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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    9.0

    ProjectWise

    90%

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    9.8

    ProjectWise

    98%

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Dashboards

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data exportability

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    8.5

    ProjectWise

    85%

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document sharing

    7.9
    79%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    RFI tools

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Checklists

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Meeting Minutes

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Specifications

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change orders

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Estimating

    8.5

    ProjectWise

    85%

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Job costing

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    ProjectWise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Cosential

    87%
    Cosential ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Workflow management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Territory management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Opportunity management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Interaction tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Channel / partner relationship management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Marketing Automation

    ProjectWise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Cosential

    75%
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Email marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    CRM Project Management

    ProjectWise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Task management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    ProjectWise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Cosential

    87%
    Cosential ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Pipeline visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Customization

    ProjectWise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Cosential

    75%
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Custom fields

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Custom objects

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Security

    ProjectWise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    Cosential

    100%
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Social CRM

    ProjectWise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.0

    Cosential

    50%
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Social engagement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    ProjectWise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.0

    Cosential

    50%
    Cosential ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Marketing automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Platform

    ProjectWise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Cosential

    70%
    Cosential ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.1

    ProjectWise

    51%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Cosential

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    ProjectWise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    ProjectWise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Bentley Systems

    ProjectWise is good for really large projects with many team members. I would not recommend it for small projects or those with a small team of people working on them. It is best for technical people and those who plan to use it daily. There are better FTP options out there if you just want to use them for file sharing.
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    Cosential, Inc.

    Great for medium and large construction companies that have a specific salesforce.
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    Pros

    Bentley Systems

    • It works for collaboration
    • The backend is customisable to do work that other document management systems just cannot do.
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    Cosential, Inc.

    • Inputting of companies and leads who may become prospects.
    • Creating specific opportunities for construction projects.
    • Tracking opportunities through the entire sales cycle.
    • Inputting detailed notes and activity by the Sales team.
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    Cons

    Bentley Systems

    • many users cannot be in the same file at the same time
    • files are not automatically freed upon closure
    • copying files to another ProjectWise folder is complicated. There is an option to copy, another to copy to, etc.
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    Cosential, Inc.

    • The open software is somewhat difficult to master as an administrator.
    • Report writing could be more intuitive.
    • The company seems to cater to larger users.
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    Pricing Details

    ProjectWise

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    ProjectWise 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

      Cosential

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Cosential 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

        Usability

        Bentley Systems

        No answers on this topic

        Cosential, Inc.

        Cosential is very intuitive for the AEC industry and has the ability to be customized for your specific needs. The reports are especially helpful, with good visual dashboards.
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        Support Rating

        Bentley Systems

        No answers on this topic

        Cosential, Inc.

        My original trainer / implementation specialist was fantastic. That relationship has continued, even though I have been officially handed off to the customer service side. The customer service side seems to have higher turnover than normal, but in general they are also very supportive, although not as responsive as I might like.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Bentley Systems

        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.
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        Cosential, Inc.

        Cosential is specific to the A/E industry and is the most intuitive software we found for construction.
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        Return on Investment

        Bentley Systems

        • It has saved us time in archiving and versioning documents
        • It has saved us effort in backing up files and restoring them when mistakes are made
        • It has had an overall positive impact on our bottom line by helping with file sharing and collaboration
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        Cosential, Inc.

        • Allowed for common tracking by business developers in different regions.
        • Helped us quantify effort.
        • Provides great reports for management.
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