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15 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 6.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks

Navisworks is a key tool if doing any 3D model coordination with other trades. It will allow you to view your model content with others to know for certain that your design is accurate and can be assembled. Navisworks also comes with a lot of additional tools to make this process easy.
Aaron James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor is a great solution for contractors. In the construction industry, many companies fail because they are not tracking actual costs to budget. Sage 100 allows for this tracking. It enables a contractor to identify where change orders might be applicable.
Tina Antolik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Navisworks
7.3
Sage 100 Contractor
5.7
Plan distribution & viewing
Navisworks
7.9
Sage 100 Contractor
Plan markups & sharing
Navisworks
8.4
Sage 100 Contractor
Issue tracking & punchlists
Navisworks
8.0
Sage 100 Contractor
5.0
Photo documentation
Navisworks
6.3
Sage 100 Contractor
Jobsite reports
Navisworks
6.5
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
Document sharing
Navisworks
7.3
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
RFI tools
Navisworks
5.4
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
Collaboration & approvals
Navisworks
7.5
Sage 100 Contractor
5.0
As-built drawings
Navisworks
7.9
Sage 100 Contractor
Mobile app
Navisworks
6.8
Sage 100 Contractor
Submittal design and management
Navisworks
8.7
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0

Estimating

Navisworks
5.7
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Takeoff tools
Navisworks
5.9
Sage 100 Contractor
Job costing
Navisworks
7.0
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Cost databases
Navisworks
7.0
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Cost calculator
Navisworks
4.5
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Bid creation
Navisworks
4.0
Sage 100 Contractor

Pros

Navisworks

  • Model Viewing, the navigation tools are really easy to use for walking through the model, especially if viewpoints are set up for key locations.
  • The take-offs work really well and can be very quick and easy if the model was built right.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

  • Payroll processing using Sage Timesheets. Makes online timesheets available to an employee anywhere he/she has an internet connection. This results in better record keeping.
  • Project costing. Between what I do in Sage and what I do in Sage Timesheets, I can project cost in minutes instead of making the data work in the clumsy and time consuming way it is done using just the Sage 50 or 100.
  • Project reporting is now streamlined using the same pairing of software.
Katherine McGookey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Navisworks

  • A link to BIM 360 Model Coordination is a serious shortcoming. It used to be easy to link to models loaded to BIM 360 Glue for more in depth clash detection.
  • I would have liked the ability to export a simulation created in Navisworks to 3DS Max for a more immersive animation with decent material mapping and better animation tools.
  • I would like to be able to view/create BIM 306 Docs/Field issues directly in Navisworks. In the current workflow we have to use other file formats to work within BIM 360. It would be more productive to be able to navigate the model through Navisworks and to create viewpoints and issues from within Navisworks.
Roelie Oelofse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

  • The Equipment management feature needs some serious updates. Searching for specific equipment shouldn't be this difficult. Example Lets say I'm looking for a "12' step ladder". If don't type in the name of the item exactly it will not return. So if I searched for "ladder" or "step ladder" my "12' step ladder" would not appear.
  • The entire system is not very intuitive or user friendly. At least not what you would expect from a sophisticated program in 2017
  • Needs a mobile application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks

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Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The cost of Sage 100 Contractor software is relatively inexpensive compared to some higher-priced options like Foundation and Microsoft Dynamics GP. But more importantly, the cost of implementing new software is costly. Implementation costs include testing and training. There are also risks involved with switching software such as missing data after conversion. Plus, there are always some unknown downsides to switching that are not apparent until the switch is made such as perceived capabilities that really don't exist. For these reasons, we will likely stay with Sage 100 Contractor for a long time. If we grow (say double) in size, we would consider other options.
Tina Antolik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Navisworks

Navisworks 7.4
Based on 9 answers
Autodesk owns Navisworks, and it seems to have a pretty good support network. A lot of the troubleshooting or support information is provided through an online database, so you most likely would not be getting any personal attention with your issues. Since there are so many users for Navisworks, there is a lot of information on the web.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If we ever have issues with Sage 100, the live chat is an awesome tool. However, most of our live chat inquiries are not because of the issues we have, but more for us to better understand how we are supposed to use the software. Sometimes we ask ourselves "what if we" and if we need guidance, the live chat will provide us with the answers or resources to figure out what we need. They always follow up to ensure the problems we encounter have been fixed. If our issue is an indicator of an upgrade that could be made, Sage 100 C offers a way to submit the idea for review and improvement of the software.
Tina Antolik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Navisworks

It can integrate many different types of file formats of all types of design including architectural, structural, interior, MEP. It has good ability to make walk through videos and make it inclusion with the timeline. Clash detection is the main feature which sets it apart from the other software. No other programs has as effective clash detection as Navisworks.
Malhar Modi, LEED AP, CMIT | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

It is top of the line for the cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Navisworks

  • In operations, the clash detection feature has been very positive.
  • In preconstruction/estimating, it's been positive, but I can't say there is a direct indication of a positive ROI. It does, however, help with the precon/estimating process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 100 Contractor

  • It's had mostly a positive impact - solutions to my problems with accounting integrity.
  • Solutions for happier employees because they have portable time sheets. This makes me happier because I've made it work so I have less to do.
  • I can quickly report on any project with a combination of software.
Katherine McGookey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sage 100 Contractor

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks
9.0
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0

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