Contractor Foreman vs. InEight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Contractor Foreman
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Contractor Foreman is an online construction management software for contractors and boasts users among contractors in more than 75 countries.
$588
per year
InEight
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
InEight offers construction project management software solutions. InEight solutions focus on project cost management, field execution, project administration, and document management and control. It is intended to integrate with other construction software for real-time information and insights.N/A
Pricing
Contractor ForemanInEight
Editions & Modules
Basic
$588
per year
Standard
$948
per year
Plus
$1,497
per year
Pro
$1,990
per year
Unlimited
$2,988
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Contractor ForemanInEight
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlans are based on features and licenses needed. Plus, Pro, and Unlimited plans include a 100-day money back guarantee.InEight offers several enterprise-level solutions. The pricing for these solutions can vary depending on the specific products, the number of users and the length of the subscription. InEight offer a range of pricing plans and options, including customized pricing to meet the needs of customers with specific requirements. To get specific pricing information for InEight solutions, contact a sales team member directly at sales@ineight.com.
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Community Pulse
Contractor ForemanInEight
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Contractor ForemanInEight
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
7.8
17 Ratings
1% above category average
InEight
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.117 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)6.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
6.7
4 Ratings
12% below category average
InEight
-
Ratings
Pay calculation6.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment4.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
7.6
2 Ratings
0% above category average
InEight
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
8.9
24 Ratings
10% above category average
InEight
6.0
11 Ratings
29% below category average
Dashboards9.123 Ratings7.89 Ratings
Standard reports8.923 Ratings6.610 Ratings
Custom reports8.821 Ratings2.511 Ratings
Data exportability8.920 Ratings7.210 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
8.9
25 Ratings
18% above category average
InEight
4.9
14 Ratings
41% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.05 Ratings1.412 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing9.115 Ratings1.513 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.723 Ratings6.211 Ratings
Photo documentation9.525 Ratings5.210 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.919 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Document sharing9.222 Ratings1.514 Ratings
RFI tools9.217 Ratings6.111 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals9.120 Ratings6.212 Ratings
Mobile app8.525 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.314 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Checklists9.323 Ratings6.27 Ratings
Meeting Minutes8.13 Ratings6.28 Ratings
Specifications7.54 Ratings6.37 Ratings
Change orders9.223 Ratings6.27 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings1.412 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
9.2
23 Ratings
12% above category average
InEight
5.9
12 Ratings
33% below category average
Takeoff tools7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing9.522 Ratings6.210 Ratings
Cost databases9.418 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator9.719 Ratings6.212 Ratings
Bid creation9.720 Ratings5.312 Ratings
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User Ratings
Contractor ForemanInEight
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(28 ratings)
7.2
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(3 ratings)
8.9
(20 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(9 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Contractor ForemanInEight
Likelihood to Recommend
Contractor Foreman
In this case, CF is the best of the 'OK so far' category in my mind. NONE of the software available today gets close to a truly effective, user friendly GUI and functionality set. I have used 7 different systems over the years, with the top 4 big names having the largest hours operating. Most have less functionality, others are severely overpriced and under featured. Still others are so complicated you need an entire IT department to implement them. Contractor Foreman does much of what it does the absolute best for the money, meaning this is probably the best value for construction management software I'm aware of. I believe I can say with confidence, that if CF does it, it strives to do it well, and continues to strive to get it better. Picking a feature or two that excels is rather pointless in a company with that outlook. THAT is a company I can get behind...
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InEight
Ineight helps save us a huge amount of time in preparing the large number of bids we have to do. It is fast and has many desirable features which make it accurate and reliable. The company has made a lot of changes over the years and most are for the good of the software and are welcome. Some of the changes, however, do not make sense and are actually detrimental to the smooth functioning of the program. When asked why these changes were made I have not been able to get a satisfactory answer. We wish that the company would listen more to the suggestions of clients.
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Pros
Contractor Foreman
  • Estimates
  • Project management
  • Lead management - tracking where they are in the funnel and having web lead automatically pull into the system.
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InEight
  • Tagging segments of work.
  • User defined views and descriptions for all screens.
  • Customizable ribbons to provide an efficient use of the software.
  • Multiple layers/dependents to allow for an extreme drill down of the work and the ability to roll up to a more useful level for upper management review.
  • You can bid the work as you would build it, in detail.
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Cons
Contractor Foreman
  • Some of the modules like checklists and forms are confusing and hard to use
  • some of the training videos or versions of an old outdated version of the software
  • Would like to see a more efficent way of creating a submittal log generated from a specification book
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InEight
  • The import/export buttons are exactly the opposite of what you would expect. not intuitive and the logos for these should be swapped.
  • The software is hard to train users upon. New users require 3-6 months of use before getting proficient. I think this is because many of the best features are buried in menus, three clicks deep.
  • The claiming exports immediately default partial claim items to the user who claimed previously. You need to update your name every time you update a partial claim line item.
  • There are many add-ins that should just be included with InEight Standard, instead of having to install extras to make the software usable.
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Likelihood to Renew
Contractor Foreman
Eliminated the need for our team to log into multiple systems to do their jobs which aligns to our Lean approach
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InEight
Some features with InEight's TeamBinder are worthy of single use, however the review feature and subsequent revision and version numbering could be improved. We will be aiming to roll out the package to encompass our internal documentation in the near future and will be in a better position to judge the usability after that point in time.
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Usability
Contractor Foreman
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InEight
I would give it an 8 out of 10 because the software can be a bit cumbersome to new users. It also takes a long time to set up the library and input all of your companies needs so that the software will provide the level of service required to estimate projects. However, once the software is set up it is a powerful tool. We only use a portion of what the software is capable of delivering
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Support Rating
Contractor Foreman
I rarely give anyone a 9 or 10 rating for service. The main reason for this rating is Contractor Foreman's dedication to improvement. To be completely frank, CF has fallen down on their tech help with me several times, but I am an exceptionally difficult user to service as I tend to use a product up to it's limits and want more. CF has actually addressed these wants several times (after waits that seemed interminable, but were actually pretty damn fast in the reality of software development)
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InEight
InEight have the ServiceNow ticketing system, which should improve the transparency of outstanding issues. However there is an inconsistency in advice within the help desk support staff (Kevin is excellent) and depending on who is handling the issue often our staff need to follow up with the help desk.
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Implementation Rating
Contractor Foreman
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InEight
Since the original inception, I have been required to overhaul the system so that it is more user friendly and combines both aspects of our business, documentation and drawings. Being able to control revision and version numbering has been a key struggle that only staff training has been able to mark this as complete.
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Alternatives Considered
Contractor Foreman
I've used Buildertrend and Conconstruct near daily for a little over 10 years. They were both pretty solid. But the price kept going up without much value being added to the software. As they grew, they didn't upgrade with the growth, so the sites became slower. Contractor Forman has all the functionality of the others, and several other tools that they don't. There are several tools our company doesn't even use yet that look great. It's not perfect, and the learning curve due to its increased capability is a bit of a challenge. But overall, it is superior in every way that mattered to us, and more affordable.
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InEight

  1. Allows you to save all file types to a document, easily identify which formats you do and don’t have and manage which formats you issue.

  2. Great bulk functionality. Manage multiple projects and large volume of documentation easily with less staff.

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Scalability
Contractor Foreman
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InEight
We only use Ineight at our main facility so are currently not in need of the flexibility and scalability of multiple sites and departments.
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Return on Investment
Contractor Foreman
  • We don't have to double enter our job information anymore (estimates, bills, labor hours) to show employees what they need to see. Specific access within Contractor Foreman does that for us.
  • It's taken us longer to learn how Contractor Foreman works within itself than we thought it would, so implementation is taking a little longer than ideal. However, we have been learning a lot along the way about the easiest ways to use the workflow that Contractor Foreman has.
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InEight
  • More detailed estimates for projects and alternative deliver partners.
  • Able to reduce estimating time entry time on projects with assemblies allowing for more review of plans and specifications.
  • Excellent tool for remote estimates allowing for more involvement from field construction personnel.
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ScreenShots

Contractor Foreman Screenshots

Screenshot of The client portal that lets customers to stay in the loop and know what is going on during all phases of the project.Screenshot of The custom dashboard which allows users to see the data that matters most to them.Screenshot of Stats that keep users informed to help them make use of data.Screenshot of The lead manager, that helps close deals without letting leads fall through the cracks.Screenshot of the Files & Photos screen, where making up plans can be done with Contractor Foreman.Screenshot of Time Cards, that display who is where and what they are doing.

InEight Screenshots

Screenshot of Estimate - Cash flow forecast line graphScreenshot of Document - Forms module with RFI formsScreenshot of Basis - Smart planning suggestionsScreenshot of Estimate: CBS Register - User specific views of the estimate with unlimited WBS structures and user-defined roll ups can be created, with parametric cost item assemblies for more reliable estimates.Screenshot of Estimate: Quote Management - RFQs can be published to subs and suppliers, and track quotes, conditions and scope sheets as they change. Quotes can be compared to find the best subs and suppliers.Screenshot of Document: Turnover Packages - Upon project completion, the user can deliver a stand-alone, searchable and configurable package of project documents and data.