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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

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.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

NoteVault
9.1
Pipeline Suite
8.5
Photo documentation
NoteVault
9.1
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Jobsite reports
NoteVault
9.1
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Plan distribution & viewing
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Document sharing
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
9.0
RFI tools
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
9.0
As-built drawings
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Mobile app
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
7.0
Submittal design and management
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
8.0

Estimating

NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
8.2
Takeoff tools
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Job costing
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Cost databases
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Cost calculator
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Bid creation
NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
8.0

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.
Glen Nelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Michael Quaid | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NoteVault

NoteVault 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It flat works and has paid for itself quickly.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pipeline Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

NoteVault

NoteVault 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Simple use of functions. Majority of people can become familiar with this product fairly quick
Jason Burdette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pipeline Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

NoteVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Derek Boatwright | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Steve Rosenfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NoteVault

General

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

Pipeline Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NoteVault
8.2
Pipeline Suite
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

NoteVault
9.1
Pipeline Suite

Usability

NoteVault
8.6
Pipeline Suite

Support Rating

NoteVault
Pipeline Suite
9.0

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