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Check out the simple way the UK's largest construction projects are improving performance right now.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $35.00/month/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Aphex
  • aphex.co
  • Founded 2017
  • United Kingdom

About Planner

Forget the complex planning systems. Planner is the construction success platform that gets the whole team on board and tracks project performance for you.


Planner Features

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Gantt Charts
  • Kanban Board
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Traditional Methodologies

Planner Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Best Project Controls Start-up of the 20-teens, very little not to like

Jul 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is clean with a great user interface. Early versions ran a little slowly in their link to the cloud, but I fear it was hosted off a tower server at the office. Now things have moved on, and the experience is crash free and seamlessly fast.

I love the way the software caters to visual learners and adapts modern technologies with tried and tested Last Planner technique.

Cons: There are still a couple of moments where I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do to achieve my aims, but this has always been mitigated by the excellent and available customer service support that I have received.

Overall: Aphex Planner has been a great tool to work with; it has opened up an industry desperate for improvement and change to the benefits of forward thinking and the power of computing. I have had to write to the support team to thank them for the work of his team. I really believe that the team genuinely care about my outcomes on project and as a user.

Aphex got three things right where most start-ups I've met get things wrong.

1. Aphex didn't focus on MVP. They focused on solving the problem at hand, as well as possible

2. Aphex brought in experts to help with design of the UI and the UX. These make the product what it is. Nobody would but it, if it looked like another spreadsheet or worse something messy.

3. Aphex have focused intensely on building client relationships and looking after people like me during our onboarding process. This has made me feel comfortable to trust my project to Aphex, knowing that if I struggle, the team will be there to support. And that is so crucial.

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 08, 2019

Your notes are tremendous Philip! Hopefully you have seen that we've been working hard to continuously improve the experience for our users - even for sites with a poor internet connection. Our next major update (which we are currently testing internally) reinvents how we handle data (amongst many other things) to make it the fastest version of Planner yet!

We are also embedding support in Planner where you need it. Hopefully to reduce the need to turn to us - but ofcourse the highlight of George's day is hearing from our users!!

I use it more than P6!

Jul 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The fact everyone contributes to the updates is a great benefit for the construction team programme buy in. The regular updates keeps everyone current on the current situation onsite. Plus its much more transparent for tracking reasons for delay. Even yesterday I looked back on numerous different reasons for delay to assist with a legacy PMI that needed clarifying.

Cons: Educating teams to use it on google chrome, the default position for new users when they get the link for the first time is to open Aphex on explorer, to which their first impression is to complain it doesn't work. Which of course is false but Ive had to have that chrome conversation many times.

Overall: Programme buy in is solved for construction teams, no offline programmes saying conflicting things now. Constant updated live programme access is a great help - temporary works teams, quality teams and commercial have all benefited with having access into the live short term programme.

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 06, 2019

What a review John! The team want to hire you in our sales department!!!!

Ps Chrome limitation will be removed soon.

Aphex - A step up

Aug 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Aphex makes it much easier to track progress and stops people fudging how things went. It allows you to quickly record delays and see trends that have caused them - the ability to tie images to these incidents is really useful. Also, being able to outline works areas on drawings allows you to see works clashes.

Cons: It can be a bit buggy as it is so new. The support team are usually quick to help out though.

Overall: Now that things are up and running, the software is working really well. Having such an attentive support team has made it much more manageable. It is definitely a step up from old excel programmes.

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 08, 2019

Thanks for an awesome review and feedback Josh!

Since releasing Planner we've been doing our best to constantly improve our bug-squashing capacity. We're getting closer and closer to our goal of being a bug-free zone!

Aphex review

Aug 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use weather and tide function. The interactive dashboard which displays vital project information on the go - no need to update large excel spreadsheets.

The drag and slide function, makes setting up a gannt chart / view very quick and the filter by sub contractors is extremely handy. Linking the activity with an area has also proven to be very useful at identifying clashes before the works commence, which will reduce error time on site.

Cons: Speed and offline usage - Why didn't they create an app !!!!!!

Also the interface with other software's is poor - but i know the guys are working on this

Overall: Overall, Aphex is an industry changing product. They've capitalised on a niche market and i wish them all the best for the future.

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 08, 2019

Thanks for the great review Phil. The team love the feedback both here and in your case study on the website (nice photo!). We are polishing up a major update and then rolling up our sleeves to add some major integration capacity as well as the in-demand mobile application! Exciting times ahead!!

Review of Planner on HS2 Enabling works

Jul 29, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product is web based, which allows anyone the ability to access anywhere on any laptop at any time.

The user interface is intuitive and easy to learn.

The product provides statistics about the root causes of issues.

My most favourite element is the ability to programme activities on drawings allowing us to "space plan" activities in specific locations, and the software automatically detects where there might be an issue in the future. Until we started using planner, this was done manually with excel spreadsheets & powerpoint presentations.

Cons: Integration with other software/products. It would be good if this product had an integration capacity to import into P6 or Excel, as this is a very useful detailed planning tool, but for high level reporting on large scale projects we cant solely rely on on it, and still use Primavera P6.

Overall: This product has enabled me and my team to fully switch from manually editing Powerpoint presentations & excel lookahead programmes, which absorbed many hours of administration each month. Now the site engineers do a quick 10-15 minute update each day, and the software does all the administration work automatically. And the automatic clash detection eliminates the need for the more experienced engineers to review every minute detail looking for clashes.

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 06, 2019

Awesome feedback Luke. Can't wait to get our latest update in front of you shortly. Once that is released we are on an integration mission as we agree strongly with your comments.

TWBN Aphex Review

Aug 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Online database

Customer support and suggestion based optimisation

Ease of implementation

Subcontractor performance can be tracked

Cons: Some bugs due to it being a new software

Overall: Found it very usefull to do short term planning and feed directly back to our PM and planning manager.P6 can become cumbersome on a large scale,this solves that problem. Easy to use and good for lesser experienced employees to get experience in programming. Output is very clear .This is now being used across many of BAM Nuttals sites-previously excel was always used,which we believe is now outdated.

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 08, 2019

Your feedback hits on what we are passionate about, Ross. Making planning simple and fast for everyone to cut out wasted time and duplication. We hope to get our next major update to you shortly which is our fastest and easiest yet.
Thanks for the review. We are always available on Live Chat if you ever have any ideas on what you would like to see in the product going forward.

This has now sneakily become an everyday use

Jul 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I plan my work faster. I know what is going on around my work and on the rest of the project. And I know what is causing delay when it happens. I rely on it all the time now.

Cons: When it was first released it was bare minimum in terms of features but they seem to be constantly added more and more features so its less of an issue now.

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 06, 2019

Sneakily! Thanks Bradley.

The engineers planner 5*

Jul 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's Simple and easy, within minutes of using it, you feel comfortable navigating around the software and planning the activity.

The links are easy to create between tasks. With a drag and drop function you can make an actual connection between activities, reinforcing the purpose of the construction phases. Instead of typing in dates which feels too processed.

Cons: It's a stand out piece of software compared to the go-to MS project.

Nothing so far i don't like

Overall: From an engineers perspective, it's functional, easy to use and really simple to plan the daily, weekly, monthly activities.

The interface feels familiar and you feel comfortable using the system after 1 session. Unlike more notabe software which take time to get understand.



The drag and drop function makes it simple to rearrange tasks and activities. It really is the engineers daily planning software of choice.

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 06, 2019

Josh 10/10!!!!? Where do we go from here! Can't wait to push this to 15/10 when you see our latest update.

Planner Software

Aug 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Software is really easy to use and to learn. Given that it is very powerful in the information it provides and conveys.

Cons: Occasionally the software is a bit jumpy when scrolling down or across, but this may be down to connection speeds.

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 08, 2019

Thanks for the great review Rob! We're continuing to do our best to improve our user's experience of Planner, especially for sites with a poor internet connection. You should notice a considerable improvement in our next major update (which we're currently testing internally)!

Genuinely helps me do my job.

Jul 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to track and immediately analyse project performance without having to do any additional work was the most valuable for me. My team like the product which means I get consistent planning and data without having to chase it.

Cons: A mobile app would be of outstanding benefit for me.

Overall: Really positive after a slow start.

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 06, 2019

Thanks for the review Tim - your review hits at the heart of why Planner was built. Mobile app is already in the works!

A great tool for short term planning

Aug 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: All short term / engineers programmes are in one place allowing one integrated short term programme to exist that is live at all times. The bubble chart view that it provides at the click of a few buttons is industry leading in terms of visual representation of the short term plan and a great tool for communicating the programme to the onsite team

Cons: It would be good if actualised activities could be hidden with the click of a button to improve the user experience when building their programme after a few months use

Overall: Great - a brilliant tool which has improved visibility and coordination of the short term plan as well as helping close the loop back to the master programme

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 08, 2019

Wow James. This review means a bunch to us! Love the product hint in the cons section - we're adding it to the development pipeline now!

Best way to keep on top projects

Jul 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Working with multiple remote sites, Planner allows me to stay on top of what is going on without having to be there every day or assign a supervisor to oversee.

Cons: A mobile app would be a great addition as I am on the move most of the day.

Vendor Response

by Aphex on August 08, 2019

Thanks Conor! Great to hear that Planner can help to bridge the communication gap for the many projects and teams that are geographically separated.