Deltek Project Information Management vs. FastPIPE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Deltek Project Information Management
Score 7.3 out of 10
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Empower teams to be more efficient so they can spend more time on billable work. Specifically designed for the AEC industry, Deltek Project Information Management (PIM) is presented by the vendor as the one source of truth for corporate and project information, to provide easy access to the latest versions of emails, documents and drawings.N/A
FastPIPE
Score 10.0 out of 10
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FastPIPE is a construction and estimation software offering from FastEST, Inc.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Project Information Management
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
FastPIPE
8.5
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Photo documentation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Project Information Management
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Ratings
FastPIPE
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Testimonials
Deltek Project Information ManagementFastPIPE
Likelihood to Recommend
Deltek, Inc.
We liked the automation associated with filing e-mails. The ability to search within the body of documents within the platform was also a great feature and very powerful. Unfortunately, the program often hung up and didn't work and we were not aware that it was not functioning until several days went by. As far as the document management piece of the program, our staff found it very clumsy and burdensome. That resulted in them not using the system the way it was intended.
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FastEST, Inc.
It's absolutely well suited to anyone needing accurate piping takeoff and laboring estimates, with great reporting and up to date pricing. I love that I didn't need to spend time trying to update the price logs. It's easy to learn, and works well in a large or small environment, and lends itself to more than just estimating, but becomes a good project management tool as well. Fantastic software.
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Pros
Deltek, Inc.
  • It was great for e-mail management
  • It was useful for the transfer of large documents
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FastEST, Inc.
  • FastPIPE was very fast to learn, very straight forward and user-friendly. It's easy to use and teach new interns and project engineers how to quickly takeoff sections to backup change orders or assist in heavy bid load.
  • It's fantastic at keeping up to date on price changes. I'd get updates often, and they were usually within 2-3% of our discount prices with local vendors. In the few instances it wasn't, FastPIPE was very easy to adjust or factor for project costs.
  • Is great at being able to pull up reports and graphs and track different materials and labor costs for factoring. We bid on a lot of high rise residential buildings, so we do takeoff by floor. It would give detailed reports per page as opposed to just a lump sum. Very detailed so it was easy to adjust per our project approach.
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Cons
Deltek, Inc.
  • It is not user friendly
  • Cloud version is very unstable
  • It is very expensive
  • It does not integrate with Deltek Vision the way we were told it would
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FastEST, Inc.
  • It was a trick or two learning how to upload prints correctly, I think that interface could be a bit easier, but it's already better than most of the competition.
  • Might be nice to have easier labor factoring, in case we want to pre-load our own instead of MCA time factors for piping labor
  • It would auto update upon opening occasionally. It's fairly fast, but I prefer to OK that in case I just need to come up with something quickly and don't want to wait.
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Alternatives Considered
Deltek, Inc.
When we purchased Deltek PIM we were told that it integrated well with Deltek Vision; however; once we implemented the program we found out that it was only a one-way flow of information. Also Deltek kept turning off various functionality within the program that would have allowed for better integration between the programs
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FastEST, Inc.
I've used the quote soft piping takeoff as well, and it's just not as easy to use or update. Basic methodology and interaface is similar, but it's more 'clunky' to use, is harder to keep updated and to upload PDF's for takeoff, and it's just not as streamlined or user friendly. Akin to comparing driving a truck to a sports car. The Fast Pipe is really smooth and easy to function in.
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Return on Investment
Deltek, Inc.
  • Cost prohibitive to small firms
  • No flexibility for payment terms
  • We were tied to a 3 year term on a program that we hated
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FastEST, Inc.
  • Best impact is time saved. It's so much faster to do bid takeoff and hit the ground running
  • Being able to 'draw in' on design-build and being able to print my takeoff has been helpful when turning the job over so the field install understands the approach taken to get the job.
  • Ease of use and learning has made it much more cost effective to bring new people up to speed.
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ScreenShots

Deltek Project Information Management Screenshots

Screenshot of Find drawings, correspondence and submittals from one location in a matter of seconds through Deltek PIM’s capability of applying automatic, smart logic to indexing when saving a file.Screenshot of Eliminate hours wasted every day managing and organizing project emails through smart email publishingScreenshot of Apply version control so everyone is working from the latest files, ensuring accuracy on every projectScreenshot of Equip teams to access and capture project site data from mobile devices, reducing office administrative tasksScreenshot of Monitor status of defect items with an insightful dashboard to keep projects and teams on track