PlanHub is a cloud-based construction management solution for general contractors and subcontractors. The solution allows contractors to post projects, send bid invites, share information with subcontractors and manage multiple team members. Key features include file sharing, activity tracking and bid management.
PlanHub enables users to view project locations, the total number of bids and current status of multiple projects. The built-in instant messaging feature lets users communicate with subcontractors and other employees in real time.
PlanHub’s activity tracking feature lets contractors see which users have viewed the project, downloaded files or submitted bids. Users can sort bids by pricing or trade. The solution also allows subcontractors to ask project-specific questions using built-in communication tools.
Services are available on a per month subscription basis. Support is available via live chat.
Brannon F. Specializzazione: Proprietà immobiliari Numero di dipendenti: 2-10 dipendenti
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.
I get to search for specific commercial jobs that our company is specifically interested in. 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.
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. For example, if you are interested in looking for a specific T-Mobile project. If you search Tmobile without the hyphen, the project will not show up. And vice versa; if the human being uploaded that T-mobile in the system and they did or didn't use the hyphen. Depending on how you search it, you won't find it. If you mispell a project, it will simply say it doesn't exist. So there needs to be an improvement to the software such that any version of the spelling you type in will show up.
Response: PlanHub 19/8/2019
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.
Tammy S. Specializzazione: Industria edilizia Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
I save time. In my industry time is a huge factor. I can create a new project in your system in less than 5 minutes. If ever I have a question or issue I call the customer service rep and she walks me through. I appreciate the amount of subs that use it and sends me quotes through the site.
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
Only one thing I wish you could provide that is a report of subcontractors for my area with email addresses
Joseph T. Specializzazione: Industria edilizia Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
I really like the user friendly aspect of it, great customer support team, happy customer have used them for years.
They dont have a on-screen take-off module with it
Dennis N. Specializzazione: Industria edilizia Numero di dipendenti: 51-200 dipendenti
At the start it was helpful, As I continue to use it project after project I find the same bidders now know who I am as a serious player in the construction market bid to me directly. Many times I have an empty division where no one sent in a bid and Plan Hub Magicly sends me what I need with out having to call around for it.
Aa an estimator, Plan Hub gives me access to added subs i would normally have access to. My database of subcontractors has improved 10 fold
I Have no negative opinion. I did a trial comparing Plan Hub And Blue Books New Service and Plan Hub Delivers 50% More responses IE: (BIDS) On Average I get 45 good qualified bids in addition to the bids I get from my database of existing subcontractors.
Ruth T. Specializzazione: Industria edilizia Numero di dipendenti: 51-200 dipendenti
We are able to reach so many more subcontractors that are interested and actively participating in our projects. This has improved our ability to be extremely competitive while enabling us to forge new and lasting relationships with subcontractors.
The ease of selecting the trades and scope of work required for the project type selected.
The enormous amount of subs that can be reached or that can see a posted project.
The formal bid invite that is sent via Plan Hub is professional too.
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.