ADVANTAGE vs. Constructware (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 4.0 out of 10
N/A
ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
Constructware (discontinued)
Score 2.2 out of 10
N/A
Constructware was a SaaS construction project management product provided by Autodesk. The software was discontinued on October 31, 2021.N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGEConstructware (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGEConstructware (discontinued)
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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Community Pulse
ADVANTAGEConstructware (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADVANTAGEConstructware (discontinued)
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Constructware (discontinued)
-
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
6% above category average
Constructware (discontinued)
-
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
9.5
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Constructware (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Dashboards10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability10.01 Ratings00 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
Constructware (discontinued)
5.0
1 Ratings
39% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Photo documentation10.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Document sharing9.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Constructware (discontinued)
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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
Best Alternatives
ADVANTAGEConstructware (discontinued)
Small Businesses
FollowUp CRM
FollowUp CRM
Score 10.0 out of 10
FollowUp CRM
FollowUp CRM
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Score 8.7 out of 10
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Score 8.7 out of 10
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGEConstructware (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGEConstructware (discontinued)
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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Discontinued Products
Constructware is well suited for many different types of projects in both real estate and infrastructure. However, it is now becoming outdated with the introduction of the BIM 360 platform. I think even Autodesk may plan to slowly stop rolling out subscriptions to Cnstructware since most of its functions are now getting added on to BIM 360.
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Information from site visits is easily accessible.
  • Workflow is easy to use
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Discontinued Products
  • Provenance. Keeps track of changes and the people/companies who made those changes.
  • Collaboration.
  • Work [is stored] in the cloud.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • UI can be improved, as shown by improvements made in BIM 360.
  • Only works well with Internet Explorer.
  • Steep Learning Curve due to confusing UI.
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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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Discontinued Products
Better than Unifier: 1. Better UI 2. Everything else is about the same Bim360 is now the go-to platform for all functions previously provided by Constructware.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Saves time.
  • Eases collaboration.
  • Increases accountability.
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