PlanSwift Review
Updated November 29, 2021

PlanSwift Review

Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with PlanSwift

We use PlanSwift in our estimation department to build proposals.
  • Accuracy
  • Speed
  • If it had more industry specific tools. Such as for drywall, ceilings, etc.
  • PlanSwift has definitely helped our business in helping us create our proposals, so it's definitely been an asset
Haven't used other plans to date.

Do you think PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect's feature set?

Yes

Did PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect again?

Yes

Planswift is best suited for a more generic environment where you need flexibility on how you want to use it. Planswift is less appropriate, where you need specific results.

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
10
Plan markups & sharing
10
Document sharing
10
Issue tracking & punchlists
Not Rated
Photo documentation
10
Jobsite reports
Not Rated
RFI tools
Not Rated
Collaboration & approvals
9
As-built drawings
9
Mobile app
Not Rated
Submittal design and management
9
Takeoff tools
9
Job costing
Not Rated
Cost databases
Not Rated
Cost calculator
8
Bid creation
8

Using PlanSwift

2 - The chief estimator and junior estimator use the program
1 - The chief estimator is an engineer by education and has your basic computer software skills.
  • We use planswift exclusively to do takeoffs for ceilings.
  • Mostly just area takeoffs
  • It's also been useful as a storage file for all of the plans
  • We will continue to use it as a takeoff tool
It's become the go to program for our takeoffs. We have tried others but this is the simplest.

Evaluating PlanSwift and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
It was the ease of use and features.
I wouldn't change anything. We made the right choice from the beginning. WE have since reviewed others and not one is better.

PlanSwift Implementation

just know what use you want to get out of it. In our case it was just to do area take offs.
Change management was minimal - There was little to no change management. Just realized we needed better hardware.
  • The program benefits best from goo hardware. 16GB and1 TB of memory

PlanSwift Training

PlanSwift Support

Difficult to say since we haven't needed it.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
No....our estimators are very tech oriented and haven't needed much help
Mostly their support came when we initially purchased the program. The customer support was very good and they followed up for any issues.

Using PlanSwift

Plan Swift is a user friendly program that makes takeoffs easy to perform. Not a whole lot of knowledge or skill is required.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Doing square foot area takeoffs

PlanSwift Reliability

Several of our departments can use the take off feature to assist them in their job responsibilities.
Plan Swift is only as fast as your computer system and internet