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Score 8 out of 100

Microsoft Project

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Score 8.2 out of 100

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.
Joey Harman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

If you are currently running Microsoft Office 365, this is a good start for project management software. It does an excellent job of managing your basic management and planning process. If you need to run any software in your business, it will not be suitable for you due to lack of integration.
Saqib Seraj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Buildertrend
9.0
Microsoft Project
Plan distribution & viewing
Buildertrend
9.5
Microsoft Project
Plan markups & sharing
Buildertrend
8.9
Microsoft Project
Issue tracking & punchlists
Buildertrend
8.9
Microsoft Project
Photo documentation
Buildertrend
8.4
Microsoft Project
Jobsite reports
Buildertrend
8.9
Microsoft Project
Document sharing
Buildertrend
9.5
Microsoft Project
RFI tools
Buildertrend
8.9
Microsoft Project
Collaboration & approvals
Buildertrend
9.5
Microsoft Project
As-built drawings
Buildertrend
8.7
Microsoft Project
Mobile app
Buildertrend
8.4
Microsoft Project
Submittal design and management
Buildertrend
8.9
Microsoft Project

Estimating

Buildertrend
8.7
Microsoft Project
Takeoff tools
Buildertrend
8.3
Microsoft Project
Job costing
Buildertrend
8.9
Microsoft Project
Cost databases
Buildertrend
8.9
Microsoft Project
Cost calculator
Buildertrend
8.9
Microsoft Project
Bid creation
Buildertrend
8.4
Microsoft Project

Project Management

Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.8
Task Management
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
8.3
Resource Management
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
8.4
Gantt Charts
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
9.0
Scheduling
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
8.7
Workflow Automation
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.4
Team Collaboration
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
8.4
Document Management
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.2
Email integration
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.3
Mobile Access
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.1
Timesheet Tracking
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.9
Change request and Case Management
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.9

Professional Services Automation

Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.9
Quotes/estimates
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.9
Invoicing
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.7
Project & financial reporting
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
8.4
Integration with accounting software
Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
7.4

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.
Cherith DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • I love the Gantt Chart that Microsoft Project offers me, because it provides me with a view from various aspects, it provides me with exact details about the fulfillment of tasks over a period of time, it also allows me to make comparisons with the necessary data and the fulfilled data. by the employees, in order to know exactly if the project's expectations have been met.
  • I love the Gantt Chart that Microsoft Project offers me, because it provides me with a view from various aspects, it provides me with exact details about the fulfillment of tasks over a period of time, it also allows me to make comparisons with the necessary data and the fulfilled data by the employees, in order to know exactly if the project's expectations have been met.
  • The alert system for the fulfillment and delay of assignments is perfect. Microsoft Project allows me to configure the task system, I can assign the necessary tasks to fulfill the project, and the software alerts me immediately if the managers are fulfilling the assignments.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
John Struckmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Buildertrend

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Buildertrend

Buildertrend 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Cherith DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Buildertrend

Buildertrend 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Cherith DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.3
Based on 43 answers
Microsoft in recent years has transformed itself and gives a positive feeling when one interacts with the company. The company is focusing on its customers and willing to go extra mile to make customers happy.The company continues to invest in its products and bringing new features from time to time. Overall it is a positive feeling to be associated with such an iconic company.
Shiva Krishna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Buildertrend

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Andrew Lascano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

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.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Buildertrend

  • The tool has simplified the entire project management process.
  • Materials and cost estimating has been easy with Buildertrend.
  • Scheduling and project processes reporting is also easily one.
  • Through the solution we able to offer the best quality services.
Grace Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • 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.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Buildertrend

General

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

Buildertrend Editions & Modules

Edition
Core$2991
Pro$4991
PremiumContact for quote
  1. per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
Premium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.

Microsoft Project

General

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

Microsoft Project Editions & Modules

Edition
Project Plan 1$101
Project Plan 3$301
Project Plan 5$551
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Buildertrend
8.4
Microsoft Project
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
10.0

Usability

Buildertrend
10.0
Microsoft Project
8.0

Support Rating

Buildertrend
10.0
Microsoft Project
8.3

Implementation Rating

Buildertrend
Microsoft Project
5.0

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