e-Builder vs. Expesite (discontinued)

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
Expesite (discontinued)
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Accruent offers Expesite as a project management platform focusing on the needs of real estate developers, construction, and facilities maintenance.N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderExpesite (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderExpesite (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
e-BuilderExpesite (discontinued)
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
7.2
11 Ratings
5% below category average
Expesite (discontinued)
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Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation5.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing7.811 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.211 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings7.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app5.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Expesite (discontinued)
5.3
1 Ratings
35% below category average
Team Collaboration00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Expesite (discontinued)
7.0
1 Ratings
7% below category average
Invoicing00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderExpesite (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderExpesite (discontinued)
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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Expesite seems to be a good program for a client to communicate with their general contractor. It allows the GC to log in to one portal to handle all forms of communication rather than having to email certain things and use DocuSign for others and follow up via email to make sure that tasks are completed.
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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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  • Provides a dashboard where you can see all jobs that are going on with a particular client.
  • Makes submitting and tracking change order requests simple.
  • Makes tracking the status of pay applications simple.
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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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  • User-friendliness. My biggest gripe about Expesite is that nothing is intuitive. I wouldn't intuitively think to look for anything in the place that I can actually find it. For example, why would I go to my "inbox" to see where all of my jobs are? I would think that would be what the dashboard would be for.
  • I understand it's a security measure, but changing the password so frequently gets challenging and this is the only program that I use that it changes as often as it does..
  • Finding documents on Expesite is a nightmare. As a GC I need to be able to quickly log in and see if there are any brand new documents that I should be aware of, and perhaps I'm just using it wrong, but I haven't found any easy way to do that. It's very frustrating to have to dig through all of the files to figure out what has been updated.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • It has made communicating with our important clients easier by centralizing the communication.
  • It has made submitting change order requests quick and simple.
  • It has helped to speed up the accounting process because we can log in at a glance and see a status.
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