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CoConstruct

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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

Redmine

Redmine is a perfect solution for businesses that are looking for a FREE and open source solution for project management. It is great for teams that are managing numerous tasks or projects at one time. Redmine is easy to set up and is fairly self-explanatory for anyone who is semi tech-savvy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

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

Project Management

CoConstruct
Redmine
7.9
Task Management
CoConstruct
Redmine
9.3
Resource Management
CoConstruct
Redmine
7.6
Gantt Charts
CoConstruct
Redmine
8.3
Scheduling
CoConstruct
Redmine
8.4
Workflow Automation
CoConstruct
Redmine
5.6
Team Collaboration
CoConstruct
Redmine
7.4
Support for Agile Methodology
CoConstruct
Redmine
7.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
CoConstruct
Redmine
8.2
Document Management
CoConstruct
Redmine
8.7
Email integration
CoConstruct
Redmine
9.0
Mobile Access
CoConstruct
Redmine
6.5
Timesheet Tracking
CoConstruct
Redmine
7.7
Change request and Case Management
CoConstruct
Redmine
8.4
Budget and Expense Management
CoConstruct
Redmine
8.1

Professional Services Automation

CoConstruct
Redmine
7.4
Quotes/estimates
CoConstruct
Redmine
7.1
Invoicing
CoConstruct
Redmine
7.8
Project & financial reporting
CoConstruct
Redmine
7.0
Integration with accounting software
CoConstruct
Redmine
7.9

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

Redmine

  • Issue Tracker - Redmine allows in-depth issue tracking complete with workflows and customization.
  • Release Tracker - Redmine allows releases to be tracked by milestones, collecting relevant issues in each milestone.
  • Agile Management - With a few free or low-cost add-ons, Redmine becomes a great tool for Agile project management
Anonymous | 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

Redmine

  • The design and user-interface are a little outdated. It looks like a product that was designed ten years ago and doesn't have a polished look and feel like newer apps have.
  • It's not particularly designed to support agile-based project management methodologies such as Scrum.
Richard Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CoConstruct

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redmine

Redmine 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Redmine is a great product to have in an organization. It's extremely flexible, costs much less to maintain than other alternatives, and as a tool, it is relatively fast to get experienced with. The primary advantages of working with Redmine are: flexible platform, API, open-source and highly configurable, stability.
João Almeida | 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

Redmine

Redmine 6.9
Based on 3 answers
Redmine is free, easy to use and it's everything you could want in a free project management program. The fact that it has wiki integration and that it can track on such a granular level is amazing. Assigning tasks to other users, such as our development team, is fantastic and ensures we are always up-to-date on where we are what - on what projects.
Anonymous | 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

Redmine

Basecamp was very busy and seemed more into the "wow" factor than into being an efficient tool. Redmine has none of the characters or kid-like appearance of Basecamp's model. I found Basecamp to be too cluttered in views and its interactions confusing, making it difficult to find where centrally kept information was.
Redmine has a straightforward no-nonsense default UI, though you can change it how you like of course. The views were designed for simplicity and thinking of the least amount of steps to get to one goal instead of trying to make a pleasing color palette that was overstimulating. I think Basecamp is more geared towards the "chat" aspect whereas Redmine is good for the larger overview of a project.
Ashley Lee | 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

Redmine

  • Positive: Redmine's initial impact is minimal: in terms of Dollars-the cost of acquisition is the price you pay for Electricity, Internet bandwidth and hardware
  • Redmine's REAL cost is time and knowledge: You will need a Linux expert to implement Redmine.
  • Readmine's configuration is also Time intensive, and it's better to augment your current staff, or hire someone directly to implement your Redmine configuration changes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CoConstruct

General

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

Redmine

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoConstruct
9.2
Redmine
8.1

Usability

CoConstruct
Redmine
8.0

Support Rating

CoConstruct
9.8
Redmine
6.9

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