Compare PlanGrid and FastPIPE - Apr 2022

PlanGrid

ITQlick rating
(4.6/5)

starts at $39 per user/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.

FastPIPE

ITQlick rating
(4.7/5)

starts at $2,495 per license

FastPIPE is state-of-the-art mechanical estimating software designed to meet the needs of industrial and commercial contractors who need a fast and accurate tool to estimate construction costs. The first FastPI...

Categories: Construction, Construction Apps, Construction Estimating, Mechanical and HVAC Estimating, Plumbing Estimating.

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PlanGrid: 5 Features

Mobile Access
Collaboration
Document Management
Issue Tracking
Task Management

FastPIPE: 5 Features

Bid Comparison
Cost Management
Estimating
Bid Comparison
Estimating
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Apr 14, 2022

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - PlanGrid or FastPIPE?

FastPIPE is more expensive to implement (TCO) than PlanGrid, PlanGrid is rated higher (98/100) than FastPIPE (89/100). Both tools offer the same amount of features.

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

PlanGrid Vs. FastEST, Inc.

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.

FastEST, Inc.: FastEST, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 with the sole mission of producing the most technologically advanced construction cost estimating software available. As a result of intensive research and development, we proudly offer the FastPIPE, FastDUCT and FastWRAP estimating software designed specifically for mechanical and HVAC contractors. Today, ...

Who is more expensive? PlanGrid or FastPIPE?

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 costs" as well. We prepared a TCO (Total Cost) calculator for PlanGrid and FastPIPE.

PlanGrid price starts at $39 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 PlanGrid is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Construction software. FastPIPE price starts at $2,495 per license , when comparing FastPIPE to their competitors, the software is rated 6 - similar to the average Construction software cost.

Bottom line: FastPIPE is more expensive than PlanGrid.

Which software includes more/better features?

We've compared PlanGrid Vs. FastPIPE based on some of the most important and required Construction features.

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

FastPIPE: Bid Comparison, Cost Management, Estimating, Bid Comparison, Estimating.

Target customer size

PlanGrid's typical customers include: Small, medium and large size businesses, FastPIPE is equipped to meet the needs of any business size.

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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PlanGrid
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$39 per user/month
Functionality
16
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FastPIPE
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
89/100
Pricing
6.2/10
License pricing
$2,495 per license
Functionality
14
Procore
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$667 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
$99 per month
Functionality
23

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