Fieldwire Reviews

Fieldwire

Construction app for site task management and plan viewing

4.48/5 (33 reviews)

Pros
  • The idea behind it is good, if I could have figured it out it seems like it would be a great way to gather all information on a potential customer/job in one place.Jen V.Read the full review
  • Tasking ability, creating plan sub folders, individual naming of drawings, hyperlink and photo options, its a great tool and has worked great for our team with more that 240 plans uploaded.Michael N.Read the full review
  • The ability to have access to all the information supplied to the team, with the ease of access from mobile devices. Its almost better than having the actual paper version.Michael N.Read the full review
Cons
  • The task viewer is weak. The text doesn't wrap so most of the task is cut off.Thom F.Read the full review
  • Hyperlinks and links within sheets is a problem. Fieldwire is not compatible with 3D model views in Assemble.Zohair H.Read the full review
  • It was hard to figure out how to use the software.Jen V.Read the full review
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Brandon Dejong

I use this program every day on site!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-10
Review Source: Capterra

I am able to coordinate with trades and consultants quickly and effectively. I can usually access drawings faster than they can when speaking over the phone. All of the files are very accessible and the program is user friendly

Pros
-Having access to all of the drawings at your fingertips while on site -Very easy to search for information through drawings as the hyperlinks copy automatically -easy to compare new drawings to older versions -easily access all rfi's and linked files

Cons
-Program slows down when adding mass amounts of drawings -Would be helpful to have folders within the Photos section similar to that of the Files section

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Paul Arthur

Perfect for a subcontractor because of the emphasis on tasks and it is easy to use.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

Increased the speed of delivery of drawings and files. Ability to collaborate in real time between field and office. Portable access to all job files and drawings.

Pros
More Intuitive than other software we tried. We were able to get value right away and recently had a training session to use some of the more advanced features. The ability to access the plans or other documents anywhere via the cloud is a time saver. Great for managers that are involved in multiple projects.

Cons
It would be good if we could have a library of electrical symbols to add extra work and changes to our as builts. Or be able to build the images on a clipboard that we could paste from.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Thom Freeman

Almost awesome, but has lots of missed opportunities

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-07-09
Review Source: Capterra

Almost zero.

Pros
The customer service has been great ( we need to use them frequently ). They are quick to resolve the many issues we have.

Cons
1. You can't make real templates for repetitive project types. 2. You can't organize projects on the home screen. We tend to have dozens of projects in different stages going on and there is not a way to organize how they sorted. They cannot be flagged or colored coded either. 3. In certain situations you need to follow strict naming conventions of imported files....it's not something I want to spend my time worrying about. 4. The task viewer is weak. The text doesn't wrap so most of the task is cut off. You cannot control the width of the columns, their names, or colors ( great for the color blind ) 5. Features are buried and are inconsistent between desktop and mobile. 6. The app KILLS battery life. 7. There is not a way to leave general notes or comments. 8. Reports are weak. 9. If my boss ( who doesn't actually use it, but likes the idea of the app) didn't make me, I would have ditched this a while ago.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Brad Noort

Fieldwire helps you on site.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

It was very useful as a deficiency tool. The trades found it easy to add to their phones so we could all use it.

Pros
It was very easy to take photos of certain deficiencies, add tasks and assign to the different trades.

Cons
I found that the sync between my phone and my computer took a long time sometimes to connect . When you are in a hurry on the job site it could be frustrating.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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kevin whaley

stremlined data transfering at its best

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-11
Review Source: Software Advice

amazing customer support

Pros
web based, realtime, Mark ups are easily completed. picture adding, personal task lists, task list !

Cons
too many upgrades. Pdf export should be included in base rate. some additional mark up tools would be nice as well

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Tim Hare

A must tool for executing a job on time and accurately

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-11-14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
simply the ease of use. Always with me on site and in my vest. It allows me to work more efficiently and execute tasks on site without going back to the office.

Cons
Fieldwire does not have a lot of cons and is tough to think of any. If there were any issues, Fieldwire would correct them and value our teams input

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Michael Nastasi

All project information made portable...

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

Having the ability to measure rooms for cable lengths to connection points, measure for pass through supplies, ceiling grid layout for speaker installation, ceiling types for equipment in those areas, glass store front dimensions for scheduling systems and file access per room needs.

Pros
The ability to have access to all the information supplied to the team, with the ease of access from mobile devices. Its almost better than having the actual paper version! Tasking ability, creating plan sub folders, individual naming of drawings, hyperlink and photo options, its a great tool and has worked great for our team with more that 240 plans uploaded.

Cons
Closer zoom would be nice and maybe creating a way to more accurately measure with select points of that which needs measuring. Other than that everything has worked great!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Transform Field Worker Engagement

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-02
Review Source: Capterra

The management remote field workers where budget doesn't allow for adequate supervision.

Pros
Highly visual interface (share plans, markups, version control) between back office and field ensures a higher degree of alignment and understanding of task to be done and quality control of task completion.

Cons
The focus is on the creation of plans rather than projects, lack of single-sign-on, the layout of the screen can take some getting used to and with the large volume of information available.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Blake Paulsen

Could be a great tool

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-04-21
Review Source: Capterra

Field Wire is a great tool however it has some issues to be worked out such as the lack of Wi-Fi on a jobsite causes workers to not get an update to a drawing immediately. If we wanted the information to be transmitted to them in real time we would have to get cellular data on all of the devices that utilize this product.

Pros
Great for getting information to workers and keeping everyone up to date

Cons
Need to figure a way to get information to people instantly in the field

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Jesse Clark

Great if your in construction

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-10-08
Review Source: Capterra

used this many different projects and have gotten great costumer responces

Pros
Excelent support, mobile phone app, task control, share with customer, import blueprints , share with team

Cons
expensive, large learning curve, employees think the blueprints are hard to look at in the software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Anonymous

Great for Construction Management!

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Fieldwire has been very easy to use and helpful for me in the construction management world. It is pretty simple to learn and is not complicated at all. I use it on my iPad and on my Smartphone for the most part. If I have to write an RFI I can take picture and integrate them into the Blue prints to generate something on the spot. It is helpful you can markup any PDF drawings on your iPad or phone as well. I used Fieldwire on my last punch list walkthrough. It convenient to use it as a punch list because you can mark the items on the blue prints, take pictures, locate the problem by room, and assign the subs. Once you issue them you can filter it from any of the categories and print it off to give to the subs. I am unsure on the cost because my construction company pays for it but it sure has been helpful. I had a couple of questions and called their customer service once. Their customer service is friendly and helpful to deal with. If you are in construction management I would give them a try and see if you like it.

Cons
I have not been able to find anything that I dislike about this software. Everything has worked as planned.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Christopher Suchodolski

Easy to carry all plans!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-10-23
Review Source: Capterra

I enjoy using this software in the field with my foreman and superintendents. When plans are updated or i need to send information to the field, i can do so quickly!

Pros
Easy to use once you learn the software. It makes you look professional and organized while in meetings, on the job site, etc.

Cons
There needs to be a way to edit or mark sheets within the "file" portion of the software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Tyler Carpenter

Best app for reading plans

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-03-13
Review Source: Capterra

Easiest and most convenient way to keep track of all work

Pros
It's so simple to use and an easy tool to use to train how to read blueprints

Cons
Nothing at all it's to easy to use to dislike

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jacob Denniston

A great interface which is very easy to use.

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-12
Review Source: Software Advice

Overall a great product for the money and a lot cheaper than the other options out there. Extremely user friendly and simple design makes it easy to navigate and understand where you are. This program WILL save you time and effort in your projects.

Pros
Pros for Fieldwire include: 1. Fantastic Task organization and prioritizing such tasks. 2. Great calendar view of task start and end dates. 3. Customizable categories for tasks as well as being able to insert a task directly to the blueprint uploaded.

Cons
Cons for Fieldwire include: 1. No simple way of sending someone a "calendar view" of tasks. 2. No pre setup forms such as "Change Orders" or "Lists" (YET...its on the way) 3. Great report system but no report that is easy enough for your standard home owner / customer to understand.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

One of the few software programs that bring purchasing, project management and field together

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Very easy to follow features to guide and help user when inputting information. More features to allow images of field corrections to sent to purchasing, etc. But a very good program

Cons
Would be nice to allow accounting to inter mix with building options so marketing and accounting agreed on cost

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Great program. Userfriendly and fast

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-10-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Very easy to learn. Perfekt program to use for quality controls. Also makes the drawing management very easy

Cons
I miss the sync to onedrive but thats about it. It would be nice if you could create a report for all the projects that you admin

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Derek Morris

Usefulness is contagious

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-03-28
Review Source: Capterra

Absolute time savings and effectiveness in communicating and having everyone quickly on the same page.

Pros
Exporting PDFs with all the comments and hyperlinked photos has saved our inspectors much time in archiving their findings.

Cons
Small item I've already suggested to their customer support and they've been responsive in saying when it might be implemented, which is applying different colors to the picture icons, so we can color code our pictures.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Alan Lawlor

Trial review

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-03-15
Review Source: Capterra

i have highlighted a lot of missing items from drawings and raised RFI's as a result of having all information to hand

Pros
more time available to walk site for inspections and to pin point issues

Cons
filtering is not available on 14" laptop screen.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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A Traeger

Helpful but flawed

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-02-03
Review Source: Capterra

I will preface my review by stating that I primarily use Fieldwire via the desktop browswer interface. My coworkers use the tablet app in the field and I coordinate with them on my desktop PC at my office. The browser interface leaves much to be desired. Navigating the plan sheets can be clunky and making markups is tedious. The markup features are rather limited (compared to software such as Bluebeam). The ability to organize files in each project is welcomed but the automatic revisioning feature is not the greatest, though it is functional. That being said, my coworkers rely on the software while on the jobsite. We use the "Tasks" feature to organize and assign the work. We even have a project for our internal shop tasks such as cleaning and maintenance. Overall, this is a vital piece of software for our business. It is not perfect and there are many things that it cannot do. But we have yet to find a better alternative.

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Anonymous

A game changer!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-11-11
Review Source: Capterra

We’ve been using Fieldwire for several months in our office and it’s made life a whole lot easier!

Pros
Fieldwire is great for swiping through plans, marking up drawings, collaborating with your field staff and even doing quick takeoffs.

Cons
Fieldwire’s automatic sheet naming feature is a little buggy but with a little tweaking everything will look great.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

I find the program very user friendly.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
User friendly, fairly easy to learn. Excellent customer service. Very responsive to questions and concerns.

Cons
Some pushback from field personnel who are afraid to use the program. They feel it is too difficult which it is not.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rick Ramer

Surveys and Installs

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-09-20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy, simple, straight forward software.

Cons
If you don't take the picture while in the task, you can only upload one picture at a time to a task (on phone-not laptop, but mainly use software on phone)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Good and easy to use!

Reviewed 2018-03-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Fieldwire is very easy to work, very user friendly. Excellent customer service. The application is Web based, and thanks to that i can work everywhere.

Cons
I do not have many thinks to complain it about it but i think that the pdf export could be included in base rate.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Nice alternative to Procore

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2018-07-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Nothing is as good as the original but for something that is cheaper and on the go app then this is it

Cons
You get what you pay for and sometimes that is not always the best. There are many more features and functions that would be nice to have to make it closer to Procore

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Ted B

Best field management app

Reviewed 2015-05-01
Review Source: Capterra

A great app that I use daily. It is the best way I have found to view my drawings and follow-up with subs. Plus, the checklists and reports save me a ton of time each week. The few times I had small issues popup, the Fieldwire team would solve it immediately. Not sure why more companies don't provide that type of support.

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