Bluescape vs. eSUB Construction Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bluescape
Score 5.8 out of 10
N/A
Bluescape is a cloud-based, software as a service company based in Silicon Valley, CA, that provides a digital whiteboard of the same name.
$10
per month
eSUB Construction Software
Score 2.0 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
BluescapeeSUB Construction Software
Editions & Modules
Team
$10
per user, per month (10-50 licenses)
Business
$20
per user, per month (10+ licenses)
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
10+ licenses
Base
$39
per month (annually) per user
Advanced
$59
per month (annually) per user
Premium
Contact
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BluescapeeSUB Construction Software
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
BluescapeeSUB Construction Software
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
152% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organization and location management00 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
Bluescape
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
151% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
2.5
1 Ratings
106% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
3.5
2 Ratings
74% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
2.4
2 Ratings
107% below category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BluescapeeSUB Construction Software
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(5 ratings)
2.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BluescapeeSUB Construction Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Bluescape
This digital version of a pin-up space is absolutely an improvement to my workflow. The input is so robust. What you do with it is where the magic happens. This program is best suited for team collaboration. It helps to discuss how/where the team will contribute information to it--whether that is discussing the templates or a plan of action. Otherwise, the workspace can tend to get messy. I like the idea of having a presentation mode, where some of the markups could be hidden. The idea of a working session with consultants or clients sounds appealing, but at the same time, there is a desire for a cleaned up, clear shareout.
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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
Bluescape
  • Allows for a high volume of images and sketches to be put into the canvas
  • Lets you drop in text, freehand sketching, and shapes quick and easy
  • Can connect images and texts together using connectors, which can be customized
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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
Bluescape
  • You can use Zoom with Bluescape but it requires solid bandwidth and memory by users.
  • A breadcrumb trail would be nice to watch students performance.
  • I would like individual user analytics for each of my students to see where they’ve been and what contributions each has made.
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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
Bluescape
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
Bluescape
We have Workware installed on different computers in our office that were supposed to be great for presentation but we had issues after a user connected their laptop then they no longer had access to our server. If they had files they needed for the presentation they had to save them to their desktop to make sure they were accessible.
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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
Bluescape
  • Especially in a remote work environment, Bluescape helps us continue collaborating without missing a beat
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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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ScreenShots

Bluescape Screenshots

Screenshot of Bluescape Collaborative Workspace