What users are saying about
16 Ratings
16 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.3 out of 100
7 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating
  • Bentley ProjectWise and Pipeline Suite are tied in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Human Resource Management

9.0

ProjectWise

90%

Pipeline Suite

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%

Pipeline Suite

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%
8.5

Pipeline Suite

85%
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 8/15 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
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Document sharing

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

RFI tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

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

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.5

ProjectWise

85%
8.2

Pipeline Suite

82%
Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 4/5 features

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Pipeline Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.1

ProjectWise

51%
2 Ratings
8.0

Pipeline Suite

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Pipeline Suite

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.
Read full review

Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite is a very niche product, but for anyone who has ever dealt with the construction bidding process, you can understand the need for it. With Pipeline Suite, it is so easy to request bids, share documents and plans, and coordinate schedules for submittals. We are able to prequalify sub contractors and vendors at a faster pace as well with the product
Read full review

Pros

Bentley Systems

  • It works for collaboration
  • The backend is customisable to do work that other document management systems just cannot do.
Read full review

Pipeline Suite

  • Sharing documents and plans with project stakeholders is a piece of cake.
  • The product makes tracking the status of bids so much easier.
Read full review

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.
Read full review

Pipeline Suite

  • The onboarding process was difficult for us just because we had some pretty disorganized databases.
  • The product is pricey for small to medium sized firms.
Read full review

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

    Pipeline Suite

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Pipeline Suite 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

      Support Rating

      Bentley Systems

      No answers on this topic

      Pipeline Suite

      I have found that the customer support team has an understanding of the construction bidding process. They have been able to see issues through our eyes, so to speak, not just through the eyes of a software company. They have always been very timely in their responses and seem to go above and beyond to solve issues
      Read full review

      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.
      Read full review

      Pipeline Suite

      I don't have a lot of personal experience with SmartBid, but from what I hear from other colleagues, Pipeline Suite makes it easier for subcontractors to access documents/plans and to respond to bids. The interface and design of Pipeline Suite is more modern and the user experience is a major upgrade from SmartBid
      Read full review

      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
      Read full review

      Pipeline Suite

      • We have been able to respond to more bids using Pipeline Suite.
      • Our proposals are more accurate and organized, which has made our projects come under budget more often.
      Read full review

      Add comparison