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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx

If you have a home exterior company this is the best software!! Especially roof, gutters & siding. If you run a different company like you only handle decks, landscaping or maybe drywall, etc. This would not be the software for you
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

I use PlanSwift for all my projects - it has just cut my time by a major percentage when it comes to quantifying a blueprint. At times there are funky areas, which are just hard to calculate on paper. It also has a great tool for scaling according to the dimensions, so if a drawing is missing a scale, you can always allot a scale by giving directions and then marking the points. I use this tool to check the scale as well - sometimes the drawings say something but the scale if off and you are left with an incorrect take-off. The dimension tool is a good way to check that. We don't use it much for pricing purposes though, we have found other software which are more robust when it comes to estimation, but we can see using PlanSwift for pricing sometime in the future.
Ketaki Shiralkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

AccuLynx
9.8
PlanSwift
8.7
Plan distribution & viewing
AccuLynx
10.0
PlanSwift
10.0
Plan markups & sharing
AccuLynx
10.0
PlanSwift
9.9
Photo documentation
AccuLynx
10.0
PlanSwift
10.0
Document sharing
AccuLynx
9.7
PlanSwift
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
AccuLynx
9.7
PlanSwift
9.0
Mobile app
AccuLynx
9.5
PlanSwift
10.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
AccuLynx
PlanSwift
7.0
Jobsite reports
AccuLynx
PlanSwift
8.0
As-built drawings
AccuLynx
PlanSwift
8.6
Submittal design and management
AccuLynx
PlanSwift
6.4
Change orders
AccuLynx
PlanSwift
8.0

Estimating

AccuLynx
9.7
PlanSwift
9.3
Takeoff tools
AccuLynx
10.0
PlanSwift
9.7
Job costing
AccuLynx
9.7
PlanSwift
8.9
Cost calculator
AccuLynx
9.2
PlanSwift
9.5
Cost databases
AccuLynx
PlanSwift
9.0
Bid creation
AccuLynx
PlanSwift
9.4

Pros

AccuLynx

  • AccuLynx has an unending back end database that can be customized for every item that you put into an estimate. We can make proposals extremely detailed and perform tasks was in the estimate to limit information or expand all information.
  • AccuLynx transfers all the estimated material to the order then within the order process you can alter, add, or delete any item with a few clicks.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

  • Easy to use and intuitive.
  • Accurate data to use for projects, allowing for a central hub for all teams to work from.
  • It's a central stop from take off and plan review all the way to plugging numbers into our estimating.
  • The ability to link through SharePoint, which always access from any user and location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AccuLynx

  • Entering new leads - it would be nice if you could tab through the entire form, so you don't have to waste time using the mouse. Makes data entry so much faster.
  • More production reports.
  • Place to track material brands and colors of the different trades you complete, so you can run a report later and find all the jobs you installed Black shingles, etc.
  • More options to adjust user permissions.
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

  • Submittals are not user friendly in PlanGrid. In fact, this is the one feature we would like to see improved.
  • Billing is based on how many users you have. It would be very nice if they would do it based on revenue or other factors such as other programs do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx

AccuLynx 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Until someone shows me something more efficient or has features that are more streamlined and time is saved by all then I am all ears and ready to listen to that presentation. I wouldn't care at this point if I had to abandon QB if the system had it's own integrated accounting system otherwise it has to be able to do all and more of the features of QB and the CRM side also has to have/do more than AccuLynx features.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

PlanSwift 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Price and not wanting to learn another software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AccuLynx

AccuLynx 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They can always improve and we are very successful when calling support. I would suggest they keep their support technicians available later for the west coast contractors who need help at the end of the day. We've come to know many of the techs because we call to offer suggestions but there's a process for us to follow for that.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

PlanSwift 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have called once needing support. I was asking about the "compare" tool to compare different versions. They told be about their desktop app and I downloaded. They answered quickly, you could understand them, and they took care of my question
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AccuLynx

JobNimbus you have to customize it yourself and it's very time consuming to get it up and running efficiently and smoothly. AccuLynx is very intuitive and easy to use. This helps so much especially in the construction side. Also, AccuLynx can estimate easily which JobNimbus does not do at all. Buildertrend is good but really more for General Contractors who are builders. Not exterior remodelers.
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

Bluebeam is amazing and can accomplish any take-off needs, but you will spend much more time creating your conditions and take off items. It is not as user-friendly as PlanSwift.OST (On screen takeoff). This product is by far better than PlanSwift, as it is amazingly easy to use. However, it is much more expensive.Cloud-based takeoff software -- this kind of software is difficult for me to use because of how slow the pages load and navigate. It's hard to beat that from PlanSwift or OST.
Spencer Jabbia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AccuLynx

  • The software is expensive, but if everyone utilizes it to its capacity it's well worth it.
  • Less time is spent searching for information because it is all at your fingertips.
  • Increased productivity in the overall company, which means we can handle a higher work load = higher revenue.
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift

  • The estimators' productivity is greatly increased, I do takeoffs in less than half the time with more accuracy and detail captured.
  • Easy sharing of what was taken off, I'm able to ensure everything is captured.
Blaine Kalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AccuLynx

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AccuLynx Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PlanSwift

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PlanSwift Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$1,5951
  1. per installation
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx
9.7
PlanSwift
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx
9.0
PlanSwift
8.0

Support Rating

AccuLynx
9.0
PlanSwift
9.0

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