Compare PlanGrid and Joist - Jul 2022

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Jul 28, 2022

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - PlanGrid or Joist?

Joist is more expensive to implement (TCO) than PlanGrid, PlanGrid is rated higher (98/100) than Joist (81/100). PlanGrid offers more features (5) to their users than Joist (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 Joist?

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.

Joist: Joist is a new tool for contractors that allow you to manage your business on the go. Create Estimates, Send Invoices, Manage Projects, and Record Payments from your iPad, iPhone, Android, and the web.

Who's more expensive? PlanGrid or Joist?

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 Joist.

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. Joist price starts at $13 per month , when comparing Joist to their competitors, the software is rated 6 - similar to the average Construction software cost.

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

Target customer size

PlanGrid's typical customers include: Small, medium and large size businesses, and Joist's target customer size include: SMBs.

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.

Joist

ITQlick rating
(4.9/5)

starts at $13 per month

Joist is a cloud-based construction estimating application that is used in project estimation, management and invoice and serves the home improvement industry. This software is offered by a company that goes by...

Categories: Billing & Invoicing, Construction, Construction Estimating, Construction Service Management, Document Management.

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PlanGrid: 5 Features

Mobile Access
Collaboration
Document Management
Issue Tracking
Task Management

Joist: 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)
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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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Joist
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
81/100
Pricing
6.8/10
License pricing
$13 per month
Functionality
7
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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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Shlomi Lavi is an entrepreneur and founder of ITQlick.com. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Systems Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 17 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant and implementation expert for small, medium and large-sized (global) companies. Shlomi’s goal is to share the best knowledge and news about information systems so you can make smarter buying decisions for your business.