e-Builder vs. EPM Live

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
e-Builder is a cloud-based construction program management solution that manages capital program cost, schedule, and documents. It allows owners to measure and manage the capital project delivery process from planning, design, procurement, construction and operations.N/A
EPM Live
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
EPM Live is a PPM (project & portfolio management) platform based on Microsoft™ SharePoint. It offers project management and work collaboration to small and large enterprises. The focus is on helping deliver products successfully, optimize resource utilization, and select the right work. EPM Live is part of the Upland family of cloud-based project, portfolio, and work management software products.
$21
per month
Pricing
e-BuilderEPM Live
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderEPM Live
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
e-BuilderEPM Live
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
7.3
11 Ratings
2% below category average
EPM Live
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation5.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing7.911 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.311 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings7.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app5.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
EPM Live
4.6
1 Ratings
48% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
EPM Live
3.0
1 Ratings
85% below category average
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderEPM Live
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(11 ratings)
1.5
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(3 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderEPM Live
Likelihood to Recommend
Trimble
Well suited for the owner's side of managing multiple projects as it allows for all aspects of a project from development to closeout to be managed on one platform. Not as appropriate for a general contractor as there is better software out there. e-Builder's app is not as effective as others.
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Ignite Technologies
I think EPM Live might be the right solution for a much smaller company, who does mainly business to business material sales. As a software company with a ramped subscription model and heavy use of Salesforce, it was not well suited to our business.
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Pros
Trimble
  • Provide a document structure that is easy to navigate. All documents, even within a process, are stored in the document structure and easily accessed by those with the correct permissions.
  • Scheduling, especially with the new module is easy. It is helpful with a large organization where many hands touch projects to be able to forecast workloads (we have an in house engineering team who reviews all projects during their design phase)
  • Allows for easy interface with contractors and makes the submittal process more straightforward.
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Ignite Technologies
  • Fantastic project management features
  • Cost and Resource management features more than paid for the software
  • Social Collaboration tools improve communication between departments
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Cons
Trimble
  • The restrictions in formatting, and sorting of information rendered, in a way, affects the reporting output.
  • At certain times of day, e-Builder traffic causes the loading of filtered searches to take a while. This is probably common regardless of the site or software used.
  • More complicated reporting has some limitation, though the program is highly efficient in assisting with simple format reports.
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Ignite Technologies
  • This is a solid product. I do not have any suggested changes based on our experience. Cannot understand why there are any negative reviews here. The reviewer(s) must not have given the product a fair chance.
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Likelihood to Renew
Trimble
Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
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Ignite Technologies
The product is just not fitting our needs so we are looking at other alternatives. The system has gone down 3 times in the last 6 months and was down for at least half a day, timesheets have duplicate tasks, and it takes too long to save and submit. When trying to process updates it randomly changes our dates so we have to go back and fix them, sometimes tasks are lost and the system is just very confusing and hard to manipulate
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Usability
Trimble
Simple, because have a used it for the past two years, so i'm very familiar with the particular aspects of its program that I need to accomplish my tasks.
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Ignite Technologies
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Trimble
Again, because our technical support is great. He doesn't always answer the phone but he definitely responds to emails fairly quickly. In addition, I like that he actually resolves an issue and I have yet to encounter the same issue twice. Actually, I haven't encountered many issues at all in the two years I have used the software.
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Ignite Technologies
We get support when needed.
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Implementation Rating
Trimble
1. Set up the time to get training on the sytem before you go all in.
2. Listen, ask questions and actually practice using the tools and features while in class. It helps tremendously with becoming comfortable and remembering how things work.
3. Don't be afraid to mess up. They are helpful and will help resolve your issue in a timely manner
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Ignite Technologies
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Trimble
We have not compared other plans since the boss prefers this program from personal experience. But from using this program for 2 years I can see why we don't need to compare. Why fix something that isn't broken? It gets the job done, yes we might run into some issues but I feel like with all companies that can happen
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Ignite Technologies
EPM was easier to use, with better and simpler UI. The product was also a great combination of price and functionality compared to other tools
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Return on Investment
Trimble
  • Has added extra steps to processes that were previously easier. And I work for a university that complicates everything
  • Has more than cut in half the time it takes to generate reports about project status
  • Has made project management more efficient
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Ignite Technologies
  • We had to pay EPM for a solution that was, for our business, unusable
  • We gained much needed experience in working with third party software vendors
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