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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

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Marketing Automation

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

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
Revit
Task management
Cosential
7.0
Revit
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
Revit

CRM Reporting & Analytics

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

Customization

Cosential
7.5
Revit
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
Revit
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
Revit

Security

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

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
Revit
Social data
Cosential
5.0
Revit
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
Revit

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
Revit
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
Revit

Platform

Cosential
7.0
Revit
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
Revit

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
Revit
8.2
Plan distribution & viewing
Cosential
Revit
8.3
Plan markups & sharing
Cosential
Revit
8.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
Cosential
Revit
8.0
Photo documentation
Cosential
Revit
7.8
Jobsite reports
Cosential
Revit
8.3
Document sharing
Cosential
Revit
7.2
RFI tools
Cosential
Revit
7.9
Collaboration & approvals
Cosential
Revit
8.2
As-built drawings
Cosential
Revit
9.1
Mobile app
Cosential
Revit
8.3
Submittal design and management
Cosential
Revit
9.6

Estimating

Cosential
Revit
8.3
Takeoff tools
Cosential
Revit
7.7
Job costing
Cosential
Revit
8.2
Cost databases
Cosential
Revit
8.7
Cost calculator
Cosential
Revit
7.9
Bid creation
Cosential
Revit
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

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

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 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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

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 7.7
Based on 12 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

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

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

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

Cosential Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Revit

General

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

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.

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