Oracle Aconex vs. Trimble GC WinEst

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Aconex
Score 7.4 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
Trimble GC WinEst
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
With thousands of users world-wide, WinEst estimating from Trimble GC is a database-driven construction project management solutions on the market. It looks and feels just like Excel with familiar Windows navigation, including drop-down menus and ribbon bars. Behind the covers is a database with multiple work-breakdown structures (WBS) and filters that can be customized to the user's preferences so that estimating data can be sliced and diced and presented in different ways. WinEst…N/A
Pricing
Oracle AconexTrimble GC WinEst
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
Oracle AconexTrimble GC WinEst
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Oracle AconexTrimble GC WinEst
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Aconex
8.9
3 Ratings
9% above category average
Trimble GC WinEst
-
Ratings
Dashboards9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Aconex
8.6
4 Ratings
13% above category average
Trimble GC WinEst
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation8.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing8.84 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Aconex
-
Ratings
Trimble GC WinEst
8.6
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle AconexTrimble GC WinEst
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle AconexTrimble GC WinEst
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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Trimble
WinEst is truly built for everyone. Their assemblies/database linking is perfect for self perform and subcontractors while their database management and custom reporting is perfect for GCs. While Excel set the bar, WinEst is on another planet. With the immediacy required by today's markets, WinEst allows you to deliver a superior product while being more accurate.
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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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Trimble
  • It's very flexible when building an estimate and selecting items to include. You can either click your way to the datebase or quickly copy and paste similar items.
  • The numerous ways to view and estimate whether it's by CSI, Uniformat, Master Format, or any view you'd like to see. One of ours is by program area, i.e. Sitework, Tower, Parking Deck, etc. After that, you can sort by Bid Package, CSI, etc. Quick buttons can be created far all the views you'd need which allows changing between views a breeze.
  • The visual interface is pleasing and easy to read.
  • It's easy to create your own database using Excel. Once you tag an item with unit costs, sort codes, etc., Winest will import it. You can also build it manually within the program but Excel was faster.
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Cons
Oracle
  • Mail close out features.
  • Document searching.
  • Document selection for transmittal.
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Trimble
  • At times, WinEst controls feel counter intuitive. Also the tools available for actually developing the database can feel clunky. This means that if you do not take the time to create a robust import file, you will spend a serious amount of time fixing your errors.
  • WinEst is also an object based database which means that it is difficult to do mass dumps of information (mainly takeoff) into the program. While this is great for ensuring that everything is done purposefully, it does lead to extended hours of data entry
  • It takes hours upon hours of use before you begin to realize the true potential. The sheer number of tools is overwhelming and their help resources are very basic and only explain how to correctly enter the data but not the feature's best use cases.
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Support Rating
Oracle
No answers on this topic
Trimble
Doug Quinn was our trainer and travels all over the country. Whenever I have an issue I shoot him an email and he quickly responds as soon as his training gets a break.
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
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.
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Trimble
WinEst simply blows excel and Timberline out of the water. The shear depth of functionality is unparalleled. Not only does WinEst deliver a better product, it also shortens the amount of man hours required for each bid, alternate, pricing exercise, etc. On top of this, it has a number of redundant safeguards for catching errors that the others don't have.
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • It has given excellent and fast ROI.
  • Quick delivery of services to our organization.
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Trimble
  • We've not measured the rate of return but WinEst has made us much more efficient and organized.
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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.