BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product vs. Deltek Project Information Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Score 6.3 out of 10
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BuildingConnected is an online preconstruction platform supporting communication and collaboration with contractors, subcontractors, and real estate owners. The platform supports bid management with cost tracking and analytics, relationship tracking, alerting, and unlimited bid invitations. BuildingConnected was acquired by Autodesk in 2018.N/A
Deltek Project Information Management
Score 5.9 out of 10
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Empower teams to be more efficient so they can spend more time on billable work. Specifically designed for the AEC industry, Deltek Project Information Management (PIM) is presented by the vendor as the one source of truth for corporate and project information, to provide easy access to the latest versions of emails, documents and drawings.N/A
Pricing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productDeltek Project Information Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productDeltek Project Information Management
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productDeltek Project Information Management
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productDeltek Project Information Management
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.0
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Deltek Project Information Management
-
Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
2.3
3 Ratings
110% below category average
Deltek Project Information Management
-
Ratings
Dashboards2.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports2.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports2.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability2.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
4.5
16 Ratings
51% below category average
Deltek Project Information Management
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing3.515 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing3.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation7.08 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing3.216 Ratings9.01 Ratings
RFI tools2.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals2.96 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings2.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app1.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management2.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists2.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
6.5
13 Ratings
23% below category average
Deltek Project Information Management
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools2.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation8.912 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productDeltek Project Information Management
Likelihood to Recommend
3.2
(16 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productDeltek Project Information Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Autodesk
When receiving RFQ's from companies within a manageable distant from our location, it has been very helpfull. Receiving RFQ's for projects outside of our work area, it is just a waste of time. The projects available are well organized and give date due of proposal.
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Deltek, Inc.
We liked the automation associated with filing e-mails. The ability to search within the body of documents within the platform was also a great feature and very powerful. Unfortunately, the program often hung up and didn't work and we were not aware that it was not functioning until several days went by. As far as the document management piece of the program, our staff found it very clumsy and burdensome. That resulted in them not using the system the way it was intended.
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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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Deltek, Inc.
  • It was great for e-mail management
  • It was useful for the transfer of large documents
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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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Deltek, Inc.
  • It is not user friendly
  • Cloud version is very unstable
  • It is very expensive
  • It does not integrate with Deltek Vision the way we were told it would
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Usability
Autodesk
Very easy to use.
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Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Autodesk
Though I haven't had to utilize any live support at BuildingConnected, I know others at my company have and have had good success with them. They seem to be very responsive and since the software is so simple, there are not that many pitfalls or hurdles that you need to work through to accomplish your task.
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Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Autodesk
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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Deltek, Inc.
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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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Deltek, Inc.
When we purchased Deltek PIM we were told that it integrated well with Deltek Vision; however; once we implemented the program we found out that it was only a one-way flow of information. Also Deltek kept turning off various functionality within the program that would have allowed for better integration between the programs
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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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Deltek, Inc.
  • Cost prohibitive to small firms
  • No flexibility for payment terms
  • We were tied to a 3 year term on a program that we hated
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ScreenShots

Deltek Project Information Management Screenshots

Screenshot of Find drawings, correspondence and submittals from one location in a matter of seconds through Deltek PIM’s capability of applying automatic, smart logic to indexing when saving a file.Screenshot of Eliminate hours wasted every day managing and organizing project emails through smart email publishingScreenshot of Apply version control so everyone is working from the latest files, ensuring accuracy on every projectScreenshot of Equip teams to access and capture project site data from mobile devices, reducing office administrative tasksScreenshot of Monitor status of defect items with an insightful dashboard to keep projects and teams on track