eSUB Subcontractor Software


 

eSUB is a mobile application and cloud-based project management system that helps commercial subcontractors of all trades. eSUB assists construction subcontractors with initiating and managing project documentation to general contractor. eSUB eliminates manual processes for tracking projects and automates labor tracking and communication.

eSUB has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the National Electrical Contractor Association's Showstopper Award and Constructech Magazine's "Hottest Companies."

eSUB creates paperless projects with one central storage for project information, photos, drawings, PDFs and any other documents that all team members access in real time. Logging in through a secure internet portal, eSUB’s project management module allows subcontractors to create, log, and track important documents like requests for information (RFIs), change orders, and more. eSUB’s timecard module tracks subcontractors’ labor hours and costs, which can be sent from the field to accounting software.

All information can be accessed at any time from any location on any mobile device.

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

35 Reviews of eSUB

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from J&R Tile, Inc.
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

A must for a finish trade!

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The support is outstanding in the ease-of-use and training to the men in the field takes no time at all. The cloud-based use of purchase orders project management correspondence etc. has mainstreamed our business or we will never be looking for products or events again .

Likes Least

The quality on the field note photographs are sometimes skewed or stretched, we like to use them for social media so if this could ever be fixed that would be helpful .

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See if there is a Geotimestamp on the photograph evidence

 

from Entire Builders Engineering (eBe)
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

eBe Loves eSUB

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The best thing with eSUB is their Professional feedback, responsiveness, Cooperation in Updating Required Formats according to your project requirements and gives access to your projects tracking and information anywhere in real time.

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Nothing to say, they are very cooperative they will work with you.

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I would say communicate with their support, check how responsive and helpful they are, request for a demo, schedule a online training, ask as many question as you have and see how effective their feedback is then select their software and start using it with your team and ask for developing the interface based on your requirement.
I believe your will find eSUB team efficient and productive to your company.

 

from Giant PowerComm
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Great Product- Easy To Use- Easy To Integrate

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What I love most is that I no longer have to chase after guys in the field for daily reports etc. They love the voice dictation, that alone has made reporting for them way easier than manually filling out the daily at the end of a long day.
All of our users love it.

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I found the time keeping portion a little confusing at first, but I've got the hang of it now.

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I believe the software makes our office more efficient because everything is in one place, accessible from anywhere, so many things can be done on the fly in the field, meaning we are capturing a lot of information right when it happens or is needed, without always having to be in the office. Job costing is more comprehensive. Time keeping is easier.

 

from C.P. Construction Co., Inc.
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Great Product Overall

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Easy to update and review Daily Reports.

The app is a nice update to the product. I really enjoy the fact of having the contacts easily accessible without having to save all to my phone contact list.

Likes Least

File Structure layout. Needs a little work on the short cuts to documents.

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Take your time and learn the in/out's of this program.

 

from EJSmith
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

So much easier then having to deal with paperwork

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It allows me to automatically update my information needed to perform my job more effectively.

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I do not like it automatically selecting my employees while entering payroll using my iPhone 6

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if a mistake is made while doing payroll I would like to have the option to correct it before it automatically saves and sends me to the primary screen

 

from Action, Inc.
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Good Job!!!

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Excellent way to make Job info available within the company.

Likes Least

Entering contacts into each job is cumbersome and time consuming.

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None. I have no recommendations for others. They just need to try it.

 

from C. P. Construction Company, Inc.
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

The right amount of bells and whistles

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It is definitely more tailored to specialty contractors. Other products had way to many options and huge on-boarding work. It is user friendly enough not to scare some of the technophobes.

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It needs more default options. On some repetitive tasks like purchase orders you have to enter fields from a drop down that never or rarely change.

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Great for a company that needs to ease into the digital world.

 

from First Fire Systems
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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Responsive to solutions, ease access to information on tablet and phone.

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Lag time connections over the internet. Reports need to improve.

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Study the online videos, they are helpful and ease to understand.

 

from Smith & Sons Electric, Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

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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.

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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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I would run and complete a project before implementing it company wide.

 

from Atlas Electrical Construction Inc
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

We use it almost exclusively for project management

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The cloud access to everything in real time.

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I don't like that you cannot delete a submittal only void it.

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Sign up as soon as you can.

 

from Jetstream Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

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I really enjoy the document control and flexibility that it offers.

Likes Least

Not being able to import contact straight from my outlook.

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possibly have a trial period or project trial period with limited access.

 

from Fire Tech Systems, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

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Using eSUB has streamlined several of our daily tasks and cut down the timeframe to do those.

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Little things - some bugs in custom documents we have had made.
Also some of the documents we would use regularly are not that easily edited and saved without some sort of "copy and paste".
The drawings and submittals portions seem somewhat complicated - seems like that could be simplified.
We have had some trouble with getting emails named correctly so they go straight to the specific project correspondence inboxes instead of the unresolved emails. If there were more editing options with emails that would be nice. We are still trying to find the best way to have emails organized.

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Use it early and often. Get into it right away and develop some in-house practices for what and how things get organized within eSUB.

 

from MKB Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Fair experience

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The ability to export to Microsoft excel.

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On every update some changes that makes it a little more tedious, for example the cost code drop menu got smaller in the purchase order form and time entry form. the P/O log needs to show the description of the item for easy view and search.

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the program should be more user friendly. Like easier way to update hours in your budget when adding change orders and run custom reports.

 

from All Panel Systems, LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Medium Sized Subcontractor using esub

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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.

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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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One thing to look at is the size of the company and the volume. If the size is too large, you can easily find that the system becomes too cluttered, especially on frequently used logs and modules. If they aren't kept up to date you can lose track of everything, rendering the logs available useless. If you are going to get the system, you need to buy into it and keep everything up to date to keep the logs current so you can know exactly where you are at with your projects.

 

from Lee Company
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

eSUB Consolidates Tasks Effectively

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The biggest pro to the eSUB software is their interlinked system between daily reports, time cards, and project labor tracking. It is simple enough for the new computer/iPad users in the industry to pick up quickly and realize the wealth of information that can be used from the program.


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There are some issues with the flow of the dashboard/ interface, but over all it is ok.

Rather than pages for lists/ logs, I think a "scrollable" page would be faster and more streamlined.

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It will save you time and money in the long run with integrating multiple tasks into one function.

 

from Corona Steel, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

eSub for Corona Steel

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eSub is very user friendly and really geared to subcontractors rather than General contractors

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It is hard to customize some of the things the way we'd like to, and you can't upload an excel file, for example and update it inside eSub.

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Go through the demo. Compare it to the others- especially if you are a subcontractor

 

from Lee Company
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

It has been difficult to navigate.

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It tracks the labor from daily reports well. The change order portion is nice also.

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The way to add people to project. You can be into making a RFI or submittal and then you realize a person is not in the distribution list and you have to back out and go somewhere to add them. There needs to be a way to add a recipient in process.

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Try to navigate through everything you find valuable to see how it works for you.

 

from F. L. Crane and Sons, Inc.
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Our company is just starting to use it but it looks promising.

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I like all of the pre-written responses that I can send out to contractors and others when there are issues with the job. This saves time and also fixes the chances of miscommunications.

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I wish the product synced with our estimating software better. We are currently working with eSUB to solve some of these problems, so hopefully it will improve and make it even easier to work with.

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I would say that it is important to use the software for a couple of different jobs so that you can see what all areas work well with your type of work and which areas could use some improvement. Sometimes you do not ever think of a feature until the time comes that you have to do something and then wish that there was an easier way of doing it.

 

from F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Easy to Use, Keeps all job info/documents in one place

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I received sufficient training without hassle. I like that eSub keeps all important info and docs in one place.

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I dont like the way our whole company's contacts show up in the contact log.

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Make sure you get everything set up for your company before you give users access. It will eliminate a lot of confusion.

 

from FL Crane & Sons
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

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I like that it is web-based and that I can log in remotely.

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It's not configured for the larger, multi office subcontractor. We have a over abundance of information to siphon through to find the contacts for our office.

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Buy in is very important. I also think it is important to seek the opinions of other companies.

 
 
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