AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) vs. GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AVEVA ERM
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Built for the process plant, power and marine industries, the integrated AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management solution supports the entire, design, procure, construct and delivery process. It is designed to create efficiencies from the automation of initial project planning and material definition, through Bill of Materials management, procurement and logistics, to fabrication and construction planning and control.N/A
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Score 5.4 out of 10
N/A
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is a construction and estimation software offering from CPR, Inc.N/A
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AVEVA ERMGeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
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Ratings
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
-
Ratings
Dashboards9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)
9.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
1 Ratings
39% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing9.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
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Ratings
Takeoff tools9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Likelihood to Recommend
AVEVA
Functionalities like effective expense Engineering data management and even analytics creation AVAVA Enterprise Resource Management is the best choice. To collaborate on various construction projects is very easy and even financial reports sharing among all the involved members from different construction projects is also easy and cost-effective and its budgeting tools offer the best capability ever.
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CPR, Inc.
Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is well suited include:
  • Small to medium sized contractor who typically works on small to medium sized projects with limited complexity
  • Contractors who value low prices over full functionality (this software application is very affordably priced)
  • A new contractor or new contracting accounting / finance professional who would appreciate the specific limitations imposed by the software
Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is not well suited include:
  • Larger contractors who think about and price projects in line with typical commercial design and construction
  • Residential projects (the software is much better suited for commercial lease buildouts, for instance)
  • A contractor whose finance department already uses full-suite accounting software
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Pros
AVEVA
  • Activity management.
  • Workflow easy management is amazing.
  • Project financial analytics are effective.
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CPR, Inc.
  • Convenient estimating
  • Streamlines the price quotation process
  • Standard cost application
  • Overhead calculation and pplication
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Cons
AVEVA
  • Only the first time configuration of the functionalities.
  • Multiple project cost estimate should be more easy.
  • Accurate reports creation from different construction projects can be more simplified.
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CPR, Inc.
  • Only CSI construction cost database data
  • Only works with Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • The online help system has limited functionality
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Alternatives Considered
AVEVA
AVEVA Enterprise Resources Management implementation is easy and even managing various construction contracts is easy and even the documentation ability is effective. The financial data analytics are also very clean and time management through quick budgeting and scheduling on AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management is excellent as well as the creation of the quick reports.
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CPR, Inc.
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is cheaper, easier to use, more streamlined and is easily installed and up and running. The flip side to the ease of use is the limited functionality, somewhat outdated cost bucketing profile and general lack of sophistication. The add-in also does not talk with full suite accounting software which requires additional reconciliations if used within a large organization.
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Return on Investment
AVEVA
  • Powerful features for the multiple project reporting and excellent for easy collaboration.
  • The estimates and the data budgeting through AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management are more effective and profitable.
  • Resource management is amazing as various Engineering data management platforms.
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CPR, Inc.
  • Allows us to quickly bid on small projects
  • Allows us to pay less for accounting / finance professionals
  • Allows us to standardize our cost structure
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