Newforma Project Center vs. QuoteSoft

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Newforma Project Center
Score 7.4 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
QuoteSoft
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
QuoteSoft is a construction and estimation software offering from Quote Software.N/A
Pricing
Newforma Project CenterQuoteSoft
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Newforma Project CenterQuoteSoft
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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Newforma Project CenterQuoteSoft
Top Pros
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Features
Newforma Project CenterQuoteSoft
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
QuoteSoft
-
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
23% below category average
QuoteSoft
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets6.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
7.5
1 Ratings
7% below category average
QuoteSoft
8.5
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Custom reports7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings8.01 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
QuoteSoft
8.8
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.05 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing6.05 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.05 Ratings9.01 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 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app3.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
QuoteSoft
8.2
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Job costing7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Bid creation9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Takeoff tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Newforma Project CenterQuoteSoft
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Newforma Project CenterQuoteSoft
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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Quote Software
Quotesoft again is very well suited to any estimating department. I recommend a large screen monitor, but it's far more convenient than the old quick pen table or other methods. It's been great for jobs post mortem as well, we'll go back over as builds and make sure we captured and adjust estimates or change orders. It's also great for illustrating changes, and having all be very accurate.
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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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Quote Software
  • Once you're over the learning curve, it's fantastic at getting accurate material takeoff. Because one is working off the real PDF prints of the project, it's very easy to get a good material list and takeoff.
  • Excellent for giving options of transitions and allowing the user to account for the actual 3rd dimension of the project by being able to click and add the sections needed to transition between floors.
  • The speed in which the user is able to takeoff is so much faster than traditional methods, and more accurate and easier to use than the other options on the market. Prints out great reports showing materials and hours, and lets you color code the systems while estimating so you know you aren't duplicating efforts.
  • Very flexible as far as how it adjusts for your desired estimate. You can identify per floor, side of the building, system, etc.
  • Allows for fast on the fly adjustments of sizes, materials and types of transitions with ductwork.
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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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Quote Software
  • I'd prefer an 'all in one' as opposed to modules. I believe it's offered in that fashion but it was a touch more expensive. I was able to negotiate a footage takeoff tool for piping, to make it easier and more economical to our specific use, which is 95% dry side hvac estimating.
  • Would be great if it could be preloaded with Smacna or MCA factors for labor, and also would be great if there was a faster way to update material costs. You do need to stay on top of your material factors and make adjustments per the price of steel and other consumables. The industry has been stable lately, but if for some reason you were lax in updating labor and material factors, you could be off on the estimate. That's true of ANY software or even standard old school estimating approach.
  • It does require a dongle and a per seat license. The one drawback I don't care for, in a small company with tight cash flow, I do have estimators sharing the seat and scheduling takeoff around each other. Pretty standard though.
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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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Quote Software
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Alternatives Considered
Newforma, Inc.
A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
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Quote Software
We were looking at this, as well as quick pen, and other industry standard programs like Wendes. QuoteSoft was far more versatile, user friendly and has proven to be the right choice. No specific equipment outside of a bigger monitor, ease of use, and tech support as well as the online training aspect was fantastic. Felt well supported while we rolled it out.
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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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Quote Software
  • First positive impact is time saved. We're able with our small team to estimate..ACCURATELY far more projects, thus winning more projects.
  • Accuracy once we had our factors programmed is fantastic. It's tightened up our material and labor hours and made us more competitive
  • Definitely has had a great return on investment. Helping to land more projects out of the sheer amount of available time to bid more, as well as being more confident in material costs.
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