Contractor Foreman vs. WorkOtter PPM

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
WorkOtter PPM
Score 9.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
WorkOtter is presented by the vendor as a simple, flexible, and scalable project portfolio management (PPM) solution for IT, Engineering, and Professional Service PMOs. The software manages the lifecycle of work from ideas through project planning, control, lessons learned, and close. Projects can then be rolled up to Programs (multi project efforts) or Portfolios (Roadmaps with What If Scenarios). All features were designed to support Project Teams with simplicity and usability in mind.…
$10
per user per month
Pricing
Contractor ForemanWorkOtter PPM
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
Time/Status
$10
per user per month
Team
$20
per user, per month
Manager
$35
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Contractor ForemanWorkOtter PPM
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.Time/Status Tier is BEST FOR: Contractors, Consultants, Limited Team Members FUNCTIONALITY AVAILABLE:Timesheets, Adjust Estimate To Complete, Create Notes for PM and Team Members Team Tier is BEST FOR: Customers, Suppliers, Contractors, Consultants, Team Members FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDES TIME/STATUS PLUS: My Home Dashboards, Support Log Updates, Issue Updates, Changes, Timesheet & Expenses, Risks, Action Items Limited, Reporting, E-Mail Updates, Chat & Collaboration Manager Tier is BEST FOR: Project Managers, Program Managers, Executives, PMO Department Managers, Administrators FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDES TEAM PLUS: Project Management, Microsoft Project -Way Sync, Dashboard Reporting, Program Management, Resource Management, Portfolio Management, Workflow Management, Estimating and Templates
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Features
Contractor ForemanWorkOtter PPM
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
WorkOtter PPM
-
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
WorkOtter PPM
-
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
WorkOtter PPM
-
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
13% above category average
WorkOtter PPM
-
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
WorkOtter PPM
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing9.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation9.425 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
WorkOtter PPM
-
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
WorkOtter PPM
9.9
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Contractor ForemanWorkOtter PPM
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(28 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Contractor ForemanWorkOtter PPM
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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WorkOtter
I know it works well for IT but not sure how it would work for construction. I think construction has a different set of needs.
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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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WorkOtter
  • Users find it easy to use which is important if you have a large number of users who don't have time for a lot of training or when new hires come on-board.
  • WorkOtter has a lot of advanced features that we don't use but when we do need one, it is nice to know the feature is waiting for us. We have used several of these features for special projects.
  • It does a good job with resource management.
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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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WorkOtter
  • Nothing significant. Maybe could be faster at times but I'm not sure if that is our own internet connection.
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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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WorkOtter
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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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WorkOtter
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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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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
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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WorkOtter
  • I think it has really helped us make sure we are using resources effectively but I think it is hard to prove. Although we don't have hard ROI numbers, I believe the general feeling is that you really need a good PPM tool or will waste a lot of time and money.
  • It helps with communication since we have a standard process.
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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.

WorkOtter PPM Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard viewScreenshot of WorkOtter MyWork viewScreenshot of Dashboard OverviewScreenshot of Resource Usage for People, Tasks, Time, BudgetScreenshot of Over/Under resource allocation viewScreenshot of Project Management Workflow - Customizable