Deputy vs. eSUB Construction Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Deputy
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Deputy is a web-based workforce manager solution. Deputy is designed to help users simplify their scheduling, timesheets, tasking, employee communication and administrative tasks. It includes various apps and one click payroll integration that aim to make workforce management easier. The Deputy platform enables users to schedule in line with demand, prepare accurate payroll, and communicate more clearly. Deputy streamlines employee admin, so teams can focus on what…
$2.50
per user
eSUB Construction Software
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
eSUB is a SaaS platform for commercial subcontractors running large, complex, long duration projects to proactively track and manage their costs, deadlines, deliverables and correspondence; the vendor says this can result in operational efficiencies and improved profits. eSUB is a cloud and mobile-based solution enabling real-time field updates from connected smartphones, tables and mobile PC users.
$39
per month per user
Pricing
DeputyeSUB Construction Software
Editions & Modules
Scheduling Only
$2.50
per user
Scheduling, Time and Attendance
$4.50
per user
Enterprise
Custom pricing for enterprise clients
per user
Base
$39
per month (annually) per user
Advanced
$59
per month (annually) per user
Premium
Contact
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeputyeSUB Construction Software
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
DeputyeSUB Construction Software
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
152% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
151% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
2.5
1 Ratings
106% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
3.5
2 Ratings
74% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
eSUB Construction Software
2.4
2 Ratings
107% below category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeputyeSUB Construction Software
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(409 ratings)
2.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(46 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(405 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.2
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(30 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.5
(399 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DeputyeSUB Construction Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Deputy
[My own feeling on the subject is] that large teams will probably enjoy the features much more than a smaller team. [In my opinion] I would not have signed up with Deputy had it not been for the integration with my payroll provider. [From my point of view] the cost is not worth it for a small team. [I've found] it has a lot of features geared towards big teams and those are not things you can "opt-out" of from a cost/tier standpoint [as far as I'm concerned].
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eSUB Construction Software
If you are doing any sort of new construction, eSUB is a budget friendly option for managing the process. It's helpful for keeping track of submittals, RFI's and for foreman doing Daily Work Reports. It is not suited really well for plan management and scheduling. The modules for these are not well thought through. Also if you specialize in service work or projects that have short durations (i.e. 1-2 weeks or less), eSUB isn't the best option for you. It would take too long to set up a job vs the time it takes to do the job.
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Pros
Deputy
  • Employee Scheduling - So straightforward and easy to use! Love the copy & past feature!
  • Timekeeping - the App & Kiosk are perfect for employees to clock in and out in a matter of seconds
  • Company Communication - the Newsfeed feature makes it easy to keep everyone up to date on company announcements
  • Task Management - simple to use task lists help keep my team organized
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eSUB Construction Software
  • It is built with subcontractors in mind. There are many PM software available but this one aims at the commercial subcontractor.
  • It does a great job covering the basics of typical commercial work. There are areas that allow you to customize such as adding reservations of rights to documents.
  • It can integrate with Microsoft quite a bit, we use this in our work every day and being able to export or sync data/calendars has been helpful.
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Cons
Deputy
  • Integration with various point of sale systems to pull sales data vs. scheduled and/or worked hours.
  • Ability to "re-invite, " change a password or fix an employee-level account if they didn't set things up correctly.
  • An easier way of loading all holidays or facility closure dates for the year. e.g. Google reminds you, Are you open for Thanksgiving this year?
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eSUB Construction Software
  • I have no suggestions at the moment and if I ever do have a question, concern or suggestion, a quick email to eSUB gets a quick response.
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Likelihood to Renew
Deputy
The basic functionality and overall efficiency it provides is enough to renew. I still would like to see improvements in reporting and leave management, but overall it is absolutely worth it to have the program. I especially like having remote access and supervisors scheduling and approving time sheets of employees
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eSUB Construction Software
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Usability
Deputy
Deputy is user-friendly and easy to understand for users with basic to moderate computer knowledge. The Employee is simple and easy for employees to understand. Employees get push notifications when shifts are scheduled and can clock in and out easily directly from the phone or kiosk, or using the website. The only challenge we’ve had is the ability for management to assign leave to employees who have not yet requested time off.
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eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Deputy
We have never had a problem with deputy being unavailable
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eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
Performance
Deputy
Everything is quick and easy
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eSUB Construction Software
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Support Rating
Deputy
Every time I have contacted support they have answered my question within the hour and solved every problem we have had. They follow up to make sure we are satisfied with our results which has been great when we are busy and get distracted
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eSUB Construction Software
It has been helpful whenever I've called. They have been able to walk me through solutions and even direct me to the right answer. There was only 1hr difference between time zones so this was manageable. If we experienced bugs, their IT department was helpful at remedying and they were always rolling out updates.
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In-Person Training
Deputy
It was super easy and quick
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eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Deputy
Did a great job of getting us up to speed with their online documentation.
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eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Deputy
It took me a bit to get all my staff input from our previous scheduling software. However, once all the information was there, everything went smoothly and we were able to start implementing Deputy right away. It did not take long to train my staff and have them comfortable with using the system.
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eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Deputy
For years we used TimeTrax systems but they were hard to use and required manual downloads of punches, networked setups, and we needed separate setups for each location. When evaluating cloud-based solutions we first tried TSheets, but the higher cost and lack of features made us choose Deputy. Our main complaint about the actual TSheets system was the IPads did not store punches when it first launched so if you lost internet it couldn't store the punches. When we were evaluating the system they were building a police station next door that resulted in intermittent internet outages and the kiosk app basically became a brick until the internet came back on.
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eSUB Construction Software
eSUB is not even close when it comes to the offerings that the others have. eSUB is a happy medium for the functionality it provides and is at an affordable price point that it doesn't break the bank. Other solutions are a lot more integrated into the company processes and procedures, which means more upfront investment to get the platform to go live. eSUB's simplicity makes it easier to roll out because it doesn't integrate with as many aspects of the business.
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Scalability
Deputy
We have gone from using deputy simply to schedule a couple of members of staff on coffee shop shifts, to also scheduling staff in the retail unit part of our business, to now also scheduling team days and having remote working staff start on schedule shifts to track their working hours.
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eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Deputy
  • Hundreds of man-hours saved monthly that previously was spent on recording hours work.
  • Holiday management is very clear and support fair treatment of staff.
  • The 100% accuracy of timesheets is amazing. Once approved thousands of timesheets just land in our payroll system thanks to the export/import functions.
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eSUB Construction Software
  • eSUB saves time as you don't have to type, print and send documents.
  • I like to call it "set it up once, use it a million times" as once you set up a customer, vendor etc... you can use them across multiple platforms.
  • It saves money as you don't need a pool of resources to manage a project due to its ease of use.
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ScreenShots

Deputy Screenshots

Screenshot of Manage your business from your pocket.  See who is currently on the clock and who is late.Screenshot of What if someone doesn't show up for a shift? Find a replacement from your phone in seconds!Screenshot of Enterprise level experience in an elegantly designed iPad app.