e-Builder vs. Oracle Aconex

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 7.0 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
Oracle Aconex
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Aconex is a cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry which allows the user to quickly find what is needed with a single source of truth for communications, documents, processes, and models. Aconex was acquired and is now supported by Oracle since 2017.N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderOracle Aconex
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderOracle Aconex
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
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Features
e-BuilderOracle Aconex
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
7.1
11 Ratings
6% below category average
Oracle Aconex
8.6
4 Ratings
13% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.410 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.510 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.711 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Photo documentation4.810 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.710 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Document sharing7.711 Ratings8.84 Ratings
RFI tools7.08 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.011 Ratings7.01 Ratings
As-built drawings7.69 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile app5.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Oracle Aconex
8.9
3 Ratings
9% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderOracle Aconex
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
9.0
(5 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-BuilderOracle Aconex
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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Oracle
For outstanding project managing and operational assistance, Oracle Aconex is an incredible program. The budget that suits every project are met and followed. More so, Oracle Aconex takes the permits required, for instance, the insurance permit and the license tracking. The contractor management feature is also encoded on Oracle Aconex, making the investor and the contractor have the same objective.
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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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Oracle
  • Time tracking functionality is amazing.
  • All the features are easy and active.
  • The Cloud services offered by Oracle Aconex is efficient.
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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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Oracle
  • Mail close out features.
  • Document searching.
  • Document selection for transmittal.
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
I am currently using file sharing such as Egnyte and ShareFile which are useful but don't have much of a transmittal or inmail functionality so I can't really speak to other products in the same league as Aconex. I don't typically like proprietary contractor solutions due to their non-neutrality and embedded agendas, which often are not consistent with the owner's interests.
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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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Oracle
  • It has given excellent and fast ROI.
  • Quick delivery of services to our organization.
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ScreenShots

Oracle Aconex Screenshots

Screenshot of Avoid the limitations of manual correspondence with a standardized digital process that provides project-wide access and visibilityScreenshot of Automate and standardize any inspection process with Aconex Field—one mobile app for safety walks, quality checks, defecting, and more.Screenshot of Gain visibility into budgets, forecasts, and projective outcomes to enable early corrective action.