eSUB Construction Software vs. ZenTao

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
ZenTao
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Product management: product, story, backlog, plan, release and roadmap Project management: project, Sprint, task, build and burndown chart Test management: bug, test case, test request and test result CI: Jenkins integration, automation testing, ZTF Document management: product document library, project document library and customized document library Work management: todo management and my task/ bug/ story/ project Company management:…N/A
Pricing
eSUB Construction SoftwareZenTao
Editions & Modules
Base
$39
per month (annually) per user
Advanced
$59
per month (annually) per user
Premium
Contact
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
eSUB Construction SoftwareZenTao
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 SoftwareZenTao
Top Pros
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Features
eSUB Construction SoftwareZenTao
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
ZenTao
-
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
ZenTao
-
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
ZenTao
-
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
ZenTao
-
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
ZenTao
-
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
ZenTao
-
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
ZenTao
8.0
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.64 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
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User Ratings
eSUB Construction SoftwareZenTao
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
eSUB Construction SoftwareZenTao
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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Nature Easy Soft
I am very glad about the working speed of this tool. The comfort and support it has provided us in project management are worth appreciating because Project management is a big deal and using ZenTao has made it easy and fun for us as we can as a team better collaborate. But some of its features need to be fixed.
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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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Nature Easy Soft
  • Story could be linked with product, sprint, test case, bug, which makes traceability so great.
  • Test module, with test case, case library, test request, test report, very detailed.
  • On-Premise available, the package is very small based on LAMPP
  • SaaS version even cheaper without your own IT maintenance support.
  • Price really affordable.
  • API call is easy, so that we could do customizations.
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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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Nature Easy Soft
  • The function of ZenTao mobile version is a little weak.
  • ZenTao users need to receive training before they start using the software, because for testers, the first use of the software may be a little complicated, and they cannot execute the same test case multiple times in the same test execution process.
  • Although there are many reports built in. But if you want to get the data yourself,You have to know how to write SQL to customize your reports, which can a little bit challenging.
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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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Nature Easy Soft
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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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Nature Easy Soft
ZenTao defines bugs, tasks, and stories separately, not just an ISSUE. I can oversee the development from creating a Product Backlog to releasing the increment. I can also collect and record product feedback from the client and share with my 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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Nature Easy Soft
  • We are delivering projects on time and can keep an eye on the progress of our projects.
  • My team and I can better communicate on a project.
  • As it is [in my experience], buggy it sometimes results in disturbing the whole working of our company.
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ScreenShots

ZenTao Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard. Overview of your product, projects, bugs, tasks, test, and todos.Screenshot of Task and timelineScreenshot of Git/SVN Repository and Jenkins integrationScreenshot of Drag and drop to manage todos.Screenshot of Report a bug and convert it to a story/task by one-click.Screenshot of Sprint overview.