Aconex Project Management Software


Oracle Aconex is a cloud-based operation management solution 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 operations and maintenance manuals.

As a cloud-based solution, Aconex allows project members worldwide to create and review documents and other project information from any location. This includes RFIs, drawings, 3D models, contracts, reports and more. A real-time dashboard allows users to set their KPIs and monitor essential activities from a single screen. It also supports third party integrations which allow users to sync data within applications simultaneously.

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

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

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  • Andrew from Cox Architecture

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2018

    Consistency makes for efficeincy

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    Excellent

    Pros

    The consistent way that each project is set up, makes for a good user experience generally.

    Cons

    Some PMs don’t use the tools properly. It is becoming impossible to work out what your actual tasks really are. RFIs get sent to everyone on the project team. Queries are more like statements, it takes longer to work out what the question really is, than it does to work out the answer. People should think about who they are sending queries “to” and who is just cc’d. Using the please respond by options should mean there is an extra onus on the initiator to close it out, or chase it up.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jason from TL Services, Inc.

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Oracle

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    Pros

    Oracle was helpful in tracking information used daily within the company

    Cons

    Oracle was not always the easiest to navigate within

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Greg from Hollingsworth logistics Group LLC

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Keeping up with standards

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    Overall love the best practices for ISO updates. Makes me feel confident I am keeping things up to standard.

    Pros

    ACONEX has helped a lot for the project in which I currently work.
    Aconex complies and stays up-to-date with ISO 30300.

    Cons

    Still tough to keep up with certain documents. I find organization is pretty crucial to having ACONEX work well for you.

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

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2018

    Excellent Document Management System

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    I use it daily to upload documents that are transmitted to the Client and Vendor. It will also be used for auditing purposes, reporting and permanent document storage.

    Pros

    That most Clients and Vendors/Customers are beginning to see the value of this software and will use it making it an easy way to transmit and receive documents.

    Another great thing about this software is I can log in from anywhere, not just my workplace.

    Cons

    I am not sure there is anything I don't like about this software. I guess if the system is down is what I may like least but it is usually back up and running in a short amount of time.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dean from WSP in Australia & New Zealand

    June 2018

    The industry standard when it comes to project management and CPS

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    Aconex streamlines the whole constuction process, from providing input to answering RFIs with various stakeholder engagement. It does it all and is a must have.

    Pros

    This has virtually everything you could think of/ need. As the project is constantly evolving, Aconex keeps track and simplifies the process of reviews, approvals, management, timelines etc. With multiple disciplinarys proving input in one place, the whole process is fast tracked.

    Cons

    The software can be pricey depending on the level of functionality required, however considering the costs associated with variations etc arrising from poor coordination/ poor work flows its a no brainer.

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

    June 2018

    it is very good and efficent program for document corrol and register

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    i learnt how to do my work without using sny papers and can get all the required information any time and preparing reports to the managment any tome it great program

    Pros

    easy to use and help alot in regestribg the data and have it any time also you can get and have reports any time and also decrease the use of paper

    Cons

    the most thing idont like is if you upload any data yoy canot change or modify again only you can upload anoher file

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

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    June 2018

    Useful product but requires a lot of training to become familiar

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    Pros

    Superseding of documents as new ones are issued is a very useful feature, communication between different teams being all in one place reduces a lot of confusion, having all project documents accessible from a single source is extremely useful throughout the project as a PM>

    Cons

    Not very intuitive to use, requires extensive training sessions to be able to use it proficiently, document control heavily reliant on all contributors following the naming convention.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mohammed from Hill International, Inc.

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    June 2018

    Good software

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    Pros

    easy of finding information for any document or workflow I look for, zip download is easy too to download all files together.

    Cons

    - The relation between documents and workflows is not practical, you should copy the link or text from documents and go to workflows to find information, there should be a way to do that automatically.
    - If I'm not in the workflow and want to download documents, there is no way except going to the original mail.

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

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    We only use it as a subcontractor.

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    Pros

    Very easy to track conversations and contract instructions. The search function is easy to use and brings up all relevant info. The document register is very easy to use as well.

    Cons

    The software itself is good. I do find that main contractors tent to send out contract instructions to all subbies even when it doesn't affect some.

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

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2018

    The best construction document management platform on the market

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    Pros

    - Bulk upload documents and quickly change revisions
    - Easily search and view documents and drawings
    - Communicate with the team via emails

    Cons

    - The email threads and emailing process can get very lengthy and confusing
    - It would be good if Aconex simplified the emailing process and design
    - Simplify the RFI process to make the system more streamlined

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

    May 2018

    A tool used in our organization for easy control and monitoring of different construction processe

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    Pros


    It is a tool capable of streamlining the processes of construction work, the control of documents as it gives you a series of easy-to-use tools to be able to take better management at work and provide you with better comfort

    Cons


    It has certain aspects that could be improved as are the links of documents according to the relationship they have with each other.

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

    Specialty: Other specialty contractor

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    May 2018

    Aconex is a good tool for document management.

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    Pros

    Aconex is a powerful tool for document management. The workflow processes that are built into the product helps routing and approvals

    Cons

    getting the product setup gets pretty involved. lots of changes and modifications that need to be made need to go through Aconex, the company.

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  • Berkeley from Emerson Home Services

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    Easy to use

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    N/A
    Pros

    I like that im able to communicate and send large files to our subs through the program. I can easily track the open and closed RFP's for future references.

    Cons

    It's a little overwhelming and hard to navigate unless you have some training on the software. If your not familiar with it, it can be frustrating, but none the less it is very useful for multipurpose business needs.

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  • Delgado from SIDOR

    April 2018

    greater control and greater control in projects

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    greater control and greater control in projects

    Pros

    It is easy to use on the main screen, it has many options that will be easy to use and with the necessary data to better develop your work. it has the ability to find documents and organize it

    Cons

    we've a little problems with the statistics, we'd like to edit it but It does not let us it. sometimes its really slow, for us its the main mistake

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

    March 2018

    Very useful tool, easy to use, easy implementation at the start

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    We achieve documentation management of all our projects.

    Pros

    Easy to use, simple configuration of the projects, very intuitive , user-friendly, good manage of users

    Cons

    Not enough Reportability to Bid module.
    Documents search tool seems to be hard at the start
    It needs continous use to full understanding

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jason from Wipro Limited

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    March 2018

    Aconex makes the complex construction jobs seem easy and smooth

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    Pros

    Makes the whole construction roadmap a simple and straightforward one to follow for every employee in the field.

    Cons

    Some features are too complex to understand, and these especially lead to bottlenecks in the system. Perfect otherwise.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Vincent from Metrolinx

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    March 2018

    Daily transmittals.

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    Value for Money

    Saves Time flexible input methods easy to understand easy to train new users unlimited uploads

    Pros

    Flexibility and convenient to use. I am using Aconex for over 8 years I found it is very flexible and convenient . when ever I faced issues I get immediate help and guidance from Customer Support

    Cons

    Initially I faced issues . I don't remember what kind of issues. I remember calling the customer support they mentioned there is limitation for that particular request I asked for.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Stephen from Metrolinx

    March 2018

    Very user friendly, keep track of all submittal and its responses, extremely useful for audit

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    Easy to use and easy access to documents from anywhere

    Pros

    Easy to use, lots of support materials online as well as helpdesk, it is web based. Generates auto numbering using selected metadata, bulk uploads, review processes using workflows etc..

    Cons

    We can disable and lock an user account but cannot remove users from projects, have to contact the helpdesk to do so.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Caroline from KPH Turcot, un partenariat S.E.N.C.

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    March 2018

    Really easy to use, minimum training required and user-friendly.

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    Reduce document controller, reducing email communication with large files as well. Centralization for all document control management.

    Pros

    Aconex is used by all entities involved for our project. This make document control management efficient and productive.

    The best thing about Aconex is the document register : unlimited size of files, easy access to previous version of a file, link to all transmittal used to exchange the file and, the search is powerful. Easy and fast to update files for all document register that have already received a file.

    Cons

    Having to ask for a report of our distribution list, we should have this accessibility. The Insights should be editable by the project Management to represent what we should see.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Erac from Trailhead Engineering

    March 2018

    My experience in the document control field for oil and gas spans 12+ years.

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    Pros

    What I like most about this software is how easy it is to use. I also like the quality standards it offers with recording every change that is made within the system. The dashboard has all the relevant information needed to make your daily tasks easy to manage. I also enjoy having the ability to process documentation en masse with the bulk upload function. The drag and drop feature for uploading multiple files is also appealing. Utilizing this software for our document control functions and repository has been the best experience in all my document management software experience.

    Cons

    I would like for org admins to have the capability to add their own projects into the software module. While I understand that to have the ease of use features on this software, it may be required for Aconex to create the projects in the module, it would be nice if org admins had that ability. But it has not been a real hindrance, since the projects were created fairly quickly once the request was made.

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