CoConstruct vs. Kanban Tool

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CoConstruct
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
CoConstruct, from Buildertrend since the November 2021 acquisition, is a custom builder & remodeler software. It allows users to enter data once and have that information flow through the estimate, specs, selections, bids, proposals, change orders, and budgets, including to and from QuickBooks. In addition, CoConstruct includes scheduling and 3-way communication between builder, client, and trade partners. Everything is captured via email and texting. Login isn't required for…
$49
per month
Kanban Tool
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Kanban Tool is a visual project management application based on Kanban that helps companies visualize workflow, track project progress, analyze and improve business processes. Some key features include: time tracking and time reports, real-time collaboration and Kaban analytics.
$5
per month per user
Pricing
CoConstructKanban Tool
Editions & Modules
Ramp
$49
per month
Plus 5
$299
per month
Plus 10
$399
per month
Plus 15
$499
per month
Kanban Tool Team
$5
per month per user
Kanban Tool Enterprise
$9
per month per user
Kanban Tool On-Site Team
$600
per year per 10-user pack
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise
$1,080
per year per 10-user pack
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoConstructKanban Tool
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCoConstruct pricing is based on active job sites that have client access online, which means it is adaptable to builders & remodelers businesses. This means that there are an unlimited amount of projects available for estimates and proposals, so that customers only pay when they win a contract. Also built into the pricing are a myriad of services: a dedicated implementation coach, free estimate & scheduling templates based on industry best practices from successful builders and the NAHB, unlimited storage and users, software branded with the customer's logo, unlimited amount of warranty projects, and unlimited phone & email support. The vendor offers a money-back guarantee that is good for the first 90 days of service.
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Features
CoConstructKanban Tool
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
1.0
1 Ratings
152% below category average
Kanban Tool
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
1.0
1 Ratings
151% below category average
Kanban Tool
-
Ratings
Pay calculation1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
3.9
2 Ratings
62% below category average
Kanban Tool
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets3.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
6.0
3 Ratings
31% below category average
Kanban Tool
-
Ratings
Dashboards6.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports6.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports6.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability4.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
6.5
14 Ratings
15% below category average
Kanban Tool
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.912 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing7.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation7.914 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing6.714 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools4.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals6.414 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings7.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management5.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists7.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes3.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications6.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders5.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
6.2
14 Ratings
25% below category average
Kanban Tool
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools5.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases6.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator7.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation4.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Kanban Tool
6.5
11 Ratings
17% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.811 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings6.88 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.29 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.910 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings3.76 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings4.67 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.29 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.48 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings7.47 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Kanban Tool
5.9
5 Ratings
26% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings6.64 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings5.14 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoConstructKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
6.6
(14 ratings)
9.8
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(20 ratings)
8.3
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoConstructKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
Buildertrend
Having the ability to completely manage a project from start to finish with one app is super helpful. The time reporting feature (when it works correctly) is a nice added bonus as it allows employees to switch from one task to another on the same project or to another project and task with ease, aiding in the accounting process of the total project. This was helpful for running analytics to see where we were spending too much time on certain tasks, thus allowing us to assess any training needs.
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Shore Labs
Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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Pros
Buildertrend
  • The integration of all aspects needed to run a remodeling company efficiently: project scheduling and management, financial planning and customer service. Since it’s an all-in-one suite and cloud-based, it enables our team to keep track of all our projects in real-time. Communication breakdown is the last thing we want, so being on the same page is not only desirable but makes for the best possible relationship with our clients.
  • Product education - We like how CoConstruct helps new users and get them to start using the tool right away. The dashboard resource materials are incredibly useful. We don’t have to spend a lot of time training new hires on the system and onboarding new clients.
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Shore Labs
  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
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Cons
Buildertrend
  • Internal Communication - CoConstruct lacks the ability to tag-team members for internal communication using @mentions or any other means. This has been crippling for us and forced us to use alternative software for communicating among our team members.
  • Pipeline Management - CoConstruct's lead-tracking system feels clunky and hard to navigate and doesn't provide a pipeline view that's easy to navigate. We have moved our Pipeline Management outside of CoConstruct to make it easier for our sales team to track leads.
  • CRM - CoConstruct doesn't offer anything for customer follow-up after projects are completed. This, in addition to the lack of an effective pipeline system, has led to our decision to use Hubspot as our CRM. Moving projects into CoConstruct for Design and back our after Production.
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Shore Labs
  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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Likelihood to Renew
Buildertrend
No answers on this topic
Shore Labs
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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Usability
Buildertrend
No answers on this topic
Shore Labs
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
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Support Rating
Buildertrend
The support staff is brilliant; they don't operate on Australian time, so you can't just dial up support when you need it. The response times are quick, and the staff is knowledgeable. They are also well versed in most of the differences between buildings in the US and the building in Australasia. Despite their funny accents and strange use of the English language, we get by just fine!
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Shore Labs
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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Alternatives Considered
Buildertrend
Products like Procore and PlanGrid are geared towards projects with huge projects teams, multiple stakeholders and dozens of subcontractors. CoConstruct can be used for projects big and small (value) and also with small project teams or large projects teams. For small partial renovation or addition projects CoConstruct is a good more cost effective option.
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Shore Labs
We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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Return on Investment
Buildertrend
  • It made time recording much easier and much more reliable
  • With its GPS feature, we would be able to track when an employee left a job to help ensure accurate time recording
  • Having the ability to give the homeowners their own custom home building app to watch the progress helped to put us ahead of the game in the industry
  • Running job cost reports as easily as CoConstruct allows helped to curb some of our administrative fees
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Shore Labs
  • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
  • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
  • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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ScreenShots

CoConstruct Screenshots

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Kanban Tool Screenshots

Screenshot of Visual project management tool - Kanban board from Kanban Tool.Screenshot of The collection of Power-Ups form Kanban ToolScreenshot of Kanban Tool board example, with My Work widget, Recurring and Postponed Tasks visible in the side panel. User's own background selected.Screenshot of Kanban Tool  board example. Default light theme applied.Screenshot of Kanban Tool - an open card view, with comments in the side panel. The choice of what fields show on cards is with the user.Screenshot of Kanban Tool's free Power-Ups  for user's own activation.