SKYSITE Software


 

SKYSITE from ARC Document Management Solutions is a cloud-based content management solution designed to help construction companies track their files and communications. The program is compatible with Android and iPad interfaces and gives users the ability to store files offline.

SKYSITE includes several features designed for construction users. It supports all popular construction file formats, addresses typical workflows of general contractors and provides a single point of contact for all project collaboration.

Users gain access to both historical data and current information along with drawings, documents and specs while the system continually syncs between the cloud and their desktops or other devices.

Among other features, SKYSITE includes a search function to find documents, one-click capability to share bid packages and other important data, field note mark-up, and complete delivery of user analytics.

 

SKYSITE - Project annotations
 
  • SKYSITE - Project annotations
    Project annotations
  • SKYSITE - Measurements
    Measurements
  • SKYSITE - Content search
    Content search
  • SKYSITE - Created markups
    Created markups
  • SKYSITE - Projects list
    Projects list
  • SKYSITE - Markups
    Markups
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Vivian from Nick & Co
Specialty: Architect
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

SKYSITE made document managment fast, easy and painless.

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I have used a number of competitor construction project management softwares to manage documents. However, they were lacking in some features or the other. A colleague suggested about SKYSITE and now I am completely dependent on the software. This software’s is exclusively designed or AEC/O professionals with advanced features like auto-sync, auto-hyperlink, submittal and powerful search helped me efficiently manage construction documents, share and review the same.

Pros

This software is cost effective and extremely user-friendly. It is also easy to maneuver through the various features. I can also work on the go and assign tasks to my team.

Cons

Nothing that I can list the moment. Would like to see some more features in future updates.

 
 

Mandy from K. Associates
Specialty: Architect
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

SKYSITE made document managment easy, quick and painless.

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I would highly recommend SKYSITE for construction document management to complete projects on time and cut down on errors.

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This software comes with features like auto-sync, auto-hyperlink, and powerful search helped me take over a number of document management task with absolute ease. I can work on the go, my team is able to co-ordinate and collaborate better, and everyone can work from the current set of documents.

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Nothing in particular. Would like to see some more features. Happy with the experience provided by SKYSITE.

 
 

Paul from Green general contractors
Specialty: General contractor

August 2016

August 2016

Easy to use for construction

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Easy to use and it has many features that we can use in our company . The document management and the ability to upload and save different file types are great. We received training very promptly from the local Skysite customer service staff. They cam eback again and trained more staff in office .

Likes Least

Nothing to complain at this time. Vendor was quick in opening an account for us . they set up a monthly billing process and did not ask for a credit card .

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Their prices are great. Unlimited data storage. We moved away from Plangrid. It was a rip off . When you share a project with the subs , the fee is so affordable.

 
 
 
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Stacy from National Commercial Builders
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

We have had a good experience so far...

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ease and time saving with document control.

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It is very easy to upload, manage and send files to clients and subcontractors. It is also awesome that it OCR's plans and specs for you!!

Cons

It doesn't do full on project management including invoicing, owner billing and wip reports. Would also like if you could create and manage schedules.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Pat from Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

It's very easy to use.

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Major time saving

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We are transitioning from paper to digital. Love that is saves paper, printing time, mailing time, etc.

Cons

Some of our contractors have had trouble getting into the link and call us. We have forwarded them to your IT dept. It's probably user error!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Justen from Nan, Inc. (Honolulu, Hawaii)

September 2017

September 2017

I honestly can not complain about the software. It's the first project that I had to use it on.

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It definitely is a great complement to hardcopy plans. The hyperlink aspect within the sheets are amazing. From the hyperlinks on the Table of Contents to the detailed hyperlinks within the individual sheets along with the hyperlinks to the growing 700+ RFIs on this project.

Cons

There has been bugs we've been dealing with, however your customer service have been great to work with and have been communicating with me on a timely/immediate basis.

In additional, not having the power to package drawings (PDF set, sheets 1 to 300 +) on our own. When we download drawings, you only have the power to download individual sheets. When you download the whole set, they are not in order.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dean from Gramor Development, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Skysite's desktop web access is a very efficient way to manage the plans for our projects.

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Cloud access and storage along with the project plan history is very useful

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The ability to add plan changes, both current and "mid-stream" has been a favorite feature of this site. Ordering prints direct from the file or folders has also been very efficient.

Cons

Currently the desktop sync sorts the files alphanumerically and not by ordinal numbers, so generating a multipage pdf of the most current set takes additional page sorting efforts.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: SKYSITE, ARC Document Solutions

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Our team looks closely at all customer feedback as we plan for and make enhancements to the product.

 

Ryan from Sisson Design Group
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Increases our productivity and the ease of distributing plans tremendously.

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The ease of uploading large files and being able to set up the filing system the same way that we have it set up in house means that all of our employees already understand how the skysite filing system works. I also really like being able to keep track of who has ordered what, and who has downloaded what. The auto-hyperlinking feature is also very neat, but still needs some work in regards to reading sheet names correctly.

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The software struggles reading our sheet names which means that we have to re-type the sheet names every time we upload a set of drawings. Specifically, the software cannot distinguish the letter "I" and instead reads it as a "1". Our sheets are all labeled TI-X.X but the software reads them as T1-X.X and always assigns the discipline as "telecommunications" when it should by Tenant Improvement or Architectural. The software is pretty consistent when reading our engineering sheets and usually gets those correct, both sheet names and discipline.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: SKYSITE, ARC Document Solutions

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Our development team looks closely at all customer feedback as we plan for and make enhancements to the product.

 

Janet from City of Palo Alto Attorney Office

September 2017

September 2017

My experience with using Skysite has been positive. It's easy to navigate through the various search

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Downloading files is easy and quick. I like being able to save downloaded files to staff's email or other internal folders. All fields feature allow me to search by various fields. I find the software user-friendly, manageable and I enjoy using it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Charles from Project Management, Public Works Division, DAGS
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

It takes a while to get used to the features. Not as easy as I envisioned it to be.

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I was able to view and obtain the files or drawings that I need.
It help me manage my projects when I have archived files that I can use.

Pros

It is organized into facilities and sets within a facility. There are other ways to group files and or folders. Files are downloadable. It has a lot of features that are usable. I like the zoom and pan features.

Cons

Features are not as easy to use, and perhaps need some definitions/explanations. At times it's difficult to look for the files I need. Not as complete as I imagined. The folders are fused at the beginning of a facility, which is ok, but it should have been explained or defined better. Need to download faster and/or should be able to group files.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: SKYSITE, ARC Document Solutions

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We will have one of our team members contact you shortly.

 

Gina from Pel Construction

September 2017

September 2017

Skysite is easy to navigate and easy to use to share construction drawings with others.

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Sharing the construction drawings with others is easy and efficient. It is easy to upload and download drawings using the skysite drive tool.

Cons

Costs our prime subcontractors and architects money for unlimited access. The search function is basically useless. There are glitches with the tool that auto detects callouts on the drawings.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cassy from OAKWOOD COMMUNITIES, INC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

SkySite allows us to effectively manage and share a lot of projects with our team

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I can effectively manage many projects and large construction plans myself without relying or waiting on someone else

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I like the ability to index Plans by page and easily have the latest set at any point in time with an option to print the narrative at any time. I also like the open software and ability to integrate with BlueBeam.

Cons

I don't like the effort and time it takes to upload a document. Once uploaded, it can't be moved and is very cumbersome if you make a mistake.
When dealing with plans over 500 pages, the system bogs down and hard to send links easily.
I've encountered many problems where the system will not send links with the correct time frame requested or linked information.
When sending links, I wish I could type in a date instead of scrolling through calendar OR have a "never expire" link option.

I don't like the default only see 50 pages at a time and I can't scroll through a document without the screen needing to regenerate, which takes more time.
I dislike the effort it takes to switch projects views, that I can't have the option to permanently pin the folder tree to my toolbar.
I dislike the search or filter feature that it doesn't retrieve documents efficiently or sort them by relevance and hard for users to search.
Since it doesn't operate like windows, many of our users have a difficult time using it.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: SKYSITE, ARC Document Solutions

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Thank you for sharing your pain points. We have taken your key suggestions and updated our product road map. We will share with you the intended dates of release.

 

Josh from K&S Associates
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

I have used this site for two projects and have had great success.

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Easy file sharing. Communications made easy.

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Ease of use. Most all subcontractors can easily navigate the software. I like the ability to set alerts for individual files.

Cons

The submittal files could use some additional ways to monitor the activity of the submittal. Make the availability to check out a submittal, stamp it and check it back in, somehow indicating that it has been reviewed by the appropriate person.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: SKYSITE, ARC Document Solutions

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Our development team looks closely at all customer feedback as we plan for and make enhancements to the product.

 

Janet from Nix-Fowler Constructors, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Currently I upload documents several times a week, but upload daily when we get a new project.

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The project documents are available to everyone in the office and in the field.

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It's fairly easy to use and has ample storage for our projects. Set up of a project is straight forward. Nix-Fowler Constructors has four users in the office.

Cons

The last update to 3.1.1 caused sync issues at my desktop and on iPads in the field. My desktop issue has been resolved, iPads in the field are in progress of being resolved.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: SKYSITE, ARC Document Solutions

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Thank you for your feedback. Please let us know if the sync issues are not resolved.

 

Scott from Boston Public Schools, Facilities Management
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Works good

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This software is good for keeping all of your data in one place. It also give the user or company a place to have data located with out taking room or space on your own computers.

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It's still slow when opening pdf's. I understand the speed has been improved but could still use more improvements to the speed of opening files.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gina from Pel Construction
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

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Being able to easily share documents and drawings with others.

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I like that I can share documents and drawings with others without having to add them to the project indefinitely.

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The search tool doesn't always populate what I am looking for, especially when searching for contacts to send items to.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Hans from Adera Development

August 2017

August 2017

I am the facilitator of this between owner and consultants for a number of projects

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I like the ability to be sift through different projects from the one tab at the top quickly and easily.

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No Bluebeam PDF viewer is available in the preview option. Therefore we have to download plans to bluebeam, edit them and reupload. this takes too long.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: SKYSITE, ARC Document Solutions

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Thanks for your feedback. We have our own viewer to view PDFs and other file types in the cloud. The hyperlinks and annotations made inside Bluebeam can also be uploaded to SKYSITE seamlessly. If you need any additional functionalities, please give us a call.

 

Michelle from Leisure Care

August 2017

August 2017

Customer Service is very thorough

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Like having all of our information at our fingertips. It's easy to find, view and share individual sheets.

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When things were scanned in, they were filed strangely and can be tedious to get to. Also when a file is downloaded, it is placed in a series of folders instead of just the plain file.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: SKYSITE, ARC Document Solutions

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Thank you for your feedback and comments.

 

linda from hastings architecture

August 2017

August 2017

I am able to change/add folders and set up each project folder to look identical to how we file.

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We used this database as part of an overall large scanning project so we could recycle all the paper

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I wish the office could have access without changing anything vs me finding files for them. It is not a big deal but would be nice if they could have read only/email access.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Casey from SEPTA
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great functionality and tool for searching databases. Glitchy from an administrative point of view

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Extensive information for each document and easy to update. Markup tool is useful. Personal cloud function very useful. Sending links and making folder teams very useful

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Have experienced constant glitches since going live. Has delayed adding content and fixing errors. Rather cumbersome learning curve for users especially learning all functions of skysite.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: SKYSITE, ARC Document Solutions

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Thank you for the review. We will work closely with you and your team to improve the experience.

 

emma from Not Available
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Skysite is excellent for use in the field - no more bulky drawing sets to carry around.

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The ability to link documents together. The ability to reference drawings, specs, and sketches anywhere on a tablet or phone. When you leave a message for a support agent, someone typically gets back to you quickly and the customer service people are friendly and helpful. They seem receptive to constructive feedback.

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The uploading and indexing process is extremely tedious. Once you accept the hyperlinks to documents that Skysite finds, you cannot edit the links individually. If you upload documents to a folder that connects to "latest documents" you cannot remove it from "latest documents" without deleting the whole folder and re-uploading it. Making hyperlinks maunally is also tedious. You cannot copy and paste a hyperlink shape or destination. It is time-consuming and annoying to link documents together.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: SKYSITE, ARC Document Solutions

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Thank you for your feedback and being a SKYSITE user. Both of your points are being considered for inclusion in our next upgrade.

 

Ron from Self employed

February 2017

February 2017

Very simple & user friendly interface

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Pros: SKYSITE has a very simple & user friendly interface which made it easy for us to use. What we particularly liked was that it helped us to upload and download all documents with an excellent speed. We could zoom into construction blueprints & docs which has good clarity. What appealed to us the most is that we worked from the jobsite and all team members were on the same page. Looking for specific information was also quick and painless. Our account was quickly opened by the vendor and a monthly billing process was set up seamlessly. Overall good show!

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SKYSITE has a very simple & user friendly interface which made it easy for us to use. What we particularly liked was that it helped us to upload and download all documents with an excellent speed. We could zoom into construction blueprints & docs which has good clarity. What appealed to us the most is that we worked from the jobsite and all team members were on the same page. Looking for specific information was also quick and painless. Our account was quickly opened by the vendor and a monthly billing process was set up seamlessly. Overall good show

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Advice to Others

SKYSITE project management software is extremely affordable and offers unlimited data storage. All data stored in SKYSITE also remains safe. Highly recommend its free trail : https://www.skysite.com/

Review Source: Capterra