eSUB Vs BIM 360 (Apr 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Apr 29, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - eSUB or BIM 360?

BIM 360 is more expensive to implement (TCO) than eSUB, eSUB is rated higher (97/100) than BIM 360 (95/100). eSUB offers more features (17) to their users than BIM 360 (5). There is a clear winner in this case and it is eSUB!

Looking for the right Construction solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How eSUB compares with Autodesk?

eSUB: About 30 years ago eSUB originated as an off shoot of a consulting firm who represented Specialty Contractors to create construction claims for retroactive payment for work they had already performed. Managing project documents back then was inefficient, subject to mistakes and omissions. The familiar way was to manually update multiple programs...

Autodesk: For more than 30 years, Autodesk software has helped designers, engineers, visual artists, students and makers imagine, design and create a better world. Advances in accessible 3D design and fabrication technology are disrupting the design, engineering and entertainment professions as we know them. As a result, Autodesk is expanding beyond our desi...

Who's more expensive? eSUB or BIM 360?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Construction software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for eSUB and BIM 360.

eSUB price starts at $7 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 eSUB is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Construction software. BIM 360 price starts at $480 per user/year , when comparing BIM 360 to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Construction software cost.

Bottom line: eSUB cost is around the same cost of BIM 360.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared eSUB Vs. BIM 360 based on some of the most important and required Construction features. eSUB: this software is considered "feature-rich" with more than 10 important features, here is a partial list: Mobile Access, Telephone Customer Support, Web Hosted Solution, Document Management, Resource Management, Project Collaboration, Issue Management, Project Portfolio Management. BIM 360: Project Collaboration, Mobile Access, Document Management, Change Orders, RFIs/Submittals.

Target customer size

eSUB is specifically designed for subcontractors running a small and mid-size business. and BIM 360's target customer size include: Small, medium and large size businesses.

eSUB

ITQlick rating
(4.5/5)

starts at $7 per user/month

With eSUB you can create, manage, store and access all your construction documents and project management activities from one central location with no need to manually sync data; whether you’re at the office, i...

Categories: Construction, Construction Apps, Construction Project Scheduling, Electrician Apps.

BIM 360

ITQlick rating
(4.2/5)

starts at $480 per user/year

BIM 360 is a cloud-based Construction software that enables its users to manage Submittals & RFIs and distribute and publish construction documents.

Categories: Construction, Construction Estimating, Construction Accounting & Job Costing, Construction Project Management, Home Builder.

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eSUB Specifications

ITQlick Score: 97/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.5/5)
Pricing: 2/10 - low cost
Category: Construction -> eSUB
Company: eSUB
Pricing: starts at $7 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: eSUB review, eSUB pricing, eSUB alternatives

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eSUB: 17 Features

Mobile Access
Telephone Customer Support
Web Hosted Solution
Document Management
Resource Management
Project Collaboration
Issue Management
Project Portfolio Management
Project Billing
Document Management
Change Orders
Document Management
Project Management
RFIs/Submittals
Scheduling
Construction
Time Tracking

BIM 360: 5 Features

Project Collaboration
Mobile Access
Document Management
Change Orders
RFIs/Submittals
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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eSUB
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
97/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$7 per user/month
Functionality
32
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BIM
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
95/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$480 per user/year
Functionality
15
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Procore
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
99/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$375 per month
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33
PlanGrid
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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98/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.6/10
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BuilderTREND
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
97/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$99 per month
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31
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.