e-Builder vs. SAP Ruum

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
SAP Ruum
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
SAP Ruum is a presented by the vendor as a lightweight project management, task management, and collaboration software, with use cases and templates for marketing, sales teams, HR tasks (e.g. onboarding), or organizing information for sharing with stakeholders.N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderSAP Ruum
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderSAP Ruum
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-BuilderSAP Ruum
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
SAP Ruum
-
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
SAP Ruum
9.2
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Search00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
SAP Ruum
8.9
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Chat00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
SAP Ruum
8.4
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderSAP Ruum
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
9.4
(2 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-BuilderSAP Ruum
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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SAP
Ruum [by SAP] is well-suited for the task creation and assignment with the responsible persons for the follow-ups and collaboration, which can be used for both internal or external projects. Ruum [by SAP] can also be used for internal tasks, milestones, project and workflow management and team management functionalities respectively. Ruum [by SAP] may not be well suited for those who want to use the CRM tools for the related marketing activities management in [a] particular situation.
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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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SAP
  • Ruum by SAP supports brainstorming, and in the end, there is content management.
  • Further, Ruum by SAP helps in task and backlog management.
  • The processes are also well mapped.
  • Goal setting and feedback tracking are also included in the feature.
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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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SAP
  • Mobile device enhancement functionalities
  • Broader integration support with other systems
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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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SAP
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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SAP
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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SAP
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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SAP
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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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SAP
The starting price for Ruum by SAP is very affordable, and there is a free trial, available. Further, Ruum by SAP has all forms of training, which gives full knowledge to people who want to work with the software. Again, backlog management, where feedback is issued on the progress of every task is a major boost from the application.
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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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SAP
  • No code knowledge required for Ruum application
  • Effective collaboration with external parties
  • Better project planning and milestones management
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