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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

Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite is a very niche product, but for anyone who has ever dealt with the construction bidding process, you can understand the need for it. With Pipeline Suite, it is so easy to request bids, share documents and plans, and coordinate schedules for submittals. We are able to prequalify sub contractors and vendors at a faster pace as well with the product
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Newforma Project Center
6.0
Pipeline Suite
8.5
Plan distribution & viewing
Newforma Project Center
5.1
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
Newforma Project Center
3.1
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Newforma Project Center
6.1
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Photo documentation
Newforma Project Center
4.1
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Jobsite reports
Newforma Project Center
7.0
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Document sharing
Newforma Project Center
7.1
Pipeline Suite
9.0
RFI tools
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
Newforma Project Center
8.0
Pipeline Suite
9.0
As-built drawings
Newforma Project Center
5.1
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Mobile app
Newforma Project Center
3.0
Pipeline Suite
7.0
Submittal design and management
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Pipeline Suite
8.0

Estimating

Newforma Project Center
Pipeline Suite
8.2
Takeoff tools
Newforma Project Center
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Job costing
Newforma Project Center
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Cost databases
Newforma Project Center
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Cost calculator
Newforma Project Center
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Bid creation
Newforma Project Center
Pipeline Suite
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

Pipeline Suite

  • Sharing documents and plans with project stakeholders is a piece of cake.
  • The product makes tracking the status of bids so much easier.
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Newforma Project Center

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

Pipeline Suite

  • The onboarding process was difficult for us just because we had some pretty disorganized databases.
  • The product is pricey for small to medium sized firms.
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have found that the customer support team has an understanding of the construction bidding process. They have been able to see issues through our eyes, so to speak, not just through the eyes of a software company. They have always been very timely in their responses and seem to go above and beyond to solve issues
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Newforma Project Center

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

Pipeline Suite

I don't have a lot of personal experience with SmartBid, but from what I hear from other colleagues, Pipeline Suite makes it easier for subcontractors to access documents/plans and to respond to bids. The interface and design of Pipeline Suite is more modern and the user experience is a major upgrade from SmartBid
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

  • We have been able to respond to more bids using Pipeline Suite.
  • Our proposals are more accurate and organized, which has made our projects come under budget more often.
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Newforma Project Center

General

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

Pipeline Suite

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
Pipeline Suite
8.0

Support Rating

Newforma Project Center
7.0
Pipeline Suite
9.0

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