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Score 5 out of 100
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Score 6.9 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

Right-Suite Universal

Right-suite Universal work's great for new construction projects as well as block loads for retro installations. We do not use the proposal features, but it does work well. You can not draw on top of existing PDF plans, which would be very helpful. Overall it’s an excellent software for mechanical contractors. Highly recommend it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

ProjectWise
7.6
Right-Suite Universal
2.0
Takeoff tools
ProjectWise
8.0
Right-Suite Universal
Job costing
ProjectWise
7.0
Right-Suite Universal
Cost databases
ProjectWise
8.0
Right-Suite Universal
2.0
Cost calculator
ProjectWise
7.0
Right-Suite Universal
2.0
Bid creation
ProjectWise
8.0
Right-Suite Universal

Pros

ProjectWise

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

Right-Suite Universal

  • Designing mechanical plans
  • Generating load calculation reports
Anonymous | 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

Right-Suite Universal

  • Design looks outdated
  • Does have a learning curve
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ProjectWise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Right-Suite Universal

Right-Suite Universal 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We’ve reached out to support a few times, and every time they are very responsive. All our questions are always answered, and issues are worked through.
Anonymous | 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

Right-Suite Universal

Right-Suite Universal is the leading software, so there are really no others for what it does. Coolclac also does load calculations but does not have any plan design features. Coolcalc works well but is not as feature-rich as Right-Suite Universal.
Anonymous | 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

Right-Suite Universal

  • Speeds up load calculations
  • Faster than hand drawing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ProjectWise

General

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

Right-Suite Universal

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ProjectWise
1.4
Right-Suite Universal
9.0

Support Rating

ProjectWise
Right-Suite Universal
9.0

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