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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Foundation Software

We have been able to use Foundation Software in almost every construction accounting situation. You can tell it was designed for the intricacies of construction accounting. While we have not explored it lately, the project management module was not ideal. Foundation Software knows accounting and is strong in that field. I think they would be best suited to stay within the accounting realm and focus their resources on that arena.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

PlanGrid performs really well in all aspects of construction from the general to the sub/trade. The platform distributes and communicates project documentation in an extremely user-friendly manner. As with most software, it is cheaper the larger the scale of the project. In situations where the project is relatively small, and the trade contracts are also of relatively low dollar value, the product can be cost-prohibitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Foundation Software
5.8
PlanGrid
Employee demographic data
Foundation Software
7.0
PlanGrid
Employment history
Foundation Software
8.0
PlanGrid
Job profiles and administration
Foundation Software
4.0
PlanGrid
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Foundation Software
7.0
PlanGrid
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Foundation Software
3.0
PlanGrid

Payroll Management

Foundation Software
8.0
PlanGrid
Pay calculation
Foundation Software
8.0
PlanGrid
Benefit plan administration
Foundation Software
8.0
PlanGrid
Direct deposit files
Foundation Software
8.0
PlanGrid
Salary revision and increment management
Foundation Software
8.0
PlanGrid
Reimbursement management
Foundation Software
8.0
PlanGrid

Reporting & Analytics

Foundation Software
7.3
PlanGrid
Dashboards
Foundation Software
7.0
PlanGrid
Standard reports
Foundation Software
7.0
PlanGrid
Custom reports
Foundation Software
7.0
PlanGrid
Data exportability
Foundation Software
8.0
PlanGrid

Construction Project & Field Management

Foundation Software
PlanGrid
7.9
Plan distribution & viewing
Foundation Software
PlanGrid
8.6
Plan markups & sharing
Foundation Software
PlanGrid
8.6
Issue tracking & punchlists
Foundation Software
PlanGrid
7.5
Photo documentation
Foundation Software
PlanGrid
7.1
Jobsite reports
Foundation Software
PlanGrid
6.6
Document sharing
Foundation Software
PlanGrid
7.6
RFI tools
Foundation Software
PlanGrid
8.2
Collaboration & approvals
Foundation Software
PlanGrid
7.1
As-built drawings
Foundation Software
PlanGrid
8.4
Mobile app
Foundation Software
PlanGrid
9.4

Pros

Foundation Software

  • Time saver.
  • Web-based.
  • Work from anywhere.
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

  • Plangrid is the best SaaS I have seen for ease of uploading construction plans and automated organization of those plans.
  • For companies that are not using other products for mobile access, the Plangrid mobile apps are perfect to allow people on and off site to share and collaborate in many phases of construction project documentation.
  • Plangrid has a very responsive technical support team (although it is pretty much email only).
  • Plangrid's website layout is easy to use and understand and allows new users to jump right in and do basic to moderate tasks without little training.
Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foundation Software

  • Not truly cloud based
  • Remote access is tedious
  • "Customization" is limited
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

  • The photo attachment process is a bit complicated. In ProCore (another similar software I've used), you can upload photos directly into RFIs for your reference, or into e-mails. For PlanGrid, you have to first upload the photo into the documents tab, then link them into the RFI. It's not intuitive and can add confusion to the documents tab.
  • Photos can't be directly uploaded. Between different devices and colleagues, it's possible you'll get an important photo outside of the PlanGrid photo capture feature within its app. Again, it's complicated for users to use.
  • In their new drawings viewer, the icons for actions do not have icons available. I had to use them all in order to understand what they meant, and I'm fairly tech savvy. I'm not sure if a new person to PlanGrid will pick up on each icon's abilities very easily.
  • There's no all-in-one solution in CM, but PlanGrid is fairly barebones, and I don't believe it has any ability to connect to other software. There's no ability to take meeting munites; you can hack the field reports feature to accomplish this, but it's clear that was not the intent of the designers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Foundation Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are at the point where we have shown our teams what is possible with this software. We cannot take it away and go back to the way we used to do things. I think that they would push back on us to give them access to something electronic. It is a good program that we will continue to use
Kyle Montague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foundation Software

Foundation Software 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Foundation Software makes setup and data entry clean and straightforward. Even without prompts, a user would be able to navigate around the basic functions of the software. With a little training and the help manual they provide, a user can learn the system very easily. For those wanting to get deeper into things like queries and dashboards, they offer trainings and conferences that are helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very well thought app, easy to use and provides fast access to the project's plans (your own and your team's), improvements in the annotation posibilities and on-site report generator will be appreciatted. The punch-list report generator and the current/previous plan version compare tools works flawlessly. Haven't used the RFI's nor field report options yet
Alvaro Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Foundation Software

Foundation Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have used Foundation Software support many times over the last ten years. I have never had an issue they were unable or unwilling to address. Even oddities are handled quickly and resolved efficiently. I have also had customization done and was very happy with the customer support they offered in developing a query and report that would met our unique need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 9.0
Based on 58 answers
Online chat during business hours is extremely helpful. The Plangrid staff has gone above and beyond many times to help us. One time they even offered to completely rebuild our 900+ sheet project so I could slip sheet a few old drawing revisions! This undoubtedly would have taken hours on Plangrid's end. They are always responsive and are continually improving, listening to user feedback.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foundation Software

Personally,
I did not have a hand in deciding the software, but for our company is has not
led to increased productivity or made things easier. It has been more difficult
for payroll to be inputted correctly and the payroll reports for certified
payroll often come out incorrect and we need to manually figure out how to correct
the issues and get them in correctly
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

Plangrid, while not serving the external document distribution function, is unrivaled for internal document distribution and sharing in the construction industry. The speed at which documents are navigatable, the ability to download your projects for viewing without an internet connection, and the document mark-up and photo tools place it head and shoulders above the competition.
James Nolan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foundation Software

  • Double input for payroll.
  • Certified payroll reports lacking.
  • Takes more time.
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

  • It helped us "wow" a joint commission survey in 2016 and have a successful survey because he loved how we could access plans on an iPad, check suite sizes, and didn't have to carry around huge, heavy sets of life safety plans.
Melissa McCain | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Foundation Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Foundation Software Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PlanGrid

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PlanGrid Editions & Modules

Edition
Nailgun$391
Dozer$591
Crane$1391
  1. user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foundation Software
8.7
PlanGrid
6.4

Likelihood to Renew

Foundation Software
PlanGrid
10.0

Usability

Foundation Software
8.0
PlanGrid
8.2

Support Rating

Foundation Software
9.0
PlanGrid
9.0

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