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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
Pipeline Suite
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
Pipeline Suite
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
Pipeline Suite

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
Pipeline Suite
Task management
Cosential
7.0
Pipeline Suite
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
Pipeline Suite

CRM Reporting & Analytics

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

Customization

Cosential
7.5
Pipeline Suite
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
Pipeline Suite
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
Pipeline Suite

Security

Cosential
10.0
Pipeline Suite
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
Pipeline Suite
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
Pipeline Suite

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
Pipeline Suite
Social data
Cosential
5.0
Pipeline Suite
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
Pipeline Suite

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
Pipeline Suite
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
Pipeline Suite

Platform

Cosential
7.0
Pipeline Suite
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
Pipeline Suite

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
Pipeline Suite
8.5
Plan distribution & viewing
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Photo documentation
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Jobsite reports
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Document sharing
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
9.0
RFI tools
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
9.0
As-built drawings
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Mobile app
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
7.0
Submittal design and management
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
8.0

Estimating

Cosential
Pipeline Suite
8.2
Takeoff tools
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Job costing
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Cost databases
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Cost calculator
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Bid creation
Cosential
Pipeline Suite
8.0

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

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

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

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

Pipeline Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
Pipeline Suite
8.0

Usability

Cosential
8.0
Pipeline Suite

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
Pipeline Suite
9.0

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