Bluescape vs. e-Builder

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bluescape
Score 5.9 out of 10
N/A
Bluescape is a cloud-based, software as a service company based in Silicon Valley, CA, that provides a digital whiteboard of the same name.
$10
per month
e-Builder
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
e-Builder is a cloud-based construction program management solution that manages capital program cost, schedule, and documents. It allows owners to measure and manage the capital project delivery process from planning, design, procurement, construction and operations.N/A
Pricing
Bluescapee-Builder
Editions & Modules
Team
$10
per user, per month (10-50 licenses)
Business
$20
per user, per month (10+ licenses)
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
10+ licenses
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bluescapee-Builder
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Features
Bluescapee-Builder
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
e-Builder
7.2
11 Ratings
5% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings8.610 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings4.910 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings7.811 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings7.18 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings7.111 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings7.69 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings5.67 Ratings
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User Ratings
Bluescapee-Builder
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(5 ratings)
7.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bluescapee-Builder
Likelihood to Recommend
Bluescape
This digital version of a pin-up space is absolutely an improvement to my workflow. The input is so robust. What you do with it is where the magic happens. This program is best suited for team collaboration. It helps to discuss how/where the team will contribute information to it--whether that is discussing the templates or a plan of action. Otherwise, the workspace can tend to get messy. I like the idea of having a presentation mode, where some of the markups could be hidden. The idea of a working session with consultants or clients sounds appealing, but at the same time, there is a desire for a cleaned up, clear shareout.
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Trimble
Well suited for the owner's side of managing multiple projects as it allows for all aspects of a project from development to closeout to be managed on one platform. Not as appropriate for a general contractor as there is better software out there. e-Builder's app is not as effective as others.
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Pros
Bluescape
  • Allows for a high volume of images and sketches to be put into the canvas
  • Lets you drop in text, freehand sketching, and shapes quick and easy
  • Can connect images and texts together using connectors, which can be customized
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Trimble
  • Provide a document structure that is easy to navigate. All documents, even within a process, are stored in the document structure and easily accessed by those with the correct permissions.
  • Scheduling, especially with the new module is easy. It is helpful with a large organization where many hands touch projects to be able to forecast workloads (we have an in house engineering team who reviews all projects during their design phase)
  • Allows for easy interface with contractors and makes the submittal process more straightforward.
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Cons
Bluescape
  • You can use Zoom with Bluescape but it requires solid bandwidth and memory by users.
  • A breadcrumb trail would be nice to watch students performance.
  • I would like individual user analytics for each of my students to see where they’ve been and what contributions each has made.
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Trimble
  • The restrictions in formatting, and sorting of information rendered, in a way, affects the reporting output.
  • At certain times of day, e-Builder traffic causes the loading of filtered searches to take a while. This is probably common regardless of the site or software used.
  • More complicated reporting has some limitation, though the program is highly efficient in assisting with simple format reports.
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Likelihood to Renew
Bluescape
No answers on this topic
Trimble
Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
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Usability
Bluescape
No answers on this topic
Trimble
Simple, because have a used it for the past two years, so i'm very familiar with the particular aspects of its program that I need to accomplish my tasks.
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Support Rating
Bluescape
No answers on this topic
Trimble
Again, because our technical support is great. He doesn't always answer the phone but he definitely responds to emails fairly quickly. In addition, I like that he actually resolves an issue and I have yet to encounter the same issue twice. Actually, I haven't encountered many issues at all in the two years I have used the software.
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Implementation Rating
Bluescape
No answers on this topic
Trimble
1. Set up the time to get training on the sytem before you go all in.
2. Listen, ask questions and actually practice using the tools and features while in class. It helps tremendously with becoming comfortable and remembering how things work.
3. Don't be afraid to mess up. They are helpful and will help resolve your issue in a timely manner
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Alternatives Considered
Bluescape
We have Workware installed on different computers in our office that were supposed to be great for presentation but we had issues after a user connected their laptop then they no longer had access to our server. If they had files they needed for the presentation they had to save them to their desktop to make sure they were accessible.
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Trimble
We have not compared other plans since the boss prefers this program from personal experience. But from using this program for 2 years I can see why we don't need to compare. Why fix something that isn't broken? It gets the job done, yes we might run into some issues but I feel like with all companies that can happen
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Return on Investment
Bluescape
  • Especially in a remote work environment, Bluescape helps us continue collaborating without missing a beat
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Trimble
  • Has added extra steps to processes that were previously easier. And I work for a university that complicates everything
  • Has more than cut in half the time it takes to generate reports about project status
  • Has made project management more efficient
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ScreenShots

Bluescape Screenshots

Screenshot of Bluescape Collaborative Workspace