Aconex vs Mastt

Mastt and Aconex stand out as two leading technology solutions in the construction industry, but could not be more different solutions. This comparison explores:

1. What is Aconex?
2. Why Mastt?
3. Use Cases & Features of Mastt & Aconex

Explore the Differences

What is Aconex?

Aconex was founded in 2000 in Melbourne, Australia, by Rob Phillpot and Leigh Jasper. The journey to creating Aconex started from Rob's personal experiences in the construction industry working for Multiplex. Originally aimed at becoming a market place (Australia Construction Exchange = Aconex), Aconex became the leading provider of document mangement software to the construction industry before being bought by Oracle for $1.6bn in 2018. Today, Aconex is still owned by Oracle and the product has a heavy focus on providing construction specific solution to General Contractors for complex construction projects.

Aconex has a great platform for project collaboration and solves beautifully problems associated with high volume revisioning and distribution of documents and correspondance. It is expensive, but if you are a construction company or General Contractor or involved heavily in the onsite construction of a project, Aconex can provide great solutions that reduce your risk.

Why Mastt?

In contrast, Mastt was co-founded by Doug Vincent in 2019, a former Project & Program Management consultant. Both Aconex founder's Rob Phillpot and Leigh Jasper are investors in Mastt, which targets the key requirements of Project Management and Program Management from the client or Project Owner's perspective, a problem far upstream from Aconex.

Owner's care less about revising documents and more abour the full portfolio view. As such, managing and reporting on projects and portfolios across their entire lifecycle informs Mastt's approach, emphasizing a fast and easy to use systems that you can get started on today. So if your role is geared towards reporting to project owners or managing many projects as a program, Mastt is right for you.

Lets compare and contrast the features of each below across a Project lifecycle.

Mastt Use Cases & Product

Program & Portfolio

Provides Program Managers responsible for Project Portfolio Mananagement with best practice tools for automated roll up of Project data. Eliminates double handling and enables real-time visibility, standardisation and control of Reports, Budgets, Risks & more .

Project Portfolio Management

Automatically aggregates project data into Programs/Portfolios, plus all the features you need for Program Controls (e.g. Program Risk, Program Budgeting etc)

Project Owner/Project Manager

Provides Project Managers on the Owner/Client's side with simple, easy to use tools to replace spreadsheets and make easy preparing Project Reports, Budgets, Risks, Payments and more.

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Reporting & Dashboards

Provides self serve customizable reports and dashboards making it easy to produce, weekly, monthly, quarterly, board, risk or any type of report for Consultants & Owners. Replaces the need to prepare monthly reports in Microsoft Word

Historical Report Storage

Provides for the storage / archiving of reports and easy retrieval of past reports for comparison and auditing.

Risk, Issues & Opportunities

Facilitates the tracking and management of potential risks, issues, and opportunities for strategic decision-making (i.e. replaces your current risk register in excel and configurable to your 5x5 or 4x4 risk matrix)

Budgeting & Forecasting

Create project budgets & sub-budgets to track performance contracts, variations, payments and perform cash flows. Tag budgets to roll-up budget data across multiple projects.

Contracts & Payments

Makes easy the contract admin and payment processes, providing tools to upload contract schedules/line items and complete variations through to payment certification and letter production.

Phases & Key Milestones

Enables tracking and management of project phases and key milestones to ensure timely delivery (e.g. through Inception, Planning, Design, Construction, ELP)


Provides a centralized document management system for storingkey project documents.

RAG Status & Safety

Tracks Red-Amber-Green health and safety statuses for easy 'traffic light' project reporting and executive decision making

Audit History

Maintains a detailed audit trail for project activities and changes, ensuring accountability and transparency.

Gallery Images

Offers a visual documentation tool for projects through image uploads and galleries.

Project Templates

Enables the use of customizable project templates to streamline the setup and management of new projects.

Aconex Use Cases

Construction Company / General Contractor

Provides Construction Project Managers with comprehensive tools for all aspects of managing trades on a jobsite.

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Mail & Correspondance

Enables a true collaboration platform for centralising communication through forms / emails when managing many subcontractors and suppliers

Drawings & Documents

Provides a central hub for distributing, revising accessing and annotating up-to-date project drawings and documents when managing many subcontractors and suppliers

Submittals & RFI

Facilitates the storage, review and approval process of construction documents & RFI when managing many subcontractors and suppliers

Site Logs / Diary

Enables the recording and tracking of daily activities.

Defect List / Punch Lists

Helps in creating and managing lists of tasks or defects that need to be completed before handover / occupancy.

Design / BIM Coordination

Facilitates collaboration and coordination among project stakeholders using Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Safety & Quality

Enhances project safety and quality through standardized checklists, incident reporting, and compliance tracking.


Provides tools for a contractor/builder managing subcontract project budgets, subcontractor cost codes and financial forecasts.


Automates the document review and approval processes, enhancing efficiency and reducing project delays.

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