ADVANTAGE vs. CoConstruct

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 3.7 out of 10
N/A
ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
CoConstruct
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
CoConstruct, from Buildertrend since the November 2021 acquisition, is a custom builder & remodeler software. It allows users to enter data once and have that information flow through the estimate, specs, selections, bids, proposals, change orders, and budgets, including to and from QuickBooks. In addition, CoConstruct includes scheduling and 3-way communication between builder, client, and trade partners. Everything is captured via email and texting. Login isn't required for…
$49
per month
Pricing
ADVANTAGECoConstruct
Editions & Modules
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Ramp
$49
per month
Plus 5
$299
per month
Plus 10
$399
per month
Plus 15
$499
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGECoConstruct
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCoConstruct pricing is based on active job sites that have client access online, which means it is adaptable to builders & remodelers businesses. This means that there are an unlimited amount of projects available for estimates and proposals, so that customers only pay when they win a contract. Also built into the pricing are a myriad of services: a dedicated implementation coach, free estimate & scheduling templates based on industry best practices from successful builders and the NAHB, unlimited storage and users, software branded with the customer's logo, unlimited amount of warranty projects, and unlimited phone & email support. The vendor offers a money-back guarantee that is good for the first 90 days of service.
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Features
ADVANTAGECoConstruct
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
4.1
2 Ratings
64% below category average
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Dashboards4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports3.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability4.72 Ratings00 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
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing3.73 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders4.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGECoConstruct
Likelihood to Recommend
4.2
(3 ratings)
6.9
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGECoConstruct
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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Buildertrend
Having the ability to completely manage a project from start to finish with one app is super helpful. The time reporting feature (when it works correctly) is a nice added bonus as it allows employees to switch from one task to another on the same project or to another project and task with ease, aiding in the accounting process of the total project. This was helpful for running analytics to see where we were spending too much time on certain tasks, thus allowing us to assess any training needs.
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Media billing
  • PO Organization
  • Time Details on Billing
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Buildertrend
  • The integration of all aspects needed to run a remodeling company efficiently: project scheduling and management, financial planning and customer service. Since it’s an all-in-one suite and cloud-based, it enables our team to keep track of all our projects in real-time. Communication breakdown is the last thing we want, so being on the same page is not only desirable but makes for the best possible relationship with our clients.
  • Product education - We like how CoConstruct helps new users and get them to start using the tool right away. The dashboard resource materials are incredibly useful. We don’t have to spend a lot of time training new hires on the system and onboarding new clients.
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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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Buildertrend
  • Internal Communication - CoConstruct lacks the ability to tag-team members for internal communication using @mentions or any other means. This has been crippling for us and forced us to use alternative software for communicating among our team members.
  • Pipeline Management - CoConstruct's lead-tracking system feels clunky and hard to navigate and doesn't provide a pipeline view that's easy to navigate. We have moved our Pipeline Management outside of CoConstruct to make it easier for our sales team to track leads.
  • CRM - CoConstruct doesn't offer anything for customer follow-up after projects are completed. This, in addition to the lack of an effective pipeline system, has led to our decision to use Hubspot as our CRM. Moving projects into CoConstruct for Design and back our after Production.
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Support Rating
HomeTech Information Systems
No answers on this topic
Buildertrend
The support staff is brilliant; they don't operate on Australian time, so you can't just dial up support when you need it. The response times are quick, and the staff is knowledgeable. They are also well versed in most of the differences between buildings in the US and the building in Australasia. Despite their funny accents and strange use of the English language, we get by just fine!
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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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Buildertrend
Products like Procore and PlanGrid are geared towards projects with huge projects teams, multiple stakeholders and dozens of subcontractors. CoConstruct can be used for projects big and small (value) and also with small project teams or large projects teams. For small partial renovation or addition projects CoConstruct is a good more cost effective option.
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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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Buildertrend
  • It made time recording much easier and much more reliable
  • With its GPS feature, we would be able to track when an employee left a job to help ensure accurate time recording
  • Having the ability to give the homeowners their own custom home building app to watch the progress helped to put us ahead of the game in the industry
  • Running job cost reports as easily as CoConstruct allows helped to curb some of our administrative fees
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