PlanGrid Vs simPRO (Apr 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Apr 29, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - PlanGrid or simPRO?

PlanGrid is more expensive to implement (TCO) than simPRO, PlanGrid is rated higher (98/100) than simPRO (89/100). PlanGrid offers more features (5) to their users than simPRO (0).

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 Acorn Software?

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.

Acorn Software: Acorn Software is the creator of simPRO - Estimating, Scheduling and Project management Software for Contractors by Contractors. simPRO is a fully web based business management software tool for trade based contractors and service businesses. The simPRO brand has expanded to include several variants, simPRO Enterprise, simPRO Lite simPRO Fire and s...

Who's more expensive? PlanGrid or simPRO?

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 simPRO.

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. simPRO price starts at $69 per license , when comparing simPRO to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Construction software cost.

Bottom line: PlanGrid cost is around the same cost of simPRO.

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

Target customer size

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

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.

simPRO

ITQlick rating
(4.4/5)

starts at $69 per license

SimPRO is a field service management software designed to help businesses get end-to-end operations management. The software achieves this by generating data-driven insights for its users, as well as streamlini...

Categories: Billing & Invoicing, Construction, Construction Estimating, Construction Project Scheduling, Construction Accounting & Job Costing.

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PlanGrid: 5 Features

Mobile Access
Collaboration
Document Management
Issue Tracking
Task Management

simPRO: 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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simPRO
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
89/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$69 per license
Functionality
9
Review
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.