BIM 360 Review - why 4.2 stars?

BIM 360 Review
ITQlick Score: 95/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.2/5)
Pricing: 2.4/10 - low cost
Category: Construction -> BIM 360
Ranking:Ranked 8 out of 443 Construction systems
Company: Autodesk
Pricing: starts at $35 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: BIM 360 pricing, BIM 360 alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Dec 14, 2021

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What is BIM 360?

Bim 360 is a cloud-based construction software. The software design enables connectivity towards the workflow of various teams and data. The software comes with features such as;
  • Construction Management: This feature provides predictions of safety hazards towards reduction of risk on the construction site. This feature helps in the improvement of quality and timely delivery of projects.
  • Centralized Information: With this feature, users or field workers can improve their decision-making process via access to information. They can also predict project outcomes and keep their teams connected.
  • Project Lifecycle Management: This feature provides a collective visualization of every update on projects and data design to all construction team members.
  • Innovation: This feature helps users or field workers to build an online strategy that connects data from various individual projects on the team. It then structured this data to create Intel that facilitates innovation.
Bim 360 by Autodesk started in 1982. Bim 360 has its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The software company has a workforce of over 10,000 employees.


What is BIM 360 rating?

The rating of BIM 360 is 4.2 stars out of 5 and the total score is 95 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who uses BIM 360?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is BIM 360 the best Construction system?

BIM 360 is ranked 8 out of 443 software in their category (Construction systems).

What are BIM 360's pros? (4 Pros)

  • Bim 360 is a low-cost budget for new construction teams
  • The software provides an easy-to-use interface
  • It covers a wide scale of customers in different construction specialties
  • It has the model merge function

What are BIM 360's cons? (2 cons)

  • Bim 360 does not provide a 24/7 live representative for customer support
  • It takes a long time to process TXT. Files

Who are their main alternatives?

According to our research, Procore, Fieldwire, Touchplan, and Buildertrend were identified as the closest alternatives of Bim 360. We will compare these construction software systems in aspects such as;
  • Functionality: Bim 360 and its closest alternatives share similarities in basic features such as Project Management, Quality Management, Cost/Financial Management, Risk/Safety management. BuilderTrend has extra features lacking in other systems. Some of these features are Client/Relationship Management, Mobile App, Partners, and Professional Services. Fieldwire lack features like Billing and Invoicing, Contact Database, Inventory Management, Quotes/Estimate, and Contract/License Management.
  • Customer/Industries: Bim 360 targets General Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects, project managers, etc. The software company has Balfour Beatty, Mortenson Constructions, and DPR Constructions as part of their customers. When compared to its alternatives, Fieldwire targets General Contractors, Specialty Contractors, Architects, and Designers. Constructions companies using Fieldwire are Webcor, Clark Constructions, and Colt Builders. Procore targets Main Contractors, Subcontractors, and Owners. Construction companies like Brookfield properties and Ananda Development use Procore.
  • Cost: Bim 360 is cost-rated by ITQlick expert as 1.2/5 (where 1-2 is low cost and 4-5 is high cost. The pricing information of Bim 360 is unavailable on the official website of the software. Fieldwire license price starts at $44 per user/month and $29 per user/year. It has a free trial and a free version. BuilderTrend starts at $99 per month. The pricing information for Touchplan is unavailable on the official site of the software.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: All the construction software companies compared are cloud-based.
  • Popularity: In terms of popularity, Bim 360 by Autodesk (founded in 1982) and Procore (founded in 2001) are publicly traded companies (using Nasdaq: ADSK and NYSC: PCOR respectively). Fieldwire (privately held) was founded in 2013.
  • Scalability: Bim 360 and all its closest alternatives can accommodate contractors at various stages of growth, ranging from owners to architects, subcontractors, and general contractors.
  • Support: Bim 360 and Fieldwire provide all basic customer support features except for 24/7 Live Rep. Other features include Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, and Chat. Procore provides all customer support features except for Knowledge Base.

What is the cost of BIM 360?

The cost of license starts at $35 per user/month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2.4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for BIM 360

What should you ask Autodesk during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with BIM 360 and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching BIM 360 in action.

Is it the right software for you?

The software is suitable for contractors seeking to manage their project teams and improve their capital. Bim 360 is in partnership with various construction companies, and some of them are AECOM, Skanska, Balfour Beatty, Woods Bagot, Andy J. Egan Company, Stantec, JE Dunn Construction, Van Wijnen, Mortenson Construction, DPR Construction, etc.

List of categories

Construction
Construction Estimating
Construction Accounting & Job Costing
Construction Project Management
Home Builder
Document Management
Team Collaboration
Contract Management
Project Reporting
Project Management

List of features

Project Collaboration
Mobile Access
Document Management
Change Orders
RFIs/Submittals

BIM 360 Vs. Alternatives

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PlanGrid
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BuilderTREND
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CoConstruct
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4.7/5
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.