Contractor Foreman vs. Planview AdaptiveWork

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
Planview AdaptiveWork
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Planview AdaptiveWork is a web-based collaborative work management software. Planview AdaptiveWork enables users to connect employees and partners and create documents, reports and specialized workflow automation. Planview AdaptiveWork is designed to work across multiple teams to enable cross-company task, project, and resource management.N/A
Pricing
Contractor ForemanPlanview AdaptiveWork
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 ForemanPlanview AdaptiveWork
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
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.
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Features
Contractor ForemanPlanview AdaptiveWork
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
Planview AdaptiveWork
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.113 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.017 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
Planview AdaptiveWork
-
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 management6.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
7.6
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Planview AdaptiveWork
-
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
25 Ratings
13% above category average
Planview AdaptiveWork
-
Ratings
Dashboards9.324 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.024 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.922 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability8.921 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
8.9
26 Ratings
16% above category average
Planview AdaptiveWork
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing9.216 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.824 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation9.426 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.920 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing9.323 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.318 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals9.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app8.526 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.315 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists9.423 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
24 Ratings
12% above category average
Planview AdaptiveWork
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing9.522 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases9.519 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator9.820 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation9.721 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Contractor ForemanPlanview AdaptiveWork
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(29 ratings)
6.7
(77 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
7.5
(26 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(3 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.4
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Contractor ForemanPlanview AdaptiveWork
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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Planview
I've been an AdaptiveWork (Clarizen) admin for the past 14 years, so I've seen much improvement since I started working with the product. I'm very happy we can utilize the hybrid mode by using the cards, I think this was long overdue but it works very well.
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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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Planview
  • Many ways to acclimate to the system; documentation, videos, community, and contacts.
  • Planview provides scalable customization options tailored to the unique needs of each business unit or department. Easily add or remove fields in the system. As the admin, it was easy to learn how to configure.
  • Offers flexibility to adapt to existing systems and align with organizational workflows and processes. There are multiple ways to customize each part of the system to meet our needs.
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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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Planview
  • When it comes to reports, it would be great if there was an easy way to roll-up the results instead of having to create configurations to summarize data.
  • The consultant experience has not been great when it comes to more advanced needs for configurations. The consultants are in a different timezone which limits hours to work together and it seems hours are spent trying to determine what the requirement is and when the initial thought is that the configuration is possible, it may result in not being able to assist.
  • Charts in the reports section are not able to be exported
  • When pulling a report together, you need to make sure you pull from the right "item" or level. If you decide you need data that resides in another "item" or level, you need to re-do the report from the beginning.
  • Because the system is so configurable and I imagine different clients use the system differently, when you need something automated in your account, where you need to pull a consultant or SME in, the person doesn't necessarily understand your configurations and how things work so they are unable to give recommendations on how to solve problems that don't impact other configurations you already have set up in the system.
  • Templates cannot be updated unless they are pulled into a project and then re-saved. In the templates module, you are not able to open a template and edit to re-save. Therefore, making updates to a template can be very time consuming having to find a project to use to pull it in, make updates, re-save and then pull out. It would be great if the templates module allowed you to edit the templates and re-save.
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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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Planview
I give my renewal of this product a 9. It's only because we never know what product may come out next and how other factors in our office political environment may cause impact upon this. If I always had my way, this is what we'd settle on as our de facto project management system.
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Usability
Contractor Foreman
No answers on this topic
Planview
It is easy to configure, intuitive. The customization process is in some ways better than Salesforce.com. It has a great UI. It does however depend on how it's implemented.

The design of it is generally fine, however the ability to data upload people from a spreadsheet is an obvious miss.
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Reliability and Availability
Contractor Foreman
No answers on this topic
Planview
Sometimes it is slow when everyone is entering their time on Fridays or Mondays but other than that we rarely see downtime and maintenance notifications are well in advance.
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Performance
Contractor Foreman
No answers on this topic
Planview
Reports: Quick to Reasonable

Most Ancillary Pages: Quick to Reasonable
(By "ancillary" I mean lesser used/master data maintenance pages - e.g. People, Customers, Individual Tasks, Milestones, etc.)

Work Plan (with 100 sub items): Reasonable to Slow
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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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Planview
It's a good experience overall. Clarizen was useful when needed. It's mostly needed for advice on how to do more sophisticated actions or how to change something that was set up administratively. It's seldom used otherwise. The product consistently works, the documentation is acceptable, and the generally intuitive product is easy enough for most staff to pick up without much issue.
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In-Person Training
Contractor Foreman
No answers on this topic
Planview
• We worked with a Project Manager on their side. He was very good about developing a project plan to hit our goal. I think we had weekly or twice weekly calls – very steady cadence over 3 month period.
• Their PM skills were great – kept us on task. For the last week, they sent 2 people on site and they did training for power users. After that a couple of them revisited here
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Online Training
Contractor Foreman
No answers on this topic
Planview
Our trainer, Alex, is exceptional and knows the product really well. I swear he must have wrote the product himself! His manner with training is very easy going, gives you homework that is applicable to what you need to learn and stages it correctly for you. It was a pleasure to be trained by him.
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Implementation Rating
Contractor Foreman
No answers on this topic
Planview
I performed the implementation with our Clarizen provide trainer, who knew the product 100% and it went quickly and without a problem. It was a pleasurable process without the problems other software implementation often encounter. Kudos to the Clarizen team for making this a worry free process for their clients because it is worry free.
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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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Planview
Planview AdaptiveWork was the right size, at the right price point that fit our customization and integration flexibility. It is intuitive to use but allowed us to add complexity as our needs grew
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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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Planview
  • By implementing Planview AdaptiveWork on a company-wide level, we have been able to remove the other project management tools we have been using and consolidate our costs for technology down to a single tool
  • The ability to incorporate cross-departmental work and communication has streamlined our project management processes to a point where we can work seamlessly together without interruption trying to consider the gaps between tools
  • Reporting capabilities from the unified tool has given our leadership insight and the ability to make strategic business decisions more effectively than ever
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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.

Planview AdaptiveWork Screenshots

Screenshot of Complete Portfolio ManagementScreenshot of Integration Through an Array of AppsScreenshot of Real-Time Project ManagementScreenshot of Robust Social Collaboration - From Ideation to Project Delivery