Contractor Foreman vs. Resource Guru

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
Resource Guru
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Resource Guru is presented as a fast, flexible way to schedule teams and projects. It enables users to: Manage people, equipment, and meeting rooms in one place Assign work, book time off, and edit schedules in seconds Track availability in real-time and avoid unrealistic workloads Keep a team up-to-date with personal dashboards and daily schedule emails Analyze utilization rates, clients, and projects for more accurate project forecasts and…
$4.16
per month per user
Pricing
Contractor ForemanResource Guru
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
Grasshopper Plan
$4.16
per user, per month
Blackbelt Plan
$6.65
per user, per month
Master Plan
$10
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Contractor ForemanResource Guru
Free Trial
YesYes
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.
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Community Pulse
Contractor ForemanResource Guru
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Contractor ForemanResource Guru
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
Resource Guru
-
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
Resource Guru
-
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
Resource Guru
-
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
Resource Guru
-
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
Resource Guru
-
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 orders9.323 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
9.2
24 Ratings
12% above category average
Resource Guru
-
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
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
-
Ratings
Resource Guru
8.8
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Resource Management00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
-
Ratings
Resource Guru
8.0
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Contractor ForemanResource Guru
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(29 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Contractor ForemanResource Guru
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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Resource Guru
It is very well suited when different branches of the company reside in different countries or time zones. It allows the project manager to efficiently keep track of the progress of their team members. It reduces the need for intensive calls where the manager asks for an extensive check in and update from each individual person. It also allows the project manager to update tasks and timelines as needed.
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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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Resource Guru
  • We can color by client, project, booker for clear picture.
  • There are filters to select particular resources for need of our event.
  • We can easily see booked and free time.
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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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Resource Guru
  • lacks real-time logging button
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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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Resource Guru
No answers on this topic
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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Resource Guru
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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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Resource Guru
Resource Guru is the only product of it's kind that I have used regularly. Slack is comparable in allowing communication between teams, but doesn't have nearly the functionality of Resource Guru. Resource Guru is the only product that I am aware of that manages tasks and deadlines between various team members, and can be accessed by all members.
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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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Resource Guru
  • It's easy to assign work to the resources.
  • Resources can be filtered with various criteria as per the project needs.
  • We get clear picture of assigned tasks and hence project progress.
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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.

Resource Guru Screenshots

Screenshot of Simple, drag-and-drop schedulingScreenshot of Focus in on specific groups of resourcesScreenshot of Helps with utilization and capacity managementScreenshot of Manages sick days, holidays, and any other types of time off.Screenshot of A single resource poolScreenshot of Repeats weekly, fortnightly, monthly and yearly