Touchplan

Touchplan

Construction field planning & management for project teams

4.4/5 (110 reviews)

Touchplan Overview

Touchplan is a construction planning and management tool that helps organizations reduce overall project duration, improve team communication, streamline project execution, and simplify implementation of the ‘last planner system’. The platform serves various roles in the industry including trade foremen, superintendents, and project managers, as well as project executives, designers, and owners, helping to facilitate complex construction.

Touchplan aids in improving team collaboration with the milestone scheduling feature, which allows users to develop and and define a list of key activities to drive the overall schedule. To plan the work sequence, team members can each simultaneously detail their tasks on tickets, specifying the duration and crew size required. Users work backwards, collectively organizing their tickets by pulling their tasks to the beginning of a work sequence. Tickets placed in the same column will be completed on the same day.

To refine work plans, team members can specify a milestone date to create start and end dates on tickets. ‘Last planners’ are able to identify any critical outside constraints or key task dependencies through collaboration, and warnings are sent to project members if any of those could put the plan at risk. Touchplan's Gantt charts allow project members to sharpen and revise work plans for the upcoming week, and coordinate workday and staffing details. Any changes will automatically be updated across the entire plan.

Users can generate planning materials such as weekly work and look ahead plans at the push of a button, and are automatically based on the configuration of the plan. As tasks are finished, team members can check off completed tickets in order to update work progress, and the effects of any late (or early) completions are immediately carried across the entire plan. Additional features include percent plan complete (PPC) reports for assessing reliability, as well as variance reports to improve planning.

Pricing

Starting from
US$550,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, Europe, Germany, Latin America, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

English

Touchplan Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
95% positive reviews
56
Excellent
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Very good
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Terrible
Rick V.

Touchplan has allowed our Trade Partners access to view the schedule and print reports at any time.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/04/02
Review Source: Capterra

This forced the trade partners to plan ahead. I used the software during my weekly sub meeting.
I created schedules for all phases and buildings.
If a sub was unable to provide info I entered it for him.
The reports were sent out every Friday to all.

Pros

Instant feedback on where you are with the schedule.
When you have to adjust something you are able to show the multiple impacts that it creates.
If you need to create a recovery schedule you can instantly see the impacts to your workload.

Being able to zoom in and back out to capture the big picture.

Reports for multiple buildings with multiple floors showing how many men are required.
The report will include location and duration and will be updated daily electronically.
Touchplan's flexibility to report on one trade, combination or all. Same goes for locations that can be broke down in the report.

Cons

1. If there is a RAIN day I then have to move each ticket that has been place after that date.

2. After I have the pull plan established I wish there was a way to create a "group" with the tickets that would "link" them as they sit on the schedule. Finish/Start Lag/Start. Just so if I had a Rain Day or Something else impacted the Plan I wouldn't have to adjust all the tickets moving forward. The select all feature works nice BUT the weekends play havoc.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Brett M.

Touchplan is a good tool, but I think that the "report" creating function could improve.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/04/05
Review Source: Capterra

Benefits that I get are knowing where the Trade Partners are working on a daily basis and what activities they plan on doing, This allows the Subs to be able to plan and coordinate with each other.

Pros

It is easy to teach the Subcontractors how to use the stickies correctly. The ease of use is important to getting the Subs to use Touchplan on a daily basis. I also like that you can see who is inside the plan and is actively working.

Cons

I do not like the report function. It should give you an example of the report you are producing before you generate it. I am computer savvy, but cannot figure out how to properly use the report tool. It seems like Touchplan has some bugs too. I continuously get an error message at the top of my screen and it said that our payment was overdue for an entire month which was incorrect.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10
Dallas C.

It has streamlined our planning and execution of those plans

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/04/05
Review Source: Capterra

Read my prior review. This is a great, industry changing product!

Pros

Having the ability to breakdown a project as minute and detailed as you want with the designated manpower, duration's, and cost codes, or the ability to do a high level plan when a project is first being designed and engineered.

Cons

The font on the tickets is too small when zoomed out to look at a couple months duration's, which is the majority of the projects my contractor does. Also having a better file break down system would be helpful. We have one job site, but then we have about 30 jobs in that one folder. If you could break it down to individual Project managers jobs that might be helpful.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Josh H.

We use touchplan

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/12/11
Review Source: Capterra

Much better communication between all parties involved with the process. Clearer understanding of schedule expectations and capabilities. Better manpower projections. Improved planning at early stages of project. Better communication with client on schedule.

Pros

The buy in from the field is what adds the most value. The simplicity of the layout and functionality helps to get the people actually doing the work engaged (and sometimes even excited) about planning work. With full involvement of everyone on the team (with TouchPlan as the interface) coordinating work becomes much more effective.

Cons

The top feature on our wishlist would be that the manpower would sum up at the top of the planning space so that we could level manpower without creating a report each time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Scott D.

This planning program has made a world of difference to the planning process with our field crews!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/12/07
Review Source: Capterra

Our ability to plan for tasks has increased at an exponential rate by using this program.

Pros

Right now, since its new to me, I'm really enjoying the swim lanes feature. It's allowing for very quick and easy organizing of tasks for the different field crews that work out of the same plan. Before swim lanes we had to try and organize ourselves but once a plan had to be modified and moved around it became very unorganized very quick. With the swim lanes it has helped maintain an organized plan.

Cons

Time. I want to be able to refine my task down to the hour. It wouldn't be used super often but there are plenty of tasks that only take a half day but the smallest time frame I can place on it is 1 whole day.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Touchplan Pricing

Starting from
US$550,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Rates are based on the value and duration of a specific project with unlimited seats to get everyone involved.

Projects valued between $50M - $100M and lasting 12 - 18 months range from $15K - $30K.

Touchplan Features

  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Bid Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Estimating
  • Job Costing
  • Subcontractor Management

Additional information for Touchplan

Key features of Touchplan

  • Authentication & security
  • Data backup
  • Gantt charts
  • Generate planning materials
  • Identify constraints & dependencies
  • Look ahead plans
  • Milestone schedule
  • Milestone schedule
  • Percent plan complete (PPC) reports
  • Progress updates & tracking
  • Project duration planning
  • Project tracking
  • Promise periods
  • Real time communication
  • Risk warnings
  • SSL encryption
  • Sequence planning
  • Task management
  • Tickets
  • User access control
  • Variance reports
  • Weekly progress reports
  • Weekly work plans

Benefits

  • Touchplan is a real-time web app that helps maximize collaboration, and allows the team to work together from anywhere, anytime.

  • Coordinate precise workday and staffing details using Gantt charts, and translate them immediately to the entire plan.

  • Touchplan offers a simple way to implement the 'last planner' system across the organizations, as well as the 'look ahead' process for projects.

  • Warnings are issued to project members if any constraints and dependencies are identified, which may put any plans at risk.

  • Touchplan creates weekly progress reports and calculates metrics automatically to improve accuracy in planning.

  • Touchplan FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Touchplan.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Touchplan offer?

    Touchplan offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$550,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Rates are based on the value and duration of a specific project with unlimited seats to get everyone involved.

    Projects valued between $50M - $100M and lasting 12 - 18 months range from $15K - $30K.

    Q. What are the main features of Touchplan?

    Touchplan offers the following features:

    • Authentication & security
    • Data backup
    • Gantt charts
    • Generate planning materials
    • Identify constraints & dependencies
    • Look ahead plans
    • Milestone schedule
    • Milestone schedule
    • Percent plan complete (PPC) reports
    • Progress updates & tracking
    • Project duration planning
    • Project tracking
    • Promise periods
    • Real time communication
    • Risk warnings
    • SSL encryption
    • Sequence planning
    • Task management
    • Tickets
    • User access control
    • Variance reports
    • Weekly progress reports
    • Weekly work plans

    Q. Who are the typical users of Touchplan?

    Touchplan has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Touchplan support?

    Touchplan supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Touchplan offer?

    Touchplan has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Touchplan support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Touchplan supports

    Q. What other apps does Touchplan integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations Touchplan has

    Q. What level of support does Touchplan offer?

    Touchplan offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support