Kahua vs Mastt

Mastt and Kahua stand out as two leading technology solutions in the construction industry, but could not be more different solutions. This comparison explores:

1. What is Kahua?
2. Why Mastt?
3. Mastt Use Cases & Product
4. Kahua Use Cases & Product

Explore the Differences

What is Kahua?

Kahua was started in 2009 by current CEO Scott Unger along with 6 other founders. The goal was to provide a project management and collaboration solution for real estate, design, engineering, construction and operations.

Today, Kahua remains a privately held American business with comprehensive tools for Preconstruction, Construction Management and Operations. Kahua has a great ERP style platform that is very comprehensive. Excluding the cost of the software, services for onboarding alone will set you back an estimated $50,000 USD and many months for configuration and training before you get into service. Kahua is highly customisable and 'salesforce like', so if you are searching for an ERP style product that can do everything (and are prepared for a heavy implementation lift!), Kahua can provide great solutions that meet your needs.

Why Mastt?

In contrast, Mastt was co-founded by Jamie Cerexhe & Doug Vincent in 2019. With Doug being a former Project & Program Management consultant, Mastt aims to be a ligher, faster and easier PMIS / Program reporting solution that targets the key requirements of Project Management and Program Management from the client or Project Owner's perspective. As such, managing and reporting on projects and portfolios across their entire lifecycle informs Mastt's approach and low complexity, easy-to-use project control solutions that ensure you can get started on today. Hence, if you want a simple, easy-to-use solution that is cost effective, Mastt is right for you.

Lets compare and contrast the features of each below across a Project lifecycle.

Mastt Use Cases & Product

Program & Portfolio

Provides Program Managers responsible for Project Portfolio Mananagement with best practice tools for automated roll up of Project data. Eliminates double handling and enables real-time visibility, standardisation and control of Reports, Budgets, Risks & more.

Project Portfolio Management

Automatically aggregates project data into for Program/Portfolio reporting, plus all the features you need for Program Controls (e.g. Program Risk, Program Budgeting etc)

Project Owner/Project Manager

Provides Project Managers & Owner's Reps on the Owner/Client's side with a simple, easy to use PMIS to replace spreadsheets and make easy preparing Project Reports, Budgets, Risks, and more.

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Reporting & Dashboards

Provides self serve customizable reports and dashboards making it easy to produce, weekly, monthly, quarterly, board, risk or any type of report for Consultants & Owners. Replaces the need to prepare monthly reports in Microsoft Word

Historical Report Storage

Provides for the storage / archiving of reports and easy retrieval of past reports for comparison and auditing.

Risk, Issues & Opportunities

Facilitates the tracking and management of potential risks, issues, and opportunities for strategic decision-making (i.e. replaces your current risk register in excel and configurable to your 5x5 or 4x4 risk matrix)

Budgeting & Forecasting

Create project budgets & sub-budgets to track performance contracts, variations, payments and perform cash flows. Tag budgets to roll-up budget data across multiple projects.

Contracts & Payments

Makes easy the contract admin and payment processes, providing tools to upload contract schedules/line items and complete variations through to payment certification and letter production.

Phases & Key Milestones

Enables tracking and management of project phases and key milestones to ensure timely delivery (e.g. through Inception, Planning, Design, Construction, ELP)


Provides a centralized document management system for storingkey project documents.

RAG Status & Safety

Tracks Red-Amber-Green health and safety statuses for easy 'traffic light' project reporting and executive decision making

Audit History

Maintains a detailed audit trail for project activities and changes, ensuring accountability and transparency.

Gallery Images

Offers a visual documentation tool for projects through image uploads and galleries.

Project Templates

Enables the use of customizable project templates to streamline the setup and management of new projects.

Kahua Use Cases & Product

Construction Owners / General Contractor

Provides Project Managers with comprehensive tools for all aspects of managing trades on a jobsite.

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Supports the planning, estimating, and design phases of a project before construction work begins.

Capital Planning

Enables organizations to strategically plan and manage their capital expenditure over time.

Design Management

Facilitates the organization, collaboration, and revision control of design documents and processes.

Building Information Modelling

BIM model to provide as-designed 3D Model Rendering, Viewing, and Markup

Bid Management

Automates and organizes the construction bid management process including bidder lists, bid rooms, standards etc.

Submittals & RFI

Facilitates the review and approval process of construction documents & RFI when managing many subcontractors and suppliers

Document Management

Offers a centralized system for storing, managing, and tracking documents and revisions.

Cost Management

Provides tools for business accounting, purchase orders, ERP integrations, budgeting, forecasting, and monitoring project expenses and financial performance.

Schedule Planning & Risk

Provides a P6 or MS Project alternative

Health, Safety & Quality

Enhances project safety and quality through standardized checklists, forms, incident reporting, and compliance tracking.

Defect List / Punch Lists

Helps in creating and managing lists of tasks or defects that need to be completed before handover / occupancy.

Field Data, Site Diary / Daily Reports

Enables the recording and tracking of daily activities that include scope and quantities, safety and quality requirements, documents and drawings etc

Analytics & Reporting

Offers an embedded Power Bi that gives visibility into usage of it's features e.g. submittals, documentation, etc

Asset Handover

Streamlines the transfer of project information and assets to the owner or operator upon project completion.

Portfolio Management

Allows for the oversight and administration of an organization's entire project portfolio for optimal performance and alignment with strategic objectives.

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