15 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

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.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
Bentley Navigator
8.2
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Bentley Navigator
7.0
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
Bentley Navigator
7.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Bentley Navigator
9.0
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Bentley Navigator
8.0
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Bentley Navigator
10.0
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Bentley Navigator
9.0
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
Bentley Navigator
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Bentley Navigator
7.0
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.9
Bentley Navigator
9.0
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Bentley Navigator
8.0
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Bentley Navigator

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
Bentley Navigator
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Bentley Navigator
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Bentley Navigator
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.9
Bentley Navigator
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Bentley Navigator
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
Bentley Navigator

Pros

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • 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
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

  • 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.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • 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.
Melanie Dodson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

  • 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.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 8.9
Based on 14 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

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!
Marcel Cicort | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

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.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bentley Navigator

  • 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.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

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

Bentley Navigator

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Bentley Navigator
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
Bentley Navigator

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Bentley Navigator

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
Bentley Navigator

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Bentley Navigator

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