eSUB Construction Software vs. FunctionFox

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
FunctionFox
Score 9.9 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
FunctionFox provides TimeFox which is a timesheet and project management solution for small creative companies. The vendor says TimeFox is currently used by over 100,000 creative professionals in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
$5
per user
Pricing
eSUB Construction SoftwareFunctionFox
Editions & Modules
Base
$39
per month (annually) per user
Advanced
$59
per month (annually) per user
Premium
Contact
FunctionFox Classic
$5
per user
FunctionFox Premier
$10
per user
FunctionFox In-House
$20
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
eSUB Construction SoftwareFunctionFox
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo hidden fees. All customer support, and regular upgrades are included free of charge.
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eSUB Construction SoftwareFunctionFox
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Features
eSUB Construction SoftwareFunctionFox
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
152% below category average
FunctionFox
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
151% below category average
FunctionFox
-
Ratings
Pay calculation1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
eSUB Construction Software
1.0
1 Ratings
152% below category average
FunctionFox
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
eSUB Construction Software
2.5
1 Ratings
107% below category average
FunctionFox
-
Ratings
Dashboards4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
eSUB Construction Software
3.5
2 Ratings
74% below category average
FunctionFox
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
eSUB Construction Software
2.4
2 Ratings
107% below category average
FunctionFox
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases2.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
eSUB Construction SoftwareFunctionFox
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
eSUB Construction SoftwareFunctionFox
Likelihood to Recommend
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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FunctionFox
If you are trying to track time across teams or functions, that is really what FunctionFox is designed for. I think this would work better for individual, smaller teams with similar tasks and activities, instead of for larger companies with more complex organizational operations. If you are just getting started with time tracking, this could be a good place to start.
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Pros
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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FunctionFox
  • With only a couple clicks I can still easily pull reports by employee on a weekly basis which provide the information I need to run payroll.
  • I pull reports by client each month for our monthly client billings, which we have broken down by project so I can easily see how our time was spent on their account.
  • We set a budget for the approved number of hours we can apply to any one project for the month, and the system provides the project manager with a warning as the limit comes near. That function has been fantastic!
  • FunctionFox's Help Desk personnel are wonderful, providing an exceptionally personalized experience. They take their time, and will even schedule a call to go into greater depth, such as an entire account review just to ensure you're able to use all the product features to your company's best advantage. Our entire team jumped on a half hour call a couple months ago, and she answered ALL of our questions, including providing us with info on some features we hadn't realized even existed.
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Cons
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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FunctionFox
  • The function of the site is not as user-friendly as others, it's sometimes hard to find certain projects and organize data in order to track effectively. I would often need to download/export reports.
  • Sometimes a project would accidentally be created twice and hours billed to two separate projects for the same thing. Which made tracking and billing increasingly difficult.
  • Little to no organization of projects for billing and finance purposes, which makes it hard when we conduct billing as there is not a clear way to know if a project is complete, ongoing, rejected etc.
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Likelihood to Renew
eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
FunctionFox
All of my employees are used to it and introducing a new software to them requires them to get trained again increasing the costs. TimeFox is an easy to use and understand software. Another advantage of TimeFox is that is an online software and I can access it whenever I want to.
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Usability
eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
FunctionFox
It's a good tool for tracking hours and overall budget. It does not give you insight into why there are those hours, or what part of the project has over burned. The tool is also tough to export reports and find the correct information throughout. Not only this, but I also have a hard time changing project details - there's no real easy way to and there's a larger room for error
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Support Rating
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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FunctionFox
I haven't used FunctionFox for a lot of support requests. On the times that i've been having issues I've had the issue resolved within a day, most questions I have had i've been able to source answers online or from a colleague. From what I have experienced the support team seems great.
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Implementation Rating
eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
FunctionFox
Unsure on implementation of FunctionFox - was before my time at the company. Everyone at the company had a good understanding of the product and how to use it by the time I joined. My understanding is we implemented ourselves with a few training sessions for the creative team and adding hours as well as training for the account team to add projects
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Alternatives Considered
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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FunctionFox
When we were looking for software we tested several, and FunctionFox was hands down the best value. While there are other options, and each company is different, nothing could come close to filling our needs the way FunctionFox has. The money we spend has been returned several times over.
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Return on Investment
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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FunctionFox
  • FunctionFox pays for itself just about every month in terms of how much more I am able to bill than before I started using the software, and how much less time I need to spend on non-billable admin tasks. I used to create invoices based mostly on what sounded fair, rather than on accurate time & cost records. I'm sure my clients loved it, but it wasn't healthy for my business. Now I base invoices on actual time and expense records, and end up with more money in my pocket.
  • It's not tangible, but FunctionFox has improved my ability to communicate with clients, and with freelance partners when I'm involved in a collaborative project. I can anticipate and discuss potential budget or delivery deadline overruns before they occur. The goodwill this builds has had a tremendously positive impact on client and partnership relations.
  • I fell into freelancing without a lot of experience running a business. FunctionFox has been a great teacher, helping me think through many issues that I wouldn't have even recognized as important. It is simple to use, with a UI that is neither intimidating nor overwhelming, and it has been super flexible in terms of molding it to suit the way I work.
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ScreenShots

FunctionFox Screenshots

Screenshot of Easily navigate throughout FunctionFox from the customizable Home dashboard.Screenshot of CEO Desktop enables users to visualize budgets and deadlines for specific projects.Screenshot of The Project Status page provides the users with  an overview of the projects and the different stages they are at. With the filters users can drill down to see specific clients or projects.Screenshot of The Calendar provides a great weekly or monthly view of project start and due dates, along with deliverables, milestones, and meetings.