Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro vs. Zoho Projects

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro (formerly BIM360) is a construction software for project managers, site managers, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) managers. It is designed to connect the office and site components of construction, providing cloud-based access to plans and models.
$480
per user/per year
Zoho Projects
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Zoho Project is online project management and planning software that provides project teams with a web-based collaborative environment. Zoho Projects can also include a bug tracking module specifically design to support software development project. It is integrated with other Zoho products including Zoho CRM.
$4
per user/per month if billed annually
Pricing
Autodesk BIM Collaborate ProZoho Projects
Editions & Modules
Autodesk Bim 360
$480.00
per user/per year
Premium
$4
per user/per month if billed annually
Enterprise
$9
per user/per month if billed annually
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Autodesk BIM Collaborate ProZoho Projects
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Autodesk BIM Collaborate ProZoho Projects
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
8.4
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Zoho Projects
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
8.4
11 Ratings
12% above category average
Zoho Projects
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing8.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation8.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports8.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing8.510 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings8.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Zoho Projects
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
-
Ratings
Zoho Projects
8.6
18 Ratings
13% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.718 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings9.715 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.516 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.818 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings6.35 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings9.714 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings9.814 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.417 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings8.817 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings6.96 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
-
Ratings
Zoho Projects
7.3
11 Ratings
2% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings5.55 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings8.511 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings8.711 Ratings
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User Ratings
Autodesk BIM Collaborate ProZoho Projects
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(11 ratings)
8.8
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
5.6
(4 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.9
(2 ratings)
7.4
(9 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Autodesk BIM Collaborate ProZoho Projects
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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Zoho
My work involves projects of 5-15 people with numerous projects running simultaneously. Prior to Zoho, I did not have a central location from which to view all project statuses at once. Zoho looks to provide this and also looks like it will deliver. I am anxious to see how our organization's use of it develops. At this time, I feel I am likely to recommend Zoho Projects because my organization has made great software decisions in the past so I have a level of trust already that the research has been done that Zoho is the best solution for our line of work.
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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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Zoho
  • We use it to manage our sales orders as there are lots of moving parts which are necessary to get client orders done properly.
  • I use it anytime I have a new idea I want to put into motion. As I can create a list for brainstorming, feedback, specific actions necessary in order to test and or implement the idea.
  • Unrelated to business, it's a great way to plan travel in order to make sure you don't forget those important things like passport, flight arrangement, client meeting confirmation, and meeting prep as far as what specific documents or things do you need to bring with you.
  • And since everyone is on the go and expected to keep up with work, the mobile/tablet app makes it a breeze to keep up, work on, and create new projects.
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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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Zoho
  • There is no ability to add custom fields in the "Bugs" module - for example, if we want to add fields such as Version Number.
  • Reporting is not integrated - its a fairly expensive add-on.
  • There is no easy way to track actual and completed dates for tasks - so historical variance analysis is not easy.
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Likelihood to Renew
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Zoho
I've reviewed about 8 other project management solutions and Zoho Projects is the best I've seen without being overly complicated. Zoho Projects keeps getting better! Recent new enhancements makes it even easier to navigate. There are new keyboard shortcuts that cut my time way down. The tools are very easy to use.
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Usability
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Zoho
Zoho Projects is an easy project management tool to use. It provides all the functionality that we required for handling projects. We can easily create personal forms for projects and tasks, allowing us to add and report on our own desire. Apart from this we can create and edit documents in real time which saves our time. This allows us to share text docs, presentations, tables with the whole team and we can work on them together
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Reliability and Availability
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Zoho
Has not been down to my knowledge.
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Performance
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Zoho
Speed meets my expectations.
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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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Zoho
Although it might lack intuitiveness, once you get a hang of how Zoho Projects works, you can do a LOT. The impact good project management has on profitability is huge, and it has helped not only improve communication and coordination when working on a project, but more importantly have adequate tracking of time, due dates and potential bottle necks
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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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Zoho
Zoho Projects provides a more limited set of functionality and customization options than other task/bug trackers on the market, but what it lacks in functionality it makes up for in ease of use. It probably has 80-90% of the features of its competitors but takes about a third of the time to get up and running and realizing value.
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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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Zoho
  • We needed a system to organize our growing business, so anything was better than what we had, which was nothing.
  • Recording time spend is a huge reason for using project software. It has made me aware of the tasks that are taking too long and where we are not being profitable as a company.
  • It has kept our team accountable for what needs to get completed and when projects are not in motion or completed timely. It's helpful to know in order to get billing out faster.
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ScreenShots

Zoho Projects Screenshots

Screenshot of Task Automation with Blueprint - Map out your entire workflow with no code as flowcharts. Automate your tasks and notifications and set approval criteria with blueprint.Screenshot of Intuitive Gantt Charts - Say what, say who, say when. And done. Zoho Projects' Gantt chart comes feature loaded with advanced operations such as Critical path and Baseline.Screenshot of Inbuilt Issue Tracker - You can log, organize, track, and fix any problems. Features such as status and workflow, can be customized to suit the exact needs of your project.Screenshot of Drag, Drop and Done - A view of your tasks as cards placed along columns. Helps you identify bottlenecks and reorganize quickly using drag and drop.Screenshot of A quick pulse of all your work - The Portfolio dashboard, is a compact overview of all the work that's been happening across projects with widgets that address the project level timeline, status, ownership, budget health, and clients.Screenshot of Looks that matter - A refreshing UI that supports multiple themes, including an eye-catching dark mode.