BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product vs. Followup CRM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Score 6.5 out of 10
N/A
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
FollowUp CRM
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
FollowUp Power CRM for Construction is a CRM system for the construction industry. Features include lead tracking, sales pipeline analysis, closing ratios, quota management, project management, and dashboards. It can integrate with other marketing and accounting products.N/A
Pricing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productFollowup CRM
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productFollowUp CRM
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 productFollowup CRM
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productFollowup CRM
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
Followup CRM
-
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
2.6
3 Ratings
102% below category average
Followup CRM
-
Ratings
Dashboards2.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports2.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports2.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability2.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
4.7
16 Ratings
45% below category average
Followup CRM
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing4.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing3.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing3.816 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals3.46 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings2.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app1.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management3.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists2.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders6.82 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
Followup CRM
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools2.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation8.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
9.1
12 Ratings
17% above category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Territory management00 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Contract management00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Quote & order management00 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Interaction tracking00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management00 Ratings7.27 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
10.0
8 Ratings
29% above category average
Case management00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Call center management00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
10.0
8 Ratings
28% above category average
Lead management00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
9.5
10 Ratings
23% above category average
Task management00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
9.7
11 Ratings
24% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Pipeline visualization00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
9.8
7 Ratings
26% above category average
Custom fields00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Scripting environment00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
10.0
10 Ratings
18% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
10.0
3 Ratings
32% above category average
Social data00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Social engagement00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
7.7
3 Ratings
7% above category average
Marketing automation00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Compensation management00 Ratings5.52 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
10.0
4 Ratings
28% above category average
Mobile access00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productFollowup CRM
Likelihood to Recommend
3.8
(16 ratings)
10.0
(12 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 productFollowup CRM
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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FollowUp Power
One of the best things about FollowUp Power is that we can mark things for follow-up several months down the line, which we frequently have a need for since many of our clients are seasonal. For example, we'll get started working with them while they're here in Florida for the winter, then they'll head back north in the spring and not want to hear from us again until they return in the fall. With FollowUp Power, we can then mark them for follow up in the future rather than to have to somehow remember to contact them in the future.
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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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FollowUp Power
  • We love the dashboard feature. This is where we spend the majority of our time. The dashboard helps us avoid missing bid dates and deadlines.
  • The system is very intuitive and a new user will be up to speed within one hour after they start using the system. There is only one place to enter all data. This allows for ease of use and minimizes data entry mistakes.
  • Every task is date stamped to insure proper work flow and holds the team accountable to each other.
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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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FollowUp Power
  • It really needs to have the capability of listing numerous phone #s with a note beside each one ("his cell#", "her work#", "do not call before 9a.m.", etc.).
  • It really needs to have the capability of listing numerous e-mail addresses ("hers", "his", "her email address at work", etc.).
  • It would be nice to have a separate general information box where we could put comments in that would show every time we bring up the account (such as "her nickname is Bobbi", "their dogs name is Fido, "their son is currently stationed in France", "husband is going through chemotherapy", etc.), which would help us to remember personal details that are important to our clients.
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Usability
Autodesk
Very easy to use.
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FollowUp Power
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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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FollowUp Power
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Autodesk
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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FollowUp Power
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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FollowUp Power
My company had already implemented FollowUp Power CRM for Construction before I arrived. I have used other CRM programs in the past, and FollowUp Power is much more user friendly, and I have already seen a direct increase in my lead to customer conversion ratio as well as increased sales
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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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FollowUp Power
  • I have seen a lot better tracking on my jobs when it comes to scheduling and staying on top of my jobs.
  • The dashboard is part of my daily routine it tells me exactly what I need to follow up on weather it is calling the customer or checking on the customer.
  • Payments or what the current status of the job is.
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