e-Builder vs. Flow

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 7.1 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
Flow
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Flow Technologies in British Columbia offers the Flow task management app, featuring a range of tools like kanban board, checklist, timeline, and other features for tracking projects from start to finish.N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderFlow
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderFlow
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
e-BuilderFlow
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
Flow
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation4.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing7.811 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.111 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings7.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app5.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Flow
9.2
7 Ratings
19% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.47 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings6.57 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Flow
9.8
4 Ratings
27% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderFlow
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
9.6
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderFlow
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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Flow Technologies
If you are used to using apps such as Slack, Box or Harvest, you will have an easy time getting use to Flow's UI. Drag and drop features, messaging between users, @tagging for notifications that alert you not only on your desktop but your as well email are particularly useful. If you need projects done fast and easily between multiple teams this is a great application for your business. A particular scenario where Flow is NOT suitable would be if you are used to working soley from your phone. Flows mobile app is slow, not user friendly at all and hard to navigate. Also, you cannot use a mobile site because it directs you to using the app. This IMO is a great desktop project manager, but NOT mobile.
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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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Flow Technologies
  • Design: very easy to discern what is important at a glance. The UX just works; it's very well thought out.
  • Ease of use: onboarding was a breeze. Was up and running in less than an hour.
  • Support: in-app support is great, nice website too to find exactly the solutions we needed.
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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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Flow Technologies
  • Better integration with Google Calendar -- it could be a bit clunky
  • The mobile app didn't have as much functionality as one would like - you had to download two apps to access the features used on a desktop version
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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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Flow Technologies
No answers on this topic
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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Flow 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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Flow Technologies
No answers on this topic
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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Flow Technologies
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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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Flow Technologies
Flow, unlike Trello, offers its users a more organized interface and much more complete tools to carry out project management, which is why I consider that for the management of business projects of medium or large companies this tool covers the needs of each. In addition, its ease of use makes it much easier to adapt to this tool because it does not require a very learning curve
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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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Flow Technologies
  • Our biggest issue prior to flow was scrambling at the last minute to meet a project deadline. Flow has helped us manage tasks towards a deadline to execute more successful events and projects.
  • Since Flow is being used across our entire organization, the speed at which we can collaborate cross-departmentally has increased. This is especially true of our communication and collaboration with our Marketing team.
  • Flow has allowed our leadership team to be able to see the progress of a project at any time just by looking at that projects dashboard. This has both given them confidence as well as let them know when they need to intervene.
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