BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product vs. Knowify

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Score 6.9 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
Knowify
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Knowify in New York offers their construction management software solution to small household services companies (e.g. plumbing, HVAC, painters, etc.) and features project management type capabilities, along with integrations with popular services (e.g. Quickbooks).
$149
per month
Pricing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productKnowify
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Essentials
$149
per month *186 if paid monthly
Advanced
$249
per month *311 if paid monthly
Unlimited
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productKnowify
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 productKnowify
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productKnowify
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
Knowify
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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
3.1
3 Ratings
90% below category average
Knowify
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Ratings
Dashboards2.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports3.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports3.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability3.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
5.1
16 Ratings
37% below category average
Knowify
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing4.915 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing4.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing4.516 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools3.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals4.16 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings3.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app1.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management4.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists3.43 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
6.6
13 Ratings
21% below category average
Knowify
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Ratings
Takeoff tools3.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation8.812 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productKnowify
Likelihood to Recommend
4.5
(16 ratings)
6.0
(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 productKnowify
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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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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Usability
Autodesk
Very easy to use.
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Knowify
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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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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