What users are saying about

Aconex

6 Ratings

Prolog

12 Ratings

Aconex

6 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Prolog

12 Ratings
Score 4.9 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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Prolog

  • Well suited: distributing information and collecting and keeping data
  • Less suited: quickly trying to process something or get info to subs
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Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Productivity

Aconex
Prolog
5.4
Plan distribution & viewing
Aconex
Prolog
7.0
Plan markups & sharing
Aconex
Prolog
4.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Aconex
Prolog
6.0
Photo documentation
Aconex
Prolog
6.0
Jobsite reports
Aconex
Prolog
5.0
Document sharing
Aconex
Prolog
6.0
RFI tools
Aconex
Prolog
4.0
Collaboration & approvals
Aconex
Prolog
6.0
As-built drawings
Aconex
Prolog
6.0
Mobile app
Aconex
Prolog
4.0

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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  • Change orders: great way to send and document official communications to subs and clients.
  • Drawings: always good to have drawings and info readily available.
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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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  • A lot of steps, tad confusing
  • Very in-depth, not necessarily a con, but requires a lot of information
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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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Procore is what I currently use. It is good, they are both efficient and very good products. They both have their flaws, but they do what they are there to do and in a smart manner. Great way to effectively distribute and have all information readily available in your hand at all times.
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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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  • Positive: kept jobs running smoothly, awesome tool to track and oversee projects
  • Negative: not much really, good tool, just very in-depth with information that is needed to fill in documentation
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Pricing Details

Aconex

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

Prolog

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