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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

simPRO

This software is great for the construction industry. Especially if you are doing in-home estimates. For example, it would be the best option in the industry, to my knowledge, for an HVAC, electrical service or plumbing business. They are always listening to their customers and evolving based on the customer's feedback and needs.
Andrew Means | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

On-Screen Takeoff
6.6
simPRO
7.5
Plan distribution & viewing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.8
simPRO
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.5
simPRO
8.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
On-Screen Takeoff
5.1
simPRO
7.0
Photo documentation
On-Screen Takeoff
1.3
simPRO
8.5
Jobsite reports
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
simPRO
8.5
Document sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
6.7
simPRO
9.0
RFI tools
On-Screen Takeoff
7.5
simPRO
Collaboration & approvals
On-Screen Takeoff
4.0
simPRO
7.0
As-built drawings
On-Screen Takeoff
6.2
simPRO
7.0
Mobile app
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
simPRO
4.5
Submittal design and management
On-Screen Takeoff
simPRO
7.0

Estimating

On-Screen Takeoff
7.4
simPRO
7.3
Takeoff tools
On-Screen Takeoff
9.6
simPRO
7.0
Job costing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.0
simPRO
9.0
Cost databases
On-Screen Takeoff
6.0
simPRO
7.0
Cost calculator
On-Screen Takeoff
7.1
simPRO
8.0
Bid creation
On-Screen Takeoff
6.1
simPRO
5.5

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

simPRO

  • Billing: straight from a closed, complete job. Carries overall equipment, hours, takes one click to bill.
  • simPRO retains notes on all emails; notes can be entered by anyone to track communication with clients.
Cheryl Bach | 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

simPRO

  • More options on the BI Reporting.
  • Ability to customize views similar to Knack or Sales Force.
Andrew Means | 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

simPRO

simPRO 9.0
Based on 2 answers
simPRO gives you the dedicated person you can email/call, they have chat, you can file a case, and they provide videos for pretty much everything. We can train on it via their videos; it's excellent.
Cheryl Bach | 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

simPRO

It is better than using Zendesk or trying to custom build a system. Zendesk and so many other tools are so focused on the sales aspect of things and don't give you enough back end options like job costing, inventory management, etc. It is the best tool I have used for solar project management thus far.
Andrew Means | 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

simPRO

  • simPRO is totally worth the investment
  • It is end to end. The whole staff is trained on one program.
Cheryl Bach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

On-Screen Takeoff

General

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

simPRO

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
simPRO
10.0

Support Rating

On-Screen Takeoff
8.7
simPRO
9.0

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