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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

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

ProContractor

ProContractor is a great fit if you are looking to make the jump to an ERP (accounting) system that offers a higher level of complexity and controls than what QuickBooks or Xero have to offer. However, some of those increased features of accounting controls, vendor compliance management, project contracting and documentation, come at the cost of lost integrations. ProContractor is completely siloed and does not openly communicate with other platforms (project management, bank accounts, etc).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Marketing Automation

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

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
ProContractor
Task management
Cosential
7.0
ProContractor
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
ProContractor

CRM Reporting & Analytics

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

Customization

Cosential
7.5
ProContractor
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
ProContractor
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
ProContractor

Security

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

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
ProContractor
Social data
Cosential
5.0
ProContractor
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
ProContractor

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
ProContractor
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
ProContractor

Platform

Cosential
7.0
ProContractor
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
ProContractor

Human Resource Management

Cosential
ProContractor
5.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Cosential
ProContractor
5.0
Organization and location management
Cosential
ProContractor
5.0

Payroll Management

Cosential
ProContractor
7.5
Pay calculation
Cosential
ProContractor
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Cosential
ProContractor
5.0
Benefit plan administration
Cosential
ProContractor
5.0
Direct deposit files
Cosential
ProContractor
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Cosential
ProContractor
9.0
Reimbursement management
Cosential
ProContractor
9.0

Asset Management

Cosential
ProContractor
5.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Cosential
ProContractor
5.0

Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
ProContractor
3.8
Dashboards
Cosential
ProContractor
3.0
Standard reports
Cosential
ProContractor
8.0
Custom reports
Cosential
ProContractor
3.0
Data exportability
Cosential
ProContractor
1.0

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
ProContractor
3.3
Plan distribution & viewing
Cosential
ProContractor
4.0
Plan markups & sharing
Cosential
ProContractor
4.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Cosential
ProContractor
3.9
Photo documentation
Cosential
ProContractor
2.6
Jobsite reports
Cosential
ProContractor
3.6
Document sharing
Cosential
ProContractor
2.9
RFI tools
Cosential
ProContractor
3.6
Collaboration & approvals
Cosential
ProContractor
1.0
As-built drawings
Cosential
ProContractor
1.0
Mobile app
Cosential
ProContractor
3.4
Submittal design and management
Cosential
ProContractor
2.7
Change orders
Cosential
ProContractor
7.0

Estimating

Cosential
ProContractor
8.0
Takeoff tools
Cosential
ProContractor
8.0
Job costing
Cosential
ProContractor
6.9
Cost databases
Cosential
ProContractor
6.9
Cost calculator
Cosential
ProContractor
9.0
Bid creation
Cosential
ProContractor
9.0

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

ProContractor

  • Lots of reports available to generate
Ben Morey | 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

ProContractor

  • More of a project management "vibe".
  • Less spreadsheet and complex processes to do things.
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

ProContractor

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

ProContractor

ProContractor 5.9
Based on 4 answers
ProContractor support has gone through good times and bad times. However, now that ViewPoint is owned by Trimble the support has been great and stable. Support is good to respond on average urgency tickets. The only complaint is that for urgent tickets communication can be slow even though the support team is working on the issue.
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

ProContractor

Procore beats Viewpoint hands down but can integrate well with Viewpoint Vista accounting software. I think that if the Viewpoint software was more flexible if they were more interested in patches, updates, and hearing customer feedback in the way the Procore does, that they would actually have the opportunity to corner the market.
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

ProContractor

  • Procontractor allows our company to visualize the site and figure out the problematic areas that can't be seen just from plans.
Matt Snow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

ProContractor

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
ProContractor
4.5

Usability

Cosential
8.0
ProContractor

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
ProContractor
5.9

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