15 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
11 Ratings
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Score 4.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

ProContractor is a great fit if you are looking to make the jump to an ERP (accounting) system that offers a higher level of complexity and controls than what QuickBooks or Xero have to offer. However, some of those increased features of accounting controls, vendor compliance management, project contracting and documentation, come at the cost of lost integrations. ProContractor is completely siloed and does not openly communicate with other platforms (project management, bank accounts, etc).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
ProContractor
3.3
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.4
ProContractor
4.0
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
ProContractor
4.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
ProContractor
3.9
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
ProContractor
2.6
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
ProContractor
3.6
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.6
ProContractor
2.9
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
ProContractor
3.6
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
ProContractor
1.0
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.8
ProContractor
1.0
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
ProContractor
3.4
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.6
ProContractor
2.7
Change orders
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
7.0

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
ProContractor
8.0
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
ProContractor
8.0
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
ProContractor
7.0
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.0
ProContractor
7.0
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
ProContractor
9.0
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
ProContractor
9.0

Human Resource Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
5.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
5.0
Organization and location management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
5.0

Payroll Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
7.5
Pay calculation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
5.0
Benefit plan administration
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
5.0
Direct deposit files
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
9.0
Reimbursement management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
9.0

Asset Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
5.0
Tracking of all physical assets
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
5.0

Reporting & Analytics

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
3.8
Dashboards
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
3.0
Standard reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
8.0
Custom reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
3.0
Data exportability
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
ProContractor
1.0

Pros

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • 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
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

  • Lots of reports available to generate
Ben Morey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • 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.
Melanie Dodson | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

  • More of a project management "vibe".
  • Less spreadsheet and complex processes to do things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 8.9
Based on 14 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

ProContractor 5.8
Based on 4 answers
ProContractor support has gone through good times and bad times. However, now that ViewPoint is owned by Trimble the support has been great and stable. Support is good to respond on average urgency tickets. The only complaint is that for urgent tickets communication can be slow even though the support team is working on the issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

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!
Marcel Cicort | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

Procore beats Viewpoint hands down but can integrate well with Viewpoint Vista accounting software. I think that if the Viewpoint software was more flexible if they were more interested in patches, updates, and hearing customer feedback in the way the Procore does, that they would actually have the opportunity to corner the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

  • Procontractor allows our company to visualize the site and figure out the problematic areas that can't be seen just from plans.
Matt Snow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ProContractor

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
ProContractor
4.5

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
ProContractor

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
ProContractor

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
ProContractor
5.8

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
ProContractor

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