Newforma Project Center

Newforma Project Center

Score 7.1 out of 10
Newforma Project Center

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What is Newforma Project Center?

Newforma Project Center is web-based construction project information management software for collaboration. Users can access a drag and drop interface, relate emails to documents, markup and review designs, track meeting minutes and action items, and search across projects. It has...
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Online Collaborating Dream

8 out of 10
March 04, 2022
Newforma Project Center has been a great tool for online collaborating with the engineers and architects within my company. It has …
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Popular Features

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  • Document sharing (5)
    10.0
    100%
  • Plan distribution & viewing (5)
    9.0
    90%
  • Issue tracking & punchlists (5)
    8.0
    80%
  • Plan markups & sharing (5)
    6.0
    60%

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What is Newforma Project Center?

Newforma Project Center is web-based construction project information management software for collaboration. Users can access a drag and drop interface, relate emails to documents, markup and review designs, track meeting minutes and action items, and search across projects. It has mobile…

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PlanGrid is construction productivity software. The company provides tools to collaborate, collect, and manage project information throughout the project’s construction and operations lifespan. It enables document centralization and tracking.

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Product Demos

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Features

Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

6Avg 7.3

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

6Avg 7.4

Reporting & Analytics

Users can report on and analyze usage, performance, ROI, and/or other metrics of success.

7.5Avg 8.1

Construction Project & Field Management

Features related to collaboration between construction management and project execution (e.g. the office and the job site, general contractors and subcontractors)

7.8Avg 7.6

Estimating

A set of tools and applications that allow contractors to forecast, track, monitor, and adjust the cost of building a structure. Cost estimates are used by project owners to determine the scope and feasibility of a project, and also for budget allocation. Contractors also use cost estimates when deciding whether or not to bid on a project and for bid creation.

8Avg 7.9
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Product Details

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.

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Newforma Project Center Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Newforma Project Center is web-based construction project information management software for collaboration. Users can access a drag and drop interface, relate emails to documents, markup and review designs, track meeting minutes and action items, and search across projects. It has mobile accessibility.

Reviewers rate Document sharing and Collaboration & approvals highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Newforma Project Center are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Newforma Project Center has been a great tool for online collaborating with the engineers and architects within my company. It has virtually eliminated the need for us all to travel to one location to discuss certain line items within each project. It allows all of us to access RFI's for projects while it also tracks everything we do.
  • Allows for online collaborating specific projects
  • Keeps track of emails and RFI's engineer and architect needs, quick and easy access to
  • I have found it difficult to locate audits.
  • Some users have issues while uploading project data.
I think Newforma Project Center is a handy tool for mainly our architects and engineers to collaborate and view each other plans together in one space. Previously we held weekly meetings to discuss these line items. Since using we have moved to meet in person once a month. This has saved the company money as well as time and resources.
Construction Project & Field Management (15)
60%
6.0
Plan distribution & viewing
90%
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
60%
6.0
Document sharing
100%
10.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
80%
8.0
Photo documentation
90%
9.0
Jobsite reports
60%
6.0
RFI tools
90%
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
100%
10.0
As-built drawings
70%
7.0
Mobile app
N/A
N/A
Submittal design and management
N/A
N/A
Checklists
70%
7.0
Meeting Minutes
90%
9.0
Specifications
N/A
N/A
Change orders
N/A
N/A
Estimating (5)
32%
3.2
Takeoff tools
N/A
N/A
Job costing
70%
7.0
Cost databases
N/A
N/A
Cost calculator
N/A
N/A
Bid creation
90%
9.0
Human Resource Management (7)
8.571428571428571%
0.9
Employee demographic data
N/A
N/A
Employment history
60%
6.0
Job profiles and administration
N/A
N/A
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
N/A
N/A
Organizational charting
N/A
N/A
Organization and location management
N/A
N/A
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
N/A
N/A
Payroll Management (7)
N/A
N/A
Pay calculation
N/A
N/A
Support for external payroll vendors
N/A
N/A
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
N/A
N/A
Benefit plan administration
N/A
N/A
Direct deposit files
N/A
N/A
Salary revision and increment management
N/A
N/A
Reimbursement management
N/A
N/A
Asset Management (1)
60%
6.0
Tracking of all physical assets
60%
6.0
Reporting & Analytics (4)
37.5%
3.8
Dashboards
80%
8.0
Standard reports
N/A
N/A
Custom reports
70%
7.0
Data exportability
N/A
N/A
  • ROI has not been evaluated yet, but I assume it will be positive.
Newforma Project Center seems to do well compared to what I have used with Trello. Trello does a good job with project deadlines where I have found Newforma Project Center may lack.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Construction Project & Field Management (11)
57.27272727272727%
5.7
Plan distribution & viewing
50%
5.0
Plan markups & sharing
30%
3.0
Document sharing
70%
7.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
60%
6.0
Photo documentation
40%
4.0
Jobsite reports
70%
7.0
RFI tools
90%
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
80%
8.0
As-built drawings
50%
5.0
Mobile app
N/A
N/A
Submittal design and management
90%
9.0
Estimating (5)
N/A
N/A
Takeoff tools
N/A
N/A
Job costing
N/A
N/A
Cost databases
N/A
N/A
Cost calculator
N/A
N/A
Bid creation
N/A
N/A
Human Resource Management
N/A
N/A
Payroll Management
N/A
N/A
Asset Management
N/A
N/A
Reporting & Analytics
N/A
N/A
  • Faster construction timelines.
  • Tracking of information.
I do not know of any competitive products with Newforma. I believe they have cornered the market with this.
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.
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Construction Project & Field Management (10)
56%
5.6
Plan distribution & viewing
80%
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
60%
6.0
Document sharing
90%
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
90%
9.0
Photo documentation
70%
7.0
Jobsite reports
N/A
N/A
RFI tools
N/A
N/A
Collaboration & approvals
70%
7.0
As-built drawings
70%
7.0
Mobile app
30%
3.0
Estimating
N/A
N/A
Human Resource Management
N/A
N/A
Payroll Management
N/A
N/A
Asset Management
N/A
N/A
Reporting & Analytics
N/A
N/A
  • Newforma makes it easy to transfer, share, archive, and search extensive data sets in a single GUI
  • For it to be effective, all users in a team must receive a basic training and use it consistently
  • Adoption in the industry is good (A/E); many teams use it consistently. Learning to use it once produces time-saving in subsequent projects
Newforma provides many tools for organizing and archiving project information of various formats. Its ability to search communications is often used by our team. The desktop application is great for internal organization and the web interface provides the basic tools for collaboration and project management between teams of collaborating organizations. This is beneficial to the A/E and construction industries for document control.
January 24, 2018

Newforma Project Center

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Construction Project & Field Management (10)
90%
9.0
Plan distribution & viewing
100%
10.0
Plan markups & sharing
100%
10.0
Document sharing
100%
10.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
100%
10.0
Photo documentation
100%
10.0
Jobsite reports
100%
10.0
RFI tools
100%
10.0
Collaboration & approvals
100%
10.0
As-built drawings
100%
10.0
Mobile app
N/A
N/A
Estimating
N/A
N/A
Human Resource Management
N/A
N/A
Payroll Management
N/A
N/A
Asset Management
N/A
N/A
Reporting & Analytics
N/A
N/A
  • Saved countless hours archiving emails and other data.
  • Reduced paper filing by going more digital.
  • Our employees now have an easy to use search tool to find the data they need.
We spent a lot of time researching what type of data management software we wanted to use. We are a smaller business and Newforma gave us everything we needed, and integrates well with Outlook. We already have a software in place that keeps up with our finances and time sheets, so Procore was overkill.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Construction Project & Field Management (10)
22%
2.2
Plan distribution & viewing
60%
6.0
Plan markups & sharing
30%
3.0
Document sharing
90%
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
40%
4.0
Photo documentation
N/A
N/A
Jobsite reports
N/A
N/A
RFI tools
N/A
N/A
Collaboration & approvals
N/A
N/A
As-built drawings
N/A
N/A
Mobile app
N/A
N/A
Estimating
N/A
N/A
Human Resource Management
N/A
N/A
Payroll Management
N/A
N/A
Asset Management
N/A
N/A
Reporting & Analytics
N/A
N/A
  • Reduced paper filing
  • Ease of searching emails to find emails
A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
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