Touchplan Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Touchplan

Construction field planning & management for project teams

4.42/5 (111 reviews)

Touchplan overview

What is Touchplan?

Touchplan is a construction planning and management tool that helps organizations reduce overall project duration, improve team communication, streamline project execution, and simplify implementation of the ‘last planner system’. The platform serves various roles in the industry including trade foremen, superintendents, and project managers, as well as project executives, designers, and owners, helping to facilitate complex construction.

Touchplan aids in improving team collaboration with the milestone scheduling feature, which allows users to develop and and define a list of key activities to drive the overall schedule. To plan the work sequence, team members can each simultaneously detail their tasks on tickets, specifying the duration and crew size required. Users work backwards, collectively organizing their tickets by pulling their tasks to the beginning of a work sequence. Tickets placed in the same column will be completed on the same day.

To refine work plans, team members can specify a milestone date to create start and end dates on tickets. ‘Last planners’ are able to identify any critical outside constraints or key task dependencies through collaboration, and warnings are sent to project members if any of those could put the plan at risk. Touchplan's Gantt charts allow project members to sharpen and revise work plans for the upcoming week, and coordinate workday and staffing details. Any changes will automatically be updated across the entire plan.

Users can generate planning materials such as weekly work and look ahead plans at the push of a button, and are automatically based on the configuration of the plan. As tasks are finished, team members can check off completed tickets in order to update work progress, and the effects of any late (or early) completions are immediately carried across the entire plan. Additional features include percent plan complete (PPC) reports for assessing reliability, as well as variance reports to improve planning.
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Pricing

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$550/month
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United States, Canada, Europe, Germany, Latin America, Mexico

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Touchplan screenshot: Team members collectively organize tickets, pulling to the beginning of the work sequence. Tickets placed together in a column finish on the same day.What is Touchplan?Touchplan screenshot: Collaborate to identify critical outside constraints and key task dependencies that need to be satisfied to achieve the planTouchplan screenshot: As work advances, project members sharpen their plan for the upcoming week, coordinating precise workday and staffing details with Gantt barsTouchplan screenshot: Promise periods allow teams to execute weekly planning by transforming tickets into promises for the upcoming weekTouchplan screenshot: Generate traditional planning materials such as weekly work plans, look ahead plans, and Gantt charts at the push of a buttonTouchplan screenshot: Team members check off completed tickets as tasks are finished to update progressTouchplan screenshot: Last planners collectively revise the look ahead plan to accommodate actual progress and newly anticipated eventsTouchplan screenshot: Project teams can get percent plan complete (PPC) reports to assess their reliability

Touchplan reviews

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Rick VanDyne

Touchplan has allowed our Trade Partners access to view the schedule and print reports at any time.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

This forced the trade partners to plan ahead. I used the software during my weekly sub meeting. I created schedules for all phases and buildings. If a sub was unable to provide info I entered it for him. The reports were sent out every Friday to all.

Pros
Instant feedback on where you are with the schedule. When you have to adjust something you are able to show the multiple impacts that it creates. If you need to create a recovery schedule you can instantly see the impacts to your workload. Being able to zoom in and back out to capture the big picture. Reports for multiple buildings with multiple floors showing how many men are required. The report will include location and duration and will be updated daily electronically. Touchplan's flexibility to report on one trade, combination or all. Same goes for locations that can be broke down in the report.

Cons
1. If there is a RAIN day I then have to move each ticket that has been place after that date. 2. After I have the pull plan established I wish there was a way to create a "group" with the tickets that would "link" them as they sit on the schedule. Finish/Start Lag/Start. Just so if I had a Rain Day or Something else impacted the Plan I wouldn't have to adjust all the tickets moving forward. The select all feature works nice BUT the weekends play havoc.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dallas Crone

It has streamlined our planning and execution of those plans

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-05
Review Source: Capterra

Read my prior review. This is a great, industry changing product!

Pros
Having the ability to breakdown a project as minute and detailed as you want with the designated manpower, duration's, and cost codes, or the ability to do a high level plan when a project is first being designed and engineered.

Cons
The font on the tickets is too small when zoomed out to look at a couple months duration's, which is the majority of the projects my contractor does. Also having a better file break down system would be helpful. We have one job site, but then we have about 30 jobs in that one folder. If you could break it down to individual Project managers jobs that might be helpful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ana Bahrani

Great idea but bugs aren’t worked out yet

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-19
Review Source: Capterra

I tried really hard to learn this and be the go to person on my team to help others with learning this tool. One thing I appreciate is how responsive the customer service is if you are struggling with something they help you instantly and take any feedback to their team to implement it. Despite this, this tool was too cumbersome for my team to work efficiently and use it.

Pros
This software is trying to help construction and design build plan their schedules more realistically but helping you identify what tasks rely on others or other tasks, so you can visually see what is the most important thing to work on. In theory this sounds genius. The tool is a black space where you can freeform populate things you need from others to reach your milestones, alongside your team members who can log in and see what you are doing live. When you need something from somebody it sends an alert to that person which is nice. You can print off reports to check in with your team and have a list format rather than visual view, although the list loses a lot of the relationships that were carefully laid out in the visual map. The last major positive thing this does is help you track late work or postponed work and how that affects your end date. I do want to add one thing that isn’t really a pro or con. Part of the value of this is getting your team members to actually input what they need from the rest of the team, so everyone can plan their work. If you have uncooperative team members you cannot use this tool because you can’t read their minds and can’t plan others work for them. It is intended to be logged in by multiple team members and used by each person.

Cons
Unfortunately this is not that user friendly and I feel like it needs to go back to the drawing board for improvement. For example, you can’t zoom out and get a big picture view of your schedule, you can only see things when you are zoomed in super close. There are reports you run to understand tracking and what is coming up next, but these are also hard to read. My team ended up abandoning this tool because it was so hard to use, even for young people but especially for team members who are older and struggle with learning new tools. Planning smart is hard enough, this tool ended up making it harder.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Steven Gittis

Really like how we can quickly go through the critical items.

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

Ability to easily see our project tasks and where we are versus our commitments. The ease to add tasks and place them on the time line. The visibility we have reviewing the project is quite nice.

Pros
I like how we interact with the software. Having a live meeting and being able to place things onto the project schedule and see it real time. The ability to store things in your own desk top and then populate the project when the right information allows that particular item to become viable. The ease in which you can manipulate the system and move around is really convenient for jumping around. We have really taken advantage of the swim lanes and being able to separate items into their more natural events. Finally the people at Touchplan have all been excellent to work with. They have truly embraced being customer centric and their actions reinforce this each time we work with them. They are willing to listen and even develop their software to allow us to meet our needs.

Cons
Having to double click sometimes to update a task. Moving things around if dates change especially during definition. The one feature I would love if possible is to truly link items together. So that if something moves out you can easily see the overall impact (similar to a CPS in MS Project) would be a really nice feature to have.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Alyssa Perry

Excellent resource!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pull planning, replaces schedule software that is hard to manage, and is accessible anywhere at anytime. Not every one is tech savvy but I like the opportunity for training and customer service is available for changes and feedback

Pros
Easy to use, accessible to everyone on every device, provides a great way to pull plan versus using sticky notes

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Touchplan pricing

Starting from
$550/month
Pricing options
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Rates are based on the value and duration of a specific project with unlimited seats to get everyone involved.

Projects valued between $50M - $100M and lasting 12 - 18 months range from $15K - $30K.

Touchplan features

Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics

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Additional information for Touchplan

Key features of Touchplan

  • Real time communication
  • SSL encryption
  • Data backup
  • Milestone schedule
  • Task management
  • Tickets
  • Milestone schedule
  • Identify constraints & dependencies
  • Sequence planning
  • Project duration planning
  • Risk warnings
  • Gantt charts
  • Project tracking
  • Promise periods
  • Generate planning materials
  • Weekly work plans
  • Look ahead plans
  • Progress updates & tracking
  • Percent plan complete (PPC) reports
  • Variance reports
  • Authentication & security
  • User access control
  • Weekly progress reports
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Benefits

Touchplan is a real-time web app that helps maximize collaboration, and allows the team to work together from anywhere, anytime.

Coordinate precise workday and staffing details using Gantt charts, and translate them immediately to the entire plan.

Touchplan offers a simple way to implement the 'last planner' system across the organizations, as well as the 'look ahead' process for projects.

Warnings are issued to project members if any constraints and dependencies are identified, which may put any plans at risk.

Touchplan creates weekly progress reports and calculates metrics automatically to improve accuracy in planning.