eSUB - Perfect for Subcontractors
November 12, 2019

eSUB - Perfect for Subcontractors

Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with eSUB Construction Software

eSUB has allowed the company to become more organized by utilizing its features to issue, log and track RFIs, CORs, POs etc. The whole company has used this program to help keep track of multiple projects, budgets and submittals. This program has helped us think more stream lined and efficiently by encouraging file and photo organization. It has proven most useful in tracking projects spanning over several months/years.
  • 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.
  • We use Microsoft daily for many things, its an essential program for many areas - the more eSUB can integrate with its core programs the more seamless the transition and daily use.
  • Its display platform could use a bit more of a face lift. It reminded me of late 2010's web-design or Microsoft visuals.
  • Its app functionality struggled in some areas, we tried using it but found there to be some bugs. Although IT was very helpful in response.
  • It did well introducing our company to the office management side of construction and how to monitor overheads and budgets.
  • It has returned on its investment just based off of the facts that we catch more CORs and time and material work and is able to follow up on it.
  • It has made us double down on some of our work with Microsoft such as sending or tracking emails.
Procore has a lot of layers and bells and whistles. eSUB is your meat and potatoes. I found eSUB more suited for our company vs Procore. However, Procore would be more suited to general contractors. eSUB didn't allow as much integration with Microsoft as Procore, but it wasn't significant enough for that to be a deciding factor. I think the difference comes down to what kind of company you are: if you have a lot to manage then maybe Procore if you just need organization, record keeping, budget structuring and get the job done then maybe eSUB.
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.

Do you think eSUB Construction Software delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with eSUB Construction Software's feature set?

Yes

Did eSUB Construction Software live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of eSUB Construction Software go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy eSUB Construction Software again?

Yes

As a subcontractor - yes (overheads are a big deal, this can help manage it by being simple and productive)
As a general contractor - no (I think there are more things a GC would need at their disposal)

If your whole company is on board it can be a powerful tool, but everyone -even site workers, need to be 100% on-board. It can't do what it's supposed to do if only some are using it.

eSUB Construction Software Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
8
Plan markups & sharing
6
Document sharing
8
Issue tracking & punchlists
7
Photo documentation
7
Jobsite reports
5
RFI tools
9
Collaboration & approvals
8
As-built drawings
6
Mobile app
6
Submittal design and management
9
Job costing
8
Cost databases
8
Cost calculator
8