e-Builder vs. Jonas Enterprise Construction Management Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 7.2 out of 10
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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
Jonas Enterprise
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Jonas Enterprise Construction Management Software includes integrated service, project, accounting, and operations management. It is used by mechanical contractors, HVAC & plumbing contractors, general contractors, electrical contractors, as well as specialty trade contractors. Features include job costing, construction management, project management, tool crib, subcontractor control, purchase order & procurement, home builder, project scheduler, eTimesheets, work orders, dispatch…N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderJonas Enterprise Construction Management Software
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderJonas Enterprise
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
e-BuilderJonas Enterprise Construction Management Software
Top Pros
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Features
e-BuilderJonas Enterprise Construction Management Software
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
Jonas Enterprise Construction Management Software
8.4
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.610 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.710 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.911 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Photo documentation5.210 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.910 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Document sharing7.911 Ratings8.52 Ratings
RFI tools7.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.311 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings7.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app5.87 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderJonas Enterprise Construction Management Software
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(11 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderJonas Enterprise Construction Management Software
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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Jonas Software
If you are looking for several features under one roof, this is your place. No need to try to integrate third-party applications for the most part. If you are a construction company with job costing and/or a service department, I can't think of a reason that it would not be appropriate. If you are primarily retail then I think another software would be more appropriate.
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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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Jonas Software
  • Payroll - upload Union reports are quick and easy saving time with manual calculations
  • Service Billing - create service calls and invoice direct from module, saving duplicate data entry
  • Job Cost - Tracks costs and revenues for analysing departments, project managers and techs
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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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Jonas Software
  • Contact management. Clumsy and not user-friendly.
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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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Jonas Software
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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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Jonas Software
I think it depends on how much you want to put into it. It is a very powerful program, but sometimes learning everything is overwhelming. There are hidden tricks that you learn when you attend webinars and conferences.
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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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Jonas Software
Most of the time they are pretty quick to respond
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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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Jonas Software
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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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Jonas Software
I feel Jonas was more equipped to handle multi-state, multi-union payroll as well as multi-jurisdiction sales tax. I wasn't interested in third-party support.
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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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Jonas Software
  • With our service department module now being fully integrated (wasn't before), information is more reliable and current. Jonas has helped our bottom line by saving us over 1,000 hours annually in administrative duties.
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