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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.2 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

Raken

Raken is a great way to keep track of the day to day work being done on the job site. It's especially good at keeping all members of the project on the same page and all updated with the most current information on the job. Photos help assist office personnel and Project Managers of the progress on the job site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Newforma Project Center
6.0
Raken
7.4
Plan distribution & viewing
Newforma Project Center
5.1
Raken
5.8
Plan markups & sharing
Newforma Project Center
3.1
Raken
1.6
Issue tracking & punchlists
Newforma Project Center
6.0
Raken
8.0
Photo documentation
Newforma Project Center
4.1
Raken
9.6
Jobsite reports
Newforma Project Center
7.0
Raken
10.0
Document sharing
Newforma Project Center
7.1
Raken
8.4
RFI tools
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Raken
Collaboration & approvals
Newforma Project Center
8.0
Raken
5.7
As-built drawings
Newforma Project Center
5.1
Raken
Mobile app
Newforma Project Center
3.0
Raken
9.8
Submittal design and management
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Raken

Estimating

Newforma Project Center
Raken
5.5
Job costing
Newforma Project Center
Raken
5.5
Cost databases
Newforma Project Center
Raken
5.5
Cost calculator
Newforma Project Center
Raken
5.5

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

Raken

  • Automation
  • Daily reports
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Newforma Project Center

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

Raken

  • I hear some feedback from our field team that occasionally the application is slow or crashes on their devices.
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

Raken

Raken 8.5
Based on 4 answers
The customer service is excellent. They send webinar to watch and material to read to keep you informed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Newforma Project Center

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

Raken

We use both software. Procore, we just recently switched over to. It is a compelling program, but just at a higher price point. Raken is a more affordable option, although they may not have exactly all the features that Procore has. But it does what it needs to pretty well.
Anonymous | 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

Raken

  • Raken is improving communication from the field to the office.
  • It's improving our daily job site documentation.
  • It has improved our timesheet processes, and simplified them.
Spencer Jabbia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Newforma Project Center

General

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

Raken

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
Raken
9.2

Support Rating

Newforma Project Center
7.0
Raken
8.5

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