BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product vs. Procore

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
Procore
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Procore is a project management software designed specifically for the construction industry. Procore is cloud-based and allows unlimited users per instance, so that construction team members and stakeholders can all access project information and documents.
$4,500
annually
Pricing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productProcore
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Project Management
4,500
annually
Project Management + Financial Management
6,588
annually
Custom Bundle
Custom Quote
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productProcore
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing shown is for organizations running $3M or less in construction volume each year.
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Community Pulse
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productProcore
Considered Both Products
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Chose BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
We use BuildingConnected for our bidding process mainly because of their database feature. Procore does not offer a database outside of using your own. PlanGrid, Dodge & PanTerra have databases, but they don't seem to be as broad as BuildingConnected. SmartBid actually has some …
Chose BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
I'd say that BuildingConnected is by far the best software I've used in the industry. It's much more aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly, and just a better overall product than Procore, iSqFt, & SmartBid. Those sites all seem to be lacking in at least one of those categories …
Chose BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Procore has excellent project management, but the bidding side is the worst I have ever used.
PlanHub is easy to use and lets me put as many jobs as possible online.
Chose BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
We also use AutoCAD so it was easy for us to look at BuildingConnected first since they are by the same company. We had found out while interfacing with our customers that some other platforms (like Procore) were hard to use and find information on, so we did not give them …
Chose BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Very similar but BuildingConnected, an Autodesk is easier to use. The projects available are easier to locate and the user friendly screens allow for deciding which projects to bid.
Chose BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
I have used various products to do my job and by far BuildingConnected is the best. I wish all construction companies used this program. They are easy to use and does most of the work for me. I like the way they call or text me and ask for my opinion on their product and if …
Chose BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
I like the look of BuildingConnected the best between the 3 of these products. iSqFt to me has an outdated look and isn't super easy to navigate like BuildingConnected. I like the the visual look of BuildingConnected its very easy on the eyes and draws your eye to where you …
Procore
Chose Procore
Procore is over priced, and other competitors have come a long way.
Chose Procore
Procore is the most comprehensive of all. Pricing on size rather than the user is another reason that we used in deciding on Procore.
Chose Procore
Procore has a lot of the functionalities of its competitors such as Building Connected and iSqFt. I would say that Building Connected was the most user friendly but in the end, Procore has a more robust platform.
Chose Procore
To be fair, I only have contact with the other products through some client's platforms, so I can't compare them fairly.
Chose Procore
We felt like Procore offered us the entire package, and it was customizable to our needs making it the clear choice for us.
Chose Procore
BuilderTrend approached us recently and we were given a demo. Both of us agreed that BuilderTrend was more suited to home building. We're commercial builders so this wasn't a good option for us. We use Building Connected occasionally, just the free subscription and for bidding …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productProcore
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
Procore
8.8
45 Ratings
13% above category average
Job profiles and administration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.845 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
2.5
3 Ratings
106% below category average
Procore
7.6
166 Ratings
7% below category average
Dashboards2.32 Ratings7.4156 Ratings
Standard reports2.63 Ratings7.6161 Ratings
Custom reports2.63 Ratings8.1157 Ratings
Data exportability2.53 Ratings7.5151 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
4.6
16 Ratings
47% below category average
Procore
8.7
721 Ratings
16% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing3.915 Ratings9.2692 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing3.611 Ratings8.9667 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.06 Ratings8.7647 Ratings
Photo documentation7.08 Ratings9.1695 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.13 Ratings9.1658 Ratings
Document sharing3.616 Ratings8.5711 Ratings
RFI tools2.98 Ratings9.1676 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals3.36 Ratings8.4655 Ratings
As-built drawings2.66 Ratings8.3119 Ratings
Mobile app1.03 Ratings8.6671 Ratings
Submittal design and management3.35 Ratings8.9178 Ratings
Checklists2.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.02 Ratings8.1169 Ratings
Specifications8.92 Ratings8.7176 Ratings
Change orders6.92 Ratings8.6144 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
6.5
13 Ratings
23% below category average
Procore
8.2
92 Ratings
0% above category average
Takeoff tools2.75 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Job costing7.06 Ratings6.980 Ratings
Cost databases6.04 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Cost calculator8.05 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Bid creation8.912 Ratings7.286 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
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Ratings
Procore
7.1
46 Ratings
6% below category average
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.146 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productProcore
Likelihood to Recommend
3.6
(16 ratings)
8.5
(827 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(66 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(54 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(15 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(7 ratings)
7.0
(65 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(5 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(13 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.8
(113 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(15 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(310 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(15 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(13 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(14 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productProcore
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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Procore Technologies
Procore is well suited when there is an office staff to manage the application, if a company existed without an office staff then the field crews would have to maintain Procore. This could cause more problems than is solves. Otherwise having the ability to pick & choose different modules to suit our use cases is ideal
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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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Procore Technologies
  • Submittals, Easily able to track and keep a running record of documentation.
  • RFI's ability to track costs and impacts to the project in one useful tool.
  • Keeping all items for a job in one location. I love that Procore is my one-stop shopping for all items related to my project.
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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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Procore Technologies
  • Downloading drawing sets sometimes involves an extra step that holds up the process
  • The dashboard is simplistic to the point that I don't feel like I am getting enough information about a specific project from the get-go
  • Granting access to a project on Procore is not very straightforward as a consultant- restrictions sometimes cause hold-ups
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Likelihood to Renew
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Procore Technologies
We will undoubtedly renew Procore as it has proven itself to be a means to better track and improve upon our efficiency and communications between job sites and their project managers as well as all other departments. Procore has made an incredible impact on how we, as a company, do our job on all levels; it is one of our most powerful and effective resources.
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Usability
Autodesk
Very easy to use.
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Procore Technologies
90% of Procore is very intuitive and any user can pick it up and go. There are a few elements, more so on the Financials side that need some prior knowledge of systems in order to understand how and why it functions as it does. Once this is understood, it flows effortlessly
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Reliability and Availability
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Procore Technologies
If you are working in an area with little to no signal, Procore will still allow you to get in the system and use it fully and will then update once you are at a place with a strong enough signal. Whether it be with wifi or LTE cell phone reception.
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Performance
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Procore Technologies
For the most part Procore is very responsive. However there are times when it's a little slow but it's minimal.
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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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Procore Technologies
General Support for Project Management and Financials is consistent. The ERP support is never consistent and I do end up at times in a black hole. I have to continually reach out to get the issue resolved or get an update. The ERP support needs more of Procore's attention
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In-Person Training
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Procore Technologies
Procore's Implementation Team does a great job of ensuring users are confident in using the system. They run through a process of training sessions based on the tools you have purchased, and lay ou ta plan to help the power users configure the tool to suit the company's needs. They provide useful resources for certifications, support and ongoing training as well.
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Online Training
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Procore Technologies
Procore's certification program and focused how-to training videos allowed for easy training that did not feel overwhelming. The way the certification programs were broken up into small parts made it seem much less daunting to complete. The training feels focused and does not overload users with too much information all at once.
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Implementation Rating
Autodesk
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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Procore Technologies
Iron out your cost code list in your accounting software before you link with Procore. Once the link is established that list is more or less permanent. Review the permission matrix carefully. It controls so much. You want to ensure the information provided to your users adequate but you also want to protect your sensitive data. Procore Financials are organized in a total contract value style. Any markup or Profit will need to be sent somewhere on your budget. This may be significantly different than the Cost budgeting that many contractors do
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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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Procore Technologies
Procore has a clearer user interface and a wider variety of tools than any program I've used. Procore also lives up to their name in terms of helpful and fast customer service. There is always a Procore rep. that is available to contact, making any problems just a mini hurdle.
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Scalability
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Procore Technologies
once in awhile Procore is down for a period of time, its frustrating when it happens but doesn't tend to last long.
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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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Procore Technologies
  • The Procore service impacts on construction projects are effective and reliable on production acceleration.
  • The collaboration is stable and easy files access and uploading of engineering drawings and plans is excellent.
  • New project planning and project financial data management on Procore functions are excellent.
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