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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    8.7

    Cosential

    87%

    Pipeline Suite

    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%

    Pipeline Suite

    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%

    Pipeline Suite

    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%

    Pipeline Suite

    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%

    Pipeline Suite

    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%

    Pipeline Suite

    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%

    Pipeline Suite

    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%

    Pipeline Suite

    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%

    Pipeline Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Pipeline Suite

    85%
    Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 11/11 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
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Photo documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Jobsite reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Document sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    RFI tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Collaboration & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    As-built drawings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Mobile app

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Submittal design and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Estimating

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Pipeline Suite

    82%
    Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cost databases

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cosential is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Pipeline Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Cosential

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Pipeline Suite

    80%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating

    Pipeline Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Pipeline Suite

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cosential

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

    Pipeline Suite

    Pipeline Suite is a very niche product, but for anyone who has ever dealt with the construction bidding process, you can understand the need for it. With Pipeline Suite, it is so easy to request bids, share documents and plans, and coordinate schedules for submittals. We are able to prequalify sub contractors and vendors at a faster pace as well with the product
    Jenna Montgomery | 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

    Pipeline Suite

    • Sharing documents and plans with project stakeholders is a piece of cake.
    • The product makes tracking the status of bids so much easier.
    Jenna Montgomery | 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

    Pipeline Suite

    • The onboarding process was difficult for us just because we had some pretty disorganized databases.
    • The product is pricey for small to medium sized firms.
    Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cosential

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Pipeline Suite

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    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

    Pipeline Suite

    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

    Pipeline Suite

    Pipeline Suite 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I have found that the customer support team has an understanding of the construction bidding process. They have been able to see issues through our eyes, so to speak, not just through the eyes of a software company. They have always been very timely in their responses and seem to go above and beyond to solve issues
    Jenna Montgomery | 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

    Pipeline Suite

    I don't have a lot of personal experience with SmartBid, but from what I hear from other colleagues, Pipeline Suite makes it easier for subcontractors to access documents/plans and to respond to bids. The interface and design of Pipeline Suite is more modern and the user experience is a major upgrade from SmartBid
    Jenna Montgomery | 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

    Pipeline Suite

    • We have been able to respond to more bids using Pipeline Suite.
    • Our proposals are more accurate and organized, which has made our projects come under budget more often.
    Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

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