Oracle Aconex vs. Project Insight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Aconex
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Aconex is a cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry which allows the user to quickly find what is needed with a single source of truth for communications, documents, processes, and models. Aconex was acquired and is now supported by Oracle since 2017.N/A
Project Insight
Score 4.0 out of 10
N/A
Project Insight is a web-based project and portfolio management software. Project teams can access, edit and update their projects information anytime, anywhere, with any supported browser, tablet and mobile device. Features for experienced project managers include: MS Project import/export, intelligent scheduling, resource allocation, Outlook integration, document management, approvals, time/expense tracking, issue management, 100s of dashboards and advanced permissions.
$45
per user or volume licensing options.
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Oracle AconexProject Insight
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Aconex
8.9
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Project Insight
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Aconex
8.5
6 Ratings
11% above category average
Project Insight
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing8.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation8.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Aconex
8.6
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Project Insight
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Aconex
-
Ratings
Project Insight
4.3
2 Ratings
57% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Aconex
-
Ratings
Project Insight
5.0
1 Ratings
42% below category average
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle AconexProject Insight
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(7 ratings)
4.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(4 ratings)
4.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle AconexProject Insight
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
For outstanding project managing and operational assistance, Oracle Aconex is an incredible program. The budget that suits every project are met and followed. More so, Oracle Aconex takes the permits required, for instance, the insurance permit and the license tracking. The contractor management feature is also encoded on Oracle Aconex, making the investor and the contractor have the same objective.
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Project Insight
My rating would vary depending on the types of projects that need to be managed. Since I am in software, I don't think it was an excellent fit to manage software projects unless they are small projects with only a few tasks. On the other hand, if you are needing to manage a wide range of departments that are working on a single project with many moving pieces, then I would think that PI might be a better fit. Think of it as a jack of all trades, but master of none.
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Pros
Oracle
  • Time tracking functionality is amazing.
  • All the features are easy and active.
  • The Cloud services offered by Oracle Aconex is efficient.
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Project Insight
  • History tracking for any changes made to data.
  • Tracks all milestones and retains records for lifetime of account.
  • Easy extracting for reporting purposes.
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Cons
Oracle
  • Interface needs work; graphically inelegant, somewhat non-intuitive.
  • Process controls could be better 'templated' for industry standards.
  • Dashboard/to do for project managers - it's still too hard to see who is slowing the project down.
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Project Insight
  • Not a good fit for all types of projects
  • Very Complex
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Support Rating
Oracle
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.
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Project Insight
I found Project Insight somewhat opaque overall. I thought the training was sparse and answers to questions few and far in between. There was a lot of power there for the dedicated user/administrator. For me, who was a casual user and administrator, I found support lacking. I didn't administer Project Insight much, just some work on integrations with other tools.
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
Oracle Aconex seems to be tailored for our specific needs since it supports construction project information and all related type of data. It is secure and compliant which makes it crucial for real-time collaboration and control of job site processes. Other platforms that we have evaluated are still well designed, but much more generic which is not favourable for our engineering projects.
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Project Insight
  • When I got to the company where I used Project Insight, we had our own custom tool that fit the tasks that it was designed for but wouldn't grow with the company unless resources were put onto expanding capabilities. We needed something more.
  • We replaced that tool with Redmine. It worked well and was easy to use, but it looked pretty dated when we got it, and since we didn't have many resources for managing, it looked dated after a few years without receiving upgrades. It was a decent tool for small teams that were focused on similar tasks. Redmine was much more straightforward than Project Insight and felt more reliable since we never had an issue with our internal servers. On the other hand, Redmine felt dated and didn't fit as many of the tasks that were needed. Redmine's price was right if you installed it locally and was probably still cheaper if you used their SAAS version.
  • Jira, on the other hand, felt like an excellent tool for software teams. Jira had a great project and task management and felt right for a software team. Jira also had useful integrations, even with Project Insight. Jira seemed pretty unreliable, worse than Project Insight. Our team would have preferred Jira, but I think it didn't work for other teams.
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • Being able to communicate with a client for document submission.
  • Client communication for mail that is traceable.
  • Double handling of documents, as we have another internal document control program.
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Project Insight
  • Reduction in costs on materials (i.e. - paper documentation)
  • Improved efficiency given that our field members need to report back on an hourly basis
  • Web based platform allows anyone access to the same information
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ScreenShots

Oracle Aconex Screenshots

Screenshot of Avoid the limitations of manual correspondence with a standardized digital process that provides project-wide access and visibilityScreenshot of Automate and standardize any inspection process with Aconex Field—one mobile app for safety walks, quality checks, defecting, and more.Screenshot of Gain visibility into budgets, forecasts, and projective outcomes to enable early corrective action.