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What Is Oracle Aconex?

Owners and delivery teams trust Oracle Aconex for visibility, control, reduced risk, and connected teams. Drive efficiency in design and construction coordination, project controls and cost management, document management, and field management. Get fast time to value with construction management software that is easy to use and deploys in days.

Who Uses Oracle Aconex?

Aconex serves the construction, infrastructure, energy & resource sectors; helps owners, contractors, EPCs, project managers & consultants collaborate securely, efficiently, and easily across projects

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Reviews of Oracle Aconex

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Manura
Manura
Civil Engineer in Sri Lanka
Verified LinkedIn User
Real Estate, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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Oracle Aconex for Large Scale Construction

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: With aconex, its really easy to handle this large scale project. Without aconext it wouldve taken ages to submit approve and construct everything

Pros:

The project I'm working in is Cinnomon Life. Which us a 1.2Billion USD Multi Purpose Real Estate Project in Sri Lanka. In this project there are hundreds of Sub-Contractor companies working under the main contractor. Without Aconext I dont know how we couldve handled all the drawings and Documents. Its easy to use. Super easy to store and find documents. You can keep track of everything.

Cons:

Since its web based. Speed depends in the quality of the internet connection. Takes a bit of time to download larger files

Malith
Malith
Mechanical Engineer in Sri Lanka
Verified LinkedIn User
Real Estate, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Oracle Aconex for Industrial Projects and Professional

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: Since my organization is using this software, I have been also a user of this more than two years. As an Engineer, everyday I get Aconex notifications to my outlook which is very helpful for me to get an idea of them before opening the Aconex. Since there are thousands of documents and emails, it is difficult for me to memorize everything. Therefore open and read in Aconex is easier than memorizing them. I normally use Aconex to send documents to other organizations since it is a secure medium. I highly recommend Aconex to any organization and professional.

Pros:

Oracle Aconex is a sophisticated Software platform to communicate and store documents securely for any scale of a project. Large number of users can be added and use it at the same time is one of the major advantages. Inbuilt Aconex email function which can also be linked in to outlook is an added advantage. One other thing I like most is that the user can preview and verify a document before downloading it. Documents in Aconex can be exported into an Excel sheet saves the time. Workflow function in Aconex allows to check the hierarchy of reviewing the documents. It also allows the user to sort the documents according to date, organization and etc. Those are some of the appreciative features I experienced in this software.

Cons:

Expensive License is the major drawback I see in this software. One other thing I noticed is, user has to write the name of the document using exact letters as per the documents’ name, otherwise, it shows “no results found”. Like google it doesn’t suggest the words while typing.

Nicole
Document Control Manager in US
Management Consulting, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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

2.0 6 years ago

Pros:

This is a Web Based application that can be accessed via any internet connect as well as mobile access. Reports can be set up for individual use or organization use for all users. They are trying to update features in workflows to be closer to Bluebeam. My direct Support contact is very responsive and always willing to help.

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. The comments need to be tracked/closed individually and when its all bulked together that is not possible. There are certain fields that are listed Print Size why can't this be turned off? Mail does not currently have workflows. Mail is hard to run reports, you need to do it from Inbox and sent to get all necessary information. Workflow Comments is only available to vie in workflow, this should be visible in the document registry. Markup tool is not user friendly.

Gina
Gina
Document Control Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Aconex was easy to learn and easy to configure.

5.0 7 years ago

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

Pros:

I like the ability to configure the metadata. I also like the search and retrieve tools. Having the workflow/review document feature built in is also a time saver.

Cons:

The review documents tool set needs to include a tool to export comments and save as a file. Currently, this procedure must be done outside of Aconex. Also, the workflow process should allow the administrator to add additional people to the workflow after it starts. This should not be a separate workflow within an active workflow that is tied to an active workflow participant (although when a user needs that feature it is useful but not typical). The software also needs a better approach to storing the native file and corresponding pdf file together. Using history is not an effective method (and confusing to typical users) and giving either the native file or pdf file the same document number with a suffix (or some other means of numbering) can also be confusing. Both files should have the exact same document number.

Karl A.
Karl A.
Senior Staff Project Engineer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Aconex is the best tool I have found for managing documents and mail on medium to large projects.

5.0 6 years ago

Pros:

I greatly appreciate Aconex's flexibility to adapt to policies and procedures you may already have. It does not force you into one way of doing things but at the same time doesn't require significant up-front configuration to get started. I also like that Aconex is always improving and adding significant and useful new features often.

Cons:

The only real con I have is one that can be managed but would be nice to have tighter controls on. Aconex does not offer the ability to restrict the permisison to change the document status (approved, approved as noted, rejected, dfrat, etc.) when superceding with a new version. By default it uses the previous version status for the new version status and if you forget to select a new status you could end up with the draft of the next revision of the document showing as approved in the document register. If you use workflows to approve your documents you can always go back and verify if a document was actually approved by the proper people but to do that requires a few extra mouse clicks.