PlanSwift Review - why 4.3 stars?

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 13, 2020

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What is PlanSwift?

Main category: Survey Software

PlanSwift construction is an on-premise construction estimation and take-off software. With the on-screen digitizing feature, users can drag and drop various entities of the construction to the visual point-and-click interface and assemble them together so as to gather quantity takeoffs and commence the estimation process.

With the interactive interface, a user can easily measure linear, angles, pitches, square footage, and unit costs with just a click. This saves a lot of time as well as enhancing accuracy while bidding on jobs. PlanSwift construction is a software product of a company that is based in the United States, known as PlanSwift.

PlanSwift rating -

The rating of PlanSwift is 4.3 stars out of 5 and the total score is 96 out of 100. The rating and score are based on ITQlick expert review. We publish unbiased reviews, learn more in our score and rating methodology page

Typical Customers

PlanSwift Construction software is custom made for the construction industry, but it is not limited to that field. The PlanSwift software can be used by sub-contractors and GCs, as well as both residential and commercial construction contractors and sub contractors. It can also be used by similar industries such as home builders, electrical, custom builds, heavy or highway construction, and plumbing industries. The software can also be applied to businesses that use digital blueprints.

Features

PlanSwift Construction helps businesses by calculating all it needs into an all in one integrated program. These calculations span all aspects of construction in just a small amount of time with increased accuracy. The software is also relatively easy to use. User interface and navigation are designed for the user. The interface is east to learn, simple, and intuitive. The software also saves the company time. Having the software saves the company from handling several time consuming aspects of their business such as downloading and uploading blueprints, and integrating other aspects into the existing digital interface. Having the software can also save the company from manually completing takeoffs.

In the construction industry, any small miscalculation can be disastrous. This is why it is important to be accurate with all aspects of the business. With the PlanSwift Construction Software companies can be confident with their calculations and estimates. Project and jobs can be done faster, with less mistakes and more accuracy. Accuracy is also used to measure and estimate all aspects of the business, including the costs and materials that are used by the business. This improves time spent on creating a project and also increases accuracy and efficiency.

PlanSwift 5 Pros

  • PlanSwift features interfacing to popular estimating systems
  • The software is completely paperless
  • PlanSwift software features a 14 day Free Trial and Free Webinars
  • PLanSwift User interface is easier to use than other competitors
  • Presentations have graphs and charts making the software’s visuals easy to understand

PlanSwift 2 Cons

  • PlanSwift Software has no database
  • Some aspects have to be recreated with each project

Competitors & Alternatives

The two main competitors of PlainSwift Construction are eSub Construction Project Management and ProEst eSub Construction Project Management is a cloud-based project management solution that is specifically designed for subcontractors within the construction domain, while PlanSwift construction is an on-premise construction estimation and take-off software.

eSub Construction Project Management is available on Web-based, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, and Mac platforms, while PlainSwift Construction is available on Windows platform. eSub Construction Project Management is perfect for midsize business and large business, while PlainSwift Construction is perfect for small business, mid-size business, and large business.

Both eSub Construction Project Management and PlainSwift Construction offer live support as well as through the phone and email. ProEst is an on-premise software for general construction, while PlanSwift construction is an on-premise construction estimation and take-off software.

ProEst is a software product of a company based in the United States by the name ProEst, whereas PlanSwift construction is a software product of a company that is based in the United States, known as PlainSwift. ProEst was founded in 1976, whereas PlainSwift was founded in 2007.

ProEst provides training through webinars and live-online sessions, whereas PlainSwift Construction provides training through webinars, live online, and in-person. Both ProEst and PlainSwift Construction are installed on the Windows platform. . The full list of competitors can be found here.

PlanSwift Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $1,895 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for PlanSwift

Questions to ask the vendor during a demo

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Is it the right software for you?

PlainSwift Construction is an ideal tool for small business, mid-size business, and large size business in the construction industry. PlainSwift Construction is a suitable tool for both residential and commercial estimators, contractors, and subcontractors of any size. PlanSwift Construction can be custom tailored to fit all trades from finish paint to earthwork.

PlanSwift Categories

Data Analysis Tools
Construction
Concrete Cost Estimating
Construction Estimating
Earthwork Estimating
Heavy Construction
Home Builder
Mechanical and HVAC Estimating
Plumbing Estimating
Roofing Contractor
Project Management

PlanSwift specifications

ITQlick Score: 96/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.3/5)
Company: PlanSwift
Address: USA
Pricing: Starting from $1,895 per license
Website:Visit PlanSwift website
Typical customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Operating Systems: Windows

PlanSwift Features

Data Analysis Tools
Project Management
Estimating
Construction

PlanSwift Vs. Alternatives

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PlanSwift
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
96/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$1,895 per license
Hosting
On premise and Cloud
Functionality score
15
Fit small business
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Typeform
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
90/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$35 per month
Hosting
On premise and Cloud
Functionality score
20
Fit small business
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Esticom
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
90/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$300 per user/year
Hosting
On premise and Cloud
Functionality score
5
Fit small business
Fit medium business
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Software review
Sage
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
89/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$23,000 per license
Hosting
On premise
Functionality score
10
Fit small business
Fit medium business
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Software review
Sage
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
89/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$3,500 per license
Hosting
On premise
Functionality score
14
Fit small business
Fit medium business
Fit large business
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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.