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.
What is Procore?
Procore is a US construction project management software with many different modules.
The software covers preconstruction, project management, resources management, and financial management.
A Bit More Context
Procore has been building out its software since 2003. This makes it a double-edged sword.
On the one hand, it’s very comprehensive. It covers a lot of different functions through different models. Which means you can unify processes more.
On the other hand, companies tend to move upmarket as they mature. Their solutions get way more complex and the pricing goes higher and higher. Procore is like Salesforce in that sense – it’s used by the biggest companies in the world but they are all paying through their nose.
Because Procore is a software in development for almost 20 years, it means it probably contains a lot of legacy technology. Things that were built 10 years ago look outdated now in software.
What is Planyard?
Planyard is a cloud-based budget and subcontractor management software for main contractors.
You can manage budgets without Excel and back-and-forth emails – your subcontractors will do the work for you.
Procore vs Planyard pricing
The pricing for Procore is relatively fixed, requiring you to pay large sums ahead of making sure that the platform is right for you. The same issue arises if you are a smaller company or have projects of varying sizes. The one-size-fits-all approach is not applicable to everyone. That is why the pricing for Planyard depends on the functionality that you need.
|Preconstruction||Financial management||Accounting integrations||Pricing|
prequalification and bid management modules
project financials and invoice management modules
Different custom connectors
|549 USD per month|
(with an annual contract and max 3mln in annual revenue)
bid management, historical prices and subcontractor management
budget management and job costing with pay applications, invoicing and profitability forecasts
Xero, QuickBooks, Directo, and many others. You can assign accounting accounts in Planyard to reduce work for the accountant
|Has a free plan, paid plans start at 20 EUR per project per month|
Free 14-day full-featured trial. Full access. No credit card required.
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.”
“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