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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Newforma Project Center

Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Aconex

It seems that Oracle Aconex is particularly well suited for small to medium-sized businesses. For our company size, at least, Oracle Aconex is more than capable of providing all of the operation management needs that we could ever conceivably need. However, I can see how some of its flaws wouldn't work for a larger company.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Newforma Project Center
6.0
Oracle Aconex
8.3
Plan distribution & viewing
Newforma Project Center
5.1
Oracle Aconex
7.9
Plan markups & sharing
Newforma Project Center
3.1
Oracle Aconex
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Newforma Project Center
6.0
Oracle Aconex
8.6
Photo documentation
Newforma Project Center
4.1
Oracle Aconex
8.0
Jobsite reports
Newforma Project Center
7.0
Oracle Aconex
8.5
Document sharing
Newforma Project Center
7.1
Oracle Aconex
9.4
RFI tools
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Oracle Aconex
8.7
Collaboration & approvals
Newforma Project Center
8.0
Oracle Aconex
8.1
As-built drawings
Newforma Project Center
5.1
Oracle Aconex
8.3
Mobile app
Newforma Project Center
3.0
Oracle Aconex
7.0
Submittal design and management
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Oracle Aconex
8.0

Estimating

Newforma Project Center
Oracle Aconex
8.5
Takeoff tools
Newforma Project Center
Oracle Aconex
9.0
Job costing
Newforma Project Center
Oracle Aconex
8.5
Cost databases
Newforma Project Center
Oracle Aconex
8.5
Cost calculator
Newforma Project Center
Oracle Aconex
8.5
Bid creation
Newforma Project Center
Oracle Aconex
8.0

Pros

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Aconex

  • Anything can be easily managed from any mobile device, no matter if it is iPhone or Android.
  • It is a self sufficient platform incorporating cost and schedule with drawings and construction models.
  • It allows us to create digital operation and maintenance manuals necessary for seamless handover.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Newforma Project Center

  • File downloads.
  • User-interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Aconex

  • Mail close out features.
  • Document searching.
  • Document selection for transmittal.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Newforma Project Center

Newforma Project Center 7.0
Based on 1 answer
While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Aconex

Oracle Aconex 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We're delighted with Oracle Aconex's functionality, UX, capabilities, and feature offerings. The only thing that keeps us from giving it a perfect 10/10 is the price. There are other options out there that won't burn as deep of a hole in your pocket, but then again, you get what you pay for.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Newforma Project Center

A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Aconex

I am currently using file sharing such as Egnyte and ShareFile which are useful but don't have much of a transmittal or inmail functionality so I can't really speak to other products in the same league as Aconex. I don't typically like proprietary contractor solutions due to their non-neutrality and embedded agendas, which often are not consistent with the owner's interests.
Mark Potter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma makes it easy to transfer, share, archive, and search extensive data sets in a single GUI
  • For it to be effective, all users in a team must receive a basic training and use it consistently
  • Adoption in the industry is good (A/E); many teams use it consistently. Learning to use it once produces time-saving in subsequent projects
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Aconex

  • Increased accountability for all tracked areas within the platform is very beneficial in our case.
  • A visible increase in process management quality could be noticed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Newforma Project Center

General

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

Oracle Aconex

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Newforma Project Center
8.0
Oracle Aconex
8.7

Support Rating

Newforma Project Center
7.0
Oracle Aconex
9.0

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