NoteVault vs. Pipeline Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NoteVault
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
NoteVault is a construction reporting tool with three components. The Notes! app is supported by an audio-to-text translation service, and the Crew! app allows users to track labor, materials, and equipment quantities. The AlertMe! app supports group calls for issue notification.N/A
Pipeline Suite
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
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Pricing
NoteVaultPipeline Suite
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NoteVaultPipeline Suite
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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Features
NoteVaultPipeline Suite
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
NoteVault
9.1
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Pipeline Suite
8.5
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Photo documentation9.11 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.11 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
NoteVault
-
Ratings
Pipeline Suite
8.2
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
NoteVaultPipeline Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(14 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NoteVaultPipeline Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
NoteVault
It's is absolutely well suited for all daily reporting/documentation needs, also since it essentially 'self archives' you can revisit past projects by logging into the admin panel faster than going to my own archived job files. It saved our skin by documenting where a bad GC Superintendent had been giving false information to the office, and we were able to prove our conditions/progress and alleviate the issue. It's very well suited for large projects, and ongoing projects. A bit less suited for small fast service type projects. We keep one 'service' job open to document the fast turn over stuff to alleviate that issue.
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Pipeline Suite
Pipeline Suite is a very niche product, but for anyone who has ever dealt with the construction bidding process, you can understand the need for it. With Pipeline Suite, it is so easy to request bids, share documents and plans, and coordinate schedules for submittals. We are able to prequalify sub contractors and vendors at a faster pace as well with the product
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Pros
NoteVault
  • As a delay has occurred in the field, the foremen are able to report it immediately. The project manager now gets this information as it happened, not just trying to remember the next time they talk or see each other.
  • As an RFI arises, the foremen can ask their questions immediately so that the PM can address it right away.
  • We input our manpower on a daily basis, which helps us project where we are as it pertains to hours on a job.
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Pipeline Suite
  • Sharing documents and plans with project stakeholders is a piece of cake.
  • The product makes tracking the status of bids so much easier.
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Cons
NoteVault
  • Difficult to bring back reports from the archives. I don't archive any more; I just sequentially date my projects and keep them all live.
  • Notevault is set up for normal work shifts. But I mostly work night shifts from about 10 pm to 6 am. You then have to sort and filter the notes from two separate "days" in the system to get a coherent report from a single night shift. I live with it, but I don't like it.
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Pipeline Suite
  • The onboarding process was difficult for us just because we had some pretty disorganized databases.
  • The product is pricey for small to medium sized firms.
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Likelihood to Renew
NoteVault
It flat works and has paid for itself quickly.
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Pipeline Suite
No answers on this topic
Usability
NoteVault
Simple use of functions. Majority of people can become familiar with this product fairly quick
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Pipeline Suite
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
NoteVault
No answers on this topic
Pipeline Suite
I have found that the customer support team has an understanding of the construction bidding process. They have been able to see issues through our eyes, so to speak, not just through the eyes of a software company. They have always been very timely in their responses and seem to go above and beyond to solve issues
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Alternatives Considered
NoteVault
I have used both Raken and NoteVault. It is my preference to use NoteVault due to the simplicity of it. Raken tended to be a bit cumbersome. I did not like the photo features used with Raken as opposed to the very simple straight forward approach with NoteVault
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Pipeline Suite
I don't have a lot of personal experience with SmartBid, but from what I hear from other colleagues, Pipeline Suite makes it easier for subcontractors to access documents/plans and to respond to bids. The interface and design of Pipeline Suite is more modern and the user experience is a major upgrade from SmartBid
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Return on Investment
NoteVault
  • Daily reports get published the following day after downloaded to NoteVault.
  • From an executive standpoint, I am able to track the progress of each project on a daily basis and to be able to focus my efforts to the project that needs help.
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Pipeline Suite
  • We have been able to respond to more bids using Pipeline Suite.
  • Our proposals are more accurate and organized, which has made our projects come under budget more often.
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