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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    8.7

    Cosential

    87%

    Foundation Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow management

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Territory management

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Channel / partner relationship management

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    7.5

    Cosential

    75%

    Foundation Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email marketing

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%

    Foundation Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Task management

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    8.7

    Cosential

    87%

    Foundation Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pipeline visualization

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customization

    7.5

    Cosential

    75%

    Foundation Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Custom fields

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom objects

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    10.0

    Cosential

    100%

    Foundation Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social CRM

    5.0

    Cosential

    50%

    Foundation Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social engagement

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    5.0

    Cosential

    50%

    Foundation Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Marketing automation

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform

    7.0

    Cosential

    70%

    Foundation Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.8

    Foundation Software

    58%
    Foundation Software ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0
    40%
    1 Rating

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Payroll Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Foundation Software

    80%
    Foundation Software ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Reporting & Analytics

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Foundation Software

    73%
    Foundation Software ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Data exportability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cosential is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Foundation Software is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Cosential and Foundation Software are tied in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Cosential

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.9

    Foundation Software

    89%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Foundation Software

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Foundation Software

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cosential

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

    Foundation Software

    We have been able to use Foundation Software in almost every construction accounting situation. You can tell it was designed for the intricacies of construction accounting. While we have not explored it lately, the project management module was not ideal. Foundation Software knows accounting and is strong in that field. I think they would be best suited to stay within the accounting realm and focus their resources on that arena.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Foundation Software

    • Time saver.
    • Web-based.
    • Work from anywhere.
    Erica Weiner | 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

    Foundation Software

    • Not truly cloud based
    • Remote access is tedious
    • "Customization" is limited
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cosential

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Foundation Software

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    Foundation Software

    Foundation Software 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Foundation Software makes setup and data entry clean and straightforward. Even without prompts, a user would be able to navigate around the basic functions of the software. With a little training and the help manual they provide, a user can learn the system very easily. For those wanting to get deeper into things like queries and dashboards, they offer trainings and conferences that are helpful.
    Anonymous | 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

    Foundation Software

    Foundation Software 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I have used Foundation Software support many times over the last ten years. I have never had an issue they were unable or unwilling to address. Even oddities are handled quickly and resolved efficiently. I have also had customization done and was very happy with the customer support they offered in developing a query and report that would met our unique need.
    Anonymous | 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

    Foundation Software

    Personally,
    I did not have a hand in deciding the software, but for our company is has not
    led to increased productivity or made things easier. It has been more difficult
    for payroll to be inputted correctly and the payroll reports for certified
    payroll often come out incorrect and we need to manually figure out how to correct
    the issues and get them in correctly
    Erica Weiner | 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

    Foundation Software

    • Double input for payroll.
    • Certified payroll reports lacking.
    • Takes more time.
    Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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