e-Builder vs. eSUB Construction Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
e-Builder is a cloud-based construction program management solution that manages capital program cost, schedule, and documents. It allows owners to measure and manage the capital project delivery process from planning, design, procurement, construction and operations.N/A
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
e-BuildereSUB Construction Software
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Base
$39
per month (annually) per user
Advanced
$59
per month (annually) per user
Premium
Contact
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuildereSUB Construction Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
e-BuildereSUB Construction Software
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
e-BuildereSUB Construction Software
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
7.2
11 Ratings
5% below category average
eSUB Construction Software
3.5
2 Ratings
74% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.510 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.610 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.811 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Photo documentation5.010 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.810 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document sharing7.811 Ratings1.02 Ratings
RFI tools7.28 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.211 Ratings1.02 Ratings
As-built drawings7.79 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Mobile app5.77 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
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
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
e-Builder
-
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
e-Builder
-
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
e-Builder
-
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
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
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
Best Alternatives
e-BuildereSUB Construction Software
Small Businesses
FollowUp CRM
FollowUp CRM
Score 9.5 out of 10
FollowUp CRM
FollowUp CRM
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Procore
Procore
Score 8.7 out of 10
Procore
Procore
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Score 8.2 out of 10
Revit
Revit
Score 8.9 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
e-BuildereSUB Construction Software
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
2.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuildereSUB Construction Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Trimble
Well suited for the owner's side of managing multiple projects as it allows for all aspects of a project from development to closeout to be managed on one platform. Not as appropriate for a general contractor as there is better software out there. e-Builder's app is not as effective as others.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Pros
Trimble
  • Provide a document structure that is easy to navigate. All documents, even within a process, are stored in the document structure and easily accessed by those with the correct permissions.
  • Scheduling, especially with the new module is easy. It is helpful with a large organization where many hands touch projects to be able to forecast workloads (we have an in house engineering team who reviews all projects during their design phase)
  • Allows for easy interface with contractors and makes the submittal process more straightforward.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Cons
Trimble
  • The restrictions in formatting, and sorting of information rendered, in a way, affects the reporting output.
  • At certain times of day, e-Builder traffic causes the loading of filtered searches to take a while. This is probably common regardless of the site or software used.
  • More complicated reporting has some limitation, though the program is highly efficient in assisting with simple format reports.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
Trimble
Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
Read full review
eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
Usability
Trimble
Simple, because have a used it for the past two years, so i'm very familiar with the particular aspects of its program that I need to accomplish my tasks.
Read full review
eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Trimble
Again, because our technical support is great. He doesn't always answer the phone but he definitely responds to emails fairly quickly. In addition, I like that he actually resolves an issue and I have yet to encounter the same issue twice. Actually, I haven't encountered many issues at all in the two years I have used the software.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Implementation Rating
Trimble
1. Set up the time to get training on the sytem before you go all in.
2. Listen, ask questions and actually practice using the tools and features while in class. It helps tremendously with becoming comfortable and remembering how things work.
3. Don't be afraid to mess up. They are helpful and will help resolve your issue in a timely manner
Read full review
eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Trimble
We have not compared other plans since the boss prefers this program from personal experience. But from using this program for 2 years I can see why we don't need to compare. Why fix something that isn't broken? It gets the job done, yes we might run into some issues but I feel like with all companies that can happen
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Return on Investment
Trimble
  • Has added extra steps to processes that were previously easier. And I work for a university that complicates everything
  • Has more than cut in half the time it takes to generate reports about project status
  • Has made project management more efficient
Read full review
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.
Read full review
ScreenShots