e-Builder vs. Raken

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 7.2 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
Raken
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Raken is a cloud-based daily reporting platform for Contractors.N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderRaken
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderRaken
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-BuilderRaken
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
Raken
8.4
6 Ratings
10% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.510 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.610 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.811 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Photo documentation5.010 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.810 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Document sharing7.811 Ratings8.25 Ratings
RFI tools7.28 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.211 Ratings8.24 Ratings
As-built drawings7.79 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Mobile app5.77 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Raken
8.1
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Raken
8.2
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Raken
8.2
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Raken
8.4
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Raken
8.0
3 Ratings
1% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderRaken
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
8.7
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderRaken
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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Raken
Easy sub-contractor management ability, time tracking, resource planning and the easy tracking of project equipment using Raken is even enjoyable. Team coordination and project comments and recording sharing among the team members, this is a great tool for that.
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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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Raken
  • Great iPhone application - The application makes reporting and adding photos very easy.
  • It's easy to navigate different days and reports. Or to find keywords or subcontractors and when they performed work.
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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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Raken
  • Sometimes the app will run slow or crash on the guys in the field. It doesn't happen too often though.
  • An easier way to download all project Daily Reports at one time.
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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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Raken
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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Raken
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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Raken
Raken has an excellent support team. Raken are pretty prompt with getting back to you. Raken also has a convenient chat feature on their website. All their support members are friendly and are good at helping you understand and resolve your issues.
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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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Raken
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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Raken
Vista is TTI's accounting software program. It is extremely well suited for the construction projects. Team, which is similar to Raken, is more advance however the program is also more expensive.
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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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Raken
  • Less need to travel to each job site.
  • Automated emailed reports to clients reduces the number of meetings/conversations about what is happening on the project.
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