PlanGrid Review - why 4.6 stars?

PlanGrid Review
ITQlick Score: 98/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.6/5)
Pricing: 2.6/10 - low cost
Category: Construction -> PlanGrid
Ranking:Ranked 2 out of 443 Construction systems
Company: PlanGrid
Pricing: starts at $39 per month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: PlanGrid pricing, PlanGrid alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Nov 08, 2021

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What is PlanGrid?

PlanGrid is an on-premise and cloud-based construction productivity software that ensures contractors, heavy civil, owners in commercial and other industries collaborate and work from anywhere. Here are some of the features of this construction software:
  • Markups, photos, and more: These features allow contractors to create, view, and share markups of photos, tasks, and hyperlinks.
  • Sheet Compare: This feature ensures that contractors view many sheets side-by-side and see or attachments or documents.
  • The Who, What, Where, When Features: This feature ensures that managers can access planned work, punch lists, versions, and an entire history of sheets.
PlanGrid is a construction software founded in 2011 but was acquired by AutoDesk in 2018, and its parent company is headquartered in San Fransico, United States. PlanGrid has about 200 employees working on the software.

What is PlanGrid rating? ()

The rating of PlanGrid is 4.6 stars out of 5 and the total score is 98 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are PlanGrid's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is PlanGrid the best Construction?

PlanGrid is ranked 2 out of 443 software in their category (Construction systems).

What are PlanGrid's pros? (3 Pros)

  • The software is user-friendly and actively effective
  • The PlanGrid project tracking feature is excellent.
  • The construction productivity software is cost-rated low-cost

What are PlanGrid's cons? (1 cons)

  • The software sometimes lags, which is not time-effective

Who are their main alternatives?

PlanGird has some competition in this industry, and some of these closest alternatives are Houzz Pro, BuilderTrend, and Buildxact. Below are ways in which PlanGrid compares with these systems:
  • Functionality: PlanGrid has some interesting features, and some of them are: Documents, Smart drawings, BIM, Workflows, Submittals, Automatic Submittal Log, Advanced RFIs, Instant sync, Markups, Tasks, Punch Lists, Sheet compare, Photos & videos, Project Hub, etc. Compared to its alternatives, HouzzPro has Time & Expense Tracking and Mood Boards, which are missing from PlanGrid. BuilderTrend has the CRM feature missing in PlanGrid, and PlanGrid has the sheet compare, markups, and Smart drawings missing from all its mentioned close alternatives.
  • Customers/Industries: In terms of industry targets, PlanGrid targets customers in the Commercial, Heavy civil, Industrial, Healthcare, Education industries. Compared to its alternatives, Houzz Pro targets the Home Builders, Remodelers, Interior Designers, Architects, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Kitchen & Bath Remodelers, Handymen, Painters, and Landscape Contractors. BuilderTrend targets homebuilders, remodelers, specialty contractors, and commercial contractors.
  • Cost: PlanGrid has a license price starting from $50 per month, Buildxact has a license price starting from $149 per month per user, BuilderTrend has a license price starting from $99/month but increases to $299 after 2 months, and Houzz Pro has a license price starting at $65/month. PlanGrid is cost-rated 1.3/5 (where 1 is low-cost and 5 is high-cost) by construction software experts, and this means that PlanGrid is a low-cost construction software.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: PlanGrid is a cloud-based and on-premise software, while its close alternatives are cloud-based construction software.
  • Support: PlanGrid and its close alternatives in construction productivity systems offer support channels like email /help desk, FAQs/forum, a knowledge base, phone support, and Chat. All do not have the 24/7 live rep support option.

What is the cost of PlanGrid?

PlanGrid has various license pricing plans designed for construction companies of different sizes. The software license pricing is as follows:
  • Small project & team collaboration (550 sheets): $50/month and $600/year on the monthly billing and $39/month and $470/year on the yearly billing.
  • Flexible collaboration across many projects (5000 Sheets): £90/month and £1080/year on monthly billing and £80/month and £960/year on the yearly billing.
  • Collaboration without limits (Unlimited Sheets): £162/month and £1944/year on the monthly billing and £149/month and £1,788/year on the yearly billing.
The software also has an Enterprise Pricing plan, but the license details are not publicly published on the official website.

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2.6 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for PlanGrid

What should you ask PlanGrid during a demo session? (65 questions)

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Is it the right software for you?

PlanGrid is designed for construction contractors in the Commercial, Heavy civil, Industrial, Healthcare, Education industries. The construction productivity software is fit for any project or team size. Construction companies using this software include GRANGER, DPR Construction, BOWEN, Penta Building company, LPR Construction, etc.

List of categories

Capital Program Management
Construction Apps
Construction Program & Portfolio Management
Home Builder
Web Based Construction
Document Management
Team Collaboration
Lease Management
Issue Management
Online Project Management
Task Management

List of features

Mobile Access
Collaboration
Document Management
Issue Tracking
Task Management

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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.