On-Screen Takeoff saves time and provides quality output
Updated May 09, 2022

On-Screen Takeoff saves time and provides quality output

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with On-Screen Takeoff

Our use of On-Screen Takeoff allows us to accurately and effectively put together estimates and cross check subcontractor values. With On-Screen Takeoff our pre-construction process can fill in holes that would otherwise be guesses. Not only can we dial in the quantity values, but we can then communicate these values to our subcontractors as needed. The ability to combine multiple takeoff functions into a single takeoff condition also speeds up the process enabling us to meet accelerated timeframes.
  • Quantity Takeoff
  • Organization
  • Visual representation of project
  • User interface is dated
  • The functionality is intuitive to a point, but advanced features required digging and training.
  • On-Screen Takeoff has provided us with a speedy and effective way to quantify projects.
  • This software enables us to provide detailed takeoff sheets to owners, communicating scope carried on a visual medium.
On-Screen Takeoff is a dedicated program for quantity takeoffs. While other programs have similar capabilities, On-Screen Takeoff is by far the most user-friendly and easiest to integrate with other tools. Being able to copy and paste directly into Excel is a huge boon for our company as the estimate can be put together smoothly and without the risk of typos.

Do you think On-Screen Takeoff delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with On-Screen Takeoff's feature set?

Yes

Did On-Screen Takeoff live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of On-Screen Takeoff go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy On-Screen Takeoff again?

Yes

Estimating and pre-construction where quantities are required are the focus of On-Screen Takeoff. There is a fantastic color coding and legend available to embed in the sheets, enabling clear communication of scope and values to both owners and subcontractors. I feel the clarity provided in these takeoff sheets cannot be as well provided by other software.

On-Screen Takeoff Feature Ratings

Plan markups & sharing
6
Document sharing
5
Checklists
Not Rated
Meeting Minutes
Not Rated
Specifications
Not Rated
Change orders
Not Rated
Takeoff tools
10
Job costing
6
Cost databases
3
Cost calculator
8
Bid creation
3
Employee demographic data
Not Rated
Employment history
Not Rated
Job profiles and administration
Not Rated
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Not Rated
Organizational charting
Not Rated
Organization and location management
Not Rated
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Support for external payroll vendors
Not Rated
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Tracking of all physical assets
Not Rated
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
Not Rated
Custom reports
Not Rated
Data exportability
Not Rated

Using On-Screen Takeoff

4 - Preconstruction and project management use the software to verify values and quantities both for planning and operational needs. Without On Screen Takeoff we would be left in the dark when trying to move things forward in the field. It also avoids duplication of work as the data is available for all to use.
All support is taken care of through the customer support system provided by Construct Connect.
  • Quantity Verification
  • Project Planning
  • Scope recognition and understanding
  • Streamlining the bidding process
  • Conveying information to the field team
  • Confirming bid quantity versus actual quantity.
  • Have a more in depth understanding of plans
  • Implement On Screen as part of the project startup.
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.

Evaluating On-Screen Takeoff and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
On Screen Takeoff is the industry standard for construction quantity takeoff's. It is the best and most integrated solution available and ensures all parties have the same outlook and information.
Overall usability and user interface would factor into the decision more heavily.

On-Screen Takeoff Implementation

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.
Change management was minimal - We did not implement a specific change management solution prior to utilizing On Screen Takeoff.
  • Training
  • Coordination
  • Integration

On-Screen Takeoff Support

The customer service team for On-Screen Takeoff is both responsive and helpful. We were able to implement and start utilizing this program with minimal headaches, and the issues we did encounter were solved the same day by contacting the customer service line provided. Once installed, the few items that came up were easily solved with a quick email or phone call.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support cares about my success
Poor followup
Need to explain problems multiple times
Yes, to guarantee that I can solve problems when they inevitably arise. A small cost to ensure quality output in a timely manner
Our company had to track down some license key history. they were able to verify and provide data quickly and easily.

Using On-Screen Takeoff

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.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
Requires technical support
Lots to learn
  • Quanity takeoff
  • Color coding
  • Assigning values
  • Multiple values from a single takeoff condition
  • Set custom scale
  • Dropdowns