Alma Suite vs. Bentley ProjectWise

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Alma Suite
Score 4.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Alma Suite is a private social network for companies, that includes a task management tool, a private wikipedia for knowledge management, an idea manager, a game for training, professional profiles, discussion groups, news, instant messages, and postings. The vendor’s value proposition is that they bring together different tools that enable companies to work as a team in one place and be more aligned. Additionally, the vendor says their solution’s simple, easy to use and friendly…
$5
users
ProjectWise
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Bentley Systems offers ProjectWise, a construction management software for keeping construction project personnel and engineers up-to-date with most recent progress information, with daily logs and punchlists, risk item lifecycle management through identification, creation, tracking and resolution, RFI management, and document storage with automated sharing.N/A
Pricing
Alma SuiteBentley ProjectWise
Editions & Modules
Alma Suite Enterprise
$5
users
Alma SuiteEnterprise
$5
users
Alma Suite Unlimited
Quote
users
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Alma SuiteProjectWise
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$100 usersNo setup fee
Additional Details70% Discount for NGOs 50% for Benefit corporations, Educational Institutions & Health Care. 30% for Companies already working with a Consultant on Cultural Development or related issues.
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Community Pulse
Alma SuiteBentley ProjectWise
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Alma SuiteBentley ProjectWise
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Alma Suite
6.7
1 Ratings
16% below category average
Bentley ProjectWise
-
Ratings
Task Management8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Search5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Alma Suite
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Bentley ProjectWise
-
Ratings
Chat5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Alma SuiteBentley ProjectWise
Likelihood to Recommend
6.4
(1 ratings)
7.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Alma SuiteBentley ProjectWise
Likelihood to Recommend
Alma Suite
My business is HR consulting. Best benefits: organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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Bentley Systems
ProjectWise is good for really large projects with many team members. I would not recommend it for small projects or those with a small team of people working on them. It is best for technical people and those who plan to use it daily. There are better FTP options out there if you just want to use them for file sharing.
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Pros
Alma Suite
  • Great for task administration.
  • Customer service is friendly, pragmatic and always available.
  • Organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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Bentley Systems
  • It works for collaboration
  • The backend is customisable to do work that other document management systems just cannot do.
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Cons
Alma Suite
  • Need to improve in the way it shows project development in time: Gantt chart, schedules, etc.
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Bentley Systems
  • many users cannot be in the same file at the same time
  • files are not automatically freed upon closure
  • copying files to another ProjectWise folder is complicated. There is an option to copy, another to copy to, etc.
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Alternatives Considered
Alma Suite
Better features for project development follow up than Asana and Wrike (previous choices)
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Bentley Systems
Bentley ProjectWise from a user perspective just does not stack up to even something as simple as Dropbox. ProjectWise is powerful, it is capable, it has a ton of features. The best implementation I have seen from Projectwise is where the admins unlocked everything and let the users do as they please defeating everything it stood for and using it as a big Dropbox account, though even then the user interface couldn't be improved still causing significant workflow delays. I would reluctantly leave a good company if they implement ProjectWise, I respect that it's powerful for system admins but it sucks for users. This means 2-10% of what it is used for is well designed while the other 98-90% of its functions are just bogged down by a lack of development in its user interface and I say this as someone who has periodically used it over the last 10 years and seen no effective improvement in usability. Bentley ProjectWise was one of the first I believe to do this type of system, but as is common with being the first is you don't keep up with the times and bring a lot of baggage with you.
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Return on Investment
Alma Suite
  • Positive: Internal Communication and Collaboration
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Bentley Systems
  • It has saved us time in archiving and versioning documents
  • It has saved us effort in backing up files and restoring them when mistakes are made
  • It has had an overall positive impact on our bottom line by helping with file sharing and collaboration
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ScreenShots

Alma Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of Alma Suite HOME: everything that happens in your company will appear here. Simple and easy layout.Screenshot of Task Manager. List of task that can be filtered.Screenshot of Tasks detail and updates.Screenshot of Private Wikipedia: Knowledge BaseScreenshot of Wiki ArticleScreenshot of Game for training and testing: simple and fun. Easy to setup.