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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

WinEst

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.
Aaron Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

Oracle Aconex
8.5
WinEst
8.6
Takeoff tools
Oracle Aconex
9.0
WinEst
3.0
Job costing
Oracle Aconex
8.5
WinEst
10.0
Cost databases
Oracle Aconex
8.5
WinEst
10.0
Cost calculator
Oracle Aconex
8.5
WinEst
10.0
Bid creation
Oracle Aconex
8.0
WinEst
10.0

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

WinEst

  • 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.
Andy Ruda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Aconex

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

WinEst

  • 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.
Aaron Graves | 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

WinEst

WinEst 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Andy Ruda | 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

WinEst

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.
Aaron Graves | 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

WinEst

  • We've not measured the rate of return but WinEst has made us much more efficient and organized.
Andy Ruda | 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

WinEst

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Aconex
8.7
WinEst
10.0

Support Rating

Oracle Aconex
9.0
WinEst
10.0

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