Aconex Project Management Software


 

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.

 

Aconex - Multi device accessibility
 
  • Aconex - Multi device accessibility
    Multi device accessibility
  • Aconex - Manage tasks
    Manage tasks
  • Aconex - Store documents
    Store documents
  • Aconex - Design and store 3D drawings
    Design and store 3D drawings
  • Aconex - Mobile ready
    Mobile ready
  • Aconex - Set workflows
    Set workflows
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Isha from KPA Concrete
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Aconex Review

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Pros

All documents in one place and easy access and stakeholder communication. Adding people to the project is a good feature.

Cons

Some features are hard/time-consuming to use, for example attaching files - each file has to be attached individually.

 
 

Michael from Columbia Memorial Health
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Excellent System

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N/A
Pros

This system is perfect for connecting and sharing information with multiple people for large construction projects.

Cons

Although it is not intuitive, it is easy to learn the system and to quickly maximize all of the features it has to offer.

 
 

Nick from Project Controls Software
Specialty: Government - state & local
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Project Controls Excellence

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Brilliant tool for enterprise companies with workflow and multi module software

Pros

Multi Global access
Multi module
Integration of Worksite (PrismG2 light)
BIM module
Task and document management

Cons

Little slow due to SasS
Not the best reports however this is something they are looking to improve on

 
 

Hany from Hill International
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Good enough but still need aome improvement

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They need to focus in data analysis and visualizing

Pros

Easy to use, Easy interface, satsfying workflow module, online training and well customer service provided.

Cons

No satisfying reports provided, and no improvement has been made since 5 years ago for this specific module.

 
 

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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Ben from infrastructure and development

April 2017

April 2017

Good in theory, but poorly executed.

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I like the concept of an application that manages all the documentation on the project, but the quality of the service is so bad it's absurd. I can't download large files because server keeps disconnecting. I've tried contacting customer support but I can't even get them to acknowledge me - they just close my ticket without communicating with me.

Source: Capterra
 

Thang from SWP co.

January 2017

January 2017

Excellent App

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Flexible, intuitive, simplistic...Great App Works fine and interfaces easy to use. Only suggestion to add a doc search button at the top. Like it!

Source: Capterra
 

Virginia from Port Authority of New South Wales

March 2015

March 2015

Excellent project interface with client

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Flexible, intuitive, simplistic, encompassing, always refining and redefining and listening to the user and the client to ensure the best program for the best outcome

Source: Capterra
 

Samu from Saudi Binladin Group

March 2015

March 2015

Aconex Software Review

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Recently we chose Aconex Company as a solution for our Document Control System including keeping online record for a few years so that all of our staff, consultants, clients, sub-contractors, suppliers can easily access the system.

It is one of the best systems for our company since all of the options are very easy to use (No need for many hours of training). Anyone can operate this system with 30-45 minutes of training.

Highlights - Any size email can be sent through Aconex, can easily access anywhere in the world (only internet required), Site Engineers can easily access the software while they are on site through iPad/iPhone/smartphone. Online review of documents (instead of printing many hardcopies), we can review and comment on drawings online. This will decrease the workload of document controllers.


Excellent team support by the Aconex Team.

Source: Capterra
 

Simon from RDT Pacific

March 2015

March 2015

I have been using Aconex for 5 years

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Over 5 years I have been impressed with the constant drive by Aconex to improve the platform and provide additional features.

Source: Capterra
 

Michelle from TransCanada

March 2015

March 2015

Excellent Product with great support

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I used Aconex for about 3 years and for 100+ different projects. I loved that project set up was so simple and that I could customize the fields to meet my needs. The Customer Service teams were always available to assist if I had issues and would take comments from customers into consideration when improving the overall system. It was great that improvements where rolled out across all users.

Source: Capterra
 

Clive from Ansaldo Signal

March 2015

March 2015

Aconex widely used to successfully complete major railway upgrade in Malaysia

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It delivered everything as promised. Major pros are - its accessibility from anywhere, the ease of adding new users, the commercial arrangements.

Search engine, mail and notification facilities are easy to use and very effective. I am yet to try out the feature of packaging up all the data and storing it an archive somewhere but I have no doubt this will work well.

Compared to other products - typically Corporate in house products - this product is by far superior in all respects. I highly recommend it.

Source: Capterra