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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    6.0

    Newforma Project Center

    60%

    simPRO

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Newforma Project Center ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Employment history

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset Management

    6.0

    Newforma Project Center

    60%

    simPRO

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Newforma Project Center ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    7.5

    Newforma Project Center

    75%

    simPRO

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Newforma Project Center ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Dashboards

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    7.8

    Newforma Project Center

    78%

    simPRO

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Newforma Project Center ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    8.9
    89%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    5.9
    59%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    7.9
    79%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    8.8
    88%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document sharing

    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    RFI tools

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    6.9
    69%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile app

    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Checklists

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Meeting Minutes

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Estimating

    8.0

    Newforma Project Center

    80%

    simPRO

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Newforma Project Center ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Job costing

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bid creation

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Newforma Project Center is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • simPRO is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Newforma Project Center

    80%
    5 Ratings
    6.3

    simPRO

    63%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.0

    Newforma Project Center

    70%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    simPRO

    90%
    4 Ratings

    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

    simPRO

    It's well suited for a larger company where they have a large number of plant equipment and projects which are based around hours and multiple people being involved. The quotes themselves were a bit difficult for us to use and it struggled to link with Sage so we would need to do everything twice.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    simPRO

    • Real time quotes utilizing the catalog.
    • Job costing.
    Andrew Means | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Newforma Project Center

    • I have found it difficult to locate audits.
    • Some users have issues while uploading project data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    simPRO

    • Mobile app-tech clock in and out, but simPRO hours scheduled for the job does not change. It must be changed manually.
    • simPROasks for requests to improve, but it can take years for important reports to be implemented or created.
    Cheryl Bach | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Newforma Project Center

    General

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

    Starting Price

    simPRO

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Support Rating

    Newforma Project Center

    Newforma Project Center 7.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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

    simPRO

    simPRO 9.0
    Based on 4 answers
    It is a great option for solar project management. It needs some improvements for real-time one-page reports, inventory management, scheduling and custom views. I believe these will come because they listen to their customers. I would also like to see some better training and not be expected to pay out of pocket for it.
    Andrew Means | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Newforma Project Center

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

    simPRO

    monday.com was easier to set up and you can create boards with loads of subtasks which helps manage a project. Also, the ability to integrate with google was much better as we could link it to the calendar and also store documents that the engineers could see easier onsite. Overall we could make monday.com work better for our business based on how we are set up but simPRO will be great for other businesses with more specific needs.
    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

    simPRO

    • simPRO is totally worth the investment
    • It is end to end. The whole staff is trained on one program.
    Cheryl Bach | TrustRadius Reviewer

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