ConstructConnect Insight vs. PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ConstructConnect Insight
Score 3.4 out of 10
N/A
ConstructConnect, the company resulting from the merger of four smaller companies (BidClerk, Construction Market Data (CMD), iSqFt, and Construction Data Company) offers Insight, a construction management platform meant to provide analytics, forecasting, intelligent leads, and integration with Salesforce, as well as Pulse, their goal-setting and performance tracking module to drive team performance.N/A
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
PlanSwift is a quantity takeoff software for construction estimating. It features a drag-and-drop interface and automatically calculates material and labor estimations in exportable formats. PlanSwift was acquired by ConstructConnect in the middle of 2018.
$1,595
per installation
Pricing
ConstructConnect InsightPlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Editions & Modules
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$1,595
per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConstructConnect InsightPlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ConstructConnect InsightPlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Top Pros
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Features
ConstructConnect InsightPlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ConstructConnect Insight
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
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Ratings
Dashboards8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
ConstructConnect Insight
6.5
4 Ratings
15% below category average
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
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Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing1.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ConstructConnect InsightPlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
1.7
(5 ratings)
9.9
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ConstructConnect InsightPlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
ConstructConnect
I've been on the site every day for two weeks. There has not been a single instance when a possible job was presented. There are just the same sad useless "leads" every day.
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ConstructConnect
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.
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Pros
ConstructConnect
  • I find it amazing how fast results come up when searching on a keyword
  • details, details, details.. again, marvelous.
  • filters work really well giving highly efficient results pointed at just what you want.
  • exporting to pdf with customizable flexibility, very useful giving all the details on a project or firm via attachments to emails.
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ConstructConnect
  • 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.
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Cons
ConstructConnect
  • Customer service is definitely lacking. Trying to get clear answers from my rep was difficult.
  • My sales rep was not trustworthy to do what he said and was only concerned about their own bottom line. Instead of trying to cultivate a long term customer we were treated as just another number and another couple of zeros on their balance sheet.
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ConstructConnect
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
ConstructConnect
No answers on this topic
ConstructConnect
It's become the go to program for our takeoffs. We have tried others but this is the simplest.
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Usability
ConstructConnect
No answers on this topic
ConstructConnect
Plan Swift is a user friendly program that makes takeoffs easy to perform. Not a whole lot of knowledge or skill is required.
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Reliability and Availability
ConstructConnect
No answers on this topic
ConstructConnect
Never had an issue
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Performance
ConstructConnect
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ConstructConnect
Plan Swift is only as fast as your computer system and internet
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Support Rating
ConstructConnect
They frequently check-in to make sure you are being properly helped and are quick with a response if you need something.
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ConstructConnect
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
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Implementation Rating
ConstructConnect
No answers on this topic
ConstructConnect
just know what use you want to get out of it. In our case it was just to do area take offs.
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Alternatives Considered
ConstructConnect
We chose ConstructConnect as our main way for finding new and existing construction projects, as it overall had more up-to-date information available. It was also the most user friendly software of its type on the market. Furthermore, they have also been working with us closely to help us tighten our tracking of projects, products, and companies, which saves us a lot of time and money.
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ConstructConnect
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.
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Scalability
ConstructConnect
No answers on this topic
ConstructConnect
Several of our departments can use the take off feature to assist them in their job responsibilities.
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Return on Investment
ConstructConnect
  • only positive, gave us the ability to find engineering firms to solicit for sales calls and lunch n learns to increase their awareness of what Caleffi products can do for them and their clients, the very good impact for us. Also, given us projects with new products to focus on learning use and leveraging that sell to others.
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ConstructConnect
  • 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.
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