eSUB Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

eSUB

Construction project management software for subcontractors

4.54/5 (137 reviews)

eSUB overview

What is eSUB?

eSUB delivers mobile and cloud-based construction management software for self-performing contractors to manage projects from any device. Create, store and access all your construction documents and project management activities from one central location. Manage paperless projects through a secure Internet login from the office or the field. eSUB's software suite includes submittals, change orders, RFIs, daily reports, mobile app, email integration, field notes, time cards, and much more.
www.esubinc.com

Pricing

Starting from
$100/month
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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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eSUB reviews

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Shon Smith

Perfect PM platform for subcontractors!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-02
Review Source: Software Advice

We're extremely pleased with eSub. The timecard function is great, getting project information to our Superintendents and Foremen is immeasurable. I really like the submittal, Change Order, and RFI functions.

Pros
Too many Pros to list here. The submittal process is quick and easy, and very professional. Change orders are a snap. RFI's can be started by our field leaders on the eSub app, and finished by the PM in the office. All of these have a great tracking system through the log provided. All logs can be exported into Excel to be sent to GC's or CM's. We use the Sage 300 connector, and all project financials are current in our projects on eSub. There's a cost to complete function that is a great way to get an idea of how the project will finish. Nearly all this information is available to our field users through the app, which gives them all the project information.

Cons
Not really a Con, but it would be nice if the PO function would sync both ways through the Sage 300 connector. I believe that's a Timberline issue, though. Still, using eSub PO allows a real time look at committed costs against our project estimate.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Christopher Costas

Communication at it's finest

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-01
Review Source: Software Advice

When it comes to RFIs and submittals, eSub tackles the task as needed. Quick and efficient. Keeps projects moving forward and profitable

Pros
eSUb is communication at its finest. Seamless path between members who inquiry and provide approvals

Cons
nothing not liked. eSub continued to improve and update its software

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Matt Smith

eSub Review

Reviewed 2015-07-10
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The way it's tailored towards sub-contractors is a plus. A lot of other software solutions are geared towards GC's. The ability to share information is great, office and field are both synced. Makes you adapt one method of creating and maintaining documents is a plus.

Cons
Their tech support is helpful but the resolutions is always "we'll let our developer look at it and we'll get back to you" which in my experience can take several weeks. There is no ticketing system for the items I've submitted that are issues. It's up to me to remind them that i have outstanding issues and to get the status on them. In the amount of time we have been using the software, we've experienced more than the expected amount of issues. We've experience two times where the system was "down" which is pretty much unacceptable if this software solution is the to be the lifeline of your document system. We were told that the software is customize-able and while that is true in some aspects, it's not completely true. I've inquired about customization and I'm having a hard time getting it rolling.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Dan Roditski

Medium Sized Subcontractor using esub

Reviewed 2015-07-09
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The simplicity of Esub is one of the best aspects, the repetitive nature of the system allows anyone to pick it up easily. The tracking and logging of submittals, RFIs, change orders is great. In using other project management systems, they tend to over complicate the interface where as Esub is straight forward and easy to use. Within the system the ability to attach files and use the emailing "@esubdocs" allows all aspects of the project to be documented within the system so that everything you need is all one place. Recently we have started to build our database for cha nge orders and manpower which has allowed us to use the system for logging and tracking of outstanding, approved and voided CORs which allows us to keep track of everything, which is especially helpful on larger projects where we have up to 50 CORs.

Cons
One aspect we would like to change is the fact that we cannot erase if there is an error made in the submission, we understand the reason, however it would be a nice option if the admin of the system could erase. Another component that we do not use is the drawings logging section, it is too cluttered, we keep track of the drawings through the submissions, which works great for us.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tiffany Howe

Best software purchase we have ever made!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-13
Review Source: Software Advice

We definitely have had a 5 star plus experience. The training was hands down the best we have ever received, the customer service is spot on, couldn't be better. Highly recommend this software for all Subcontractors regardless of your size. You will not regret it!

Pros
Ease of use and its geared to Subcontractors so you don't have to deal with all the General Contractor minutia that doesn't pertain to you. The biggest problem we have had with other software is that there was "too much" and it was overwhelming to some of our less "technological" employees and eventually they just stopped using it and went back to paper. They are actually excited to use this software. It takes them so much less time to manage their daily paperwork & reporting. We used to have to hound our Foreman for paperwork, not anymore. It has also increased productivity in the field as they don't have to wait to get answers from the PM's, they can look up responses and get the answers themselves. On the flip side the time it saves for the Project Manager is unbelievable and I no longer have to wait for answers, they are right there at my fingertips. We actually had a PM retire and with e SUB streamlining all our paperwork our other PM's were able to take on his projects and we didn't have to hire an replacement. This software is priceless!

Cons
Why didn't they contact me earlier? Can't find any cons right now and if we do I am sure their amazing customer service team will jump on it and take care of whatever it is right away.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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eSUB pricing

Starting from
$100/month
Pricing options
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Pricing information is available on inquiry.

eSUB features

API
Change Order Management
Job Costing
Projections

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Customizable Reporting (39 other apps)
Data Import/Export (45 other apps)
Document Management (54 other apps)
Document Storage (44 other apps)
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Project Estimating (39 other apps)
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Reporting & Statistics (44 other apps)
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Additional information for eSUB

Key features of eSUB

  • Accounting Integration
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial/Industrial
  • Contract Management
  • Contractors
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Incident Reporting
  • Job Management
  • Mobile Access
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Task Management
  • Technician Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Work Hour Tracking
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Benefits

eSUB’s built-in database continuously updates in real time, allowing all team members to access and update critical information, notes, and statuses at any time, from any device.

All logs in eSUB can be converted into Excel formats and are fully searchable.

The Field Works Mobile App includes a native Daily Report feature that allows construction staff to capture data in the field, including crew mix, labor performed, visitors, equipment, accident reports, delay & disruption hours, weather, and comments.

Clients have access to all pre-written correspondence in one place with email delivery capabilities through two-way email integration.

Documents of any format can be uploaded and stored in the virtual filing cabinet, including photos, drawings, videos, schedules, cut sheets, and other project files, as well as corporate files and templates.