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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

UDA Construction Suite

If you've never used software before and have low expectations, then you might be able to make it work out.
Abe Degnan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

Oracle Aconex
8.5
UDA Construction Suite
Takeoff tools
Oracle Aconex
9.0
UDA Construction Suite
Job costing
Oracle Aconex
8.5
UDA Construction Suite
Cost databases
Oracle Aconex
8.5
UDA Construction Suite
Cost calculator
Oracle Aconex
8.5
UDA Construction Suite
Bid creation
Oracle Aconex
8.0
UDA Construction Suite

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

UDA Construction Suite

  • The beautiful user interface. It looks good.
  • Their videos are professional.
  • They have webinars.
Abe Degnan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Aconex

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

UDA Construction Suite

  • Their spell checker creates a squiggly line to tell you that you have a misspelled word, but, doesn't allow you to correct it.
  • The spell checker lets you add custom words to a dictionary, but, it can only use one dictionary at a time to check spelling. So the default dictionary gets used, and your custom words still show up as being spelled wrong!
  • You can't select-copy addresses, in order to paste them somewhere else.
  • Using duplexing on my printer doesn't work right. It works for every other software I own, but not in UDA.
  • There is a bug in the WIP date range that doesn't pull accurate data.
  • "Options" in the estimate show only cost, not margin. So if you show your customer that report, you are revealing cost info, not selling price!!
  • You can't import a PDF into bid notes, even though the premise of UDA is to try to make it a single repository for all your information.
  • You can't use the arrow key to browse photos in UDA. You need to close, and click into the next one. No inuitive functionality.
  • The estimating module separates material and labor, in ways that create a very confusing Scope of Work. You need to select the labor item from your database, then separately select the material from your database. You end up with two line items in your Scope of Work for the same thing. Instead of writing, "Supply and Install a new window" you have "Supply a new window" and then "Install a new window." It's hard for my estimator, and confusing for my client.
  • UDA will WREAK HAVOC on your contacts in Outlook.
  • It does a terrible job of managing husband/wife or partner/partner situations. You can't mail merge them properly, or, you get forced into combining their contact into into a single contact-- and then how do you know whether the cell phone is his or hers???
  • There is no good way to credit design fees against the construction contract, if you happen to use that paradigm for your contracts.
  • There is no way to filter contracts by their date created. So, how do you find your newest contacts for entering them into something such as Constant Contact?
  • If you try to use integration of QuickBooks(QB) and UDA, your ITEMS list in QB will either get expanded to hundreds or even THOUSANDS of items... or, your POs in QB will get created in a summary form such that they are virtually meaningless.
  • The "lead funnel" graphic may look cool, but there is not a good way to actually report on the lead status, track the activities and calls that you make, note significant emails that you write, or keep track of when you send out thank-you cards or spiffs/gifts!
  • They might tell you that these things work, but, after spending MONTHS with UDA, I found out that these problems are deal breakers.
  • Within their customer service department, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. They do not use a structure such as Zendesk that so many other great companies use. Even though I was paying for priority support, there were often days going by where I could not get a call or email back to assist me with a support request or provide a tutorial on how to do something. Had I not paid extra for support, this would be acceptable. But when paying for "TotalCare" priority support, there are times when the software had me stuck, and I was stuck for a day at a time waiting for an answer. Sometimes no answer ever arrived.
Abe Degnan | 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

UDA Construction Suite

No score
No answers yet
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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

UDA Construction Suite

QuickBooks has great quality assurance and while they don't provide support, their software is nearly flawless. Co-construct provides great support and solves problems. In comparison, UDA Construction Suite is full of flaws, and their customer service department is disorganized and overworked.
Abe Degnan | 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

UDA Construction Suite

  • All my money was wasted. I could not get a refund.
  • All my time was wasted. I spent much time on customer support, and even more time "stuck" where customer support could not be reached.
  • My staff time was wasted, because it was hard for them to implement and then we ultimately abandoned it.
Abe Degnan | 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

UDA Construction Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Aconex
8.7
UDA Construction Suite
1.0

Support Rating

Oracle Aconex
9.0
UDA Construction Suite

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