ADVANTAGE vs. SAPPHIRE Structure

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 4.3 out of 10
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ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
SAPPHIRE Structure
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
MiTek offers SAPPHIRE Structure, a structural modeling, editing, and estimation tool for builders.N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGESAPPHIRE Structure
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGESAPPHIRE Structure
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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Top Cons
Features
ADVANTAGESAPPHIRE Structure
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
SAPPHIRE Structure
-
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
SAPPHIRE Structure
-
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
SAPPHIRE Structure
8.5
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Custom reports8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data exportability10.01 Ratings10.01 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
SAPPHIRE Structure
9.6
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings10.01 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 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings10.01 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
SAPPHIRE Structure
9.5
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGESAPPHIRE Structure
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGESAPPHIRE Structure
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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MiTek Industries
In our organisation, we are 10 designers working with sapphire. We are able to design multiple units of building without any problems. The learning curve is not small but when you start to master the software, it is incredible. The precision of this software is amazing. If needed, you can easily share your file with a coworker if you need helps...
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Information from site visits is easily accessible.
  • Workflow is easy to use
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MiTek Industries
  • Automatically generating different elements to save time.
  • Designing and calculating elements.
  • Providing a clear material listing.
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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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MiTek Industries
  • Not friendly user
  • Maybe providing to many options to do one thing.
  • Big Learning curve if you want to to big buildings.
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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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MiTek Industries
SAPPHIRE is way more complete and precise than EzCad. You can't just draw a bunch of lines and make it works( even if in reality it doesn't work). Your work needs to make sense in order to design it. If you make mistakes the software will tell you and you will need to correct your mistakes.
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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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MiTek Industries
  • Faster turn around time
  • More precise than ever
  • Great data exportation
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