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Feature Set Ratings

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

Construction Project & Field Management

8.2

Bentley Navigator

82%
9.8

SmartBid

98%
Bentley Navigator ranks higher in 5/10 features

Plan distribution & viewing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Photo documentation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Jobsite reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

RFI tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

7.0
70%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • SmartBid is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Bentley Navigator

70%
1 Rating
8.8

SmartBid

88%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

Bentley Navigator

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

SmartBid

96%
4 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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ConstructConnect

As mentioned before in some of the previous questions, the confidentiality agreement feature is extremely helpful. I have worked on several projects where it's so early in the design phase that the documents are considered confidential and we are required to get a signed NDA from every person who sees the documents. This feature makes it extremely painless. SmartBidNet is less appropriate if you're just doing a quick cost exercise where you might not need to contact several subs. It's easier to just use email and a cloud sharing program like Box or Egnyte.
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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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ConstructConnect

  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • Constant Reminders
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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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ConstructConnect

  • Ability to download all without having to be a zip file.
  • Provide a submittal board for questions and answers.
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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

    SmartBid

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SmartBid 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

      As a cloud-based solution, our clients can scale their access annually depending on the number of users. Subcontractors invited to bid or prequalify in the system receive access at no cost.

      Support Rating

      Bentley Systems

      No answers on this topic

      ConstructConnect

      SmartBid has an excellent support team that is always at your service. Any problem I've had (when I've even had them) has been resolved almost immediately, along with tips on how to avoid them in the future. If you're looking for a program with excellent customer service, look no further than SmartBid.
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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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      ConstructConnect

      • Better ability for subcontractors to respond via program.
      • Simpler interface.
      • Easier note tracking.
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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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      ConstructConnect

      • It is a big time saver compared to sending out individual emails.
      • It saves time in having multiple individual databases for company contact info.
      • It ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
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