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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Construction Project & Field Management

8.2

Bentley Navigator

82%
8.5

Pipeline Suite

85%
Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 8/11 features

Plan distribution & viewing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Plan markups & sharing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Document sharing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

RFI tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Mobile app

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Estimating

Bentley Navigator

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Pipeline Suite

82%
Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Job costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Pipeline Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Bentley Navigator

70%
1 Rating
8.0

Pipeline Suite

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Bentley Navigator

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Pipeline Suite

90%
2 Ratings

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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Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite is a very niche product, but for anyone who has ever dealt with the construction bidding process, you can understand the need for it. With Pipeline Suite, it is so easy to request bids, share documents and plans, and coordinate schedules for submittals. We are able to prequalify sub contractors and vendors at a faster pace as well with the product
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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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Pipeline Suite

  • Sharing documents and plans with project stakeholders is a piece of cake.
  • The product makes tracking the status of bids so much easier.
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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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Pipeline Suite

  • The onboarding process was difficult for us just because we had some pretty disorganized databases.
  • The product is pricey for small to medium sized firms.
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Pricing Details

Bentley Navigator

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Bentley Navigator editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pipeline Suite

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Pipeline Suite editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Bentley Systems

      No answers on this topic

      Pipeline Suite

      I have found that the customer support team has an understanding of the construction bidding process. They have been able to see issues through our eyes, so to speak, not just through the eyes of a software company. They have always been very timely in their responses and seem to go above and beyond to solve issues
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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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      Pipeline Suite

      I don't have a lot of personal experience with SmartBid, but from what I hear from other colleagues, Pipeline Suite makes it easier for subcontractors to access documents/plans and to respond to bids. The interface and design of Pipeline Suite is more modern and the user experience is a major upgrade from SmartBid
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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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      Pipeline Suite

      • We have been able to respond to more bids using Pipeline Suite.
      • Our proposals are more accurate and organized, which has made our projects come under budget more often.
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