AccuLynx vs. On-Screen Takeoff

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AccuLynx
Score 9.0 out of 10
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We are the production management software that helps roofing and exterior contractors manage their sales pipeline, create roofing estimates, schedules, oversee production, order materials and better understand the performance of their business. The vendor says that their roofing CRM specifically supports working in the Insurance Restoration, Retail Roofing, Residential Roofing, and Commercial Roofing industries. AccuLynx provides integrations with the most trusted names in the industry.N/A
On-Screen Takeoff
Score 7.4 out of 10
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On-Screen Takeoff is a construction takeoff and estimating solution. It is intended to streamline takeoff, RFI, and bidding processes.N/A
Pricing
AccuLynxOn-Screen Takeoff
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AccuLynxOn-Screen Takeoff
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Community Pulse
AccuLynxOn-Screen Takeoff
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AccuLynxOn-Screen Takeoff
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
9.9
3 Ratings
On-Screen Takeoff
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Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
9.4
3 Ratings
On-Screen Takeoff
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Ratings
Takeoff tools8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
AccuLynxOn-Screen Takeoff
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AccuLynxOn-Screen Takeoff
Likelihood to Recommend
AccuLynx
If you have a home exterior company this is the best software!! Especially roof, gutters & siding. If you run a different company like you only handle decks, landscaping or maybe drywall, etc. This would not be the software for you
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ConstructConnect
I think most of the reasoning was just provided on the previous pros and cons questions. On-Screen Takeoff (OST) is well suited for doing either quick takeoffs or getting into an elaborate, detailed takeoff. All though the viewing tools are quick and easy, I would still very much prefer using BlueBeam for looking through an overall set of drawings. With all of the hyperlink and bookmark functions of BlueBeam, OST doesn't compare and I rarely use OST unless I'm actually doing a takeoff.
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Pros
AccuLynx
  • Tracking progress of project
  • Note/Message Keeping
  • Reports
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ConstructConnect
  • The biggest thing for me is that it is so easy to use, which allows it to be used widely throughout our organization without a lot of intense training.
  • Another great thing is that it does not matter how big or little the scope of the take off may be, it works just as well for a whole 12 story building take off as it does for a stretch of sidewalk.
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Cons
AccuLynx
  • Pricing in the database for each item is done manually due to the merger of two large suppliers nationally who decided to write their own database and estimating program and disconnect themselves from AccuLynx that had the ability to automatically update pricing. I feel that was a huge mistake on the part of the supplier. AccuLynx is trying to rectify that relationship.
  • It's unfortunate that the only calendaring option is Google Calendar. We are very tied to Outlook which we feel is more user-friendly and we know it well.
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ConstructConnect
  • It would be nice if you could select an object that occurs on multiple sheets, copy, and paste it into change orders or alternates.
  • If you could search for where a certain condition is being used (which sheet) and go directly to that page or pages, that would be cool.
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Likelihood to Renew
AccuLynx
Until someone shows me something more efficient or has features that are more streamlined and time is saved by all then I am all ears and ready to listen to that presentation. I wouldn't care at this point if I had to abandon QB if the system had it's own integrated accounting system otherwise it has to be able to do all and more of the features of QB and the CRM side also has to have/do more than AccuLynx features.
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ConstructConnect
It provides invaluable communication, organization, and flexibility to generate a project overview both visually and by the numbers. In addition to the overview it makes getting into the project details easy and quick, so our takeoff is accurate and correct every time
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Usability
AccuLynx
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ConstructConnect
On Screen Takeoff is a valuable tool for what it does. Across the board it can keep track of the critical data and corresponding values without extra legwork. While powerful, it is prone to user error, and the problem can compound quickly if not realized up front. Overall a great project tool, but not without limitations
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Support Rating
AccuLynx
They can always improve and we are very successful when calling support. I would suggest they keep their support technicians available later for the west coast contractors who need help at the end of the day. We've come to know many of the techs because we call to offer suggestions but there's a process for us to follow for that.
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ConstructConnect
I have had very few issues with the software which is probably the first sign that there is a good customer support team, since I am sure they are working and fixing problems for everyone when they get a report from somewhere. The few times I have had to reach out to support they have been knowledgeable and on top of helping me quickly get my issues resolved.
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Implementation Rating
AccuLynx
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ConstructConnect
Implementation was as simple as setting up the program and creating databases. Everything else was already in use and this was a supplement to the final organization of the system
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Alternatives Considered
AccuLynx
JobNimbus you have to customize it yourself and it's very time consuming to get it up and running efficiently and smoothly. AccuLynx is very intuitive and easy to use. This helps so much especially in the construction side. Also, AccuLynx can estimate easily which JobNimbus does not do at all. Buildertrend is good but really more for General Contractors who are builders. Not exterior remodelers.
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ConstructConnect
Being able to train individuals in a single afternoon on the program and trusting them to get you something usable as soon as possible is quite invaluable. It is also something that I feel is unique to this program. It is just easier.
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Return on Investment
AccuLynx
  • The software is expensive, but if everyone utilizes it to its capacity it's well worth it.
  • Less time is spent searching for information because it is all at your fingertips.
  • Increased productivity in the overall company, which means we can handle a higher work load = higher revenue.
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ConstructConnect
  • The software has more than paid for itself because the company has been able to save lots of money when awarding to subs since it is easy to verify quantities to qualify their bids.
  • Less of a chance of under-ordering products since the visible audit trail improves accuracy. Also you spend less since you aren't ordering more than you should be.
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