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Introducing the PlanHub Subcontractor File Viewer

PlanHub's file viewer - in-app screen shot.

In a world that values efficiency, subcontractors face challenges when it comes to document management. PlanHub’s subcontractor File Viewer streamlines the subcontractor journey, Facilitating an easier end-to-end management of the preconstruction process. 

Addressing Pain Points

  1. The need to download every project file and open them in separate tools.
  2. The inability to preview file content before deciding to download.
  3. The requirement to collaborate on files in different tools/systems leads to a disjointed workflow.

With these pain points in mind, PlanHub’s subcontractor File Viewer aims to revolutionize the subcontractor’s journey within the platform.

Unlocking a Streamlined Workflow

The subcontractor File Viewer is a game-changer when it comes to streamlining project collaboration and enhancing the efficiency of subcontractors within PlanHub. This innovative feature empowers subcontractors to seamlessly evaluate project files right within the platform, eliminating the need for multiple tools or external applications. It not only simplifies the user experience but also fosters greater collaboration among project stakeholders. By providing a unified content layer, the subcontractor File Viewer encourages subcontractors to work directly within PlanHub, ultimately driving the goal of leveraging the platform’s integrated Takeoff and Bid Builder tools. The endgame is to facilitate a smoother Pre-Construction user journey, making the construction process more efficient, transparent, and productive for all parties involved. 

Key Benefits and Features

PlanHub’s subcontractor File Viewer offers a host of valuable features that transform the subcontractor’s workflow.

Effortless Keyword Search: Subcontractors can now conveniently search for keywords within project files directly in the PlanHub app. Matching keywords are highlighted on the page, and results are listed by page, simplifying the search process.

PlanHub's file viewer, keyword search.

Markup and Annotation Tools: The File Viewer provides a toolbox of annotation tools, including text highlighting, signatures, drawing and shape tools, and image insertion, empowering users to mark up documents as needed.

PlanHub's highlighter tool.

Real-Time Collaboration: The collaboration feature enables subcontractors to work as a team effectively. Users can add comments to specific places on a page, and team members can instantly view and reply to comments, fostering seamless communication.

Empowering Subcontractors for Success

With the subcontractor File Viewer, PlanHub is empowering subcontractors to enhance their workflow, save time, and collaborate more efficiently. This innovative feature brings project files directly into the PlanHub app, reducing the need for external tools and creating a unified platform for the Subcontractor journey.

PlanHub remains committed to addressing user pain points, providing exceptional value, and aligning with its mission to streamline the construction process for all stakeholders. The subcontractor File Viewer is a testament to this commitment, representing another significant step in the evolution of PlanHub’s offerings.


About PlanHub:

PlanHub is the cloud software platform that empowers commercial construction professionals to grow their businesses by optimizing workflows, improving collaboration, and offering data-driven insights for more intelligent choices. Our user-friendly tools assist contractors and suppliers throughout the preconstruction journey, delivering qualified leads, seamless team cooperation, efficient document handling, complete bid management solutions, and valuable data insights within a fully integrated ecosystem.

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