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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 9.1 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

Trimble Accubid

Trimble Accubid is incredible for when you need to take your time and get a bid out for a job. It allows you to create templates and reuse a lot of information for future work. However, sometimes for a smaller job, it can be a lot of information to enter, which becomes time-consuming when on short time frames.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

On-Screen Takeoff
6.6
Trimble Accubid
6.9
Plan distribution & viewing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.8
Trimble Accubid
7.0
Plan markups & sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.5
Trimble Accubid
4.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
On-Screen Takeoff
5.1
Trimble Accubid
4.0
Photo documentation
On-Screen Takeoff
1.3
Trimble Accubid
Jobsite reports
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
Trimble Accubid
Document sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
6.7
Trimble Accubid
9.0
RFI tools
On-Screen Takeoff
7.5
Trimble Accubid
7.0
Collaboration & approvals
On-Screen Takeoff
4.0
Trimble Accubid
9.0
As-built drawings
On-Screen Takeoff
6.2
Trimble Accubid
Mobile app
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
Trimble Accubid
Submittal design and management
On-Screen Takeoff
Trimble Accubid
8.0

Estimating

On-Screen Takeoff
7.4
Trimble Accubid
9.4
Takeoff tools
On-Screen Takeoff
9.6
Trimble Accubid
8.7
Job costing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.0
Trimble Accubid
9.3
Cost databases
On-Screen Takeoff
6.0
Trimble Accubid
9.3
Cost calculator
On-Screen Takeoff
7.0
Trimble Accubid
10.0
Bid creation
On-Screen Takeoff
6.1
Trimble Accubid
9.7

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

Trimble Accubid

  • Provides accurate NECA labor units for materials.
  • Keeps accurate costs of materials through regular updates.
Jay Handleson | 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

Trimble Accubid

  • While the tools provided are great, there could be more to allow more imaginative users to build their own.
  • The user interface is old and clunky.
Garrett Gill | 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

Trimble Accubid

Trimble Accubid 6.7
Based on 6 answers
The training packets are thorough and they are easy to understand. Live support is harder to come by, however, I haven't had any major problems that I have needed to overcome. The best support is not needing to have support in the first place. Ease of use makes this mostly not an issue.
Gavin Scott-Miller | 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

Trimble Accubid

McCormick is an accurate estimating solution, but is far too bulky too compete with Accubid. Pricing reports and breakout options in Accubid are far superior to McCormick. McCormick's on-screen take off may be a benefit to some, but not worth the trade off of Accubid's robust suite.ViewPoint is a small contractor solution that cannot compete on the scale of Accubid.
Jay Handleson | 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

Trimble Accubid

  • Helps produce more accurate estimates.
  • Allows us to break scopes out without having to re-perform an estimate.
Garrett Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

On-Screen Takeoff

General

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

Trimble Accubid

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
Trimble Accubid
8.7

Support Rating

On-Screen Takeoff
8.7
Trimble Accubid
6.7

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