Newforma

Project Information Management

4 / 5 10 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Architects, engineers, contractors and owners seeking a software enabling them to view and search all project data wherever it resides, collaborate with team members and manage construction projects.


Average Ratings

10 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Newforma
  • www.newforma.com
  • Founded 2003
  • United States

About Project Information Management

Newformas clients report saving countless hours, avoiding mistakes and litigation, as well as meeting their customers demands for faster responses and task completion. Newformas software facilitates collaboration when architecture and engineering firms team up. Newforma users file emails to a project as easily as dragging items to an email folder, respond to RFIs, approve submittals and assign action items using a single application, and quickly search and find critical items


Project Information Management Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • BIM Modeling
  • Client Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Visualization / Presentation
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial
  • Contract Management
  • Contractors
  • CRM
  • Document / Photo Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Job Scheduling
  • Permit Management
  • Residential
  • Selection Sheets
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Submittal Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Timesheets Management
  • Warranty / Service Management

Project Information Management Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Ran Construction Administration for multiple projects over multiple years with this.

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being able to instantly track just about anything in the CA process of a project at the touch of a button, being able to find any email (and attachment) that was ever written by anyone in your organization about a project, and being able to print out tailored reports easily and quickly.

Cons: There was a bit of a learning curve while initially adopting the program, and we did a lot of ASI's. The nature of ASI's are fluid, their topics, numbering and scope sometimes change, some are written up then not needed, Newforma didn't have a lot of flexibility to handle these types of changes.

Overall: The construction administration and project management tools were amazing. I've since moved to a firm that doesn't use Newforma, I desperately miss all the features that made my life easier, and I try to get them to move up to it daily.

An extremely valuable program with potential to be great with an update to fix current problems.

Mar 02, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This program is extremely valuable in the Architecture industry. In an age where everything needs to be documented for legal purposes Newforma makes it painless.

Cons: Newforma however is often buggy and slow to fix problems if ever, especially involving their Microsoft Outlook integration.

Very powerful organization and collaboration tool

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All modules add efficiency to my daily work. I'd highly recommend it for any project-based work or delivery. Easily file emails (which are visible to other project team members/managers), track RFIs, submittal, reports, other project documents from one interface.

Cons: Can be a resource (memory) hog sometimes, slow to open sometimes. Newforma Viewer is slower than other PDF softwares, so I don't use it.

Overall: Project team (internal and external) Collaboration

It's a wonderful document management software

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, intuitive UI and comprehensive customer support. As long as the software is managed, it is pretty bulletproof.

Cons: When users do not utilize all of the functionality. There are so many functions that make the flow of documents so seamless.

Overall: There is a clear path for all of the documents for any given project.

Newforma is a great cloud based collaborative tool

Jun 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Multi- user.Easy to use, Managed a $1B project in the app and performance was great. Easy to share documents with many consultants.

Cons: Was a stand alone resource, not linked into the Project Management apps we used on the project. Would be to see window of the document to make sure it was the correct one to open.

Good product

Feb 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: So far it's been great, relatively easy to use. Has a lot of good features. Newforma had great integration with my email and project files.

The industry standard for document exchange.

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, clear chain of command routes, professional support, fantastic UI.

Overall: By far the leader in construction document access and exchange. Ive been using Newforma for years, with multiple Architectural and Consultant partners. It is a fantastic tool for the industry.

Good Project Program

Nov 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: We are using Newforma on a large project. The program does well at sharing information.

Pros: We receive confirmation that a document has been uploaded (ie. submittals). This is a nice feature as you can be assured that the process is working. With email, you don't always know that the information was received.

Cons: It is somewhat cumbersome as you have to click on a link to access a document. This can be problematic for the field staff.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is a capable program to share information.

Newforma is GREAT for architects and engineers!

Jan 15, 2016
3/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
2.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It manages email REALLY well. We also like it for RFIs and submittals. If it had better modules for meeting minutes and PCOs and Pay-Apps, we could abandon Prolog. Unfortunately, we are compelled to use both until Newforma catches up on modules relevant to construction administration.

Cons: If it had better modules for meeting minutes and PCOs and Pay-Apps, we could abandon Prolog. Unfortunately, we are compelled to use both until Newforma catches up on modules relevant to construction administration. The mobile apps were weak the last time I tried them.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get everyone in the organization on board, otherwise, there will be two camps. Users and non-users. The users will achieve great benefit, the non-users will just frustrate the users.

More info

Oct 19, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are a Canadian construction company looking for an integrated solution