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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    8.4

    Autodesk Bim 360

    84%

    FotoNotes

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Dashboards

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data exportability

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    8.4

    Autodesk Bim 360

    84%

    FotoNotes

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 15/15 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    8.0
    80%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    8.5
    85%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    8.0
    80%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document sharing

    8.5
    85%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    RFI tools

    9.0
    90%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    8.5
    85%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile app

    7.0
    70%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Checklists

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Meeting Minutes

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Specifications

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change orders

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Estimating

    8.0

    Autodesk Bim 360

    80%

    FotoNotes

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job costing

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost databases

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bid creation

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • FotoNotes is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Autodesk Bim 360

    80%
    11 Ratings
    10.0

    FotoNotes

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.9

    Autodesk Bim 360

    69%
    4 Ratings

    FotoNotes

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Autodesk

    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.
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    FotoNotes

    I was looking for a way to manage my properties from anywhere, and I found this. FotoNotes is a cloud-based property management software that gives you easy-to-manage real-time inspections, maintenance, and construction in a responsive mobile app for quick access. It also has an easy-to-prepare report using FotoNotes. Great support and sales team as well.
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    Pros

    Autodesk

    • 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.
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    FotoNotes

    • Creating products that are highly configurable for the user.
    • Creating API integrations.
    • Understanding and adapting to mobile user needs.
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    Cons

    Autodesk

    • 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.
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    FotoNotes

    • I have been in the business for a long time, so I was pretty confident in what was promised, and I wasn't disappointed. FotoNotes is a solid application for managing a property. It has a lot of great features, like the mobile app for quick access, a responsive web interface, easy-to-prepare report using FotoNotes, and more.
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    Pricing Details

    Autodesk Bim 360

    Starting Price

    $480 per user/per year

    Editions & Modules

    Autodesk Bim 360 editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Autodesk Bim 360$480.001

    Footnotes

    1. per user/per year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    FotoNotes

    Starting Price

    $200 per month

    Editions & Modules

    FotoNotes editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    FotoNotes$200.001

    Footnotes

    1. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Support Rating

    Autodesk

    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
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    FotoNotes

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Autodesk

    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.
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    FotoNotes

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Autodesk

    • 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.
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    FotoNotes

    • Reduced our labor spend due to integration and automation.
    • Reduced subcontracting burdens due to advanced mobile features (i.e., eliminated the need for homework, uploading, and transcription after job completion).
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