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Aconex

6 Ratings

WorkflowMax

Top Rated
57 Ratings

Aconex

6 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

WorkflowMax

Top Rated
57 Ratings
Score 7.8 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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WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax is very well suited for a business that wants to track time billed by project, to have an easy way to generate invoices for those projects, and to keep track of overall productivity and invoice status. I imagine it can also be adapted to different types of businesses that deal in goods rather than services and time. I am not sure for which scenarios or businesses the program is not appropriate.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Aconex
WorkflowMax
8.3
Task Management
Aconex
WorkflowMax
9.0
Resource Management
Aconex
WorkflowMax
8.0
Scheduling
Aconex
WorkflowMax
7.0
Team Collaboration
Aconex
WorkflowMax
8.0
Document Management
Aconex
WorkflowMax
6.6
Mobile Access
Aconex
WorkflowMax
10.0
Timesheet Tracking
Aconex
WorkflowMax
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Aconex
WorkflowMax
7.4
Budget and Expense Management
Aconex
WorkflowMax
9.0

Professional Services Automation

Aconex
WorkflowMax
9.2
Quotes/estimates
Aconex
WorkflowMax
10.0
Invoicing
Aconex
WorkflowMax
10.0
Project & financial reporting
Aconex
WorkflowMax
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Aconex
WorkflowMax
9.0

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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  • Great for managing teams which are not in one spot. Awesome for small or growing businesses with employees who might work from home.
  • Really good for teams to keep up with where a project is at against the time left to achieve the goal
  • Great for keeping all the information for each project in one spot.
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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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  • Integration with inventory - there are a lot of companies out there which provide a service which includes selling items either purchased or held in stock or "kitted"
  • User permission levels need to be more flexible and ideally closely tied to Xero
  • Two way integration with Xero - ability to import invoices to specific jobs
  • Ability to save pdfs to purchase orders, invoices (like Xero)
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Likelihood to Renew

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WorkflowMax9.0
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Because we can't imagine being without it!
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Usability

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WorkflowMax9.0
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It's easy to use and provides me with instant online access to the management of my business whether I am at my desk or overseas
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Support

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WorkflowMax8.2
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The support team are excellent. The only downside is that you can't phone them!
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Implementation

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WorkflowMax9.1
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Decide how to breakdown your ongoing jobs - are they monthly recurring or annual broken into chunks?What are you going to give clients i.e. how will your proposals and invoices look?
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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 tried a couple of solutions before settling on WorkflowMax, we chose WorkflowMax for as it did what we needed without being over complicated.
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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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  • WorkflowMax training for new users is quick and easy with all the help and videos that are provided. A real time-saver when it comes to training new users
  • Our Director is able to keep tabs on all the leads he generates, and he can see at a glance exactly where each lead is at
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Pricing Details

Aconex

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Aconex Editions & Modules
Aconex
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WorkflowMax

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
WorkflowMax Editions & Modules
WorkflowMax
Edition
1 User
$15/month1
5 Users
$49/month1
10 Users
$99/month1
20 Users
$149/month1
Unlimited
$199/month1
1. Bracketed Pricing
Modules
Lead Manager Module
$15/month
WorkflowMax Premium
$50/month
Additional Pricing Details