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Score 5 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ProjectWise

If you need something more than just a file server, my advice: try it, if you like it use it, if you find it is slowing you down try ANY of the many other products out there.

It is capable, it is highly developed, it is better than a file server, but it is not streamlined and is in need of a major overhaul for an acceptable 21st century user experience. I personally have threatened to quit my job if we changed from our current document management system to ProjectWise, this is not because ProjectWise is not a good product, it is because I just want to be able to do my job without wasting time fighting the system.
Johnathon Page | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConstructConnect Insight

It is very well suited for finding projects where your product is specified, and I just use my company name. but, for other keywords, great.. and then it highlights where you are on the document that comes up. Also, it tells you how many times in the specific project documents it is found so you can find all of them.Not sure, but we're not sure how legal, or ethical, it is for the database to show contact names, phone and email addresses. We don't believe those people appreciate unqualified inclusion in company databases for marketing communication.. ie e-newsletters, etc.
Woody Dickinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

ProjectWise
7.4
ConstructConnect Insight
7.4
Plan distribution & viewing
ProjectWise
8.0
ConstructConnect Insight
9.4
Plan markups & sharing
ProjectWise
8.0
ConstructConnect Insight
8.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
ProjectWise
7.0
ConstructConnect Insight
8.0
Photo documentation
ProjectWise
7.0
ConstructConnect Insight
Jobsite reports
ProjectWise
7.0
ConstructConnect Insight
5.0
Document sharing
ProjectWise
5.2
ConstructConnect Insight
8.0
RFI tools
ProjectWise
9.0
ConstructConnect Insight
Collaboration & approvals
ProjectWise
8.0
ConstructConnect Insight
As-built drawings
ProjectWise
7.0
ConstructConnect Insight
5.6
Submittal design and management
ProjectWise
8.0
ConstructConnect Insight
8.0
Mobile app
ProjectWise
ConstructConnect Insight
5.0
Specifications
ProjectWise
ConstructConnect Insight
10.0
Change orders
ProjectWise
ConstructConnect Insight
7.0

Estimating

ProjectWise
7.6
ConstructConnect Insight
Takeoff tools
ProjectWise
8.0
ConstructConnect Insight
Job costing
ProjectWise
7.0
ConstructConnect Insight
Cost databases
ProjectWise
8.0
ConstructConnect Insight
Cost calculator
ProjectWise
7.0
ConstructConnect Insight
Bid creation
ProjectWise
8.0
ConstructConnect Insight

Reporting & Analytics

ProjectWise
ConstructConnect Insight
9.0
Dashboards
ProjectWise
ConstructConnect Insight
8.0
Standard reports
ProjectWise
ConstructConnect Insight
9.0
Custom reports
ProjectWise
ConstructConnect Insight
9.0
Data exportability
ProjectWise
ConstructConnect Insight
10.0

Pros

ProjectWise

  • Enables file sharing
  • Version control of design documents
  • Collaboration between teams around thew globe
Arun Antony | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConstructConnect Insight

  • My favorite part of ConstructConnect is the ability to have detailed specifications that are up to date. We have used other software in the past that sadly could not keep even 50% of posted specifications up to date.
  • The tracking process is great! I have 5-6 personal lists and lists that are created for our team by the ConstructConnect team that tracks different projects for different teams we have.
  • The user-friendly way to search for thousands of projects, products, and companies.
Gregory Palenschat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ProjectWise

  • It's worse than a virus, it WILL get into every part of your system, with the only way to get rid of it is to do a full system format.
  • Integration is dependent on if Bentley wishes to support your software.
  • DMS system, it just makes it incompatible with native programs unless you have integration, which is at Bentley's discretion for support, exporting to your system is a work around, though this takes significant time to export and to re-teach PW linked file locations when you reimport it.
  • Clunky user interface, if you want to work on more than 1 file at a time expect to be at least 50-80% slower.
  • a Labyrinth of forms that are prone to user error.
  • Interface straight out of Windows 2000, and that's generous.
  • Inability to delete or even "Recycle bin" files, this is more an admin issue but most PW instance lock out deleting files, which makes it impractical for general use.
  • Encourages unnecessary and convoluted workflows, This comes down to the Pro of "The backend is customisable," it may be customisable but this encourages system admins to write convoluted and time consuming workflows just because they can.
  • Seems to require an IT team to manage it - this probably relates to the highly customisable component.
Johnathon Page | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConstructConnect Insight

  • Too many false positives.
  • Slow speeds on occasion.
Dustin Schemmel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ProjectWise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ConstructConnect Insight

ConstructConnect Insight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They frequently check-in to make sure you are being properly helped and are quick with a response if you need something.
Dustin Schemmel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ProjectWise

Bentley ProjectWise from a user perspective just does not stack up to even something as simple as Dropbox. ProjectWise is powerful, it is capable, it has a ton of features. The best implementation I have seen from Projectwise is where the admins unlocked everything and let the users do as they please defeating everything it stood for and using it as a big Dropbox account, though even then the user interface couldn't be improved still causing significant workflow delays. I would reluctantly leave a good company if they implement ProjectWise, I respect that it's powerful for system admins but it sucks for users. This means 2-10% of what it is used for is well designed while the other 98-90% of its functions are just bogged down by a lack of development in its user interface and I say this as someone who has periodically used it over the last 10 years and seen no effective improvement in usability. Bentley ProjectWise was one of the first I believe to do this type of system, but as is common with being the first is you don't keep up with the times and bring a lot of baggage with you.
Johnathon Page | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConstructConnect Insight

don't know, haven't used or even courted anyone else for this purpose. Found Reed years ago at ASHRAE/AHR expo, and started it with their pitch then and their good assistance since then.
Woody Dickinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ProjectWise

  • Positive ROI because of this best in market document sharing tool
  • All design teams in my organisation use this
  • Recommended by most of our project coordinators
Arun Antony | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConstructConnect Insight

  • It's had a huge impact since we switched to it. I do not have exact numbers to share but I would say we have increased weekly leads significantly in the last three years.
  • The time it saves is great! I know that we can trust that 95% of the information we see on ConstructConnect is up to date. This typically will save me multiple calls/emails daily.
  • The only negative thing I can think of is we have fewer interactions with other people daily, whether that be face to face, by phone, or email.
Gregory Palenschat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ProjectWise

General

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

ConstructConnect Insight

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ProjectWise
1.4
ConstructConnect Insight
7.7

Support Rating

ProjectWise
ConstructConnect Insight
9.0

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