Newforma Project Center vs. Pipeline Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Newforma Project Center
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Newforma Project Center is web-based construction project information management software for collaboration. Users can access a drag and drop interface, relate emails to documents, markup and review designs, track meeting minutes and action items, and search across projects. It has mobile accessibility.N/A
Pipeline Suite
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
Newforma Project CenterPipeline Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Newforma Project CenterPipeline Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Newforma Project CenterPipeline Suite
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
6.0
1 Ratings
25% below category average
Pipeline Suite
-
Ratings
Employment history6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
6.0
1 Ratings
24% below category average
Pipeline Suite
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
7.5
1 Ratings
9% below category average
Pipeline Suite
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
7.8
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Pipeline Suite
8.5
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.05 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing6.05 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.05 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Photo documentation9.04 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document sharing10.05 Ratings9.01 Ratings
RFI tools9.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.04 Ratings9.01 Ratings
As-built drawings7.04 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile app3.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Pipeline Suite
8.2
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Job costing7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Bid creation9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Takeoff tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Newforma Project CenterPipeline Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Newforma Project CenterPipeline Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Newforma, Inc.
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.
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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
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Pros
Newforma, Inc.
  • 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.
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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.
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Cons
Newforma, Inc.
  • I have found it difficult to locate audits.
  • Some users have issues while uploading project data.
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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.
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Support Rating
Newforma, Inc.
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.
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Pipeline Suite
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
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Alternatives Considered
Newforma, Inc.
A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
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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
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Return on Investment
Newforma, Inc.
  • 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
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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.
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