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Score 9.3 out of 100
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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

Right-Suite Universal

Right-suite Universal work's great for new construction projects as well as block loads for retro installations. We do not use the proposal features, but it does work well. You can not draw on top of existing PDF plans, which would be very helpful. Overall it’s an excellent software for mechanical contractors. Highly recommend it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

On-Screen Takeoff
7.4
Right-Suite Universal
2.0
Takeoff tools
On-Screen Takeoff
9.6
Right-Suite Universal
Job costing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.0
Right-Suite Universal
Cost databases
On-Screen Takeoff
6.0
Right-Suite Universal
2.0
Cost calculator
On-Screen Takeoff
7.0
Right-Suite Universal
2.0
Bid creation
On-Screen Takeoff
6.1
Right-Suite Universal

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

Right-Suite Universal

  • Designing mechanical plans
  • Generating load calculation reports
Anonymous | 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

Right-Suite Universal

  • Design looks outdated
  • Does have a learning curve
Anonymous | 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

Right-Suite Universal

Right-Suite Universal 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We’ve reached out to support a few times, and every time they are very responsive. All our questions are always answered, and issues are worked through.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Right-Suite Universal

Right-Suite Universal is the leading software, so there are really no others for what it does. Coolclac also does load calculations but does not have any plan design features. Coolcalc works well but is not as feature-rich as Right-Suite Universal.
Anonymous | 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

Right-Suite Universal

  • Speeds up load calculations
  • Faster than hand drawing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

On-Screen Takeoff

General

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

Right-Suite Universal

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

On-Screen Takeoff
9.4
Right-Suite Universal
9.0

Support Rating

On-Screen Takeoff
8.7
Right-Suite Universal
9.0

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