e-Builder vs. SpiraPlan

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
SpiraPlan
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SpiraPlan is an enterprise agile project management solution. Some key features include: Requirements Management, Release Planning and Iteration/Sprint Planning. SpiraPlan helps users manage tasks, issues, code, and workflows. Additionally, SpiraPlan includes an enterprise risk management system that is fully integrated with the requirements and project management features.
$5
Per User per Month
Pricing
e-BuilderSpiraPlan
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
1-User
$5
Per User per Month
3-User
$9
Per User per Month
5-User
$9
Per User per Month
10-User
$9
Per User per Month
20-User
$9
Per User per Month
20-User
$89
Lifetime License per Seat
10-User
$99
Lifetime License per Seat
5-User
$119
Lifetime License per Seat
3-User
$133
Lifetime License per Seat
20-User
$6,999
Lifetime License (unlimited seats)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderSpiraPlan
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
e-BuilderSpiraPlan
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
SpiraPlan
-
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-BuilderSpiraPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(11 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderSpiraPlan
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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Inflectra Corporation
We selected SpiraPlan because the workflow allows us to start simple without adopting an entire methodology. It suits small teams and single users really well.
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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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Inflectra Corporation
  • Flexible requirements organisation structure. I'm able to group and sub-group requirements as I see fit.
  • Competitive product pricing. Paying by active use instead of registered user was the winning point.
  • UI is straightforward and easy to use.
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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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Inflectra Corporation
  • Access from South East Asia is rather sluggish. Could be due to server location.
  • Complimentary phone app to do simple tasks (e.g. create tasks, create requirements, add comments) offline would be beneficial because access to the internet can be an issue at the customer's environment.
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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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Inflectra Corporation
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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Inflectra Corporation
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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Inflectra Corporation
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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Inflectra Corporation
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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Inflectra Corporation
Main differentiating factors: 1. Lightweight process 2. Plans based on active users instead of registered users.
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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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Inflectra Corporation
  • Allows us to manage simple IT requirements without major upfront costs. Allows us to expand our process complexity at our own pace.
  • Slow UI response from a South East Asia country can make data entry a drag.
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ScreenShots

SpiraPlan Screenshots

Screenshot of Sprint/Iteration PlanningScreenshot of Customizable Dashboards