage both upstream and downstream communications. We are able to manage all construction information within the toolset incl. drawings, RFI's, CVI's, Snagging (punch lists), submittals, instructions, photos, observations and a daily log. A benefit not intially noted was from the snagging recording / distributing / closing. Great that we have a single tool for this however we are also able to report on how long our supply chain take to action / close our these snag items - especially important on fast paced office fit-out projects.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Productivity

Aconex
Procore
8.5
Plan distribution & viewing
Aconex
Procore
8.8
Plan markups & sharing
Aconex
Procore
8.2
Issue tracking & punchlists
Aconex
Procore
8.2
Photo documentation
Aconex
Procore
9.0
Jobsite reports
Aconex
Procore
8.4
Document sharing
Aconex
Procore
8.5
RFI tools
Aconex
Procore
8.7
Collaboration & approvals
Aconex
Procore
8.4
As-built drawings
Aconex
Procore
8.5
Mobile app
Aconex
Procore
8.3

Pros

  • File Sharing - unlimited storage, version control and access control on a neutral host - Aconex is significantly superior to ftp, SharePoint or a contractor hosted platform in that once onboarded, each user organization has equal privileges and can in turn onboard any number of members within the respective organizations.
  • Process and Workflow Management - while imperfect, Aconex offers the opportunity to customize process control and enforcement. Our team used these processes for RFI preparation and response, submittal tracking and other custom requirements.
  • Neutrality - while mentioned, the neutral host places all project participants on a equal basis. Typically, non-neutral platforms favor in-house participants to the detriment of the project. Until shared, files are 100% private to the respective organizations.
  • Mobile interface - good (not perfect) access to unlimited project file information from a mobile device.
  • Audit trail - no more "I didn't get that document". File sharing and file opening is tracked by user. Transmittals are a matter of record and there's no 'delete' function.
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  • Procore is available from anywhere, on any device (apps for Windows, iPhone and Android) with good availability figures.
  • Procore listens. Their continued investment in development of the product is driven by our feedback and in some part, unique UK requirements.
  • We were able to combine elements previously done with printers, Dropbox, OneDrive, separate snagging (Punch items) tools, email and file storage into a single platform.
  • We were up and running in two weeks!
  • There online help and live chat support is fantastic.
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Cons

  • Interface needs work; graphically inelegant, somewhat non-intuitive.
  • Process controls could be better 'templated' for industry standards.
  • Dashboard/to do for project managers - it's still too hard to see who is slowing the project down.
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  • The learning curve is pretty high, but the implementation manager does a good job with training.
  • Quickly re-numbering drawing revisions are not possible.
  • Pricing is quite steep.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Procore9.2
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Procore has been working great for us by minimizing the time we need to spend collaborating with other companies.
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Usability

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Procore8.9
Based on 21 answers
There are some aspects that could be improved but overall its very good.
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Reliability and Availability

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Procore10.0
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Procore has great uptime.
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Performance

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Procore8.7
Based on 3 answers
Typically Procore is very fast to use. Occasionally there are hiccups.
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Support

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Procore8.4
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Support is knowledgeable, quick to respond.
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In-Person Training

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Procore10.0
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Excellent Training, went over the sections we needed most.
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Online Training

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Procore9.3
Based on 3 answers
Good videos for a quick start into Procore.
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Implementation

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Procore7.9
Based on 92 answers
The implementation went well. We had to cut off our old software for new jobs and start using Procore.
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Alternatives Considered

I am currently using file sharing such as Egnyte and ShareFile which are useful but don't have much of a transmittal or inmail functionality so I can't really speak to other products in the same league as Aconex. I don't typically like proprietary contractor solutions due to their non-neutrality and embedded agendas, which often are not consistent with the owner's interests.
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We compared Procore to Bim360 and chose Procore for its ease of use and feature set. We are not using BIM so comparing the project management features of Procore to Bim360 was the main factor.
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Scalability

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Procore9.0
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Very easy to scale up or down
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Return on Investment

  • Reductions in print costs alone (subcontractor bid process) paid completely for the use of the product. Further benefits to all project participants included process streamlining and 100% access to all project documentation (Drawings, Specifications, Contracts, Notices of Change, Change Orders etc.) from any online source including mobile devices. Benefits probably accounted for 150% of product cost.
  • Intangible benefits included reduced exposure to claims as a result of good (and agreed process tracking).
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  • Time savings
  • Efficiency in a single pane of glass
  • Accountability
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Pricing Details

Aconex

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

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