Simpel vs Mastt

Mastt and Simpel stand out as two leading technology solutions in the Australian construction industry, but could not be more different solutions. This comparison explores:
1. What is Simpel?
2. Why Mastt?
3. Mastt Use Case & Product
4. Simpel Use Case & Gaps

Explore the Differences

An overview of Mastt & Simpel

Simpel was started in Canberra, Australia, in  2016 by co-founders Kurt Robinson, Peter Ciceran and Jeremy Cox.  Simpel provides software for construction operations to centralise data and connect users for end-to-end management and visibility of construction operations.  Customers of Simpel include construction focussed developers, contractors, builders and subcontractors hence their product has a very heavy focus on solving problems around the jobsite and on-site construction, with features like documents, comms, safety, quality and site access. The good news is, Simpel has all this in a single platform, so if you are searching for construction operations style product that can do everything, Simpel can provide great solutions that meet your needs and a viable alternative to Procore.

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 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, emphasizing a fast and easy to tools for cost, risk, reporting and portfolios that you can get started on today. So if your role is geared towards reporting to project owners (client side project managers) or managing many projects as a program, Mastt is right for you.

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

Mastt Use Case & 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 on the Owner/Client's side with simple, easy to use tools to replace spreadsheets and make easy preparing Project Reports, Budgets, Risks, Payments 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.

Simpel Use Case & Gaps

Construction Company / General Contractor

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

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Client Monthly Reporting & Dashboards

Does not provide features for preparing projet status reports, monthly reports or project dashboards.

Program & Portfolio Management & Reporting

Does not provide tools for Program Management or data aggregation for Program/Portfolio Reporting.

Cost Management

Does not provides tools for budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow but does have basic Variation & EOT feature

Schedule Planning & Risk

Does not provide any tools for managing a project phases, milestones/stages or lifecycle. Does not provide tools for critical path analysis.

Building Information Modelling Viewer

Provides a BIM model viewer to allow review of Revit models, CAD files and other common formats

Drawing Management

Offers a centralized system / workspace for drawing review, markup and collaboration

Plant and Equipment

Allows subcontractors to manage plant and equipment induction and inspection processes

Safe Work Method Statements & Safety Plans

Tools for submit, review, sign-off and revision of SWMS/safety plans with auditability

Bookings & Warehousing

Tools for booking, storage and handling of goods including integration with on-site resources such as cranes, alimaks and forklifts.

Email Integration

Syncs with email providers to centralise correspondence. Does not replace the need for Email.

Quality Management

Provides standardized forms, inspection & testing plans, incident reporting, and compliance tracking.


Provides features for inductions, incidents, visitors, permits, HSE forms & inspections

Defect Lists

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

Analytics & Reporting

Offers Power Bi dashboards that provides project and organisational insights derived from data within each module.

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