e-Builder vs. ZilicusPM

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
ZilicusPM
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Zilicus is an enterprise-level project management solution with capabilities such as meeting management, risk management, and collaboration.
$15
per user
Pricing
e-BuilderZilicusPM
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Yearly Subscription
$15
per user
Monthly Subscription
$20
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderZilicusPM
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe pricing per subscription reduces as number of subscriptions increases; it is also dependent on the duration of subscription.
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Features
e-BuilderZilicusPM
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
ZilicusPM
-
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
ZilicusPM
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
ZilicusPM
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderZilicusPM
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
10.0
(1 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-BuilderZilicusPM
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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Zilicus Solutions
ZilicusPM is suited for any business that has difficulty managing and keeping track of office related work as well as project management. Its an efficient way to manage just about anything necessary. It is well-suited for our office, as structural/civil engineers - we are able to keep track of our projects as well as office/human resources related work.
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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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Zilicus Solutions
  • ZilicusPM is great for an office regarding meetings and site visits. It's hard to keep track manually of where everyone is at. By sharing our calendars through ZilicusPM, we are able to access where someone is within a few seconds!! It is very convenient and less of a hassle.
  • This a great tool to use to manage all documents that enter in and out of our office for certain projects. It is hard to keep track of everything through our office, so this programs helps us manage things very efficiently.
  • This is great for prioritizing! I know many people in our office have an issue to do so. With the Project Issue Management feature, we are able to do this more effectively without causing any stress to our employees!
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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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Zilicus Solutions
  • The only thing I would suggest that needs room for improvement is that you should break down Zilicus PM into different sectors. What I mean by this is that you branch off this program into different areas of expertise like accounting, engineering, etc. Every business is managed differently, so other options should be provided to accommodate each field.
  • Other than that, I am very pleased with this program. It was WELL worth the investment. Saving a lot of time and money spent per worker by using this!
  • N/A
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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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Zilicus Solutions
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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Zilicus Solutions
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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Zilicus Solutions
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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Zilicus Solutions
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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Zilicus Solutions
We have used Microsoft Project for years. We loved it until we found ZilicusPM. ZilicusPM is more efficient and directive in our field. Microsoft Project does not provide as many features as ZilicusPM does. I am extremely grateful for having found ZilicusPM. It was recommended to us by an architectural firm that swore by this software.
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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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Zilicus Solutions
  • A positive impact that ZilicusPM has made is we are able to work more efficiently and prioritize what needs to be sent out, what invoices need to be sent out to clients, where are project engineers at certain time of day, etc.
  • We also have a higher ROI. I am able to manage what invoices need to be sent out without having to track people down for a summary of the work , which is extremely time consuming. I am able to get more invoices out while returning a higher investment for the company.
  • A negative impact it has made is we had to hire someone to manage this software entirely. It is very time-consuming for myself to manage and make sure everything is entered in correctly. We hired someone who is familiar with ZilicusPM and is able to certify all work.
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ScreenShots

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