e-Builder vs. Nifty

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 6.9 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
Nifty
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Nifty consolidates projects, work, and communications in one place. Nifty simplifies and automates the tracking of project milestones, communications with teammates and clients, collaborative document creation, and more in a centralized workspace! Nifty enables organizational oversight across projects and teammates with project & team workload overviews. With communications, project management, and workflow collaboration centralized in one place, teams can consolidate their workday as well…N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderNifty
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderNifty
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequired$89 simple flat-rate pricing
Additional Details
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Features
e-BuilderNifty
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
7.1
11 Ratings
7% below category average
Nifty
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation4.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing7.711 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.011 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings7.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app5.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Nifty
9.6
3 Ratings
22% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings9.53 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings9.53 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings9.53 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Nifty
9.3
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.72 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderNifty
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
8.9
(3 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-BuilderNifty
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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Nifty
I've found myself recommending Nifty to other business owners as well as for personal use. I've personally found it to be invaluable when it comes to:
  • Daily / Weekly / Monthly / Quarterly recurring tasks
  • Creating templates for company processes such as new product creation, marketing strategy, on-boarding, quarterly goals, content management
  • Having forms zapped into a new task from multiple locations ensuring they're never overlooked
  • Having clear milestones and timelines for projects
  • Communicating on projects, tasks, and just in general
  • Assigning different components of projects to different people
  • Creating prior requirements that must be completed before completing the task
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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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Nifty
  • An overview of project timelines and milestones.
  • One-on-one or group conversations.
  • Tracking the status of projects and tasks.
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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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Nifty
  • Time Expense could be improved since we cannot edit the previous/past time logs entered.
  • Lacks expense management and Purchase order management functionality
  • Newest product updates are not always stable and I had to reach Nifty's support team a couple of times in the past to fix the issues with new updates e.g. our document management and meeting integrations had to be re-authorized
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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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Nifty
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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Nifty
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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Nifty
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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Nifty
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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Nifty
There's no comparison. Nifty does what all of these do all in one place (with the exception of Slack's community aspect with hashtagging - not sure if Nifty can do this, never tried) Nifty even has the ability to import directly from many other platforms - I've personally imported projects from Trello and Asana, saving tons of time in migration.
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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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Nifty
  • Consistent communications.
  • Staying on project schedule.
  • Aligned projects with business strategies.
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ScreenShots

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