ADVANTAGE vs. Bimx

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 3.8 out of 10
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ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
Bimx
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
BIMx is a mobile app for Building Information Modeling, provided by GRAPHISOFT. It aims to bridge the gap between the design studio and the construction site, by providing integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation with data access from any device.N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGEBimx
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGEBimx
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
ADVANTAGEBimx
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Bimx
8.7
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employment history8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Bimx
8.7
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
4.3
2 Ratings
60% below category average
Bimx
9.3
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Dashboards4.32 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Standard reports4.32 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports3.72 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data exportability5.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
7.9
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Bimx
8.5
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Photo documentation4.32 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document sharing4.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Change orders4.92 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Bimx
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGEBimx
Likelihood to Recommend
4.4
(3 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGEBimx
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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Graphisoft
As an ARCHICAD user, this is almost a no-brainer. BIMx is included (although there are some paying options) and works well out-of-the-box. There is little to setup from the ARCHICAD side. You prepare a set of layouts/views and can publish the model on Ine go. The free version focuses on the 3D-model viewer. You publish an interactive model and can walk through it. With the PRO version, you also can publish the "Hyper-Model" - an integration of 2D and 3D views. If you are looking at tuning your own interactivity, e.g. in precisely defining what can happen and what information to show, you cannot customize BIMx that way. You have to look at alternatives, such as game engines or other 3D visualization software.
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Media billing
  • PO Organization
  • Time Details on Billing
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Graphisoft
  • Mix functions together
  • calculate the impact of variables
  • advanced log book
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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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Graphisoft
  • It is an out-of-the-box solution for end-users. There is almost no customization possible (e.g. API for developers)
  • Pricing is a bit confusing with two options for in-app purchase (PRO and Share a Model) and the separate Desktop Viewer
  • Android version takes a long time to get updated to iOS version
  • Only for ARCHICAD users. No other software is supported.
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Likelihood to Renew
HomeTech Information Systems
No answers on this topic
Graphisoft
Most people using it are thrilled about it. But our use of ARCHICAD in projects is (alas) a bit limited, especially compared with the attention for Revit with our clients. And as an ARCHICAD teacher, I have to remember to keep introducing it as it is accepted well with most users.
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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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Graphisoft
Direct publishing to a 3D model can be done with a few other tools, but if (and only if) you are using ARCHICAD, it is the easiest to use. For Revit users, there is more choice, including Revit Live or some online model-viewers and publishers. For full custom interactivity, you have to look at e.g. Unity3D or Unreal where you can include and extend endlessly, but you will lack the ease of BIMx. You'd also have to look for good similar navigation. Especially the link between 2D views and 3D model sections is hard to beat. But in that context, if you want to e.g. allow users to choose design alternatives, select another material or include animations and sound, this is not possible in BIMx.
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Return on Investment
HomeTech Information Systems
  • It keeps job time organized by job so we can bill properly for work
  • It keeps POs organized by job so that we can track easier
  • Provides reporting that gives insight into employee time and where it's spent
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Graphisoft
  • increased the efficiency in project management
  • collaboration was improved
  • risk estimation is better viewed
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