eSUB Construction Software vs. Kanban Tool

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
Kanban Tool
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Kanban Tool is a visual project management application based on Kanban that helps companies visualize workflow, track project progress, analyze and improve business processes. Some key features include: time tracking and time reports, real-time collaboration and Kaban analytics.
$5
per month per user
Pricing
eSUB Construction SoftwareKanban Tool
Editions & Modules
Base
$39
per month (annually) per user
Advanced
$59
per month (annually) per user
Premium
Contact
Kanban Tool Team
$5
per month per user
Kanban Tool Enterprise
$9
per month per user
Kanban Tool On-Site Team
$600
per year per 10-user pack
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise
$1,080
per year per 10-user pack
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
eSUB Construction SoftwareKanban Tool
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
eSUB Construction SoftwareKanban Tool
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
eSUB Construction SoftwareKanban Tool
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
Kanban Tool
-
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
Kanban Tool
-
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
Kanban Tool
-
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
Kanban Tool
-
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
Kanban Tool
-
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
Kanban Tool
-
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
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
eSUB Construction Software
-
Ratings
Kanban Tool
6.5
11 Ratings
17% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.811 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings6.88 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.29 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings3.76 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings4.67 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.29 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.48 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings7.47 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
eSUB Construction Software
-
Ratings
Kanban Tool
5.9
5 Ratings
26% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings6.54 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
eSUB Construction SoftwareKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(3 ratings)
9.8
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.3
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
eSUB Construction SoftwareKanban Tool
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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Shore Labs
Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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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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Shore Labs
  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
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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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Shore Labs
  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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Likelihood to Renew
eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
Shore Labs
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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Usability
eSUB Construction Software
No answers on this topic
Shore Labs
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
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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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Shore Labs
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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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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Shore Labs
We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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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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Shore Labs
  • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
  • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
  • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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ScreenShots

Kanban Tool Screenshots

Screenshot of Visual project management tool - Kanban board from Kanban Tool.Screenshot of The collection of Power-Ups form Kanban ToolScreenshot of Kanban Tool board example, with My Work widget, Recurring and Postponed Tasks visible in the side panel. User's own background selected.Screenshot of Kanban Tool  board example. Default light theme applied.Screenshot of Kanban Tool - an open card view, with comments in the side panel. The choice of what fields show on cards is with the user.Screenshot of Kanban Tool's free Power-Ups  for user's own activation.