e-Builder vs. Sciforma

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
Sciforma
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Sciforma is an Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management software solution for industries and companies of all sizes. Sciforma was designed to support multiple approaches to reinforce consistency at every level of the organization hierarchy to promote efficiency for everyone. Sciforma supports multiple methodologies such as Waterfall, Agile, Critical Chain, Phase Gate and Prince 2.N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderSciforma
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderSciforma
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredRequired
Additional DetailsSciforma licensing is based on the number of users and the features they need.
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Features
e-BuilderSciforma
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
7.3
11 Ratings
2% below category average
Sciforma
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation5.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing7.911 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.311 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings7.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app5.87 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderSciforma
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(11 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderSciforma
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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Sciforma
Yes, definitely. We wanted a flexible but robust software and Sciforma seemed to be the best fit
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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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Sciforma
  • Scheduling tasks.
  • Assigning resources and cost items.
  • Managing a team.
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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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Sciforma
  • The largest con for me is the clunky UI. It's not very intuitive, and has a larger learning curve to become a proficient user.
  • Reports are functional, but could use some improvements.
  • It can be slow at times, and you have to wait to make sure your changes are saved before moving on.
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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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Sciforma
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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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Sciforma
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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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Sciforma
This software allows project and portfolio managers to analyze and prioritize projects based on resource allocation and available effort. It helps you compare the sorecast effort with resource availability. You can email, call or tweet them if you have concerns.
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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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Sciforma
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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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Sciforma
We were looking at vendors but they didn't meet our expectations and weren't flexible enough.
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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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Sciforma
  • Before Sciforma we were running projects out of Excel and emails. Using a cloud based application means that everyone is viewing information in real time.
  • Our executive leadership knows that they have one place to go for a real time status on all of our strategic projects.
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ScreenShots

Sciforma Screenshots

Screenshot of Portfolio SimulationScreenshot of Capacity PlanningScreenshot of Gantt ChartScreenshot of Risk ManagementScreenshot of Time-trackingScreenshot of Demand Management