Compare Retrolux vs CostX vs Aconex

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Software Description:

Retrolux provides electrical distributors, utilities, and contractors with the most comprehensive and integrated mobile product supply chain logistics and energy efficiency software. Our program helps customers to reduce product and installation costs by over 20%, while streamlining utility rebate programs and providing a centralized project information database.

Software Description:

Exactal are the makers of CostX estimating software; used around the world in over 80 countries by quantity surveyors, builders, subcontractors and estimators, from companies both large and small. CostX contains our world-leading on-screen 2D and 3D/BIM takeoff, integrated workbook and customised report writer.

One of the key reasons for the increasing interest in CostX is its ability to work with BIM. As BIM becomes of more and more importance to the construction industry, people need to know that their estimating solution will be able to support them on the BIM projects they receive. CostX has a range of BIM compatible features, including support for Revit BIM files and IFCs, ability to automatically extract quantities or manually measure from the model, ability to add information (such as QS-ID information) to the model, ability to link 2D drawings to the BIM, ability to link BIM takeoffs to phraseologies, and more. In addition, a variety of 2D drawings (scanned, PDF, CAD and more) are still supported.

Exactal now has nine offices worldwide, covering 24 hours. For more information on CostX please contact us here.

Software Description:

Aconex is a business management platform for construction, engineering, and facilities management industries. It provides document management, project communication, and process management solutions.

Delivering full transparency and control over all operations, Aconex is widely used in residential, commercial, infrastructure, and energy & resources projects. Its document management function provides the secure and efficient flow of all types of engineering records, such as drawings, models, or text files. The project communication is fully secured, along with retention of emails delivered to and from the contractor within the system.

Another essential feature of this platform is the process management and coordination between project managers, consultants, subcontractors, and the clients. That means that workflow management provides a significant increase in project performance by standardizing review processes and approval cycles.

Features:

  • API
  • Stripe
  • Data Export
  • Shipping Management
  • Customer Management
  • Project Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • External Integrations
  • Multi-User
  • Dashboard
  • Order management
  • Product Catalog

Features:

  • Local Deployment
  • Cloud Deployment
  • Supplier Management
  • Scheduling
  • Multi-User
  • External Integrations
  • Data Import
  • Data Export
  • API

Features:

  • Lead Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Data Visualization
  • Forecasting
  • Budgeting
  • Scheduling
  • Notifications
  • Data Import
  • Data Export
  • External Integrations
  • API
  • Supplier Management
  • Project Management
  • Expense Tracking

Summary:

    No key features associated with this application.

Summary:

  • Save time - measure counts, lengths and areas with a single click

  • Add more flexibility with the ability to load scanned, PDF and CAD drawings, plus 3D BIM models

  • Never miss a quantity with our powerful auto-revisioning tool to compare drawings, highlight changes and update quantities automatically

  • Powerful spreadsheet-based workbooks are live-linked to the drawings and your own cost database, to eliminate copy-paste errors

  • Impress your clients by producing customised, professional reports

  • Our comprehensive subcontractor comparison tool ensures you will always have the best price

  • Go paperless with one fully integrated system – access all your estimating in one location and save on printing costs

Summary:

  • Document Management

  • BIM Collaboration

  • Mail & Forms

  • Bidding & Tenders

  • Workflow Management

  • Packages & Deliverables

  • Interface Management

  • Field Inspections and Checklists

  • Quality & Safety - Better and Safer Processes

  • Handover/O&M Manuals

Professional

$75.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Mobile Audit App
  • Cloud Based Audit and Proposal Tool
  • Access to Lighting Products
  • Unlimited Customer Support

FAQs:

    What platforms does this service support?
  • Web app and native mobile app for audits.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Lighting energy audits and proposals.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Tutorials videos through every step of the process. Also online and phone support available.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Retrolux is built around Project Teams, both internal company teams and project based teams.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • ESCO's, Contractors, & Lighting Retrofitters.

FAQs:

    Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • CostX has full network capabilities, allowing the software to be run on a server. When one person makes a change, it will update on the other person's computer automatically!

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Load in plans from AutoCAD, Revit, ArchiCAD, Bentley, Tekla and more!
    Easily export your data to Microsoft Excel where required.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Load in your plans and takeoff the quantities- measure areas, lengths and counts, and even automatically extract quantities from BIM files. Then, in the workbook, drag and drop your measured dimensions directly into your spreadsheet to create live-links between your takeoff and estimate.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • A CostX API is available for those that require it.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • There is a wide range of both free and paid support options for users. On our website, we offer training videos, webinars and manuals. For users under maintenance, they are able to call or email our worldwide support team, which includes Product Specialists with field experience and IT Specialists. There are also several paid training options, including online training, training courses and on-site training for larger teams.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • CostX can be run on a native Windows platform, but can also be run on Macs via BootCamp or VMWare. With new CostX 6.7, Cloud compatibility is also available.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Quantity Surveyors, Contractors, Restidential Builders, Estimators, Subcontractors- anyone who needs to measure quantities and calculate costs!

FAQs:

    Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Main users of Aconex are construction, engineering and facilities management industries.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Aconex is a web-based software.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations: Intelligent Stamping Tool, Word, SharePoint, Prolog, Google Maps, Microsoft Outlook.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, it offers APIs.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is used for business and project management.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is commonly used in tandem with design software and finance systems.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, Webinars.

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Who uses Retrolux
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses CostX
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Windows
Languages:
English, Chinese
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses Aconex
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
Spanish, English, Korean, French, Japanese, German, Chinese
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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