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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

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

Knowify

This is great if only used for job costing.
Sarah Hooley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Marketing Automation

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

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
Knowify
Task management
Cosential
7.0
Knowify
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
Knowify

CRM Reporting & Analytics

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

Customization

Cosential
7.5
Knowify
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
Knowify
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
Knowify

Security

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

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
Knowify
Social data
Cosential
5.0
Knowify
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
Knowify

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
Knowify
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
Knowify

Platform

Cosential
7.0
Knowify
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
Knowify

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
Knowify
6.0
Photo documentation
Cosential
Knowify
7.0
Document sharing
Cosential
Knowify
7.0
RFI tools
Cosential
Knowify
7.0
Mobile app
Cosential
Knowify
3.0

Estimating

Cosential
Knowify
9.0
Job costing
Cosential
Knowify
9.0
Cost calculator
Cosential
Knowify
9.0
Bid creation
Cosential
Knowify
9.0

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

Knowify

  • Job costing.
  • Job tracking.
  • Progressive invoicing.
Sarah Hooley | 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

Knowify

  • Syncing with QuickBooks could be a little better, only syncs to main customer and not projects.
  • Does not have the ability to be used in the field.
  • Cannot collect payment or invoice from the field, only office staff can do this which makes for a lot of missed money collection.
Sarah Hooley | 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

Knowify

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

Knowify

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

Knowify

Knowify does job costing which HouseCall Pro does not, it syncs with QuickBooks a little better than HouseCall Pro but does not allow our technicians to invoice from the field which is crucial.
Sarah Hooley | 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

Knowify

  • Keeps good track of all bills and expenses.
  • It would be nice to be able to see a list of all bills and not have to look under each project/job.
  • Allows us to see if a job is headed south and quickly correct it.
Sarah Hooley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

Knowify

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
Knowify
6.0

Usability

Cosential
8.0
Knowify

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
Knowify

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