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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • NoteVault ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Construction Project & Field Management

9.1

NoteVault

91%
8.5

Raken

85%
Raken ranks higher in 15/15 features

Photo documentation

9.1
91%
1 Rating
9.7
97%
6 Ratings

Jobsite reports

9.1
91%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
6 Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
3 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Document sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
4 Ratings

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
6 Ratings

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Checklists

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Meeting Minutes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Specifications

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Change orders

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Human Resource Management

NoteVault

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

Raken

81%
Raken ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

NoteVault

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Raken

82%
Raken ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Asset Management

NoteVault

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Raken

82%
Raken ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

NoteVault

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Raken

84%
Raken ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Data exportability

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Estimating

NoteVault

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

Raken

78%
Raken ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Job costing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
3 Ratings

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
3 Ratings

Cost calculator

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
3 Ratings

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Raken is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

NoteVault

82%
14 Ratings
9.1

Raken

91%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

NoteVault

91%
1 Rating

Raken

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.6

NoteVault

86%
2 Ratings

Raken

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

NoteVault

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Raken

89%
8 Ratings

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

Easy sub-contractor management ability, time tracking, resource planning and the easy tracking of project equipment using Raken is even enjoyable. Team coordination and project comments and recording sharing among the team members, this is a great tool for that.
James Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

  • Great iPhone application - The application makes reporting and adding photos very easy.
  • It's easy to navigate different days and reports. Or to find keywords or subcontractors and when they performed work.
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

  • Sometimes the app will run slow or crash on the guys in the field. It doesn't happen too often though.
  • An easier way to download all project Daily Reports at one time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NoteVault

General

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

Starting Price

Raken

General

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

Starting Price

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 8.9
Based on 8 answers
Raken has an excellent support team. Raken are pretty prompt with getting back to you. Raken also has a convenient chat feature on their website. All their support members are friendly and are good at helping you understand and resolve your issues.
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

Vista is TTI's accounting software program. It is extremely well suited for the construction projects.Team, which is similar to Raken, is more advance however the program is also more expensive.
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

  • Less need to travel to each job site.
  • Automated emailed reports to clients reduces the number of meetings/conversations about what is happening on the project.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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