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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • iTWO costX ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management
  • PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating

Reporting & Analytics

8.7

iTWO costX

87%

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
iTWO costX ranks higher in 3/3 features

Standard reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Data exportability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

9.0

iTWO costX

90%
8.7

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

87%
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect ranks higher in 10/11 features

Plan distribution & viewing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Document sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Change orders

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Estimating

9.0

iTWO costX

90%
9.6

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

96%
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Job costing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

iTWO costX

90%
2 Ratings
9.7

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

97%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

iTWO costX

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

iTWO costX

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Availability

iTWO costX

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Performance

iTWO costX

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

iTWO costX

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

iTWO costX

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

iTWO costX

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

iTWO costX

Easy to use, one-stop for all construction-related tasks. The best thing is the split-screen, during the Bill of Quantity verification users can see for what part of the design Bill of Quantity is generated. Auto-updating of Design is another good feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

I use PlanSwift for all my projects - it has just cut my time by a major percentage when it comes to quantifying a blueprint. At times there are funky areas, which are just hard to calculate on paper. It also has a great tool for scaling according to the dimensions, so if a drawing is missing a scale, you can always allot a scale by giving directions and then marking the points. I use this tool to check the scale as well - sometimes the drawings say something but the scale if off and you are left with an incorrect take-off. The dimension tool is a good way to check that. We don't use it much for pricing purposes though, we have found other software which are more robust when it comes to estimation, but we can see using PlanSwift for pricing sometime in the future.
Ketaki Shiralkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

iTWO costX

  • Allows multiple users to work on the same estimate at once. This is huge!! Not only can we team up on a project that has a quick deadline but we can also simultaneously collaborate on database updates.
  • Performs your takeoff on CAD drawings or vector PDFs. Your typical takeoff software does takeoff on an unintelligent PDF. I say unintelligent because the process you go through is simply to trace the boundaries of your shape. This is time-consuming and can lead to mistakes. With CostX your cursor will stick to the line lines and takeoff the exact measurement. This has cut our takeoff time by 75%. The best part is that this is done in the same software as your estimating software. There are a few software's that have takeoff and estimating in one but CostX is the only one the provides CAD smart takeoff.
  • CostX is a lot like Excel. You have the flexibility to set up your workbooks the way your project team thinks. For example, ours is set up to evaluate labor in two ways; productivity (man-hours per widget) or crew hours (3 guys for two days for a given activity).
  • Reports are very flexible and the report writers is much easier than Crystal reports.
  • If you subscribe to the full version of CostX this provides the most powerful feature of them all......Auto-Revisioning. This function will compare two sets of drawings, identify the changes on a color coded drawing, ask for you to approve the changes and then update your estimate and takeoff. You can even use this to produce custom print outs for RFI's show your design team what changed.
  • Your estimating workbooks are live-linked to your takeoff. As you make adjustments to your takeoff your estimate updates accordingly. The workbook has color coded text to hep your team understand whats behind your estimate; Black = manually input, Blue = rates linked to database, and Green = quantity linked to take-off.
  • Full integrated subcontractor comparison. We use to do this in excel to compare multiple bidders across every division.
  • This is also color coded for a streamlined review process; green = quote, blue = estimate, purple = plug, and orange = other.
  • Built in error checking notifies you if you forgot to normalize an item on your subcontractor comparison.
  • In the near future the software will be available online allowing you to use remotely.
Joshua Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

  • Easy to use and intuitive.
  • Accurate data to use for projects, allowing for a central hub for all teams to work from.
  • It's a central stop from take off and plan review all the way to plugging numbers into our estimating.
  • The ability to link through SharePoint, which always access from any user and location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

iTWO costX

  • iTwo Costx has 3D features that may require enhancement in terms of Look and feel perspective.
  • The eye Function section view feature may require enhancement. But I am not sure how much more we can bring it to scale
  • Not seen Cloud base service. So that easy to use from any where.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

  • Submittals are not user friendly in PlanGrid. In fact, this is the one feature we would like to see improved.
  • Billing is based on how many users you have. It would be very nice if they would do it based on revenue or other factors such as other programs do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

iTWO costX

General

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

Starting Price

iTWO costX Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Pricing is determined by a number of factors. For example, would you want to use BIM or just 2D? Do you need estimating spreadsheets and report generation? Would you want to buy 100 copies or just one? If you send in a sales enquiry to sales.int@rib-software.com, we’ll be able to send you through a quote that will meet your requirements.

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

General

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

Starting Price

$1,595 per installation

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$1,5951
  1. per installation
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

iTWO costX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It's become the go to program for our takeoffs. We have tried others but this is the simplest.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

iTWO costX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Plan Swift is a user friendly program that makes takeoffs easy to perform. Not a whole lot of knowledge or skill is required.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

iTWO costX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never had an issue
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

iTWO costX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Plan Swift is only as fast as your computer system and internet
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

iTWO costX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have called once needing support. I was asking about the "compare" tool to compare different versions. They told be about their desktop app and I downloaded. They answered quickly, you could understand them, and they took care of my question
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

iTWO costX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
just know what use you want to get out of it. In our case it was just to do area take offs.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

iTWO costX

We are not aware of another software that has fully integrated take-off, subcontractor comparison, estimating and reporting besides CostX.
Joshua Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

Bluebeam is amazing and can accomplish any take-off needs, but you will spend much more time creating your conditions and take off items. It is not as user-friendly as PlanSwift.OST (On screen takeoff). This product is by far better than PlanSwift, as it is amazingly easy to use. However, it is much more expensive.Cloud-based takeoff software -- this kind of software is difficult for me to use because of how slow the pages load and navigate. It's hard to beat that from PlanSwift or OST.
Spencer Jabbia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

iTWO costX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Several of our departments can use the take off feature to assist them in their job responsibilities.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

iTWO costX

  • Easy to Collaborate Between the Team members. Saves a lot of work
  • Integrate with multiple types of data drawing which saves efforts in converting the design.
  • Bill of Quantity export can be done based on the Design section and can share with contractors for Quotes. Instead of just downloading the whole report and then editing for the required pack.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

  • The estimators' productivity is greatly increased, I do takeoffs in less than half the time with more accuracy and detail captured.
  • Easy sharing of what was taken off, I'm able to ensure everything is captured.
Blaine Kalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

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PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

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