ADVANTAGE vs. Samsara Equipment Monitoring

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
Samsara Equipment Monitoring
Score 7.3 out of 10
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Samsara offers an Equipment Monitoring suite for companies across industries, to provide visibility into asset usage, location, security, maintenance, and with billing and job costing utilities.N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGESamsara Equipment Monitoring
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGESamsara Equipment Monitoring
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
ADVANTAGESamsara Equipment Monitoring
Top Pros

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Features
ADVANTAGESamsara Equipment Monitoring
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Samsara Equipment Monitoring
-
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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
Samsara Equipment Monitoring
-
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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
Samsara Equipment Monitoring
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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
Samsara Equipment Monitoring
-
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Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing9.02 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 orders7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Samsara Equipment Monitoring
-
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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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ADVANTAGESamsara Equipment Monitoring
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGESamsara Equipment Monitoring
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGESamsara Equipment Monitoring
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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Samsara
The best part about the software is its openness to integration. With a flexible API, we integrated a lot of modules with the software, thus ensuring the safety of history/records as per our needs without having to pay more for customization. The system is not only user-friendly but well thought out. The ease of access to the system leads to lower training costs and ensures that the team is chunking out savings and driving efficiencies throughout. Since Samsara does not discriminate on the minimum number of vehicles/assets that are to be tracked, it makes it far easier to utilize. However, on things to improve - Samsara can have the software tweaked to cater to more than the construction industry, whereby companies such as us who are into multiple domains can benefit from the same. Also, if there were a one-time cost for availing services, it would mean the world to clients like us!
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Information from site visits is easily accessible.
  • Workflow is easy to use
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Samsara
  • Asset Identification.
  • Record Keeping.
  • Proactive at Identifying Issues.
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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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Samsara
  • Flexibility in the software.
  • Commitment time frame for new users.
  • Flexibility in devices.
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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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Samsara
Great software for managing and tracking assets, identifying maintenance/breakdowns in assets, and ensuring the best productivity per asset. Cost analysis benefit / Service provision for 1 unit as well - which is good enough for testing purposes Ease of use, dashboards are easy to view and understand Comprehensive collection of data - presentation of information in required format Limitation on flexible use of API, thus leading to repetition of information/data leading to inefficient hours Flexibility in the units provided/not much to do in terms of modification of assets, its just a plug and play system.
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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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Samsara
  • Positive: Savings on cost, efficiencies and time.
  • Positive: Management of Assets, Use, Reduction in Redundancies.
  • Negative: Customer Service needs improvement.
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