e-Builder vs. PlanHub

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 6.9 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
PlanHub
Score 9.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
PlanHub is a centralized project planning and quoting system designed specifically for General Contractors and Subcontractors. Offering benefits such as unlimited project posting, bid invites, team members, and more, PlanHub works to ensure that General Contractors have a customizable online plan room to organize subcontractor team members and post jobs available for bidding. PlanHub also offers demo requests for your convenience so you can experience how…N/A
Pricing
e-BuilderPlanHub
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderPlanHub
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
e-BuilderPlanHub
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
e-BuilderPlanHub
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
7.1
11 Ratings
7% below category average
PlanHub
8.4
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.410 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation4.710 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.710 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document sharing7.711 Ratings8.01 Ratings
RFI tools7.08 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.011 Ratings9.01 Ratings
As-built drawings7.59 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile app5.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
PlanHub
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderPlanHub
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderPlanHub
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.
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PlanHub
PlanHub is really straightforward. You set up an account with your location and trade of work, and they customize a dashboard where you can see all relevant projects that fit your company's needs.
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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.
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PlanHub
  • Access to detailed project listings
  • GC bidding vs Awarded Project Listings
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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.
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PlanHub
  • Constant emails regarding projects that do not apply to our trade
  • Constant emails regarding projects are not in our area of work
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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.
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PlanHub
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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.
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PlanHub
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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.
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PlanHub
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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
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PlanHub
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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
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PlanHub
PlanHub offers great free access as well as a multitude of benefits for paid subscriptions. Other software requires an invitation to bid, but PlanHub has a library of projects that can fit any company's needs.
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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
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PlanHub
  • PlanHub has introduced us to projects we would have never been able to access
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ScreenShots

PlanHub Screenshots

Screenshot of General Contractor - Activity TrackingScreenshot of General Contractor - Manage SubcontractorsScreenshot of General Contractor Messaging PageScreenshot of Subcontractor - My BidsScreenshot of Subcontractor - Project Details BiddingScreenshot of Subcontractor - Project Details Files