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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    8.7

    Cosential

    87%

    Revit

    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%

    Revit

    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%

    Revit

    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%

    Revit

    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%

    Revit

    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%

    Revit

    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%

    Revit

    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%

    Revit

    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%

    Revit

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

    Mobile access

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.7

    Revit

    67%
    Revit ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    4 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    4 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    4 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    4 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    4 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    5 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    3 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Revit

    77%
    Revit ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    4 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    4 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    4 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    4 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    3 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Revit

    74%
    Revit ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    4 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Revit

    71%
    Revit ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    6 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    6 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    6 Ratings

    Data exportability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    7 Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Revit

    73%
    Revit ranks higher in 15/15 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    42 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    37 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    27 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    18 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    14 Ratings

    Document sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    39 Ratings

    RFI tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    20 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    38 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    42 Ratings

    Mobile app

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    16 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    19 Ratings

    Checklists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    6 Ratings

    Meeting Minutes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    5 Ratings

    Specifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    8 Ratings

    Change orders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    7 Ratings

    Estimating

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Revit

    75%
    Revit ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    31 Ratings

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    25 Ratings

    Cost databases

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    19 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    20 Ratings

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    14 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cosential is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Cosential

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.6

    Revit

    86%
    46 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Revit

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating
    6.0

    Revit

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Revit

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Revit

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating
    7.4

    Revit

    74%
    15 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Revit

    90%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    Revit

    50%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Revit

    80%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Revit

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cosential

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

    Revit

    Revit is well suited for creating collaborative projects that are fully integrated into the design and construction document process. We work a lot with engineering firms who also use Revit and the program allows us to fully integrate and coordinate our models together to make sure that everything is correct. I can see where my electrical engineer has placed lighting into the model and same with my mechanical engineer and their HVAC equipment
    Taylor Carter | 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

    Revit

    • 3D Models - It's kind of a no brainer, but the key benefit of Revit is its ability to model in 3D. It's a somewhat complex modeling environment, however, it's not impossible to learn and I have seen users from a range of abilities to effectively model content in Revit.
    • Schedules - 3D is great, but the ability to quantify your geometry is contains valuable data if modeled correctly. If you model how you will build it, Revit has the ability to give very accurate schedules which includes quantities, and any data you would like to incorporate into your model.
    • Industry Standard - Revit is the industry standard. With that being said, it really help to use software that is compatible with other agencies for collaborative model review.
    Forrest Huff | 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

    Revit

    • There are often several ways to draw certain things, but the object will have different capabilities based on the way it is drawn. This can be confusing when trying to use the object.
    • The way objects are drawn is not always user-friendly. This program would be difficult for someone to figure out on their own without having any Autodesk background.
    • There should be a better way to track changes in the model. Often times the architect will not share a model during construction to avoid sending changes that aren't finalized or complete.
    Teresa Fechtel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cosential

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cosential Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Revit

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $305 per month

    Revit Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Monthly$3051
    1-Year$2,4252
    3-Year$6,5503
    1. per month
    2. per year
    3. per 3 years
    Additional Pricing Details
    Pricing available for monthly, annual, or 3-year subscriptions. Longer subscriptions offer greater discounts.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cosential

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Revit

    Revit 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We will almost certainly be renewing all of our current seats of Revit and will likely be adding seats as we look to get more and more of our staff trained and using Revit. The software is starting to become the standard for our projects as we move forward as more and more of our clients are requesting or accepting use of it
    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

    Revit

    Revit 6.0
    Based on 2 answers
    It is a professional environment, but far from easy and overly complex in many places. The system is often too deep in settings and overrides (see Visibility/Graphics in combination with linked files, filters, color overrides and view templates).I don't really like the dialog-in-dialog interface and its spartan looks. But it works well overall if you know what you are doing.
    Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Cosential

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Revit

    Revit 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Revit seems to always be available when I need it. I have not experiences an outage. There are occasions where we need our internal IT department to trouble shoot a file on our Revit dedicated server and that sometimes causes a delay however that is not a software access issue
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Cosential

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Revit

    Revit 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Revit is a fairly graphics heavy piece of software. It is powerful in its capabilities but as a result it takes a lot of the graphics card, the memory, etc. For all that it can do and the specs of my computer I find it pretty good from a performance standpoint
    Anonymous | 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

    Revit

    Revit 7.4
    Based on 15 answers
    Autodesk has always had a good support system in place. There is a massive user base for Revit, and there are thousands of forum threads and other discussions online about any and every problem that you could ever run into. For being such a large program with so many different options, there aren't many roadblocks or pitfalls that users can fall into.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Cosential

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Revit

    Revit 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The training was Revit Essentials and it was very beneficial. I would say that it is best to get the training right before you know you will be using Revit as learning the basis then applying what you learned immediately is the most effective and best value for your money.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Cosential

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Revit

    Revit 5.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The online training is hit or miss. I feel that its better to be live to be able to pace and ask questions to a live person as you are learning hwo to do things. Its not natural to learn Revit especially if you know AutoCAD so my suggestion is the live training
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cosential

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Revit

    Revit 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Implementing Revit as your main drafting software (i.e. moving to BIM from CAD) may be a tough decision if you have learned drafting. It is a different way to approach and think about developing a project. However, if you are able to adapt to a new way of thinking and get used to it by working through a few projects than it is as efficient as CAD in most areas in general and will also be both better/worse in some areas
    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

    Revit

    Revit like AutoCAD can produce both a 3d model & 2 dimensional drawings such as plans, elevations & sections which are required for any design project to be communicated on paper for construction. But unlike AutoCAD, Revit's focus is to build a 3d model that contain smart information for construction. So for Revit the 2 dimensional drawings becomes a byproduct. In addition to the required drawings needed on paper to communicate the design, Revit offers so much more information in the model for all engineering disciplines.
    Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Cosential

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Revit

    Revit 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    While I am not directly involved with the deployment of Revit, it seems that our internal IT department has appreciated the ability to increase or decrease the number of seats. I have never had an issue with the deployment if and when needed, especially regarding the availability of a set
    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

    Revit

    • It's positive. It saves quite a bit of field time when used correctly, and lets us make sure we have proper room for all equipment and ductwork.
    • Helping minimize field 'thinking' time is an immediate add to the bottom line. 1 guy designing on the front side saves down time of 5-10 guys waiting in the field. Cost savings on labor is apparent.
    • Coordination time is also cut down, saving on office time. It's easy to spell out what your plan of attack is. All these savings directly add to bottom line profit by not expending labor.
    Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

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