eSUB Vs PlanGrid

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Oct 14, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - eSUB or PlanGrid?

PlanGrid is more expensive to implement (TCO) than eSUB, PlanGrid is rated higher (98/100) than eSUB (97/100). eSUB offers more features (17) to their users than PlanGrid (5).

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 PlanGrid?

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...

PlanGrid: Founded in 2011 by two pairs of construction engineers and computer scientists, PlanGrid brings beautiful, intuitive software solutions to the construction industry. Today, hundreds of thousands of construction professionals build their buildings and infrastructure using PlanGrid.

Who's more expensive? eSUB or PlanGrid?

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 PlanGrid.

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. PlanGrid price starts at $39 per month , when comparing PlanGrid 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 PlanGrid.

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. PlanGrid 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. PlanGrid: Mobile Access, Collaboration, Document Management, Issue Tracking, Task Management.

Target customer size

eSUB is specifically designed for subcontractors running a small and mid-size business. and PlanGrid'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.

PlanGrid

ITQlick rating
(4.6/5)

starts at $39 per month

PlanGrid is cloud-based construction management, construction document management and collaboration platform designed for the construction teams. The solution features progress, documents, and reporting and mor...

Categories: Capital Program Management, Construction Apps, Construction Program & Portfolio Management, Home Builder, Web Based Construction.

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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

PlanGrid: 5 Features

Mobile Access
Collaboration
Document Management
Issue Tracking
Task Management
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
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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eSUB
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
2.2/10
License pricing
$7 per user/month
Functionality
32
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PlanGrid
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$39 per month
Functionality
16
Procore
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$375 per month
Functionality
33
BuilderTREND
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
31
CoConstruct
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$49 per user/month
Functionality
23
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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.