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Score 5 out of 100
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Score 6.8 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

IBM Maximo

IBM Maximo is highly flexible, being able to suit the needs of most of the business that relies on any sort of asset to operate accordingly. Out of the box, Maximo is better suited for companies with large inventories in multiple sites looking for a centralized tracking solution for all of its assets. But, with the proper customization and implementation, it is able to suit small business looking for an efficient solution to track it's inventory as well.
Pedro Henrique de Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

ProjectWise
7.4
IBM Maximo
Plan distribution & viewing
ProjectWise
8.0
IBM Maximo
Plan markups & sharing
ProjectWise
8.0
IBM Maximo
Issue tracking & punchlists
ProjectWise
7.0
IBM Maximo
Photo documentation
ProjectWise
7.0
IBM Maximo
Jobsite reports
ProjectWise
7.0
IBM Maximo
Document sharing
ProjectWise
5.2
IBM Maximo
RFI tools
ProjectWise
9.0
IBM Maximo
Collaboration & approvals
ProjectWise
8.0
IBM Maximo
As-built drawings
ProjectWise
7.0
IBM Maximo
Submittal design and management
ProjectWise
8.0
IBM Maximo

Estimating

ProjectWise
7.6
IBM Maximo
Takeoff tools
ProjectWise
8.0
IBM Maximo
Job costing
ProjectWise
7.0
IBM Maximo
Cost databases
ProjectWise
8.0
IBM Maximo
Cost calculator
ProjectWise
7.0
IBM Maximo
Bid creation
ProjectWise
8.0
IBM Maximo

Pros

ProjectWise

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

IBM Maximo

  • We like Maximo because it is highly configurable. We have faced challenges in the past where a lot of customizations have been done. This has resulted in a lot of pain when going for upgrades.
  • The recent development in the Asset Performance management area and having the capability to analyze the data has got us really excited and we are looking forward to more advanced capabilities in Maximo 7.6.
  • We have also enjoyed the capabilities it has provided in the operator log and managing our asset master data.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | 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

IBM Maximo

  • Hard to implement. A high number of resources and manpower is necessary to implement and upgrade IBM Maximo due to its robustness and number of functionalities.
  • Version fragmentation. Due to the challenge imposed by a version upgrade, it is common to find systems relying on legacy versions of Maximo which might become a challenge for the support team.
  • Unfriendly UI. The excess of functionalities and services available might become a challenge for a starting user. Although it is possible to customize the UI to fit the exact needs of each user, it is important to map exactly what each user needs.
Pedro Henrique de Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ProjectWise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Maximo

IBM Maximo 8.0
Based on 2 answers
User friendly. No additional training is required for new users. Easy to use. Ticket creation is very simple.
Mohammad Equbal | 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

IBM Maximo

We were using an old software called MPX that had a lot of problems. We wanted to change it and move to a solution that would help us improve. The most used software for asset management in the market was IBM Maximo, so we didn't hesitate to adopt it. We have no regrets.
Gonzalo Segarra | 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

IBM Maximo

  • Maximo has been a bit of challenge to deploy but we know that in the long term integrated asset management will be key to our success.
  • We do have a good return on investment when it comes to managing inventory in Maximo.
  • We feel that IBM has not done a good job of providing big picture thinking on how we can take strategy across the asset life cycle and execute that in a single system, i.e. Maximo.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ProjectWise

General

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

IBM Maximo

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ProjectWise
1.4
IBM Maximo
6.4

Support Rating

ProjectWise
IBM Maximo
8.0

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