Prolog by Trimble is a hybrid construction project management solution that provides construction firms of all sizes functionalities for office and field management, collaboration, cost control and purchasing. The solution can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise and can also be accessed by Android and iOS based mobile devices via dedicated applications.
Prolog's field management functionality includes features like closeout logs, employee tracking, daily work journals, punch lists and safety notices. Users get various tools for customizing their documents like dunning letters, HotLists, meeting minutes, drawings and specifications. It also offers a central dashboard to users that displays specific information about a project.
Cash flow forecasting, vendor management, invoices generation and contract management are some of the other features offered by Prolog.
Services are offered on a subscription-based pricing model that includes support via phone, email, dedicated support portal and through other online resources.
Kim M. Branche: Bau
Proliance provides great flexibility, lends itself to the changing requirements of business and clients. The workflow engine has been a great enhancement to the end user experience, with recent extensions to its capabilities, has allowed us to manage some very complex requirements. Trimble is a great partner always will to support our efforts, as wide and as varied as they are.
The product has been slow to adopt browser agnostic capabilities, looking forward to the new release this year that will provide this much needed feature. As with any large company at times Trimble can appear to be a little slow in feature enhancements. However with a legacy product that has a large user base this is often the case.
As with any enterprise quality software it is important for you to have business requirements that you are looking to fulfill. Review the core technology, ability to easily interface/embrace other systems and technology. Feature for feature Proliance will stand against most competitors, however the built in integration ability is above most offerings.
Kyle M. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 10.000+ Mitarbeiter
Very beneficial product with tons and tons of functions. It is well developed and only needs minor tweaks, always remember to save regularly so you don't loose work just an fyi.
So many beneficial features for this software: daily reports (can also import weather & pictures of job-site), inspection checklists for the field, managing submitals & RFI's, and cost tracking. Definitely recommend the mobile app on Ipads if you plan to use it for inspections in the field. You can even download the app for subcontractors and get them to perform daily reports within the software.
Some reports do not come as clear as could be (I think) when you fill out information and print, also can only upload 1 picture at a time and that can be a huge pain.
Kris L. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
We tried to integrate with SharePoint (on premise 2013) but had problems with our metadata not being able to be fed into the Prolog FMS which is based on a folder system. Further, at about 5K files, Prolog would timeout/crash; to fix we'd have had to wait for the developers to paginate the pages, but they only release every quarter. Currently, we're looking into Aconex and Procore: both of which heavily reinvest with R&D and have much shorter turn around dev cycles. The UI and functionality is obviously also far superior. I enjoyed everyone I interacted with from Prolog; but the product is simply subpar for what a top ENR 400 company needs.
Has modules to handle basic use-cases of project management. Accessible by IE (wonky with Chrome and Safari). Has mobile app for earlier generation of iPad iOS.
Ugly and unintuitive UI. Feels like a 90's product. Multiple popup windows, dialog boxes, and clicks while executing a single task (e.g. RFI). Handful of staple symbols used to represent various actions a user can take are not intuitive at all. Never got to roll-out Prolog because implementation fell to pieces. Not for lack of effort on support's part; it's just a cumbersome tool to work with. There's Prolog Converge, Prolog Manager, and Converge Admin, and in two of those systems you could setup a lot of things like feature permissions and users; but remembering which was which and how to get to that portion was extremely confusing. The web app relies on Silverlight tech to see certain functionality (e.g. workflows). Just a very limiting product relying on old technology that's not ever gonna be able to catch up without completely reworking the system from the ground up.
Aaron F. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 11-50 Mitarbeiter
I mainly used prolog for submittals and daily field reports. I was not a fan of any of the software.
Just about everything. Very outdated and not user friendly user interface.
Allison W. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Not necessarily the best tool if you are on the go, and not in the office as much. Not the most user friendly software I've used.
I like the capability of document storage and routing of particular RFI's and submittals. It is nice to be able to access contact information for all users within each company. I do like that I can email documents with the attachments associated with it straight from the program.
The system is very slow. To pull up contacts takes too long. Prolog is not "phone friendly" either. No app, and not compatible with safari that I found. Very difficult to navigate on the phone from the field if I was even able to login.