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Aconex was a cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry acquired by Oracle in 2017 and now End of Life. Oracle does not offer Aconex for sale.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/T0/v4/XBN9DGPKKI65.JPEGAlthough Imperfect - Robust, Neutrally Hosted and Strongly FunctionalAconex was used by our project team on a $30 million horizontal infrastructure project in Toronto for a public sector client. The project participants were the client (owner), project manager (our firm), constructor, landscape lead consultant and a civil engineering consultant. The Aconex "project" was bifurcated into the design development/construction documentation and construction phase. Aconex addressed both neutrally hosted file sharing and business process control.,File Sharing - unlimited storage, version control and access control on a neutral host - Aconex is significantly superior to ftp, SharePoint or a contractor hosted platform in that once onboarded, each user organization has equal privileges and can in turn onboard any number of members within the respective organizations. Process and Workflow Management - while imperfect, Aconex offers the opportunity to customize process control and enforcement. Our team used these processes for RFI preparation and response, submittal tracking and other custom requirements. Neutrality - while mentioned, the neutral host places all project participants on a equal basis. Typically, non-neutral platforms favor in-house participants to the detriment of the project. Until shared, files are 100% private to the respective organizations. Mobile interface - good (not perfect) access to unlimited project file information from a mobile device. Audit trail - no more "I didn't get that document". File sharing and file opening is tracked by user. Transmittals are a matter of record and there's no 'delete' function.,Interface needs work; graphically inelegant, somewhat non-intuitive. Process controls could be better 'templated' for industry standards. Dashboard/to do for project managers - it's still too hard to see who is slowing the project down.,7,Reductions in print costs alone (subcontractor bid process) paid completely for the use of the product. Further benefits to all project participants included process streamlining and 100% access to all project documentation (Drawings, Specifications, Contracts, Notices of Change, Change Orders etc.) from any online source including mobile devices. Benefits probably accounted for 150% of product cost. Intangible benefits included reduced exposure to claims as a result of good (and agreed process tracking).,,Egnyte, Citrix ShareFile
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January 09, 2017

Aconex Review: "Although Imperfect - Robust, Neutrally Hosted and Strongly Functional"

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Aconex was used by our project team on a $30 million horizontal infrastructure project in Toronto for a public sector client. The project participants were the client (owner), project manager (our firm), constructor, landscape lead consultant and a civil engineering consultant. The Aconex "project" was bifurcated into the design development/construction documentation and construction phase. Aconex addressed both neutrally hosted file sharing and business process control.
  • File Sharing - unlimited storage, version control and access control on a neutral host - Aconex is significantly superior to ftp, SharePoint or a contractor hosted platform in that once onboarded, each user organization has equal privileges and can in turn onboard any number of members within the respective organizations.
  • Process and Workflow Management - while imperfect, Aconex offers the opportunity to customize process control and enforcement. Our team used these processes for RFI preparation and response, submittal tracking and other custom requirements.
  • Neutrality - while mentioned, the neutral host places all project participants on a equal basis. Typically, non-neutral platforms favor in-house participants to the detriment of the project. Until shared, files are 100% private to the respective organizations.
  • Mobile interface - good (not perfect) access to unlimited project file information from a mobile device.
  • Audit trail - no more "I didn't get that document". File sharing and file opening is tracked by user. Transmittals are a matter of record and there's no 'delete' function.
  • Interface needs work; graphically inelegant, somewhat non-intuitive.
  • Process controls could be better 'templated' for industry standards.
  • Dashboard/to do for project managers - it's still too hard to see who is slowing the project down.
[It is] well suited to large scale complex construction projects with many participants. Aconex requires patience and training and, although it's good, it could be better. Short duration, small projects probably aren't a good fit.
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Aconex was a cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry acquired by Oracle in 2017 and now End of Life. Oracle does not offer Aconex for sale.
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