GradeBeam Features

GradeBeam

Project information, bid management & communication platform

3.44/5 (9 reviews)

GradeBeam Feature Summary

  • Centralized document storage
  • Multiple document formats supported
  • Document activity tracking
  • Single centralized database
  • Message and response reporting
  • Message delivery tracking
  • Real-time updates
  • Third party integrations
  • Search, sort and filtering capabilities
  • Subcontractor ratings
  • Project plan sharing
  • Contractor directory
  • Private bid access
  • Project invites
  • Bid reporting
  • Project awards reporting
  • Project team view
  • Private messaging
  • Public messaging
  • Online dashboard
  • Vendor responsiveness tracking
  • Electronic qualification exchange

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GradeBeam Feature Reviews

8 reviewers had the following to say about GradeBeam's features:

Lindsey Salamone

An OK program for smaller companies

2018-08-01

Pros

You can use this program as a centralized location for project documents.

Cons

The program seems outdated, not much has changed about it over the last 3 years i have been using it as a subcontractor

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 11-50 employees)

This product allows me to do my job quickly & efficiently

2018-06-26

Hands down the easiest and most comprehensive document sharing product available.

Pros

The format allows you to see the big picture of the project and the ability to zero in my particular scope.

Cons

In my experience, some GCs don't close their projects and I still receive notifications for projects that have ended.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 501-1000 employees)

Great Way To Track Information

2018-11-19

Pros

I like being able to upload submittal information and track it's progression through the approval process.

Cons

The interface. It's a bit bland and it makes it a little difficult to spot open submittals.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Bob Hastings

Submittal Exchange Non-Construction Industry User

2019-03-26

By in large, it has been positive and a useful product.

Pros

I am overseeing a construction project for my school district and have been required to use Submittal Exchange to manage submittals, meeting agendas, document and artifact storage, etc. While it took me a little while to understand the details of the system, once I did, I was able to follow the logic of the system and find most anything that I need to have access to.

Cons

Not a criticism of the software, but it is definitely written specifically for the construction industry and there is some industry knowledge that you must have to use the system appropriately. The only way I have been able to acquire the requisite information is through third parties. I wish that Submittal Exchange provided some of this information up front.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Architecture & Planning company, 11-50 employees)

Great tool for construction admin

2019-02-05

Pros

You can set time limits and keep up with the schedule

Cons

Graphics/ interface could be cleaner and more intuitive

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Justin Dede, PMP

MEP Engineer using Submittal Exchange for RFIs and Submittal processing

2018-05-14

Pros

+Email notifications for submittals and RFIs that are in my court (MEP Engineer); email notifications when the architect has sent back the RFI to the contractor +Can access all RFIs at once and log gives detailed history

Cons

-Software is tailored more for contractor use and not so much MEP Engineer or Architect; therefore permissions of what can be viewed are limited

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Alexandra Serrano

Bid Organizer is a little bit off of track!

2018-01-16

Pros

Not that much I can say that really sums up what it's all about, but something that I liked from the program is its reliability.

Cons

I used to be a faithful user to this program but it never really modernized and for me that is a real deal breaker.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Software Advice
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Alyssa Perry

Ordinary Program

2019-05-20

Pros

I think for the sake of submittal exchange being a good program for sharing submittals, field notes, and photos it is easy to use.

Cons

This is too time consuming.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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