Contractor Foreman vs. MeisterTask

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
MeisterTask
Score 8.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
MeisterTask is a task management and collaboration tool. It aims to let teams manage tasks in a beautifully designed and customizable environment, which is designed to be intuitive. The vendor says MeisterTask's project boards adapt to any team’s workflow, making it suitable for managing everything from software sprints to editorial calendars. According to the vendor, while other task management apps often only visualize work, MeisterTask takes it one step further by automating recurring…
$8.25
per month
Pricing
Contractor ForemanMeisterTask
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
MeisterTask Pro
$8.25
per user/per month
MeisterTask Business
$20.75
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Contractor ForemanMeisterTask
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
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.Discounts are available for education and non-profit organisations.
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Community Pulse
Contractor ForemanMeisterTask
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Top Cons

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Features
Contractor ForemanMeisterTask
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
MeisterTask
-
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 management8.43 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
6.6
4 Ratings
14% below category average
MeisterTask
-
Ratings
Pay calculation6.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.44 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
1% above category average
MeisterTask
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
9.0
24 Ratings
12% above category average
MeisterTask
-
Ratings
Dashboards9.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.923 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.921 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability8.920 Ratings00 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
MeisterTask
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing9.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.723 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation9.525 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.919 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing9.222 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.317 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals9.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app8.525 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists9.323 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes8.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders9.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
9.2
23 Ratings
11% above category average
MeisterTask
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing9.522 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases9.418 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator9.819 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation9.720 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
-
Ratings
MeisterTask
7.8
20 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.619 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.26 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.218 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.219 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.017 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.618 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings8.515 Ratings
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User Ratings
Contractor ForemanMeisterTask
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(28 ratings)
7.6
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(3 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Contractor ForemanMeisterTask
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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MeisterLabs
The best part about Meistertask is how dead simple it is, while still absolutely nailing what it needs to really get right. Meistertask makes task management dead simple for me and keeps the detail out of the way unless I specifically need it.
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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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MeisterLabs
  • The learning curve is really short compared to other software that is related to this.
  • It is very easy to manage several projects at the same time, thus saving time in the work process.
  • Managing the elements of the list is very comfortable since its interface allows everything to work in an orderly manner based on what I want to put as important for me.
  • It has versions that are adapted to any type of company or if you want to give a personal use because it also has an option based on what you want to do with MeisterTask.
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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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MeisterLabs
  • Some detailed task definitions may be difficult to implement.
  • Those using traditional project tools may find MeisterTask a little bit superficial and scattered.
  • Often you may need additional tools to complete the inefficiencies of Kanban board (no analytics for team performance, lack of time planning, etc.).
  • Reports and analytics are limited.
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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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MeisterLabs
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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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MeisterLabs
Meister task is a great project management app. However, I moved to a move extensive project management tool for our growing team
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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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MeisterLabs
Meistertask seems like it was made for work, and it doesn’t hide its features amid complicated menus. The Mobile experience is one of the best I have used in task management. It integrates with other tools more widely via Zapier and various built-in ecosystem connections within the Meisterlabs space. If you need to get started simplifying your digital life, this can help.
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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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MeisterLabs
  • MeisterTask saves me a lot of time in communicating about various tasks of a project. The activity chat feature lets me communicate with other members of my team without having to be in the same location as them, and increasing our productivity.
  • It has caused me to use some additional time though, and create a Gantt chart myself instead of being able to use a built-in feature.
  • MeisterTask is great for letting us organize and keep track of all aspects of a project and make sure each one gets done by its respective due date.
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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.

MeisterTask Screenshots

Screenshot of MeisterTask DashboardScreenshot of MeisterTask Personal AgendaScreenshot of MeisterTask Project BoardScreenshot of Task boardScreenshot of MeisterTask TimelineScreenshot of MeisterTask Automations