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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

On-Screen Takeoff

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuoteSoft

Quotesoft again is very well suited to any estimating department. I recommend a large screen monitor, but it's far more convenient than the old quick pen table or other methods. It's been great for jobs post mortem as well, we'll go back over as builds and make sure we captured and adjust estimates or change orders. It's also great for illustrating changes, and having all be very accurate.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

On-Screen Takeoff
6.6
QuoteSoft
Plan distribution & viewing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.8
QuoteSoft
Plan markups & sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.5
QuoteSoft
Issue tracking & punchlists
On-Screen Takeoff
5.1
QuoteSoft
Photo documentation
On-Screen Takeoff
1.3
QuoteSoft
Jobsite reports
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
QuoteSoft
Document sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
6.7
QuoteSoft
RFI tools
On-Screen Takeoff
7.5
QuoteSoft
Collaboration & approvals
On-Screen Takeoff
4.0
QuoteSoft
As-built drawings
On-Screen Takeoff
6.2
QuoteSoft
Mobile app
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
QuoteSoft

Estimating

On-Screen Takeoff
7.4
QuoteSoft
Takeoff tools
On-Screen Takeoff
9.6
QuoteSoft
Job costing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.0
QuoteSoft
Cost databases
On-Screen Takeoff
6.0
QuoteSoft
Cost calculator
On-Screen Takeoff
7.0
QuoteSoft
Bid creation
On-Screen Takeoff
6.1
QuoteSoft

Pros

On-Screen Takeoff

  • 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.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuoteSoft

  • Once you're over the learning curve, it's fantastic at getting accurate material takeoff. Because one is working off the real PDF prints of the project, it's very easy to get a good material list and takeoff.
  • Excellent for giving options of transitions and allowing the user to account for the actual 3rd dimension of the project by being able to click and add the sections needed to transition between floors.
  • The speed in which the user is able to takeoff is so much faster than traditional methods, and more accurate and easier to use than the other options on the market. Prints out great reports showing materials and hours, and lets you color code the systems while estimating so you know you aren't duplicating efforts.
  • Very flexible as far as how it adjusts for your desired estimate. You can identify per floor, side of the building, system, etc.
  • Allows for fast on the fly adjustments of sizes, materials and types of transitions with ductwork.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

On-Screen Takeoff

  • 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.
Kyle Montague | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuoteSoft

  • I'd prefer an 'all in one' as opposed to modules. I believe it's offered in that fashion but it was a touch more expensive. I was able to negotiate a footage takeoff tool for piping, to make it easier and more economical to our specific use, which is 95% dry side hvac estimating.
  • Would be great if it could be preloaded with Smacna or MCA factors for labor, and also would be great if there was a faster way to update material costs. You do need to stay on top of your material factors and make adjustments per the price of steel and other consumables. The industry has been stable lately, but if for some reason you were lax in updating labor and material factors, you could be off on the estimate. That's true of ANY software or even standard old school estimating approach.
  • It does require a dongle and a per seat license. The one drawback I don't care for, in a small company with tight cash flow, I do have estimators sharing the seat and scheduling takeoff around each other. Pretty standard though.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

On-Screen Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff 8.7
Based on 6 answers
The On-Screen Takeoff support staff has helped several coworkers and myself on a wide array of issues. They are typically fast in their response time and willing to help no matter the issue. During one call in particular, I was able to get my issue resolved and even learned a feature of the product that I didn't previously know about. A++ rating!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuoteSoft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

On-Screen Takeoff

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuoteSoft

We were looking at this, as well as quick pen, and other industry standard programs like Wendes.QuoteSoft was far more versatile, user friendly and has proven to be the right choice. No specific equipment outside of a bigger monitor, ease of use, and tech support as well as the online training aspect was fantastic. Felt well supported while we rolled it out.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

On-Screen Takeoff

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuoteSoft

  • First positive impact is time saved. We're able with our small team to estimate..ACCURATELY far more projects, thus winning more projects.
  • Accuracy once we had our factors programmed is fantastic. It's tightened up our material and labor hours and made us more competitive
  • Definitely has had a great return on investment. Helping to land more projects out of the sheer amount of available time to bid more, as well as being more confident in material costs.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

On-Screen Takeoff

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

QuoteSoft

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

On-Screen Takeoff
9.4
QuoteSoft
9.0

Support Rating

On-Screen Takeoff
8.7
QuoteSoft

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