About Kahua

Kahua is a construction project management solution designed to help businesses in healthcare, education, commercial real estate, and other sectors organize project files, manage documents, and facilitate collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. It enables contractors to track various submittals including shop drawings, material or product data, samples, and more on a unified platform.

The application allows business owners to create punch lists, track project schedules, and log information related to labor, equipment, materials, weather and more. Architects and building engineers can use the application to capture field observations at the job site and create on-site safety records. With Kahua’s cost management solution, managers can gain visibility into the financial status of construction projects, manage change order requests, and create budgets in compliance with the organization’s financial policies and procedures.

Kahua offers an API, which lets businesses integrate the system with several third-party platforms such as Bluebeam, DocuSign, Sage, PlanGrid, MuleSoft, Tableau, and more. Other features include risk mitigation, reporting, user access control, document management, archiving, communication management, and more.

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Features

Total features of Kahua: 79

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Bid Management
  • Bidder Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Budget Control
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Cash Management
  • Change Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Commercial
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Conflict Tracking
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Database
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drawings Integration
  • Equipment Tracking
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Facility Management
  • Forecasting
  • Incident Reporting
  • Include Photos In Reports
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Permit Management
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Qualification Tracking
  • Quality Control
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • RFP Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Safety Management
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Version Control
  • Warranty Tracking
  • Work Order Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(10)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,7/5

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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Flexible and adaptable

Reviewed on 2020/06/04

Kahua provides the ability to implement based on industry standards, adapt those standards or...

Kahua provides the ability to implement based on industry standards, adapt those standards or extend the product via configuration. The built in kbuilder tool means the product can be "customized" via configuration and available on computer and mobile.

Pros

The user interface is easy to understand and navigate, even has dark mode!

Kahua provides the ability to align with industry standards and support company specific processes with configuration and not customization. As a platform, integration and migration with other systems is easily supported.

The configurable hierarchical structure provides the ability for Kahua to align with how each company is organized and how programs and projects are managed.

The built in kbuilder tool allows companies to support extending the product in house.

Cons

As Kahua provides an easier way to extend the product it is easy to try to implement too much. It is important to focus on what is important to the organization and project teams.

Steve S.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Kahua

Reviewed on 2020/06/02

Clark was an early adopter of the Kahua platform. Our previous experience with Kahua's [SENSITIVE...

Clark was an early adopter of the Kahua platform. Our previous experience with Kahua's [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] (the same team that built Constructware) meant we were among the first to learn of the new system and it's new approach to Construction Management software. The platform approach (PAAS) as opposed to the traditional, rigid, SAAS model solved many problems we'd experienced in the past and was true differentiator from the other leading products in this space. As an early adopter, it wasn't always smooth sailing though. We suffered from problems typical of new systems, but the Kahua team addressed those and we're now realizing the benefits that the platform-based system affords us as we continue to build out company-specific enhancements to our processes in the system and even entirely new applications .

Pros

The power of Kahua lies in it's ability to conform to the way not only your company works, but how your PROJECT works. Every company is different and every project is different. Everyone will agree that collaborative systems have the potential to make the overall team most efficient, but only if EVERYONE participates. Since every member of the team typically brings their own systems to the table, the first hurdle to overcome on a new project is whose system will we use? As a GC, we have the ability to influence the system our subcontractors use, but much less influence over what the client and design team will use. The flexibility of Kahua has enabled us to take feedback from our clients and design partners and build those features into the Kahua system so that it's not just a system built around the GC's perspective, but addresses the needs of every team member and when implemented correctly, makes the entire team more efficient.

Cons

The licensing model. Per-user licensing models are counter-productive. They deter companies from getting everyone on the system and often the users who get vetoed (due to cost) are the ones that either need the info the most are would potentially be some of the best contributors to the collaborative process.

Licensing needs to be a simple unlimited user per project model.

David B.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Promising software with challenges

Reviewed on 2020/06/15

Our experience has been mixed. Many team members see the value of the platform, others are still...

Our experience has been mixed. Many team members see the value of the platform, others are still un-convinced. The system has helped us collect and organize data, but we have not yet been able to use the platform to consistently turn around that data into visuals/deliverables so the promise of efficiency gained has still not been realized. Bugs and lack of features/reports has hampered adoption. As a firm inexperienced with a centralized databasing software, implementation was challenging as we had to think not only of how to use the software, but also how to set up our business processes to match. Our implementation was managed by a 3rd party (Runding) and, while their partnership was valuable, I believe our situation would've been more effectively handled internally by Kahua - we needed to understand the intent of some features in Kahua to know how to implement them.

Pros

The transparency and openness in regards to development of the software. The responsiveness of the entire team. The ability to customize and configure the software to our specific work style.

Cons

The flexibility can also create complication and deviation from established 'standards.' The software is sluggish, load times and delay are a common complaint from staff - although this seems to have improved with latest update. It would also be nice if the software came with a better suite of built-in reports that could be used "day-1" lack of even basic list-style reports has limited adoption. Lastly, there have been a few bugs which. Especially when these affect the work breakdown structure, these undermine confidence in the system and have further hampered adoption efforts.

Jorge M.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Project Management and Owner's Representative firm

Reviewed on 2020/06/09

We are a Construction and Real Estate management firm and hence we are using the Kahua platform to...

We are a Construction and Real Estate management firm and hence we are using the Kahua platform to manage our projects were we act as PM or Owners Rep.
Kahua has allowed for a proper team integration, facilitated information management and improved our team's efficiency in critical processes.

Pros

The platform allows the capacity to adapt workflows and processes specific to each company and to integrate with other stakeholders.

Cons

To create specific apps it is required special training and a large man-hour investment. Ideally efforts should be focused into simplifying the design, test and deployment of new solutions.

Chuck R.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

PMIS Software

Reviewed on 2020/06/02

Company is very flexible and willing to support and work with partners and our clients in a very...

Company is very flexible and willing to support and work with partners and our clients in a very open and productive manner.

Pros

Ease of use, ability to configure what is needed for each role, reporting, integration and overall ease to configure the solution to meet the particular needs of the customers.

Cons

Grants Management - entire process end to end. Records Management.

Response from Kahua

Thanks for your review Chuck. We are excited to announce we just released our Sources of Funds app earlier this month. It addresses grant management. We will have someone follow up with you to review it.

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Kahua offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Kahua is available across 4 pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality - outlined below - scales with number of users. Kahua for Owners - Please contact Kahua directly for pricing information. Kahua for Program Managers - Please contact Kahua directly for pricing information. Kahua for General Contractors - $995/per user/per year Kahua for Subcontractors - $690/per user/per year

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Kahua has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

We do not have any information about what languages Kahua supports

Kahua supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Kahua integrates with the following applications:

Bluebeam Revu, DocuSign, PlanGrid, Sage Business Cloud Accounting, Tableau

Kahua offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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