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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

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

SmartBid

As mentioned before in some of the previous questions, the confidentiality agreement feature is extremely helpful. I have worked on several projects where it's so early in the design phase that the documents are considered confidential and we are required to get a signed NDA from every person who sees the documents. This feature makes it extremely painless. SmartBidNet is less appropriate if you're just doing a quick cost exercise where you might not need to contact several subs. It's easier to just use email and a cloud sharing program like Box or Egnyte.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Oracle Aconex
8.3
SmartBid
9.8
Plan distribution & viewing
Oracle Aconex
7.9
SmartBid
9.5
Plan markups & sharing
Oracle Aconex
9.0
SmartBid
Issue tracking & punchlists
Oracle Aconex
8.6
SmartBid
Photo documentation
Oracle Aconex
8.0
SmartBid
Jobsite reports
Oracle Aconex
8.5
SmartBid
Document sharing
Oracle Aconex
9.4
SmartBid
9.5
RFI tools
Oracle Aconex
8.7
SmartBid
9.8
Collaboration & approvals
Oracle Aconex
8.1
SmartBid
10.0
As-built drawings
Oracle Aconex
8.3
SmartBid
Mobile app
Oracle Aconex
7.0
SmartBid
10.0
Submittal design and management
Oracle Aconex
8.0
SmartBid

Estimating

Oracle Aconex
8.5
SmartBid
Takeoff tools
Oracle Aconex
9.0
SmartBid
Job costing
Oracle Aconex
8.5
SmartBid
Cost databases
Oracle Aconex
8.5
SmartBid
Cost calculator
Oracle Aconex
8.5
SmartBid
Bid creation
Oracle Aconex
8.0
SmartBid

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

SmartBid

  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • Constant Reminders
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Aconex

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

SmartBid

  • Ability to download all without having to be a zip file.
  • Provide a submittal board for questions and answers.
Matthew Smith | 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

SmartBid

SmartBid 9.5
Based on 2 answers
SmartBid has an excellent support team that is always at your service. Any problem I've had (when I've even had them) has been resolved almost immediately, along with tips on how to avoid them in the future. If you're looking for a program with excellent customer service, look no further than SmartBid.
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

SmartBid

  • Better ability for subcontractors to respond via program.
  • Simpler interface.
  • Easier note tracking.
Anonymous | 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

SmartBid

  • It is a big time saver compared to sending out individual emails.
  • It saves time in having multiple individual databases for company contact info.
  • It ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
Anonymous | 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

SmartBid

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Aconex
8.7
SmartBid
8.5

Support Rating

Oracle Aconex
9.0
SmartBid
9.5

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