Oracle Aconex Features

Oracle Aconex

#1 Construction Project Management Software

4.42/5 (188 reviews)

Oracle Aconex Feature Summary

  • Document management - Share and control documents
  • BIM collaboration - Share models with everyone
  • Mail & forms - Make every project communication count
  • Bidding & tenders - Manage bids and tenders in the cloud
  • Workflow management - Automate critical processes
  • Packages & deliverables - Structure & automate
  • Interface management - One platform, thousands of interfaces
  • Field inspections and checklists
  • Quality & safety - Better and safer processes
  • Handover/O&M manuals
  • Reporting & insights - Monitor progress across projects
  • Data retention - Retain and protect project information

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Mobile apps

iOS App


5 reviews

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


278 reviews

Oracle Aconex Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Oracle Aconex's features:

Win Kaaka

A simple and quick way to transfer documents making it a great time saver!

2018-02-26

Better time management, reports, quicker approvals, better access to drawings and better drawing control management.

Pros

Simple search tools.

Cons

Would be great if there was a tool to scan title blocks!

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Caroline Lépine

Really easy to use, minimum training required and user-friendly.

2018-03-26

Reduce document controller, reducing email communication with large files as well.

Pros

The best thing about Aconex is the document register : unlimited size of files, easy access to previous version of a file, link to all transmittal used to exchange the file and, the search is powerful.

Cons

The Insights should be editable by the project Management to represent what we should see.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nick Harding

Project Controls Excellence

2017-07-03

Brilliant tool for enterprise companies with workflow and multi module software

Pros

Multi Global access Multi module Integration of Worksite (PrismG2 light) BIM module Task and document management

Cons

Little slow due to SasS Not the best reports however this is something they are looking to improve on

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Saeed Faiz

I have been working on Aconex for more than 7 years now and have seen it improving. The support team

2018-02-23

Pros

This software has improved with time and is now more user friendly. Reporting feature has been added that helps a lot.

Cons

Still missing the following feature: 1- Better management of documents in workflow review [ especially superseding marked up documents] 2- No way to retract message once sent our even if in error.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Ronan Reid

I am an architect, having used Aconex on a number of projects from Tender through to post-completion

2018-02-26

Complete construction project document and messaging management

Pros

Very thorough, one-stop-shop for email, document management and defects management. Web interface ensures no need for installation on computers.

Cons

The interface can be hard to navigate for some people.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Very useful tool, easy to use, easy implementation at the start

2018-03-29

We achieve documentation management of all our projects.

Pros

Easy to use, simple configuration of the projects, very intuitive , user-friendly, good manage of users

Cons

Not enough Reportability to Bid module. Documents search tool seems to be hard at the start It needs continous use to full understanding

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 11-50 employees)

One of the most reliable cloud based software for Operations Management

2019-12-06

Documentation such as drawings, RFIs, rich 3D models, rendering and reports can be accessed via a real time dashboard and this definitely helps us reduce the time and effort needed for document filing and tracking.

Pros

It is suitable for transmitting drawings, and capable of documentation management, process and workflow automation and helps the user control several aspects of project correspondence for complex projects.

Cons

It needs training first to be able to use all features and functionalities. There is limited email capability but hopefully this will be addressed in future upgrades.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Uliana Meldal-Johnsen

Great tool

2018-01-12

better management of documents

Pros

User friendliness Customer support Different modules Mail module in particular Workflows search

Cons

The fact that if you make a mistake you can not completely hide it. You can superseded it ( which is not helpful because it is still in the system) You can make it confidential, but the user still can see it. You should have an option to be able to hide it and still keep in only on a background to be visible for auditing purposes

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Andronick Escamillan

It is the best exercise to upgrade my knowledge and makes it more easier.

2018-01-10

It changes our way keeping and managing our own files and adopting to non aconex projects.

Pros

Easy to understand and straight forward. Save search helps users to identify easily their documents.

Cons

Accounts per project location need to be consider. and the Global ID interface must be develop.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Marvin Roxas

A comprehensive and reliable tool for document management

2018-03-20

This software has really streamlined the company's workflow and provides valuable data to streamline processes even further.

Pros

Cloud based storage with no limits regarding file size.

Cons

Administrative tools can be unintuitive.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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FEBIN Abdulla

Aconex is very much user friendly. easy to maintain

2018-03-17

As i am working in a field of Document management .

Pros

As i am frequent user on Aconex. helping me much easiest way to handle the document how i required.

Cons

For example in supplier module, if we required to get a report of Document received date and document return back from supplier/Subcontractor/Designer in one step it is not possible - here we get the result only if we search the document with history. - for one document this option is ok but we need to search large number of document it will take a lot of time to get the actual report

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Gina Ishee

Aconex was easy to learn and easy to configure.

2018-01-12

Ease of tracking documents in workflow and ease of transmitting documents to and from outside contractors.

Pros

Having the workflow/review document feature built in is also a time saver.

Cons

Also, the workflow process should allow the administrator to add additional people to the workflow after it starts.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Timothy Bourke

Aconex is a great collaboration tool for workflow, document and correspondence management.

2018-02-22

- Use from start to finish on the project - Control of tendering module - Clear document review process under the workflow module - Mail correspondence can be controlled under mail types - Continual document register automatically updated on document transmittal

Pros

There is the ability to create tenders, coordinate correspondence, share and store documentation, and defect management.

Cons

There are also issues for project administrators having the ability to remove temporary / users no longer involved in the project. The mobile app is difficult to use.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 1001-5000 employees)

Aconex is a solid platform for construction management.

2018-01-15

Ability to digitize our construction management processes and procedures.

Pros

- Ease of set up - It can be configured in just a day to meet all of your needs - Availability of training and support included in the cost - Simple workflow - BIM functionality is excellent - Strong document control capability - Connected Cost integrates all the key functions of the platform

Cons

- Definitely not a Program Management Solution - Their sales-force often over promises but under delivers.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Sloman

A great tool for managing communication and documentation on highly complex projects

2018-02-25

Pros

- Allows everyone to be working from the same revision of documents - Captures all communications and documents in one single place - Makes everyone accountable as no information/communications are deleted across the life of the project - Workflow function allows easy tracking of approval and review processes

Cons

- Uptake by project team can be difficult to push - Accountability as a result of communications/mails and documents never being deleted leads to a reluctance from some contractors and design team members to use the software even when mandated - Cost management function in the past has not been on the same level as the document and information management platforms

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Justin Hambrick

Positive, lots of implementation and ongoing support from Aconex team.

2018-03-09

Pros

Cloud accessibility, self training resources, online viewer, Metadata approach, document controls,

Cons

Workflow reporting isn't visual--too much like a spreadsheet, navigation customization isn't a feature

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jeff Hogervorst

Excited for the potential and to learn more

2018-01-15

Pros

I have not used the system enough yet, but I am most excited for: - The automation of the document control (workflows); - The ability to customize forms, reports, log, etc; - The potential to use the system for a large variety of document and project management items

Cons

I have not used the system enough yet to be aware of least favorite items. In trying to understand the system, I found it challenging to find on the website what the different modules were. I also wish there were more 3-5min videos for each module. There are 3-min videos on the overall system, but they jump around too quickly, and it is challenging to get a real grasp on what the system looks like and what it does. Then there are ~20-min instruction videos and webinars for each module that go too much into detail.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ana Luisa Nuñez Plaza

Aconex fully complies with internal needs and also allows the organization to be up-to-date with ISO

2018-03-20

The best practices in the documentary field for my daily job.

Pros

Documentary management how "the strategies, tools and methods used to capture, organize, store, preserve and disseminate content and documents related to organizational processes, is much easier to achieve with the vital support generated by having Aconex with this tool .

Cons

While there is a chance to download spredsheets, the is quite limit the report, could be better considering something like dashboard or something similar for all the categories of the documents.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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andrew song

Aconex is a good tool for document management.

2018-05-10

Pros

The workflow processes that are built into the product helps routing and approvals

Cons

getting the product setup gets pretty involved. lots of changes and modifications that need to be made need to go through Aconex, the company.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Tonja Stradley

Excellent collaboration tool

2018-01-12

This software is very powerful for collaboration and workflow.

Pros

The custom mail form functionality combined with the ability to set automatic distribution lists for different mail types has been a very powerful tool for corresponding on contractual items.

Cons

Aconex is a large company with all users utilizing the same interface. Because of this Aconex is very easy to implement.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Richard Alder

I am a big fan of Aconnex and recommend it to Clients whenever the project requires it.

2018-01-16

Pros

ease of document management on a complex project and full accountability and auditing of communications and documents distribution.

Cons

Lack of integration between drawings transmittals, workflows and the document register...............

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 1001-5000 employees)

effective document management

2020-01-03

Users in different locations can work together with this document management system and systematically exchange and upload documents.

Pros

It enables specific users to open certain functions and provide everyone with access to the documents they need for their jobs.

Cons

If the required permissions are not set correctly, users can access documents that are not authorized or related to them.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Ruckhaus

We have had a very positive experience with Aconex

2018-01-09

Other than the general benefit of good document management, we save a lot of staff time.

Pros

In general, Aconex saves the project team a significant amount of time in locating documents and facilitating processes (design reviews, submittal reviews, RFI's, etc).

Cons

Although I haven't compared many other project management software packages, the cost seems high.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Clinton Phillips

Oracle Aconex: An Industry-Leading Project Management Tool

2019-09-06

Oracle Aconex adequately fills our need for project management and communication between various disciplines from project start to close-out.

Pros

. + Integrated mail system that allows for easy multi-discipline collaboration. + Easy to locate documents and mail with multiple search fields. + Multiple file upload tool speeds up transmittal process. + Central project repository (if multiple projects are facilitated through Aconex). + Keeps all issued documents off local hard drives and onto a central server.

Cons

- Uploading files with the correct document properties manually can be a chore. - Limited view customization.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicole Hanes

Aconex is sold as a complete Project Management tool, it is far from that.

2018-03-14

Pros

They are trying to update features in workflows to be closer to Bluebeam.

Cons

There are several cons, you do not have the ability to do bulk changes to date field and clear the date completely. Workflows does not allow multiple comments per sheets, it bulks them all together as one comment.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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