PlanHub Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

PlanHub

Pre-construction software with file sharing & bid management

4.2/5 (228 reviews)

PlanHub Pricing

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

PlanHub Premier plans start at $399 per quarter (3 months). This rate is discounted with an annual (12 month) plan purchase.

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PlanHub Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • Really like using Plan Hub & all the help I get from the rep. We get several bids for our projects using Plan Hub, its been a win win for our Company.Cindy O.Read the full review
  • The software is free and for that it has value in helping to increase bid particpation. Also alot of small subcontractors use it so it has a good outreach.West J.Read the full review
  • Customer service is amazing. I have never had to wait for help and one of the rep is so patient and helpful.Jennifer R.Read the full review

Cons

  • Sometimes deadlines for quotes are too close to when info was received. I have to make drawings for Fire Alarm systems - lack of time.James A.Read the full review
  • Editing a project is still somewhat frustrating and in some areas there aren't enough options to choose from. There is no place for photos in the plans area.Ruth T.Read the full review
  • Their aren't any things that i dislike about this software.Abraham S.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about PlanHub's pricing:

Eric H.

Will not do business with them again

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-05-12
Review Source: Capterra

We have been customers for a while now and due to a heavy work load decided to cancel our account for a few months. I sent an email to cancel the service and then the exact same day they billed us for another 3 months. I told them I was not using the system and had not even logged in and would like the $350 payment refunded. The said they would not refund it but "I had use of the system until August 1st!" I will never do business with them again. Totally shady practices.

Pros
Basic but simple, and the price was bargain but platform is lackluster

Cons
Platform is unorganized and clunky to use

Response from PlanHub


Hello Eric, 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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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Rashunda M.

Easy and Convenient

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Very easy to login and use. Project needs very clear.

Cons
It could be cheaper. I don’t see the difference in levels for value. No changes made between free option and first paid option.

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the great feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kenneth W.

Sub- contractor

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

its really affordable & allows Subs to connect with GC's

Pros
Being able to price to multiple GC's & ease of contacting GC's

Cons
being able to easily find out where our bids end up and status of a project.

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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James C.

PlanHub, Not bad for the money

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Planhub is cheap and easy to use. quality leads

Cons
It can be difficult to sort and look through the leads to find exactly what you want

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Rhonda P.

Thoughts about PlanHub

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

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
The price - it was affordable. 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. Other plan rooms give more of a cut and paste option on some of the features, haven't found that so with PlanHub.

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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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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COURTNEY C.

User Review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-16
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, for the price you might as well have Planhub. It is an additional tool to use that is extremely affordable no strings attached. We are happy with our software.

Pros
The software integrates well with how our sales and development team already function. It is similar to over lead generation and organizational tools we use so there was almost no learning curve.

Cons
Sometimes when we click on an invitation to bid on an email it doesn't transfer us directly to the project info on planhub.com instead it will take us to our main login page and we will need to find it through there.

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Joseph G.

Senior Estimator

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
User friendly, cost is a value. Very easy to navigate

Cons
Subcontractor base is weak...not sure is members have to pay

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Carlos M.

Powerfull tool to get local companies

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-09
Review Source: Capterra

We are a small construction and remodeling company. We have our projects in many cities and taking the whole team to all cities is very expensive. The use of this tool allows us to hire local companies reducing operating expenses that become better prices for customers

Pros
We have daily contacts from companies interested in working with us. It has been very useful to receive quotes on each of the items of our projects

Cons
Some companies that are competitors, can see in detail the projects and can even contact the owners to offer their services

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the great feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Keith W.

Plan Hub, Love this system.

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

As I mentioned above, the system gave me tremendous amount of exposure with those who were looking to bid on project I am working on.

Pros
The exposure I received in getting pricing was tremendous.

Cons
I have no problems with the system. the program is wonderful.

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Andre N.

Clean

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

So far I did not get any business for the software

Pros
what we like the most are Facility and price this softwre

Cons
What we like least we have no answers from bids

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the feedback and thanks for using PlanHub! We understand completely your frustration when it comes to getting answers on your bids. We are currently developing a feedback tool to help you further track the status of your bid and prompt better responsiveness from the GCs. One recommendation as a PlanHub Premier customer, be sure to always submit your bids using the submit bid function on the PlanHub site. This will assure your bid is getting delivered to every bidding GC.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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James A.

Best Construction Bidding Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

We use this daily to download construction documents for HVAC pricing and to bid project to GC's listed.

Pros
Ease of use. Also most of the GC's we work with use this system. Very user friendly.

Cons
Ability to find listed projects. If the exact name of the project is not entered, the system won't find it.

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive 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. We have a target release date for 2.0 during the 4th quarter of this year.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jeff W.

Very Decent - Could be better

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-09-14
Review Source: Capterra

I would continue to use Planhub, but the best pricing still does not come from here. If they could get those guys involved, it would be my go to.

Pros
Organization of bids, many subcontractors are on board.

Cons
Some items should be hyperlinks and they are not. Trying to get to a company shouldn't take as long as it does. Ease of use should be a focus. It takes too long to set up a project. Instead of having one long list of scopes to check off, it should be selecting a division and a drop down menu or something should come out and select from there. As it should be comprehensive, the speed and ease is what will separate it from others. I get too many calls from subs saying their subscription ran out and I need to send them the drawings. A different style of payment options should be considered.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Robbie L.

Sub-Contractor who does not like the lack of information

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

Can't find anything good to say about it from the subcontractors side. If you want my bid, feed me the email contact information I need to provide the best pricing I can.

Pros
I can't find anything I like about the software, it's not sub-contractor user friendly and it's not for me.

Cons
From the subcontractor's end, to many useless emails. No contacts at the GC to ask any questions about the bid, plans, nothing. If you need to write an RFI and you need to on just about every job, you can't contact the GC because it doesn't list a email address. I want enter my bid on the system because you don't have a way to follow up on your proposals due to no e-mail addresses for the GC. They act like an email address isn't needed but if they want your bid, it is.

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the feedback and thanks for using PlanHub! Our Planhub Premier members have the added benefit of seeing General Contractors' phone numbers and email addresses. We also have a new version of Planhub coming out early 2020. This new and improved version will launch with several features including a new messaging system for contacting GCs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Colton E.

PlanHub Review

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2021-09-10
Review Source: Capterra

I really enjoyed the free trial with this software and the ease of navigating the menus. I wish they would either extend the longer free trial or lower the monthly/yearly price.

Pros
Like most other bid/take off software this is a solid software to use to gain files and take off certain projects. What I really like most is each time a general contractor sends out a bid invite through PlanHub, it provides all the general contractors that are bidding the project. This saves us time and hassell in the communication process.

Cons
This has been the only software for bidding purposes that requires a fee. We use several construction software and this is the only one that has a hefty per month price.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Nick R.

Thoughts on Plan Hub

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

In theory this should benefit my business because it presents a pool of potential clients to engage with and try to build relationships with. It seems however, that based on the wide-spread access to these opps the GC's may be getting inundated with quotes to the point where they feel less to no urgency to respond in most instances. It's a good service with a good concept, and the price is great considering my whole team uses it across the country. Ultimately, it just may not align with what we need to focus our efforts on.

Pros
I like that it opened up more opportunities for me to have visibility to that I may not have seen otherwise. It's nice to have another resource to try and identify and pursue biddable projects through.

Cons
It can be tricky to find a project I viewed previously sometimes. It is also a bit awkward to access projects the way it is currently configured. Once your in the opportunity its laid out well. I've noticed a very low close rate from projects that I've identified on this service. It is also hard to get any type of response from the GC's asking for quotes. Maybe my type of business just isn't aligned properly in regards to what we are targeting: Large Multi-Family and other big scale commercial projects.

Response from PlanHub


Dear Nick, thanks for sharing your feedback. We're sorry your experience didn't match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we'll do better.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Andrew W.

PlanHub Review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

We are bidding three times as many jobs as we were before using PlanHub. It is so simple to navigate and download the correct documents.

Pros
-Easy to use -Easy to download documents -Not as expensive as other bid software -Visually appealing

Cons
-Sometimes the documents are out of order or not labeled a way that is easy to read -Not all GCs are listed

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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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Karen A.

Beware subcontractors - your quotes are on public display

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-30
Review Source: Capterra

The customer service was terrible. Their solution to my issue was for me to change our standard operating procedure instead of offering some kind of interest or resolution to my concerns. When a paying customer tells you about an problem that is going to keep them from renewing their subscription, the best customer service approach is to try to change the software to add a feature dealing with this issue. Planhub asked us to make a change to find a way around our concern. I am not going to pay for a service that is giving away our pricing to anyone that signs up and I'm sure many other subcontractors would feel the same way.

Pros
This software is very easy to use without any kind of tutorial needed.

Cons
Our quotes on Planhub are viewable to any contractor that connects to a project. We are selective about who is allowed to know our pricing for 2 reasons: we only work with select contractors and we would like to keep our pricing out of the hands of our competition. When I talked to customer service about this privacy issue I was asked to change how I quoted projects instead of given an actual solution from the developers .

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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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Lyndsey S.

Great for New Contacts

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

So far so good. I have enjoyed using the site and plan on continuing to do so.

Pros
I like how readily available new jobs and contacts are we have had more exposure since using, the ease of use, and placing a bid can be done through the site. I like being able to contact general contractors and ask questions through the site. My favorite aspect is that it will show other GCs on the project even if you didn't receive the invitation from them that way I can bid to more than one company on a job. I also like the cost of this site is very economical compared to other sites that can be pricey and offer the same information.

Cons
My least favorite parts are how the drawings are listed on the site sometimes in single mixed up pages, even though that may be how they were loaded and not the actual sites issue. I also don't like how the bidding format is set up. We customize bids per contractor just as far as the company name so I have to load and send bids one at a time instead of in a group, but I do like that I can send them through the site.

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mark S.

Well thought out

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-17
Review Source: Capterra

Good all in all, and I like the price point. Very similar info is on other sites and costs way more elsewhere. I wish more GCs and subs used it, I think that would help it get off the ground better and have more overall use and appeal.

Pros
I like that they tried to lay everything out well, in order, with important stuff easy to find.

Cons
I wish the dashboard screen has a bit more info on it and was a little easier to look through.

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub! 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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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Margaret p.

Is alright

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-09-14
Review Source: Capterra

In a small project only received dumpster number. In a large project only received a couple of proposals. Return of participation is really low.

Pros
I like how I only have to click on the trades during set up when sent out invites

Cons
I hate how my subs have issues open up files and submit proposals, half of the time it will not come through

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Emad R.

Very helpful

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Very happy to use it

Pros
Easy to use Very organized Fast update

Cons
The cost Easy to used Like customers service

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Luis E.

Easy to use service. Affordable.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

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. The ease of access to all of the plans is helpful. Communication with the contractors is seamless.

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

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Akshay S.

An Estimator's Honest Review

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-09-14
Review Source: Capterra

It has been great. It is very useful in obtaining bids

Pros
The ease of use, user interface & functionality

Cons
The way to categorize items based on cost codes / CSI divisions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Art C.

Professional and useful

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-16
Review Source: Capterra

Its a good service and reasonable in cost for what you do get.

Pros
I like the way it pulls projects from within our field of operation being Glass and Glazing.

Cons
Need for more leads in my area. competing services do have more opportunities for me.

Response from PlanHub


Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks for using PlanHub!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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West J.

It works.

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

It helps reach smaller subcontractors that do not want to update their information on newer polished bid software. It works as a supplemental bid resource but is not capable as a primary bid software.

Pros
The software is free and for that it has value in helping to increase bid particpation. Also alot of small subcontractors use it so it has a good outreach.

Cons
The software does not list contact information for the subcontractors it uses. It is choppy in execution and the layout or breakout of packages for bidding is complicated and convoluted. This is a secondary software that is used in conjunction with more refined tools.

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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