Newforma

Project Information Management


4 / 5
15 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

15 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 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

  • Accounting Integration
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial
  • Contract Management
  • Contractors
  • CRM
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Incident Reporting
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Residential
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Subcontractor Management
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Bills of material
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Contact Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Quotes/Proposals

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.

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

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Newforma

Dec 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This is a great tool to use for all phases of a project. Document Control is one of the most used and desired tool within my company

Cons: There are so many different ways to do so many different things. Also there is a double log-in that is confusing and cumbersome for all users.Too many apps available.

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.

The industry standard for document exchange.

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Project managment and distribution center

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Single source for all project information including contacts, emails, file transfers, and continuing project management from design through construction

Cons: Viewer and loading times can be tedious, especially when used to other viewers. Email searches can be difficult

Overall: Excellent for storage and organization, has room for improvements on day to day file usage and markups

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.

Good for tracking

Oct 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I gained a new appreciation for Newforma after spending a week trying to track submittals and RFIs without it. I like the meticulousness that it enforces.

Cons: In general, I find the interface to be extremely clunky and unintuitive to use.

Great Project Management tool for Architects and Engineers Has come a long way throughout the years

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Newforma has a number of nice tools. From Email management, to be able to view drawings (3D or 2D), and they also have a Construction solution called Newforma Project Center that gives you ability to management your submittals, RFI, etc.

Cons: The Cons for this is probably it's pricing structure. It also could give itself a new interface update, sometimes it is a little difficult to navigate through everything.

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.

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Construction administration made difficult

May 30, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: +Notifications regarding submittal and RFIs and drawings are easy to send through Newformas web based software

Cons: -I use this as an engineer getting sent items from architecture firms. It's really how they set it up. An annoying feature is having to log in to download files. I want to be able to download files directly from an email; most architects don't use Newforma that way

-when transmitting files, Newforma let's you include some text. When trying to paste text into the text box, code language will show up on the email transmission. That looks unprofessional.

Share Mass Quantities of Information with Ease

Nov 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being able to share mass quantities of information all in one place and with an unlimited number of people. Access to project information is all in one place.

Cons: The interface is a bit boring and cumbersome. It could be more visually appealing and user friendly.

Too Much Effort

Jan 16, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easily save emails and attach links to emails.

Cons: Searching for files is not always intutive and different versions of files are available for editing rather than only the latest version.

Overall: Overall a good software to use but does require some effort to set up.

Newforma

Dec 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Creates a simple file management system for collaborating companies.

Cons: Sending files can be slow at times, but not a major slow down.

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