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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

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

InEight

The In Eight software is best suited for large business models that require a lot of information at your fingertips. The program enables larger firms to adequately bid complex projects that require multiple estimators working in the estimate at the same time. The software would be less suited for smaller firms that can put an estimate together in a relatively short period of time by just using an excel spreadsheet. My advice would be that if your company is going to grow above $20 million per year in gross revenue, you should be looking at using some type of estimating program.
Chad Opper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
InEight
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
InEight
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
InEight

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
InEight
Task management
Cosential
7.0
InEight
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
InEight

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
8.7
InEight
Forecasting
Cosential
6.0
InEight
Pipeline visualization
Cosential
10.0
InEight
Customizable reports
Cosential
10.0
InEight

Customization

Cosential
7.5
InEight
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
InEight
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
InEight

Security

Cosential
10.0
InEight
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
InEight
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
InEight

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
InEight
Social data
Cosential
5.0
InEight
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
InEight

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
InEight
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
InEight

Platform

Cosential
7.0
InEight
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
InEight

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
InEight
7.6
Plan distribution & viewing
Cosential
InEight
7.9
Plan markups & sharing
Cosential
InEight
7.3
Issue tracking & punchlists
Cosential
InEight
7.5
Photo documentation
Cosential
InEight
7.1
Document sharing
Cosential
InEight
8.4
RFI tools
Cosential
InEight
7.2
Collaboration & approvals
Cosential
InEight
7.6
As-built drawings
Cosential
InEight
7.6
Mobile app
Cosential
InEight
7.7

Estimating

Cosential
InEight
8.7
Job costing
Cosential
InEight
8.7
Cost calculator
Cosential
InEight
8.7
Bid creation
Cosential
InEight
8.7

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

  • InEight documents allows our organisation to track the progress of workflows, providing timely notification of any delays or bottlenecks.
  • InEight allows us to management scope and cost change with the change management functionality.
  • InEight Document provides excellent integration with Outlook which significantly improves user satisfaction.
Anonymous | 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

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 7.8
Based on 9 answers
InEight have the ServiceNow ticketing system, which should improve the transparency of outstanding issues. However there is an inconsistency in advice within the help desk support staff (Kevin is excellent) and depending on who is handling the issue often our staff need to follow up with the help desk.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

InEight

InEight 5.5
Based on 1 answer
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

InEight is cheaper than both. It is more functional than Aconex, but not iTWO. InEight's GUI needs the most work to improve.
Andrew Mehegan | 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

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

InEight

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
InEight
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Cosential
InEight
6.4

Usability

Cosential
8.0
InEight
8.2

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
InEight
7.8

Implementation Rating

Cosential
InEight
5.5

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