BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product vs. Levelset

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Score 6.7 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
Levelset
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Levelset (formerly Zlien) is a payments processing product for the construction industry from the company of the same name headquartered in New Orleans.
$19
per send (free for the first three)
Pricing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productLevelset
Editions & Modules
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Send a Notice
$19
per send (free for the first three)
Send a Warning
$49
per send (free for the first three)
Lien Cancellation
$149
single document
File a Lien
$349
single document
Send a Lien Waiver
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productLevelset
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productLevelset
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productLevelset
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
Levelset
-
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
2.9
3 Ratings
94% below category average
Levelset
7.6
1 Ratings
6% below category average
Dashboards2.62 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Standard reports3.13 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Custom reports3.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability2.83 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
4.9
16 Ratings
41% below category average
Levelset
9.1
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing4.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing4.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing4.216 Ratings9.11 Ratings
RFI tools3.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals3.86 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings3.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app1.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management3.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists3.13 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
Levelset
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools3.05 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 productLevelset
Likelihood to Recommend
4.2
(16 ratings)
9.1
(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 productLevelset
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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Levelset (formerly Zlien)
I think that anyone who tracks, sends or collects lien waivers needs to use this software. One scenario where it is extremely helpful is creating one-off documents with their documents tool that allows you to create certain documents as needed.
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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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Levelset (formerly Zlien)
  • Digital signing process is very easy
  • Ability to collect waivers from vendors
  • Scout research for specific areas and locations
  • Fantastic resources for particular laws relating to lien waivers
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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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Levelset (formerly Zlien)
  • I don't particularly like the layout of the software when viewing subs and the waivers they have turned in
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Usability
Autodesk
Very easy to use.
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Levelset (formerly Zlien)
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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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Levelset (formerly Zlien)
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Implementation Rating
Autodesk
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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Levelset (formerly Zlien)
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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Levelset (formerly Zlien)
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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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Levelset (formerly Zlien)
  • Faster collection times
  • Reduced risk
  • Better organization
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