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CoConstruct

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Slack

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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

Slack

When there's a team that spans time zones and continents, Slack is the perfect tool for communication & collaboration. It houses a workplace directory, so any employee can be searched for by name. Sending a direct message to any individual in the company is as simple as finding their name, then typing a message & hitting send! Essentially, it's a hub for all communication -- individual, team, and company-wide announcements can be quickly & easily disseminated using Slack.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

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

Project Management

CoConstruct
Slack
7.9
Task Management
CoConstruct
Slack
7.8
Gantt Charts
CoConstruct
Slack
7.1
Scheduling
CoConstruct
Slack
7.8
Workflow Automation
CoConstruct
Slack
7.7
Mobile Access
CoConstruct
Slack
9.0
Search
CoConstruct
Slack
8.3
Visual planning tools
CoConstruct
Slack
7.8

Communication

CoConstruct
Slack
8.7
Chat
CoConstruct
Slack
9.7
Notifications
CoConstruct
Slack
9.0
Discussions
CoConstruct
Slack
9.1
Surveys
CoConstruct
Slack
7.9
Internal knowledgebase
CoConstruct
Slack
8.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
CoConstruct
Slack
8.4
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
CoConstruct
Slack
8.7
Integrates with Outlook
CoConstruct
Slack
8.3

File Sharing & Management

CoConstruct
Slack
8.1
Versioning
CoConstruct
Slack
7.4
Video files
CoConstruct
Slack
8.3
Audio files
CoConstruct
Slack
8.2
Document collaboration
CoConstruct
Slack
7.8
Access control
CoConstruct
Slack
8.2
Advanced security features
CoConstruct
Slack
7.5
Integrates with Google Drive
CoConstruct
Slack
8.7
Device sync
CoConstruct
Slack
8.5

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

Slack

  • Slack is a solid chat tool that works across a variety of platforms, with a very low barrier for entry: new users can be invited via email, and can use web-based, desktop, or mobile versions of the application.
  • Slack has really captured the zeitgeist of digital culture, including strong support for customizing look and feel (including custom emojis), and a plethora of integrations with popular web-based tools, including Pivotal Tracker and GitHub on the productive side, and Giphy.com on the fun side.
  • Slack continues to refine and improve their product, with new features being rolled out just about every month.
  • Slack offers a great value in their free version of the app, with most of the tool's functionality available for no cost.
Benjamin Plotkin | 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

Slack

  • The sorting of channels - it's a bit confusing, could be better sorted, it would make it easier to search and make it more agile.
  • Search - It could also improve, it is not bad, but in some cases (rare) it is difficult to find the term that you want.
  • Heavy performance in other operating systems - At least in Linux, Slack seems to do a little more machine performance than when it is used on a computer running Windows.
Marcio Vizoli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CoConstruct

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 9.6
Based on 11 answers
We've been thoroughly impressed and hence will renew the application for sure as it's meeting and at times exceeding our exceptions in getting things done. A surely shot application that is recommended for a startup, a small company and also very large enterprise and also for multiple open source projects.
Given the points stated, it's a renew for us.
Harshit Bhattaram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CoConstruct

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 9.0
Based on 26 answers
Everything just works. I think the navigation and usability is quite intuitive. I have never had to look up any information or google how to use a feature of Slack (both in the desktop form and on the mobile app). I've never heard any complaints from our other employees either. I have been asked to remind people how to set up reminders, ironically. Although that itself is really simple too (you type "/remind" and then the reminder details).
Joshua Weaver | 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

Slack

Slack 8.4
Based on 75 answers
  • Slack's help page offers almost everything you need to know about using Slack.
  • It provides options like getting started, using Slack, profiles, preferences, administration and customization of workspace, and roles and rights of the users, a tutorial for the integration of tools into your Slack workspace.
  • Slack also gives an option to contact them where we can report bugs or ask questions by attaching a file and sending a query.
  • The customer support is quite good, whether you are a free user or paid customer, the responses from the support team are very quick and, of course, you get added attention if you are a paying customer.
Amod Shinde | 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

Slack

Atlassian actually ended up shutting down HipChat and partnering with Slack, but these are areas in which I think Slack outperformed HipChat:
  • Better UX
  • Ability to edit messages once they've been sent
  • More functionalities and integrations with different tools
  • Ability to share channels with other organizations
  • Better mobile app
  • Dark mode
Raúl Galera Domínguez | 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

Slack

  • I believe this has increased productivity amongst the team in that we can get immediate responses to issues and questions, allowing us to have a better continuous flow of work
  • Having an easy to use tool like this speeds up on boarding, as new team members can easily learn. They also will have access to all existing resources within the tool
  • We have been able to customize communication groups to include those appropriate, eliminating unnecessary noise regarding areas not relevant to particular team members.
Amy Sternin | 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

Slack

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoConstruct
9.2
Slack
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

CoConstruct
Slack
9.6

Usability

CoConstruct
Slack
9.0

Support Rating

CoConstruct
9.8
Slack
8.4

Implementation Rating

CoConstruct
Slack
10.0

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