e-Builder vs. simPRO

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 6.9 out of 10
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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
simPRO
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
simPRO, headquartered in Brisbane, provides business management software for the trades and services industry. The solution combines field service management with asset tracking and maintenance, project management features with resource scheduling, and invoicing. For enterprises, simPRO helps manage business complexity such as franchises, multiple companies or multiple locations with a tailored simPRO framework that aims to handle complexity while maintaining the simplicity of working with one…N/A
Pricing
e-BuildersimPRO
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuildersimPRO
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-BuildersimPRO
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
simPRO
-
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
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User Ratings
e-BuildersimPRO
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuildersimPRO
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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The simPRO Group Ltd
Very convenient to manage jobs, quotes, and clients' profiles. There is a home for improvement for project management. So far, I am not really happy with the Gantt chart feature, it is not very customizable and we end up with another system for that. It would be also great if there was a project management dashboard where we could have an overview of the most critical projects and their status.
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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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The simPRO Group Ltd
  • Billing: straight from a closed, complete job. Carries overall equipment, hours, takes one click to bill.
  • simPRO retains notes on all emails; notes can be entered by anyone to track communication with clients.
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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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The simPRO Group Ltd
  • Converting quotes into projects.
  • Managing a project in an easy way and managing the labour for a job.
  • having the flexibility to manage labour days and not in just hours.
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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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The simPRO Group Ltd
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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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The simPRO Group Ltd
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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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The simPRO Group Ltd
It is a great option for solar project management. It needs some improvements for real-time one-page reports, inventory management, scheduling and custom views. I believe these will come because they listen to their customers. I would also like to see some better training and not be expected to pay out of pocket for it.
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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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The simPRO Group Ltd
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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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The simPRO Group Ltd
Motorcentral, a software that is part of Trade Me and helps car dealer to manage their stock. Based on my experience, simPRO has way more features and better customer service. Motorcentral doesn't have help to keep most tasks under one system, the only real advantage is that they integrate with the car dealer website so that the stock is always up to date.
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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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The simPRO Group Ltd
  • Increased team collaboration.
  • Increased inventory awareness.
  • Decreased down time between jobs.
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