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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Bentley Navigator ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Human Resource Management

8.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

80%

Bentley Navigator

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 1/1 features

Job profiles and administration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

7.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

70%

Bentley Navigator

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 3/3 features

Standard reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Data exportability

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

7.7

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

77%
8.2

Bentley Navigator

82%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 9/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.1
81%
13 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

7.1
71%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Document sharing

8.1
81%
14 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

RFI tools

7.0
70%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Mobile app

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Checklists

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

8.5

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

85%

Bentley Navigator

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job costing

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost databases

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Bid creation

8.1
81%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

81%
14 Ratings
7.0

Bentley Navigator

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

90%
1 Rating

Bentley Navigator

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
1 Rating

Bentley Navigator

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

89%
14 Ratings

Bentley Navigator

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
2 Ratings

Bentley Navigator

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

BuildingConnected is a great tool for construction managers and general contractors working over a wide area that rely on collecting multiple bids. BuildingConnected does a great job at presenting new contractors that may fit the bill for who you need to look at and price a job. Its simple interface allows you to easily see who the main point of contact is at a company, and place comments for your team to review after corresponding with these companies.
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Bentley Systems

I think the complexity and cost of the program make it particularly useful, in situations where: the project is relatively large, with a wide variety of specialties that interact and depend on one another, and with specialists who are not physically together and whose communication and understanding is vital for the proper development of the project. If the project does not meet these characteristics, it is preferable to use less complex tools, cheaper, and that require less effort training the staff to use the software in question.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • Helps keep track of multiple jobs at once
  • Helps sort your bid invites into won/lost/pending/archived etc.
  • It is a central location where general contractors can put all their updated files and addendum
  • Lets you see which contractors are bidding the same job so you can coordinate your estimating
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Bentley Systems

  • It allows the different specialists or users, to make virtual and quick analyzes that have been translated into the rapid resolution of problems.
  • Bentley Navigator allowed me to incorporate and manage important amounts of information that were key in the design phase, and that being inputs for different areas could be a source of conflict. The conflicts that have been generated are much smaller than those seen in similar projects previously carried out without the help of this tool.
  • Allowing the visualization of the information in 3D models, added to its capacity to export 3D models as PD files, has allowed to increase the fluidity and communication of information with the client, which has translated into a reduction of the hours invested by the technical manager in that activity.
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Cons

Autodesk

  • There was a previous glitch where bid forms have been updated by subcontractors that have accessed a former version are not able to access the updated/new bid form.
  • I would like to see the ability for BuildingConnected to automatically send a bid reminder to bidders at a set amount of time prior to the bid date.
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Bentley Systems

  • It could give alert messages warning that the information that is of shared use, has the latest version, with all the updated modifications.
  • The information contained in the visual reports currently generated by the software could be expanded.
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Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Bentley Navigator

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Bentley Navigator editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Autodesk

      Very easy to use.
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      Bentley Systems

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Autodesk

      They are constantly reaching out to see if there is anything they can teach us. It can be a bit aggravating when it is constant, but I know that they have our best interest at heart. They also had all of us do multiple Skype meetings with a support rep to make sure we understood the software.
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      Bentley Systems

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Autodesk

      Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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      Bentley Systems

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Autodesk

      Have used BlueBook Construction, which has a smooth, quick search for local contractors. Still, they don't allow us the client project creation. I even had issues with them displaying proper project descriptions based upon was receiving inadequate and or erroneous bid proposals, and the engagement manager was not flexible in resolving the problem!
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      Bentley Systems

      The tools and functionalities that have been used previously, are not commercial software, they have been software developed internally, of course much simpler and less functional than commercial software such as Bentley and its competition. This fact clearly obeyed a guideline of the organization that aimed to minimize the costs associated with the acquisition of software such as the Bentley.
      As you learn from the experience and mistakes, once you lost a lot of time and money because you did not have the necessary tools to guarantee the timely flow of information, between personnel who were physically distant from each other but who needed of a very high technical interaction. As a result of this fact, the use of tools such as this was proposed as a test, in order to evaluate its real usefulness over time.
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      Return on Investment

      Autodesk

      • Allows our company to accurately estimate the cost of a project.
      • Helps us to reach out to qualified subcontractors based on past experience and history with our company.
      • Contains bid leveling capabilities to ensure that all proposals cover a full scope of work.
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      Bentley Systems

      • The frequency and quality of information flow between field and office staff has improved.
      • The costs for cellular use concepts associated with the sharing of information associated with the projects where the software has been used have been reduced compared to projects where more traditional control tools have been used.
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