Bimx vs. Knowify

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bimx
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
BIMx is a mobile app for Building Information Modeling, provided by GRAPHISOFT. It aims to bridge the gap between the design studio and the construction site, by providing integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation with data access from any device.N/A
Knowify
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Knowify in New York offers their construction management software solution to small household services companies (e.g. plumbing, HVAC, painters, etc.) and features project management type capabilities, along with integrations with popular services (e.g. Quickbooks).
$149
per month
Pricing
BimxKnowify
Editions & Modules
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Essentials
$149
per month *186 if paid monthly
Advanced
$249
per month *311 if paid monthly
Unlimited
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BimxKnowify
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BimxKnowify
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Bimx
8.7
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Knowify
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Bimx
8.7
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Knowify
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Bimx
9.3
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Knowify
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Ratings
Dashboards9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Bimx
8.5
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Knowify
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Bimx
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Knowify
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BimxKnowify
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BimxKnowify
Likelihood to Recommend
Graphisoft
As an ARCHICAD user, this is almost a no-brainer. BIMx is included (although there are some paying options) and works well out-of-the-box. There is little to setup from the ARCHICAD side. You prepare a set of layouts/views and can publish the model on Ine go. The free version focuses on the 3D-model viewer. You publish an interactive model and can walk through it. With the PRO version, you also can publish the "Hyper-Model" - an integration of 2D and 3D views. If you are looking at tuning your own interactivity, e.g. in precisely defining what can happen and what information to show, you cannot customize BIMx that way. You have to look at alternatives, such as game engines or other 3D visualization software.
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Knowify
This is great if only used for job costing.
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Pros
Graphisoft
  • Mix functions together
  • calculate the impact of variables
  • advanced log book
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Knowify
  • Job costing.
  • Job tracking.
  • Progressive invoicing.
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Cons
Graphisoft
  • It is an out-of-the-box solution for end-users. There is almost no customization possible (e.g. API for developers)
  • Pricing is a bit confusing with two options for in-app purchase (PRO and Share a Model) and the separate Desktop Viewer
  • Android version takes a long time to get updated to iOS version
  • Only for ARCHICAD users. No other software is supported.
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Knowify
  • Syncing with QuickBooks could be a little better, only syncs to main customer and not projects.
  • Does not have the ability to be used in the field.
  • Cannot collect payment or invoice from the field, only office staff can do this which makes for a lot of missed money collection.
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Likelihood to Renew
Graphisoft
Most people using it are thrilled about it. But our use of ARCHICAD in projects is (alas) a bit limited, especially compared with the attention for Revit with our clients. And as an ARCHICAD teacher, I have to remember to keep introducing it as it is accepted well with most users.
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Knowify
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Alternatives Considered
Graphisoft
Direct publishing to a 3D model can be done with a few other tools, but if (and only if) you are using ARCHICAD, it is the easiest to use. For Revit users, there is more choice, including Revit Live or some online model-viewers and publishers. For full custom interactivity, you have to look at e.g. Unity3D or Unreal where you can include and extend endlessly, but you will lack the ease of BIMx. You'd also have to look for good similar navigation. Especially the link between 2D views and 3D model sections is hard to beat. But in that context, if you want to e.g. allow users to choose design alternatives, select another material or include animations and sound, this is not possible in BIMx.
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Knowify
Knowify does job costing which HouseCall Pro does not, it syncs with QuickBooks a little better than HouseCall Pro but does not allow our technicians to invoice from the field which is crucial.
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Return on Investment
Graphisoft
  • increased the efficiency in project management
  • collaboration was improved
  • risk estimation is better viewed
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Knowify
  • Keeps good track of all bills and expenses.
  • It would be nice to be able to see a list of all bills and not have to look under each project/job.
  • Allows us to see if a job is headed south and quickly correct it.
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