ADVANTAGE vs. eSUB Construction Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 4.0 out of 10
N/A
ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
eSUB Construction Software
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
eSUB is a SaaS platform for commercial subcontractors running large, complex, long duration projects to proactively track and manage their costs, deadlines, deliverables and correspondence; the vendor says this can result in operational efficiencies and improved profits. eSUB is a cloud and mobile-based solution enabling real-time field updates from connected smartphones, tables and mobile PC users.
$39
per month per user
Pricing
ADVANTAGEeSUB Construction Software
Editions & Modules
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Base
$39
per month (annually) per user
Advanced
$59
per month (annually) per user
Premium
Contact
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGEeSUB Construction Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
ADVANTAGEeSUB Construction Software
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
154% below category average
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Employment history8.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.5
1 Ratings
17% above category average
eSUB Construction Software
2.5
1 Ratings
105% below category average
Dashboards10.01 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Custom reports8.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Data exportability10.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.9
2 Ratings
18% above category average
eSUB Construction Software
3.5
2 Ratings
72% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Photo documentation10.01 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document sharing9.02 Ratings1.02 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings1.02 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Change orders7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
eSUB Construction Software
2.4
2 Ratings
109% below category average
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGEeSUB Construction Software
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
2.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGEeSUB Construction Software
Likelihood to Recommend
HomeTech Information Systems
Any integrated agency (more than just a single-discipline agency) that's looking for a one-stop shop to manage all aspects of running the business would do well to consider Advantage as the single-source tool to do it all. Single-discipline agencies could probably find a less robust tool that's equally as effective for tracking and reporting.
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eSUB Construction Software
If you are doing any sort of new construction, eSUB is a budget friendly option for managing the process. It's helpful for keeping track of submittals, RFI's and for foreman doing Daily Work Reports. It is not suited really well for plan management and scheduling. The modules for these are not well thought through. Also if you specialize in service work or projects that have short durations (i.e. 1-2 weeks or less), eSUB isn't the best option for you. It would take too long to set up a job vs the time it takes to do the job.
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Information from site visits is easily accessible.
  • Workflow is easy to use
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eSUB Construction Software
  • It is built with subcontractors in mind. There are many PM software available but this one aims at the commercial subcontractor.
  • It does a great job covering the basics of typical commercial work. There are areas that allow you to customize such as adding reservations of rights to documents.
  • It can integrate with Microsoft quite a bit, we use this in our work every day and being able to export or sync data/calendars has been helpful.
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Cons
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Advantage is hugely cumbersome. There are hundreds of functions I will never use, and that I'm not sure anyone else in the organization uses.
  • The user interface could be better. Every time there's an update, there's a small but definitive learning curve.
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eSUB Construction Software
  • I have no suggestions at the moment and if I ever do have a question, concern or suggestion, a quick email to eSUB gets a quick response.
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Support Rating
HomeTech Information Systems
No answers on this topic
eSUB Construction Software
It has been helpful whenever I've called. They have been able to walk me through solutions and even direct me to the right answer. There was only 1hr difference between time zones so this was manageable. If we experienced bugs, their IT department was helpful at remedying and they were always rolling out updates.
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Alternatives Considered
HomeTech Information Systems
We have also used BidClips. I find that Advantage gave us more flexibility with custom estimates & report tracking.
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eSUB Construction Software
eSUB is not even close when it comes to the offerings that the others have. eSUB is a happy medium for the functionality it provides and is at an affordable price point that it doesn't break the bank. Other solutions are a lot more integrated into the company processes and procedures, which means more upfront investment to get the platform to go live. eSUB's simplicity makes it easier to roll out because it doesn't integrate with as many aspects of the business.
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Return on Investment
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Advantage has everything to do with our company's ability to run an effective back office.
  • When you have a company that does a wide variety of concurrent projects, you need a great tool to manage it all. Advantage does that for us.
  • As I am unfamiliar with the pricing model (I'm not a member of the team that negotiates this particular product), I can't provide any true ROI from an overall business perspective.
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eSUB Construction Software
  • eSUB saves time as you don't have to type, print and send documents.
  • I like to call it "set it up once, use it a million times" as once you set up a customer, vendor etc... you can use them across multiple platforms.
  • It saves money as you don't need a pool of resources to manage a project due to its ease of use.
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