e-Builder vs. LoadSpring

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
LoadSpring
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
LoadSpring is a project management solution built specifically for IT teams.N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderLoadSpring
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderLoadSpring
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
e-BuilderLoadSpring
Top Pros
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Features
e-BuilderLoadSpring
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
LoadSpring
-
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
LoadSpring
7.4
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
LoadSpring
7.5
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderLoadSpring
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(5 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderLoadSpring
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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.
LoadSpring is great for managing licenses so that a user who hasn't been utilizing the software can be placed inactive so the license isn't being occupied. Managing services and applications is great. You can easily change access through the management portion of the service. Uptime is also very good.
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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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.
  • Management of sessions.
  • Account/license management.
  • Reliability.
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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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.
  • Self-service account reactivation.
  • Integration of instructions on a per application level.
  • Built in linked help for companies using the software.
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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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.
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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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.
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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.
LoadSpring support is very quick to respond. They have self-service for support which is great for quick fixes on the end-user side of things. They will respond with a good solution and if they need further assistance from an administrator, and they email them so they can assist the end-user with their issue.
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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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.
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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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.
LoadSpring has a great up-time compared to our old hosting service. We haven't had many outages and very few issues while running our concurrent sessions. Automated license management has been great so our active licenses stay very low. I wasn't involved with the purchase and migration but I feel this was the better option.
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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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.
  • Great license manager.
  • Has great up-time for hosting our application.
  • Self service account management is non-existent.
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