Bentley Navigator vs. Oracle Aconex

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bentley Navigator
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Bentley Navigator is a BIM model review and collaboration software for managing the project lifecycle of construction/design projects. In addition to accessing drawings, documents, and 3D models, Navigator allows users to create visual reports, query model information, resolve issues and conduct coordination reviews. It connects to ProjectWise (also from Bentley systems) and other document repositories. A mobile app version of Navigator is also available.N/A
Oracle Aconex
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
Aconex is a cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry which allows the user to quickly find what is needed with a single source of truth for communications, documents, processes, and models. Aconex was acquired and is now supported by Oracle since 2017.N/A
Pricing
Bentley NavigatorOracle Aconex
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Bentley NavigatorOracle Aconex
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Bentley NavigatorOracle Aconex
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Bentley Navigator
8.2
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Oracle Aconex
8.6
4 Ratings
15% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Photo documentation8.01 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Jobsite reports10.01 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Document sharing9.01 Ratings8.84 Ratings
RFI tools8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
As-built drawings9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile app8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Bentley Navigator
-
Ratings
Oracle Aconex
8.9
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bentley NavigatorOracle Aconex
Likelihood to Recommend
Bentley Systems
I think the complexity and cost of the program make it particularly useful, in situations where: the project is relatively large, with a wide variety of specialties that interact and depend on one another, and with specialists who are not physically together and whose communication and understanding is vital for the proper development of the project. If the project does not meet these characteristics, it is preferable to use less complex tools, cheaper, and that require less effort training the staff to use the software in question.
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Oracle
For outstanding project managing and operational assistance, Oracle Aconex is an incredible program. The budget that suits every project are met and followed. More so, Oracle Aconex takes the permits required, for instance, the insurance permit and the license tracking. The contractor management feature is also encoded on Oracle Aconex, making the investor and the contractor have the same objective.
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Pros
Bentley Systems
  • It allows the different specialists or users, to make virtual and quick analyzes that have been translated into the rapid resolution of problems.
  • Bentley Navigator allowed me to incorporate and manage important amounts of information that were key in the design phase, and that being inputs for different areas could be a source of conflict. The conflicts that have been generated are much smaller than those seen in similar projects previously carried out without the help of this tool.
  • Allowing the visualization of the information in 3D models, added to its capacity to export 3D models as PD files, has allowed to increase the fluidity and communication of information with the client, which has translated into a reduction of the hours invested by the technical manager in that activity.
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Oracle
  • Time tracking functionality is amazing.
  • All the features are easy and active.
  • The Cloud services offered by Oracle Aconex is efficient.
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Cons
Bentley Systems
  • It could give alert messages warning that the information that is of shared use, has the latest version, with all the updated modifications.
  • The information contained in the visual reports currently generated by the software could be expanded.
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Oracle
  • Mail close out features.
  • Document searching.
  • Document selection for transmittal.
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Alternatives Considered
Bentley Systems
The tools and functionalities that have been used previously, are not commercial software, they have been software developed internally, of course much simpler and less functional than commercial software such as Bentley and its competition. This fact clearly obeyed a guideline of the organization that aimed to minimize the costs associated with the acquisition of software such as the Bentley.
As you learn from the experience and mistakes, once you lost a lot of time and money because you did not have the necessary tools to guarantee the timely flow of information, between personnel who were physically distant from each other but who needed of a very high technical interaction. As a result of this fact, the use of tools such as this was proposed as a test, in order to evaluate its real usefulness over time.
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Oracle
I am currently using file sharing such as Egnyte and ShareFile which are useful but don't have much of a transmittal or inmail functionality so I can't really speak to other products in the same league as Aconex. I don't typically like proprietary contractor solutions due to their non-neutrality and embedded agendas, which often are not consistent with the owner's interests.
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Return on Investment
Bentley Systems
  • The frequency and quality of information flow between field and office staff has improved.
  • The costs for cellular use concepts associated with the sharing of information associated with the projects where the software has been used have been reduced compared to projects where more traditional control tools have been used.
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Oracle
  • It has given excellent and fast ROI.
  • Quick delivery of services to our organization.
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ScreenShots

Oracle Aconex Screenshots

Screenshot of Avoid the limitations of manual correspondence with a standardized digital process that provides project-wide access and visibilityScreenshot of Automate and standardize any inspection process with Aconex Field—one mobile app for safety walks, quality checks, defecting, and more.Screenshot of Gain visibility into budgets, forecasts, and projective outcomes to enable early corrective action.