PlanGrid Reviews

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Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 29, 2020

Choose Plangrid and your users will love you.

Score 6 out of 10
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Plangrid is well suited for companies (that are not currently using a different SaaS construction package) to make their construction document management more collaborative and mobile friendly. Companies requiring/wanting their subs and owners to collaborate with them as part of the life of a construction project will find Plangrid very helpful in fulfilling this goal. On the negative side, companies that are fully entrenched in using other construction suites will struggle to fully use Plangrid to its potential as pre-built integration between Plangrid and other packages is limited.
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Kyle Montague | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 24, 2020

PlanGrid is great

Score 8 out of 10
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PlanGrid works for almost every project that we do, large or small. We can share company specific documents that are required regardless of the project dollar value.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 14, 2020

The easiest project documentation tool for ALL users.

Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 11, 2020

PlanGrid is a great solution for document management in the fast paced construction industry.

Score 9 out of 10
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PlanGrid is an excellent option for medium to large general contracting companies in general building construction. PlanGrid provides a single-source solution for all things document-related that previously were spread between multiple software packages or juggled in a hybrid email/fire management system that was easy to lose track of documents.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 25, 2020

PlanGrid!

Score 7 out of 10
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For viewing hundreds of PDFs, PlanGrid allows users to view them for a specific project without having to open each individual file manually.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 10, 2019

PlanGrid for Plan Management

Score 8 out of 10
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Again, with plan management, we use a self-developed program for dailies, pictures, RFI's, etc. so we have no need for the RFI’s, dailies, submittals, or tasks functions. We would use more of the task capabilities in PlanGrid if we could keep an ongoing log for our QC program rather than having to update and send daily.
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Nicholas Bittner | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 08, 2019

Expanding Use of PlanGrid Features

Score 10 out of 10
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  • Best suited for construction progress and documentation of existing field issues.
  • Not as well suited for design and sharing with non-paying users. Sometimes it's helpful to share the project site with the project's owner. They often are not in the construction industry and would only be accessing the site during this project with our firm. It would be good to create guest access.
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Sheila Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

Best Plan Management Software I've Used So Far!

Score 10 out of 10
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PlanGrid really gets the job done when it comes to organizing your project documents, especially out in the field. If your subcontractor has old plans, it is really easy to pull up PlanGrid and show them the documents that they should have and show them right then and there. It's great when you don't want to print out an 11x17 sheet or bring out a whole roll of plans to show a specific detail to your installer as well.
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Natalee Easthom | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

PlanGrid as a Project Management/Documentation Control Program

Score 9 out of 10
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PlanGrid is well suited for most project management drawing coordination aspects. You cannot use it for document communications such as submitting/approving RFIs and submittals. However, you can store the final product of these documents in PlanGrid for posting purposes. The takeoffs you do are generally accurate, however, they take a lot of manual work on your part.
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Mike McKeown | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

PlanGrid is great for us

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Plan Grid allows us to send out plans to our subcontractor during the bidding process. By allowing the subcontractors to obtain the plans electronically they receive the plans immediately. This allows for more time for the subs to bid the project, cutting down at least a few days in shipping time.
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Nicholas Yager | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

PlanGrid Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Great to use for creating a constructability issues log. Easy to communicate issues within the drawing set to project team members in real time. Perfect to mark up documents on a tablet in the field. Office uses are more limited.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

Easy to Use Document Distribution

Score 9 out of 10
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We work in construction and PlanGrid is well suited to connect our office and field staff with the most up to date plans and specs. We can also attach documents to the project for the foreman to track labor, products, and product data sheets. Our site supervisors and foreman can fill out a number of daily forms on site with ease that can be sent into the office for review. Lastly, general contractors can invite subcontractors to collaborate on projects, and they can place punchlist items and take photos of the items that need to be fixed. Subcontractors then can mark the items pending for review for the GCs to then mark complete.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

PlanGrid is simple and efficient; the best value for the money if its features do what you want.

Score 8 out of 10
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PlanGrid is very good for drawings, tasks, punch lists, and the like. Unlike Procore, it's not an all-in-one solution, which is good because I don't need even half of the features Procore offers. But it will require other software for office use (i.e., financials, finish schedules, and corporate documents) and the company will need to be on top of coordinating all of the information between software. I do not use financials or corporate docs; I just want to keep up with RFIs and drawings, and for that, it is very good.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 07, 2019

PlanGrid for the future

Score 10 out of 10
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PlanGrid is a great tool to pass annotated installation drawings and questions between field and office personnel.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 07, 2019

Plangrid is a move towards the future

Score 8 out of 10
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It is appropriate for companies that need to track construction. You can track red-lines, update as-builts, assign images, etc. You can also run reports on action items. If you want to keep all your drawings and updates electronic PlanGrid is a great tool. Also, it is great at getting information from the field back to the designers in the office instantly. Not needed for companies that don't work with floor plans regularly.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

Plangrid

Score 9 out of 10
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Really good when there is a lot of field staff on a project.
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James Nolan | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 24, 2017

PlanGrid for subcontractors

Score 10 out of 10
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Plangrid is an excellent document sharing software within your internal team, but it does not serve as a full document management software similar to Procore. It is top notch for viewing and working with drawings, but is no use for distributing drawings for bidding or other purposes.
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Melissa McCain | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 18, 2017

Great resource for hospital facilities staff; perfect way to access & verify Life Safety drawings & features in the field!

Score 9 out of 10
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Great for hospital facilities team members who need to access Life Safety (LS) drawings - and document deficiencies - in the field!
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Kara Hermann, PE, LEED AP | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 16, 2017

PlanGrid is a No-Brainer for Construction Productivity

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I am always able to tell the field "update your plangrid" to make sure they are viewing the latest. This is critical so they are building the correct thing. Fixing mistakes is a waste of time and money. I believe one paper full-sized set is useful on the jobsite at the start for coordination and planning, then the iPad can be used for capturing changes or zeroing in on particular issues. I have found it incredibly useful when walking the jobsite and coordination questions come up from other trades. I am able to view their drawings and resolve the issue right there. The "big picture" is still hard to get using PlanGrid on a standard iPad. Perhaps the iPad Pro would help but not sure this is necessary in most cases. We have also gotten Apple TV's for the trailer and it is incredibly useful for viewing plans on the big screen from your iPad for coordination.
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Chip Stadnyck, AIA | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 25, 2017

A PM's take on PlanGrid

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  • When there is a team working on a project.
  • The ability to have 5 people add items at 5 different times, and still be able to create a report without having to collate 5 different reports is great.
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Les Yager | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 25, 2017

More bang for the buck

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It's great for the mobile QC individual. He can use an iPad for instant access for all projects; not having to unroll and carry 20 to 30 sets of drawings and spec books. Keeps everyone working off the same set of drawings and easy to update. Photos of existing conditions and problems can be quickly documented and emailed out.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Plan distribution & viewing (57)
9.1
Plan markups & sharing (57)
9.1
Issue tracking & punchlists (52)
8.6
Photo documentation (49)
7.8
Jobsite reports (37)
7.2
Document sharing (56)
8.1
RFI tools (39)
8.2
Collaboration & approvals (43)
8.1
As-built drawings (43)
9.0
Mobile app (55)
9.3

About PlanGrid

PlanGrid is construction productivity software used on more than 500,000 projects around the world. The company provides contractors and owners in all construction verticals the tools to collaborate effectively and collect and manage project information throughout the project’s construction and operations lifespan.

PlanGrid aims to increase team productivity by: streamlining document management and control, providing collaborators with easy access to all project information from any device, and enabling seamless collaboration. This leads to building the most comprehensive record set for the entire construction and operations lifecycle and consistently delivering on time and on budget.

Categories:  Construction

PlanGrid Features

Construction Project & Field Management Features
Has featurePlan distribution & viewing
Has featurePlan markups & sharing
Has featureDocument sharing
Has featureIssue tracking & punchlists
Has featurePhoto documentation
Has featureJobsite reports
Has featureRFI tools
Has featureCollaboration & approvals
Has featureAs-built drawings
Has featureMobile app
Does not have featureSubmittal design and management
Does not have featureChecklists
Does not have featureMeeting Minutes
Does not have featureSpecifications
Does not have featureChange orders
Estimating Features
Does not have featureTakeoff tools
Does not have featureJob costing
Does not have featureCost databases
Does not have featureCost calculator
Does not have featureBid creation
Human Resource Management Features
Does not have featureEmployee demographic data
Does not have featureEmployment history
Does not have featureJob profiles and administration
Does not have featureWorkflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Does not have featureBenefits information
Does not have featureOrganizational charting
Does not have featureOrganization and location management
Does not have featureCompliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Payroll Management Features
Does not have featurePay calculation
Does not have featureSupport for external payroll vendors
Does not have featureOff-cycle/On-Demand payment
Does not have featurePayroll history for each employee
Does not have featureBenefit plan administration
Does not have featureDirect deposit files
Does not have featurePayroll tracking and auditing
Does not have featureSalary revision and increment management
Does not have featureReimbursement management
Does not have featureStatutory form management
Asset Management Features
Does not have featureTracking of all physical assets
Does not have featureAsset issue and transfer management
Does not have featureAsset return
Does not have featureWarranty and after-sales status maintenance contract tracking
Reporting & Analytics Features
Does not have featureDashboards
Does not have featureStandard reports
Does not have featureCustom reports
Does not have featureData exportability

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PlanGrid Integrations

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PlanGrid Competitors

Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Nailgun$39user per month
Dozer$59user per month
Crane$119user per month

PlanGrid Support Options

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Video Tutorials / Webinar

PlanGrid Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported Languages: English, Spanish, French, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Polish, Swedish