BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product vs. SafetyNet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Score 6.8 out of 10
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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
SafetyNet
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
SafetyNet, from Predictive Solutions, is a SaaS cloud-based safety management system for construction companies and contractors that predicts workplace injuries. SafetyNet allows users to: Collect high-quality safety data using mobile phones and tablets. Analyze the data to uncover actionable information and even leading indicators and predictions about future risk. Communicate the results in real time to those who are at risk and to those who…N/A
Pricing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productSafetyNet
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productSafetyNet
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 productSafetyNet
Top Pros
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Features
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productSafetyNet
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
SafetyNet
8.5
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Job profiles and administration8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.01 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
SafetyNet
9.1
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Dashboards2.72 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Standard reports3.33 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Custom reports3.33 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Data exportability3.03 Ratings9.52 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
SafetyNet
8.6
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing4.815 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing4.511 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.06 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Photo documentation7.08 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.23 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Document sharing4.516 Ratings5.01 Ratings
RFI tools3.68 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals4.16 Ratings9.01 Ratings
As-built drawings3.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app1.03 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Submittal design and management4.15 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Checklists3.33 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications8.82 Ratings9.01 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
SafetyNet
8.3
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Takeoff tools3.15 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Job costing7.06 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost databases6.04 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation8.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
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Ratings
SafetyNet
8.4
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
SafetyNet
7.0
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productSafetyNet
Likelihood to Recommend
4.5
(16 ratings)
9.0
(3 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 productSafetyNet
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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Predictive Solutions
I’ve been telling colleagues about this software as it’s worked well for us. We’ve been using it for about a year now, and the ability to get real-time data from the field back to the home office is a huge plus. Our workers found it easy to learn and not difficult to use in the field, too
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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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Predictive Solutions
  • The interface is easy to use on a phone or iPad.
  • Can be done in real time when on site.
  • The construction tasks to report on are organized and comprehensive.
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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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Predictive Solutions
  • Maybe an automated safety report can be implemented based on pictures and videos of construction.
  • The interface could use shortcuts to tasks that are being tracked more often.
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Usability
Autodesk
Very easy to use.
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Predictive Solutions
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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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Predictive Solutions
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Implementation Rating
Autodesk
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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Predictive Solutions
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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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Predictive Solutions
This is the first kind of this software we’ve used. A colleague at another company mentioned it and I thought it would be a good addition to our ability to help our guys in the field. So far it seems to be living up to the promises we were given
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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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Predictive Solutions
  • Too soon to tell, but expected to be good
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