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Raken is a cloud-based daily reporting platform for Contractors.

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Raken is a cloud-based daily reporting platform for Contractors.

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Raken is a cloud-based daily reporting platform for Contractors.

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Raken has received high praise from its users for its unlimited data storage space and effective cloud management, making it a reliable tool for engineering and construction projects. Field teams have found Raken to be an invaluable resource in simplifying the process of obtaining detailed project field reports. Foremen are able to track day-to-day activities and effortlessly update team members, ensuring everyone is up to date on project progress. The platform also enables the tracking and logging of crucial information such as daily progress photos, subcontractor crew sizes, and hours worked. This feature keeps all team members and upper management well-informed about job progress. In addition, Raken is widely used by field operations teams to monitor subcontractor progress, safety reporting, job site progress, weather conditions, and daily events. Superintendents utilize Raken to complete their daily reports, which are then shared with the entire company for easy access to job site progress and subcontractor hours. By eliminating the need for paper reporting, Raken allows field teams to take pictures and add notes throughout the day and finalize their reports at the end of the day or week. This not only saves time but also helps in keeping accurate records of man-hours, daily logs, and progress photos for each job. Companies like HPS appreciate Raken's user-friendly interface as it helps them keep track of all their jobs in one place without the hassle of juggling multiple platforms. Additionally, superintendents rely on Raken to send daily reports to project clients and owners, ensuring that work is completed properly and on time. The efficient photo and information sharing capabilities of Raken further save time and money by reducing the need for physical visits to every job site. Overall, Raken proves to be a valuable tool that streamlines reporting processes, enhances communication among team members, provides valuable insights into job progress, and improves efficiency in the construction industry.

Easy to use and navigate: Many users have found the software to be easy to use and navigate, with a simple and intuitive user interface. This has made it effortless for users to share images and recordings, as well as access the app from a mobile device.

Functional mobile access: The availability of functional mobile access has been highly appreciated by users. It allows them to stay connected and manage their tasks on the go. This feature has proven particularly useful for those working in construction sites or other remote locations.

Cloud collaboration capability: Users have praised the software's cloud collaboration capability, which facilitates seamless teamwork and document sharing among project members. This feature has enhanced productivity and efficiency by enabling real-time collaboration without any geographical constraints.

  1. Lack of Project Estimating Capability: Some users have expressed the need for the developer to include project estimating capability in the application, as it would greatly enhance their ability to plan and manage projects effectively.

  2. Integration with Accounting Platforms Needs Improvement: Several reviewers mentioned that they faced challenges with the integration of the application with accounting platforms. They believe that this aspect could be improved to ensure a smoother and more seamless transfer of financial data between systems.

  3. Unreliable Support Team: A number of users have reported that they found the support team to be unreliable at times. They have experienced delays or difficulties in getting prompt assistance when encountering issues or needing guidance during critical moments, which has impacted their overall experience with the software.

Users have made several recommendations based on their experiences with Raken. The most common recommendations include the following:

  1. Users highly praise Raken for its ease of use, describing it as the best in the marketplace. They recommend using Raken for field reporting and timecards, as it simplifies these tasks.

  2. Many users consider Raken a must-have tool for daily logs or notes. They emphasize that accurate information inputted into Raken can greatly enhance its usefulness.

  3. Users recommend comparing Raken to other packages before making a decision, as they believe it stands out in terms of automation and time-saving capabilities for jobsite reports. However, some users caution against using it on a Windows platform.

Overall, users find Raken to be a solid and helpful platform that is easy to use and pick up. They suggest watching tutorial videos on Raken's homepage for tips and tricks. Additionally, users recommend adding a function to view pictures without navigating to a specific date, which would further improve the user experience.

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James Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
First, I have to begin with the unlimited data storage space offered by Raken and the effective Cloud management ability that is more efficient and reliable to various engineering and construction projects. The platform is very easy for Forman to effectively obtain excellent and detailed project field reports.
  • Easy to share images and recordings.
  • Functional mobile access is very useful.
  • Cloud collaboration capability.
  • The free trial for beginners.
  • Developer could include project estimating capability.
  • The integration with the accounting platforms could improve.
  • Support team could be more reliable.
Easy sub-contractor management ability, time tracking, resource planning and the easy tracking of project equipment using Raken is even enjoyable. Team coordination and project comments and recording sharing among the team members, this is a great tool for that.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
All of our field workers mainly use Raken. They keep track of man-hours, daily logs, and pictures of the progress on each job. Raken helps HPS keep track of all our jobs in one easy to use interface. The software is reasonably priced and very simple to use.
  • Keep track of daily reporting
  • Send reports and updates to other members of the project
  • Production tracking
  • Timecards
  • Sometimes the app will run slow or crash on the guys in the field. It doesn't happen too often though.
  • An easier way to download all project Daily Reports at one time.
Raken is a great way to keep track of the day to day work being done on the job site. It's especially good at keeping all members of the project on the same page and all updated with the most current information on the job. Photos help assist office personnel and Project Managers of the progress on the job site.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Raken is used by our field operations team to track subcontractor progress, hours, safety reporting, job site progress, weather, and other daily events. Our superintendents are required to complete 1 daily Raken report that is submitted to a shared folder where anyone in the company can view job site progress, subcontractor hours, etc. Raken solves the issue of using paper reporting for on-site team members. Our field teams can walk throughout the day and take pictures and add notes, then sit at the end of the day (or week) and finalize their report to submit. Once submitted it is easily accessible by others.
  • Great iPhone application - The application makes reporting and adding photos very easy.
  • It's easy to navigate different days and reports. Or to find keywords or subcontractors and when they performed work.
  • I hear some feedback from our field team that occasionally the application is slow or crashes on their devices.
Raken is great for any large or mid-size general contractor that collects the superintendent's daily reports. The clean, easy to navigate application is perfect for everyone, even the "old-school" superintendents that are not as tech-savvy. Having the ability to view different jobs across the company in one application as a PM is a great tool to have.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
TTI is currently using Raken in the field on two projects. We are still getting familiar with the program.
  • Meets the daily requirements of construction paperwork getting into the office.
  • Attachments of the safety paperwork.
  • The time card can't be downloaded.
  • Would like time card template. Unaware if there is a time card template within the system.
The data is in real-time data. It allows us to transfer safety information to the home office, to subcontractors, and to the owner. Contractors get the subcontractor info in real-time.

Vista would be better suited for our accounting as it will download the payroll. Raken is not suitable/compatible with our software so payroll has to transfer data manually into the project management software.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
All of our superintendents use Raken for our daily reports. The reports are sent to our project clients and owner to ensure work is being completed properly and on time. Because it’s so simple to use, all our employees fill out the reports and get them sent in regularly. The photos and information prevent having to constantly go out to every job site. It saves us time and money.
  • Automation
  • Daily reports
  • Access to past projects for admin
  • How reports are exported
Raken is well suited for when you have multiple smaller (~$1-3M) projects at one time and want to keep track of everything happening on site. Raken is good for projects up to about $5M or so. The simple interface makes it incredibly easy to use, but I see the simplicity being an issue for larger projects when you need more information.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Raken is an extremely simplistic way to track day to day activities on the job site and update all team members involved. We are able to track and log daily progress photos, which are saved and timestamped, and track subcontractor crew sizes and hours worked, etc. This keeps all team members/upper management in tune with the progress of the job at the click of a button.
  • Photo management. Construction is a risky business, and there is no better way to document, with timestamped photo documentation, the completed work on the job.
  • Timesheets. Seeing the daily/weekly/monthly work hour graphs and curves helps us to understand what has been taking place on this job site.
  • SIMPLE SIMPLE SIMPLE. Absolutely no learning curve. This is a huge plus.
  • None.
If you are looking for a very affordable software, which is extremely simple and does not compromise existing procedures and workflows, then this product is for you.
If you are looking for robust software that performs many different functions and can help implement new procedures and workflows, then this software is not for you.
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