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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management
  • Knowify ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating

Human Resource Management

8.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

80%

Knowify

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%

Knowify

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%
6.0

Knowify

60%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 15/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.1
81%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.1
71%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

8.1
81%
14 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

RFI tools

7.0
70%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
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%
9.0

Knowify

90%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 3/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job costing

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost databases

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Bid creation

8.1
81%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

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
6.0

Knowify

60%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

90%
1 Rating

Knowify

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
1 Rating

Knowify

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

89%
14 Ratings

Knowify

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
2 Ratings

Knowify

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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Knowify

This is great if only used for job costing.
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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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Knowify

  • Job costing.
  • Job tracking.
  • Progressive invoicing.
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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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Knowify

  • Syncing with QuickBooks could be a little better, only syncs to main customer and not projects.
  • Does not have the ability to be used in the field.
  • Cannot collect payment or invoice from the field, only office staff can do this which makes for a lot of missed money collection.
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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

    Knowify

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Knowify 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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      Knowify

      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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      Knowify

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Autodesk

      Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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      Knowify

      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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      Knowify

      Knowify does job costing which HouseCall Pro does not, it syncs with QuickBooks a little better than HouseCall Pro but does not allow our technicians to invoice from the field which is crucial.
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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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      Knowify

      • Keeps good track of all bills and expenses.
      • It would be nice to be able to see a list of all bills and not have to look under each project/job.
      • Allows us to see if a job is headed south and quickly correct it.
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