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Score 8.2 out of 100
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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

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating was initially created for the construction industry and many of its current users use it to estimate buildings, but it has adapted quite well for the oil and gas industry. If the user is willing to invest the time and energy to develop and maintain their database, I can see it working for any industry.It is very easy to adjust and adapt the database as estimating methods and project designs change. As an example, our accounting department sometimes changes the way projects are reporting in our accounting software. Because I can go through our 9000 line item database in a couple of days, I am always ahead of the curve and can report my estimates in the format they require.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Oracle Aconex
8.3
Sage Estimating
5.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Oracle Aconex
7.9
Sage Estimating
Plan markups & sharing
Oracle Aconex
9.0
Sage Estimating
Issue tracking & punchlists
Oracle Aconex
8.6
Sage Estimating
Photo documentation
Oracle Aconex
8.0
Sage Estimating
Jobsite reports
Oracle Aconex
8.5
Sage Estimating
Document sharing
Oracle Aconex
9.4
Sage Estimating
RFI tools
Oracle Aconex
8.7
Sage Estimating
Collaboration & approvals
Oracle Aconex
8.1
Sage Estimating
5.0
As-built drawings
Oracle Aconex
8.3
Sage Estimating
Mobile app
Oracle Aconex
7.0
Sage Estimating
Submittal design and management
Oracle Aconex
8.0
Sage Estimating

Estimating

Oracle Aconex
8.5
Sage Estimating
7.6
Takeoff tools
Oracle Aconex
9.0
Sage Estimating
3.0
Job costing
Oracle Aconex
8.5
Sage Estimating
8.0
Cost databases
Oracle Aconex
8.5
Sage Estimating
9.0
Cost calculator
Oracle Aconex
8.5
Sage Estimating
9.0
Bid creation
Oracle Aconex
8.0
Sage Estimating
9.0

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

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating is very good at providing the users (and eventually clients) with a clean, well broken down estimate of how we have come up with a specific bid amount. It allows consistency among our different precon managers in how they present the final numbers of a bid.
  • The way Sage Estimating presents itself to a precon manager/user allows ease of use from the very start such that someone can build a bid with very little training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Aconex

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

Sage Estimating

  • Interface to other BIM applications
  • Reports are lacking
Robin Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Aconex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good product and meets all of our needs
Ross Kleypas | 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

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Sage's support of Estimating is adequate though frankly we rarely need it. Outside of more complex operations such as upgrades and installation problems the program itself is so straightforward that we do not usually have any "issues" and questions that are more about usability can easily be answered in online forums. We trust Sage's capability to answer these questions if needed but rarely use it.
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

Sage Estimating

For our needs and after completing a valued score card SAGE has always exceeded our min. requirements
Robin Peterson | 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

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating software is superior in almost every way to using spreadsheets. I have used both methods to estimate projects and much prefer estimating software. Using this software I can estimate an entire compressor station in under an hour. It literally takes seconds to generate the estimate; and then I spend the rest of the time adjusting and reviewing it. This saves hours of time and allows me to produce hundreds of estimates a year.
  • We maintain a high level of accuracy by using Sage Estimating. While there are always outliers, most of our estimates fall well within the accuracy range of the class of estimate we produce. (Our accuracy ranges are based on AACEI guidelines.) Overall, our projects generally fall within +/- 5% of the budget.
  • The accuracy and quality of the estimate is only as good as the time and energy invested in maintaining the database. The database requires quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep it accurate. I spend perhaps 10% of my time working with the data.
Ross Kleypas | 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

Sage Estimating

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Aconex
8.7
Sage Estimating
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Aconex
Sage Estimating
9.0

Support Rating

Oracle Aconex
9.0
Sage Estimating
8.0

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