eSUB Subcontractor Software


 

eSUB is a mobile application and cloud-based project management solution that helps commercial subcontractors across various trades to manage day-to-day operations. eSUB offers tools to connect field workers with office managers and assists them with initiating and managing project documentations. eSUB eliminates manual processes of tracking projects and automates labor tracking and communication.

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. The solution is used by various contractors such as electrical, mechanical, specialty, HVAC and plumbing contractors.

 

eSUB - Project management
 
  • eSUB - Project management
    Project management
  • eSUB - Mobile accessibility
    Mobile accessibility
  • eSUB - iPad support
    iPad support
  • eSUB - Milestone tracking
    Milestone tracking
  • eSUB - Time management
    Time management
  • eSUB - View construction plans
    View construction plans
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Marci from Corona Steel, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

eSub is very easy to use and has just about everything that you could want in a software product

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The customer service/ support is amazing. Overall everything you might want in a system is already there. The few things needed to customize it for your company can usually get done. Our foremen, who may not have much computer experience out in the field, have easily gotten accustomed to it as well.

Pros

The ease of use- even for computer illiterate people. There is not much more that you could ask for especially for subcontractors. Most of the software out there is for general contractors.

Cons

We do some things differently and have had to wait a little while to get a few things changed to our way of doing them.

 
 

Bo from Pentek
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Amazing software, works perfectly for our construction industry!

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Value for Money

Pros

Software really works well for busy companies needing to track data. It has many functions that allow you to coordinate with subs, gcs and owners and track change orders

Cons

The learning curb for this takes about 2 weeks, the data entry is a bit dazzling, but I think any software like this would require the same.

 
 

Albin from James F. Volpe Electrical Contracting Corp.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

I use this tool daily. Very convenient and easy.

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Value for Money

Pros

You can access it form everywhere and all the time. Very easy to generate reports and keep tracking all the data.

Cons

Is like you have all in your pocket. All the documents you can upload and have easy access. Easy to track milestones.

 
 

Al from Select Construction Company Inc.
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Intresting Product for Subcontractors

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eSUB is an interesting product for sub-contractors. It overall works very well but it has lots of controls that many sub-contractors who have not used construction management software may not like. I personally think that the controls are fantastic but some people find them a waste of time and tedous.

Pros

Great controls, tracks emails effectively, strong field app.

Cons

Lacks flexibility.

 
 

Jose from R.P Interiors, Ltd
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Many features, Very Organized

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I used eSub as a project engineer on many projects and found that keeping track of change orders was very useful. The program helped remind me if I hadn't submitted a change order and also notified me once the owner received and signed the change order. It's also very helpful in the sense that you can submit RFIs and it helps organize responses within the same RFI.

Pros

A complete project management tool. From the 1st question to the final change order.

Cons

It's a bit pricey but well worth the money if used for a medium to large company.

Advice to Others

When purchasing make sure to know how many employees you will have using the program. I believe there is a "per user" cost.

 
 

Greg from Cel
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great product for our electrical company

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I'm a project supervisor for an industrial electrical company. I work on the road 2 weeks at a time. My project manager manages from the office. ESub has helped us communicate RFI's, track hours, seperate quoted work vs 'extras'. We have no issues with it

Pros

Automatic timecard populating

Cons

Downloaded the app but haven't been able to get it to work on my phone which would be handy because I don't always have WiFi for my laptop in the field

 
 

Erin from J&R Tile, Inc.
Specialty: Finishing contractor

September 2016

September 2016

A must for a finish trade!

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Likes Best

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 .

Recommendations

See if there is a Geotimestamp on the photograph evidence

 
 

Nikmal from Entire Builders Engineering (eBe)
Specialty: General contractor

September 2016

September 2016

eBe Loves eSUB

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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.

 
 

Dana from Giant PowerComm
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

January 2016

January 2016

Great Product- Easy To Use- Easy To Integrate

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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.

 
 

Tomas from C.P. Construction Co., Inc.
Specialty: Utility contractor

July 2015

July 2015

Great Product Overall

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Likes Best

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.

Recommendations

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

 
 

Jose from EJSmith
Specialty: Concrete

July 2015

July 2015

So much easier then having to deal with paperwork

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Likes Best

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

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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

 
 

William from Action, Inc.
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC

July 2015

July 2015

Good Job!!!

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Likes Best

Excellent way to make Job info available within the company.

Likes Least

Entering contacts into each job is cumbersome and time consuming.

Recommendations

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

 
 

Russell from C. P. Construction Company, Inc.
Specialty: Utility contractor

July 2015

July 2015

The right amount of bells and whistles

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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

 
 

Roberto from First Fire Systems
Specialty: Design/build firm

July 2015

July 2015

Esub review

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Likes Best

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

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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

 
 

Matt from Smith & Sons Electric, Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

July 2015

July 2015

eSub Review

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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

 
 

Justin from Atlas Electrical Construction Inc
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

July 2015

July 2015

We use it almost exclusively for project management

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

The cloud access to everything in real time.

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

Sign up as soon as you can.

 
 

Paul from Jetstream Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor

July 2015

July 2015

Project Management Solutions

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Likes Best

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

Likes Least

Not being able to import contact straight from my outlook.

Recommendations

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

 
 

Rob from Fire Tech Systems, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor

July 2015

July 2015

eSUB review - one year

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Likes Best

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

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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.

 
 

Fernando from MKB Construction
Specialty: Construction manager

July 2015

July 2015

Fair experience

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Likes Best

The ability to export to Microsoft excel.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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

 
 

Dan from All Panel Systems, LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor

July 2015

July 2015

Medium Sized Subcontractor using esub

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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.

 
 
 
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Neal from Adams Masonry
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Helped get our project management team more organized and start projects better prepared.

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Tracking and organization of different documents required for each project.

Pros

The creation and tracking of submittals, RFIs, and change orders has been a game changer in how organized we are from the start of projects to the close out. It allows all our project management team to see what has been done to date on a project from anywhere without having to carry a large project notebook with them. The recent API integration with Plangrid has made RFI creation easier and more professional looking.

Cons

Branding consistency. The forms and letters it outputs are branded with our logo but it would be great to be able to input a signature into the emails that it sends out from the system.

Source: Capterra
 

Ajay from Malfar Mechanical Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

I am using eSUB on daily basis. Very user friendly software.

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Pros

I use this software on daily basis. eSUB have changed our project management activities so much. We are now more organized and well structured, all thanks to eSUB.

Cons

The templates if can be redesign as per client's requests. We made some suggestions but still not been considered.

Source: Capterra
 

Beth from Bell & Blaire LLC

February 2016

February 2016

It is easy to use and navigate and is good for any start-up/ small company.

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I really enjoy the submittal logs and how submittals are set up & sent. I also like the option/ space to upload needed documents to the specific project and then you can upload general documents to the company space.
Also really like the letters, i.e. requests for CAD drawings. Those are really nice and come in handy.
The one con we have is the Pay App function, that doesn't seem to give as much detail as our customers would like. So we didn't really use any of the accounting functions.

Source: Capterra
 

Hogan from Reinforced Structures, Inc.

July 2015

July 2015

eSub delivers a quality product that is easy to use and meets all of our needs.

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eSub provides a great cloud-based solution that meets all of our project management and project tracking needs. As a subcontractor, it was nice to finally find a software solution that is tailored to the needs of subs and our work flow. It is easy to use and it has been easily adopted by all of our users, both in the office and in the field. I find that it covers all of the processes of a subcontracting workflow simply, but it is not simplistic. It is a sophisticated piece of software that has increased our internal efficiency and our external "appearance" to our clients.

The only small complaint I've had so far with this software is the inability to share some common project submittal information between old and new projects, but this would be a great extra, not a deal killer at all. We have been very happy with eSub's continued enhancements and their technical support staff is very helpful and very easy to get a hold of. I'd rate their support team among the best that I've encountered over the years.

If you are a subcontracting firm looking for project management/project tracking software, eSub provides a great solution and is a great value for the price. I'd highly recommend it.

Source: Capterra
 

Gustavo from Reinforced Structures, Inc.

July 2015

July 2015

Great Tool - Still Room for Improvement

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Pay Application Module needs some work. Perhaps an integration of AIA documentation (workable spreadsheet).

Source: Capterra
 

Lorraine from Heating & Plumbing Engineers, Inc.

July 2015

July 2015

I find the software easy to use and easy to teach others how to use.

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Customer service has been helpful. Some fixes are able to be done quickly and others take time. Patience and a good explanation of our needs aid in both sides working together. Follow up emails are very important to us.

Only con I've seen is the site does have some difficulty pulling up drawings as it takes longer than another software.

Source: Capterra
 

Kenneth from Florida Engineered Glass Corp.

July 2015

July 2015

Great Software!!! Definately tailored for subcontractors of all types.

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Keeps my team informed and updated at all times. Use it for time & material tracking. works great with the change order and submittal process. We use a lot to communicate with our clients and the system keeps everything as records. best thing really is that tech support is always available and ready to help. Love the system so far!!!

Source: Capterra
 

Reginald from Taylor Electric Company

July 2015

July 2015

Software is user frendly, we were able to get up and going in just a few days.

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eSub is a genuine project management tool keeps our field employees updated when changes occur; and allows our managers insight on what is happening on the project without having to physically be on site every day.

Source: Capterra
 

Maria from Commercial Painting Co.

July 2015

July 2015

E-Sub its easy, reliable and helpful for everyone in our company.

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We are a drywall and painting subcontractor and E-Sub have help us so much. No document gets lost anymore! Thank you e-sub

Source: Capterra
 

Ball from Premier Commercial Interiors

July 2015

July 2015

Great well rounded software

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eSub is the best software that I have found to organize a projects documents, events, costs and time. It makes it very easy to look back at a project's history, find old information, and run reports. The interface needs a little work to be more streamlined but I have noticed changes being made over time for the better.

Source: Capterra
 

Brenda from Lake City Glass, Incl

July 2015

July 2015

It has been a good experience and helpful in keeping track of our work.

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The pros are having the ability to track work on a daily basis, and being able to link documents to everything., such as submittals, change orders, etc.

The cons are some of the reports are hard to read, and the time card system is not user friendly and can be time consuming.

Source: Capterra
 

Joe from Windsor Woodworking

July 2015

July 2015

Great program. Very intuitive.

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Pros - ease of use, fast and efficient
Cons - sometimes difficult for the receiver of the e-mail to open attachments

Source: Capterra
 

John from Trident Control

July 2015

July 2015

Great Customer Service!!!!

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Great Software

Pros
Very Intuitive
Purchase Orders
Submittals
Contact library
Material Database
Pre made Templates

Cons
It is a little hard to get things changed if they don't work the way you want.

There are allot of things that you do not have the delete function for, like when you make a mistake. (you have to void it instead)

Source: Capterra
 

TJ from Flex Electric

July 2015

July 2015

Over a year using the software for its project manangement capabilities

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- Pros - all information in once place, easily accessible from anywhere, quick communication between office and job site

- Cons - No place to input an Allowance on Job, limited capabilities for notifications of an individual line items in a Purchase Order

Source: Capterra
 

Valerie from Eastern Industrial Services

July 2015

July 2015

Payroll reporting made easier

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Using esub has made payroll reporting and tracking a lot easier
less mistakes are made

Source: Capterra
 

Chris from M3 Contracting

July 2015

July 2015

Happy esub customer

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Since getting esub nearly two years ago, we have grown quite a bit. It helped us to get better organized and to be better informed from the job site to the office.

Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from CG Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

July 2015

July 2015

Very easy to use , Provides all information required in one location,

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The learning curve is short, works as expected, Daily reports, Scheduling of resources, are just a few to mention. it allowed us to get rid of Binders and everyone who has permission can get the information required.

Customer service is quick to help with any questions including best practice tips.

Cons - Price

Source: Capterra
 

Kameron from WBE Steel Services

July 2015

July 2015

This software is perfect for a subcontractor. Helps keep projects organized.

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Really like the simplicity of the software. Easy to set up and organize you project documentation. I really like the daily reports and using notes for documenting field issues. A couple things that I don't like is files that are uploaded can take time to find. It could be because I don't use it enough but project financial information can be hard to make sure

Source: Capterra
 

Douglas from Lee Company

July 2015

July 2015

Daily Use in my work

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Easy for the field to use as a time management tool.
Keeps accurate information for submittals and RFIs.
Reporting is great.
Needs a better drawing management piece (PlanGrid would be a good addition.)
We are not using it for billing.

Source: Capterra
 

Jean Pierre from ML Schmitt Electric

July 2015

July 2015

Software with great ideas and potential but lacking in ease of use and customization opportunity

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As a project manager, the platform is a perfect way to keep track of vital project info and store information. If customization was easier to achieve the platform could become much more user friendly and less likely to cause the payroll headaches that have resulted at my company via remote time card entry.

Source: Capterra