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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 9.2 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

Raken

Raken is a great way to keep track of the day to day work being done on the job site. It's especially good at keeping all members of the project on the same page and all updated with the most current information on the job. Photos help assist office personnel and Project Managers of the progress on the job site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

NoteVault
9.1
Raken
7.4
Photo documentation
NoteVault
9.1
Raken
9.6
Jobsite reports
NoteVault
9.1
Raken
10.0
Plan distribution & viewing
NoteVault
Raken
5.8
Plan markups & sharing
NoteVault
Raken
1.6
Issue tracking & punchlists
NoteVault
Raken
8.0
Document sharing
NoteVault
Raken
8.4
Collaboration & approvals
NoteVault
Raken
5.7
Mobile app
NoteVault
Raken
9.8

Estimating

NoteVault
Raken
5.5
Job costing
NoteVault
Raken
5.5
Cost databases
NoteVault
Raken
5.5
Cost calculator
NoteVault
Raken
5.5

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

Raken

  • Automation
  • Daily reports
Anonymous | 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

Raken

  • I hear some feedback from our field team that occasionally the application is slow or crashes on their devices.
Anonymous | 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

Raken

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

Raken

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

NoteVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Raken

Raken 8.5
Based on 4 answers
The customer service is excellent. They send webinar to watch and material to read to keep you informed.
Anonymous | 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

Raken

We use both software. Procore, we just recently switched over to. It is a compelling program, but just at a higher price point. Raken is a more affordable option, although they may not have exactly all the features that Procore has. But it does what it needs to pretty well.
Anonymous | 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

Raken

  • Raken is improving communication from the field to the office.
  • It's improving our daily job site documentation.
  • It has improved our timesheet processes, and simplified them.
Spencer Jabbia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NoteVault

General

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

Raken

General

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

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