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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    8.3

    Buildertrend

    83%

    Microsoft Project

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Buildertrend ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    9.2
    92%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    6.3
    63%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    7.8
    78%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document sharing

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    RFI tools

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    9.2
    92%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile app

    7.8
    78%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Estimating

    6.6

    Buildertrend

    66%

    Microsoft Project

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Buildertrend ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    7.8
    78%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job costing

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost databases

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    5.1
    51%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bid creation

    3.5
    35%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project Management

    Buildertrend

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Microsoft Project

    75%
    Microsoft Project ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    107 Ratings

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    104 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    104 Ratings

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    106 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    83 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    96 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    80 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    80 Ratings

    Document Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    77 Ratings

    Email integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    82 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    68 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    73 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    63 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    83 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    Buildertrend

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Microsoft Project

    75%
    Microsoft Project ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    54 Ratings

    Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    46 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    74 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    50 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Buildertrend is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • Microsoft Project is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Buildertrend

    81%
    8 Ratings
    8.2

    Microsoft Project

    82%
    108 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Buildertrend

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Project

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Buildertrend

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Microsoft Project

    80%
    6 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Buildertrend

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    Microsoft Project

    82%
    70 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Buildertrend

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    Microsoft Project

    50%
    2 Ratings

    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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    Microsoft

    Microsoft Project is the perfect platform for medium and large companies. I do not recommend this software for small businesses, because all its functions in the work plans are high cost and this would cause the small business to not perform well in the use of MS Project in the long term. It is very easy to use software, it allows adding, modifying and eliminating all kinds of assignments and tasks for all employees, it allows monitoring the progress of all projects in real time and it also shows the gaps in the planned project. It has a very good performance, it does not take up many computer resources and all the information is stored in sync with the Office 365 service. It occasionally has crashing problems, but this is something that does not affect users as much.
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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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    Microsoft

    • It is part of Office365 subscription. The look and feel is similar to other tools like excel. Helps in creating project plans, Gantt charts, work break down structures etc.
    • Helps in resource allocation and tracking the projects. There is an option to use it to capture timesheets too.
    • Helps project managers in producing weekly status reports and integrates well with other collaboration tools like Skype, sharepoint etc.
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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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    Microsoft

    • Seems overly complicated for users sometimes in using Project and its functionalities
    • Hard to share files for those folks who do not have MS Project, and then have to print out for them
    • Can be confusing since it looks and feels like MS Excel
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    Pricing Details

    Buildertrend

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Buildertrend editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Core$2991
    Pro$4992
    PremiumContact for quote3

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Premium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.

    Microsoft Project

    Starting Price

    $10 per user/per month

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft Project editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Project Plan 1101
    Project Plan 3302
    Project Plan 5553

    Footnotes

    1. per user/per month
    2. per user/per month
    3. per user/per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Buildertrend

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
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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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    Microsoft

    Microsoft Project was for many years the reference tool when you were talking about project management software, even if it has some gaps. However, in the last several years, other tools emerged and covered those gaps and are getting more and more users. Microsoft needs to keep up with the trends as they did with adding Project Server. However, that needs a significant rework.
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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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    Microsoft

    I’m giving MS Project an 8 because in general this is a solid scheduling program. It’s definitely designed with the professional in mind, and they have done well preparing the program to integrate with their other Microsoft products. The program is a workhorse so if you have serious scheduling needs then I would highly recommend MS Project.
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    Implementation Rating

    Buildertrend

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    I wasn't part of it so I don't know
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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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    Microsoft

    While many of the above tools are extremely well-versed, Microsoft Project's largest advantage comes from it being related to the largest business productivity company in the world. Project does have its sharing limitations - but regardless, offers one of the most robust tools in the market today. Microsoft Project is built with large-scale projects in mind but is more than up to the task for smaller projects as well. However, there are options available (especially cloud-based options) that may be more fitting for higher-level projects that do not require going into the weeds.
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    Return on Investment

    Buildertrend

    • Reporting on the costing of bids that have turned into jobs
    • Release notes on what is changing for features or different services that Buildertrend is now supporting.
    • I really enjoy seeing how your platform has changed for the better over the last two years
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    Microsoft

    • Project saved me, as the project manager, countless hours of digging through tickets and schedules to plan everything out. It also saved me time in adjusting the project triangle as needed, since it does so much automatically.
    • It is costly, and since it requires extensive training to master, it's not just the high licensing cost that you need to take into account.
    • The reporting features - even just printing out Gantt charts - makes it far easier to communicate with stakeholders. That means less time for PMs doing all of this manually, and it means less follow-up questions and delays moving forward.
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