Newforma Project Center Reviews

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January 21, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Newforma has been instrumental in the construction administration phase for architectural projects in all of the firms I have worked for both nationally and internationally. It is a primary tool for our construction administration team during the construction of a project and assists in contractor-architect communications including RFI's and submittals. With Newforma, there is a clear line of communication that allows us, as the architect, to communicate our design intent clearly and review any shop drawings that may deviate from the original design intent. It is also a great tool for project management in terms of filing and keeping track of model transmissions.
  • Construction administration.
  • Document filing.
  • File downloads.
  • User-interface.
Newforma is ideal for architects who are continuously working with contractors during construction projects. Receiving the RFI's and submittals digitally saves trips to the site which are sometimes located far away. It is ideal for large scale projects with long construction timelines and multiple parties involved. It is likely not ideal for simple projects such as small residential houses or anything below 10,000 square feet.
While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.
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January 26, 2018
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Newforma is our preferred file transfer platform for both incoming and outgoing documents. It provides internal access to project records for teams and users that are specific to projects. It also provides an industry-standard platform that colleagues from other firms use to transfer files and information seamlessly with access management per project and per team.
  • Archiving of project-related communications of all in the tam
  • Searchable database of communication with many filters at great speed
  • File transfer tracking for incoming, outgoing, and receipt (download record)
  • Integration with Outlook and 3rd party graphics managers
  • Automatic organization of files types and content in the server directory
  • The initial file structure of shared directories needs to be set-up with a specific naming convention and order. Consistency is key to maximize the organizational capabilities of Newforma
  • There are many capabilities in the application that go unused due to a lack of training materials
  • Integration with Outlook is good but requires training across the organization for all users to consistently use it
Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
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January 24, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Newforma is being used by employees across our entire organization. It has simplified our our data management, RFIs and submittal process, and large file transfer process. Newforma makes filing emails to specific projects a breeze with their Outlook add-in, and searching for those emails in the future will only take seconds of your time.
  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
  • If a document has two different size papers within the document (say a blueprint is included on an 11"x17" paper), Newforma will not print through the application.
Newforma is extremely well suited for archiving emails. The Outlook add in even has the option to "send and file in project", so you can archive it to a specific project as it is being sent, making it so you will never have to go back and file emails after the fact.
Also, the markup tool is extremely useful and all of our users like it much better than Adobe Acrobat.
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January 19, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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It's easy to manage and integrate with the current user practices and key applications. Users can easily file when in the office or out and about and sharing of information that is too large to email is done via a transmittal that is simple to setup and easy to track. Although it lacks some of the broader project management features and requires work/investment to integrate with other tools that may put some novices off.
  • Simple email filing
  • Transmital process allows sending out large files and tracking downloads
  • Single pane view of your projects
  • This was primarily an email archiving solution, but we're pushing forward with trying to integrate it with more of our business solutions to make it part of a suite of packages.
It has been good to help manage our email filing mountain but struggling with other aspects.We have now engaged with their support to look to improve this and hopefully use more of the functionality that is built into the solution.
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Newforma Project Center Scorecard Summary

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Plan distribution & viewing (4)
Plan markups & sharing (4)
Issue tracking & punchlists (4)
Photo documentation (3)
Jobsite reports (2)
Document sharing (4)
RFI tools (2)
Collaboration & approvals (3)
As-built drawings (3)
Mobile app (1)
Submittal design and management (1)

What is Newforma Project Center?

Newforma Project Center is web-based construction project information management software. Users can file emails with an easy drag and drop interface, relate emails to RFIs, submittals, and other documents, markup and review designs, track meeting minutes and action items, and search across projects. It is designed to improve collaboration and productivity. The mobile app allows users to capture new data and access project information from the field.
Categories:  Construction

Newforma Project Center Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No