12d Synergy

Who Uses 12d Synergy?

8000+ architecture, engineering and construction professionals, from sole traders to international corporations across Australia and New Zealand

What Is 12d Synergy?

12d Synergy is data management and project collaboration software for the architecture, engineering and construction office. It manages the thousands of emails, documents, tasks and gigabytes of geospatial & CAD data surrounding your built environment projects.

12d Synergy is all about streamlining how you work and collaborate by creating a common data environment and single source of truth. Learn how 8000+ architects, engineers and construction people are work smarter with 12d Synergy.

12d Synergy Details

12d Synergy

https://www.12dsynergy.com

Founded 2011

12d Synergy Cost Overview

12d Synergy does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

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Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

12d Synergy Features

  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing

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  • Customer Data
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Capture
  • Data Integration
  • Data Migration
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Information Governance
  • Master Data Management
  • Match & Merge

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  • Archiving & Retention
  • Automated Routing
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • Escalation Management
  • Periodic Review
  • Version Control

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  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Retention
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Recovery
  • File Type Conversion
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Version Control

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Trail
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Document Check-in / Check-out
  • For Engineering Documents
  • Revision History
  • Version Comparison
  • Version Rollback

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  • Access Control
  • Backup Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Deduplication
  • Data Export
  • Encryption
  • Retention Management
  • Storage Management
  • Threat Protection
  • eDiscovery

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  • Archiving & Retention
  • Canned Responses
  • Data Recovery
  • Email Monitoring
  • Queue Management
  • Response Management
  • Routing
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Signature Management
  • Spam Blocker
  • Whitelisting/Blacklisting

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Audit Trail
  • Collaboration
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • Messaging
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Search/Filter
  • Workflow Management

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  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies

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  • Collaboration
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Remote Access
  • Remote Support
  • Softphone
  • Task Management
  • Time Zone Tracking
  • Video Chat
  • Web Conferencing

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  • Collaboration Tools
  • Create Subtasks
  • Gamification
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Mobile Access
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Recurring Task Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Spreadsheet View
  • Task Board View
  • Time Tracking
  • To-Do List View

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12d Synergy Reviews

Showing 5 of 27 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Service
4.7/5
Features
4.3/5
Value for Money
4.4/5
David H.
Senior Design Engineer
Civil Engineering, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/12/2018

"Synergy for Synergy"

Comments: Been able to go back to any version of a document without the need to resort to troubling an external IT consultant is a great advantage. Having 12d Model projects managed with 12d Synergy really simplifies things too.

Pros: The simplicity of the interface, yet the features underneath the hood.

Cons: There nothing to really dislike about the software. If something breaks or is not there, the developer is happy to consider the feature or fix the issue.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/12/2018
Ed W.
12DS Administrator
Construction, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/02/2020

"Made us mobile!"

Comments: our workforce is now w truly global. I can work from home or I can work from Fiji

Pros: Enables users work from anywhere, well, anywhere with a web connection. Works with folders of files. User friendly and uncluttered interface manages bandwidth very well. Puts files in the SAME folder each time

Cons: does not yet have zipped downloads. We move files of several GB (aerial imagery & BIM models) around at times and if users are sloppy with their housekeeping it can hurt colleagues who may be on a very slow web connection - but really this is a user issue and the development team are looking into adding this as a feature

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/02/2020
Verified Reviewer
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Civil Engineering, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/12/2018

"12d Synergy review from Dunedin"

Comments: Version control of files and 12d projects over three separate offices has been improved dramatically. We will utilise further features as we get use to the software over time.

Pros: I find that being able to customise the software to your own specific needs is great. We are fairly new users of 12d Synergy however we have found a lot of improvement in file management, particularly with being able to roll back to a previous version. I also like the mapping feature in V4, and hope that this evolves with the software.

Cons: I personally find some of the menus very tedious and clunky. I have found the amount of bugs in certain versions frustrating, we are always having to update the software. Even then, the updates almost never go straight forward. One personal thing I hate is that 12d Synergy always opens on the same screen/location and it doesn't set to the screen I close it on. Having to download another program just to force it to open where I want it to is frustrating. Other simple things like having to click on column headers to order the files all the time, there should be a default for this for each user.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/12/2018
Patrick cavanagh C.
Senior Technician
Civil Engineering, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/02/2020

"12d Synergy #1 CDE"

Comments: We (our team) love what 12d synergy has done for our data management issues. Could never go back to using 12d off our server, 12d synergy all the way..

Pros: Better management of our data
Team is more productive and efficient
Simple interface/easy to use
helped with flexible working arrangements

Cons: Limited Integration with other software. eg. open roads / Revit

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/02/2020
Richard R.
Associate Technical Director
Civil Engineering, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/02/2020

"12d Synergy on large projects"

Comments: I have been using 12d Synergy with very large data sets and its speed and stability is excellent. The user interface makes it very clear who has what checked out.

Pros: The ability to manage and collaborate projects designed in 12d Model is not currently possible by any other collaboration package.
It is very smart with synchronising data and minimises how much data you need to transfer. The first time that you open/checkout a file you you have to download the whole file - but subsequent checkins and checkouts, the transfer is extremely quick as 12d Synergy is only up/downloading the changes rather than the whole file.
The ability to check out files/folders and work off line is great for me when I need to work away from an internet connection.

Cons: Having to host the server hardware requires support from the IT department, but in terms of day-to-day use, I have not found any major issues.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/02/2020