ADVANTAGE vs. Assemble, from Autodesk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 4.1 out of 10
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ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
Assemble, from Autodesk
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Assemble Systems, from Autodesk, is a construction data management cloud that automates extraction of properties and parameters from a design model to assess BIM data necessary for mission-critical build processes. Assemble gives access to customize and manage design and construction data sets throughout the project lifecycle. Assemble Systems allows one to condition, query, and connect the data to key workflows, like bid management, estimating, project management, scheduling, site…N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGEAssemble, from Autodesk
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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ADVANTAGEAssemble, from Autodesk
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ADVANTAGEAssemble, from Autodesk
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Features
ADVANTAGEAssemble, from Autodesk
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Assemble, from Autodesk
6.9
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Employment history8.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Assemble, from Autodesk
7.9
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.5
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Assemble, from Autodesk
9.8
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Dashboards10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data exportability10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.9
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Assemble, from Autodesk
9.2
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document sharing9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change orders7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Assemble, from Autodesk
6.3
1 Ratings
26% below category average
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
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Ratings
Assemble, from Autodesk
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGEAssemble, from Autodesk
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGEAssemble, from Autodesk
Likelihood to Recommend
HomeTech Information Systems
Any integrated agency (more than just a single-discipline agency) that's looking for a one-stop shop to manage all aspects of running the business would do well to consider Advantage as the single-source tool to do it all. Single-discipline agencies could probably find a less robust tool that's equally as effective for tracking and reporting.
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Autodesk
This program is well suited for AutoCAD Inventor and other AutoCAD products as well. If you are using any other software besides AutoCAD and Autodesk then you will have a hard time integrating all the components and building the assembly out of other software-created components because it will lose some details and some commands may cause an error.
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Information from site visits is easily accessible.
  • Workflow is easy to use
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Autodesk
  • Railing
  • Piping structure
  • Machine structure
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Cons
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Advantage is hugely cumbersome. There are hundreds of functions I will never use, and that I'm not sure anyone else in the organization uses.
  • The user interface could be better. Every time there's an update, there's a small but definitive learning curve.
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Autodesk
  • Components handling
  • Ram management
  • Assembly parameters
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Alternatives Considered
HomeTech Information Systems
We have also used BidClips. I find that Advantage gave us more flexibility with custom estimates & report tracking.
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Autodesk
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Return on Investment
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Advantage has everything to do with our company's ability to run an effective back office.
  • When you have a company that does a wide variety of concurrent projects, you need a great tool to manage it all. Advantage does that for us.
  • As I am unfamiliar with the pricing model (I'm not a member of the team that negotiates this particular product), I can't provide any true ROI from an overall business perspective.
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Autodesk
  • Costing is not accurate.
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