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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    8.7

    Cosential

    87%

    InEight

    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%

    InEight

    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%

    InEight

    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%

    InEight

    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%

    InEight

    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%

    InEight

    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%

    InEight

    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%

    InEight

    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%

    InEight

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

    Mobile access

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    InEight

    92%
    InEight ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    8 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    9 Ratings

    Data exportability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    8 Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    InEight

    88%
    InEight ranks higher in 15/15 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    13 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    14 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    12 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    11 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    5 Ratings

    Document sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    15 Ratings

    RFI tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    12 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    13 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    13 Ratings

    Mobile app

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    9 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    9 Ratings

    Checklists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    8 Ratings

    Meeting Minutes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    9 Ratings

    Specifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    8 Ratings

    Change orders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings

    Estimating

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    InEight

    88%
    InEight ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    9 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    10 Ratings

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    10 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cosential is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • InEight is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Cosential

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    InEight

    90%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    InEight

    64%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    InEight

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.3

    InEight

    83%
    27 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    InEight

    55%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cosential

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

    InEight

    My company uses InEight on our largest projects to help us forecast upcoming schedule issues, staffing shortages or overages, and budget problems. On large, years-long projects, I would recommend InEight, because it helps with the organization on both the individual level and project-wide level. It is very good at rolling up the data of many users to get an overall picture of the job and percent complete.
    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

    InEight

    • Ease of tracking cost throughout the estimate - The software enables the user to quickly pull up reports and verify, crew hours, equipment hours and the total cost of these items. We can look at our labor and equipment budget on a project in a matter of seconds.
    • Pay item and Proposal Screen columns - This enables the user to quickly look at the overall estimate from a cost and margin standpoint. There are a lot of features to choose from in the columns which give the user choices to share in a group setting when reviewing the final bid proposal. some key elements that we like to use are: Total Cost, Margin, Forecast Qty, Subtotal Amount, Subtotal Description, Lock Price, and Rounding Precision.
    • PBS Screen - This screen is a great resource for quick snapshots at direct and indirect costs on a project. We also use subcontractor and vendor status frequently.
    • Job Properties - This is ultimately one of the best features in the software, it lays the groundwork for each project and gives any user the background for the project.
    Chad Opper | 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

    InEight

    • We would like to be able to workflow documents without them being restrained or maybe have a view that shows restrained and unrestrained as latest/current. We treat our Project Contractor's "As Received" documents as the latest/current whether we've completed our review or not.
    • We'd like users not to be able to reply to the transmittal system generated email address as emails go into unregistered mail
    • Documents - Comments Register - Request to have Default values available for specific fields
    • When we issue reviewed Contractor documents to Teambinder - External Contacts they are required to download the document, download comments (if applicable) and if we've made redline mark ups click on Red Magnifying glass and print document to PDF (and this won't include any comments made with mark up note). They could end up with 3 separate files per document. Also, on the sent transmittal after you select "Download all Transmittal files" button, the "Download All" button only downloads the documents and the "Download Comments" button doesn't include comments made by redline markup. I don't believe this supports the "single source of truth" and could easily lead to confusion. How can I be confident our minor service providers, third parties, government departments etc. will download and use the correct "as returned" version of the document, for example, if it's a drawing we've assigned review code 2 or 3 too they need the drawing and comments to use. TeamBinder document review options consist of:
    • Download: (mark up a hardcopy scan and upload it as an attachment), Redlines: mark up (red-line) the document and make text comments and Text comments: Click the Add/Edit link in the Comments column to add electronic comments to the documents. Teambinder transmittal "Download Comments" should include ALL comments no matter which combination of review options was used. We don't use redlines as we cannot ask our external recipients to produce their own PDF's.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cosential

    General

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

    Starting Price

    InEight

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cosential

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    InEight

    InEight 6.4
    Based on 1 answer
    Some features with InEight's TeamBinder are worthy of single use, however the review feature and subsequent revision and version numbering could be improved. We will be aiming to roll out the package to encompass our internal documentation in the near future and will be in a better position to judge the usability after that point in time.
    Anonymous | 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

    InEight

    InEight 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    InEight's TeamBinder is a cloud based service and is therefore accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. All staff members are able to perform any duties required from the office or at home, in the review workflow to get documents to clients and ensuring that the document meets our internal standards for document presentation.
    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

    InEight

    InEight 8.3
    Based on 27 answers
    Support is active, responsive and always there for their customers. Although the first setting of the product is not that complicated, technical team is available to help if any issue detected and if any implementation guidance required. The support interaction with customers is excellent allowing the user to feel free asking anything regarding the InEight functionalities.
    James Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cosential

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    InEight

    InEight 5.5
    Based on 2 answers
    Since the original inception, I have been required to overhaul the system so that it is more user friendly and combines both aspects of our business, documentation and drawings. Being able to control revision and version numbering has been a key struggle that only staff training has been able to mark this as complete.
    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

    InEight

    The platform has great and responsive features, which are even quite simple to customize. The overall quality of the InEight services is the best on any Construction or Engineering projects. The InEight deployment is wide and available through many different environments and is a very effective tool for project financial transactions management.
    Martin Smith | 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

    InEight

    • the positive impact is that it has helped us better gauge staffing and staff jobs appropriately
    • negative impact is that it takes a lot of time for new users to learn the software
    • the positive impact is that many of our clients use it, making collaboration easier with them
    • positive impact is that we can see our percent complete easier
    • positive impact is that it is easier to share documents to our team internally
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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