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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

Great for medium and large construction companies that have a specific salesforce.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

e-Builder

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Cosential
8.7
e-Builder
Customer data management / contact management
Cosential
10.0
e-Builder
Workflow management
Cosential
6.0
e-Builder
Territory management
Cosential
9.0
e-Builder
Opportunity management
Cosential
10.0
e-Builder
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Cosential
10.0
e-Builder
Interaction tracking
Cosential
9.0
e-Builder
Channel / partner relationship management
Cosential
7.0
e-Builder

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
e-Builder
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
e-Builder
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
e-Builder

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
e-Builder
Task management
Cosential
7.0
e-Builder
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
e-Builder

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
8.7
e-Builder
Forecasting
Cosential
6.0
e-Builder
Pipeline visualization
Cosential
10.0
e-Builder
Customizable reports
Cosential
10.0
e-Builder

Customization

Cosential
7.5
e-Builder
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
e-Builder
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
e-Builder

Security

Cosential
10.0
e-Builder
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
e-Builder
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
e-Builder

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
e-Builder
Social data
Cosential
5.0
e-Builder
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
e-Builder

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
e-Builder
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
e-Builder

Platform

Cosential
7.0
e-Builder
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
e-Builder

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
e-Builder
7.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Cosential
e-Builder
6.8
Plan markups & sharing
Cosential
e-Builder
7.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
Cosential
e-Builder
7.2
Photo documentation
Cosential
e-Builder
6.2
Jobsite reports
Cosential
e-Builder
7.2
Document sharing
Cosential
e-Builder
8.1
RFI tools
Cosential
e-Builder
7.9
Collaboration & approvals
Cosential
e-Builder
8.1
As-built drawings
Cosential
e-Builder
6.2
Mobile app
Cosential
e-Builder
5.6

Pros

Cosential

  • Inputting of companies and leads who may become prospects.
  • Creating specific opportunities for construction projects.
  • Tracking opportunities through the entire sales cycle.
  • Inputting detailed notes and activity by the Sales team.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

e-Builder

  • Easy organization once it is set up in the system correctly.
  • On time notifications of updates or changes.
  • Fast submission of invoices for processing. Usually notifies the appropriate personnel shortly after I submit it. Payment is prompt.
Cshiana Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cosential

  • The open software is somewhat difficult to master as an administrator.
  • Report writing could be more intuitive.
  • The company seems to cater to larger users.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

e-Builder

  • We have MS Project 2016 and it doesn't interface with the new schedule module.
  • We have multiple layers of submittal approvals. Additional functionality to reflect how submittals are reviewed would be great.
  • The new schedule module Save button is in a location that is not intuitive to look for. If it could auto save or not be all the way on the upper right hand side, it would be easier to use.
Susan Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

e-Builder

e-Builder 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
Cshiana Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cosential is very intuitive for the AEC industry and has the ability to be customized for your specific needs. The reports are especially helpful, with good visual dashboards.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

e-Builder

e-Builder 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Cshiana Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
My original trainer / implementation specialist was fantastic. That relationship has continued, even though I have been officially handed off to the customer service side. The customer service side seems to have higher turnover than normal, but in general they are also very supportive, although not as responsive as I might like.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

e-Builder

e-Builder 8.1
Based on 4 answers
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.
Cshiana Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

e-Builder

e-Builder 10.0
Based on 3 answers
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
Cshiana Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cosential

Cosential is specific to the A/E industry and is the most intuitive software we found for construction.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

e-Builder

EB is user friendly and stacks up very high, compared to the others.
Giuseppe Sciulli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cosential

  • Allowed for common tracking by business developers in different regions.
  • Helped us quantify effort.
  • Provides great reports for management.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

e-Builder

  • Transparency has helped put team members all in the appropriate "know".
  • The idea that everything is basically kept in one place has helped our project with coordination and planning.
  • Ease of use has helped contribute to time savings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

e-Builder

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
e-Builder
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cosential
e-Builder
9.0

Usability

Cosential
8.0
e-Builder
9.0

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
e-Builder
8.1

Implementation Rating

Cosential
e-Builder
10.0

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