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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Mavenlink

Before Mavenlink, our organization used several disconnected softwares to manage time, budgets, tasks, etc. We wasted so much time trying to find and connect time entries to project budgets and were constantly going over budgets but not knowing early enough to keep it from happening. Mavenlink has made our organization more efficient and has helped us deliver projects on time and within budget.
Rachel Stantliff | 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

Project Management

Mavenlink
7.4
PlanGrid
Task Management
Mavenlink
8.3
PlanGrid
Resource Management
Mavenlink
7.9
PlanGrid
Gantt Charts
Mavenlink
7.3
PlanGrid
Scheduling
Mavenlink
7.9
PlanGrid
Workflow Automation
Mavenlink
8.2
PlanGrid
Team Collaboration
Mavenlink
8.0
PlanGrid
Document Management
Mavenlink
6.0
PlanGrid
Email integration
Mavenlink
7.3
PlanGrid
Mobile Access
Mavenlink
4.2
PlanGrid
Timesheet Tracking
Mavenlink
8.9
PlanGrid
Change request and Case Management
Mavenlink
6.1
PlanGrid
Budget and Expense Management
Mavenlink
8.4
PlanGrid

Professional Services Automation

Mavenlink
7.2
PlanGrid
Quotes/estimates
Mavenlink
7.3
PlanGrid
Invoicing
Mavenlink
6.5
PlanGrid
Project & financial reporting
Mavenlink
7.9
PlanGrid
Integration with accounting software
Mavenlink
7.0
PlanGrid

Construction Project & Field Management

Mavenlink
PlanGrid
8.3
Plan distribution & viewing
Mavenlink
PlanGrid
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
Mavenlink
PlanGrid
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Mavenlink
PlanGrid
8.3
Photo documentation
Mavenlink
PlanGrid
7.6
Jobsite reports
Mavenlink
PlanGrid
7.0
Document sharing
Mavenlink
PlanGrid
7.9
RFI tools
Mavenlink
PlanGrid
8.2
Collaboration & approvals
Mavenlink
PlanGrid
7.8
As-built drawings
Mavenlink
PlanGrid
8.7
Mobile app
Mavenlink
PlanGrid
9.3

Pros

Mavenlink

  • It allows a lot of customization in regards for projects if you want them to be extremely detailed on tasks
  • Master planning feature gives a great overall view for me planning my projects out
  • The design looks better than Salesforce, color coding certain projects indicating for their statuses
Anonymous | 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

Mavenlink

  • Where to begin. The email notifications are next to impossible to get right. Your team will be bombarded with notifications that carry no real weight.
  • The cost is just too high. Compared to other PM software, this one is in the tens of thousands of dollars for a company to utilize for such a dated piece of software.
  • There are so many layers to this tool that it is difficult to decipher permissions for users.
  • You can't add photos in comments! Seriously it's 2019 and they can't implement a simple field that allows for images to be pasted right in with the comments. Everything has to be an attachment, which is cumbersome and slows progress.
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

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Although the company I currently work for does not use the product I have recommended that we do switch to Mavenlink. We will be opening some new sites internationally this year and I can see that Mavenlink would be a great product for us to use
Eric Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Only the app is bad; everything else is fantastic. It has a logical user flow and I barely needed any guidance on how to use it when I first started. As with most softwares there are unseen capabilities I've needed to be shown in order to use, but for my day-to-day tasks I could have figured it out without any training
Joe Mills | 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

Reliability and Availability

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Mavenlink gives advance notice for system upgrades, and they're not during our business day. Mavenlink has always been available when we needed it.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 7.7
Based on 2 answers
Very good integration with Google apps. Some complexity is called however in the synchronization between Google Tasks and Maven links tasks. This can sometimes lead to duplicate records in Google Tasks. It has been dissolvable that becomes cumbersome if not properly curated.
Steve Goldsmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 10.0
Based on 7 answers
Mavenlink support is fantastic! Any issues that arise are always handled quickly and efficiently. Granted, we haven't had many issues to report. Typically, my team tends to only reach out to support if they need assistance remembering how to do something or asking about an improvement. We had Mavenlink build an integration when we first started using the software, and the support team worked hard to listen and improve the integration.
Rachel Stantliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 9.3
Based on 53 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

In-Person Training

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We prepared questions in advance, and our trainer was an expert in what Mavenlink was and wasn't able to do. We were able to have multiple people trained at once.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The training was very well-organized. We were able to send questions in advance so the instructor knew what to cover, and the brought up related topics to maximize the usefulness of what they were teaching us.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 5.6
Based on 4 answers
Dedicate as much internal time to the implementation effort as possible, even if you're using a 3rd party or Mavenlink services. Your team knows your processes the best
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Mavenlink

We have evaluated about 15 different project management platforms and narrowed down our list to only five (Celoxis, Sciforma, Podio, Mavenlink, and Teamwork). Other solutions we evaluated were not able either to meet our vendor security requirements or were not flexible in pricing (or had costly integrations and add-ons that we needed but they were not included). Other reasons were lack of 24/7 and multilingual support, only one user interface language (English, but we needed French, German, and more), absence of a dedicated account manager from a vendor, and overall user experience.
Anonymous | 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

Scalability

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy to add users and contractors into Mavenlink. There's also an option that let's you manage access for teams in multiple locations.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Mavenlink

  • If we are talking about time saved from a administrative and setup standpoint we probably save at least around thousand dollars a week since this tool is so easy to set up!
  • They have an extensive training center to explain how to use the tool and a live chat feature so employees aren't reaching out to me with questions! That saves me a lot of time and money to work on more valuable tasks for the company.
Kate Battle | 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

Mavenlink

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$199 / hour*

* Training starts at $199. Additional client success programs are available.

Mavenlink Editions & Modules

Edition
Teams$191
Premier$492
Professional$293
  1. annually, for up to 5 users. Additional Users: $4/month/user
  2. For larger customers, price can go as low as $10.
  3. per user, per month
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

Mavenlink
8.0
PlanGrid
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Mavenlink
8.8
PlanGrid
10.0

Usability

Mavenlink
9.0
PlanGrid
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Mavenlink
9.1
PlanGrid

Performance

Mavenlink
7.7
PlanGrid

Support Rating

Mavenlink
10.0
PlanGrid
9.3

In-Person Training

Mavenlink
9.1
PlanGrid

Online Training

Mavenlink
8.2
PlanGrid

Implementation Rating

Mavenlink
5.6
PlanGrid

Scalability

Mavenlink
8.2
PlanGrid

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