ADVANTAGE vs. Trimble SysQue

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 4.5 out of 10
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ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
Trimble SysQue
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Trimble SysQue is a software design software which enables designers and contractors to design in Autodesk Revit with real-world, manufacturing-specific MEP content that is ready for fabrication.N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGETrimble SysQue
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGETrimble SysQue
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
ADVANTAGETrimble SysQue
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Trimble SysQue
-
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
Trimble SysQue
-
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
15% above category average
Trimble SysQue
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Dashboards10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.01 Ratings00 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
Trimble SysQue
9.4
3 Ratings
23% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings9.02 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 Ratings9.52 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings9.73 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings10.01 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
Trimble SysQue
9.3
3 Ratings
13% above category average
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGETrimble SysQue
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGETrimble SysQue
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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Trimble
For drawing plumbing where you are usually not needing any kind of taps it does really well. Once you become familiar with it, you can draw underground really quickly. Their water closet carrier families are great! Being able to draw a restroom skid with such a high level of detail is a definite plus. Also, being able to create point files easily since their hangers, floor drains, and cleanouts have the points embedded in them. For a small BIM department I think Trimble SysQue is a good option. They manage the database and you can send a request in for more content if it is needed. For larger BIM departments or people that are doing cloud spooling with Stratus or MSuite it becomes more problematic especially on the mechanical side with needing to use taps and the functionality of them being less than stellar. Larger BIM departments are usually able to have a person manage their database internally and that helps keep the content parameters consistent. Most MEP Fabrication content that I have used does very well with taps and the piping is able to be run quickly and does not need to be processed.
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Information from site visits is easily accessible.
  • Workflow is easy to use
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Trimble
  • It allows Contractors to use Revit with Spooling functions.
  • The database of millions of native Revit Families.
  • Excellent support from Trimble.
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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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Trimble
  • The ability to erase points that have been written to a TFL file would be a great addition.
  • Fitting to fitting placement can act up from time to time.
  • I think that the spooling can continue to improve.
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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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Trimble
Benchmark Fabrication MEP
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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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Trimble
  • It has allowed us to produce high level detailed models
  • It gives us the ability to produce point files that aid in a speedier layout process for the field.
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