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Score 5.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange

[Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange] is very easy to train new users on it and have everyone on the same page. The daily reminder emails can be a pain but if there are documents needed from a trade it is a great way to remind the the it is in their ball of court to act accordingly and get the documents uploaded because there might be other trades waiting on them.
Matt Wipf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

ProjectWise
7.4
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.1
Plan distribution & viewing
ProjectWise
8.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
10.0
Plan markups & sharing
ProjectWise
8.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
4.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
ProjectWise
7.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
6.0
Photo documentation
ProjectWise
7.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
10.0
Jobsite reports
ProjectWise
7.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
7.0
Document sharing
ProjectWise
5.2
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
9.0
RFI tools
ProjectWise
9.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
10.0
Collaboration & approvals
ProjectWise
8.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
10.0
As-built drawings
ProjectWise
7.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
6.0
Submittal design and management
ProjectWise
8.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
10.0
Checklists
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
6.0
Meeting Minutes
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
9.0
Specifications
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0
Change orders
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0

Estimating

ProjectWise
7.6
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
7.8
Takeoff tools
ProjectWise
8.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
7.0
Job costing
ProjectWise
7.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0
Cost databases
ProjectWise
8.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0
Cost calculator
ProjectWise
7.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0
Bid creation
ProjectWise
8.0
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange

Human Resource Management

ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.2
Employee demographic data
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
7.0
Employment history
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0
Job profiles and administration
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
10.0
Organizational charting
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
9.0
Organization and location management
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0

Payroll Management

ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0
Benefit plan administration
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
9.0
Direct deposit files
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
10.0
Reimbursement management
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
9.0
Dashboards
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
10.0
Standard reports
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0
Custom reports
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
9.0
Data exportability
ProjectWise
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
9.0

Pros

ProjectWise

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

Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange

  • It is very easy to navigate the site and find what you are looking for.
  • They have a great support team.
  • It is easy to remind different trades via notification of there are documents or submittals needed for them.
Matt Wipf | 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

Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange

  • The daily reminder emails can quickly keep filling up your inbox.
  • I can't think of anything else because it is very easy to use.
Matt Wipf | 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

Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange

Procore is a bit more expensive but I think it brings more to the table.
Matt Wipf | 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

Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange

  • It has allowed us to manage our submittals better and get the back in a timely manner to schedule projects accordingly and keep the flow going.
  • It can be a little time consuming to get the project data entered but if done right, it is worth it.
Matt Wipf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ProjectWise

General

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

Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ProjectWise
1.4
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.0

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