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Score 9.1 out of 100

Microsoft Project

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CoConstruct

CoConstruct allows users to work with ease regarding project estimates, specifications, selections, bids, change orders, budgets, etc. with no double entry. A subscription includes the fully integrated financial system for streamlining scheduling, communication, client and subcontractor portals, files, photos, to-dos, time clock, job log, warranty, and more. The construction industry requires detailed attention to both the office and job-site. Users can easily schedule, organize and maintain information throughout the construction process. Subcontractors may require some training or orientation if they are not familiar with the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

If your organization uses office productivity tools from Microsoft, it is no brainer to use Microsoft Projects. The tool integrates well with other Microsoft tools. It is the most popular project management tool and most people with expertise on this tool are available in the market. For some projects we hire contractors and we find most contractors are well versed with this tool, so it makes easier for us to hit the ground running.
Shiva Krishna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

CoConstruct
8.0
Microsoft Project
Plan distribution & viewing
CoConstruct
8.2
Microsoft Project
Plan markups & sharing
CoConstruct
7.3
Microsoft Project
Issue tracking & punchlists
CoConstruct
8.6
Microsoft Project
Photo documentation
CoConstruct
9.1
Microsoft Project
Jobsite reports
CoConstruct
8.7
Microsoft Project
Document sharing
CoConstruct
7.2
Microsoft Project
RFI tools
CoConstruct
7.9
Microsoft Project
Collaboration & approvals
CoConstruct
8.6
Microsoft Project
As-built drawings
CoConstruct
7.0
Microsoft Project
Mobile app
CoConstruct
7.5
Microsoft Project
Submittal design and management
CoConstruct
8.2
Microsoft Project

Estimating

CoConstruct
7.2
Microsoft Project
Takeoff tools
CoConstruct
5.7
Microsoft Project
Job costing
CoConstruct
7.9
Microsoft Project
Cost databases
CoConstruct
6.4
Microsoft Project
Cost calculator
CoConstruct
7.6
Microsoft Project
Bid creation
CoConstruct
8.3
Microsoft Project

Project Management

CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
8.0
Task Management
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
8.6
Resource Management
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
8.6
Gantt Charts
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
9.0
Scheduling
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
8.7
Workflow Automation
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
7.7
Team Collaboration
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
7.6
Support for Agile Methodology
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
7.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
7.8
Document Management
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
8.1
Email integration
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
7.9
Mobile Access
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
7.2
Timesheet Tracking
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
7.9
Change request and Case Management
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
8.1

Professional Services Automation

CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
8.0
Quotes/estimates
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
8.0
Invoicing
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
7.6
Project & financial reporting
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
8.4
Integration with accounting software
CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
8.2

Pros

CoConstruct

  • The integration of all aspects needed to run a remodeling company efficiently: project scheduling and management, financial planning and customer service. Since it’s an all-in-one suite and cloud-based, it enables our team to keep track of all our projects in real-time. Communication breakdown is the last thing we want, so being on the same page is not only desirable but makes for the best possible relationship with our clients.
  • Product education - We like how CoConstruct helps new users and get them to start using the tool right away. The dashboard resource materials are incredibly useful. We don’t have to spend a lot of time training new hires on the system and onboarding new clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Being a Microsoft product, Project integrates extremely well into the Microsoft family of applications!
  • Furthermore, the user interface is similar to other Microsoft applications. Therefore, there is a valuable familiarity out of the box.
  • Project is incredibly detail-oriented and always receiving valuable updates. Project Online is now the cloud-based version of Project.
  • Scheduling works really well for the most part. One can be extremely detailed with Gannt charts and other project management metrics!
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CoConstruct

  • Internal Communication - CoConstruct lacks the ability to tag-team members for internal communication using @mentions or any other means. This has been crippling for us and forced us to use alternative software for communicating among our team members.
  • Pipeline Management - CoConstruct's lead-tracking system feels clunky and hard to navigate and doesn't provide a pipeline view that's easy to navigate. We have moved our Pipeline Management outside of CoConstruct to make it easier for our sales team to track leads.
  • CRM - CoConstruct doesn't offer anything for customer follow-up after projects are completed. This, in addition to the lack of an effective pipeline system, has led to our decision to use Hubspot as our CRM. Moving projects into CoConstruct for Design and back our after Production.
Alison McLennan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Expertise Needed: The software is not always easy to use or intuitive. I took several Project courses, on top of my project management certifications, to understand the software better. While all the elements are there for anyone familiar with standard project management processes, it takes experience and training to really get the best out of the software.
  • Collaboration: Project does not work well with multiple users simultaneously. There's no real-time updating, and if we had multiple project managers, there'd be no way to work together on the same projects.
  • Price: Project is expensive, largely due to it being an industry standard.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CoConstruct

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I am very happy with the software and am definitely get use out of it.
Josh Rice, MBA, ACSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CoConstruct

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.1
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

CoConstruct

CoConstruct 9.8
Based on 10 answers
The support staff is brilliant; they don't operate on Australian time, so you can't just dial up support when you need it. The response times are quick, and the staff is knowledgeable. They are also well versed in most of the differences between buildings in the US and the building in Australasia. Despite their funny accents and strange use of the English language, we get by just fine!
Craig Jolly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.1
Based on 38 answers
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.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CoConstruct

We utilize CoConstruct because it doesn't forget the close relationship with a client. Other software performs well in project management, but so often they epitomize the adversarial relationship in construction between the contractor and the client. CoConstruct tries to put all the players on the same team. However, remember that CoConstruct may not be the right fit if you are a large enterprise and are looking to connect multiple pieces of software together.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

In all cases where I didn't use Project, i used an application given by Excel freely as a template, when you open Excel 2013 or higher. It is basically a Gantt chart, with several capabilities built in. All what is necessary for you to do in order to quickly get a basic Gantt chart, is to create a basic Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), including names assigned to each task and the estimated number of hours that will be expanded on each task. This information is filled in the lower side of an Excel sheet displayed in landscape view. On the upper portion of the sheet, a Gantt chart is immediately created. It is a very simple tool, no learning curve required and is free. I do like it a lot and use it a lot, since lately I'm involved in many simultaneous projects, however, each one of them has a short span, not exceeding two weeks.
Fred Abraham, P.Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CoConstruct

  • CoConstruct has reduced our time spent estimating.
  • CoConstruct has increased profitability by capturing communication details and preventing important items from being overlooked.
  • CoConstruct has led to more referrals, as customers are pleased with the software and the way it helps them stay informed about their project.
Alison McLennan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • We are currently only now opening the door to these opportunities but do see ways to implement and save in areas that include a reduction of man power and gaining efficiencies and reducing cost and schedule by providing more real time relevant data to our project team which will allow them to make better informed and timely decisions.
Jason Leidig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Microsoft Project

Pricing Details

CoConstruct

General

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

Microsoft Project

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoConstruct
9.2
Microsoft Project
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
10.0

Usability

CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
8.1

Support Rating

CoConstruct
9.8
Microsoft Project
8.1

Implementation Rating

CoConstruct
Microsoft Project
5.0

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