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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

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

NoteVault

It's is absolutely well suited for all daily reporting/documentation needs, also since it essentially 'self archives' you can revisit past projects by logging into the admin panel faster than going to my own archived job files. It saved our skin by documenting where a bad GC Superintendent had been giving false information to the office, and we were able to prove our conditions/progress and alleviate the issue. It's very well suited for large projects, and ongoing projects. A bit less suited for small fast service type projects. We keep one 'service' job open to document the fast turn over stuff to alleviate that issue.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Marketing Automation

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

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
NoteVault
Task management
Cosential
7.0
NoteVault
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
NoteVault

CRM Reporting & Analytics

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

Customization

Cosential
7.5
NoteVault
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
NoteVault
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
NoteVault

Security

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

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
NoteVault
Social data
Cosential
5.0
NoteVault
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
NoteVault

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
NoteVault
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
NoteVault

Platform

Cosential
7.0
NoteVault
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
NoteVault

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
NoteVault
9.1
Photo documentation
Cosential
NoteVault
9.1
Jobsite reports
Cosential
NoteVault
9.1

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

NoteVault

  • As a delay has occurred in the field, the foremen are able to report it immediately. The project manager now gets this information as it happened, not just trying to remember the next time they talk or see each other.
  • As an RFI arises, the foremen can ask their questions immediately so that the PM can address it right away.
  • We input our manpower on a daily basis, which helps us project where we are as it pertains to hours on a job.
Glen Nelson | 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

NoteVault

  • Difficult to bring back reports from the archives. I don't archive any more; I just sequentially date my projects and keep them all live.
  • Notevault is set up for normal work shifts. But I mostly work night shifts from about 10 pm to 6 am. You then have to sort and filter the notes from two separate "days" in the system to get a coherent report from a single night shift. I live with it, but I don't like it.
Michael Quaid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NoteVault

NoteVault 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It flat works and has paid for itself quickly.
Mike Petrich | 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

NoteVault

NoteVault 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Simple use of functions. Majority of people can become familiar with this product fairly quick
Jason Burdette | 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

NoteVault

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

NoteVault

I have used both Raken and NoteVault. It is my preference to use NoteVault due to the simplicity of it. Raken tended to be a bit cumbersome. I did not like the photo features used with Raken as opposed to the very simple straight forward approach with NoteVault
Derek Boatwright | 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

NoteVault

  • Daily reports get published the following day after downloaded to NoteVault.
  • From an executive standpoint, I am able to track the progress of each project on a daily basis and to be able to focus my efforts to the project that needs help.
Steve Rosenfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

NoteVault

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
NoteVault
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cosential
NoteVault
9.1

Usability

Cosential
8.0
NoteVault
8.6

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
NoteVault

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