Contractor Foreman vs. Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Contractor Foreman
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Contractor Foreman is an online construction management software for contractors and boasts users among contractors in more than 75 countries.
$588
per year
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
Score 3.6 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange, part of the Primavera product suite, is offered as a secure, online system for electronically exchanging, reviewing, and archiving design and construction project documentation.N/A
Pricing
Contractor ForemanOracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
Editions & Modules
Basic
$588
per year
Standard
$948
per year
Plus
$1,497
per year
Pro
$1,990
per year
Unlimited
$2,988
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Contractor ForemanOracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlans are based on features and licenses needed. Plus, Pro, and Unlimited plans include a 100-day money back guarantee.
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Community Pulse
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Features
Contractor ForemanOracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
7.8
17 Ratings
1% above category average
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.2
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Employee demographic data7.53 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Employment history8.013 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.117 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.43 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Organization and location management8.43 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)6.45 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
6.6
4 Ratings
14% below category average
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.6
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Pay calculation6.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.44 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment4.51 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.72 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
7.6
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
9.0
24 Ratings
12% above category average
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Dashboards9.223 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports8.923 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Custom reports8.921 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data exportability8.920 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
8.9
25 Ratings
18% above category average
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
8.1
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.05 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing9.215 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.723 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Photo documentation9.525 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.919 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Document sharing9.222 Ratings9.01 Ratings
RFI tools9.317 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals9.120 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile app8.525 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.314 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Checklists9.323 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Meeting Minutes8.13 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Specifications7.54 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Change orders9.223 Ratings8.01 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
9.2
23 Ratings
11% above category average
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
7.8
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Takeoff tools7.62 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Job costing9.522 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost databases9.418 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost calculator9.819 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Bid creation9.720 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Contractor ForemanOracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(28 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Contractor ForemanOracle Primavera Submittal Exchange
Likelihood to Recommend
Contractor Foreman
In this case, CF is the best of the 'OK so far' category in my mind. NONE of the software available today gets close to a truly effective, user friendly GUI and functionality set. I have used 7 different systems over the years, with the top 4 big names having the largest hours operating. Most have less functionality, others are severely overpriced and under featured. Still others are so complicated you need an entire IT department to implement them. Contractor Foreman does much of what it does the absolute best for the money, meaning this is probably the best value for construction management software I'm aware of. I believe I can say with confidence, that if CF does it, it strives to do it well, and continues to strive to get it better. Picking a feature or two that excels is rather pointless in a company with that outlook. THAT is a company I can get behind...
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Oracle
[Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange] is very easy to train new users on it and have everyone on the same page. The daily reminder emails can be a pain but if there are documents needed from a trade it is a great way to remind the the it is in their ball of court to act accordingly and get the documents uploaded because there might be other trades waiting on them.
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Pros
Contractor Foreman
  • Estimates
  • Project management
  • Lead management - tracking where they are in the funnel and having web lead automatically pull into the system.
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Oracle
  • It is very easy to navigate the site and find what you are looking for.
  • They have a great support team.
  • It is easy to remind different trades via notification of there are documents or submittals needed for them.
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Cons
Contractor Foreman
  • Some of the modules like checklists and forms are confusing and hard to use
  • some of the training videos or versions of an old outdated version of the software
  • Would like to see a more efficent way of creating a submittal log generated from a specification book
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Oracle
  • The daily reminder emails can quickly keep filling up your inbox.
  • I can't think of anything else because it is very easy to use.
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Likelihood to Renew
Contractor Foreman
Eliminated the need for our team to log into multiple systems to do their jobs which aligns to our Lean approach
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Oracle
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Support Rating
Contractor Foreman
I rarely give anyone a 9 or 10 rating for service. The main reason for this rating is Contractor Foreman's dedication to improvement. To be completely frank, CF has fallen down on their tech help with me several times, but I am an exceptionally difficult user to service as I tend to use a product up to it's limits and want more. CF has actually addressed these wants several times (after waits that seemed interminable, but were actually pretty damn fast in the reality of software development)
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Oracle
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Alternatives Considered
Contractor Foreman
I've used Buildertrend and Conconstruct near daily for a little over 10 years. They were both pretty solid. But the price kept going up without much value being added to the software. As they grew, they didn't upgrade with the growth, so the sites became slower. Contractor Forman has all the functionality of the others, and several other tools that they don't. There are several tools our company doesn't even use yet that look great. It's not perfect, and the learning curve due to its increased capability is a bit of a challenge. But overall, it is superior in every way that mattered to us, and more affordable.
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Oracle
Procore is a bit more expensive but I think it brings more to the table.
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Return on Investment
Contractor Foreman
  • We don't have to double enter our job information anymore (estimates, bills, labor hours) to show employees what they need to see. Specific access within Contractor Foreman does that for us.
  • It's taken us longer to learn how Contractor Foreman works within itself than we thought it would, so implementation is taking a little longer than ideal. However, we have been learning a lot along the way about the easiest ways to use the workflow that Contractor Foreman has.
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Oracle
  • It has allowed us to manage our submittals better and get the back in a timely manner to schedule projects accordingly and keep the flow going.
  • It can be a little time consuming to get the project data entered but if done right, it is worth it.
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ScreenShots

Contractor Foreman Screenshots

Screenshot of The client portal that lets customers to stay in the loop and know what is going on during all phases of the project.Screenshot of The custom dashboard which allows users to see the data that matters most to them.Screenshot of Stats that keep users informed to help them make use of data.Screenshot of The lead manager, that helps close deals without letting leads fall through the cracks.Screenshot of the Files & Photos screen, where making up plans can be done with Contractor Foreman.Screenshot of Time Cards, that display who is where and what they are doing.