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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Aconex

It seems that Oracle Aconex is particularly well suited for small to medium-sized businesses. For our company size, at least, Oracle Aconex is more than capable of providing all of the operation management needs that we could ever conceivably need. However, I can see how some of its flaws wouldn't work for a larger company.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

I use PlanSwift for all my projects - it has just cut my time by a major percentage when it comes to quantifying a blueprint. At times there are funky areas, which are just hard to calculate on paper. It also has a great tool for scaling according to the dimensions, so if a drawing is missing a scale, you can always allot a scale by giving directions and then marking the points. I use this tool to check the scale as well - sometimes the drawings say something but the scale if off and you are left with an incorrect take-off. The dimension tool is a good way to check that. We don't use it much for pricing purposes though, we have found other software which are more robust when it comes to estimation, but we can see using PlanSwift for pricing sometime in the future.
Ketaki Shiralkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Oracle Aconex
8.3
PlanSwift
8.7
Plan distribution & viewing
Oracle Aconex
7.9
PlanSwift
10.0
Plan markups & sharing
Oracle Aconex
9.0
PlanSwift
8.7
Issue tracking & punchlists
Oracle Aconex
8.6
PlanSwift
7.0
Photo documentation
Oracle Aconex
8.0
PlanSwift
10.0
Jobsite reports
Oracle Aconex
8.5
PlanSwift
Document sharing
Oracle Aconex
9.4
PlanSwift
9.0
RFI tools
Oracle Aconex
8.7
PlanSwift
Collaboration & approvals
Oracle Aconex
8.1
PlanSwift
9.0
As-built drawings
Oracle Aconex
8.3
PlanSwift
9.5
Mobile app
Oracle Aconex
7.0
PlanSwift
10.0
Submittal design and management
Oracle Aconex
8.0
PlanSwift
5.5

Estimating

Oracle Aconex
8.5
PlanSwift
7.2
Takeoff tools
Oracle Aconex
9.0
PlanSwift
8.2
Job costing
Oracle Aconex
8.5
PlanSwift
6.0
Cost databases
Oracle Aconex
8.5
PlanSwift
Cost calculator
Oracle Aconex
8.5
PlanSwift
8.0
Bid creation
Oracle Aconex
8.0
PlanSwift
6.7

Pros

Oracle Aconex

  • Anything can be easily managed from any mobile device, no matter if it is iPhone or Android.
  • It is a self sufficient platform incorporating cost and schedule with drawings and construction models.
  • It allows us to create digital operation and maintenance manuals necessary for seamless handover.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

  • PlanSwift drawing uploads are fast and easy. It recognizes the pages and titles with very little error.
  • Drawing can be viewed offline including older versions for comparison. You can select which drawings you want to download to save room on your device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Aconex

  • Mail close out features.
  • Document searching.
  • Document selection for transmittal.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

  • If you go beyond the basic functions (linear foot & square foot takeoffs) it becomes very antiquated and not user-friendly. It's not intuitive whatsoever for users lacking backing computer knowledge.
  • The technical support is lacking in my opinion. The software feels dead, and the support team is hard to schedule. Also, if you do not pay for support per hour, it is impossible to get help.
  • Their training videos are limited and hard to follow. This software is unnecessarily hard to be proficient at. There should be more simplistic ways to utilize this software.
Spencer Jabbia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Aconex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift

PlanSwift 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Price and not wanting to learn another software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Aconex

Oracle Aconex 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We're delighted with Oracle Aconex's functionality, UX, capabilities, and feature offerings. The only thing that keeps us from giving it a perfect 10/10 is the price. There are other options out there that won't burn as deep of a hole in your pocket, but then again, you get what you pay for.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

PlanSwift 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I have called once needing support. I was asking about the "compare" tool to compare different versions. They told be about their desktop app and I downloaded. They answered quickly, you could understand them, and they took care of my question
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Aconex

I am currently using file sharing such as Egnyte and ShareFile which are useful but don't have much of a transmittal or inmail functionality so I can't really speak to other products in the same league as Aconex. I don't typically like proprietary contractor solutions due to their non-neutrality and embedded agendas, which often are not consistent with the owner's interests.
Mark Potter | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

CostX was far too expensive. Vue360 doesn't have the functionality. Bluebeam Revu wasn't very intuitive and was all too hard to get it do what I needed. It was good for document control, but not very good for estimating.
Andy Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Aconex

  • Increased accountability for all tracked areas within the platform is very beneficial in our case.
  • A visible increase in process management quality could be noticed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

  • The estimators' productivity is greatly increased, I do takeoffs in less than half the time with more accuracy and detail captured.
  • Easy sharing of what was taken off, I'm able to ensure everything is captured.
Blaine Kalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Oracle Aconex

General

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

PlanSwift

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Aconex
8.7
PlanSwift
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Aconex
PlanSwift
8.0

Support Rating

Oracle Aconex
9.0
PlanSwift
9.0

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