What Is Monograph?

Turn time into revenue with ease.

Monograph is a practice operations platform for small to mid-size architecture, landscape architecture, and engineering firms.

With Monograph, you can track and visualize the value of your time across phases, project budgets, team members, and clients in real-time.

Generate insights from the time you invest in projects.
Enable your teams to lead with a solution that enables them to make decisions from time every week.

Who Uses Monograph?

Cloud-based solution designed to assist small to midsize architecture firms with project planning, time tracking, invoicing & forecasting in one easy to use practice operations platform.

Where can Monograph be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Monograph
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2017

Monograph support

  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

Monograph pricing

Starting Price:

US$45.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Monograph does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Monograph paid version starts at US$45.00/month.

Pricing plans

About the vendor

  • Monograph
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2017

Monograph support

  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

Monograph videos and images

Monograph Software - Beautifully Designed Dashboards for Visual People
Monograph Software - With the MoneyGantt, You'll Always Know Where Your Project is Financially.
Monograph Software - Sort and Filter Projects by Status and Category
Monograph Software - Easy to use Time Tracking and Timesheets for visual people
Monograph Software - Create Invoices Instantly with Tracked Time by Phase, Activity, or Role
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Monograph Software - Beautifully Designed Dashboards for Visual People
Monograph Software - With the MoneyGantt, You'll Always Know Where Your Project is Financially.
Monograph Software - Sort and Filter Projects by Status and Category
Monograph Software - Easy to use Time Tracking and Timesheets for visual people
Monograph Software - Create Invoices Instantly with Tracked Time by Phase, Activity, or Role

Features of Monograph

  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • For AEC Industry
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management Software
  • Task Management Software
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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Reviews of Monograph

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
58%
4
37%
3
4%
2
1%
William
William
Principal in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Architecture & Planning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Getting better and better

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Overall experience is great. The team listens to anything and everything.

Pros:

Simplicity. The interface and functionality are created for architects. The team is growing. The software is getting better and better. They are very mindful of how to add new features and how it is going to affect the user's experience.

Cons:

The feature set is small, but growing each quarter. But to be honest that is not much of a "Con" since all the other softwares we researched are so packed full of "stuff" that you don't know which thing really matters to your business.

Monograph Response

last year

Thank you for your feedback! We're so glad to hear that you enjoy using Monograph.

Lea
Lea
President in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Architecture & Planning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Beautiful and Transparent Firm and Project Management Tool

5.0 8 months ago

Comments: We've been able to solve our issue of having tons of data in different places, unable to reconcile them - assignments, pipeline/backlog, time tracking, budgets, etc. We tried to build something ourselves with the tools we had until we found Monograph, who does it perfectly, and understands what it takes to do architectural projects. The staff is incredible, and the expanded focus they've placed on building a community of practice operations nerds is SO valuable. From the product to the people to the community, they're incredible.

Pros:

Monograph is so beautifully designed that my team of architects enjoy looking at an analyzing data now. We love how past, current, and future fee and staffing projections are married together to give us a clear picture of our firm's profitability and staff and project needs. Our firm owners can see high level firm health info, our project managers can see how they're performing on their projects, and our staff can see exactly what they should be working and reporting on. I also appreciate that it's a newer platform that's constantly putting out new updates, features, and functionality.

Cons:

We understand that it takes time to build a great product and some things are going to be missing or slightly off as the platform improves. There are some minor annoyances with reporting functions, exporting features, and how resources are assigned work, but we get around it for now. Accurately tracking overhead time and PTO could use major improvement. I'd love to see different user types for guests and/or independent contractors - it's too high of a price point to invite part time 1099 contract staff to use it, but would be very convenient if they could track time directly against our projects on Monograph. I'd also like to see more app integrations.

Alternatives Considered: Deltek Vision

Reasons for Switching to Monograph: Past experience w/ Deltek is clunky. I like supporting startups and love what Monograph is doing overall as a company. I'd like to support them in building the best platform for architectural practice ops management.

Monograph Response

6 months ago

Thank you for your feedback! We've added these items to our request board for the team to review for future enhancements. We'd be happy to set up a call with our customer experience team to learn more about your needs!

steven
Owner/Principal in US
Architecture & Planning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

First impressions....

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: The benefits are wonderful and I'm really really excited about the program. All of our employees can immediately see the benefit of integrating time management/hours spent on a project with general project management, milestones, and tasks.

Pros:

The most impactful part of Monograph has been the project schedule and forecasting. Seeing what we have under contract and seeing the duration of those projects is going to greatly help manage our team and properly set expectations for our clients. I also really love the milestones and task application where we can assign things for people to do and then have a dialog about those things within each project and make sure they have been completed.

Cons:

The biggest thing we would like to see change is how project fees are structured. At the moment, it is best set up for fixed fee projects, but all of our contracts are set up with three different fee types: hourly- not to exceed, hourly with no cap, and fixed. It would be helpful to have some customization to the fee structure that can then get assigned to the different phases. For the projects themselves, I would like to see the tasks and milestones be more present on the project overview page and when you navigate to the individual phase of a project, I would like to see the milestones and tasks that are in that phase and be able to add more within that page rather than have to navigate to a separate page that does not show me the gantt chart/schedule. I'm not sure how the expenses tracking feature would really work for us and currently don't see using it. None of our employees generate expenses. Any expenses for a project mostly come in the form of reimbursables (consultants, printing, permitting fees, etc.). A dream down the road would be some integration with Slack that sends a notification to individuals or channels dedicated to that project to notify them of assigned tasks, deadline reminders, etc.

Alternatives Considered: monday.com

Reasons for Switching to Monograph: It seems as though Monograph was developed specifically for our industry and the nuances for how we have to structure and track time and billing.

Erik
Owner Architect in US
Architecture & Planning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

We love Monograph and use it daily to track time, schedule and budget

4.0 6 months ago

Comments: Great! So very helpful and easy for my small architecture firm to implement and my staff to use. It keeps everyone abreast of each projects schedule, budget and expenses. The schedule Gannt Chart graphic is awesome. Readily shows our progress, our expenditures and milestones.

Pros:

So easy right out of the box for our architecture firm. All the phases, schedules and budgets are prepopulated, just a little editing is needed and you're on your way. It's nice to see Monograph taking our comments and pumping up new and improved features on a regular basis.

Cons:

Invariably, our accountants need to use Quickbooks. Which is forcing us to still have QBO. The interface and synchronization between Monograph and QBO is lacking. For one, the invoice numbers get lost and have to be manually checked and plugged into QBO after the fact. A real pain if not done right away. Also, the connection to Quickbooks is lost ever day, which I almost always don't notice until I am at the end of an invoice and have to back out, force the connection and then go back into the invoice to send to QBO. Would be nice to have the connection constant or be able to update it straight from an invoice when we would send data to QBO. Also, if QBO doesn't have the client or project, it won't send the invoice data. Which is less than helpful. Lots of manual back data needed to push a new client, invoice to QBO. Way too much.

Alternatives Considered: BQE CORE Suite

Reasons for Choosing Monograph: Quickbooks is not set up for an architecture office with clients with multiple projects, or phases of mixed fee types (hourly & fixed). BQE Core is so very robust and works great for an architecture office. But it is so very difficult to navigate and adjust data, timesheets, schedules. When I last used Core pre-pandemic, schedule visualization and revision was non-existent. Perhaps they have improved upon that, but Monograph makes it so visible and easy to adjust.

Switched From: BQE CORE Suite and Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to Monograph: Out of the box ease of use. Graphic visualization of a project budget and schedule. Ability to readily and easily edit data, both past and present.

Adam
Principal in US
Architecture & Planning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Huge improvement from previous time tracking and project management software.

5.0 10 months ago

Comments: Much better way to log time and track project profitability. Requires some in depth front end set up to make truly useful, but the output is a big improvement from how we were previously tracking projects, and the user interface is a joy to work within.

Pros:

Love the ability to track project profitability and budget time.

Cons:

Since it's a developing software, there are still some reporting, formatting, and 3rd party integrations we'd love to see (such as utilization rates as a percentage, individual hours spent on billable projects by user, customizable invoicing, and QuickBooks enterprise edition).

Alternatives Considered: BQE CORE Suite

Reasons for Choosing Monograph: While Harvest let us customize out invoices, the time tracking functionality was incredibly cumbersome, and the added reporting and management features through Monograph were a huge boon.

Switched From: Harvest

Reasons for Switching to Monograph: Relative simplicity and specific features.

Monograph Response

6 months ago

We're glad to hear that you're enjoying Monograph! We recently added more customizations to Invoices and launched Stripe Payments. You can find more information in our Knowledge Base at support.monograph.com or by visiting our Changelog at monograph.canny.io/changelog. We've added your other suggestions to our request board for the team to review for future enhancements.