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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage Estimating ranks higher in 6 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Asset Management, Reporting & Analytics, Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Human Resource Management

6.2

Navisworks

62%
8.6

Sage Estimating

86%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Employment history

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

5.5

Navisworks

55%
8.3

Sage Estimating

83%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

4.0
40%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Asset Management

5.9

Navisworks

59%
9.0

Sage Estimating

90%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

5.9
59%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

6.4

Navisworks

64%
9.3

Sage Estimating

93%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

4.0
40%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Standard reports

7.3
73%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Custom reports

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Data exportability

7.4
74%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Construction Project & Field Management

6.9

Navisworks

69%
9.2

Sage Estimating

92%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 14/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

7.6
76%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Plan markups & sharing

6.7
67%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

7.4
74%
12 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

5.1
51%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

4.9
49%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Document sharing

7.1
71%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

RFI tools

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

As-built drawings

7.2
72%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Mobile app

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

4.3
43%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Checklists

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Specifications

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Change orders

6.4
64%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Meeting Minutes

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Estimating

6.6

Navisworks

66%
8.6

Sage Estimating

86%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

6.3
63%
9 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Job costing

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Cost databases

6.4
64%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Cost calculator

7.1
71%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Bid creation

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Navisworks is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Sage Estimating is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Navisworks

87%
16 Ratings
8.0

Sage Estimating

80%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Sage Estimating

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.4

Navisworks

74%
18 Ratings
8.0

Sage Estimating

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

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.
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Sage

Sage Estimating was initially created for the construction industry and many of its current users use it to estimate buildings, but it has adapted quite well for the oil and gas industry. If the user is willing to invest the time and energy to develop and maintain their database, I can see it working for any industry. It is very easy to adjust and adapt the database as estimating methods and project designs change. As an example, our accounting department sometimes changes the way projects are reporting in our accounting software. Because I can go through our 9000 line item database in a couple of days, I am always ahead of the curve and can report my estimates in the format they require.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • 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.
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Sage

  • Same format Spreadsheet
  • Ability to adjust by percentages
  • Ability to separate phases into categories
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Cons

Autodesk

  • 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.
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Sage

  • The program has a fairly antiquated user interface such that someone working in it may not feel like they are working with advanced software.
  • Sage Estimating has absolutely no remote access capability outside running it in a Citrix/RDP environment so users have to be using a fat/full client vs. any hopes of access on a mobile device.
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Pricing Details

Navisworks

Starting Price

$115 Per User Per Month

Editions & Modules

Navisworks editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Simulate$115.001
Manage$285.002

Footnotes

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Sage Estimating

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Sage Estimating editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Sage

    It is a good product and meets all of our needs
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    Support Rating

    Autodesk

    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.
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    Sage

    Sage's support of Estimating is adequate though frankly we rarely need it. Outside of more complex operations such as upgrades and installation problems the program itself is so straightforward that we do not usually have any "issues" and questions that are more about usability can easily be answered in online forums. We trust Sage's capability to answer these questions if needed but rarely use it.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Autodesk

    Navisworks is a master tool if we want to do any 3D model coordination with any trade of a building. It allows us to view our model content with all elements to visualize and understand for certain where our design stands in terms of accuracy and how all things can be assembled on site. Navisworks also comes with a lot of additional tools to make BIM process easy.
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    Sage

    For our needs and after completing a valued score card SAGE has always exceeded our min. requirements
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    Return on Investment

    Autodesk

    • It helps in coordination on BIM projects. We have had major project coordination saving millions on jobs.
    • Helps us win more projects as we can coordinate them
    • Used to use the animation tools for site logistics. Now we use game engines.
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    Sage

    • Manupulation of existing data is very user friendly thanks to "Database Manager".
    • A bit pricey
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