Newforma Project Cloud software


15 reviews(4.0/5)
15 reviews(4.0/5)

Newforma Project Cloud provides a cloud-based platform for users in design and construction companies to monitor field activities. The key feature of the solution includes RFI management, online form submission, recipient monitoring and automated notifications and reminders.

With Newforma, users can process submittals, forward RFIs to a list of predefined recipients, receive weekly to-do lists and set reminders for critical actions.

Newforma Project Cloud effectively tracks the version numbers of all uploaded documents, and as these documents move through the approvals process, it includes the author information and a timestamp. At any time, users can log in and see the status of any document in real-time.

Newforma Project Cloud centralizes all pertinent information from the design, construction, and owner teams, capturing project history that can be downloaded at the project’s close. The platform's web-hosted markup tools notify users when documents have been redlined, or when another user adds comments.

The software integrates with Newforma mobile apps, allowing users to view plans on their iPads, capture field information, and oversee field tasks such as punch lists and work to complete.

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

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  • Robert from Magee Architects

    Specialty: Architecture

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Didn't like it at all

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A

    It really seems overwhelmingly difficult for something that should be drag and drop easy. We gave up near the end of the project and just emailed each other and the prime had someone at their office try to upload the information.

    Pros

    I was happy when the project was complete so I didn't have to use this software anymore.

    Cons

    Issues uploading. Issues downloading. Issues receiving notifications. Issues finding and understanding the process.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Project managment and distribution center

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A

    Excellent for storage and organization, has room for improvements on day to day file usage and markups

    Pros

    Single source for all project information including contacts, emails, file transfers, and continuing project management from design through construction

    Cons

    Viewer and loading times can be tedious, especially when used to other viewers. Email searches can be difficult

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

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    July 2018

    Great Project Management tool for Architects and Engineers Has come a long way throughout the years

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Newforma has a number of nice tools. From Email management, to be able to view drawings (3D or 2D), and they also have a Construction solution called Newforma Project Center that gives you ability to management your submittals, RFI, etc.

    Cons

    The Cons for this is probably it's pricing structure. It also could give itself a new interface update, sometimes it is a little difficult to navigate through everything.

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

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    newforma Project Cloud

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    It's a little pricey but well worth the money if you can afford it for your project.

    Pros

    This let us easily manage a 12 million dollar job while keeping the architects, subs, project management team, and owners all on the same page. It is so easy to share information without the need to attach everything to an email and send it out. It makes submittals a cake walk, as well as RFIs.

    Cons

    The only downside is that it can definitely be confusing if you aren't tech savvy. It took me a couple days to be able to fully navigate the website.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Justin from WFT Engineering, Inc.

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Construction administration made difficult

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Pros

    +Notifications regarding submittal and RFIs and drawings are easy to send through Newformas web based software

    Cons

    -I use this as an engineer getting sent items from architecture firms. It's really how they set it up. An annoying feature is having to log in to download files. I want to be able to download files directly from an email; most architects don't use Newforma that way
    -when transmitting files, Newforma let's you include some text. When trying to paste text into the text box, code language will show up on the email transmission. That looks unprofessional.

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

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    May 2018

    Ran Construction Administration for multiple projects over multiple years with this.

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    Value for Money

    The construction administration and project management tools were amazing. I've since moved to a firm that doesn't use Newforma, I desperately miss all the features that made my life easier, and I try to get them to move up to it daily.

    Pros

    Being able to instantly track just about anything in the CA process of a project at the touch of a button, being able to find any email (and attachment) that was ever written by anyone in your organization about a project, and being able to print out tailored reports easily and quickly.

    Cons

    There was a bit of a learning curve while initially adopting the program, and we did a lot of ASI's. The nature of ASI's are fluid, their topics, numbering and scope sometimes change, some are written up then not needed, Newforma didn't have a lot of flexibility to handle these types of changes.

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

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    March 2018

    An extremely valuable program with potential to be great with an update to fix current problems.

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    This program is extremely valuable in the Architecture industry. In an age where everything needs to be documented for legal purposes Newforma makes it painless.

    Cons

    Newforma however is often buggy and slow to fix problems if ever, especially involving their Microsoft Outlook integration.

    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

    January 2018

    Very powerful organization and collaboration tool

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Project team (internal and external) Collaboration

    Pros

    All modules add efficiency to my daily work. I'd highly recommend it for any project-based work or delivery. Easily file emails (which are visible to other project team members/managers), track RFIs, submittal, reports, other project documents from one interface.

    Cons

    Can be a resource (memory) hog sometimes, slow to open sometimes. Newforma Viewer is slower than other PDF softwares, so I don't use it.

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

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2017

    It's a wonderful document management software

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    Functionality
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    Value for Money

    There is a clear path for all of the documents for any given project.

    Pros

    Ease of use, intuitive UI and comprehensive customer support. As long as the software is managed, it is pretty bulletproof.

    Cons

    When users do not utilize all of the functionality. There are so many functions that make the flow of documents so seamless.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Gregg from Hammes Company

    Specialty: Management Consulting

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2017

    Newforma is a great cloud based collaborative tool

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Multi- user.Easy to use, Managed a $1B project in the app and performance was great. Easy to share documents with many consultants.

    Cons

    Was a stand alone resource, not linked into the Project Management apps we used on the project. Would be to see window of the document to make sure it was the correct one to open.

  • Brian from BBGM

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2017

    Good product

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    So far it's been great, relatively easy to use. Has a lot of good features. Newforma had great integration with my email and project files.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michael from Lilker Associates

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    January 2017

    The industry standard for document exchange.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    By far the leader in construction document access and exchange. Ive been using Newforma for years, with multiple Architectural and Consultant partners. It is a fantastic tool for the industry.

    Pros

    Ease of use, clear chain of command routes, professional support, fantastic UI.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sean from Mark Cerrone, Inc.

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    November 2016

    Good Project Program

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A

    We are using Newforma on a large project. The program does well at sharing information.

    Pros

    We receive confirmation that a document has been uploaded (ie. submittals). This is a nice feature as you can be assured that the process is working. With email, you don't always know that the information was received.

    Cons

    It is somewhat cumbersome as you have to click on a link to access a document. This can be problematic for the field staff.

  • Bill from Moseley Architects

    Specialty: Architect

    January 2016

    Newforma is GREAT for architects and engineers!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Pros

    It manages email REALLY well. We also like it for RFIs and submittals. If it had better modules for meeting minutes and PCOs and Pay-Apps, we could abandon Prolog. Unfortunately, we are compelled to use both until Newforma catches up on modules relevant to construction administration.

    Cons

    If it had better modules for meeting minutes and PCOs and Pay-Apps, we could abandon Prolog. Unfortunately, we are compelled to use both until Newforma catches up on modules relevant to construction administration.

    The mobile apps were weak the last time I tried them.

  • Wilson from CBPS

    October 2015

    More info

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    We are a Canadian construction company looking for an integrated solution

    Review Source: Capterra
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