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Likelihood to Recommend

Brightpod

I like Brightpod. We used their previous product, DeskAway, which we actually liked a bit more for our needs (cannot remember why now as we've found workarounds over the last three years!). It is good for us, and we need to organize multiple task lists for multiple clients. We need to be able to monitor task progression and completion, as well as to track time by resource. We need to prioritize and focus our resources, and we need to review time tracking/performance reports. All possible in Brightpod. We especially like the access we can give to clients, which is on a task list basis, so they can see some task lists in their pod but not others, which allows us to not overwhelm them with unnecessary info, but at the same time, accomplish the detailed tracking we need.
Lisa Maier | TrustRadius Reviewer

InEight

My company uses InEight on our largest projects to help us forecast upcoming schedule issues, staffing shortages or overages, and budget problems. On large, years-long projects, I would recommend InEight, because it helps with the organization on both the individual level and project-wide level. It is very good at rolling up the data of many users to get an overall picture of the job and percent complete.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Brightpod
8.0
InEight
Task Management
Brightpod
9.0
InEight
Resource Management
Brightpod
8.0
InEight
Scheduling
Brightpod
8.0
InEight
Team Collaboration
Brightpod
8.0
InEight
Document Management
Brightpod
4.0
InEight
Email integration
Brightpod
9.0
InEight
Mobile Access
Brightpod
9.0
InEight
Timesheet Tracking
Brightpod
9.0
InEight

Reporting & Analytics

Brightpod
InEight
9.3
Dashboards
Brightpod
InEight
9.1
Standard reports
Brightpod
InEight
9.4
Custom reports
Brightpod
InEight
9.1
Data exportability
Brightpod
InEight
9.5

Construction Project & Field Management

Brightpod
InEight
9.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Brightpod
InEight
9.2
Plan markups & sharing
Brightpod
InEight
9.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
Brightpod
InEight
9.2
Photo documentation
Brightpod
InEight
8.7
Jobsite reports
Brightpod
InEight
8.7
Document sharing
Brightpod
InEight
8.9
RFI tools
Brightpod
InEight
8.9
Collaboration & approvals
Brightpod
InEight
8.9
As-built drawings
Brightpod
InEight
9.0
Mobile app
Brightpod
InEight
9.2
Submittal design and management
Brightpod
InEight
8.6
Checklists
Brightpod
InEight
9.2
Meeting Minutes
Brightpod
InEight
9.1
Specifications
Brightpod
InEight
9.2
Change orders
Brightpod
InEight
9.2

Estimating

Brightpod
InEight
9.0
Job costing
Brightpod
InEight
9.1
Cost calculator
Brightpod
InEight
8.9
Bid creation
Brightpod
InEight
9.0

Pros

Brightpod

  • A very visually pleasing layout of projects in a Kanban style view.
  • Keeps all communication on a task or project in one place, so that everyone is on the same page.
  • Great template system for recurring projects like onboarding or deploying a specific service that has a defined timeline.
  • Flexile recurring tasks.
­čî▓Jeremy Huffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

InEight

  • Ease of tracking cost throughout the estimate - The software enables the user to quickly pull up reports and verify, crew hours, equipment hours and the total cost of these items. We can look at our labor and equipment budget on a project in a matter of seconds.
  • Pay item and Proposal Screen columns - This enables the user to quickly look at the overall estimate from a cost and margin standpoint. There are a lot of features to choose from in the columns which give the user choices to share in a group setting when reviewing the final bid proposal. some key elements that we like to use are: Total Cost, Margin, Forecast Qty, Subtotal Amount, Subtotal Description, Lock Price, and Rounding Precision.
  • PBS Screen - This screen is a great resource for quick snapshots at direct and indirect costs on a project. We also use subcontractor and vendor status frequently.
  • Job Properties - This is ultimately one of the best features in the software, it lays the groundwork for each project and gives any user the background for the project.
Chad Opper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brightpod

  • Reports.
  • Team Member workload.
Sunil Shenoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

InEight

  • We would like to be able to workflow documents without them being restrained or maybe have a view that shows restrained and unrestrained as latest/current. We treat our Project Contractor's "As Received" documents as the latest/current whether we've completed our review or not.
  • We'd like users not to be able to reply to the transmittal system generated email address as emails go into unregistered mail
  • Documents - Comments Register - Request to have Default values available for specific fields
  • When we issue reviewed Contractor documents to Teambinder - External Contacts they are required to download the document, download comments (if applicable) and if we've made redline mark ups click on Red Magnifying glass and print document to PDF (and this won't include any comments made with mark up note). They could end up with 3 separate files per document. Also, on the sent transmittal after you select "Download all Transmittal files" button, the "Download All" button only downloads the documents and the "Download Comments" button doesn't include comments made by redline markup. I don't believe this supports the "single source of truth" and could easily lead to confusion. How can I be confident our minor service providers, third parties, government departments etc. will download and use the correct "as returned" version of the document, for example, if it's a drawing we've assigned review code 2 or 3 too they need the drawing and comments to use. TeamBinder document review options consist of:
  • Download: (mark up a hardcopy scan and upload it as an attachment), Redlines: mark up (red-line) the document and make text comments and Text comments: Click the Add/Edit link in the Comments column to add electronic comments to the documents. Teambinder transmittal "Download Comments" should include ALL comments no matter which combination of review options was used. We don't use redlines as we cannot ask our external recipients to produce their own PDF's.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Brightpod

Brightpod 8.9
Based on 3 answers
It's working very well for our organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

InEight

InEight 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Some features with InEight's TeamBinder are worthy of single use, however the review feature and subsequent revision and version numbering could be improved. We will be aiming to roll out the package to encompass our internal documentation in the near future and will be in a better position to judge the usability after that point in time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Brightpod

Brightpod 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Brightpod is easy to use. We have several levels of users, some are from outside the USA and some are here. We needed something that could be used by programmers, coders, technical project managers, marketing individuals, and administrators. We get a thumbs up from all these user types. The system is hardly ever down, so we are able to use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Lisa Maier | TrustRadius Reviewer

InEight

InEight 8.2
Based on 1 answer
InEight's TeamBinder is a cloud based service and is therefore accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. All staff members are able to perform any duties required from the office or at home, in the review workflow to get documents to clients and ensuring that the document meets our internal standards for document presentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Brightpod

Brightpod 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Customer Support was fast and helpful.
Sunil Shenoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

InEight

InEight 8.6
Based on 21 answers
Support is active, responsive and always there for their customers. Although the first setting of the product is not that complicated, technical team is available to help if any issue detected and if any implementation guidance required. The support interaction with customers is excellent allowing the user to feel free asking anything regarding the InEight functionalities.
James Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Brightpod

Brightpod 9.1
Based on 1 answer
SaaS is the way forward :)
Sunil Shenoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

InEight

InEight 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Since the original inception, I have been required to overhaul the system so that it is more user friendly and combines both aspects of our business, documentation and drawings. Being able to control revision and version numbering has been a key struggle that only staff training has been able to mark this as complete.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Brightpod

Brightpod was definitely the most attractive and we felt like it had the least amount of clutter. We hated how Wrike handled recurring tasks. ActiveCollab just seemed to have some complexity that we didn't need. The Brightpod developers are very responsive and were able to fix bugs quickly.
­čî▓Jeremy Huffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

InEight

The platform has great and responsive features, which are even quite simple to customize. The overall quality of the InEight services is the best on any Construction or Engineering projects. The InEight deployment is wide and available through many different environments and is a very effective tool for project financial transactions management.
Martin Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brightpod

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ability to have remote teams
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

InEight

  • the positive impact is that it has helped us better gauge staffing and staff jobs appropriately
  • negative impact is that it takes a lot of time for new users to learn the software
  • the positive impact is that many of our clients use it, making collaboration easier with them
  • positive impact is that we can see our percent complete easier
  • positive impact is that it is easier to share documents to our team internally
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Brightpod

General

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

Brightpod Editions & Modules

Edition
Brightpod$19.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

InEight

General

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

InEight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Brightpod
8.0
InEight
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Brightpod
8.9
InEight
6.4

Usability

Brightpod
8.0
InEight
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Brightpod
9.1
InEight

Performance

Brightpod
7.3
InEight

Support Rating

Brightpod
6.0
InEight
8.6

Implementation Rating

Brightpod
9.1
InEight
5.5

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