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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 5.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

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

Newforma Project Center

Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
Newforma Project Center
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
Newforma Project Center
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
Newforma Project Center

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
Newforma Project Center
Task management
Cosential
7.0
Newforma Project Center
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
Newforma Project Center

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
8.7
Newforma Project Center
Forecasting
Cosential
6.0
Newforma Project Center
Pipeline visualization
Cosential
10.0
Newforma Project Center
Customizable reports
Cosential
10.0
Newforma Project Center

Customization

Cosential
7.5
Newforma Project Center
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
Newforma Project Center
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
Newforma Project Center

Security

Cosential
10.0
Newforma Project Center
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
Newforma Project Center
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
Newforma Project Center

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
Newforma Project Center
Social data
Cosential
5.0
Newforma Project Center
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
Newforma Project Center

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
Newforma Project Center
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
Newforma Project Center

Platform

Cosential
7.0
Newforma Project Center
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
Newforma Project Center

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
Newforma Project Center
6.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Cosential
Newforma Project Center
5.0
Plan markups & sharing
Cosential
Newforma Project Center
3.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Cosential
Newforma Project Center
6.0
Photo documentation
Cosential
Newforma Project Center
4.0
Jobsite reports
Cosential
Newforma Project Center
7.0
Document sharing
Cosential
Newforma Project Center
7.0
RFI tools
Cosential
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
Cosential
Newforma Project Center
8.0
As-built drawings
Cosential
Newforma Project Center
5.0
Mobile app
Cosential
Newforma Project Center
3.0
Submittal design and management
Cosential
Newforma Project Center
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

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
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

Newforma Project Center

  • File downloads.
  • User-interface.
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

Newforma Project Center

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

Newforma Project Center

Newforma Project Center 7.0
Based on 1 answer
While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.
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

Newforma Project Center

A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
Anonymous | 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

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma makes it easy to transfer, share, archive, and search extensive data sets in a single GUI
  • For it to be effective, all users in a team must receive a basic training and use it consistently
  • Adoption in the industry is good (A/E); many teams use it consistently. Learning to use it once produces time-saving in subsequent projects
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

Newforma Project Center

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
Newforma Project Center
8.0

Usability

Cosential
8.0
Newforma Project Center

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
Newforma Project Center
7.0

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