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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics
  • iTWO costX ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Human Resource Management

9.0

ProjectWise

90%

iTWO costX

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%
8.7

iTWO costX

87%
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
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Custom reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Data exportability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Construction Project & Field Management

8.5

ProjectWise

85%
9.0

iTWO costX

90%
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 12/14 features

Plan distribution & viewing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

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%
9.0

iTWO costX

90%
iTWO costX ranks higher in 4/4 features

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • iTWO costX is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.1

ProjectWise

51%
2 Ratings
9.0

iTWO costX

90%
2 Ratings

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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Exactal

Easy to use, one-stop for all construction-related tasks. The best thing is the split-screen, during the Bill of Quantity verification users can see for what part of the design Bill of Quantity is generated. Auto-updating of Design is another good feature.
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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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Exactal

  • Allows multiple users to work on the same estimate at once. This is huge!! Not only can we team up on a project that has a quick deadline but we can also simultaneously collaborate on database updates.
  • Performs your takeoff on CAD drawings or vector PDFs. Your typical takeoff software does takeoff on an unintelligent PDF. I say unintelligent because the process you go through is simply to trace the boundaries of your shape. This is time-consuming and can lead to mistakes. With CostX your cursor will stick to the line lines and takeoff the exact measurement. This has cut our takeoff time by 75%. The best part is that this is done in the same software as your estimating software. There are a few software's that have takeoff and estimating in one but CostX is the only one the provides CAD smart takeoff.
  • CostX is a lot like Excel. You have the flexibility to set up your workbooks the way your project team thinks. For example, ours is set up to evaluate labor in two ways; productivity (man-hours per widget) or crew hours (3 guys for two days for a given activity).
  • Reports are very flexible and the report writers is much easier than Crystal reports.
  • If you subscribe to the full version of CostX this provides the most powerful feature of them all......Auto-Revisioning. This function will compare two sets of drawings, identify the changes on a color coded drawing, ask for you to approve the changes and then update your estimate and takeoff. You can even use this to produce custom print outs for RFI's show your design team what changed.
  • Your estimating workbooks are live-linked to your takeoff. As you make adjustments to your takeoff your estimate updates accordingly. The workbook has color coded text to hep your team understand whats behind your estimate; Black = manually input, Blue = rates linked to database, and Green = quantity linked to take-off.
  • Full integrated subcontractor comparison. We use to do this in excel to compare multiple bidders across every division.
  • This is also color coded for a streamlined review process; green = quote, blue = estimate, purple = plug, and orange = other.
  • Built in error checking notifies you if you forgot to normalize an item on your subcontractor comparison.
  • In the near future the software will be available online allowing you to use remotely.
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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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Exactal

  • iTwo Costx has 3D features that may require enhancement in terms of Look and feel perspective.
  • The eye Function section view feature may require enhancement. But I am not sure how much more we can bring it to scale
  • Not seen Cloud base service. So that easy to use from any where.
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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

    iTWO costX

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    iTWO costX 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

      Pricing is determined by a number of factors. For example, would you want to use BIM or just 2D? Do you need estimating spreadsheets and report generation? Would you want to buy 100 copies or just one? If you send in a sales enquiry to sales.int@rib-software.com, we’ll be able to send you through a quote that will meet your requirements.

      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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      Exactal

      We are not aware of another software that has fully integrated take-off, subcontractor comparison, estimating and reporting besides CostX.
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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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      Exactal

      • Easy to Collaborate Between the Team members. Saves a lot of work
      • Integrate with multiple types of data drawing which saves efforts in converting the design.
      • Bill of Quantity export can be done based on the Design section and can share with contractors for Quotes. Instead of just downloading the whole report and then editing for the required pack.
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