Contractor Foreman vs. Planview ProjectPlace

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 ProjectPlace
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Projectplace is a collaborative work management solution. The vendor says the product is built with teams of all sizes and complexity in mind, from virtual teams of five to entire global enterprises with tens of thousands of active users. It is also designed to incorporate waterfall and agile workflows.
$29
per seat
Pricing
Contractor ForemanPlanview ProjectPlace
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
Projectplace Enterprise
$29.00
per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Contractor ForemanPlanview ProjectPlace
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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Community Pulse
Contractor ForemanPlanview ProjectPlace
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Contractor ForemanPlanview ProjectPlace
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 ProjectPlace
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.013 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 ProjectPlace
-
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
3% above category average
Planview ProjectPlace
-
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
Planview ProjectPlace
-
Ratings
Dashboards9.323 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.023 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
Planview ProjectPlace
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing9.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation9.525 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.919 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing9.322 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.317 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals9.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app8.525 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists9.423 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
23 Ratings
12% above category average
Planview ProjectPlace
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing9.522 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases9.518 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
Planview ProjectPlace
7.1
200 Ratings
5% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.6193 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings4.7160 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings5.8173 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings5.6171 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.1195 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.0153 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.0143 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings8.0186 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings6.7166 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.1150 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.8132 Ratings
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User Ratings
Contractor ForemanPlanview ProjectPlace
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(28 ratings)
7.1
(200 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.5
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(77 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(3 ratings)
8.0
(75 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Contractor ForemanPlanview ProjectPlace
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
ProjectPlace has formats that ensure every project is handled in a friendly manner and that results attained are optimal. Besides, ProjectPlace has an excellent time locating system, where every action is well planned and resources channeled to meet the needs. Further, ProjectPlace has the conventional way of demand planning by learning the market.
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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
  • Easy of use. Modules are well define.
  • Navigation: Users can use the tool's search functionality to find what they are looking for easily. The home page is configurable to the users' needs.
  • The knowledge center is a key function to understand the tool capabilities.
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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
  • Under the time tracking, it would be nice to have a set template that would load each week and not have to click a button to load the previous week's template.
  • Somehow making it more intuitive.
  • Having to add in each service line and each detail that I cover for every service line each week is a bit ridiculous.
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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
We're committed now & have >50 users on Projectplace. All our projects are now tracked in the tool. We this investment of time & training, the cost of maintaining Projectplace is relatively low for the benefit. So we will renew, even if there are some idiosyncrasies in the tool & there are opportunities for improvement.
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Usability
Contractor Foreman
No answers on this topic
Planview
Planview ProjectPlace is consistent in delivering the promised performance, which is a functional part that brings clarity. Further, Planview ProjectPlace increases the value of every transaction, where recording and documentation are well enhanced to bring a concrete way of business coordination. Finally, Planview ProjectPlace has an orderly way of bringing substantial communications.
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Reliability and Availability
Contractor Foreman
No answers on this topic
Planview
No downtime-issues since the implementation. It has been very stable
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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
Planview ProjectPlace is quite complex, but it demands better engagement with various stakeholders to initiate a useful work environment. There are credible ways of establishing more live engagement, from direct chats and audio engagements. More so, Planview ProjectPlace is more formal, and this limits some users from outlining their demands or desires in matters of program performance.
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Implementation Rating
Contractor Foreman
No answers on this topic
Planview
create an extensive change management process to help folks embrace the change
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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
It offers a simpler alternative that's easier to manage by the less tech-savvy people. I also think that Planview Projectplace has managed to keep the product updated compared to other project management tools. Miro is perhaps the one that comes to mind, but while evaluating, we saw fewer issues with Planview Projectplace. Overall, the decision came down to the project manager, that had previous experience and recommended the product. For me, using a product from a smaller company is better because I know that there will be a focus on improving it, unlike, for example, Microsoft products that can be discontinued at any moment.
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Scalability
Contractor Foreman
No answers on this topic
Planview
It is a bit more difficult to fluently use in large scale implementations
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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
  • [We have the] ability to support remote work through projects that scale across multiple groups
  • We have large-scale quarterly projects, so the ability to save and duplicate project templates are helpful for us to keep track of tasks down to the specific card
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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 ProjectPlace Screenshots

Screenshot of Collaborative Workstream: Streamlined interaction between activities, boards and cards. Plan and follow up in the Gantt while your team enjoys executing and collaborating for optimum productivity on the Kanban boards.Screenshot of Document Management: Ensure changes to documents are visible in real-time. Version control ensures that team members see the latest document versions with access to document history.Screenshot of Gantt Charts: Plan and visualize every step of your work and projects with Projectplace Gantt Charts. Track progress to make sure you'll meet your deadlines and know when things are not happening on time.Screenshot of Kanban Boards: Enable your team to execute and collaborate for optimum productivity on Kanban Boards. Get activity notifications, messaging and visualize progress of day-to-day tasks.Screenshot of Workload View: Visualize the workload of members in all workspaces to determine whether a team member is overloaded with work, or has room to do more.Screenshot of Workspace Overview: Get an overview of all your work and tasks that have been assigned to you across all workspaces. Add personal tasks that only you can see to get a complete picture of what's on your plate.