Overall Satisfaction with Procore
I work managing subcontractors on a multi-family construction project. We use numerous Procore tools in multiple different modules. Our company uses Procore as its primary project management software across all of our projects. We use it to manage our entire submittal process for all submittal documents. Our drawing management is done entirely through Procore and it allows us to take the drawings in the field, mark up drawings, track changes and see past revisions and compare them. We use Procore's inspection and observation function to perform quality control throughout the project. The locations function being connected to multiple tools helps us to track items, store photos, QC, etc. by location
- Drawings/drawing comparison
- QC inspection/tracking
- Daily logs
- Punch list needs some work.
- Emails to connect to outside integration.
Multivista is the only third party that I am currently aware of that Morgan Group has integrated with Procore. There may be one or two others that we are utilizing that I am not aware of. Multivista is a progress tracking photo documentation system. I wish we could have a separate drawing area in Procore to view Multivista photos as they are viewed in Procore. It allows us to find buried items and other photos.
Procore has been extremely helpful with entering daily logs. It helps to be able to track more things if input properly. Procore daily logs especially through the mobile app have significantly decreased the time it takes to enter daily logs. It is also great to track weather, delivery inspections, etc.
Procore is a very user-friendly program and is easier for most people to use, even with different levels of technical knowledge and skill levels. Even though it is extremely user-friendly it does tend to attract individuals with high technical skills to use it to its fullest extent and be able to manipulate the software to suit their custom needs.
I listed three alternatives.
- I personally haven't used this project management software. I have seen my electricians use it. I found that it is pretty good for document/ plans management and mark-up. It didn't seem to have the versatile capabilities of Procore.
- Bluebeam as there are some drawing markup capabilities that Bluebeam has that I wish Procore had. There are ways to integrate Bluebeam into Procore.
- Microsoft Project
I have found Procore useful in numerous scenarios. The things where improvement is needed the most are drawing comparison, emails, punch lists. I would like to be able to compare drawings not just to previous revisions but to each other. There are times that I would like to perform clash detection between different trades. I wish I could use my Microsoft Office emails/Outlook through Procore. There are numerous issues I have with the Procore punch list. First is the way to input. I wish that was more streamlined. Having to decide whether to input as push pins or through the tool. I can provide more detail if needed.