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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SmartBid ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Human Resource Management

9.0

ProjectWise

90%

SmartBid

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%

SmartBid

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%
9.8

SmartBid

98%
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 11/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

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
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

RFI tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

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

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.5

ProjectWise

85%

SmartBid

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 2/2 features

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

5.1

ProjectWise

51%
2 Ratings
8.8

SmartBid

88%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

SmartBid

96%
4 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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ConstructConnect

As mentioned before in some of the previous questions, the confidentiality agreement feature is extremely helpful. I have worked on several projects where it's so early in the design phase that the documents are considered confidential and we are required to get a signed NDA from every person who sees the documents. This feature makes it extremely painless. SmartBidNet is less appropriate if you're just doing a quick cost exercise where you might not need to contact several subs. It's easier to just use email and a cloud sharing program like Box or Egnyte.
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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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ConstructConnect

  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • Constant Reminders
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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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ConstructConnect

  • Ability to download all without having to be a zip file.
  • Provide a submittal board for questions and answers.
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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

    SmartBid

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SmartBid 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

      As a cloud-based solution, our clients can scale their access annually depending on the number of users. Subcontractors invited to bid or prequalify in the system receive access at no cost.

      Support Rating

      Bentley Systems

      No answers on this topic

      ConstructConnect

      SmartBid has an excellent support team that is always at your service. Any problem I've had (when I've even had them) has been resolved almost immediately, along with tips on how to avoid them in the future. If you're looking for a program with excellent customer service, look no further than SmartBid.
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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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      ConstructConnect

      • Better ability for subcontractors to respond via program.
      • Simpler interface.
      • Easier note tracking.
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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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      ConstructConnect

      • It is a big time saver compared to sending out individual emails.
      • It saves time in having multiple individual databases for company contact info.
      • It ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
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