ARES PRISM

ARES PRISM

4.29

(24)

What isARES PRISM?

ARES PRISM is best for:

Accounting
Best For Most Business Sizes
Supports Multiple Platforms

The top things reviewers say:

Great value for money
Great ease of use
Great functionality

ARES PRISM is a construction project management solution suitable for businesses of all sizes. It offers features such as manpower loading, time and payroll reporting, cost management, equipment tracking and field management. PRISM provides role-based real-time cost tracking and forecasting which enables users to predict capital projects and programs. Users can estimate data to forecast completion dates, manpower requirements for different p...

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How much doesARES PRISM cost?

This vendor has not provided pricing information.

What training doesARES PRISM offer?

ARES PRISM offers the following training options:
  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

What features doesARES PRISM offer?

Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
API
Audit Trail
Bid Management
Budget Management
Budget Tracking/Job Costing
Budgeting/Forecasting
Change Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Commercial
Compliance Tracking

What support doesARES PRISM offer?

ARES PRISM offers the following support options:
  • Email/Help Desk
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat
ARES PRISM does not offer:
  • FAQs/Forum
  • 24/7 (Live Rep)

What deployment options doesARES PRISM offer?

ARES PRISM offers the following deployment options:

Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
Windows (Desktop)
iPhone (Mobile)
Android (Mobile)
iPad (Mobile)
Windows (On-Premise)
Linux (On-Premise)

ARES PRISM does not offer:

Chromebook (Desktop)
Mac (Desktop)
Linux (Desktop)

ARES PRISM Reviews

Overall Rating

4.29

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for ARES PRISM

1 - 5 of 24 Reviews

Fred

1,001-5,000 employees

Construction

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Reviewed October 2019

PRISM - Oct-2019

OVERALL RATING

5.0

EASE OF USE

5.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

5.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5.0

FUNCTIONALITY

5.0

For the first time in our organization we managed to drop all excel sheets and use one solution that caters for all business needs. Reporting accuracy has increased noticeably, and time to generate reports has dropped drastically which in turn gave our users the time to do what is more important in their jobs.

PROS

- Ease of use, PRISM is user-friendly and allow flexible import/export functionality, plus a lot of utilities that caters for bulk updates. - Comprehensive Project Controls Capability and features, PRISM is a one stop shop, you don't need to look for additional systems to cover gaps, because there isn't any. - Fully Integrated solution, All modules talk to each other very efficiently, no need to worry about external integrations. - Excellent Support team, Experienced and responsive team that resolves issues promptly.

CONS

- Reporting features, PRISM standard reports are good but a bit difficult to customize.

Reason for choosing ARES PRISM

Capabilities, Price, and Ease of setup and implementation.

Diane

5,001-10,000 employees

Oil & Energy

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Reviewed October 2019

What I like about Classic and G2

OVERALL RATING

4.0

EASE OF USE

4.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

5.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3.0

FUNCTIONALITY

4.0

PROS

Very easy to setup. The clients I support want different things, so the setup has to be flexible

CONS

not always easy to get support on a question

Reason for choosing ARES PRISM

the cost was less and the familiarity I have with Classic and G2. I don't have the time to reinvent a cost system for new clients.

Sam

51-200 employees

Government Administration

More than 2 years

Reviewed May 2017

80's/90's Graphics

OVERALL RATING

3.0

EASE OF USE

3.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3.0

FUNCTIONALITY

3.0

Not happy yet, primarily to cludgy reports.

PROS

Use of Excel to update via imports and exports Wide variety of canned reports and processes (includes change control, trends)

CONS

Canned 80's/90's style reports that cannot be modified. Can't copy an existing report to modify and make another report. Executive Summary reports do not format correctly. S-Curve /Histogram has errors on progress (group that has not started yet shows progress. Technical Support not consistent. Dashboard is not included.

Brian

5,001-10,000 employees

Oil & Energy

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Reviewed September 2017

Great cost control software with instant budget and schedule integration

OVERALL RATING

5.0

EASE OF USE

4.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

5.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4.0

FUNCTIONALITY

4.0

There are many benefits to using the software. I like the enterprise reporting capability where multiple cost engineers can be managing projects in the system and that data can be combined at the program level. As a cost engineer, financial analyst, or project manager, there are few tools that can match G2 out of the box. There are definitely some competitors who offer products that can be tailored more to a specific business, but the amount of time and money that is required for the customization is very expensive. G2 is great for anyone who is converting from spreadsheets to a more structured platform.

PROS

The things I like most about G2 is that it is ready to go out of the box. G2 provides enough structure for you to start using it immediately, but also offers the ability to customize to many different business needs. G2 can be used at a project or program level to manage projects from a few million to several billion dollars. Some other benefits are that you can quickly setup the software to integrate with SAP, load actuals, and see your EAC quickly in both tabular and graphical form. You can select your physical progress method to obtain both calculated and independent EAC's. Integrating the software with Primavera is also very easy by creating a cross-reference utilizing G2's built in utilities. The same can be done to map your estimate to control accounts so that you have a common element at the level which the project is managed. There are a good amount of standard reports are available and the system also has a report writer available. When starting a new project, I immediately go to G2. I like the fact that reporting periods are locked down once closed out and forecasts can be obtained easily. The system also allows you to process accruals in a couple of different ways and allows the tracking of both actuals and incurred. Great software that I will continue to use for many years!

CONS

There are a good amount of standard reports available, but if using the report writer, some time is required to learn.

Chris

51-200 employees

Construction

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Reviewed September 2017

I have had experience with the PRISM software products since 1996, my level is expert.

OVERALL RATING

4.0

EASE OF USE

4.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

5.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4.0

FUNCTIONALITY

5.0

Reduced effort in managing the monthly reporting process, reduced duplicate work, reduced effort spent finding mistakes in the multiple systems we used. ROI was realized quickly. Baseline can be established quickly allowing the monthly reporting and trending processes to begin sooner in the project cycle. Ability to establish a baseline while the other systems (schedule & estimate) are being fine tuned. The change management features save time on the project and allow changes to be incorporated very quickly!

PROS

It's ready to go on Day 1, you can actually load data and start configuration immediately and develop a PMB very quickly. I've used on Mining, O&G, Energy, Land Development, Rail, Airports, Government EVMS required projects, and even IT projects and PRISM has always met my program' / projects' needs. If there is a gap, the ARES team works to understand the requirement and close the gap. The ROI was quick as the implementation and training cost were fare less than other tools on the market. The system has many reports to analyze a programs performance if tracking unit rates, quantities or just contract and subcontract values. It's easy to get data into and out of the system and doesn't require complex work flows.

CONS

The on-screen analytics can be improved. All analytics run through reports or from the Dashboard system. It has taken us a long time to get service packs to fix technical issues in the past. It's seems to be getting better. Most issues were addressed with simple work-a-rounds luckily.