ADVANTAGE vs. Raken

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
Raken
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Raken is a cloud-based daily reporting platform for Contractors.N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGERaken
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGERaken
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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Features
ADVANTAGERaken
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Raken
-
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
Raken
-
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
Raken
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Ratings
Dashboards4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports3.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability4.82 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
Raken
-
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 sharing3.83 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 orders4.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Raken
-
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
ADVANTAGERaken
Likelihood to Recommend
4.3
(3 ratings)
8.7
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGERaken
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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Raken
Easy sub-contractor management ability, time tracking, resource planning and the easy tracking of project equipment using Raken is even enjoyable. Team coordination and project comments and recording sharing among the team members, this is a great tool for that.
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Media billing
  • PO Organization
  • Time Details on Billing
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Raken
  • Great iPhone application - The application makes reporting and adding photos very easy.
  • It's easy to navigate different days and reports. Or to find keywords or subcontractors and when they performed work.
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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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Raken
  • Sometimes the app will run slow or crash on the guys in the field. It doesn't happen too often though.
  • An easier way to download all project Daily Reports at one time.
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Support Rating
HomeTech Information Systems
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Raken
Raken has an excellent support team. Raken are pretty prompt with getting back to you. Raken also has a convenient chat feature on their website. All their support members are friendly and are good at helping you understand and resolve your issues.
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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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Raken
Vista is TTI's accounting software program. It is extremely well suited for the construction projects. Team, which is similar to Raken, is more advance however the program is also more expensive.
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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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Raken
  • Less need to travel to each job site.
  • Automated emailed reports to clients reduces the number of meetings/conversations about what is happening on the project.
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