Estimate your costs with a simple construction estimating software
Estimate your projects with more accuracy in less time with a simple-to-use construction estimating software. Compare estimates to what was actually spent. You can easily use historical data for better estimates and use of templates for different types of projects.
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One-click to analyze line-item costs on previous projects
You can use your preferred cost codes for coding your budget.
Easily search for similar jobs from your previous projects. Compare the line-item estimated costs and total costs to set estimates based on your previous projects.
Compare similar ongoing or ended portfolio projects for analyzing when estimating.
Quickly estimate idea stage buildings
Your previous project costs are organized by phase so it’s easy to check the site preparation costs, what’s the cost of foundation works, etc.
You can quickly estimate the total m2 cost of your previous building or instead find the unit cost for the roof.
Set rough estimates in hours instead of spending days reviewing files on filesharing platforms, and costs on accounting tools.
Analyze the accuracy of your construction estimations
Planyard helps you manage your whole construction process from estimating until approving the last invoice in one place.
The item and unit-level control help you analyze if the estimates were correct in the previous projects. So you can easily check if you estimated the materials correctly or did you set correct unit costs for items.
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.”
ACMA & CGMA, Director, Live Management Accounts Ltd
“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.”
Partner, TITN Development
“We save four working days each month per project manager. The biggest efficiency booster came from getting rid of duplicate data entry.”
Head of Construction, Kaamos Group
“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.”
Member Of The Board, Hausers
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.