Aconex Project Management Software


 

Aconex is a SaaS and mobile platform for managing information and processes between companies on complex construction and engineering projects. Several functions include document management, workflow automation, bid management, issue management, handover management and control of project correspondence. Aconex also offers BIM file management and process control, field inspections and issues management and the creation and management of digital O&M manuals.

As a Web-based solution, Aconex allows project members worldwide to create and review documents and other project information from any location, and on any mobile device (iOS/Android). This includes RFIs, drawings, 3D models, contracts, reports and more.

Aconex supports construction and engineering projects across multiple industry segments but is best suited for asset owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, government contractors, heavy/highway construction firms and mining, power, and oil and gas companies.

Aconex's user base includes over 500,000 professionals across 70 countries, including nine of the top 10 engineering, procurement and construction firms in the world.

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Haley from Storage
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Acontex review

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Could use some work on the graphics

Pros

Easy to use
Lots of tutorials on youtube
good customer service
Best price on market
The company checks in frequently

Cons

un common
The text is very small
makes the companys use it
makes the process alot easier
makes payments easier

 
 

Benjamin from Professional Services
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Good idea, but poorly executed.

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The idea is good - site for organizing all the documents and workflows for a project, pity execution is so bad. Downloads are painfully slow, customer support is literally non-existent. I contacted customer support about it taking all day to download a document and they just closed my ticket without any communication. Obviously, the customer support staff don't want to deal with problems they can't fix.

 
 

Terry Rennaker from Rennaker Company
Specialty: Real estate developer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Owner's Rep User

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I found Aconex to be quite functional and easy to access. It's workflow and document control systems were quite robust. I particularly liked Aconex Field. It is a punch list or snag list tool that uses QR Codes to ID building area, smart phones and tablets to take pictures that you can annotate by drawing on the picture with your finger, and then assign it to a company or even and individual. Great, easy to use product.

Pros

Incredibly robust and adaptable to any situation

Cons

The very robustness makes it time consuming to change for different approval processes.

Advice to Others

I would still recommend it.

 
 

Sandra from PCEP CalMod Project
Specialty: Government - state & local
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Aconex Preliminary Evaluation

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This review is based on the early stages of implementation and configuration. Aconex guarantees you that they can have your system up and running within a matter of a few weeks. What's not taken into account is the configuration based on your organizations needs and defining your internal processes. Without going through their professional services, you are left to determine what works that can encounter perhaps unnecessary pitfalls. Given our current status, we are still struggling to pull together a system that is fluid for us as well as the contractors and how we collaborate. We are dealing with multiple projects that compounds the situation and would have liked to have been provided more guidance throughout the development phase. To be fair, there needs to be direction and consensus from within in order to produce a workable product.

Pros

Communication and retention of emails delivered to and from the contractor within the system.

Cons

This software is not intended for an overall program management software and does not have a means of tracking action items, financial, change management. etc. The biggest hurdle to overcome is that this is not a folder based structure.

Advice to Others

Bottom line is know what you are buying. No software product is perfect and requires alot more work than any sales person is going to tell you. Know exactly what you want the software to do, and what you want to have at the end of your project.

 
 

Charles from Balmond Studio
Specialty: Architect

April 2016

April 2016

Frustrating, when it could be so much more than it is.

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Likes Best

Does provide a global platform, that allows many users to work together.

Likes Least

Poor support, with a tendency to blame customers for problems, along with poor design aspects (doesn't officially support multiple tabbed windows for examples) that actually creates problems.

Relies heavily upon users having many processes in place to support using it, as there is not intrinsic document management or project management functionality.

Aconex themselves don't provide very much in getting to grips with it, or how to user it. Sink or swim...

I could go on...

Recommendations

Look for both document management and project management funcionality in a product like this, particularly for complex projects.

Aconex is otherwise just a document register with email.

 
 

Jack from Watpac
Specialty: Construction manager

February 2016

February 2016

A must-have software for medium to large scale projects

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Likes Best

best for traceability and sharing of large files. Very good customer support and works well with Aconex Field. Customizable

Likes Least

Requires other parties to create accounts. Not required for small projects


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Recommendations

Excellent for tracking correspondence and sharing files, easy to use. Perfect for design and build projects.

 
 

Clyde from Zilkha Biomass
Specialty: Engineer

July 2015

July 2015

Aconex for Construction Project

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Likes Best

Search function is very good. Super search is valuable. Filtering by document type is very good.

Likes Least

Not as flexible as ideal. Login required each usage. Opening documents in original form is cumbersome.

Recommendations

Try it first on a sample project. Enter sample data and try revisions, and other features

 
 
 
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