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Score 8 out of 100
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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

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating was initially created for the construction industry and many of its current users use it to estimate buildings, but it has adapted quite well for the oil and gas industry. If the user is willing to invest the time and energy to develop and maintain their database, I can see it working for any industry.It is very easy to adjust and adapt the database as estimating methods and project designs change. As an example, our accounting department sometimes changes the way projects are reporting in our accounting software. Because I can go through our 9000 line item database in a couple of days, I am always ahead of the curve and can report my estimates in the format they require.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Newforma Project Center
6.0
Sage Estimating
5.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Newforma Project Center
5.1
Sage Estimating
Plan markups & sharing
Newforma Project Center
3.1
Sage Estimating
Issue tracking & punchlists
Newforma Project Center
6.0
Sage Estimating
Photo documentation
Newforma Project Center
4.1
Sage Estimating
Jobsite reports
Newforma Project Center
7.0
Sage Estimating
Document sharing
Newforma Project Center
7.1
Sage Estimating
RFI tools
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Sage Estimating
Collaboration & approvals
Newforma Project Center
8.0
Sage Estimating
5.0
As-built drawings
Newforma Project Center
5.1
Sage Estimating
Mobile app
Newforma Project Center
3.0
Sage Estimating
Submittal design and management
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Sage Estimating

Estimating

Newforma Project Center
Sage Estimating
7.6
Takeoff tools
Newforma Project Center
Sage Estimating
3.0
Job costing
Newforma Project Center
Sage Estimating
8.0
Cost databases
Newforma Project Center
Sage Estimating
9.0
Cost calculator
Newforma Project Center
Sage Estimating
9.0
Bid creation
Newforma Project Center
Sage Estimating
9.0

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

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating is very good at providing the users (and eventually clients) with a clean, well broken down estimate of how we have come up with a specific bid amount. It allows consistency among our different precon managers in how they present the final numbers of a bid.
  • The way Sage Estimating presents itself to a precon manager/user allows ease of use from the very start such that someone can build a bid with very little training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Newforma Project Center

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

Sage Estimating

  • Interface to other BIM applications
  • Reports are lacking
Robin Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Newforma Project Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good product and meets all of our needs
Ross Kleypas | 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

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Sage's support of Estimating is adequate though frankly we rarely need it. Outside of more complex operations such as upgrades and installation problems the program itself is so straightforward that we do not usually have any "issues" and questions that are more about usability can easily be answered in online forums. We trust Sage's capability to answer these questions if needed but rarely use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Newforma Project Center

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

Sage Estimating

For our needs and after completing a valued score card SAGE has always exceeded our min. requirements
Robin Peterson | 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

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating software is superior in almost every way to using spreadsheets. I have used both methods to estimate projects and much prefer estimating software. Using this software I can estimate an entire compressor station in under an hour. It literally takes seconds to generate the estimate; and then I spend the rest of the time adjusting and reviewing it. This saves hours of time and allows me to produce hundreds of estimates a year.
  • We maintain a high level of accuracy by using Sage Estimating. While there are always outliers, most of our estimates fall well within the accuracy range of the class of estimate we produce. (Our accuracy ranges are based on AACEI guidelines.) Overall, our projects generally fall within +/- 5% of the budget.
  • The accuracy and quality of the estimate is only as good as the time and energy invested in maintaining the database. The database requires quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep it accurate. I spend perhaps 10% of my time working with the data.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Newforma Project Center

General

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

Sage Estimating

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Newforma Project Center
8.0
Sage Estimating
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Newforma Project Center
Sage Estimating
9.0

Support Rating

Newforma Project Center
7.0
Sage Estimating
8.0

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