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On-Screen Takeoff
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On-Screen Takeoff Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

On-Screen Takeoff product overview

What is On-Screen Takeoff?

On-Screen Takeoff by ConstructConnect is an intelligent takeoff solution that utilizes drag-and-drop capabilities and built-in OCR to build more accurate takeoffs that reduce costs and improve accuracy to bid and win more work in less time. With OCR-powered auto-count capabilities, OST can streamline the takeoff process by automatically counting measurements and objects, delivering highly accurate estimates.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
24/7 (Live rep)

Training options

Live Online
Documentation
In Person
Webinars

On-Screen Takeoff pricing information

Value for money

4.1

/5

157

Starting from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

On-Screen Takeoff features

Functionality

4.2

/5

157

Total features

11

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Document Management
Assembly Takeoff
Bills of Materials
Residential
Project Planning/Scheduling
Electronic Plans
Annotations
2D Drawing

On-Screen Takeoff users reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

/5

157

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.45/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

81

61

9

1

5

Pros
The Customer Tech help is absolutely outstanding. I am so pleased with every interaction I have had with your company.
We like most that it is pretty user-friendly and easy to train on. The Customer Support has been amazing every time we've called.
The ease of use for this software is one of the important features that it has. You do not need to have all the technical knowledge regarding estimating for using this.
Cons
This product suffers from the same thing that plagues most other takeoff software. The loading times to open a project with a lot of items taken off are high.
Sometimes the databases can crash, losing hours of work. Another feature I wish it had was preconstructed conditions so you wouldn't have to build them.
I HATE having to rename pages one at a time that are combined; your competition has this feature that does it automatically (and its much cheaper)-you guys should have had this a long time ago.
Overall Rating

Be Here Now

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Jeffrey E.: My name's Jeff. I'm a senior estimator. I give On-Screen Takeoff a five out of five, qualified....

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Be Here Now

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've recommended this company many times, advised two companies in the last two years, including the one I currently work with, to buy the software because it's simply the best value I know of. And one REALLY important thing; Their SERVICE in superb. Full stop. I see lots and lots of major changes still ahead for this industry of estimating, and software will lead in that new complexity/simplicity. More to understand, more to buy, more to manage. Having a 'let's get this fixed now' tech team, along with a friendly 'no such thing as a stupid question' mandate, if all OCS keeps doing is being the best at SERVICE, they will always have my business .

Pros

When using both OST and QuickBids together there is a synergy that not only allows you to 'standardize' your pricing, but also build unlimited 'conditions' using those standard conditions, or from scratch. As an independent can manage clients in completely different databases if that level of separation is required. Yesterday a client gave me some feedback-just a little too high. Well, I have 4...

Cons

Reports stinks. Sorry, I call 'em like I see 'em. It's a bit better, more choices for printing and a 'master list' of available functions, but STILL, the actual graphics are completely terrible! No headings, no subheadings, just all one font, all one size, all run together with random page breaks. It takes me a lot of time, hours for big projects, to go through it all and make it legible. A little bird says it's in the works, I have the champaign chilled to celebrate when it's available in an update because it's probably the only thing that still irks me. Also, fix the output PDF distiller!!!

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The best takeoff software I've used, albeit a little pricey.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Fast reliable estimates

Pros

It's fast and easy to use once it's setup. Does most things well. For most estimators, this is the software you want. If you have the funds, it's worth getting On-Screen Takeoff & QuickBid together. When you start to delve into it's various features you really see some great ways to save time. E.g. Typical Areas, Style Sets, Layers, Copying Bids, etc. I'd highly advise setting up one or more Template bids and copying the relevant one every time you have a new bid to do. Saves a ton of time. I'd highly recommend this software.

Cons

There are some features it could have which would make it better. E.g. Auto-Page labeling, automatic page links, etc. Database has issues from time to time. E.g. It disconnects from it's sister software QuickBid - which can cause problems. But that's not too often and possibly related to my computer? On it's own it's just OK, but with QuickBid it's really great. Quickbid is a separate purchase. The price would be the biggest issue I see with this software. It's quite expensive. Kind of precludes smaller businesses from buying it. Which is unfortunate, since it's possibly the best takeoff software out there. I could have bought a small family car for the price of the two licenses I purchased for my business (that was along with sister software QuickBid)

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

OnScreen Takeoff Typical Groups works well - I don't know any other software that has this function. Very helpful for apartment takeoffs.

Cons

Software has become outdated. OnCenter is very slow to respond to problems with their software. Several problems discussed with their technical department are known, but they state that in their opinion these issues, some of which can actually result in incorrect bids, are not critical enough to warrant repair. I suggest being extremely careful when using OnScreen and QuickBid interactively. Note...

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A standard in the Construction industry

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall good experience. Construction companies typically have to use different pieces of software that do similar things when working with joint ventures and contractors, but OST is one of the most used pieces of estimating software. From an administrative side, the licensing system is a little clunky if you are hosting your own license server. This is not uncommon though.

Pros

Many useful features, Quick and accurate general estimating tools, Good support.

Cons

It takes some "use time" to get a hang of all the features and functions OST comes with.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great for large Jobs

Reviewed 4 years ago

at first i did not stick to a specific process and my take-off got messy and difficult for others to understand. Once i figured out a system, I stuck to it and the results were clear. My take-offs are clean and easy to understand. My production has more than doubled and the results are better.

Pros

The organization of the take-off items is great. Easy to export the results and easy to use...once you have learned the software. As long as i stick to my workflow i created i do not have any problems.

Cons

If you get off you order of operations or workflow...it can get a bit messy. Use the layers and stick to a color scheme that fits the jobs. figure it out and be consistent with it and it will work amazing.

On-Screen Takeoff FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does On-Screen Takeoff offer?

On-Screen Takeoff has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of On-Screen Takeoff?

On-Screen Takeoff has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does On-Screen Takeoff support?

On-Screen Takeoff supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does On-Screen Takeoff offer an API?

No, On-Screen Takeoff does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does On-Screen Takeoff offer?

On-Screen Takeoff offers the following support options:
Chat, 24/7 (Live rep)

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