GlobalSearch vs. Trimble ProjectSight (Prolog)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GlobalSearch
Score 9.0 out of 10
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GlobalSearch is a document management software offering from Square 9. It includes features such as anywhere access to your documents and full feature editing.N/A
Trimble ProjectSight (Prolog)
Score 4.8 out of 10
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Trimble ProjectSight, replacing the former Prolog, is a construction project management software solution for contractors and other AEC firms, providing a complete system of record for managing project information, from the field to the back office. Designed by construction professionals for construction professionals, ProjectSight is built for project managers accountable for construction costs, scope and schedules, and for project teams responsible for the successful delivery of projects.…N/A
Pricing
GlobalSearchTrimble ProjectSight (Prolog)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GlobalSearchTrimble ProjectSight (Prolog)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
GlobalSearchTrimble ProjectSight (Prolog)
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
GlobalSearchTrimble ProjectSight (Prolog)
Reporting & Analytics
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GlobalSearch
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Ratings
Trimble ProjectSight (Prolog)
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
GlobalSearch
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Ratings
Trimble ProjectSight (Prolog)
5.0
3 Ratings
41% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings5.53 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Estimating
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GlobalSearch
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Ratings
Trimble ProjectSight (Prolog)
2.0
1 Ratings
120% below category average
Cost databases00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
GlobalSearchTrimble ProjectSight (Prolog)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(6 ratings)
5.5
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(3 ratings)
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Usability
7.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.4
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
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Implementation Rating
8.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GlobalSearchTrimble ProjectSight (Prolog)
Likelihood to Recommend
Square 9 Softworks
Not really. This is a smart product built by a bunch of former Xerox Docushare and Westbrook Fortis developers and sales directors who got tired of doing it wrong at their old employment.
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Trimble
I would probably recommend Trimble ProjectSight (Prolog) over Procore, as it is an easier user interface and typically avoids any problems with the users. I would say that it does take some getting used to, but once you are used to it it is pretty easy to use. This would be good for a residential home in construction.
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Pros
Square 9 Softworks
  • Sends email notifications to appropriate individuals when expiration or renewal notice dates are approaching.
  • Offers an easy and fast way to search for specific documents.
  • It allows managers to simply drop documents into the inboxes for Legal to permanently archive.
  • Allows documents to be easily emailed. No more sorting through various files on the desktop to try to find the correct document.
  • Is set up in an organized manner that is appropriate for the documents that are contained in the archives.
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Trimble
  • Change orders: great way to send and document official communications to subs and clients.
  • Drawings: always good to have drawings and info readily available.
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Cons
Square 9 Softworks
  • GlobalSearch is easy to use, but it does take a level of training to be able to create workflows, groups, and set up security. I created a template to stay consistent.
  • I know there are some ERP integrations that our Accounting department would like to have more of that aren't built in.
  • There may already be a cloud based version of this application, but for now, we have it installed on our server. That causes an extra step for remote users to access the software.
  • I don't have many complaints about this software, as it works well for our purposes.
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Trimble
  • speed. Some items take a bit long to bring up.
  • more direct use for individual specifications
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Likelihood to Renew
Square 9 Softworks
We are definitely renewing our SmartSearch. This is the only place all of our companies contracts and regulatory filings are kept. Our company would lose track of all expiring contracts if we did not renew. We would also need to spend many hours figuring out a new organizational system for all of our files, as well as savings the documents from SmartSearch onto the computer.
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Trimble
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Usability
Square 9 Softworks
Need to fix the preview utility.
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Trimble
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Reliability and Availability
Square 9 Softworks
Square-9 can get this product out to you in almost the same hour your order it. We got ours very fast.
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Trimble
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Performance
Square 9 Softworks
With the PDF projected viewer, the document retrieval-to-display can drag for a second more than some systems, and the capture workflow if you overload a server array can also drag, but those are the only two issues we've ever seen with this product, and they are not serious issues at all.
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Trimble
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Support Rating
Square 9 Softworks
I'd give them a 10, but sometimes the initial contact or call-back is a little slow. They are a rapidly growing company and new client base, so this is to be somewhat expected.
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Trimble
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In-Person Training
Square 9 Softworks
It would have been higher, but the training is a bit muted for the lesser qualified office equipment vendors who signed up as partners to sell and support it. The more experienced ECM vendors and customer end-users will find the training very good, but a bit slow.
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Trimble
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Implementation Rating
Square 9 Softworks
Just let it happen. It's very quick and smooth.
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Trimble
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Alternatives Considered
Square 9 Softworks
I did not comparison shop. It was offered by a very trustworthy local business that we were currently doing business with. I was presented with the software, and bought it without hesitation. No regrets.
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Trimble
I have only used Procore otherwise, and from what I remember Procore does not have as many features in terms of keeping track of CD documents, and organizing RFI's like Trimble does. I think overall Trimble ProjectSight (Prolog) is a better product, and if it was up to me I would pick Trimble ProjectSight (Prolog) over Procore.
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Scalability
Square 9 Softworks
The scale-ability is quite good actually, but you need competent sales/support folks providing it to you, so the scale is set right for the demands of your system use. Some resellers are not good at doing this, some are fantastic. If you are scaled correctly at first implementation, you'll be very happy with this system.
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Trimble
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Return on Investment
Square 9 Softworks
  • We have much more efficient document processes. While putting the software in, we were forced to review how each document flowed through the organization and what the process should be. That helped not only from the perspective of have a tool to automate the monotonous steps, but helped us as an organization more strictly define our processes and standards.
  • We are far more prepared for a flood, fire, etc... now that are documents are electronic and backed up off site.
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Trimble
  • Positive: kept jobs running smoothly, awesome tool to track and oversee projects
  • Negative: not much really, good tool, just very in-depth with information that is needed to fill in documentation
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