NoteVault vs. Raken

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NoteVault
Score 7.9 out of 10
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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
Raken
Score 9.9 out of 10
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Raken is a cloud-based daily reporting platform for Contractors.N/A
Pricing
NoteVaultRaken
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NoteVaultRaken
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
NoteVaultRaken
Considered Both Products
NoteVault
Chose 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.
Raken

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Top Pros
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Features
NoteVaultRaken
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
Raken
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Ratings
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User Ratings
NoteVaultRaken
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(14 ratings)
8.7
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
NoteVaultRaken
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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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Likelihood to Renew
NoteVault
It flat works and has paid for itself quickly.
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Raken
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Usability
NoteVault
Simple use of functions. Majority of people can become familiar with this product fairly quick
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Raken
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Support Rating
NoteVault
No answers on this topic
Raken
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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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