ADVANTAGE vs. Simpro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 3.8 out of 10
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ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
Simpro
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Simpro, headquartered in Brisbane, provides business management software for the trades and services industry. The solution combines field service management with asset tracking and maintenance, project management features with resource scheduling, and invoicing. For enterprises, Simpro helps manage business complexity such as franchises, multiple companies or multiple locations with a tailored Simpro framework that aims to handle complexity while maintaining the simplicity of working with one…N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGESimpro
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGESimpro
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
ADVANTAGESimpro
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Simpro
-
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
Simpro
-
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
4.3
2 Ratings
60% below category average
Simpro
-
Ratings
Dashboards4.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports4.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports3.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability5.02 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
Simpro
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation4.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing4.03 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 orders4.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Simpro
-
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
ADVANTAGESimpro
Likelihood to Recommend
4.4
(3 ratings)
8.2
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGESimpro
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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Simpro Software
Very convenient to manage jobs, quotes, and clients' profiles. There is a home for improvement for project management. So far, I am not really happy with the Gantt chart feature, it is not very customizable and we end up with another system for that. It would be also great if there was a project management dashboard where we could have an overview of the most critical projects and their status.
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Media billing
  • PO Organization
  • Time Details on Billing
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Simpro Software
  • Billing: straight from a closed, complete job. Carries overall equipment, hours, takes one click to bill.
  • simPRO retains notes on all emails; notes can be entered by anyone to track communication with 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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Simpro Software
  • Converting quotes into projects.
  • Managing a project in an easy way and managing the labour for a job.
  • having the flexibility to manage labour days and not in just hours.
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Support Rating
HomeTech Information Systems
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Simpro Software
It is a great option for solar project management. It needs some improvements for real-time one-page reports, inventory management, scheduling and custom views. I believe these will come because they listen to their customers. I would also like to see some better training and not be expected to pay out of pocket for it.
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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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Simpro Software
Motorcentral, a software that is part of Trade Me and helps car dealer to manage their stock. Based on my experience, simPRO has way more features and better customer service. Motorcentral doesn't have help to keep most tasks under one system, the only real advantage is that they integrate with the car dealer website so that the stock is always up to date.
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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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Simpro Software
  • Increased team collaboration.
  • Increased inventory awareness.
  • Decreased down time between jobs.
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