Monograph

Monograph

by Monograph

Who Uses Monograph?

Cloud-based solution designed to assist small to midsize architecture firms with project planning, time tracking, invoicing & more.

What Is Monograph?

Monograph is project management and time tracking software for small architecture firms (less than 50 employees). Most applications built for the AEC industry lack the design and professionalism that a modern firm needs. We're passionate about architecture and believe that the tools architects use should be as beautiful and functional as the buildings that they create! Monograph is developed by 3 trained architects based in San Francisco.

Monograph Details

Monograph

https://monograph.io

Founded 2017

Monograph Pricing Overview

Monograph starts at US$15,00/month. Monograph does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for Monograph below.

Starting Price

US$15,00/month

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Live Online

Support

Online

Monograph Features

Architecture Design Software
2D Drawing
3D Modeling
Bills of material
Building Information Modeling
Contact Management
Contract Management
Document Management
Drafting
Presentation Tools
Project Management
Quotes/Proposals

Monograph Reviews

Showing 5 of 14 reviews

Overall
4.9/5
Ease of Use
4.9/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4.2/5
Value for Money
4.8/5
Lucas G.
Owner
Architecture & Planning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/03/08

"Project Management for Architects"

Comments: Overall I have had a great experience with Monograph. The support team is fantastic and the owners are available for conference calls to help troubleshoot things, learn about what our needs are, and introduce new features. It is great to be able to get facetime with a real person to help solve issues. The software has helped our firm be more organized and more profitable.

Pros: The best thing about Monograph is that the software interface was designed to be beautiful and intuitive. It is easy to use, graphically presents information clearly, and helps our company better understand where we spend our time and what projects are profitable or not. The other great thing about Mongoraph is that the customer service is fantastic and they are quick to add new features, fix bugs, and even adopt changes based on our feedback. This is really refreshing compared to most other software.

Cons: There are a few features that could still make this more useful. However, the software is still being developed and new features are added frequently. I think it is only a matter of time until this provides everything a small architecture firm would need. I wish there was a mobile app to track time, and maybe even a feaure like everlance, that can automatically track travel and convert that into expenses.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/03/08
Ana B.
Architectural designer
Architecture & Planning, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/02/26

"Multifaceted tool to help architects and their teams"

Comments: Personally I think it would be a huge improvement to my team and I am still trying to get more people in my office to try the free trial. I know it is a small company that is growing and still improving, which I appreciate and think they could take a lot of feedback into consideration.

Pros: This software is really cool because it has so many layers to it. In different interfaces you can track hours or dollars spent, plan your milestone dates and how to get there, make tasks and request tasks, send alerta to team members, and even build the design schedule down to daily task lists for each team member should you choose to. It is nice to find a tool that multiple people can use online at the same time that is more robust than airtable.

Cons: I was not able to convince my team to invest in this software because they felt it didn’t offer a robust enough system to plan a project. We are a design build office and the team was wanting to plan from construction dates back, and felt the tool needed to have more emphasis on planning the schedule. They also wanted to see a better way to track incomplete tasks after they are assigned, as we all know those can fall through the cracks.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/02/26
Jon M.
Director
Architecture & Planning, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/27

"Finally a project management software that does what we were looking for"

Comments: The visual forecasting is great, the customer service is exceptional, and the fact that it was made by a team with experience in the Architectural field is a big plus for us.

Pros: The best feature is the ability to forecast the workload in our office across multiple projects and personnel. Other software we tried was always too focused on the project level and couldn't look at everyone's schedule across multiple projects. Being able to use the software in this way is huge for us.

Cons: There are a few features that are on our wishlist, like how to manage consultant fees and improved expense logging in the timesheets, but I was told that the development team is already working on these, so we're looking forward to updates soon.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/27
Andrew L.
Owner
Architecture & Planning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/02/27

"Easy to use and beautiful interface"

Comments: Monograph enables me to more easily record time and track project progress & fees. For basic functions & daily usage, it's easy to use. However, my sense is that to leverage it fully, I'd need someone to explore & work with it more on a regular basis (say, 2-4 hrs/ week, at least 3-6 months to start) to give me analytics and suggest ways to make my practice more efficient.

Pros: This is a big step up for small firms that have struggled to track project progress & fees against budgets. It's easy to use and doesn't require a big learning curve to be up and running.

Cons: I wish the software offered more ways to analyze data, including what-if scenarios, formatting and printing reports, etc.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/02/27
Nicholas W.
Director of Innovation
Architecture & Planning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/08/14

"The best project management platform out there"

Comments: At our small firm (8 employees), I was in charge of finding a project management platform for our company to use. I have downloaded every major software and tried at least 30-40 different platforms. None of them compare to the ease of use, simplicity, graphic style, and overall effectiveness of Monograph. Asana, Jira, Monday, Wrike, Hive, LiquidPlanner, Forecast, Avaza, 10,000 FT, and many others did not make my company's cut. Monograph did. After deciding to use the platform, Monograph's founder hopped on a conference call and talked about what we do at our office and how Monograph could help or even change (They're still developing the platform every single day) to help meet some of our needs. We have continued monthly calls to check in and see how progress is going and how Monograph is continuing to be the perfect fit for our firm.

Pros: Ease of Use. Graphic Simplicity. Instant understanding for showing any stakeholder the relevant project information. Project time/expense budgeting. Instant communication from developers. Developers are still developing and tailoring the software to how we WANT to use it.

Cons: Missing some important tools (Like Quickbooks integration, project summary pages comparing budgets to actual time/resources used, etc.) - However, the developers are actively working on a long list of customer's feedback for future integration

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/08/14