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Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Bim 360

Autodesk Bim 360 is well suited to the majority of construction projects in my opinion. On the construction side I could see how the straightforward nature of the platform would be well liked. The new update with the widgets is a great touch and allows for ease of site visits by showcasing good to know info like project location on a map and the local weather. You can also customize the "widgets" as you see fit to add more information if necessary to the home screen. From my experience as a LEED consultant, Bim 360 does not differ much from other platforms used for submittal review like Procore. It is easy enough to search for what you want but searches do take a while and you need to move the cursor over every time you search and do not find what you're looking for, which seems very unnecessary. Overall it is fine for reviewing documentation but isn't anything extraordinary.
Laura Samoisette, LEED AP, WELL AP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

Great for medium and large construction companies that have a specific salesforce.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Autodesk Bim 360
8.4
Cosential
Dashboards
Autodesk Bim 360
8.5
Cosential
Standard reports
Autodesk Bim 360
8.5
Cosential
Custom reports
Autodesk Bim 360
8.0
Cosential
Data exportability
Autodesk Bim 360
8.5
Cosential

Construction Project & Field Management

Autodesk Bim 360
8.2
Cosential
Plan distribution & viewing
Autodesk Bim 360
8.0
Cosential
Plan markups & sharing
Autodesk Bim 360
8.3
Cosential
Issue tracking & punchlists
Autodesk Bim 360
7.9
Cosential
Photo documentation
Autodesk Bim 360
7.9
Cosential
Jobsite reports
Autodesk Bim 360
7.7
Cosential
Document sharing
Autodesk Bim 360
8.3
Cosential
RFI tools
Autodesk Bim 360
8.5
Cosential
Collaboration & approvals
Autodesk Bim 360
8.5
Cosential
As-built drawings
Autodesk Bim 360
8.4
Cosential
Mobile app
Autodesk Bim 360
7.2
Cosential
Submittal design and management
Autodesk Bim 360
7.8
Cosential
Checklists
Autodesk Bim 360
8.5
Cosential
Meeting Minutes
Autodesk Bim 360
9.0
Cosential
Specifications
Autodesk Bim 360
8.5
Cosential
Change orders
Autodesk Bim 360
9.0
Cosential

Estimating

Autodesk Bim 360
8.0
Cosential
Takeoff tools
Autodesk Bim 360
8.0
Cosential
Job costing
Autodesk Bim 360
8.0
Cosential
Cost databases
Autodesk Bim 360
8.0
Cosential
Cost calculator
Autodesk Bim 360
8.0
Cosential
Bid creation
Autodesk Bim 360
8.0
Cosential

Sales Force Automation

Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
8.7
Customer data management / contact management
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
10.0
Workflow management
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
6.0
Territory management
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
9.0
Opportunity management
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
10.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
10.0
Interaction tracking
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
9.0
Channel / partner relationship management
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
7.0

Marketing Automation

Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
7.5
Lead management
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
10.0
Email marketing
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
5.0

CRM Project Management

Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
8.0
Task management
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
7.0
Reporting
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
9.0

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
8.7
Forecasting
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
6.0
Pipeline visualization
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
10.0
Customizable reports
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
10.0

Customization

Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
7.5
Custom fields
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
9.0
Custom objects
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
6.0

Security

Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
10.0
Single sign-on capability
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
10.0

Social CRM

Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
5.0
Social data
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
5.0
Social engagement
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
5.0

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
5.0
Marketing automation
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
5.0

Platform

Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
7.0
Mobile access
Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
7.0

Pros

Autodesk Bim 360

  • Live updates between design teams. This keeps the team up to date for quicker design and frees up personnel from having to do file transfers.
  • The cloud-based platform gives your company a little bit of a break on computer requirements.
  • Allows multiple offices and/or cloud-based consultants to collaborate on a design as if they are one office or one company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

  • Inputting of companies and leads who may become prospects.
  • Creating specific opportunities for construction projects.
  • Tracking opportunities through the entire sales cycle.
  • Inputting detailed notes and activity by the Sales team.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Autodesk Bim 360

  • Bim360 is extremely unintuitive and frequently confusing to end users.
  • There are multiple avenues of sharing and collaboration for models and information. The advantages/disadvantages of each and how to perform even the most basic of tasks requires extensive training and mentoring for even the most advanced of users.
  • There are many enormous limitations and constraints to BIM 360 that are not immediately obvious and even contrary to published marketing materials and even product naming.
  • Development cycles of the product are seemingly monthly, but incredibly minor. This makes the desperately-needed and glaringly obvious massive usability, capability, and performance improvements into deal-breakers and hair pulling events. Change cannot come fast enough.
  • There are no integrations into Microsoft's Azure AD SSO or other 3rd party SSOs available for SMBs. This makes the provided MFA a huge headache for all SMBs.
  • There are no integrations into the Microsoft 365 ecosystem for SharePoint/OneDrive or Outlook. This is desperately needed for most organizations using Bim360.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

  • The open software is somewhat difficult to master as an administrator.
  • Report writing could be more intuitive.
  • The company seems to cater to larger users.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Autodesk Bim 360

No score
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Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cosential is very intuitive for the AEC industry and has the ability to be customized for your specific needs. The reports are especially helpful, with good visual dashboards.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Autodesk Bim 360

Autodesk Bim 360 6.8
Based on 4 answers
AutoDesk support is slow and if you are not an enterprise customer they will likely tell you to go to forums and post for help pushing the support on the high-level end-users (some of which are AutoDesk employees). I haven't actually had issues requiring support with docs altough there are some features I wish it had
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
My original trainer / implementation specialist was fantastic. That relationship has continued, even though I have been officially handed off to the customer service side. The customer service side seems to have higher turnover than normal, but in general they are also very supportive, although not as responsive as I might like.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Autodesk Bim 360

The saving in reduced field changes/mistakes quickly paid for the license plus some. The software allows for easy data collection, especially at project completion for field software by checklist creation. Furthermore, the internal punch-list tracking, tracking completion lists and punch lists created for us by others is optimal compared to the competition. We chose Bim360 over other options due to its ability to import out of other software programs directly into the system, adding reports in one location and then distributing it to subcontractors and internally from there to fix deficiencies. It does the tracking, importing, markups of pictures and document viewing well and fulfills our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

Cosential is specific to the A/E industry and is the most intuitive software we found for construction.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Autodesk Bim 360

  • Positively we use for all safety items, so its potential to save money is really something cannot be quantified. It has helped document trends, big items leading trends and odd ball cases which overall helps perfecting process to eliminate those trends and save time.
  • Negative impact is we need to pay for another program to handle budget, submittals and bidding so we are paying for two systems and paying for all employees to learn each system and possible make errors since there are differences in the systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cosential

  • Allowed for common tracking by business developers in different regions.
  • Helped us quantify effort.
  • Provides great reports for management.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Autodesk Bim 360

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$480 per user/per year

Autodesk Bim 360 Editions & Modules

Edition
Autodesk Bim 360$480.001
  1. per user/per year
Additional Pricing Details

Cosential

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Cosential Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Bim 360
8.0
Cosential
10.0

Usability

Autodesk Bim 360
Cosential
8.0

Support Rating

Autodesk Bim 360
6.8
Cosential
8.0

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