Constructware (discontinued) vs. e-Builder

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Constructware (discontinued)
Score 2.2 out of 10
N/A
Constructware was a SaaS construction project management product provided by Autodesk. The software was discontinued on October 31, 2021.N/A
e-Builder
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
e-Builder is a cloud-based construction program management solution that manages capital program cost, schedule, and documents. It allows owners to measure and manage the capital project delivery process from planning, design, procurement, construction and operations.N/A
Pricing
Constructware (discontinued)e-Builder
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Constructware (discontinued)e-Builder
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Constructware (discontinued)e-Builder
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Constructware (discontinued)
5.0
1 Ratings
39% below category average
e-Builder
7.4
11 Ratings
0% below category average
Issue tracking & punchlists2.01 Ratings7.911 Ratings
Photo documentation2.01 Ratings5.310 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.01 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Document sharing6.01 Ratings7.911 Ratings
RFI tools6.01 Ratings7.38 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals6.01 Ratings7.311 Ratings
As-built drawings6.01 Ratings7.99 Ratings
Submittal design and management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings7.710 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings8.710 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings5.97 Ratings
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User Ratings
Constructware (discontinued)e-Builder
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(1 ratings)
7.1
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Constructware (discontinued)e-Builder
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Constructware is well suited for many different types of projects in both real estate and infrastructure. However, it is now becoming outdated with the introduction of the BIM 360 platform. I think even Autodesk may plan to slowly stop rolling out subscriptions to Cnstructware since most of its functions are now getting added on to BIM 360.
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Trimble
Well suited for the owner's side of managing multiple projects as it allows for all aspects of a project from development to closeout to be managed on one platform. Not as appropriate for a general contractor as there is better software out there. e-Builder's app is not as effective as others.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Provenance. Keeps track of changes and the people/companies who made those changes.
  • Collaboration.
  • Work [is stored] in the cloud.
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Trimble
  • Provide a document structure that is easy to navigate. All documents, even within a process, are stored in the document structure and easily accessed by those with the correct permissions.
  • Scheduling, especially with the new module is easy. It is helpful with a large organization where many hands touch projects to be able to forecast workloads (we have an in house engineering team who reviews all projects during their design phase)
  • Allows for easy interface with contractors and makes the submittal process more straightforward.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • UI can be improved, as shown by improvements made in BIM 360.
  • Only works well with Internet Explorer.
  • Steep Learning Curve due to confusing UI.
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Trimble
  • The restrictions in formatting, and sorting of information rendered, in a way, affects the reporting output.
  • At certain times of day, e-Builder traffic causes the loading of filtered searches to take a while. This is probably common regardless of the site or software used.
  • More complicated reporting has some limitation, though the program is highly efficient in assisting with simple format reports.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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Trimble
Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
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Trimble
Simple, because have a used it for the past two years, so i'm very familiar with the particular aspects of its program that I need to accomplish my tasks.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
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Trimble
Again, because our technical support is great. He doesn't always answer the phone but he definitely responds to emails fairly quickly. In addition, I like that he actually resolves an issue and I have yet to encounter the same issue twice. Actually, I haven't encountered many issues at all in the two years I have used the software.
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Implementation Rating
Discontinued Products
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Trimble
1. Set up the time to get training on the sytem before you go all in.
2. Listen, ask questions and actually practice using the tools and features while in class. It helps tremendously with becoming comfortable and remembering how things work.
3. Don't be afraid to mess up. They are helpful and will help resolve your issue in a timely manner
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Better than Unifier: 1. Better UI 2. Everything else is about the same Bim360 is now the go-to platform for all functions previously provided by Constructware.
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Trimble
We have not compared other plans since the boss prefers this program from personal experience. But from using this program for 2 years I can see why we don't need to compare. Why fix something that isn't broken? It gets the job done, yes we might run into some issues but I feel like with all companies that can happen
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Saves time.
  • Eases collaboration.
  • Increases accountability.
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Trimble
  • Has added extra steps to processes that were previously easier. And I work for a university that complicates everything
  • Has more than cut in half the time it takes to generate reports about project status
  • Has made project management more efficient
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