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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

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

iSqFt

iSqFt is very helpful for both contractors and subcontractors. You are able to easily access the project information such as plans and specifications. We are a specialty subcontractor and we like that we are able to access what electricians are interested in the project so we know who to send our bids to.
Tammy Gutierrez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Marketing Automation

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

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
iSqFt
Task management
Cosential
7.0
iSqFt
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
iSqFt

CRM Reporting & Analytics

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

Customization

Cosential
7.5
iSqFt
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
iSqFt
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
iSqFt

Security

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

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
iSqFt
Social data
Cosential
5.0
iSqFt
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
iSqFt

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
iSqFt
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
iSqFt

Platform

Cosential
7.0
iSqFt
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
iSqFt

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
iSqFt
8.3
Plan distribution & viewing
Cosential
iSqFt
8.6
Plan markups & sharing
Cosential
iSqFt
9.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
Cosential
iSqFt
7.0
Photo documentation
Cosential
iSqFt
9.1
Jobsite reports
Cosential
iSqFt
9.9
Document sharing
Cosential
iSqFt
9.5
RFI tools
Cosential
iSqFt
9.1
Collaboration & approvals
Cosential
iSqFt
9.1
As-built drawings
Cosential
iSqFt
9.1
Mobile app
Cosential
iSqFt
1.0
Submittal design and management
Cosential
iSqFt
9.1

Estimating

Cosential
iSqFt
10.0
Takeoff tools
Cosential
iSqFt
10.0
Job costing
Cosential
iSqFt
10.0
Cost databases
Cosential
iSqFt
10.0
Cost calculator
Cosential
iSqFt
10.0
Bid creation
Cosential
iSqFt
10.0

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

iSqFt

  • Addendum Notifications
  • Project Details (Address, GC, Owner, Architect)
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

iSqFt

  • The formatting and sizing of the font can be a little clunky at times. The main tabs at the top (Home, Projects, Prequalification, Administration) are rather large while the tabs within the project (Dashboard, Details, Bidder/Packages, etc..) are a little small. For those engineers who spend all day looking at computers and have failing eyesight, this can get to be a pain since the format is also spread out while being small font. If you zoom in to read, it cuts out a lot of the other sections you'd like to see.
  • Things are only updated on the project details if they are manually entered. If the company that enters the project into the system only fills out the minimum amount of detail, some of the function of the detail tab is rendered useless. Some of these inputs include value range, number of building, number of stories, total area, etc. which is used by some subcontractors for budget purposes and internal statistics on jobs that are bidding. So what you get out of this section is all that the owner of the projects wants to put in.
  • There is a button to submit an RFQ or general question but you must be a subscriber to the software to enter a question. Otherwise it's a long process of going up the chain of command to submit. This makes it confusing for the team fielding the questions since they are coming from different chains of communication. I've had jobs where my questions were completely missed because of this.
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

iSqFt

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

iSqFt

iSqFt 10.0
Based on 4 answers
I rarely have to call support, but when I do, they are great! Very knowledgeable and friendly!
Tammy Gutierrez | 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

iSqFt

iSqFt is the better choice over Procore, iSqFt is a lot better than Procore all the way around even with its slow download speed.
Steve Cole | 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

iSqFt

  • More Opportunities
  • Better Organization
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

iSqFt

General

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

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