Construction job costing by job category

Real-time construction cost tracking software

Construction cost tracking software that does all the heavy lifting. You can track expenses against the budget on the line item level and see which jobs are not profitable.

You can break down your construction budget to any detail that you would like to. This is because Planyard supports any budget structure that you need.

Free 14-day full-featured trial. Full access. No credit card required.

Budget management view

Automatic up to date forecasts

Everything from estimations through contracts, change orders, progress reports, and invoices are managed in one place and can be tracked from your budget.

Since all of the data is in the same platform, you can come back to the data later and see where you went over. You can see exactly what the costs are composed of.

Budget article level control

Profit/loss on a job level

Large projects take time to complete. Due to the duration, the prices can easily change. And because of that, profitability can as well.

As time progresses you can see by phase (i.e. by category) where you met your planned budget and how much profit you’ve made. You can also track costs on a single job level to see exactly which invoice caused you to be unprofitable.

Know on the line-item unit and quantity level how much was estimated and what was the real-life outcome. This will answer the question of whether the estimator gave poor cost estimates or did the designer provide poor material estimates.

Updated project budget

Keep track of all construction costs

Since you have the contract way before the costs even start to come in, you can forecast your future expenses. You can also compare the invoices to what the contract volume is and how much has already been paid to the subcontractor.

This means that you can easily see before you exceed your contracts and the budget.

Get your construction cost tracking under control with an easy to use web-based construction cost tracking software. Free to try for 14 days.

Our customers about us

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Intra Interieur

“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.”

Ian Holford

Manager, Higgihaus Developments

Bristol, UK

“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.”

Paul Howarth

ACMA & CGMA, Director, Live Management Accounts Ltd

Manchester, UK

“I would say that Planyard is a great way to easily and conveniently track your job costs in one place. It keeps track of all of the documents and the numbers in one place.

If there’s some problem with the budget, it just tells you what you need to fix and you’ll be fine. It really just kind of thinks a step ahead for you.”

Jordan Cohen

Partner, TITN Development

Florida, US

“We save four working days each month per project manager. The biggest efficiency booster came from getting rid of duplicate data entry.”

Marek Korbelainen

Head of Construction, Kaamos Group

Tallinn, Estonia

“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.”

Tomy Saaron

Member Of The Board, Hausers

Tallinn, Estonia

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.