PlanHub Features

PlanHub

Pre-construction software with file sharing & bid management

4.2/5 (228 reviews)

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Accounting Integration
Activity Tracking
Bid Management
Bidder Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Tracking/Job Costing
CRM
Change Order Management
Client Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Commercial
Contract/License Management
Contractor Database
Contractor Management
Cost Database
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Customer Management
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
File Sharing
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Gantt/Timeline View
Incident Reporting
Inspection Management
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Mobile Access
Multiple Projects
Permit Management
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Scheduling
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Proposal Generation
Proposal Management
Purchase Order Management
Quotes/Estimates
RFI & Submittals
RFP Management
Real-time Updates
Rescheduling
Residential
Sales Pipeline Management
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Supplier Management
Task Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Work Order Management
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Accounting Integration
Activity Tracking
Bid Management
Bidder Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Tracking/Job Costing
CRM
Change Order Management
Client Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Commercial
Contract/License Management
Contractor Database
Contractor Management
Cost Database
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Customer Management
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
File Sharing
For AEC Industry
Gantt/Timeline View
Incident Reporting
Inspection Management
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Mobile Access
Multiple Projects
Permit Management
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Scheduling
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Proposal Generation
Proposal Management
Purchase Order Management
Quotes/Estimates
RFI & Submittals
RFP Management
Real-time Updates
Rescheduling
Residential
Sales Pipeline Management
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Supplier Management
Task Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Work Order Management
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Accounting Integration
Activity Tracking
Bid Management
Bidder Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Tracking/Job Costing
CRM
Change Order Management
Client Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Commercial
Contract/License Management
Contractor Database
Contractor Management
Cost Database
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Customer Management
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
File Sharing
For AEC Industry
Gantt/Timeline View
Incident Reporting
Inspection Management
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Mobile Access
Multiple Projects
Permit Management
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Scheduling
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Proposal Generation
Proposal Management
Purchase Order Management
Quotes/Estimates
RFI & Submittals
RFP Management
Real-time Updates
Rescheduling
Residential
Sales Pipeline Management
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Supplier Management
Task Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Work Order Management
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PlanHub Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about PlanHub's features:

Daniel W.

Bid Management user

2021-09-17

Good results with sub/vendor response with quotations; but lacing in communication with same.

Pros

Advertisement to construction subcontractor, vendor members in the several states we work in for bid management.

Cons

It is a major time inconvenience to call the sub/vendor, and inability to reply via email; c) Small number of work activities shown in several categories.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Cindy B.

PlanHub - Easy to Use and Super Useful Bidding Resource!

2019-08-29

PlanHub was an excellent tool when I needed reach qualified bidders in market areas that were new to us.

Pros

The "drag and drop" feature makes it super fast and easy to upload documents.

Cons

I can't think of anything I didn't like.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Debra P.

Real time actions

2019-08-29

Ability to get proposal to G.C. is seamless.

Pros

The email alerts are in real time, and I can answer bid request immediately.

Cons

No owner information for the companies listing new construction.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Steve H.

Inside Sales Representative

2019-08-23

Being able to filter down to only "won" GCs is huge win.

Pros

Being able to filter reports based on GCs that are bidding as well as those that have been awarded projects.

Cons

Some lagging in searches but not extreme.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Irina T.

Where do I begin...

2019-08-30

The nice thing about this is that since this is free to use (for most subcontractors) the subcontractor database is rather large. It's helpful for obtaining more coverage for hard bid and negotiated projects.

Pros

I like that there's a wide variety of subs to access and reach out to.

Cons

Lack of ease of use; efficiency issues; does not have functionality to save category selections as templates; doesn't save or show history of "Post Update" notes so it's difficult to keep track of what's been communicated and when. Activity and Status Tracking: It would be very helpful to be able to "print" or download selected subcontractor lists as CSV files ( with Columns for Company Name, TRADE or Division, Contact Name, Contact E-mail, Contact Phone Number) rather than as a PDF document.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Hello Irina, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear you had such a frustrating experience, but we really appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We'll strive to do better.

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Jeny V.

Best in Town

2019-08-23

Pros

I really appreciate the availability of accessing any upcoming bids, the notifications.

Cons

I dislike the delay of having the data sent to us.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Tammy S.

Planhub Review

2019-08-08

I save time. In my industry time is a huge factor.

Pros

The easy steps of inputting a job How quickly I can find subs How my representative is always available to help if/when I need her

Cons

Only one thing I wish you could provide that is a report of subcontractors for my area with email addresses

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Kurtis P.

A Great Portal to Expand Our Reach

2019-08-08

It took a little bit of time to refine our criteria for the best opportunities, but since then it's been an invaluable resource.

Pros

The ability to communicate and get access to others within our area that we weren't otherwise aware of.

Cons

When using on a mobile device it is not user friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub! We agree with you regarding the mobile version and we are working hard to improve it. Currently we are developing PlanHub 2.0 which in addition to new features, it will be completely mobile responsive. The new version should be rolled out early 2020 and we are anxiously awaiting its release.

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Jeff L.

Great but with some draw backs

2019-08-08

We are happy with the frequency in the ITBs and the quality of the projects.

Pros

Access to a wide network of GCs and access to opportunities to bid projects.

Cons

Its frustrating because lots of the ITBs are easy bids that we feel we could win if there was more time given.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Pat D.

Pro

2019-08-08

Pros

Quick features to send speedy invitations to sub contractors

Cons

"Activity and Status Tracking" needs to be updated so that you are able to view everything on 1 screen

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Owen T. H.

Not Satisfied

2019-08-08

Strongly considering dropping this product.

Pros

availability of plans and contact availability of prospective GC's

Cons

Everything I try to do has a 3 to 6 second delay every time I click my mouse.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


We always aim to deliver a great experience. We are gutted when we miss the mark! Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We will use the feedback to make us better and to ensure this doesn't happen again.

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Sheldon E.

Better than average

2019-08-29

It’s better than average.

Pros

It allows us to see a lot of leads we would never see, and list the general contractor, albeit, not all of them sometimes.

Cons

They sold it to me with the promise of reports when job was awarded, but have yet to see hardly any of this info.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We're sorry you had a regretful experience. We'll strive to do better.

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Rhonda P.

Thoughts about PlanHub

2019-08-08

Since our subscription is relatively new, I am still learning how to use PlanHub. My demo yesterday helped, but I will need to continue learning as I go.

Pros

Also, since so many GC's are using PlanHub, if we wanted to access their plans, we needed to subscribe.

Cons

Doesn't seem easy to maneuver - dependent on how the data is input into PlanHub from the General Contractors whether it makes it easy for me to get through the civils.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the feedback and thanks for using PlanHub! We have a new version of PlanHub coming out in the near future that will include more features and be more user friendly. If you are interested in learning more about how to navigate PlanHub, you can find video tutorials here https://www.planhub.com/tutorials

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Steve B.

we use with our Construction layout division

2019-08-15

Nothing new, just new customers, and more leads.

Pros

We get notification of many new private jobs.

Cons

No follow up on who wins jobs. the software is not real usable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for this excellent review, Steve! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us, and we'll make sure to incorporate it into our services. Cheers!

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Rodrigo M.

Value for Money

2019-08-08

I am happy with the service. Thank You

Pros

Easy access to all the available projects and timely notifications for all the updates coming along.

Cons

Nothing so far. I am happy with the product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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BRANNON F.

GREAT RESOURCE

2019-08-08

We benefit a lot by making sure we are sending our proposals to all of the GC's that are bidding the specific job. We get direct ITB's from most of our customers, but it's always valuable to see "who else" is bidding the job so that we maximize our opportunity of winning the project.

Pros

With the filters you can apply, we get to avoid any potential jobs that we are not interested in doing, including in the geographic areas we specifically work.

Cons

When you are using the search function; unless you specifically type in the title of the project the way it was entered on the other end, you will not be able to find that project.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the great feedback and thank you for using PlanHub. The ability to search for projects by name is a little tricky if not spelled exactly as the project is posted. We deal with the same issue internally. Fortunately we are currently working on PlanHub 2.0 which will have an improved search feature similar to how Google's search works. Even if you spell a name incorrectly it should generate close matches. PlanHub 2.0 is scheduled to be release before the end of 2019.

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Vishal P.

Great software for Consturction Bids

2021-09-14

Used for several years, great tool to access subcontractors.

Pros

Ability to reach 1000's of subcontractors quickly and efficiently.

Cons

Inability to copy projects when posting a new project. Always have to start from scratch.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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David s.

Chief estimator

2021-09-09

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Pros

It is terrific the ease and quality of getting into the p/s

Cons

The lack of project value The inability to get bid results( on projects with multi GC bids) Both detract from the worth of Plan Hub- If you added these features -you would be by far the best report service

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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john H.

Very Good but Glitchy

2019-08-12

Takeoff are quick while using templates and parts takes more time and effort

Pros

Easy to do basic takeoffs if NOT using Templates

Cons

Program freezes temporarily looses some functionality until you close and reopen.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for this excellent review, John! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us, and we'll make sure to incorporate it into our services. Cheers!

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Adel L.

Construction Review

2019-08-08

I enjoy it and rely on it.

Pros

Subcontractors uploading their bids and getting an email notification.

Cons

The selection of trades and inability to export the subcontractor coverage.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the feedback and thanks for using PlanHub! We have a new version of PlanHub coming out in the near future that will include more features and be more user friendly.

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Celso L.

Easy-to-use-interface

2019-08-23

The simplicity in the design is definitely a winning feature.

Pros

The greatest thing about this software is the ease of use. Any person is able to easily figure out the basic workings of plan hub within a day or so of playing around with it.

Cons

The email contains a link, but for an unknown reason, at times when I click the link plan hub does not take me directly to the message thread, but only directs me to the dashboard of projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the feedback and thanks for using PlanHub! We have a new version of Planhub coming out in the near future that will include a new messaging system and many more features.

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Luis E.

Easy to use service. Affordable.

2019-08-23

This has been great as it has allowed me to bid on more jobs. I've looked into other programs but they we're prohibitively expensive and not user friendly.

Pros

This is an easy to use program. The UI is incredibly user friendly and straightforward.

Cons

This isnt a con on the software but better organizing the plans would be tremendously helpful.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub! We are currently working on PlanHub 2.0 which will have an improved file organizer that will allow GCs to better categorize their files. PlanHub 2.0 is scheduled to be released early 2020.

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Steve T.

Poor Territory Notifications

2019-08-08

Pros

When in my territory the projects are helpful

Cons

I still receive notifications for all markets my company covers but this means I have way too much wasted time filtering unimportant notifications to find the ones that matter.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Hello Steve, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear you had such a frustrating experience, but we really appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We'll strive to do better.

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Greg M.

Plan Hub review

2021-09-14

We use the free version so limited access to program and basic tools are all I have to go on.

Pros

Able to get invitations out to a broad range of bidders

Cons

The ability to see who is bidding, reviewed project is very tedious to locate.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Al H.

PlanHub Review

2019-08-08

The main thing I like about PlanHub is that I get access to all bidding GC's on record.

Pros

I like the ease of use and the info provided the most.

Cons

The mobile version of it needs improvement.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub! We agree with you regarding the mobile version and we are working hard to improve it. Currently we are developing PlanHub 2.0 which in addition to new improved features, it will be completely mobile responsive. The new version should be rolled out before the end of 2019 and like yourself we are anxiously awaiting its release.

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