Buildertrend vs. Deltek Project Information Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buildertrend
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
BuilderTrend is a construction management system. It includes functionality for pre-sale, project management, financial management, and customer management processes. It also provides mobile accessibility.
$299
per month
Deltek Project Information Management
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Empower teams to be more efficient so they can spend more time on billable work. Specifically designed for the AEC industry, Deltek Project Information Management (PIM) is presented by the vendor as the one source of truth for corporate and project information, to provide easy access to the latest versions of emails, documents and drawings.N/A
Pricing
BuildertrendDeltek Project Information Management
Editions & Modules
Core
$299
per month
Pro
$499
per month
Premium
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildertrendDeltek Project Information Management
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPremium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.
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Features
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Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
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Ratings
Deltek Project Information Management
8.3
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildertrendDeltek Project Information Management
Likelihood to Recommend
3.1
(8 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildertrendDeltek Project Information Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Buildertrend
Buildertrend was made for a specific industry (building) and so I would recommend it to anyone in that industry, with the exception of Sales and Marketing. But for everything else from the financing to the permitting to the construction and all else, Buildertrend is exactly what our team has used and will ALWAYS use. Even with our decision to use other systems for Sales and Marketing, we have never given one thought to taking Buildertrend out of our process. We will always be with Buildertrend.
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Deltek, Inc.
We liked the automation associated with filing e-mails. The ability to search within the body of documents within the platform was also a great feature and very powerful. Unfortunately, the program often hung up and didn't work and we were not aware that it was not functioning until several days went by. As far as the document management piece of the program, our staff found it very clumsy and burdensome. That resulted in them not using the system the way it was intended.
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Pros
Buildertrend
  • Manages in one place - crucial for organization.
  • Professional, across the board it provides companies with a seamlessly organized and flawless presentation - to subs/vendors/owners/etc.
  • Time Saver - you don't have to dig around through files/create templates/flip through your contact binder - it's all there.
  • Practical tools- designed for contractors. You get what you need - period.
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Deltek, Inc.
  • It was great for e-mail management
  • It was useful for the transfer of large documents
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Cons
Buildertrend
  • I think that the CRM component could use some development.
  • I think that tracking "tasks" or "to do's" could use some development.
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Deltek, Inc.
  • It is not user friendly
  • Cloud version is very unstable
  • It is very expensive
  • It does not integrate with Deltek Vision the way we were told it would
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Usability
Buildertrend
Fantastic usablity. Buildertrend is an amazing tool that offers superior customer service and attention to detail that is unmatched. I will continue to use them for years and I know they will make growing my company a possibility. I highly recommend for companies that want to streamline their business.
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Deltek, Inc.
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Support Rating
Buildertrend
I highly recommend. The only suggestion I have would be to offer a free trial. They do offer a 30 day money back guarantee. The price point isn't daunting if you have had a 100 % no strings attached/no effort to cancel or try to remember to get your money back - no strings attached chance to try out the product. Especially for such a big purchase decision, I think Buildertrend would see an incredible increase in sales. They have the value and companies just need a chance to see it first hand.
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Deltek, Inc.
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Alternatives Considered
Buildertrend
BuilderTrend allows me to see a full view of all my jobs in one place. I picked it for this reason. I wanted a solution that subcontractors would be able to use without having to do anything except open their email to get the information they needed to get the job done on time. I've made it so simple that everyone I work with wants to use BuilderTrend. In fact, most of the subcontractors I work with have implemented BuilderTrend because they saw how easy my day to day operations are.
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Deltek, Inc.
When we purchased Deltek PIM we were told that it integrated well with Deltek Vision; however; once we implemented the program we found out that it was only a one-way flow of information. Also Deltek kept turning off various functionality within the program that would have allowed for better integration between the programs
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Return on Investment
Buildertrend
  • The prior year cost me roughly $4300, which was barely reasonable for my volume. Some clients liked the format, some hated it and didn't participate. In my experience, few subcontractors or suppliers embraced the program, severely limiting the effectiveness.
  • For the coming year the fees would have exceeded $17,000, far too much for a program with limited client, employee, and subcontractor appeal with as small a volume as I have.
  • Honestly, for the last year, I feel they've been a burning tire hung around my neck and I regret not cancelling them in early 2019, I'd have $10,000 more in my pocket and no significant negative impact.
  • I did appreciate the daily log as a way to report on progress, but less than half my clients made use of this option.
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Deltek, Inc.
  • Cost prohibitive to small firms
  • No flexibility for payment terms
  • We were tied to a 3 year term on a program that we hated
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ScreenShots

Buildertrend Screenshots

Screenshot of Homeowner PortalScreenshot of Summary PageScreenshot of Schedule // Gantt ChartScreenshot of Photos

Deltek Project Information Management Screenshots

Screenshot of Find drawings, correspondence and submittals from one location in a matter of seconds through Deltek PIM’s capability of applying automatic, smart logic to indexing when saving a file.Screenshot of Eliminate hours wasted every day managing and organizing project emails through smart email publishingScreenshot of Apply version control so everyone is working from the latest files, ensuring accuracy on every projectScreenshot of Equip teams to access and capture project site data from mobile devices, reducing office administrative tasksScreenshot of Monitor status of defect items with an insightful dashboard to keep projects and teams on track