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Feature Set Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    8.7

    Cosential

    87%

    iTWO costX

    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%

    iTWO costX

    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%

    iTWO costX

    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%

    iTWO costX

    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%

    iTWO costX

    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%

    iTWO costX

    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%

    iTWO costX

    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%

    iTWO costX

    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%

    iTWO costX

    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
    8.7

    iTWO costX

    87%
    iTWO costX ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Data exportability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Construction Project & Field Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    iTWO costX

    90%
    iTWO costX ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Plan markups & sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Estimating

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    iTWO costX

    90%
    iTWO costX ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Takeoff tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cosential is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Cosential

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    iTWO costX

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating

    iTWO costX

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating

    iTWO costX

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cosential

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

    iTWO costX

    Easy to use, one-stop for all construction-related tasks. The best thing is the split-screen, during the Bill of Quantity verification users can see for what part of the design Bill of Quantity is generated. Auto-updating of Design is another good feature.
    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

    iTWO costX

    • Allows multiple users to work on the same estimate at once. This is huge!! Not only can we team up on a project that has a quick deadline but we can also simultaneously collaborate on database updates.
    • Performs your takeoff on CAD drawings or vector PDFs. Your typical takeoff software does takeoff on an unintelligent PDF. I say unintelligent because the process you go through is simply to trace the boundaries of your shape. This is time-consuming and can lead to mistakes. With CostX your cursor will stick to the line lines and takeoff the exact measurement. This has cut our takeoff time by 75%. The best part is that this is done in the same software as your estimating software. There are a few software's that have takeoff and estimating in one but CostX is the only one the provides CAD smart takeoff.
    • CostX is a lot like Excel. You have the flexibility to set up your workbooks the way your project team thinks. For example, ours is set up to evaluate labor in two ways; productivity (man-hours per widget) or crew hours (3 guys for two days for a given activity).
    • Reports are very flexible and the report writers is much easier than Crystal reports.
    • If you subscribe to the full version of CostX this provides the most powerful feature of them all......Auto-Revisioning. This function will compare two sets of drawings, identify the changes on a color coded drawing, ask for you to approve the changes and then update your estimate and takeoff. You can even use this to produce custom print outs for RFI's show your design team what changed.
    • Your estimating workbooks are live-linked to your takeoff. As you make adjustments to your takeoff your estimate updates accordingly. The workbook has color coded text to hep your team understand whats behind your estimate; Black = manually input, Blue = rates linked to database, and Green = quantity linked to take-off.
    • Full integrated subcontractor comparison. We use to do this in excel to compare multiple bidders across every division.
    • This is also color coded for a streamlined review process; green = quote, blue = estimate, purple = plug, and orange = other.
    • Built in error checking notifies you if you forgot to normalize an item on your subcontractor comparison.
    • In the near future the software will be available online allowing you to use remotely.
    Joshua Wallace | 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

    iTWO costX

    • iTwo Costx has 3D features that may require enhancement in terms of Look and feel perspective.
    • The eye Function section view feature may require enhancement. But I am not sure how much more we can bring it to scale
    • Not seen Cloud base service. So that easy to use from any where.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cosential

    General

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

    Starting Price

    iTWO costX

    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

    iTWO costX

    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

    iTWO costX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    iTWO costX

    We are not aware of another software that has fully integrated take-off, subcontractor comparison, estimating and reporting besides CostX.
    Joshua Wallace | 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

    iTWO costX

    • Easy to Collaborate Between the Team members. Saves a lot of work
    • Integrate with multiple types of data drawing which saves efforts in converting the design.
    • Bill of Quantity export can be done based on the Design section and can share with contractors for Quotes. Instead of just downloading the whole report and then editing for the required pack.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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