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1,639 Customers Surveyed

13,577 Data Points Collected

151 Published TechFacts

33 Published Charts

28 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Aconex Case Study

Large Enterprise Construction Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise construction company is based on a December 2016 survey of Aconex customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Aconex reduces the stress in locating documents, misfiling and/or lost information.”

Challenges

The business obstacles that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Aconex:

  • Solved the following hurdles by purchasing Aconex:
    • Not having all project organizations on one system
    • Their lack of control and visibility (e.g. RFI status)
    • Using separate systems for different processes
    • Their lack of visibility into portfolio performance
    • Locating current drawings, documents or communication
    • Accessing project information in the field
  • Experienced the following pain points with their project management solution(s) before using Aconex:
    • Had too long of an implementation time or setup
    • Had a non user-friendly interface
    • Had a lack of training or support
    • Had no mobile app / access
    • Had to use a different solution with each project
  • Had a lack of real-time information with their previous project management tool(s) before using Aconex.

Use Case

The key features and functionality of Aconex that the surveyed company uses:

  • Purchased Aconex for the following features:
    • Document management
  • Chose Aconex over the following solution(s):
    • E-Builder
    • Autodesk- BIM 360
    • Meridian Systems-Prolog

Benefits

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Aconex:

  • Rates Aconex on the following:
    • Security and performance: significantly better than the competition
    • Neutral platform: significantly better than the competition
    • Ease of use: best in class compared to the competition
    • Mobile access / apps: significantly better than the competition
    • Breadth of the platform: best in class compared to the competition

Aconex Customer Testimonial

Communication mobile apps, mail, Dropbox, and approval of different documents through Aconex have helped our project success.

Elena Muravyeva, Estimator/Cost Planner, Turner & Townsend

Aconex Customer Research

PM & CM firms claim easy to use software is imperative to managing programs

Rate the following in terms of their level of importance to your projects (specifically pertaining to the management of information and processes):

Imperative Very important Important Not important
Data security

46%

32%

22%

0%

Project-wide common processes

41%

40%

18%

1%

Ease of use

53%

41%

6%

0%

Licensing costs

18%

45%

33%

4%

Audit trail of decisions made

42%

41%

16%

1%

Aconex Customer Research

Survey users’ biggest challenges to delivering projects on time and on budget:

What have been your biggest challenges to delivering projects on time and on budget?

Pressure to innovate
11%
Ability to share design concept & details with project participants quickly and efficiently
49%
Constrained by supply chain availability and/or performance (subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, etc).
51%
Errors and rework
52%
Design complexity and/or ambitious client expectations
66%

Case Study

Large Enterprise Construction Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise construction company is based on a December 2016 survey of Aconex customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Aconex offers better reporting than other project management solutions. There’s a tremendous efficiency and time savings with Bulk Processing. Plus, it’s easier to find documents.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Aconex:

  • Solved the following challenges by purchasing Aconex:
    • Not having all project organizations on one system
    • Using separate systems for different processes
    • Locating current drawings, documents or communication
  • Experienced the following pain points with their project management solution(s) before using Aconex:
    • Had to use a different solution with each project
  • Had no audit trail with their previous project management tool(s) before using Aconex.

Use Case

The key features and functionality of Aconex that the surveyed company uses:

  • Purchased Aconex for the following features:
    • Document management
    • Workflows
    • Mail and forms
    • Bidding and tenders
    • Reporting and insights
  • Chose Aconex over the following solution(s):
    • Unifier

Benefits

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Aconex:

  • Rates Aconex on the following:
    • Security and performance: best in class compared to the competition
    • Neutral platform: best in class compared to the competition
    • Ease of use: best in class compared to the competition
    • Mobile access / apps: best in class compared to the competition
    • Breadth of the platform: best in class compared to the competition

Aconex Customer Testimonial

Searching for documents in Aconex is a breeze. The turnaround time on RFIs and workflows is also great.

Project Controls Manager / Director, Small Business Construction Company



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