PlanGrid Vs eCMS (Apr 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Apr 29, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - PlanGrid or eCMS?

eCMS is more expensive to implement (TCO) than PlanGrid, PlanGrid is rated higher (98/100) than eCMS (80/100). PlanGrid offers more features (5) to their users than eCMS (0). There is a clear winner in this case and it is PlanGrid!

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 PlanGrid compares with Computer Guidance?

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.

Computer Guidance: Since 1981, Computer Guidance offers the most complete, proven and reliable construction enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for architecture, engineering and commercial construction companies. Computer Guidance’s eCMS construction ERP solution provides financial accounting and project management applications supported by advanced busine...

Who's more expensive? PlanGrid or eCMS?

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 PlanGrid and eCMS.

PlanGrid price starts at $39 per month , on a scale between 1 to 10 PlanGrid is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Construction software. eCMS price starts at $100,000 , when comparing eCMS to their competitors, the software is rated 8 - higher than the average Construction software cost.

Bottom line:eCMS is more expensive than 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 PlanGrid Vs. eCMS based on some of the most important and required Construction features. PlanGrid: Mobile Access, Collaboration, Document Management, Issue Tracking, Task Management. eCMS: We are still working to collect the list of features for eCMS.

Target customer size

PlanGrid's typical customers include: Small, medium and large size businesses, Typical customers of the ERP software provided by Computer Guidance are general contractors, specialty contractors, mechanical contractors, electrical contractors, and industrial contractors.

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.

eCMS

ITQlick rating
(3.9/5)

starts at $100,000

eCMS is an award-winning cloud-based Construction software, it is designed to support small, medium and large size construction business. eCMS received a rating of 3.9 from ITQlick team. The software cost is co...

Categories: Project Accounting, Construction, Concrete Cost Estimating, Construction Accounting & Job Costing, Construction Estimating.

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eCMS Specifications

ITQlick Score: 80/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.9/5)
Pricing: 8/10 - high cost
Category: Construction -> eCMS
Company: Computer Guidance
Pricing: starts at $100,000
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: eCMS review, eCMS pricing, eCMS alternatives

Compare features

PlanGrid: 5 Features

Mobile Access
Collaboration
Document Management
Issue Tracking
Task Management

eCMS: 0 Features

We are working to collect the information
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)
Functionality score
Software review
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PlanGrid
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$39 per month
Functionality
16
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eCMS
ITQlick rating
3.9/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
9/10
License pricing
$100,000
Functionality
22
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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.