NoteVault is a cloud-based construction reporting tool for field and office staff. The solution enables supervisors to receive customizable and professional construction reports from their teams on a daily basis. NoteVault is suitable for small and large construction teams that are planning to increase their documentation and communication around projects.

The solution allows users to update and review architectural and construction projects from any location, with minute-level details from the field. The solution offers key features such as document management, incident reporting, photo management, job costing, task management, time sheets, subcontractor management and supplier management.

NoteVault also enables mobile workers in the construction, architectural and engineering industry to document and share almost any kind of project activity. Audio notes recorded by construction staff can be used for the notification of issues, along with reports being delivered. The solution is available for purchase on a per user per month basis. 



57 Reviews of NoteVault

Overall rating

4.0 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 57 reviews

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Review for NoteVault

Pros

-It delivers what it promises with a very neat and user-friendly interface.
-Does not require much expertise to operate and comes in very handy.
-Covers almost every possible parameter that a user can wish for.

Cons

-Expensive. The access is limited to a single user and can not be shared with anyone else in the team.
-Had a few bugs here and there but those can be ignored and there are not much cons.

October 2018

Emeka from Boston University

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

This is a great tool for documenting and sharing notes.

Pros

It's really easy to use and has great features on both computer and phone app.

Cons

It takes some time to learn but ends up being easy to use after you get the hang of it.

August 2018

Baldemar from DPR Construction

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Best Note Keeping App for Construction

Pros

Being able to write notes by talking to the phone instead of typing them makes it incredibly useful when walking big construction projects. The ability to attach pictures to notes is also quite useful.

Cons

I wish that the functionality with the other related app, "Crew!" would work better... it has been a little while since I've used the app and have heard it has been fixed, though. Can't wait to try it again!

July 2018

Abby from Stone Interiors

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

We were very pleased! This kept our team organized and saved us time going through paper files.

We saved tons of administrative time! We were able to spend fewer hours organizing, and put that time into more valuable functions for our business.

Pros

The time saving was the most important feature for us. We spent considerably less time managing hard copy files. Our team was confident knowing that all the information and data we needed was kept in one place.

Cons

Training/FAQs was a little lacking through their website. Customer support was not quite as quick to respond as we would have liked, but once we reached them, they were very helpful.

July 2018

Ruby from Belknap Plumbing Systems Inc

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

one step closer to paperless

brings all your job info into one central location so no more "lost" reports

Pros

With voice input makes data collection so much easier. allowing the whole team to be on the same page a lot faster then submitting paper reports

Cons

My older crew embers struggled a bit to learn the process but once they got up to speed they loved it too

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2018

Nice app but not sure field would use

Pros

Its convenient that you have the app right in your pocket to log notes and reports to send to the office or to have later

Cons

For the price I cant justify using it and trying to enforce the field staff to remember to use this app

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

May 2018

Great reporting tool but really only useful for field staff

Pros

Custom reports for construction teams on a daily basis but only really useful for field staff. We like that you can review from any where but a lot of newer programs have this feature built into the system

Cons

Not useful if you upgrade to a new system that has this feature built in for a lower cost associated.

January 2018

Logan from McCarthy Building Companies

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2018

Although sometimes tricky to get subs set up, the end product is very useful.

Pros

It's very simple to describe the days work, snap a picture and upload it to the site. Even folks with little technology experience can learn the tool.

Cons

Getting people set up with an account has been cumbersome multiple times. The older folks don't like having to wait for a verification email and then taking the time to re-enter login information.

June 2017

Pete from Advanced Solutions

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2017

We have used notevault for daily reporting.

Pros

It is relatively easy to use. It auto populates the daily reports for us. It makes it easy for superintendent to input their reports

Cons

It is a little hard to maintain the system. The setup for each project is not as automated as i think it could be.

June 2017

Todd from Alpine West Construction

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2017

Note Vault online helps us get out dailies done

Ease of getting reports done

Pros

I like the cloud based server. The ability to rapidly recall previously submitted information and the fact that all input is archived.

Cons

I don't like how difficult it is to coordinate when you do and dont have connectivity (wifi). They need a better means of coordinating these conditions.

June 2017

Joseph from Raineri Construction

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

June 2017

Daily Logs

Pros

Note Vault is a great way for field superintendents to generate their daily logs, and have the daily logs distributed to the appropriate people the next day.

Cons

Note vault was only used for daily logs in our company which was limiting and why we eventually transitioned away from the product to a more complete documentation program.

June 2017

Curtis from AECOM Hunt

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2017

Used Notevault on the last 2 projects and it's a piece of cake.

Progress tracking on the project.

Pros

Ease of use, can use it in the field by either calling in your note, typing it in, or using voice recognition directly into the app.

Cons

You get out of it what you put into it. I don't use it as well as I should, but hey that's not a Notevault issue.

June 2017

Julie from Tex Tar Waterproofing

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2017

Able to work in the office and see what is the filed is doing.

bring the filed to the office staff

Pros

Ease access, crew can go in and snap a photo of site and we can send to our builder if need be, or add to our advertisement.

Cons

when setting up address there was a time delay with the state and zip. Need to block in locations (city / State) reduce time.

June 2017

Austin from Kodiak Roofing

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2017

great tool for recording daily activities and staying up to date

Able to track daily production of crews

Pros

Easy and simple to use. This was a nice tool that we could use to track activities in the field with the various crews and stay up to date on the projects. I can see this as a great tool for General contractors/owners for tracking large scale projects.

June 2017

Matt from Jos. J Albanese Inc.

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

June 2017

I had nothing but trouble using NoteVault.

Cons

It was a pain to use. I prefer pen and paper. The app didn't work well for me. I don't know if Whiting-Turner is still using NoteVault It didn't work well with my iPad. The General contractor (Whiting-Turner) made us use this app and I really didn't like the way it worked.

May 2017

ROBERT from Nova Services

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

Fine.

Less typing. Easier upload of photos.

Pros

Easy upload of photos. Transcription minimizes the amount of typing. Customer support is actually pretty good, problems are dealt with swiftly when they can be dealt with.

Cons

On the calendar, days with filled in with a color, makes it easy to see which days you were on a project. The color needs to change when an email has been generated and sent.

Also would like to be able to access favorites when uploading photos. Certain photos are used repeatedly.

App occasionally crashes at the end of a voice note just when it's time to chose photos.

May 2017

Lew from Lecesse construction Services

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

May 2017

saves a lot of time, simplifies record keeping

saves huge amount of time

Pros

Automatic transcription, tracking usage of material and equipment. Automatic delivery of report to assignees assures everyone receives the most current information

Cons

Sometimes photos have gotten lost and tech support can't retrieve them. Tech support personel not always available in a timely manner to assist with tech issues

May 2017

Tony from Universal Creative

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

Very straight forward and easy for all technical skill kevels to use.

Daily concise snapshots of the project shown by the integral person of the given area.

Pros

Anyone we give it to is able to use it. Even those that are less technically savvy. It does a good job of giving everyone a brief overview of the project in a concise daily snapshot.

Cons

My notes don't seem to consistently post unless I babysit them in the status window. Other than that, none.

May 2017

Melissa from FORMA Construction Company

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

Easy to learn and use

Superintendents are completing daily reports completely and accurately

Pros

Easy to set up users and projects. Easy to delete users and archive projects. Transcribing is accurate. Like the ability to add jobsite photos.

Cons

Would like sorting options for projects so you can sort by job #, address, etc. Don't know if jobs and users can be set up from the app or not? If not, that would be a great option for administrators.

May 2017

Bruce from Modus Architecture Collaborative

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

A very easy to use application that simplifies on site photographic and written documentation.

Documentation of a project during construction is extremely important. Just ask any attorney. It provides a linear time line of events and simplifies the whole process, making it less likely that the record keeping will fall behind.

Pros

It is a huge time saver. The photographic documentation, backed up with the written or transcribed notes, provides a thorough and linear history of the project. It also automatically records the weather conditions on the day the notes were made. It keeps everything transparent and holds people accountable.

Cons

If a site visit has to be brief and there is not enough time to add notes to each photograph, it would be very helpful if the software allowed the comments to be added later by using the same program.