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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Reporting & Analytics, Estimating
  • Bentley ProjectWise and Raken are tied in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Human Resource Management

9.0

ProjectWise

90%
8.1

Raken

81%
Raken ranks higher in 6/7 features

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

9.8

ProjectWise

98%
8.4

Raken

84%
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Standard reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Custom reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Data exportability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Construction Project & Field Management

8.5

ProjectWise

85%
8.5

Raken

85%
Raken ranks higher in 9/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
4 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
6 Ratings

Jobsite reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.7
97%
6 Ratings

Document sharing

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

RFI tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

As-built drawings

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Checklists

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Meeting Minutes

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Specifications

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Change orders

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
6 Ratings

Estimating

8.5

ProjectWise

85%
7.9

Raken

79%
Raken ranks higher in 4/5 features

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

ProjectWise

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Raken

82%
Raken ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Asset Management

ProjectWise

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Raken

82%
Raken ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

5.1

ProjectWise

51%
2 Ratings
9.0

Raken

90%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Raken

90%
8 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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Raken

Easy sub-contractor management ability, time tracking, resource planning and the easy tracking of project equipment using Raken is even enjoyable. Team coordination and project comments and recording sharing among the team members, this is a great tool for that.
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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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Raken

  • Great iPhone application - The application makes reporting and adding photos very easy.
  • It's easy to navigate different days and reports. Or to find keywords or subcontractors and when they performed work.
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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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Raken

  • Sometimes the app will run slow or crash on the guys in the field. It doesn't happen too often though.
  • An easier way to download all project Daily Reports at one time.
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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

    Raken

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Raken 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

      Raken

      Raken has an excellent support team. Raken are pretty prompt with getting back to you. Raken also has a convenient chat feature on their website. All their support members are friendly and are good at helping you understand and resolve your issues.
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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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      Raken

      Vista is TTI's accounting software program. It is extremely well suited for the construction projects. Team, which is similar to Raken, is more advance however the program is also more expensive.
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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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      Raken

      • Less need to travel to each job site.
      • Automated emailed reports to clients reduces the number of meetings/conversations about what is happening on the project.
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