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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

simPRO

This software is great for the construction industry. Especially if you are doing in-home estimates. For example, it would be the best option in the industry, to my knowledge, for an HVAC, electrical service or plumbing business. They are always listening to their customers and evolving based on the customer's feedback and needs.
Andrew Means | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Newforma Project Center
6.0
simPRO
7.5
Plan distribution & viewing
Newforma Project Center
5.1
simPRO
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
Newforma Project Center
3.1
simPRO
8.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
Newforma Project Center
6.0
simPRO
7.0
Photo documentation
Newforma Project Center
4.1
simPRO
8.5
Jobsite reports
Newforma Project Center
7.0
simPRO
8.5
Document sharing
Newforma Project Center
7.1
simPRO
9.0
RFI tools
Newforma Project Center
9.0
simPRO
Collaboration & approvals
Newforma Project Center
8.0
simPRO
7.0
As-built drawings
Newforma Project Center
5.1
simPRO
7.0
Mobile app
Newforma Project Center
3.0
simPRO
4.5
Submittal design and management
Newforma Project Center
9.0
simPRO
7.0

Estimating

Newforma Project Center
simPRO
7.3
Takeoff tools
Newforma Project Center
simPRO
7.0
Job costing
Newforma Project Center
simPRO
9.0
Cost databases
Newforma Project Center
simPRO
7.0
Cost calculator
Newforma Project Center
simPRO
8.0
Bid creation
Newforma Project Center
simPRO
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

simPRO

  • Billing: straight from a closed, complete job. Carries overall equipment, hours, takes one click to bill.
  • simPRO retains notes on all emails; notes can be entered by anyone to track communication with clients.
Cheryl Bach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Newforma Project Center

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

simPRO

  • More options on the BI Reporting.
  • Ability to customize views similar to Knack or Sales Force.
Andrew Means | 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

simPRO

simPRO 9.0
Based on 2 answers
simPRO gives you the dedicated person you can email/call, they have chat, you can file a case, and they provide videos for pretty much everything. We can train on it via their videos; it's excellent.
Cheryl Bach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Newforma Project Center

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

simPRO

It is better than using Zendesk or trying to custom build a system. Zendesk and so many other tools are so focused on the sales aspect of things and don't give you enough back end options like job costing, inventory management, etc. It is the best tool I have used for solar project management thus far.
Andrew Means | 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

Pricing Details

Newforma Project Center

General

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

simPRO

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
simPRO
10.0

Support Rating

Newforma Project Center
7.0
simPRO
9.0

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