Kahua

Construction management software for the real estate sector

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Kahua Overview

What is 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.

Kahua Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$690,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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


Kahua Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Kahua dashboard
Kahua project finder
Kahua items
Kahua screenshot: Kahua dashboard Kahua screenshot: Kahua project finder Kahua screenshot: Kahua items

Kahua Reviews

Kahua Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
7

Very good
3

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,7
100% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

Flexible and adaptable

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.


Steve S.

Kahua

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 .


David B.

Promising software with challenges

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.


Steve T.

Kahua Review


Jorge M.

Project Management and Owner's Representative firm

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.


Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Flexible and adaptable

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/04
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Steve S.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Kahua

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/02
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

David B.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Promising software with challenges

Used Monthly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/06/15
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Steve T.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Kahua Review

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/10/07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Kahua provides a configurable and customizable platform at various levels including the enterprise level, a division level as well as the project. It is very intuitive requiring little detailed training for end-users. Additionally, it supports an effective collaboration model where project stakeholders at all levels can participate in a digital fashion. The features and functionality provided have allowed us to start eliminating "point solutions" and focus our delivery teams on one key application.

Cons

Growing pains as the platform matures, but the Kahua team handles them maturely and promptly to ensure that we, the customer, get a solid solution where we can drive consistency and efficiency across the enterprise while still addressing project specific requirements.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jorge M.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Project Management and Owner's Representative firm

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/06/09
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8,9/10
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Kahua Pricing

Kahua Pricing

Starting from
US$690,00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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

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

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 10 user ratings
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Kahua Features

Kahua 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
4,5/5
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Additional information for Kahua

Additional information for Kahua

Key features of Kahua

  • Accounting Integration
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contract Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Document Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Project Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Safety Management
  • Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Work Order Management

Kahua FAQs

Kahua FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Kahua.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Kahua offer?

Kahua offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$690,00/year

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

Q. What are the main features of Kahua?

Kahua offers the following features:

  • Accounting Integration
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contract Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Document Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Project Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Safety Management
  • Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Work Order Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Kahua?

Kahua has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Kahua support?

Kahua supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Kahua offer?

Kahua has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Kahua support mobile devices?

Kahua supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Kahua integrate with?

Kahua integrates with the following applications:

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

Q. What level of support does Kahua offer?

Kahua offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support