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JobTread vs CoConstruct

By: Anna HunterSearching For Estimating and Job Management Software

Every software company can produce a list of reasons why their product stands out from the competition. While we could easily do that too, we’d rather have customers share their perspectives. After interviewing several contractors who have switched from CoConstruct to JobTread, we found eight major themes that highlight the differences between them.

Price & Affordability

After paying hefty subscription fees for CoConstruct, contractors were both surprised and relieved to find that JobTread was much more affordable, without compromising their access to a similar batch of features. Also mentioned was the simplicity of the JobTread pricing structure. Rather than selecting a price bracket based on features, JobTread customers have access to all features. This guarantees that there is no limit to how JobTread supports their success, as they are only paying for the number of internal users they have in the system.

“Price was the original reason I looked at JobTread. That made it an easy decision. You're still providing the same value at a much lower price.”

Kevin Choquette, Ravin Builders

Simplicity

JobTread is as simple while CoConstruct was described ascomplicated. Many were overwhelmed when trying to navigate the CoConstruct platform and, as a result, didn’t use all the features within the system. Even with several new features added to JobTread, it has remained easy to use and straightforward. Additionally, all features within JobTread are integrated, eliminating the need for double-entry and reducing chances for error.

“My brain works very much how the JobTread software is created. It is super easy to use. CoConstruct was really confusing and I never understood how you were supposed to flow through the system.”

Lindsay Reynolds, FTD Homes

Team Adoption

Team members, customers, and vendors are much more interested in using JobTread than CoConstruct. Some team members and customers became frustrated when trying to use CoConstruct, which caused them to fall back into their “old ways” of doing things. Not only does JobTread remove the barrier of requiring a username and password when customers and vendors access their portals, but the portals are also described as simple and easier to navigate.

“I've had zero complaints from customers when they use the JobTread customer portal. With CoConstruct, people just weren't willing to utilize their software. JobTread is just simple and inviting enough so my customers don't mind using it.”

Kevin Choquette, Ravin Builders

Ability to Customize

While both Jobtread and CoConstruct were built to assist contractors in managing their construction projects, JobTread is more adaptable to meet the needs of a variety of contractors. Lindsay Reynolds of FTD Homes shared that within JobTread “customization is in the right places to where it can meet the needs of all types of contractors.” CoConstruct was too rigid to adapt to contractors’ existing business practices as its customization options were limited.

“Compared to CoConstruct, processes like inputting your information, bringing it to jobs, and importing your final documents are much more smooth with JobTread.”

Justin Helms, Holloway Services

Customer Support

Contractors benefit from a “coaching relationship” with a dedicated JobTread Customer Success Manager, prioritizing high communication and accessibility. This relationship differed from their interactions with CoConstruct customer support which were described as standardized, rigid, and less personal. JobTread’s in-app Help Desk is also valuable as contractor’s work is not interrupted by opening several web browsers when seeking guidance.

“Getting in contact with JobTread customer service is so easy. Whereas trying to get in contact with Coconstruct was impossible.”

Justin Helms, Holloway Services

Implementation Process

The free, unlimited training and support received through JobTread far surpassed the support that was offered during CoConstruct implementation. JobTread’s 5-step implementation process can be completed within 1 week to 1 month, depending on the contractor’s desired timeline. The process to implement CoConstruct was difficult and lengthy. One of the contractors mentioned that their CoConstruct implementation took over 7 months and they were thrilled to share that they implemented JobTread within 1 week!

“We were in CoConstruct for a while and even before we switched over to JobTread, we still hadn't fully figured out how it worked. It was quite complicated the way they had things laid out.”

Chris Wick, Dwell Well Design

Integrations

With JobTread, contractors can take advantage of the endless opportunities to integrate JobTread with other software through one of the native integrations or by leveraging JobTread’s open API with Zapier. Kevin Choquette of Ravin Builders shared that the ability to integrate with other systems brings his processes “full circle.” CoConstruct relies solely on native integrations and current API limitations result in restricted integration options.

“I really like how we can connect things together with integrations. I never even tried to connect other software to CoConstruct because it was so clunky.”

Lindsay Reynolds, FTD Homes

Features

JobTread’s feature list is growing quickly and the number of features available are just shy of the features within CoConstruct. Yet regardless of the number of features a software offers… the most important question is if people are using it. The scale tips toward JobTread when describing the quality of features offered. Bryan Wymer of JB Contracting shared that "JobTread’s features are easy to use and much less complicated than other software I have used like Buildertrend and CoConstruct." JobTread’s features are described as easier to use, higher quality, user-friendly, integrated, customizable, automated, and impressive.

“The way JobTread is set up is very user-friendly. I can’t stress this enough. With CoConstruct, it was difficult to figure out how different parts of the software work together and interconnect.”

Duane Holloway, Holloway Services
CoConstruct
$1,299/month
JobTread
$149 + $20/user/month
Feature
CoConstruct
JobTread
Lead Management (CRM)
Messaging & Comments
Time Clock
Daily Logs
Scheduling
File, Photo, & Video Storage
Customer Portal
Vendor Portal
Budgeting
Estimating & Proposals
Selections
Contracts & eSignatures
Bid Management
Job Costing
Purchase Orders
Change Orders
Invoicing
Payment Processing
Advanced Reporting
QuickBooks Online Integration
QuickBooks Desktop Integration
Slack Integration
Zapier Integration
Mobile Access to All Features

“After trying 4 different software systems, I came across JobTread which is easy to use, simple, and everything is integrated with Quickbooks. JobTread's innovative product helped us sell $1 Million this year.”

Luan Nguyen, Deck Bros.

If you are looking for a software solution that will make your life easier, JobTread is the one for you!

JobTread Dashboard - Desktop and Mobile

But we get it, you need to make that decision for yourself. Schedule a demo to see this amazing product in action and understand how it will support your business.

Do you currently use CoConstruct?
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