Lots of style but lacks substance and functionality
July 29, 2020

Lots of style but lacks substance and functionality

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Project Management
  • Quality & Safety
  • Field Productivity

Overall Satisfaction with Procore

I am a project manager for a construction/development company. I am currently using Procore to manage two Projects. I use it for tendering, daily reporting, safety, drawing, and document management. In General, compared to other construction management programs I have used, I find Procore slow, not very flexible. for sending out drawings to contractors and consultants it is slow and cumbersome. For each drawing you want to send you need to download and wait for an email for each file—very time consuming, and the link you receive is not labeled. Their tech support people are friendly but not that helpful. The safety inspection tool works ok. The daily log can be used to record lots of data which I don't find helpful. I do like the photos. The RFI and Task function annoys people more than anything and I find it more time consuming than other ways of managing. Overall, Procore is like a multi-tool for Project management, none of which work very well.
  • The safety inspection tool works well and is relatively easy to use.
  • The bidding tool works reasonably well to use.
  • Photos and being able to categorize photos.
  • Slow and not very flexible.
  • Issuing drawings from Procore is slow and time consuming.
  • Creating tasks and RFIs is time consuming to set up and manage.
  • Scheduling tools are difficult to work with.
  • Has not improved efficiency.
  • Has not saved time.
  • Has not improved our company and project objectives.
Microsoft Projects for scheduling. But I find it slower to respond if I am working on the schedule outside of Procore. Generally, everything you do in Procore takes a little bit longer with more added steps and more managing.
I don't think there has been any impact on the speed at which daily logs are entered. The main advantage is it is easier to go back to previous daily logs to review things like manpower, photos, and weather.
Very frustrating to use for the issuing of drawings electronically—extremely time-consuming. RFIs and tasks are slow to set up and you need to constantly update and manage them—frustrates employees, contractors, and consultants. The bidding tool works ok, same with photos. I don't like the schedule tools; I would much rather use Microsoft Projects for all of my scheduling needs. For marking up drawings or estimating I would much rather use Bluebeam.

Procore Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
Plan markups & sharing
Document sharing
Issue tracking & punchlists
Photo documentation
Jobsite reports
RFI tools
Collaboration & approvals
Mobile app
Submittal design and management
Meeting Minutes
Change orders
Bid creation
Support for external payroll vendors
Standard reports
Custom reports
Data exportability