Pantera Tools Integrated Plan Room Software


 

Pantera Tools Integrated Plan Room by Pantera Global Technology is a powerful, Web-based bid management tool utilized by general contractors, subcontractors, retailers, and suppliers. It is ideal for construction companies that desire a more streamlined method of managing their bid processes. It is conveniently accessible via both Mac and Windows platforms.

With the Integrated Plan Room system, contractors can avoid the risks and headaches of dealing with third-party providers. Instead, users operate on one single application to share files and send messages securely between team members. Subcontractors receive bid invitations from your company specifically, which simultaneously builds trust while boosting your corporate brand. 

Pricing is offered in four tiers, from a basic version to fully integrated, and is based on each contractor’s unique needs. It is a flat annual cost, and there are no setup fees. With the fully integrated version, GC’s can communicate directly with their subcontractors via the Sub-Mail feature. When subs wish to bid on a project, you get to determine if they meet your standards – simply accept, and their contact details are imported into your private address book, or request more information.

Pantera Tools is an end-to-end system that provides features like file sharing, collaborative messaging, and document management. We recommend this solution to all types of general contractors looking for a more efficient and user-friendly bid management system.

 

Pantera Tools Integrated Plan Room - Invitation to bid
 
  • Pantera Tools Integrated Plan Room - Invitation to bid
    Invitation to bid
  • Pantera Tools Integrated Plan Room - Bidding opportunities
    Bidding opportunities
  • Pantera Tools Integrated Plan Room - Report viewer
    Report viewer
  • Pantera Tools Integrated Plan Room - Revision notification
    Revision notification
  • Pantera Tools Integrated Plan Room - Projects
    Projects
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

9 Reviews of Pantera Tools Integrated Plan Room

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from Straub Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager

Pantera, great product

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Great product, help support team. We didn't have the best program before. This exceeded my expectations.

Likes Least

There isn't anything I don't like about the software.

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you can use their database, the functionality is great.

 
 

from Stout Building Contractors
Specialty: General contractor

Slow but eventually gets the job done

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I like the support we've received Kim and Susie have been great. I like the look of our plan room.

Likes Least

Our web based service is really slow. Our upload and download speeds are 24MBPS upload and 94MBPS download and it still takes several seconds to load each window. I don't like having to move between multiple windows to enter new contacts when progressing through a call list.

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Make sure that you have a really good internet connection and server.

 
 

from Tri-Quest Builders & Developers, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

Have only used the product for one job

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Very responsive, product is easy to use. We are just getting started with the program.

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Have not found anything yet as we are just getting started with it

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I might be able to answer this down the road after the system has been in place for a while

 
 

from P.J. Hoerr Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

If I were a software engineer, this is what I would have built.

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The best feature of this software is that, overall, it is quick and user-friendly. The rollover to this new software was very smooth. We can get into it and build a project, select subcontractors and suppliers, and send an invitation to bid in a matter of minutes. Subs and suppliers who want to be added to our bid list can fill out all of their own information. Because it is web-based, I can log onto it with any computer or device anywhere and send information out at anytime. We can also track if the sub or supplier bid the project and what their bid was. It is simple to upload plans, specs, and addenda.

Likes Least

We have had no complaints so far. This software is user-friendly and reliable. What more can you want?

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We looked into numerous options. So much of the software out there is built by software engineers who do not understand the estimating process. This software was obviously built by people who understand estimating and the construction industry.

 
 

from Heartland Retail Construction
Specialty: General contractor

An easy and effective way of communicating with our subcontractors

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They are very helpful in making our site as easy as possible on everyone. They are also very prompt at handling any issue that arises.

Likes Least

Honestly, the only thing I do not like is that it can only have one job up at one time in one browser. I work for a general contractor, and we are bidding multiple jobs at one time. So when going and updating information, it is a pain sometimes having to go out of one job and into another and back. I would like to be able to have at least two jobs open at one time.

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It's really just a great source to use! I would really recommend looking into this; it is very helpful.

 
 

from Reeve-Knight Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

Good product, needs some improvements for database management

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Customer support is excellent; our rep is very friendly and responsive. The newsfeed page is great for a quick glance to check project and database updates. Uploading plans and specs is quick and simple. The search features are intuitive and easy to use.

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I don't like the way the database is managed. We have essentially no control over who enters themselves into our database or what CSI Trades (Groups) they enter into their profile. I've had several subcontractors plug themselves into every CSI Trade in our database, and that's just not the way we want things done. There should be an approval process once a sub enters their information where we can check what they've done before they're automatically plugged in and receiving invites. For instance, many of our clients do not allow us to send their projects out to Public Plan rooms (Dodge, BidClerk, Builder's Exchanges, etc.), and we could easily be removed from a client's bid list for doing so. I have already had a few Builder's Exchanges enter themselves into every CSI trade in our database, and had it not been caught, they would have received invitations for some of these projects, and then downloaded and posted plans in their plan room. This could cause serious problems for us and needs to be rectified.

Also, I just sent the second reminder out to our team not to use the email address box in the Invitation to Bid page, because instead of just sending that person an invite or adding them to the selected vendors from the address book, it creates an entirely new profile in our database, which contains no information whatsoever, other than an email address. I've cleared out somewhere around 30+ such profiles.

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Take advantage of the customer service offered. They are quick to respond and very helpful.

  Response: Account Management Team, Pantera Global Technology

Date: February 2016

February 2016

 

Thank you Dan for the details on the address book and we have updated the updating/modifications of contacts. We also have contractors that put a ‘cap’ on the amount of trades subcontractors can associate with their details, that is IF you allow them to modify details in your database.

 
 

from Corval Group, Inc. / Corval Constructors, Inc.
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC

Pantera Plan Room - October 2014 Review

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Pantera has proven to be a great way to issue RFQs out to subs and easy access for them to obtain bid documents. This provides efficient and effective operation processes for quick turnaround bids. Pantera is also a great marketing/branding tool for Corval. When project notifications come through to the subcontractors, it shows it is coming directly from Corval and not a third-party company. They provide unlimited document storage. The ease of use, from setting up a project to sending out notifications and accessing project documents quickly by subcontractors, has saved our company both time and money.

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There's just not enough time to explore how other Pantera features could benefit our company!

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Pantera provided the most secure, cost-effective bid management system for our company when we conducted comparison shopping.

 
 

from Garrett & Associates General Contractors
Specialty: General contractor

Great Product!

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Our plan room is very user-friendly. The staff at Pantera have always been more than helpful and are quick to get the job done.

Likes Least

The address book can be a little frustrating at times, but it is not terrible over all.

Recommendations

Take your end user into consideration. Keep in mind how the end user will use this product but how you can also meet your business needs.

 
 

from Radix Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

EPIC!

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The customer support is amazing, and we couldn't even begin to imagine how amazing it was until we experienced it. The product is user-friendly and works great for both our estimating and construction management departments. Pantera is fully customizable to fit any need you have.

Likes Least

Concerning the vendor, I cannot pick an item that I like the least. For the product, we are experiencing a lot of bid invites that end up in our subcontractors' Junk email folder.

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Radix Construction, Inc. has experienced other programs that offer similar products and services, but there has not been one that we were satisfied with until we joined the Pantera family. I can't iterate enough how epic the customer service has been thus far. There is a lot to be said about having the support Pantera offers. Others say they will; Pantera does it!

 
 
 
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