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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

Great for medium and large construction companies that have a specific salesforce.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanPlus

I would recommend this for businesses that have the time to invest in doing things the right way. Garbage in equals garbage out. If you can get over the somewhat steep learning curve and adopting their process this product would be a good fit. If you are short on time (and maybe cash) you may want to look for a simpler and less expensive solution.
James DiPilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Cosential
8.7
PlanPlus
8.6
Customer data management / contact management
Cosential
10.0
PlanPlus
10.0
Workflow management
Cosential
6.0
PlanPlus
9.0
Territory management
Cosential
9.0
PlanPlus
7.0
Opportunity management
Cosential
10.0
PlanPlus
10.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Cosential
10.0
PlanPlus
10.0
Interaction tracking
Cosential
9.0
PlanPlus
10.0
Channel / partner relationship management
Cosential
7.0
PlanPlus
9.0
Contract management
Cosential
PlanPlus
7.0
Quote & order management
Cosential
PlanPlus
5.0

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
PlanPlus
10.0
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
PlanPlus
10.0
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
PlanPlus
10.0

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
PlanPlus
9.7
Task management
Cosential
7.0
PlanPlus
10.0
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
PlanPlus
10.0
Billing and invoicing management
Cosential
PlanPlus
9.0

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
8.7
PlanPlus
9.7
Forecasting
Cosential
6.0
PlanPlus
10.0
Pipeline visualization
Cosential
10.0
PlanPlus
10.0
Customizable reports
Cosential
10.0
PlanPlus
9.0

Customization

Cosential
7.5
PlanPlus
8.5
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
PlanPlus
10.0
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
PlanPlus
9.0
Scripting environment
Cosential
PlanPlus
8.0
API for custom integration
Cosential
PlanPlus
7.0

Security

Cosential
10.0
PlanPlus
7.0
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
PlanPlus
6.0
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
PlanPlus
8.0

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
PlanPlus
8.0
Social data
Cosential
5.0
PlanPlus
8.0
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
PlanPlus
8.0

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
PlanPlus
9.5
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
PlanPlus
10.0
Compensation management
Cosential
PlanPlus
9.0

Platform

Cosential
7.0
PlanPlus
8.0
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
PlanPlus
8.0

Customer Service & Support

Cosential
PlanPlus
9.0
Case management
Cosential
PlanPlus
9.0
Call center management
Cosential
PlanPlus
9.0
Help desk management
Cosential
PlanPlus
9.0

Pros

Cosential

  • Inputting of companies and leads who may become prospects.
  • Creating specific opportunities for construction projects.
  • Tracking opportunities through the entire sales cycle.
  • Inputting detailed notes and activity by the Sales team.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanPlus

  • Weekly and Monthly Planner is very productive.
  • Task Delegation and Pipeline Tracker are easy to use and efficient.
  • Goal Planning helped us as well to identify our chances.
Ulrich (Uli) Nielen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cosential

  • The open software is somewhat difficult to master as an administrator.
  • Report writing could be more intuitive.
  • The company seems to cater to larger users.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanPlus

  • When it came time to move on due to larger issues the friendliness was not there from the account reps. We did not leave due to them, but due to our growth and need for more.
  • The inability to make personalized the labels for our insurance terms.
Jim Grauel, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cosential is very intuitive for the AEC industry and has the ability to be customized for your specific needs. The reports are especially helpful, with good visual dashboards.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanPlus

PlanPlus 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great once you get the hang of it. I feel like it could be cleaned up a little. Some elements could be moved around or hidden. Overall it's a solid UI
James DiPilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
My original trainer / implementation specialist was fantastic. That relationship has continued, even though I have been officially handed off to the customer service side. The customer service side seems to have higher turnover than normal, but in general they are also very supportive, although not as responsive as I might like.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanPlus

PlanPlus 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There are some cases where we just need something simple to get the job done. In our case, we needed a solution with a lot features for our complex setup. A lot of CRMs fell short. PlanPlus Online didn't. They had everything we needed. We didn't have to rely on multiple disparate solutions, and it was within our budget.
James DiPilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cosential

Cosential is specific to the A/E industry and is the most intuitive software we found for construction.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanPlus

PlanPlus Online is much nicer than Salesforce and also much faster.
Ulrich (Uli) Nielen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cosential

  • Allowed for common tracking by business developers in different regions.
  • Helped us quantify effort.
  • Provides great reports for management.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanPlus

  • Better lead management
  • Increased lead efficiencies with drip programs
Jim Grauel, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cosential

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cosential Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PlanPlus

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$1,500*

* Up to 12 hours of Account Configuration Assistance Setup Include: Provision accounts and licenses (1hr), Kick-off Call (1 hr), and 10 additional hours of account configuration assistance to be used toward the following items, as needed by customers internal administrator: User Setup, Record Access, & Personal Preferences; Data Migration; Custom Fields & Page Layouts; Web-forms & Surveys; Views & Reports; Standard Sales Processes; Project Templates. Exact accomplishments may vary from this list based on Administrator's skills and requirements.

PlanPlus Editions & Modules

Edition
PlanPlus Online Planner Edition$69.991
PlanPlus Online Professional Edition$34.992
PlanPlus Online Business Edition$199.993
  1. Per/Year
  2. Per User per Month
  3. per 5 users/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
PlanPlus
10.0

Usability

Cosential
8.0
PlanPlus
8.0

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
PlanPlus
10.0

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