Groundplan

Cloud-based construction takeoff software to estimate plans

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Groundplan Overview

What is Groundplan?

Groundplan software is a construction estimation software that helps companies in document storage and project management. The tool is used by various trades including electrical, plumbing, fire, HVAC, roofing, and landscaping works. The application enables estimators to collaborate in real-time with other workers while working on estimation plans. The software can be accessed on any internet-enabled device using web browsers.

Groundplan is used in electrical contracting to count LED downlights and measure cable runs to improve estimating processes. The application is also used in plumbing projects of hospitals, schools, office buildings, retail, and residential buildings to measure pipe fittings as well as provide a bill of quantities. Groundplan allows users to manage projects by entering important dates and deadlines in a calendar. The calendar automatically syncs with Outlook and Google calendars in real-time to provide a consolidated view of meetings, appointments, and timelines.

Groundplan offers project and takeoff templates that let users keep formulas and assign symbols for easy estimation on a regular basis. The tool also allows construction estimators to revise an existing plan and upload a new plan without switching between the screens. All project documents and plans can be downloaded and shared with end-clients.

Additional features offered by Groundplan include estimate worksheets, formula management, items counting, length measurement, and to-do lists. The application offers a full-feature free trial for fourteen days.

Groundplan Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$69,00

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

• $69/month/licence (Billed monthly)
• $690/year/licence (Billed annually)


Groundplan Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

Quick easy counting and measuring
Design and Construct tools for adding your own symbols
No set up required
Price individual materials and labour
The tool enables users to apply a multiplier while estimating multi-level plans
Groundplan video Groundplan screenshot: Quick easy counting and measuring Groundplan screenshot: Design and Construct tools for adding your own symbols Groundplan screenshot: No set up required Groundplan screenshot: Price individual materials and labour Groundplan screenshot: The tool enables users to apply a multiplier while estimating multi-level plans

Groundplan Reviews

Groundplan Reviews

Overall rating
5
/
5
Excellent
16

Very good
0

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,9
Features
4,9
Ease of Use
4,9
Customer Support
5
100% recommended this app
Ashley C.

Great cloud-based drawing software

We've been using Groundplan since not long after it was first released to the market. It's a great product and well priced for the functionality it provides. We get very good assistance from their support team as well and they have always been open to developing the product further based on user feedback. It's also easy to use, with our team picking up the software and running with it very quickly. It's been a welcome asset to our business, improving efficiencies and producing great quality, take-offs, plans, and drawings.


Jesse B.

Groundplan is a must have...

Extremely happy I have tried other estimating software over the past 15 years and nothing has come close.


Geoff H.

Groundplan Review

Being an electrical contracting company, counting symbols off a plan can be tiring on the eyes as well as problematic if you miss something you did not see.

Using Groundplan has saved me printing off paper plans and hoping I can see all the symbols. Being able to zoom right into the plan and see everything has been a blessing on my eyes. No more need for the magnifying glass!

If your a Simpro user, Groundplan is a must as all your pre-builds are synced with Groundplan, so no double entry.


Jeremy B.

Picking up the dollars and cents

Love the system. For me it’s saved a lot of phone calls and time on the project management side of the business.


Richard B.

Rating only

Reviewed on 2018/10/04
Review Source: GetApp
Ashley C.
Industry: Executive Office
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Great cloud-based drawing software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/09/27
Review Source: Capterra

We've been using Groundplan since not long after it was first released to the market. It's a great product and well priced for the functionality it provides. We get very good assistance from their support team as well and they have always been open to developing the product further based on user feedback. It's also easy to use, with our team picking up the software and running with it very quickly. It's been a welcome asset to our business, improving efficiencies and producing great quality, take-offs, plans, and drawings.

Pros

Ease of use. Flexible. Ability to integrate to our other business system. Well priced, with concurrent licencing model available.

Cons

Nothing, it's a great tool

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jesse B.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Groundplan is a must have...

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/26
Review Source: Capterra

Extremely happy I have tried other estimating software over the past 15 years and nothing has come close.

Pros

Groundplan saves me hours each and every day now that I have my template set up and understand how the program works it honestly saves me hours each and every plan I look at.

Cons

There are not too many features that don’t work beautifully and now that it is integrated with xero it is going to make my life even easier as it will spit out a quote once I have time to takeoff

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Geoff H.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Groundplan Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/09/20
Review Source: Capterra

Being an electrical contracting company, counting symbols off a plan can be tiring on the eyes as well as problematic if you miss something you did not see.

Using Groundplan has saved me printing off paper plans and hoping I can see all the symbols. Being able to zoom right into the plan and see everything has been a blessing on my eyes. No more need for the magnifying glass!

If your a Simpro user, Groundplan is a must as all your pre-builds are synced with Groundplan, so no double entry.

Pros

Sync's directly with Simpro
Can zoom into drawings and see everything
Scale the drawings, and do take-offs for cable, tray and conduits
Easily outsource the take-off and see what has been allowed for and if anything is missing

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jeremy B.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Picking up the dollars and cents

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/08/26
Review Source: Capterra

Love the system. For me it’s saved a lot of phone calls and time on the project management side of the business.

Pros

This product, I think is essential for the quoting and documentation side of our business. It has shown us how much we were actually missing when we were previously quoting jobs. It also allows us to document on the go for the project managers, and helps them to accurately run the jobs.

Cons

I would like to be able to customise the symbols but being there is so many to choose from, it’s not a big deal.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
10/10
Based on 16 user ratings
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Groundplan Pricing

Groundplan Pricing

Starting from
US$69,00
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

• $69/month/licence (Billed monthly)
• $690/year/licence (Billed annually)

• $69/month/licence (Billed monthly)
• $690/year/licence (Billed annually)

Value for Money
4,9/5
Based on 16 user ratings
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Groundplan Features

Groundplan Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,9/5
Based on 16 user ratings
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Additional information for Groundplan

Additional information for Groundplan

Key features of Groundplan

  • Action planning
  • Assembly takeoff
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Cost estimating
  • Data import/export
  • Document storage
  • Document templates
  • Electronic plans
  • Estimating
  • Formula management
  • Project estimating
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Search functionality
  • Status tracking
  • Sync with Microsoft Outlook
  • Task management
  • Task tracking
  • Template management
  • Third party integration
  • Version management
  • Workflow management

Benefits

• Groundplan enables construction estimators to use basic formulas such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on both material costs and labor to generate accurate project estimates.

• The platform allows users to provide provisions for placing security cameras in residential and commercial projects as well as lets them indicate the direction in which the cameras should face.

• Groundplan helps in project management by enabling users to create a to-do-list and assign tasks to various team members with deadlines for completion.

• The solution offers custom tools that enable HVAC and mechanical contractors to measure ductwork and pipework of projects of different sizes.

• Groundplan offers data storage and backup features that allow users to store all project related documents including photos, plans, and other docs at one place.

Groundplan FAQs

Groundplan FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Groundplan.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Groundplan offer?

Groundplan offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$69,00

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

• $69/month/licence (Billed monthly) • $690/year/licence (Billed annually)

Q. What are the main features of Groundplan?

Groundplan offers the following features:

  • Action planning
  • Assembly takeoff
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Cost estimating
  • Data import/export
  • Document storage
  • Document templates
  • Electronic plans
  • Estimating
  • Formula management
  • Project estimating
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Search functionality
  • Status tracking
  • Sync with Microsoft Outlook
  • Task management
  • Task tracking
  • Template management
  • Third party integration
  • Version management
  • Workflow management

Q. Who are the typical users of Groundplan?

Groundplan has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Groundplan support?

Groundplan supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Groundplan offer?

Groundplan has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Groundplan support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Groundplan supports

Q. What other apps does Groundplan integrate with?

Groundplan integrates with the following applications:

AroFlo, AroFlo, QuickBooks Online, Xero, simPRO

Q. What level of support does Groundplan offer?

Groundplan offers the following support options:

Online Support, FAQs, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials