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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Estimating
  • Newforma Project Center ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Reporting & Analytics, Construction Project & Field Management

Human Resource Management

8.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

80%
6.0

Newforma Project Center

60%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 1/2 features

Job profiles and administration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

7.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

70%
7.5

Newforma Project Center

75%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 3/4 features

Standard reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Data exportability

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Construction Project & Field Management

7.7

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

77%
7.8

Newforma Project Center

78%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 8/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.1
81%
13 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.1
71%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Jobsite reports

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Document sharing

8.1
81%
14 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

RFI tools

7.0
70%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Mobile app

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Checklists

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Meeting Minutes

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

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%
8.0

Newforma Project Center

80%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 4/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job costing

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Cost databases

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Bid creation

8.1
81%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Asset Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

Newforma Project Center

60%
Newforma Project Center ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

81%
14 Ratings
8.0

Newforma Project Center

80%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

90%
1 Rating

Newforma Project Center

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
1 Rating

Newforma Project Center

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

89%
14 Ratings
7.0

Newforma Project Center

70%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
2 Ratings

Newforma Project Center

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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Newforma, Inc.

Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
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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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Newforma, Inc.

  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
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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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Newforma, Inc.

  • I have found it difficult to locate audits.
  • Some users have issues while uploading project data.
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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

    Newforma Project Center

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Newforma Project Center 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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      Newforma, Inc.

      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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      Newforma, Inc.

      While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.
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      Implementation Rating

      Autodesk

      Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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      Newforma, Inc.

      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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      Newforma, Inc.

      A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
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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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      Newforma, Inc.

      • Newforma makes it easy to transfer, share, archive, and search extensive data sets in a single GUI
      • For it to be effective, all users in a team must receive a basic training and use it consistently
      • Adoption in the industry is good (A/E); many teams use it consistently. Learning to use it once produces time-saving in subsequent projects
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