Still using Excel for budget management?
There’s a better way.
Spreadsheets are not the best way for managing job costs
- It’s too easy to make mistakes;
- You can’t see behind the numbers;
- It’s hard to standardize and ensure compliance;
- There’s no real-time overview of profitability forecasts;
- It means duplicate work for PMs and accountants.
Planyard saves time and nerves
Follow your budget in real time and take immediate action when errors occur. Job costs are organized, and fully searchable and accessible for forecasting, project management and more.
Organize jobs into hierarchical categories
You can organize the line-items in the budget into as many categories as you need. This lets you track job costs both on the category and line-item level.
You can add line-items to Planyard manually or upload them via spreadsheet after estimating has been done.
Organize expenses on the go
Planyard lets you process your expenses via mobile right when they occur. Simply take a photo of a paper receipt or forward your PDF invoice just as you would share files on Facebook. You no longer need to collect paper expenses or mark emails with invoices as “unread”.
We also integrate with Microsoft Outlook, Gmail and other web email solutions, so, you can send invoices to Planyard straight from your inbox.
Approve invoices and progress reports with confidence
Assign progress reports and invoices to be reviewed by relevant stakeholders right after they get sent to Planyard by subcontractors.
When a review process is started, an email with links to Planyard are sent out to participants. They will then see all the documents that need approval together with the details.
All documents can be commented on – these notes get stored next to the files simplifying the whole approval process.
No more back and forth emails and nothing gets lost in communication.
Planyard in 2 minutes
Know whether a project makes a profit or not before it finishes
Save 3-5 days per month per project manager
Standardize the processes and ensure compliance
Detect estimating and design errors
Get rid of manual calculations and copy-paste
Don’t let things fall through the cracks
Built for project managers.
You don’t have to spend weeks learning it. It works the way project managers actually work.
- Estimate, track and forecast your budget.
- Collect bids, progress reports, change orders and invoices from subcontractors.
- Keep everything interlinked.
- Follow your project profitability in real time.
- Keep accounting automatically in sync.
Works for the management.
Standardize your cost management processes and ensure compliance across the company.
- Get a real-time overview of your entire project portfolio.
- Keep all the data in one tightly integrated system.
- Forecast profitability and cash flow.
Planyard integrates with your existing tools
Work from anywhere with our mobile apps
First class support during and after implementation
Dedicated account manager
Email and chat support
Support center with how-to artiles and videos
Easily prepare and send bid requests to subcontractors. Quickly evaluate RFQs next to each other, request bids adjustment via multi-round bidding, and convert the winning bid to a contract with one click.
Full overview of all the transactions related to your budget. Drill down to job phase or line-item level to see whether you are on track to profitability.
Contract and change order management
Link contracts with the budget, pay applications and invoices. Manage change orders as part of contracts.
Collect progress reports from subcontractors. Avoid errors through automatic interlinking of progress with previously done work and the budget. Approve them with one click.
Stay on top of your project invoices without creating folders, printing papers or sending back and forth emails.
Let subcontractors invoice you after you’ve approved their progress reports. Connect invoices automatically to the right job and project.
Send subcontractor progress reports for a round of additional approvals within your team.
Stay on top of your project costs and profitability forecasts in real time at every stage of the project.
Cash flow control
Track your projects’ month-over-month cash flow and take immediate action when you see that the monthly approved expenses are about to exceed the income for a given project.
Our customers about us
“I wanted to escape the spreadsheets, escape the manual data entry, and look for ways to stay on top of the budget numbers. It’s challenging within a development company to keep on top of your numbers.
So I came across Planyard in a search to improve the budget management processes and, to make my own life easier.
Planyard does that, and it takes your project budget and puts it very clearly on screen for you so you have a live real-time picture of where your project budget is at any given point.”
Manager, Higgihaus Developments
“I have been working on cloud accounting tools like Xero and Quickbooks which are excellent, but they don’t have a specific construction-based costing tool.
Construction companies rely on expensive quantity surveyors and project managers to do a lot of data input on packages such as Excel which takes them away from focusing on value-added activities and driving the profit growth.
When I came across Planyard, I was relieved that there was finally a solution to this problem. Quotes, subcontract orders, purchase orders, invoices, progress bills, etc are put on the system and it’s linked directly to the budget, CVRs, subcontractors, and the suppliers. This is making people’s lives a lot easier. Data is at hand, it’s automated and it gets everyone away from the out-dated requirement to fill out spreadsheets.”
“We wanted to know before a project finished whether we were going to make a profit or not. Planyard has allowed us to do that. We can see exactly which jobs are profitable and which ones are not, so that we can make changes on the go.”
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A selection of projects built using Planyard
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Google Cloud Compute corresponds to the highest security standards. Your data is hosted physically in Google’s European servers.
We back up your data regularly. This means that if someone in your company accidentally deleted something big, you can restore it.
Two-step verification (password + a second factor such as a phone confirmation) reduces the risk of someone gaining access to your data.
Access rights control
Access can be limited on a company and project level. Not everyone needs to see everything.
You can always take your data with you. Whether this is for additional analysis or moving to a new tool.
Just upload the budget of your starting project and stay organised
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* Upload your budget and get organized
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* No lengthy training or implementation required
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