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225 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 4.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Bluebeam Revu

The program is great for editing construction drawings, stamping/approving official documents and overlaying revised documents to see design changes. You can use it as an estimating takeoff tool, estimating database, document control, cloud document storage, the list goes on! Bluebeam poses many applications for the user to utilize for the desired needs. There may be some other software that has one specific function that can perform the specific task better, but Bluebeam is a holistic program with many tools for use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

ProContractor is a great fit if you are looking to make the jump to an ERP (accounting) system that offers a higher level of complexity and controls than what QuickBooks or Xero have to offer. However, some of those increased features of accounting controls, vendor compliance management, project contracting and documentation, come at the cost of lost integrations. ProContractor is completely siloed and does not openly communicate with other platforms (project management, bank accounts, etc).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Bluebeam Revu
7.8
ProContractor
3.3
Plan distribution & viewing
Bluebeam Revu
8.9
ProContractor
4.0
Plan markups & sharing
Bluebeam Revu
9.5
ProContractor
4.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Bluebeam Revu
7.8
ProContractor
3.9
Photo documentation
Bluebeam Revu
5.9
ProContractor
2.6
Jobsite reports
Bluebeam Revu
6.7
ProContractor
3.6
Document sharing
Bluebeam Revu
8.5
ProContractor
2.9
RFI tools
Bluebeam Revu
7.7
ProContractor
3.6
Collaboration & approvals
Bluebeam Revu
7.8
ProContractor
1.0
As-built drawings
Bluebeam Revu
7.7
ProContractor
1.0
Mobile app
Bluebeam Revu
7.7
ProContractor
3.4
Submittal design and management
Bluebeam Revu
7.4
ProContractor
2.7
Change orders
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
7.0

Estimating

Bluebeam Revu
8.8
ProContractor
8.0
Takeoff tools
Bluebeam Revu
8.7
ProContractor
8.0
Job costing
Bluebeam Revu
8.4
ProContractor
7.0
Cost databases
Bluebeam Revu
9.0
ProContractor
7.0
Cost calculator
Bluebeam Revu
9.6
ProContractor
9.0
Bid creation
Bluebeam Revu
8.3
ProContractor
9.0

Human Resource Management

Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
5.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
5.0
Organization and location management
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
5.0

Payroll Management

Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
7.5
Pay calculation
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
5.0
Benefit plan administration
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
5.0
Direct deposit files
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
9.0
Reimbursement management
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
9.0

Asset Management

Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
5.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
5.0

Reporting & Analytics

Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
3.8
Dashboards
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
3.0
Standard reports
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
8.0
Custom reports
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
3.0
Data exportability
Bluebeam Revu
ProContractor
1.0

Pros

Bluebeam Revu

  • Once you set Bluebeam Revu as your default PDF handler, it launches immediately when clicking a PDF to open. The speed with which it opens documents is impressive.
  • Creating PDF's out of other documents, such as Word, Excel, JPG's, etc. is simple.
  • Digitally signing documents is a simple, secure process. You can keep your signature password-protected, yet still access it quickly.
  • The Bluebeam Revu mobile application ( I use the iOS version on an iPad Pro), is awesome. Not only does it handle PDF's like you would expect it to, it allows for effortless digital signing of documents on the fly. Nice to be able to quickly sign a document and email right back out from the tablet no matter where I am.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

  • Lots of reports available to generate
Ben Morey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bluebeam Revu

  • If you have several tabs open and you try to drag one out for a side by side view then you do not have all the modification options and you have to combine them back together.
  • There is a lag time when hitting the print option.
  • There is also a lag time when opening files, sometimes I think the window is frozen.
  • I wish the basic version also had basic file editing, as in editing a document as Adobe does.
Heather MacLean | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

  • More of a project management "vibe".
  • Less spreadsheet and complex processes to do things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Bluebeam is a powerful PDF viewer and mark-up tool. We are more familiar with it than Adobe Acrobat Pro or other viewers, and it has more features geared towards construction document managers than Acrobat Pro does.
Michael Savala | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I'm constantly finding that Bluebeam Revu does more than I knew it could. And when I find something that it can't do, I've found that Bluebeam truly listens to its user base and will work to incorporate any good suggestion when feasible.
Ernest King | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu 8.4
Based on 10 answers
Its hard for me to give a rating on this one as we rarely have to use the support feature for Bluebeam. However, when we have used it, they have been ultra supportive in helping us get exactly what we needed. I know another engineer was trying to figure out a feature and the rep gave a detailed tutorial on how to complete the task
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

ProContractor 5.8
Based on 4 answers
ProContractor support has gone through good times and bad times. However, now that ViewPoint is owned by Trimble the support has been great and stable. Support is good to respond on average urgency tickets. The only complaint is that for urgent tickets communication can be slow even though the support team is working on the issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bluebeam Revu

We feel there is not another program out there that would compare to Bluebeam at this current time. Some of the other programs out there do not include studio or the overlaying process which is one of our main uses. The ease of hyperlinking makes this product stand out the most.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

Procore beats Viewpoint hands down but can integrate well with Viewpoint Vista accounting software. I think that if the Viewpoint software was more flexible if they were more interested in patches, updates, and hearing customer feedback in the way the Procore does, that they would actually have the opportunity to corner the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bluebeam Revu

  • A major positive aspect is being able to take your computer home without taking the entire set of paper drawings. They have made it so easy to navigate a set of drawings that I can work at home using only the digital drawings.
  • Collaboration with owners and architects has been a great feature. Setting up a Bluebeam studio and having everyone get in and mark things up, then having the architect be able to go in and see what markups have been added, has made the constructability review process much much better.
  • Even when not working on drawings, Bluebeam is a very good tool for working with standard PDF documents. The markup tools are very easy to use.
  • The negative aspect is the takeoff function because some people would like estimators to use the Bluebeam takeoff because it would make their job easier down the road; however, the actual act of doing a full scale takeoff in Bluebeam would require much more time.
Charlie Jewkes | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

  • Procontractor allows our company to visualize the site and figure out the problematic areas that can't be seen just from plans.
Matt Snow | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Bluebeam Revu

General

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

Bluebeam Revu Editions & Modules

Edition
Revu Standard$3491
Revu CAD$4491
Revu eXtreme$5991
  1. per seat
Additional Pricing Details

ProContractor

General

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

ProContractor Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bluebeam Revu
8.9
ProContractor
4.5

Likelihood to Renew

Bluebeam Revu
10.0
ProContractor

Usability

Bluebeam Revu
8.0
ProContractor

Support Rating

Bluebeam Revu
8.4
ProContractor
5.8

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